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Old 01-02-10, 01:05 PM   #1
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Bike brands

What brand comes to mind when thinking MTB? I am looking to buy a new 29er and would like to narrow down my choice to a brand that is known to build excellent bikes.

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there are many good choices. sometimes the components make more of a difference than the frame.

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what do you want to spend?

do you want to buy a complete bike or build your own?

full suspension, front suspension, or full rigid?
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Gary Fisher comes to my mind when I hear 29er. Also probably because I have one, lol. The brand Niner makes some seriously sweet rides too. But a lot pricier.
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Huffy, Roadmaster and Next are great bikes, you can't go wrong.
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Gary fisher = 29er. There is a lot of brands available who have learned from Fisher. Start with the best frame and fork and buy from there.
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I think of Bridgestone sometimes.
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What brand comes to mind when thinking MTB? I am looking to buy a new 29er and would like to narrow down my choice to a brand that is known to build excellent bikes.

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It really depends on your price range ... Take a look at some online options:
Listed as Best/Better/Good

Shimano XTR 27 Spd 29er Hardtail 2010 FLY Team 29er Titanium $1,999.95
Advanced 3AL/2.5V Titanium frame FSA AFTERBURNER CRANKS, XTR
100mm Rockshox Reba 29 + Avid Elixir Disc Brakes, Vuelta Team S-Lite Disc Wheels

http://www.bikesdirect.com/products/...TI_29_2010.htm



Shimano XTR 27Spd Frt Suspension 29er 2009 Fantom 29PRO SL $995.95
MOTO29X Aluminum frame, 100mm Rockshox Reba SL Fork + PopLoc Remote,
Avid Hydraulic Disc Brakes + 185mm Brake Rotors + 29" WTB LaserDisc Wheels

http://www.bikesdirect.com/products/...om29pro_SL.htm



Windsor Cliff29 Comp Mountain Bike with SRAM X5 27 Speeds $499.99
Hydraulic dampening RockShox Dart3 suspension fork with TurnKey LOCKOUT
SRAM X5 front and rear derailleur, Avid Disc brakes and Maxxis Offroad Tires

http://www.bikesdirect.com/products/...liff29comp.htm

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Isn't that precious...it like...takes all the guess work out of bike shopping.
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Giant. New XTC 29er is really nice, not cheap though.
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Bit pricey but if you want the ultimate---

http://www.whytebikes.com/2010/e120xx.html
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i think they wanted a 29er
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Isn't that precious...it like...takes all the guess work out of bike shopping.
At least he's trying to help the guy. One semi-productive post is much more mature than two unproductive ones...
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At least he's trying to help the guy. One semi-productive post is much more mature than two unproductive ones...
Yeah Ed, you should listen to this guy! Mature is what we're looking for in the forums nowdays. Now me on the other hand,look at my post.It's 17 degrees,wind howling,crusted over rock hard snow on every trail and I can still be a mature adult and give good advice.........you should learn to do the same.
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