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Old 04-12-05, 10:46 PM   #1
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Going nuts trying to decide!!!

I've narrowed down my choice to a few bikes...

Marin Nail Trail

Rocky Mountain Trailhead

Fisher Tassajara Disc

One thing I have to point out is that the fork that comes on the Marin is the Manitou Black Super, not the Axel Super, not sure why it's printed up like that in their catalogues. Definatley an awesome fork compared to the other two, but you pay about $200 more.

I hate for it to come down to looks, but I can't help but dislike the color of the nail trail (bronze aka brownish), even though it has the cool edged frame. If it was a nicer color I'd probably be all over it.

The Fisher and the Rocky Mountain are nice bikes. The brakes and fork aren't as good as the marin, but they're also about $200 cheaper. Plus I love the look of both.

I know it comes down to the feel of the bike and they all felt pretty close. I had no beef with any of them. I couldn't stand the Trek I rode.

Anyways, does anyone have any opinions to help with the tiebreaker?
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id say the rocky mountain
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Old 04-12-05, 11:51 PM   #4
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what if i was pretty sure i'd be changing the fork next season?
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Go to the shop, test ride them and whatever you like the most, buy it.
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I frickin love my tass. Thats all I'm saying.
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I test rode all of them and the one that stuck out was the marin, but only because the fork was alot better I'm thinking. The problem is weighing all the pros and cons. I just wanted to make sure I wasn't missing any pros/cons I didn't know about.
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You will never get all of the pros and cons...if the marin fit best and you liked it then grab it. Really fork and frame are the most expensive parts of the bikes (and sometimes wheelset)...if you can buy a solid frame with a good fork, don't worry about the rest.
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Get the Marin.
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I got a Fisher HooKooEKoo. Good frame, forks, and drivetrain compared to the others, just no disc. I even like the color
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Marin, Rocky is overpriced for what they give you in my opinion...and fisher is well, a fisher.
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Marin, Rocky is overpriced for what they give you in my opinion...and fisher is well, a fisher.
Fisher is a Fisher?!?! What's that mean?

I got tired of thinking hard about it so I slapped down some cash and went with a good frame and decent (for the price range) shocks. I'll finetune the stem/bars and seat to fit me right and away i'll go. I've been dying for a bike the past couple years and I can finally do it this summer. Gonna be good.
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