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Old 07-22-07, 12:10 PM   #1
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Sub 650 dollar mtbs for trails/commuting

Hey guys (and girls)

I'm looking around for a mtb for commuting during the winter (and summer - the roads here are HORRIBLE) as well as trail rides.

up for consideration: Gary Fisher Waho Disc

Does this have enough suspension (100mm) for medium trails and heavy duty commuting? I'm not familiar with suspension besides the dampening effects of CF vs. aluminum front rigid forks (haha... this probably doesn't fit in with the MTB forums section I'm posting in).

Also, how can I find out if this bike has those things on the seat stays that allow me to attach a rear rack?

Thanks a lot!
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Old 07-22-07, 01:05 PM   #2
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The amount of suspension doesn't really matter so much as the type of fork that is on the bike. 100MM on a Rock Shox or Marzocchi would be loads smoother than 100MM on a lower quality RST or Wal-Mart fork. The Dart 1 on your bike isn't the best fork, but it should suit your needs as you seem pretty new to the MTB scene anyways.

That said, the Wahoo is a solid bike and would be excellent for what you described. To see if it can accept a rack, look on the seat stay right behind the seat post tube, there should be two bolts facing away from each other on either side of the seat stay. If not, there are still some rear racks out there that you can use.
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Hi there i picked up a Kona .. this is my 2nd Kona ... First i was looking at the Kona Firemountain which is in the 575$ range canadian ... i decided to get a Kona Blast as it has a better frame and upgraded shock ... other then the rockshock dart 2 going caput on me within 1 mo .. its been a great bike. Once i get the shock fixed it should be back to normal .. the bike rides like a dream very responsive and handles great
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Hey guys (and girls)

I'm looking around for a mtb for commuting during the winter (and summer - the roads here are HORRIBLE) as well as trail rides.

up for consideration: Gary Fisher Waho Disc

Does this have enough suspension (100mm) for medium trails and heavy duty commuting? I'm not familiar with suspension besides the dampening effects of CF vs. aluminum front rigid forks (haha... this probably doesn't fit in with the MTB forums section I'm posting in).

Also, how can I find out if this bike has those things on the seat stays that allow me to attach a rear rack?

Thanks a lot!
If your roads are really horrible, then I'd consider a full suspension, your butt and back will thank you. I ride my 5 1/2 " F/S all over the roads, I don't feel small ripples or bumps at all.
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