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    If they both fit....

    which would you choose? I'm new at this Specialized Myka Elite Disc http://www.specialized.com/bc/SBCBkModel.jsp?spid=33035 or Gary Marshall Marlin GS http://www.fisherbikes.com/bike/mode...in-gs/bigimage Same price for both bikes.

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    tough call, better drivetrain on the fisher, better brakes/fork on the specialized. I'd say go for the fisher, then upgrade the brakes this winter, but it's got centerlock hubs.

    I'd go with the fisher, I've heard good things about the G2 geometry, it's got better components. A set of disc brakes aren't that expensive, you could get BB5's for under $130. The fork isn't great, but the fork on the specialized isn't great either. Both are nice bikes, you won't go wrong either way!

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    I'll vote specialized. Better/lighter fork, and better brakes. Upgrade the drivetrain as it wears out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by born2bahick View Post
    I'll vote specialized. Better/lighter fork, and better brakes. Upgrade the drivetrain as it wears out.
    +1

    Specialized Sucks!

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    I'd say the Fisher, but I'm biased. I love mine, G2 geometry is great. But if you learn on a Fisher, anything else is going to feel weird, and if you learn on anything else, Fisher is going to feel weird. To me it feels agile, to most it feels twitchy.

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    I actually like the Specialized better but wanted to get some idea about which one had the better components. I like the disc brakes it has but don't REALLY need them and I love the grips on the handlebars but I'm sure I can replace those.

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    I say get the Gary Marshall.
    Like a circus monkey on a stolen Harley......

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    Quote Originally Posted by desederada View Post
    I actually like the Specialized better but wanted to get some idea about which one had the better components. I like the disc brakes it has but don't REALLY need them and I love the grips on the handlebars but I'm sure I can replace those.
    If you like the Specialized better, get the Specialized. There is something to be said about liking the bike... you'll want to ride it more.
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    The caveat with a strap-on, of course, is you will have to get creative with a couple of lock cables and an anchor point

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    Quote Originally Posted by smd3 View Post
    tough call, better drivetrain on the fisher, better brakes/fork on the specialized. I'd say go for the fisher, then upgrade the brakes this winter, but it's got centerlock hubs.

    I'd go with the fisher, I've heard good things about the G2 geometry, it's got better components. A set of disc brakes aren't that expensive, you could get BB5's for under $130. The fork isn't great, but the fork on the specialized isn't great either. Both are nice bikes, you won't go wrong either way!

    you can get 2008 bb7's for under 65

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    Quote Originally Posted by theextremist04 View Post
    I'd say the Fisher, but I'm biased. I love mine, G2 geometry is great. But if you learn on a Fisher, anything else is going to feel weird, and if you learn on anything else, Fisher is going to feel weird. To me it feels agile, to most it feels twitchy.
    +1

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    Well I decided to go with the Marlin put down a payment on it today. Can't wait to get it but I won't be riding til TS Fay passes thru here anyways

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    Specialized.

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    Yea yea there's always atleast one smart *****

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    i have a specialized rockhopper w\ disc brakes. i love the thing no problems yet and ive had it over a year. i like fishers also but never really got to beat on one...

    mark me down for the specialized

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