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2. If possible, try to find a shop that will let you demo the bike on real dirt. Five minutes in a parking lot won't cut it. You wouldn't buy a car without a real world test drive, and a bike should be no different.
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    MEC and Ghost brands

    What are ya'lls thoughts on these two brands, I have recently gotten a MEC membership and saw these on the website and was wondering if their price tag matches their performance quality.

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    what models were you looking at.

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    Ghost EBS Comp.

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    Ghost is a reputable German company, that is one of their entry level hardtails. They usually have a better price/components ratio than the most known brands.
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    they seem to compare to other stores as well. Was just looking at a trek bike at another lbs and for similar set up it was a little more then the ghost ebs comp.

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    ... and if we just ... Ghost bikes are great especially at the price point

    I purchased the AMR Lector 7700. This is a full suspension all mountain tour and is full carbon. Components are pretty much full XT. Suspension is the Fox Float 23 on rear FIT on front (120mm travel). The only thing I have changed so far is the hubs which I swapped for Hope Pro 2 Evos.

    You can't buy a bike anywhere with these components, suspension, and full carbon for $3,250 anywhere that I could find.

    Oh and I love it!

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    Yeah Ghost are reputable and when it was announced that MEC would be selling them I was amazed at their price point. They are very good deals and it's great to get a previously unavailable brand in Canada!
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