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    Brand Names: Specialized or Gary Fisher

    Hey There,

    Been doing trails off and on for many years. Now going to upgrade to a more serious setup/ hardtail. If you were to choose equal stats bikes (and similarly priced of course), who would you go with, Specialized or Gary Fisher?

    I have heard lots about Specialized, they have been around for awhile. Not so much about Gary Fisher. Trek, Kona, Klein, GT, Santa Cruz, Giant. Not so much about Gary Fisher, though I am sure they are pretty good as well.

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    Peanut butter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dminor View Post
    Peanut butter.
    I can't stand peanut butter but I do love peanut dumplings. Go figure.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Maxximum View Post
    Hey There,

    Been doing trails off and on for many years. Now going to upgrade to a more serious setup/ hardtail. If you were to choose equal stats bikes (and similarly priced of course), who would you go with, Specialized or Gary Fisher?

    I have heard lots about Specialized, they have been around for awhile. Not so much about Gary Fisher. Trek, Kona, Klein, GT, Santa Cruz, Giant. Not so much about Gary Fisher, though I am sure they are pretty good as well.
    Id test ride them both and choose the one that feels better.

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    Delorean
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    The caveat with a strap-on, of course, is you will have to get creative with a couple of lock cables and an anchor point

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    compare bikes, not brands

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    Quote Originally Posted by junkyard View Post
    Delorean
    no cages thanks
    not a fan of peanut butter either

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    Specialized without a doubt.

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    Just try them both out... remember, there are others out there too... look at DMR, KHS, and Giant. (just looked at a DMR, it was a nice mtb/dh combo)

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    Giant is also good . Some riders actually are moving away from Spesh cuz year by year they are releasing more of their own forks, wheels, hubs. Heck, they might even make their own driveterrain in the future

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    Quote Originally Posted by junkyard View Post
    Delorean
    May be possible...

    http://www.leftlanenews.com/delorean-set-to-return.html
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    Quote Originally Posted by HSV Madman View Post
    Specialized without a doubt.
    Why?
    Like a circus monkey on a stolen Harley......

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtnbiker66 View Post
    Why?
    Do you want Gary Fisher Opie, without a doubt? I realize that Specialized is a good company, but I see that Gary Fisher ain't bad either.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maxximum View Post
    Do you want Gary Fisher Opie, without a doubt? I realize that Specialized is a good company, but I see that Gary Fisher ain't bad either.
    No, I was just wondering what made Specialized better that Fisher "without a doubt".
    Like a circus monkey on a stolen Harley......

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pete Fagerlin View Post
    My guess would be a pathological fear of scary facial hair.

    Then again, he could be just another vacuous fanboi.
    Would you advise against the Specialized?

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    Only reason I don't like Specialized is because they sell them at Scheels. I figure that's just one step up from buying at Wall Mart. Gary Fisher is owned by Trek, and warranty claims are easy as pie at your LBS.

    But, yeah. Ride em both and whatever you like better....get it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CaptMatt15 View Post
    Toss in a working transflux capacitor and I will snatch one of them up straightaway.

    PS. Back To The Future ride at Universal Studios park in southern CA is closing around after Labor day. Ride it while its still here. Also, they are giving away a Delorean.

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    Quote Originally Posted by neoslan View Post
    Toss in a working transflux capacitor and I will snatch one of them up straightaway.

    PS. Back To The Future ride at Universal Studios park in southern CA is closing around after Labor day. Ride it while its still here. Also, they are giving away a Delorean.
    WTF WTF WTF!?!

    No frickin' way!


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    Quote Originally Posted by fifthcircle View Post
    Only reason I don't like Specialized is because they sell them at Scheels. I figure that's just one step up from buying at Wall Mart. Gary Fisher is owned by Trek, and warranty claims are easy as pie at your LBS.

    But, yeah. Ride em both and whatever you like better....get it.
    Really? I didn't know. Thanks. I don't like Scheels, what are they like Dick's Sporting? Departments style...kinda like Ironhorse or Mongoose, or one of those CCM's... oh man, CCM and Raleigh..!

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    I've had a Gary Fisher for years and couldn't be happier. I ended up buying my wife a Fisher two years ago, too, and she loves it. Cost and components being similar, go with the lighter one.

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    Specialized!!
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    no skill involved...basically common sense. you're just tweaking nipples.
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    Specialized is cool and all with the Brain tech and their new designs, but seriously, the price for 08 is outta of the worlddddd

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    Spec vs Gary Fisher

    I had decided to NOT get a Spec or Giant cause too many people have them so they are far from anything special. Gary Fisher has sufficient history for me (does anyone have more?). The bikes look good too. But I still looked around. GT would have been OK also. Eventually, it came down to components. I wanted v-brakes, not disc (i ride trails out into the woods and banging a disc on a rock is sometimes tough to avoid). In my price bracket 6 or 7 hundred cdn, most mtb have disc. Gary Fisher Marlin doesn't. Tried for sizing. OK. Got it.

    In the end, everything about it is great except for that crap alivio FD. I'll try taking it back to the LBS where I bought it for an adjustment, but, really, I don't think it will ever shift right. I knew about this issue before I bought it but kinda hoped the reports were wrong. nope.
    ...thehick

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