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    Stuck on deciding between these bikes!! help!!!

    Hey guys,
    I'm new to posting on the board, but not new to reading....
    I am planning on purchasing a bike for myself in the range of $1300-$1800, and one for my girl in the range of $600-$1000.
    I am pretty set on Gary Fisher, have tried a couple out and love the way they ride. I like the Tassajara disc GS for my girl, and for myself it's a toss up between the Ferrous, X-Caliber, and Paragon. I know they're completely different bikes, and the price difference is about $500 but what are your thoughts on the differences in the components between the three and what wont i notice as much in the componentry? Also, I know it's the difference between a 26" and a 29", so i'm in a real jam!!!!

    Here is the link to the comparison of specs between the three:

    http://fisherbikes.com/compare/resul...&bike=XCaliber

    my LBS gave me a quote of:

    X-Caliber is $1249.99, I have a 17 and 19 in orange or a silver 19.

    Paragon is $1629.99, I have a 15 in yellow or a 19 in red.

    Ferrous is $1599.99 however I am out stock and so is fisher.

    Also, there is a sale I guess in 2 weeks, so i'll def wait for that.
    Anyone give me a few pointers on what I could sacrafice in exchange for the other?. Thanks!!!

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    I=Your Mother
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    Personally I would go with the Paragon. It has great components and its a 29er. if you're not going to be updating the parts i think this is the way to go.

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    Paragon cuz Juicy 7 rocks!

    You can sell those juicys out and 2 sets of bb7 back

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    It is what it is... Minesbroken's Avatar
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    reba race is nice too

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    Unless you are totally locked into the idea of a 29" wheel, I would consider trying the Specialized Stumpjumper. It has a remarkable good parts spec and one of the best frames out there.

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