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Old 08-16-07, 10:46 AM   #1
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New Mountain Bike Ideas

Ok, I have been looking around now for a couple of months and have narrowed the list to these three bikes any comments? I go 230 with semi aggressive riding.

Gary Fisher HiFi

Specialized Stumpjumper FSR

Santa Cruz Blur or Nomad

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Of those three, I'd recommend the Transition Covert
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Of those three, I'd recommend the Transition Covert
Wow. I went to the Transition site, I've never seem anything like that system that they had. Like the upgrades and the fork options individually. Wow....
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Don't think I'd go the Blur route at 230. Maybe the Nomad. FSR & Hifi probably OK too. There may be rider weight limits so verify.
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Why the Blur / Nomad but not the Heckler? Non-VPP suspension? FWIW I've been very happy with my Heckler.
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how about the new trek fuel ex
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I really like my 05 Stumpjumper FSR comp.........I'm 195 right now, but started riding it at 210, and it has held up great.
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Out of those I would get the Nomad...but that's just me.
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I currently have a Fisher hard tail and really like it vintage 95'. I rode a HiFi and it feels good and in 2008 the fork goes to Fox. BUT for some reason I cannot get excited about the Fisher and am leaning toward the Santa Cruz. The only problem is I know the Santa Cruz is overpriced if you look at the components you can get on the Fisher.

Any Advice?

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if the hifi felt good go with that
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