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Old 07-11-10, 05:36 PM   #1
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Like new Gary Fisher Marlin for $250

2009 ridden twice - buy or no?

Genesis 2 geometry all that?

Weight?

How does it compare to Trek 4500/6500 or Specialized Rockhopper?

And yes it is my size

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Old 07-11-10, 06:00 PM   #2
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If honestly in like new condition, then buy first and ask questions later. At that price, the bike is a gift.
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Wow what a deal? Did anyone buy this yet?

Didn't they stop producing these bikes recently?
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Old 07-11-10, 07:40 PM   #4
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Wow yeah that's one hell of a deal. The Marlin is about $700 new. Also, Gary Fisher Bikes recently got downgraded to Gary Fisher Collection by TREK. In other words, years down the road your bike will be considered a collectible as one of the last models of the Gary Fisher Marlin ever produced. But on top of that, the Marlin is a good bike & it's a steal whether the company is being downgraded or not.
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I have a Gary Fisher Marlin and that bike has been a pleasure to ride. so far over 700 miles no major problems. I changed the seat for a little better comfort.
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Wow yeah that's one hell of a deal. The Marlin is about $700 new. Also, Gary Fisher Bikes recently got downgraded to Gary Fisher Collection by TREK. In other words, years down the road your bike will be considered a collectible as one of the last models of the Gary Fisher Marlin ever produced. But on top of that, the Marlin is a good bike & it's a steal whether the company is being downgraded or not.
Trek has owned Gary Fisher for a while. The Gary Fisher collection by Trek is likely the same collection of bikes that you would have gotten had they retained the name Gary Fisher. It was a move to make the bikes available to Trek dealers (so says Trek, anyway).
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I'm not disappointed with the transition in brand name. It allows GF to produce the bikes he really wants to without having any overlap in Trek & GF models. What bothers me is that Trek likely didn't collapse GF Bikes for that reason, but because most Trek dealers refused to carry GF & as such the bikes remained a sort of underground cult-following brand. Trek wasn't making enough money on a company they owned & controlled, so they fully consumed it.
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go for it! I just bought one less than a week ago and it's a fine bike, and at your price, a sheer steal I must say
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