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Old 04-06-10, 12:43 PM
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Advice on the new montain bike im getting please

Hello,

I have lately been getting into mountain biking on rough dirt trails and occasional downhill riding. I have been borrowing my friends bike every time I go and I want to get my own. I have a budget of 600 give or take 50 so I cannot get a good full suspension. I will be doing trails and downhill with the new bike. I am leaning towards the Gary Fisher Wahoo disc. Do you think that this will meet the needs of what I am looking to do?
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And i am open for any new suggestions of bikes in my price range
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Old 04-07-10, 05:27 PM
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Im looking for a new bike in that price range too. A few of the other ones Ive looked at are the Cannondale F7, Fuji Nevada 1.0, Trek 4300 disc, Scott Aspect 50 and Felt Q620. Also a couple shops had models from last year like the Fuji Tahoe 29er and Kona Blast discounted down to that price range.
Make sure you test it out before you get it so that it fits right. Ive rode almost all those now and you can tell a little difference in geometry of the frame and components.
Dont know if that helps but maybe it'll give you a few more places to look.
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Old 04-08-10, 12:18 PM
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thanks man, which one did you like the best?
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Try Performance Bike, or www.performancebike.com ( i recomment going to an actual shop though). Ive seen lots there in your budget. Or, if you know your sizing pretty well and know what components you want, check out www.bikesdirect.com .
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Old 04-08-10, 02:24 PM
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Right now Im leaning towards the Wahoo. It had the best overall feel and components and I like the matte black and white color scheme.
Plus its seems like the Fisher dealers dont mind selling below the website msrp. The cannondale and scott I havent found for less than msrp anywhere within two hours of me

Also my last bike was a Gary fisher and it was extremely reliable.
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good to know man thanks.. do you know if the rims on the wahoo are double walled?
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From what Ive been told from all the bike shops anything with disc brakes should have double wall rims.

Oh and I think Im gonna order the Wahoo disc tomorrow.

Any luck picking a bike yet?
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yup, picked the wahoo disc. its sick man you're gonna love it
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ill find out in another week or so.
what color did you get?
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i was gonna recommend a Kona, as they have good frames, but nvm.
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i got the matte black n white, is there another color? haha
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They showed a lime green color online at one time. It doesnt show up anymore though.... ??
Still waiting on mine to get in, hopefully this week.
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The GF bikes are great bikes. A more relaxed looking geometry to me and very similar to a Kona frame. Probably the same company that makes frames make both in reality.

I too looked at the Wahoo a few years back but scored a sweet deal on a leftover 2009 Felt Q720 that I could not pass up. I like my Felt and I am sure you will like your Wahoo by GF. Great bikes and remember one thing about a bike..........ride it like you stole it!
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