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    Senior Member Woot! Woot! diamondback_man's Avatar
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    ORYX DD 66 or SPECIALZIED P3?!

    Gah! Im buying a new frame and i dont know what to pick! A 2003 Oryx Desert Duelar, or a Specaiilized P3 Frame. HELP ME! I need a frame fast, and i have made all the plans with both people who are selling the frames. I just cant decide! help!
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    Specialized P.3

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    In this case an Oryx. Simply because it is unique and canadian.

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    I'd go Oryx, because A) I don't like Specialized, and B) Oryx, like Maelstrom said is Canadian, and I was looking into buying a bike from them but went with a Kona instead.

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    Ummm why don't you like specialized?

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    Ive got nothing against specialized and i think they make good bikes but everyone has one so there's no way i'd get one too.

    PLEASE NOTE: This is not meant to be offensive, its just my opinion
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    I just got a specialized P3 that I was able to finally get ridable yesterday (the guy sent me everything but the bearings for the headset... figures). It is such a fun ride and if you can get it for the right price it is definately worh it. I don't know much about oryx, but I was going to get one but had a change of heart and got my diamondback. They look like they are good bikes though.

    Edit: from your posts though you ride xc right? I remember you saying that you made a team though and neither of these are xc bikes. you could trail ride with them but I wouldn't want to race with them.
    Last edited by sarsparilla; 05-20-04 at 09:35 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sarsparilla
    I just got a specialized P3 that I was able to finally get ridable yesterday (the guy sent me everything but the bearings for the headset... figures). It is such a fun ride and if you can get it for the right price it is definately worh it. I don't know much about oryx, but I was going to get one but had a change of heart and got my diamondback. They look like they are good bikes though.

    Edit: from your posts though you ride xc right? I remember you saying that you made a team though and neither of these are xc bikes. you could trail ride with them but I wouldn't want to race with them.
    Yeah, i race XC. But i want a bike that is just strictly freeride. I'm still keeping my Diamondback.
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    uhh.... you are?

    thats not the story i heard..

    anyway, those too would NOT be good for XC racing.. and having a Z1 for a fork would not be good for racing either..

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    ^ it's gunna be downhill racing for me!
    "If you've been into freeriding for very long, then you are no stranger to the letters DBR. Diamondback was pioneering freeride and mountain biking and winning world titles in downhill before most people had evern heard about this type of riding."-Diamondback Ltd.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maelstrom
    Ummm why don't you like specialized?

    I try to ride Canadian, and I just don't like them. It's just one of those things you can't explain really, it just is. There's no definitive answer to why I don't, I just don't. So illogical, but it's how I feel.

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