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    Marin Muirwoods 29er, Right bike for me?!?!

    So I have been looking at "inexpensive" 29ers for a while now, and came across the Muirwoods on REI.com. I might go see if they have one to test ride at the seattle store soon. I'm 6'-0 185lb. I am wanting a rig that'll commute me 6 miles each way to work and back, AND take me on longer treks during the summer months of single track. I'm ok with a fully rigid bike, I kinda want that old school feel again (aka, jarred back bones and shoulders, gone are the days of the huffy ten speed treks )

    Think it's worth the coin? And yes, i know, you get what you pay for!

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    should do fine for what you want... but it is labled as a street bike... you might want to check out the redline d440... similar price but def made as a MTB... no front shifting stock but easy enough to take care of.
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    The bike should do fine, but the gearing is more road orientated...might consider swapping out the crankset for something with a 22/32/44 gearset.

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    I'd take a look at the GT Peace 9r Multi at Performance. I picked one up 2 weeks ago and couldn't be happier. Its a helluva lotta bike for $599 (+ added discounts with coupons). It comes fully rigid with full Deore group. Now I'm not necessarily a fan of straight Deore, but its ridable until you can upgrade and beats the Alivio/Acera/SRAM X-4 and X-5 stuff you'll find on every other bike in that price range.

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    good point on the GT... just make sure you get the right size... they have pretty long top tubes for the frame size as I recall... but ya great deal...

    does it have rack mounts and such?
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