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View Poll Results: whaich mountain bike maker do you prefer?
cannondale 7 13.46%
trek 14 26.92%
giant 8 15.38%
specialized 23 44.23%
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Old 09-26-07, 01:47 PM   #1
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what bike make do you prefer?

thought i'd post a poll here just to see which of the 4 mountain bike makers people like the best...

select the one you think has the best packaged bike from stock... considering also the frame quality, weld seams, components used etc...

the only reason i didn't list others is due to the availability of them in my area...
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Old 09-26-07, 01:54 PM   #2
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sorry...of those choices I only have a Trek, and hate it

I wouldn't buy any of the others...but my daughter has a Specialized Stumpjumper FSR Elite and tells me she likes it
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I have ridden all of them. I have very little experience with trek and giant. I have loved every specialized i have ridden, the cannondale i rode was wierd, it had a lefty, and i felt like the turning was off a bit.
From specialized i have ridden:
P.2
P.3
Hardrock
a couple fsrs
s-works enduro
Only one of them did i not like, it was too laid back for me at the time.
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Old 09-26-07, 02:03 PM   #4
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I don't really think I have a preference...
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I currently have a Cannondale Scaple with the "lefty," it's a good bike. I also have a Trek 4300, for the price it's a good entry level bike.

However I prefer Specialized bikes, I will be picking up an Epic Comp this fall/winter
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thought i'd post a poll here just to see which of the 4 mountain bike makers people like the best...

select the one you think has the best packaged bike from stock... considering also the frame quality, weld seams, components used etc...

the only reason i didn't list others is due to the availability of them in my area...
what bikes are you looking for from each?

Can you see what I'm getting at?
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why no "other" category?
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why no "other" category?
Re-read his original post.
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Two votes for blue........and we know why.
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Once you go black...well...you know...
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You counting Gary Fisher bikes under the Trek brand?
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Just to let everyone know why everyone keeps saying "blue". . . Must underground bikers know blue is faster. . . and chicks dig blue. Did I mention the chicks?

I am going to vote Trek since I got into the sport on an all cro-moly Trek 830, loved it, and then have a Pretty sweet Trek 8000 now. However, the bikes in between, my unbelievable awesome and beautiful 24 lb. stock Schwinn Homegrown Killer Tomato was, and still is, my first true love. The Klein I had in there somewhere was pretty amazing, but nothing to keep forever.
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My official answer is a simple, I don't have one. I don't believe in preferred vendors.
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You counting Gary Fisher bikes under the Trek brand?
A Trek by any other name is still a Trek.
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I like the Trek Session 10 better than the Giant Glory. I like the Giant Reign X better than the Cannondale Perp, I like the Cannondale Prophet better than the Specialized Enduro SL, I like the Specialized SX Trail II better than the Trek Session 77...

Every company makes a Viper and a Neon...

Way too broad, sir.

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Way too broad, sir.

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Once you go black...well...you know...
Been there . . done black. Didn't they PM you? - - white is the new black; and even it is sooo . . . . . yesterday. Blue is where it's at man!
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