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    Need Help Deciding between 2 bikes to buy. Please!

    Hey guys,

    I am newbie poster, but always enjoy reading your great advice. I need a new bike, but I am short on cash. I am saving up, but in the mean time need something to get me through the next few years. Here are the 2 bikes I am looking at. What do you think? Thanks!

    Used 2011 Norco Jubei 3 for $450
    New Diamondback Overdrive Sport for $520

    Here are the specs:

    2011 Norco Jubei 3

    Frame & Fork
    Frame Construction TIG-welded
    Frame Tubing Material Alloy
    Fork Brand & Model Suntour XCR-LO, 100mm travel
    Fork Material Single
    Rear Shock Not applicable

    Components
    Component Group Shimano
    Brakeset Shimano BR-M445 brakes, Shimano BR-M445 levers
    Shift Levers Shimano Alivio SL-M430
    Front Derailleur Shimano Alivio FD-M430
    Rear Derailleur Shimano Deore RD-M591
    Crankset FSA Dyna Drive, 22/32/42 teeth
    Pedals Resin body w/steel cage
    Bottom Bracket FSA Powerdrive
    BB Shell Width Unspecified
    Rear Cogs 11 - 34 teeth
    Chain Shimano HG53
    Seatpost Norco
    Saddle WTB Pure V Sport
    Handlebar Norco
    Handlebar Extensions Not included
    Handlebar Stem Norco
    Headset FSA No.11N Semi-cartridge

    Wheels
    Hubs Front: Shimano HB-M-435, Rear: Shimano FH-M435
    Rims WTB Speed Disc, 32-hole
    Tires 29 x 2.1" Continental Vapor
    Spoke Brand Stainless
    Spoke Nipples Unspecified

    Diamondback Overdrive Sport New

    Color Matte Blue
    Size 22"
    Gender Mens
    Bicycle Type Mountain Hardtail
    Frame Material Aluminum
    Fork SR Suntour XCR LO 29 100mm
    Brakes Shimano M395
    Speeds 3X8
    Shifters Shimano Altus
    Front Derailleur Shimano Acera
    Rear Derailleur Shimano Acera
    Crankset SRAM S600 42/32/22T
    Pedals Alloy Platform
    Bottom Bracket Sealed Cartridge
    Cassette SRAM PG 820 11X32t
    Chain KMC Z82
    Seatpost DB Lazer
    Saddle DB Race
    Handlebar DB Lazer Low Rise
    Stem Alloy
    Headset Integrated Sealed Bearings
    Wheel Size 29
    Front Hub SL-7 Alloy
    Rear Hub SL-7 Alloy
    Rims Weinmann SL-7
    Tires WTB Wolverine Comp 29

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    I would go with what feels right! test them both out....

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    I'd get the cheaper one. then used the money saved on possibly a new saddle in case you don't like the one it comes with, and saddle bag, tools, helmet.

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