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Old 05-06-08, 07:09 PM   #1
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which to get?

I'm working at the local shop this summer and since I can't get paid b/c I'm not actually legal to work, I'm gone get paid in parts.
Should I get a P2 Chro-mo DJ bike or a 2008 SID Team for my xc bike?
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What's on the XC bike right now? (leaning toward P2)
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Well it seems a gnarboots hardcore XC race guy would go SID.
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But give him 2 weeks on the P.2 and he'll be chucking the weenie ride for a Demo 8. (see if your boss can pay you that currency)
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I have a recon 305 on it now. I want something to mess around town on other than my Kona. Kepp bottoming it out jumping off stuff.
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I might be able to talk her into a sx frame.
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I have a recon 305 on it now. I want something to mess around town on other than my Kona. Kepp bottoming it out jumping off stuff.
Recon's a respectable fork for a 15 y.o. sport class racer. Not a featherweight, but it'll be smooth for a long time.

Save some coin for the SX
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are those the only choices? tell them you want a road bike.

i would get the p2

you could probably sell the forks easier on ebay than a bike.


hmmmm

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Never mind. They picked up Orbea so I'm gone try to get an Alma 29er frame
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Never mind. They picked up Orbea so I'm gone try to get an Alma 29er frame
Hmm...go from a P.2 to an SX to an Alma 29er...stop toying with my mind
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lol there's lots of things to choose from. I didn't know they carried Orbea till today, but I'm definatly getting the Alma frame. The owner already said ok to it =]
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I don't know how much trail time you get, or how accessable they are, but I would go with a road bike to train on. Or a CX bike to train and race on. 3 mountain bikes and no road/cx bikes seems like overkill for you.
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Do you have the $$$ built up to ge the frame now or do you have to wait?
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SID team: $450 at cost...
Alma 29er frame: a little over $800 shop cost

Quite a leap you made there? But if you can get it, go for it. That's a sweet ride. Don't forget you need to get wheels/29er fork/etc for it as well though...

I'd get the SID asap. Best thing since sliced bread.
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I don't know how much trail time you get, or how accessable they are, but I would go with a road bike to train on. Or a CX bike to train and race on. 3 mountain bikes and no road/cx bikes seems like overkill for you.
I have a road bike with 105/ultegra.

ZeCanon-She said I could get the 26 version or the 29. I'd take the parts off my Salsa and put them on there. Or, get the SID put it on my Kona and have it drop down to a bit under 25lbs.
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I have a road bike with 105/ultegra.

ZeCanon-She said I could get the 26 version or the 29. I'd take the parts off my Salsa and put them on there. Or, get the SID put it on my Kona and have it drop down to a bit under 25lbs.
You're golden then.

I would get the 29'er, a set of AM Classic wheels, and build it up with the stuff off your salsa, and whatever fox/reba/sid-(does it even exist for 29"?). That would be a pretty baller ride.
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I'd totally go for the 2008 SID Team.
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Decided on the new Specialized Roval wheels. The owner said yes to it and when I start working the first of June we order them =]
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