NCAA - DUAL CHAMPIONS!
Join Date: Mar 2000
Location: From Sarasota, FL sitting in front of a computer spewing random thoughts!
Bikes: Intense Uzzi SL, Masi Speciale, Trek 3700 Nashbar Single Speed, Old Cilo Road frame
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I work at a shop that's a GF dealer. Same bike, different year, different paint! No more steel Mamba's (2002 were steel), all aluminum. I really like this year's paint scheme. Very sharp looking bikes - all levels.
Good entry level bikes - regardless of model year. Nothing stellar, but decent. If you're going to be doing a lot of off-road, perhaps swap the stem to one with a more forward position. The stock stem was picked since most buyers rarely use their bikes off-road.
Difference b/t Advance and Wahoo is a little better fork on the Wahoo and a step up in components. The frame is the same, but the paint colors are different.
If you step up to the Tassajara, you get a lot better fork and a couple of steps up in components. This is what I would consider an entry level RACE frame. A good bike for an "enthusiast." Someone who's going to ride it more than once a week and take it on some challenging trails.
A bike you don't have to upgrade in order to compete!
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