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Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Corvallis, OR, USA
Bikes: 2006 Windsor Dover w/105, 2007 GT Avalanche w/XT, 1995 Trek 820 setup for touring, 201? Yeah single-speed folder, 199? Huffy tandem.
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Bikes in the same price range are pretty equivalent (bikesdirect.com aside), especially the frames at that pricepoint. Get whichever has the better components and fits you better (MTB geometries are relatively all over the place compared to road bikes).
Edit: a major difference in these bikes is aluminum (DB) vs steel (Trek) frames. Also, the DB has better specs: 100mm fork vs 63mm, 8-speed vs 7-speed rear, cassette vs freewheel. I'd get the Diamondback. You'd be paying a premium on the Trek name, but get a worse package.
Last edited by JiveTurkey; 08-09-08 at 04:23 PM.