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    what better: SCHWINN or specialized?

    hey, i need help choosing a new mountain bike.
    I need a bike with disk breaks and front suspention.
    i already have a specialized bike with disc breaks and front suspension that costs 650$
    but i just found a SCHWINN bike for 700$: just 50 $ more with seat suspention and even bigger front disc breaks with the same front suspention.
    I was wondering what brand is better? and what bike should i get?
    by the way: right now I have specialized model: Hardrock and the model from SCHWINN is model: Blackline.
    i was looking in the internet and in the SCHWINN's website i couldnt find the blackline model... strange
    is it a fake model from canadian tire?
    please help me!!!

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    Didn't Schwinn sell their name to some outfit out west that imports cheaply made bikes from Asia to sell in bigbox department stores? If so, I would be very leery of buying one.
    Other forms of transportation grow daily more nightmarish. Only the bicycle remains pure in heart. - Iris Murdoch

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    The Site Administrator: Currently at home recovering from a couple of strokes,please contact my assistnt admins for forum issues Tom Stormcrowe's Avatar
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    Schwinn is now made by Pacific Bicycle! Yuck!
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