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Old 08-17-07, 08:12 PM   #1
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What you all think about this?

So ive made some research and talked to some people at the local bike shop and they have suggested the commencal Combi R or the combi disc hydro. Apparently theres a new 2008 model of the two coming out soon and the bike is in the price range i was looking for. (http://www.commencal.com)

My general question is what do you all think about these two bikes? Good buy for a pretty agresiv rider that needs something that wont break?

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Old 08-18-07, 12:14 PM   #2
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27 views and no one can leave a little comment? I just want to know if im in the right direction..
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Old 08-18-07, 06:16 PM   #3
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maybe if you link directly to the bike, someone will actually look at it.
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Old 08-19-07, 01:53 PM   #4
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I've taken a look at the bikes.

The Combi Disk doesn't seem to be a good choice. It seems all they did is take a cheap bike and slap Juicy 3s on them. Acera/Alivio level, and Suntour components with a Juicy 3? The Combi R has a better component mix.

Other things though. I've never heard of this brand. However, the mere fact does not mean that they don't make decent bikes. However, you might have a hard time finding a community of owners. Also, a quick look on mtbr reveals that there are NO reviews for the Combi series. Simply something to think about
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Cedric rips on Commencal bikes so they must be good!
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A guy in my club that I have a lot of respect for as both a rider and wrench rides a Commencal Meta5.5. I know it's not a Combi but he did replace an Ellsworth for this bike. Bear in mind that the place he worked for did supply Commencals but if I remember correctly they also sold other brands but he still settled on this one.
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Yet you bark at me when I state my opinion that it isn't a good idea to slap a $400 fox fork on a Hardrock, also with Acera/Suntour components.

Nice going.
is someone a bit bitter still? wow... how old are ya kid?
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Ben, zumba's alot older than you.
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really? I sure was fooled
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Zumba is Fagerlin in disguise.
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its an OEM bike. I would question their logic if they put that component mix on. But I already bought my bike, upgrading it makes sense. XT level components after the fork
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Cedric rips on Commencal bikes so they must be good!
Cedric would rip on a Kermit the Frog Big Wheel.
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