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    2014 Access Stealth Trail

    I recently decided I wanted to get back into bike riding. I went out an purchased a new 2013 GT karakoram 2.0, I later decided the bike just wasn't for me after riding about 20 miles. Since it was purchased at Performance bike i test rode everything in sight. The only thing that felt comfortable when i test rode was the Access. This bike was a little more coin than the karakoram 2.0 but i felt the upgrades were worth it.

    I guess I am just looking for some opinions here if it was a sound choice getting back into biking, or if i have made some terrible error.

    Any feedback is appreciated, however I honestly love the bike and everything about how it rides

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    Looks like a sweet ride for the money....post up a review.
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    It was an easy upgrade for me over the karakoram after about a week. Everything that was factory installed on this bike were things I already wanted for the karakoram 2.0.

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    I think you made a good choice to make a comeback. Go tubeless and ride the hell out of it. Sign up for a race to get done training motivation. Bam.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jvp108 View Post
    Looks like a sweet ride for the money....post up a review.
    Yea, seems like it. I would love to read a review as well...
    Last edited by Max24; 03-07-2015 at 08:59 PM.

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    Need a little more seat time. However at this point I have found few if any negatives.

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    I rode an aluminum Access 29er for a couple years (my first 29er) and it served me quite well. If you're happy with it, ride it with pride and confidence. They are equipped nicely, even a decent set of wheels (a place many manufacturers will cut corners).

    There are folks that will put down a bike and they have never ever even seen one in person, let alone ridden one. Don't let snobs get you down.

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    Passing bike snobs on my way to the podium is one of the perks of these types of bikes.
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    Great post I have also been looking at this bike and will probably pull the trigger on it soon glad there are good things said cant find many online about it.

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    Thanks for the kind responses. Sadly the weather has sucked and I haven't been able to get out and ride over the past few days.

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    I got a Access 29r frame and just loving it to bits. really nice frame regardless of price IMO. This Stealth looks nice, but I was wondering if it's a 142 compatible, and what is the max brake rotor size. Looking at the geo this frame screams potential, I really hope they offer frames only soon. have fun, let us know how it holds up.
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    I just looked at this bike today. On sale it seems like a good choice.

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    Great bike had mine about 3 mths and it rides great.

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