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    I'm Sober Now
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    Three bikes, which one?

    05 Cannondale F600
    05 Santa Cruz Chameleon
    05 Specialized Hardrock Comp


    Which one should I go with? I'm not rich, so this is a pretty big investment for me... I'll be using the bike mainly for singletrack, general around town use, a tad bit of freeriding. Thanks for any input. I've done plenty of searches and found good info, I'm just doing one last run-by on you kind folks here at bikeforums.net.

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    Senior Member alcahueteria's Avatar
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    I'd go with the santa cruz, cause I don't like cannondale and haven't dealt much with specialized, but a friend of mine loves his santa cruz super light.

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    close to 2000 madbiker555's Avatar
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    Santa Cruz

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    Specialized.

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    hardrock is worth looking at .test ride em buy what you like.

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    Santa Cruz, best customer relations I have dealt with in the bike world. Assuming it is in your price range, get it. It also has some "drool-factor" being that it is a small, in-house company. At least it was in house... Anyway, the Chamelion will not break, nuff said.

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    And it will hold its resale value MUCH better than the other ones you listed.

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    Well hardrock isn't even in the same league as far as frames go.

    I would also consider the Canondale Chase as it is more of a comparison to the Chamelion...

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