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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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    New Trek Stache 6 Vs. Used Full Suspension. Help!

    I am on a $1500 budget and I am torn between getting a brand new Trek Stache 6 or a used 2010 GT Force 2.0 Full Suspension(will post link to listing below). I am a beginner and have not done much but basic trail riding. Riding a Trek 6000 as of now, which is not mine, therefore I am looking for a new bike. I used to ride MX a lot as a kid so now I am looking to kind of re-kindle that. The type of riding I want to do is more aggressive riding, jumps, drops, fast corners, stuff like that. I know both the advantages/disadvantages of FS vs. HT, but I am torn on which bike to get. I like the simplicity of the Trek(which I may end up getting) but is it good enough for what I want? If anyone could help me out and help me pick the bike that closest fits my riding style. Thanks!

    Link to used GT Force:
    GT Force 2.0 Mountain Bike, 2010. Retail $2300. Large. Exc Cond.

    Link to Trek Stache 6:
    Stache 6 - Trek Bicycle

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    Re: New Trek Stache 6 Vs. Used Full Suspension. Help!

    Pretty good price on the GT. Personally Id go with that.
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    I'd take the Trek every time, great bike - lifetime frame warranty too
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    Ahhh still haven't decided. Hard choice! Anyone else got an opinion?

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    For what you describe, and considering the price, I'd go with the GT Force 2.0 IF it's truly in excellent condition AND it fits you correctly.

    And this is coming from the owner of a Stache, which is probably the funnest bike I have personally owned. But this bike is not being bought by me, for me, and where I ride. It's for you and where you ride. Good luck and have fun. Sounds to me like that GT would be a good choice for you.

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    Looking at the listing for the GT - is this the actual bike? if so, one small thing to maybe check;

    The advert says it has Fox front and back, but that is definitely a Rockshox fork.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Marc2211 View Post
    Looking at the listing for the GT - is this the actual bike? if so, one small thing to maybe check;

    The advert says it has Fox front and back, but that is definitely a Rockshox fork.
    It has a different fork and cranks than what he has in the description.
    But he may have just pulled the info of a site of the wrong year or model.

    This is what BBB says:
    MSRP New: $2,400
    BBB Value:
    $928 (Like-New)
    $884 (Excellent)
    $795 (Good)
    $592 (Fair)

    It looks like it has a Revelation front fork and TruVativ Stylo cranks.
    See if he will do $800?

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