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Old 09-26-06, 05:58 PM   #1
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Everyone Check Out My New Bike!!!!!

Well, this week has been a great one... Yesterday I got a brand new Toshiba laptop that I am typing on... this thing is the best.. fully loaded and fast as lightening... but the god news came today, this afternoon!

I BOUGHT A BRAND NEW 2007 GARY FISHER PIRANHA!!!!!!!!!!! The bike is amazing. I forked out some cash for it but after journeying back home 40 miles with it on the back of my car, it was time to hit the road and get a town ride in... I ended up getting the bike, some trek gloves, an air pump that attaches to the frame, and a neat little trek pouch that i keep my knife, wallet, and flashlight in. i love the entire bike.. totally neat and built like a tank!!!!! the rim walls are double lined, the tires appear very tough, the piranha has mechanical disc brakes (not hydrolic), axel shocks, and great overall components. i was fighting myself between this gary fisher piranha and the trek 4300...the 4300 did not have disc breaks and was step down as far as the overall components to the entire bike went... i also paid $60.00 and got an awesome bike carrier thing for the back of my civic, so i can take my bike places and ride from there without disassembling the entire bike and shoving it into my little car. the guys up in virginia off exit 19 (abingdon, virginia) totally hooked me up and fixd me up.. i got an absolutely incredulous bike and not to mention, the bike is tough as a tank. i took some picures for you guys but they are not too good.. my little camera is a piece of ****... sorry... but enjoy the pics and i will be enjoying my bike!!!!

oh yea i also got a 6 ft long cable to tie my bike up with when i am at school... check out my new toy!!!


Gary Fisher Piranha


















well thats all and i know they are unoriginal and showcase my amazing little apartment, but hey thats all i can get for now... when i get a better camera or are with some buddies who have better cameras and we are out in the woods or lost in urbania somewhere, i will post some better pictures. I LOVE MY NEW GARY FISHER!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Nice, btw, that is a 2006 Gary Fisher Pirahana
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Looks good! Nice choice!
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my bad 2006. who cares. its bad ass and i like it... i am going riding with my captain. he has a gary fisher as well.
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Nice bike, i've got an '04 Marlin w/ the same paint job, possibly the sweetest thing ever. upgrading to discs soon too.... have fun with that beautiful bike
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thanks man!!!! it just caught my eye and when i test rode it, i was hooked, there was no turning back!!!!! gary fishers are the way to go for me... they are made by trek, i didnt know that... until today. thanks for the comments on the new fisher.
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Wow that bike is beautiful!! Glad you were finally able to find one you like. Congrats, and have fun!!!
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Old 09-26-06, 07:58 PM   #8
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THANKS siu.... i loved it. i am pretty sure it was love at first site... hehe.

i rode her around town today and she was flawless... still breaking her in though.. she needs to be ridden hard to get broken in...

(gah that sounded like i was talking about my girlfriend... sorry men)

anyways, i am loving my gary fisher
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Overall, its a nice bike.

now all you gotta do is get rid of the Manipoo fork and it will kick ass.
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manipoo fork? wtf is that?
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Manitou = maniPOO
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why are they bad? whats your beef with them?
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why are they bad? whats your beef with them?

search around the forums for your answer. Let's just say not too many people trust Manitou.
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well i am interested in YOUR beef with it, henceforth the question...
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Awesome bike, I love the paint job! I havn't heard much good about Manitou forks either, but hey, don't let that bother you, ride the crap out of it and when/if it breaks replace it with something other than a manitou.
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For some reason people have a beef with manitou here. I can understand as people either love or hate them.

It seems the lower end manitous have more problems with failing vs. more expensive ones. I have a manitou minute 1:00 ready for my bike build. Some of the models have gotten great reviews and some have cause all kinds of problems for people. Of course what I've heard is that the mid-high end xc forks are good by manitou.

I am building a trek btw
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well i am interested in YOUR beef with it, henceforth the question...

Let's just say that having a front fork fall apart on me in the middle of a drop would piss me off.
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Let's just say that having a front fork fall apart on me in the middle of a drop would piss me off.


fair enough..... what is the main purpose of the manitou if there is so much beef with it????? you guys think it would be better if i just took it off the bike? honestly....
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fair enough..... what is the main purpose of the manitou if there is so much beef with it????? you guys think it would be better if i just took it off the bike? honestly....
If you are doing light XC riding, then I honestly wouldnt worry about it.

If you are gonna be doing drops/jumps then I definately would swap the fork out for something with a better reputation for being able to take a hit without falling apart.

did you buy the bike brand new?
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yes crash i did.... brand spanking new man. she was so crisp the bike had to be assembled before i got it... i saw the frame and then a picture and i was sold.. then when i rode it after it was put together, all was in order to make the payment.
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Nice!!! Enjoy it!
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yes crash i did.... brand spanking new man. she was so crisp the bike had to be assembled before i got it... i saw the frame and then a picture and i was sold.. then when i rode it after it was put together, all was in order to make the payment.
okay. Then my advice would be as follows:

If you are only doing light XC work, then the fork you have is probably fine.

If you are going to do jumps or drops, then you can try to 'trade in' your fork for a different one. You may end up paying a few extra bucks, but since your fork is brand-spanking new, there is no reason why your LBS wouldn't give you the full value on it.

Names I would trust for forks:
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Like I said, you may have to pay a few extra bucks, but you will be getting a fork that doesn't have a history of cracking at a potentially critical moment.
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crash, thanks man... i will take this into consideration man... God bless
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Your civic comment made me laugh... I do the same thing with my little honda. Both wheels in the front, seat removed, and bike in the trunk. Just did it today I really need to think about a bike rack.
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Your civic comment made me laugh... I do the same thing with my little honda. Both wheels in the front, seat removed, and bike in the trunk. Just did it today I really need to think about a bike rack.

sir, you are ruffin' it!!!!! do what i did, fork out $60.00 bucks and get the cheap rear rack that i got today, picture tomorrow, and its a jewel man!!! carries her like a baby!!! snug and fit... very wise investment...
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