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    new 29er for $600 Budget

    Hello I am looking for a new 29er and I am looking at some specialized and a Yamis that is comming next month, any recommendations?

    here is the specialized http://www.specialized.com/us/en/bik...hardrockdisc29
    the yamis will come next month.

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    "With a smooth, adjustable SR Suntour fork," That might be a little oversell on the Specialized end, but a good looking bike for the price point.

    All bike manufacturers make similar bikes for the price range. Each one will have its own little compromise and surprise element in their specific build. Go with a name you like and ride with a big smile.

    Personally, Studly guys ride SCOTTs - and only the studliest!
    I think its disgusting and terrible how people treat Lance Armstrong, especially after winning 7 Tour de France Titles while on drugs!

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    Daspydr, you misspelled "Salsa". It is spelled S-A-L-S-A.

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    FOr USD600 you must go with an entry level bike: Specialized Hardrock, Trek Marlin, Cannondale Trail 29er 6... All of them are very similar, so just check wich one makes you feel more comfortable while riding.

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    You should give Airborne a good look, $599 for the Guardian. Great specs for the price for sure!

    Tektro Auriga Comp Hydraulic disc brakes
    SRAM X5 drivetrain
    SRAM PG-950 Cassette - NOT a freewheel
    RockShox XC28 TK Mg29 front shock

    I highly doubt you will find anything better out there for that price point.
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    $627 sales tax Included ..

    I got wet brakes ~~~~~~

    Scott Aspect 940 29er HT

    The often called 'crap' Sun tour fork works just fine as far as I can tell
    Has damping control, somewhat, and a lockout

    cap 1.jpg

    All the bikes above this post seem to have mechanical brakes......Except the Airborne.
    I would have broken bones by now if I had Mech brakes,,,, just sayin......

    WET BRAKES are worth what ever you have to pay to get them !! That's My Story and I'm stickin to it !

    General Custer to his Indian scout, "What's over that Hill ?" ,, The scout had him right where he wanted him..
    sixty foot almost straight down,
    Things are wet and your on Mechanicals,,, You got balls son..
    Last edited by osco53; 08-02-13 at 02:12 PM.
    Scott Spark 760, Tour Easy LE, Sun EZ-3 sx, Walmart Thruster :P

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    The Airborne Guardian has "wet" or hydraulic disc brakes, I guess you didn't read the specs on it osco53.
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    I just did and edited mine,,thanks.. Looks like a bit better fork and a snappier Head tube angle than the Scott also...
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    It's all good osco53 - I almost bought a Scott Scale 950 last week, but pulled the trigger on the Goblin instead. Scott does make some gorgeous bikes though!
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    OSCO is wise-kinda.............

    M and isn't SALSA what you spread on your fajitas?
    I think its disgusting and terrible how people treat Lance Armstrong, especially after winning 7 Tour de France Titles while on drugs!

    I can't even find my bike when I'm on drugs. -Willie N.

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    Last edited by estebanperez; 08-02-13 at 05:46 PM.

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    To me the Airborne with Sram X5 is attractive. IMO and I don't know THAT much about forks, the RockShox XC28 TK trumps the Suntour XCM.

    I'm a Scott homie, but it doesn't look as solid in this mix.
    I think its disgusting and terrible how people treat Lance Armstrong, especially after winning 7 Tour de France Titles while on drugs!

    I can't even find my bike when I'm on drugs. -Willie N.

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    I highly recommend you look at a Giant Revel 0 29er. Nice bike with good components within your range. I've been thoroughly enjoying mine.

    You tend to get very good bang for your buck from Giant due to their scale.

    Good luck.
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    Airborne is still a better deal even with shipping. They have a low over head being internet only. The problem of coarse is you can't test it and no free tune ups.

    Bikesdirect has a good match at $700 with free shipping to the Airborne at $600 + shipping. Pretty much equal specs.
    http://www.bikesdirect.com/products/...9_comp_xii.htm

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    Quote Originally Posted by osco53 View Post
    All the bikes above this post seem to have mechanical brakes......Except the Airborne.
    I would have broken bones by now if I had Mech brakes,,,, just sayin......

    WET BRAKES are worth what ever you have to pay to get them !! That's My Story and I'm stickin to it !
    Yeah, I will still take BB7s over just about any low end hydraulics. And nice hydros are rarely if ever gonna be the thing separating you from broken bones.

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