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Old 08-11-07, 08:55 AM   #1
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2008 gary fisher marlin or 2008 specialized rockhopper buying this weekend..

Which bike is the best bang for the buck?
549.99 for the marlin 599.99 for the rock hopper

rock hopper has a dart 3 fork
marlin has a dart 2 fork

rock hopper brakes pro max alloy V
marlin brakes avid single digit 3 V

rock hopper front derailleur shimano atlis
marlin front derailleur shimano deore

rock hopper rear derailleur shimano alivio
marlin rear derailleur shimano deore

rock hopper shifters shimano acera
marlin shifters shimano deore
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Old 08-11-07, 09:58 AM   #2
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I have a rockhopper ('07), the lockout on the dart 3 is really nice. Both bikes are nice, but ride them first. You can get "buy this one, buy that one" responses all day, but buy the one that fits. The bike that feels right will be the one to get. Good Luck
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Old 08-11-07, 04:49 PM   #3
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marlin. better brakes,front derailleur,rear derailleur, and shifters
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