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Trek and Gary Fisher

Old 11-08-09, 01:22 PM
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Trek and Gary Fisher

Trek and Gary Fisher bikes are similar and are generally sold in the same stores although the Gary Fisher bikes are often much cheaper than their similar Trek counterparts. Is there a big difference between the two?

I had been considering a Trek Remedy 9.9 for quite awhile but now that I'm seeing the Gary Fisher Superfly 100 I'm starting to reconsider because the components are so similar...except for the fork. The Remedy has 150 mm as compared to the Superfly's 100mm.

Any thoughts on reputation, quality, stability, value, etc. would be greatly appreciated. If they both cost the same, which would you consider to be the better bike? BTW, I'm 6'4" and weigh 240 lbs so I'm now considering the Gary Fisher for the 29" wheels and 23" frame...but I really need some credible advice.

Thanks in advance.

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Old 11-08-09, 01:43 PM
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How similar are those two other than being from the same company? One's a race-oriented 29" wheeled carbon bike with 4 inches of suspension, the other's a 26" wheeled carbon trail bike with 6 inches of suspension, the former with a list of $5600, the latter $6800. Why just these two brands? Only dealers near you? Me, if I absolutely had to have carbon (which I really don't want in a mountain bike) I'd look at the new Santa Cruz Tallboy for the 29er, Blur LT for the 26er but I'm not fond of the Trek Corp.
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Old 11-09-09, 09:05 AM
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The Gary fisher line is made by the same frame manufacturer. They are designed by the fisher staff though. I started back into cycling on a fisher. I am 6'2" and was 270 lbs when I got back into it.
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I have no experience with dual suapension fishers and treks but a gf wahoo compared to a trek 6 series with the dart 3, they were totally different. the wahoo had a ridiculously long top tube and I felt really far away from the handle bars. I heard gfs were for people with long arms and short legs. Im the opposite so I liked the trek better.
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