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    Buying trek rumblefish elite!

    Just got back from my lbs and found out I am able to finance a bike so my price range just went up from $1500 haha. I'm really liking the rumblefish elite and am most likely going to buy it next week after I test ride it! Anyone rocking this bike and have any insight ?

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    Pay cash for toys?
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    What?

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    I think he's saying the it's irresponsible to finance toys. But toys are expensive these days, so to each their own.

    I did get a rumblefish elite and if I had it to do all over again, the only other 2 options I would have considered were the rumblefish pro, or possibly a RIP 9.

    The rumblefish is a heavy bike, and if you're wanting to race then it's not the bike, but it's very plush and a lot of fun. I added a dropper post and don't really feel the need to do anything else to it.

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    Yea well it's a good opportunity to build credit. I could buy it outright but I'd rather build the credit. And yea I'm not trying to race. I'm just trying to have as much fun as possible on the trails. I'm planning on riding at least 4x a week

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    IMHO a very nice bike, good bang for your $$. As stated, very plush, was very impressed with it when I was setting one up for a friend a few weeks ago, think you'll be more than happy with it. RF Pro is also very nice, but IMHO a lot more $$ for parts the avg rider might not notice.
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    Yea mountain biking is new to me so I def don't need to spend anymore money than the elite. That's already alot of money to just be starting out haha. But I do plan on riding alot and most of my friends just recently picked up bikes also.

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    when it was new, I thought there was a problem with the fork and stiction. It loosens up nicely though after a couple of rides.

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    I'm really looking forward to riding it

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    I'm going to test ride the superfly 100 al elite that they have their too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mdsiman View Post
    I'm going to test ride the superfly 100 al elite that they have their too.
    Superfly 100 AL Elite is less money, but still has the fox fork and rear shock. The Superfly is a 100mm bike, wheras the Rumblefish is a 120mm. If you are new to riding, I would suggest a Superfly, but if you are planning on using the bike for more "All-Mountain" purposes, go with the Rumblefish.
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    Yea I read that th superfly might be better for what I want to do and is a better climber and lighter.

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    If you are just recreationally mtn biking for fun, I would go with a Rumblefish, it will be more playful and versatile.
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    I'm going to ride both on wed. I'm leanin more toward the superfly right now after doing research. And it's 2600 rather than 2900 lol. My lbs said they will throw in a cage with water bottle, pedals and a $45 computer.

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