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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Do you know that Trek owns Gary Fisher?
Even though they are both owned by the same Company (TREK USA), their frame geometries are different. However, they have similar components at each different price point. i.e., same fork and shifters..etc. on each $700 bike.
Gary Fisher has what is called the "Genisis Geometry" it has a longer top tube and shorter rear end. The Trek is more traditional. You have to test ride each bike and determine which you like more. Personally, I like the Trek's geometries better, but I don't mind the GF. Plus, I think GF paint scheme's are better looking.
Regarding the Tassajara, I do think it's well worth the $140 over the Marlin. It's what I consider a good Entry Level Race Bike, meaning you could take this thing out to race w/o changing a thing! The Marlin is more Recreational.
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