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    Hope i am considering these 3 bikes, feed back and opinions are much appreciated

    i like this fisher bike , seems like a good deal for the price . i would be buying it froma bike shop brand new
    .http://www.fisherbikes.com/bike/model/kaitai

    i also like this trek from cl. i believe its a 2006. for 500$
    http://longisland.craigslist.org/bik/1642314731.html

    i am really tempted to buy this trek. would love to have a carbon bike.
    http://longisland.craigslist.org/bik/1674082584.html

    ok folks this is what i am looking at, thank in advance for you opinions.

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    Those are 3 completely different types of bikes. What kind of riding do you want to do?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nikhil42
    Those are 3 completely different types of bikes. What kind of riding do you want to do?

    well mostly road but i like to go on a trail once in a while. but i also want to be able to do long road rides with the bike so i like the fisher hybrid for all that, but i like the carbon trek as well.

    what do u think is best for me.

    btw, i am a novice , i have only been riding for one season,. i currently have used trek4300, but need a second bike for longer road rides but still would like to go off road with it.

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    I'm not a fan of hybrid bikes. I don't think they do anything a mountain bike can't, especially if you have a road wheelset for it, but road bikes and mountain bikes are both much better at their respective specialties (and frankly I think mountain bikes are better on the road than hybrids.)

    Since you already have a mountain bike, try riding a few road bikes. You may find that what you really want is not on your list. Either of the Treks would be a pretty significant upgrade. If you were to get another mountain bike, installing bar ends and getting a road wheelset would give you a better ride on the road.
    "Don't buy upgrades; ride up grades." -Eddy Merckx

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    Quote Originally Posted by tugger164
    i like this fisher bike , seems like a good deal for the price . i would be buying it froma bike shop brand new
    .http://www.fisherbikes.com/bike/model/kaitai

    i also like this trek from cl. i believe its a 2006. for 500$
    http://longisland.craigslist.org/bik/1642314731.html

    i am really tempted to buy this trek. would love to have a carbon bike.
    http://longisland.craigslist.org/bik/1674082584.html

    ok folks this is what i am looking at, thank in advance for you opinions.

    ok so i am going to a lbs to try out a 09 fisher kaitai,. somehow i found out that he is selling it for 500 when the msrp was 749$ so i will probably jump on it after taking it for a test ride. thanks for your help, i will post pics if anyone is interested.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AndrwSwitch
    I'm not a fan of hybrid bikes. I don't think they do anything a mountain bike can't, especially if you have a road wheelset for it, but road bikes and mountain bikes are both much better at their respective specialties (and frankly I think mountain bikes are better on the road than hybrids.)

    Since you already have a mountain bike, try riding a few road bikes. You may find that what you really want is not on your list. Either of the Treks would be a pretty significant upgrade. If you were to get another mountain bike, installing bar ends and getting a road wheelset would give you a better ride on the road.

    andrew, i will keep in mind what you have said about the hybrid. but i am going to test ride it on and off road . and if i feel a hard tail is the way to go i will do so. thanks for your help.

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    Do the Fisher, I love my MArlin Disc

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ibmw M6
    Do the Fisher, I love my MArlin Disc

    i tried the fisher kaitai, and well it rides nice but the handle bars are to low for me and it wasnt as durable as a hard tail. the lbs i was in had a used 07 can f5 on sale for 500$, it has to be tuned up so i might take that. it is all original with just a few scuffs on it,. does that sound like a good deal for that kind of bike?

    http://www.bikepedia.com/QuickBike/B...l=F5&Type=bike

    thanks to everyone who helps with opinions.

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    That was a $500 bike three years ago, when it was new.

    From a shop, tuned, with a 30-days or three month guarantee, it should be a $200-$300 bike.
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