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Old 10-26-12, 07:34 AM   #1
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Tough decision

Hey guys so I have a question. I want to buy a nice 29er hard tail race bike. I am torn between a superfly al and a stump jumper comp al. What are the advantages and disadvantages to both and what do you guys recommend? Um also looking at a trek cobia. Is that Bike worth buying? Will I notice a difference from a higher end bike like the superfly? By the way the bike I'm upgrading from is the spec hard rock sport disk 29er. Thanks for the help
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Old 10-26-12, 08:25 AM   #2
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Hey guys so I have a question. I want to buy a nice 29er hard tail race bike. I am torn between a superfly al and a stump jumper comp al. What are the advantages and disadvantages to both and what do you guys recommend? Um also looking at a trek cobia. Is that Bike worth buying? Will I notice a difference from a higher end bike like the superfly? By the way the bike I'm upgrading from is the spec hard rock sport disk 29er. Thanks for the help
What's your budget?
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Old 10-26-12, 11:42 AM   #3
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What is your history in the racing world? I upgraded to a race worthy Scott a couple years ago and was blown away with the HUGE difference from BasicBike to Widowmaker. They get the money because there is a big difference. The real question is, are you buying above your skillset? I know I did. But I like it.
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What's your budget?
I'll hazard a guess that it's somewhere between the $1,200-some of the Cobia's and the $2,200-2400 of the Stumpjumper and Superfly. But that's just a hunch . . . .
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Old 10-26-12, 02:33 PM   #5
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Tad more than that: http://www.competitivecyclist.com/za...ODUCT.ID=19358

But you can't test ride it, unless you happen to be in SLC or have a Santa Cruz dealer in town.
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yeah that's about right, more like $1,500 to $2,000. What major differences would there be regarding the superfly, to the cobia?
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