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Old 12-01-06, 01:12 PM   #1
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deal of the month - December 2006

http://www.sierratradingpost.com/p/4...-Scale-60.html

you can get this bike for $564......looks like a decent deal....

this is how it works, You get a 20% discount using coupon code 51253, you can get another $20 off by using google check out.....looks like a decent deal....

or this one for $483 after 20% discount and $20 off
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great deal!
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here is a good deal on a cinder cone....if it fits you

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...MakeTrack=true
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What do you guys know about the Scott bike? It looks pretty good spec'd for that price..

It doesn't have disc brakes... but besides that what am I missing... heck of a deal it sounds like...

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Old 12-01-06, 04:15 PM   #5
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one of my X-girl friend used to ride a Scott road bike.....she liked it a lot. She also had a Scott's mountain bike that I rode a few times. I think it was called Montana.....It is comparable to any other quality brand at their price point. I absolutely love the frames on those two bikes......I wish I had enough money to buy one...........the problem is my santa already got me a Rockhopper frame and a bunch of other goodies...
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one of my X-girl friend used to ride a Scott road bike.....she liked it a lot. She also had a Scott's mountain bike that I rode a few times. I think it was called Montana.....It is comparable to any other quality brand at their price point. I absolutely love the frames on those two bikes......I wish I had enough money to buy one...........the problem is my santa already got me a Rockhopper frame and a bunch of other goodies...

Add in some disc brakes.. and total spent around $670 vs the $699 Cinder Cone? Who wins?
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Old 12-01-06, 06:11 PM   #7
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I picked up my 06 Kona Caldera for ~$720 from a LBS. I'm happy with it.
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Here are more GREAT deals! I bought the Iron Horse Warrior Expert 2 weeks ago at a Performance sale...best hardtail I have ridden (gave away the Rockhopper to nephew). It came with Avid 5 disc brakes, Avid 5 levers, SRAM 7 drive train, WTB wheelset (eyletted), TRuVative, Marzocchi shock, love the ride...it's slightly more compact than my Rockhopper.
http://www.rscycle.com/s.nl/sc.2/category.2187/.f
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I just checked the spec's on the Warrior Race...if Performance would have had it, this would be my choice. At $599. with XT, Tora suspension, and high end discs, I don't see anything near it at this price.
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That Scott Scale 60 will cost about $660 total with Disc Brakes (does STP charge tax to GA resident?).... WOULD you get it for that price over the Kona Cinder Cone at $700 +tax
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STP does not charge sales tax for GA. they are located in WY.....I would get it for that price over '07 Cinder Cone....and its not really comparable cause Scott has much better drive train and if you get the Avid BB5s from this site (http://www.jensonusa.com/store/produ...+Brake+Oe.aspx) or BB7's (http://www.jensonusa.com/store/produ...+Brake+07.aspx) with 203mm rotor (depending on your needs and riding style)....you will end up with a hell of a bike.....$1000+ value bike I would say....

I would go with the Scott...
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The deal has expired... you would happen to know another COUPON CODE?
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hi there, here is a 20% discount coupon code.....I dont know how quickly it will end though......

code: 50805....only works online........
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Where do you get these codes?
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do a web search....also, I get it from a backpacker forum......backpacking is my secret hobby...as I am getting older I am enjoying backapcking more......and the folks in that forum are little older (on average, and this is not verified info)....so I dont feel that old myself, as I do here.....

did you get the bike?
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Still in the "what do I do" mode... Haven't bought a mountain bike in 13 years... just don't want to over spend for what I will use it for... but don't want to underspin, and be left wishing I bought a nicer bike.
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Old 12-05-06, 11:55 AM   #17
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Still in the "what do I do" mode... Haven't bought a mountain bike in 13 years... just don't want to over spend for what I will use it for... but don't want to underspin, and be left wishing I bought a nicer bike.
I hear you.......I myself came bact to MTBing after a 7/8 year gap. Before I used to ride GT bikes and loved them. But when I got back to MTBing in 2002/2003, I was surprized to see GT's down fall, and was unsure about what to do. A lot of people from this forum helped me, including LowCel, gastro and others.

But, the first thing I did was buy a GT bike (avalanche 1.0). it was an okay bike.....but I kept on wanting more......Then I bought a K2 Zed 4.0 2004, but my brother kept wanting it and I finally gave it to him. Eventually I decided to get the best hardtail that I can afford It was a Kona Cinder Cone 2004. although I was not riding anything too challenging, I wanted a bike that has a lot of potentials that I can grow into, if I decided to. I think thats the nature of this hobby, you want the best.....I liked Kona's previous frame/tube (pre 2005) desing on their hardtails. I am not a fan of their new boxy tubing...

anyway, the point is, if you are anything like me, you may get by with a minimalist bike, but you will keep on wanting more....so, buy the best you can afford right now so that you dont have to do any immidate upgrade......and remember, upgrades are lot more expensive than if you can get a good set of stock equipment.....upgrades add up very quickly....

So, if I were you I would need less upgrades on the Scott than on the Cinder Cone. Scott has top of the line drive train, cranks, decent wheels, and a sweet frame....where as the Cinder Cone does not stand out in any particular area IMHO...

but you have to be convinced...its your decision....but, spending a little more now on a complete bike may save you a lot in future upgrades.....
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I just hate that the dang Scott bike doesn't have disc brakes.....
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Still could get a 06 Caldera for $625 as well.....
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17.5 Fisher feels great... I ride an 18in Trek now... I like the Kona 18in but didn't try a 17 inch... Would the 17 inch Scott be the right size and feel?

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I rode Scotts Montana and GF's Tass (with and without the genesis geometry)......the regular Tass was comparable to Montana in terms of frame geometry and desing....although the components on the montana were not as good as the tass...

so, if you compare the frame to frame and the geometry its pretty close.....now, with Genesis geometry the the effective top tube on the tass would be longer than the Scale 60.This will give you a more upright position but would not be as efficient as Tass in climbing long inclines/hills. What I gather is Scott Scale 60 is more like all around mountain bike that adds comfort and efficiency....where as Tass's genesis geometry has a more stretched out and race oriented XC feel to it..... shorter head tube also gives you more responsive handling (amongst other things).....

so, simply, If you ride regular trails for all day long and dont race or do long climbs Scott would be more comfortable.......but, if you want a quick XC race oriented mountain bike Tass or GF's genesis geometry bikes would be the way to go.....

that is the closest I can get in terms of comparison.....sorry not much of a help...
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I was just referring to size on the Fisher and Trek.... so in your opinion 17 inch Scott would feel aboul the same as 18 inch Kona or Trek? As mostly I have only ridden 18 inch (trek, kona, haro) ecxcept for 17.5 in Fisher.
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Would not having disc brakes for a while (upgrade down the road) bother you at all?
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not at all............I like a good pair of V's over mechanicals.......Hydros are a different question.....

and the thing is...the Scott comes with disc set up...so you can put the disc on anytime you want........dont sweat too much if you are not riding in snow or heavy rain.....

I think riding V's will also give you an idea if you even need discs or not.......if you do probably in a year or so (save up) you can buy a high quality disc brake, rather than the average to low quality ones that come on the bikes (at this price range)......
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Still could get a 06 Caldera for $625 as well.....

amongst all the bikes you have discussed and considered.......this is the best deal.....by far, specially if you are buying from a local dealer....
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