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Old 03-18-11, 11:03 AM   #1
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Dilema: Specilized Hardrock Sport or Merida Matts V 40

Hi guys

I want to buy a new mountain bike and I can't decide between these two:

Specialized Hardrock Sport
http://www.specialized.com/us/en/bc/...Id=0&gold_ses=

Merida Matts 40 V
http://www.merida-bikes.com/fr_nl/bi...il/MATTS+40-V+

I understand that both are low-mid range MTB, but I can't afford something better for the moment. Both are in the price range of 350 Euros.

I consider myself to be an intermediate rider. I pass some 500 km on mountain dirt roads yearly and about as much in the city.

If somebody can make short comparison between the parts on both, I will be very thankful. Also I would appreciate any sort of advice

I have also been looking at KTM Ultra One as well, but the price is some 150 Euros higher, and the parts in my viewing are pretty much the same:

http://www.ktm-bikes.at/en/mountain/...raone_copy.php

Cheerz.

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Old 03-22-11, 11:44 AM   #2
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Any reason to not get disc brakes?
BTW I got the Specialized Sport Disc 29er, but havent gone very burly with it yet
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