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Old 09-08-03, 06:02 PM   #1
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hey guys and gals I...

have been seriusly thinking about what you where saying
i want to know what you think of the bike im saving up for
http://productcatalog.gtmountainbike...ndex.php?id=12


i have a real job now its at the subway here in town hey at least i can get it in a month.
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Old 09-08-03, 06:08 PM   #2
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Looks like a good bike, take care of it!
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Old 09-08-03, 06:28 PM   #3
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Sweet - it's a nice scoot. You're going to enjoy it!
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Old 09-08-03, 06:52 PM   #4
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YES! that is a good bike! start saving right away!
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Old 09-08-03, 06:58 PM   #5
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How about the Kona Caldera it has better wheels, a few better components and better fork, for same list price. Not sure how it compares to the cost at a LBS off-hand but probably pretty close. Unless there is a reason you are sticking with GT.

http://www.konaworld.com/2k4bikes/2k4_caldera.cfm

Or specialized Stumpjumper is about in same price range and better components and fork

http://www.specialized.com/SBCBkMode...qmjmjli.j27004


Or about same quality components and fork for a few hundred less
http://www.specialized.com/SBCBkMode...qmjmjli.j27004

Or Jamis Komodo with XT/Avid Disk build kit for a bit more..
http://www.jensonusa.com/store/product.asp?number=18837
Can have fun building the bike and no everything on it from the ground up..

Just giving you some options here,
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Old 09-08-03, 07:28 PM   #6
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you know PTerman, I have seen the photos of you, and of you doing some pretty aggressive things to your bike, and you seem to very concerned with strength, mebbe you should look at something like the specialized p.2 or something with a bit more heavy dutyness to it.
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Old 09-08-03, 08:44 PM   #7
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That is a super bike. My LBS has a couple and they are excellent value (at least at the prices they offer them at). I don't think you'll be disappointed.
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The zaskar was my dream bike ~8 years ago when i first got into mtn biking. A pure racing bike, amazingly light for there time (sub 22lbs) and but numbing stiff.

I agree with phatman, for your type of riding, check out the p.2, great bike, and it will handle all the abuse you can give it.
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Hey PTman, I agree, I would look at a beefier bike for you. If you are a die-hard GT fan, check out the Ruckus 2.0 that's more in line with what I would recommend for you.

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Yes i like GT I am A diehard GT fan as far as strength goes hows this one http://productcatalog.gtmountainbike...index.php?id=7
or this one http://productcatalog.gtmountainbike...index.php?id=8

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Old 09-09-03, 07:52 PM   #11
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i have a pic of me a piers gorge
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Old 09-09-03, 08:01 PM   #12
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what is the P.2
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specialized P 1, 2,3. Check it out on specialized website. Used for urban stuff
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you could also look into the out of bounds series by kona. the 2004 lineup has some pretty slick bikes that are in line with the specialized p series. if you are riding more aggressively, i would recommend something aside the one you are looking at. it appears to be more geared towards exclusively xc and it would suck if you busted something on it quickly. i think many people on here could vouch for the konas. i have never ridden one. i did enjoy the p2 that i rode though. however, i decided to bite the bullet and custom build my next ride instead.
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i like how the larger version of the pic on the link is actually the same size...
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Old 09-10-03, 02:55 PM   #16
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Thats a pretyy good deal, I guess I also have to recomend the Haro ICS 4.0(or 1.0 I forget), but its 800 bucks at my shop, and has full LX drivetrain. The fork is a manitou axel, but you coudl swap it out for a nicer one. Just a suggestions. Haros are unbeatable (or for most people) and are a pretty good value.
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The Haro Escape is even tougher.
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