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    First time MT Buyer

    Hi All,

    I am looking at getting into mountain biking. I will be using it for trail riding through forests.

    I Am a little bit torn between getting a second hand Cube Ltd Pro 2012 or a new Marin Bobcat 2013.

    Any advice would be appreciated as i feel like a fish out of water right now!

    Thanks

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    If the price(and condition) is the same, I would go with the Cube. It has much better components
    2008 Redline Monocog 29er SS-Stolen
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    2010 Masi Volumetrica Carbon Road

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    The dual air Reba fork on the Cube is easily three levels better.
    But ride some 29ers for a little more perspective.

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    Hi thanks for your responses. So after work I went to check out some 29ers, now I find myself in even more of a predicament. I rode a whyte model. I found it quicker but felt like I would have less control. Maybe this is because I've never riden a 29er before.

    What are people's thoughts on 29er vs 26?

    Cheers

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    29ers have been going through refinement and development. So there will be differences between the bikes from various manufacturers. Try a Trek X-Cal and Scott Scale 950 or the lower versions. They have slacker head tube angles and shorter chainstays. And try the Cube models and look at the Grand Canyon 29 al 7.9 and CF SLX 8.9 which is currently sold out but an excellent long term value

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    I will check them out... Would you say 29ers are the way forward then? What can they offer that a 26 can't?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scurtis7 View Post
    I will check them out... Would you say 29ers are the way forward then? What can they offer that a 26 can't?
    Do some searches on the forum and Google. There is about 1 year worth of reading that you can check out.
    The different wheel sizes all have their own pros and cons (26, 27.5, 29)
    2008 Redline Monocog 29er SS-Stolen
    2013 Marin Mount Vision XM7 -Stolen
    2010 Masi Volumetrica Carbon Road

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    For the type of riding you describe a 29er is probably the best option. That said I agree with moefosho... do some research and test rides.

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