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Old 03-24-07, 05:01 PM
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fisher bikes

are these fisher bikes any good? i see there made by trek.....

this is what i am looking at...
http://www.fisherbikes.com/bikes/bik...sis&bike=Wahoo
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Old 03-24-07, 05:08 PM
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GF bike are good bikes - especially if you're tall.
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Nothing wrong with them, I have a Cobia 29er and it is a great ride and a quality frame. I really like the fit of their geometry
 
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I own a GF Marlin and a GF Rig, and so far I've been very happy with them. I'm not tall, just average height (5'11"), and the geometry suits me.
Every shop I've been in which carries Fisher also carries Trek. My suggestion is to test ride the Wahoo and also test ride a Trek 4300 or 4500. The geometry of the Fisher bikes is a love it or hate it thing. When I bought my Marlin I also test rode a Trek 4500, and the geometry of the Marlin felt much better to me. My brother-in-law was the opposite: he bought a Trek after test riding both the Trek and a Fisher.
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I not crazy on the genisis stuff. I dont like the angle they put you at. But I deal with it and love my Cobia.
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Originally Posted by bh357
Every shop I've been in which carries Fisher also carries Trek.
Gary Fisher is owned by Trek.

They do make pretty similar bikes .. they could at least be called parallel if not similar. Yeah, test ride whatever you like and can get your hands on.

Personally, I own a GF Marlin, and I love it. I thought I would really really want disc brakes but the V's are fine. (There is also a Wahoo Disc version, which you've probably already looked at.)
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I've got an '04 Marlin, now with BB7s and wheels I handbuilt. The geometry is perfect for me (6'4" w/ long arms) and I love the frame so much I don't think I'll ever get rid of it.
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Originally Posted by apclassic9
GF bike are good bikes - especially if you're tall.
I think this is a common misconception about Genesis Geometry. The cockpit is not longer, so you don't need to be a tall person to enjoy it. The top tube is longer, but the stem is shorter. The seat to handlebar distance is still normal. It's not stretched out like it sounds with the "long top tube" lingo.

They are good bikes and it's not because they're "made by Trek" like the OP may think. If anything, Trek is a better company because they bought Gary Fisher. I'm more apt to buy a Fisher than a Trek except for the realm of FR rigs. The Session is very nice.
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Oh yeah...the Wahoo...I bought one and liked it for a "beginner bike". It's not bad. Just make sure to pull the crank arm bolts and put some blue loctite on the threads.
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