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  1. #1
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    Caution;  Merge;  Workers Ahead! Need Advice about Hardtail Bike

    Hello everyone from Georgia, Tbilisi

    I'm public transport guy, I simply don't like cars but now I decided to use bike for everyday transportation.
    The distance from my home to work is around 5.4 KM, so driving bike feels comfortable without any exaust.
    but sometimes my riding environment will be a mountain road...

    My budget for bike consists of 6 X 100 $

    for 600 $ my fav. choice right now is Bergamont Platoon 7.8 (2008 year), used but very good condition.
    other one is Trek 6700 (2012), but really bad condition...

    Bergamont Platoon 7.8

    Fork: Magura Menja 85XC 100mm Lockout
    Front and rear derailleur: Shimano Deore XT
    Crank: Shimano FC-M542
    Cassette: Shimano CS-HG50
    Front/Rear/Rims Hub: Mavic Crossride Disc
    Tires: Ralph Evolution New, 26x2,10
    Control: Shifter Shimano Deore LX
    Brake: Magura Luise (Air/Hydraulic) (160mm)
    Handlebar: Tattoo Pro Lite OS
    Stem: Stem Pro 18 OS
    Headset: FSA Orbit ZS-4
    Saddle: Tattoo Pro Lite
    Seatpost: Tattoo Pro Carbon 3K
    wight: 11,1 kg

    Trek 6700
    specs: 2012 6700 - Bike Archive - Trek Bicycle

    Horrible IMHO...

    I don't want to buy 2014 Edition, new bike with low end Shimano/Sram details - for example Cube Aim Disc 26...
    I prefer old used ones with better details (Shimano XT, Magura Manje 85XC, Magura Luise Hydraulic Brakes etc.) especially if it looks like new (Bergamont Platoon 7.8)

    and one more question, why I shouldn't buy FS on my demand?
    Is it stupid idea to ride FS in a city?
    I'm newbie so forgive me ^^

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    I like the first one as well. I've never used the short travel Magura only the Thor and I own 2 Wotan fork and they are just awesome. I also own a couple of Louise brake systems another winner. Go with the one that fits you best but it should not be a big problem because you are riding in the city, a little bit or small is not going to make a huge difference.

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