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    Which bike should I buy?

    So im in the market for a new FS bike....I have 3 options, and am looking for guidance on which to buy. All these are complete bikes and specs-wise they are similiar to what is on the companies website. The options are:

    '08 Specialized Stumpjumper FSR comp - priced at $1550 out the door
    - http://www.specialized.com/bc/SBCBkM...d=39192&eid=95

    '08 Specialized Stumpjumper FSR elite - priced at $1700 OTD
    - http://www.specialized.com/bc/SBCBkM...d=39191&eid=95

    '08 Trek Fuel EX 7 - priced at $1730 OTD, but also comes with a 12 month no interest payment plan...so I dont have to fork up the money up front...I can pay $150/month for 12 months
    - http://www.trekbikes.com/us/en/bikes...el_ex/fuelex7/

    my budget is really $1500 so all these put me over budget in one way or another.

    The components seem the best on the FSR Elite, but I am not familiar with how trek's engineering compares to specialized....so confused.....what do you guys think would be the better bike for the $$$$??? does trek engineering outweigh the better components on the specialized bikes?

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    I would go for the FSR elite just on personal preference. I just don't like the feel of the treks. I would recommend test riding each though and get the one that feels the best. Both trek and specialized frames are great frames. I am quite fond on kona myself because they have a different geometry than most and come in more sizes.

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