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Old 04-03-10, 08:15 PM
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Gary Fisher HiFi Plus vs Rosco 1

I had my mind set on a 2009 Gary Fisher HiFi Plus, but the LBS also has a 2009 GF Roscoe 1 for the same price.

My use is going to be mainly XC, lots of climbing, and lots of rough rides going down but no drops more than 2-3 feet or nutty stuff like that.

LBS advised that the Roscoe is just as fast up the hill as the HiFi Plus, and I would get the benefit of more travel and a plusher ride.

Though i'd ask you guys what you think...
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Tough call. The Roscoe is a heavier bike, and probably comes with a slacker angle. I'd take what the bike shop says about climbing with a grain of salt.

Going downhill though, the Roscoe would be hands-down more fun.

Here's an article that's worth a read:

http://bicycling.com/blogs/newflavor...r-2009-roscoe/

Two items of note: The Roscoe has Active-braking Pivot (ABP). The Roscoe also has a DRCV rear-shock. The article explains about why both those things are goodness.

Good luck w/your decision.
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Originally Posted by JonathanGennick View Post
Tough call. The Roscoe is a heavier bike, and probably comes with a slacker angle. I'd take what the bike shop says about climbing with a grain of salt.

Going downhill though, the Roscoe would be hands-down more fun.

Here's an article that's worth a read:

http://bicycling.com/blogs/newflavor...r-2009-roscoe/

Two items of note: The Roscoe has Active-braking Pivot (ABP). The Roscoe also has a DRCV rear-shock. The article explains about why both those things are goodness.

Good luck w/your decision.
Excellent article. Thanks for sharing.

Looks like i'll have to try both and see what happens.
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Originally Posted by JonathanGennick View Post
Tough call. The Roscoe is a heavier bike, and probably comes with a slacker angle. I'd take what the bike shop says about climbing with a grain of salt.

Going downhill though, the Roscoe would be hands-down more fun.

Here's an article that's worth a read:

http://bicycling.com/blogs/newflavor...r-2009-roscoe/

Two items of note: The Roscoe has Active-braking Pivot (ABP). The Roscoe also has a DRCV rear-shock. The article explains about why both those things are goodness.

Good luck w/your decision.
Ended up purchasing a Giant X4. Not the same component level as the HiFi or the Roscoe, or travel, but budget is budget.
Love the ride so far, taking it out on trails this Sunday.
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