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Old 10-24-08, 09:23 AM   #1
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What bike to buy?

Decided to sell my old ht steed and get a full suspension. Some screaming deals going on right now on demo bikes and I want to get something before all the '08s are gone and the '09s are all at least 10% more...for essentially the same bike!

This is what I have found around town, all stock parts (I don't know a lot about parts), all '08, all similar price though the Intense is $500 more:
1. Yeti 575 enduro
2. Spec Stumpjumper FSR expert
3. Giant Trance X1
4. Intense Spider

I haven't demo'd them all, just the Spec and it seemed great, thought gimmicky - "Brain". I live in Denver so I have a lot of options to ride from singletrack to DH, from fire roads to technical rides with some drops. But I like to climb and I don't really know if getting the Yeti (my personal fave) is worth the extra 1.5lb over the Spec, and Giant. The Intense is blingy, but I will not be going to a fashion show with this bike. The Giant seems nice, but everybody and their dog has one around here.
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I would probably say the Yeti myself- while it's a bit heavier the suspension design is really nice and the Enduro build package is indestructable. And it's not all that heavy anyways.
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All worthy but I'd go with the 575.
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Agreed, from that list, I like the 575!
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Decided to sell my old ht steed and get a full suspension. Some screaming deals going on right now on demo bikes and I want to get something before all the '08s are gone and the '09s are all at least 10% more...for essentially the same bike!

This is what I have found around town, all stock parts (I don't know a lot about parts), all '08, all similar price though the Intense is $500 more:
1. Yeti 575 enduro
2. Spec Stumpjumper FSR expert
3. Giant Trance X1
4. Intense Spider
5. Ibis Mojo

I haven't demo'd them all, just the Spec and it seemed great, thought gimmicky - "Brain". I live in Denver so I have a lot of options to ride from singletrack to DH, from fire roads to technical rides with some drops. But I like to climb and I don't really know if getting the Yeti (my personal fave) is worth the extra 1.5lb over the Spec, and Giant. The Intense is blingy, but I will not be going to a fashion show with this bike. The Giant seems nice, but everybody and their dog has one around here.
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