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Old 06-27-07, 01:26 PM
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GF Piranha or Trek 6000

This is my first thread, I pretty much joined "bikeforums.net" to get everyones opinion on this please help!

I am trying to decide between a GF Piranha and a Trek 6000. They're are very similar, and I just can't decide, so please help me choose!
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Old 06-27-07, 01:29 PM
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You will be told to get the one that fits better. Which is also the correct answer.
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Old 06-27-07, 01:31 PM
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Well unfortunately the bikes shops wont let me test them on the trail, but who can blame them. And I guess I really like the way both ride on pavement.
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Fisher has a cooler paint job, so that wins.
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Old 06-27-07, 01:55 PM
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I was in the same bind a month ago that you are in now. I went with the Piranha. It's a better choice I believe.
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Old 06-27-07, 05:25 PM
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The specs are comparable.. The Silver 6000 sure does look better... The Piranha's paint job looks cheesy..
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Old 06-27-07, 05:30 PM
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I own the 6000. I love it. It has a better frame in the hierarchy of the bike levels than the piranha. IOW, the pirhana has the same frame as some of the lower end GF's and the 6000 has the same frame as trek's $1100 bike.
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Old 07-02-07, 09:17 PM
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I bought the Piranha
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Old 07-03-07, 01:23 PM
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How's the new ride Brad?
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Old 07-04-07, 06:53 PM
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Originally Posted by Breitling
I was in the same bind a month ago that you are in now. I went with the Piranha. It's a better choice I believe.
I too was in the same position.

Ended up w/ the Piranha last weekend. After comparing the two I found only one significant trade off.

Forks - Piranha has the Manitou Axel Elite, which I hear is better than the Dart 1 (that's what the guy at the Trek store says). Axel has on-the-fly adjustment and lockout.

Components - Trek has Deore front and rear; Piranha has Deore rear and Alivio front.

Other than that, pretty much the same. I'd would rather upgrade a derailleur than a fork.

The chrome 6000 looked chincy to me. Liked the black and orange, but paint was the least of my worries (though I do like my black and blue)

EDIT** Just noticed you bought the Piranha. Good choice. I'm sure you'll enjoy it. So how is it?
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Old 07-04-07, 07:00 PM
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i was in the exact same situation about a month ago too. i went with the piranha. the fork decided it for me. and the frames weigh almost exactly the same. the piranha is a solid bike, and i think a lot better than the 6000 for the price.
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