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Thread: which one!?

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    which one!?

    so, been looking at the flite complete setup from pricepoint, but recently saw the mongoose teocali comp for around $1000.

    Was wondering if anyone has used both of these bikes and could compare how they feel as far as bob and stability on trails. I know they are kind of different styles, but just would like some input.


    http://www.cambriabike.com/shopexd.a...tain+Bike+2009

    http://www.pricepoint.com/detail/187...onarch-3.1.htm

    Thanks

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    I haven't ridden either, but the Sette comes with a nicer overall component package (SRAM X7 and X9 mix, Avid hydros, etc), better suspension (RS Domain and Monarch shock), and better wheels.

    I have a buddy who built up a Sette frame and he's quite pleased with it.

    That's my $.02 - good luck deciding.

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    i think the Sette has slightly better components other then the fork, i would rather have the U turn on the mongoose... i'm not a huge fan of mongoose but that one seems to be a lot better then what i have seen.

    I have 0 first hand experience with either so can't comment on that. Like i tell most go check your LBS and see what they can offer you for 1k... also check out craigs list in your area for what is out there.
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