Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  


Go Back   > >

Mountain Biking Mountain biking is one of the fastest growing sports in the world. Check out this forum to discuss the latest tips, tricks, gear and equipment in the world of mountain biking.

User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 03-07-08, 06:40 PM   #1
jeepguy2358
Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Bikes:
Posts: 8
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Suggestions for a new bike

I am looking for a new bike. I am currently riding an old Gary Fisher Tassajara (somewhere around 2000 model). I have been riding for about 3 years and that is only bike I have ever used. It has worked well for me. I am now looking to get something a little newer. I have heard different things from different people in various local bike shops. I have looked at a Trek 6000, Haro Flightline Comp, GF Tassajara, and Specialized Rockhopper. All have disc brakes and RS Dart 3 Forks. I am looking to spend a max of $750.00. I don't want FS just yet. I am doing the Xterra Triathlon in May, so I need something very soon. Even though I really only ride on Sundays and Mondays, I am not your typical weekend warrior. I like to ride hard and fast, both uphill and downhill. Suggestions or opinions???
jeepguy2358 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-07-08, 07:34 PM   #2
Fable
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Bikes:
Posts: 257
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
It's not really rocket science. At any given pricepoint most models are similar. Go ride some of these and pick the one that feels the best. However since you asked for opinions here's mine. The 08 Tass would be my pick. It does not have a Dart 3 fork however. It has a Tora 302 Solo air. This is a definate improvement over the Dart 3. However it is about $150.00 over your budget. If you can swing an extra fifty bucks drop down to the Pirahna. Decent component spec and still no Dart 3 fork. The Pirahna has a Tora 302. No air but a great color frame!
Fable is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-09-08, 09:20 AM   #3
jimx200
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Bikes:
Posts: 913
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Here is a well spec'd bike ....http://www.rscycle.com/s.nl/it.A/id....&category=4959

Performance Bike stocks many Iron Horse models and they are a very decent bike..just not as popular as some.
jimx200 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 12:15 PM.