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    Which One?

    I have been riding a friends bike for a few weeks....now I'm hooked!

    I am looking for an entry level bike that has a solid frame. I have test ridden Fisher Tarpon and GT Aggressor since these are the two in my price range. Both bikes seem like decent bikes. I am willing to slowly upgrade the bike so I am looking for the better frame.

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    You're on the right track, looking for the better frame (of course, how you define that is another story).
    Get the bike that fits you best, period. Don't be afraid to ask them to put a longer/shorter stem on it, move the seat around, etc... to make sure you get the one that you're most comfortable on, so try out every brand in your price range.
    For me, a longer top tube with shorter standover height is more comfortable, other things being more or less equal, but I've got a longer torso than 'normal'.
    If there is a choice of local bike shops, some also give you more services (ie 1 yr free tune-ups, vs 1 tune-up, etc), so that's something to consider, if you're not into wrenching much on your bike.
    good luck,
    serge

    Quote Originally Posted by head1st
    I have been riding a friends bike for a few weeks....now I'm hooked!

    I am looking for an entry level bike that has a solid frame. I have test ridden Fisher Tarpon and GT Aggressor since these are the two in my price range. Both bikes seem like decent bikes. I am willing to slowly upgrade the bike so I am looking for the better frame.


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