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Old 12-03-08, 09:20 PM   #1
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I need 29er advice.

So I'm in the market for either a 07 or 08 29er that the LBS have left in stock. I've been taking tons of rides, getting every sales pitch and so on.

My question is...

I'm stuck between a couple of bike

08 Felt Nine Comp for 900
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or spend the extra 300 for a 2007 Gary Fisher Paragon

Gary Paragon

Does anyone have experiences with either of these bikes?
OR is there a bike that I need to go find instead

Thanks
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Old 12-04-08, 10:20 PM   #2
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my friend rides the 08 paragon and loves it, i tried it out as well and rode pretty smooth. Have you ridden both of them yet?
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Old 12-05-08, 08:18 AM   #3
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Old 12-05-08, 01:30 PM   #4
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my friend rides the 08 paragon and loves it, i tried it out as well and rode pretty smooth. Have you ridden both of them yet?
Yes and the paragon was nice. I also found a 08 Cobia, so I'm going to ride that one tomorrow.

I want to stay under $1K, but its so hard to resist
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Old 12-05-08, 01:53 PM   #5
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Yes and the paragon was nice. I also found a 08 Cobia, so I'm going to ride that one tomorrow.

I want to stay under $1K, but its so hard to resist
If you can find an 09 Cobia in your size, go for it. I just got one and the G2 geometry really works. It had a lower stand over than other brands and its longer wheelbase meant a smaller guy like me didn't have to worry about my feet hitting the front tire. I found that it did indeed keep right on track with no deviation. I am very happy.

If it weren't for the Cobia fitting me. I was going to bite on a Jamis Dakota 29er. God components for the $$ but I needed the longer wheelbase of the GF, though it was ok on the Jamis, the Fisher fit me better.

link to a good deal on a Jamis
http://www.jensonusa.com/store/produ...7.aspx?sc=FRGL
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Old 12-05-08, 04:58 PM   #6
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I'd get a model above the cobia, if going the fisher route. Fisher uses custom offset forks, and every model above the cobia has a fox RL, a big step up fromt he tora. UPgrading the tora aftermarket would be hard.
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