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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
    Felt Nine Comp Link

    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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    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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    Where's the elf when you need him.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dervish View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by vfrrider17 View Post
    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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    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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