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    Gary fisher

    i am interested in one of GF and i want gather more info about this bikes, any1 have one?
    how r they with quality and handling, and geometry like this, its out of the ordinary or maybe not, u can se i am nubbie, http://www.fisherbikes.com/bike/model/marlin/fullspecs
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    543 euro so i need to know is it worth it the price and maybe u have suggestion about other bikes for that price, thanks
    sry if i have any misstakes in english

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    Purchased a Gary Fisher Piranha with disc breaks for the wife last year. She like it. Very good handling bikes and has taken everything she has thrown at it with no problems. She liked the G2 geometry. Her only regret is that she wishes now she went with a full suspension...but she likes the bike and it rides well considering price point (729 dollars).
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    hmm, i am more interested in components and specification for that price

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    i chose to go with the 09 wahoo disk (the marlin's cheaper brother) and upgrade at my leisure/need.

    also digging the g2 geometry and the look of the 09 frames

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    I went with an '08 HiFi last year. Freakin' love it. I've never had a bike fit as well as this and I plan to ride it into the ground. I work for a fitness supplier that just became a Fuji dealer, my boss wants me to ride Fuji. That's fine but I will not get rid of my Fisher, I'm just too happy with it.
    Some people are just like Slinky's. Not really good for anything but they bring a smile to your face when you push them down the stairs.

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    If you search my other posts on here you will see several opinions on the brand. At present I own 4 of them. Thats the only MTN bike I will own. "Until I can afford the really pricey and custom bikes" Most Fisher Frames are built like tanks,the hardtails can not be destroyed. I have heard of some problems with the older HI-Fi's though, but that is a full suspension bike. If you do go with a hardtail, just keep in mind everything from the Tarpon on up to the Tassajara use the exact same frame. Its just a matter of what you can afford, the more the better of course. The Marin is a small step up from entry level, decent bike. The other big difference between Fishers and other brands is the top tubes on Fishers tend to be longer. Gives you more of a stretched out feel. Some people like that others don't. If it feels right go for it.

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    thanks all u were very helpfull and ryan i prefer marlin, maybe costs a lot more but have better components but thanks on your opinion, jjbod i red your posts and now i am in love with GF expecialy when u wrote that they r like tanks thats what i am loking for, its very important that u buy a frame u like in visual and quality way so u can easyli upgrade and be satisfied, if i dont gather money for marlin i will buy wahoo but without the disk because i dont like mechanical too much
    thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by jjbod1 View Post
    The ONLY big difference between Fishers and other brands is the geometry
    Fixed

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    I used to have since 2001 a Specialized S Works a normal 26 mtb, i did a lot of research and i had for a couple of days a GF paragon 29, and i decide on going to the 29 option, is faster up hill down hill and much much more on plane road, i choose the GF Superfly maybe the more expensive, Paragon it cost half the price thats a perfect bike itīs arround $2,200 U.S Dlls

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    I have a Tass that I picked up off Craigslist. Pretty good bike...fork was crap, but at that pricepoint, most are. Other than that, it was spec'ed pretty nicely. As I got more experience riding more bikes though, I realized that the geometry isn't for me. Too racy and aggressive.

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