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Old 06-29-12, 08:54 AM
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To each his own I suppose...

But I wouldn't go for a sus fork for mostly paved riding, pretty much regardless the condition of the pavement.

And what you've got there looks like a typical MTB geometry. Nothing wrong with that, but I'm quite certain I've got a steeper angle on my urban/intercity commuter. (old rigid MTB) And a bit experimenting has shown that I like it that way.

But Scott is a solid brand, so it should do OK.

Likewise disc brakes. Unless I know for a fact that I'll only be using it as fair-weather bike, I'd go for discs instead. Fenders, rack and a solid lock will increase the everyday usefulness immensely.

What you might try is to ask for disc-ready wheels, ie disc hubs laced to rim brake rims. It'd give you an easy upgrade path.
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