Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Spanish Fork, UT
Bikes: '07 GF Piranha
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Originally Posted by Breitling
I was in the same bind a month ago that you are in now. I went with the Piranha. It's a better choice I believe.
I too was in the same position.
Ended up w/ the Piranha last weekend. After comparing the two I found only one significant trade off.
Forks - Piranha has the Manitou Axel Elite, which I hear is better than the Dart 1 (that's what the guy at the Trek store says). Axel has on-the-fly adjustment and lockout.
Components - Trek has Deore front and rear; Piranha has Deore rear and Alivio front.
Other than that, pretty much the same. I'd would rather upgrade a derailleur than a fork.
The chrome 6000 looked chincy to me. Liked the black and orange, but paint was the least of my worries (though I do like my black and blue)
EDIT** Just noticed you bought the Piranha. Good choice. I'm sure you'll enjoy it. So how is it?