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Old 11-15-08, 03:35 PM
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Need help with choosing new Bike

Hey guys!
My name is Nikita.
I'm from Russia (Moscow).
Firs of all sorry for my broken English.

In our country rideing not so popular like in other europ countrys, so i used google and found this forum, to ask your help with choosing a new bike.

A year ago i bought my first bike, it was cheap Fuji Odessa 1.0, i used this bike to understand if i like rideing or not.
As i understand i like to ride. But i'm not sure about style. offroad-streend ride, or freestyle, still not sure, cos it's so hard to freeride and make triks on my Fuji bike.

Ok, what i'm looking for:
Here 2 bikes, and 1 of them i would like to buy, but i don't know which one.

1) Merida Matts TFS TRAIL 700-D
http://www2.merida-bikes.com/en_INT/Bikes.Detail.77
http://www.cyclingnews.com/tech.php?...ida08/IMG_6411
http://www.cyclingnews.com/tech.php?...ida08/IMG_6415

Very beautiful, nice bike, with good components.

2) Merida Hardy 2 (2009)

http://www.cyclingnews.com/tech.php?...ida08/IMG_6472
http://www.cyclingnews.com/tech.php?...ida08/IMG_6475

I like this one more then previous, but as i know, the components lvl lower then on Trail Version.

Unfortunetly i never made Jumps, Bunny Hop, 180-360 things, how it say in English... Anyway i would like to learn all this cool tricks and make them, but how hard to make them, how long need to train to make them i would like to ask you ))
And i would like to ask you to say something about this bikes and help me to make decision.

Again sorry for my suck Engl.

Best Regards,
Nikita.
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Old 11-15-08, 08:09 PM
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The Merida Matts is more XC (cross-country) race style bike. It wouldn't be good for learning tricks as it wouldn't hold up to the abuse.

Merida Hardy is marketed as a dirt jump bike, so that is what you should go with.
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