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    Better deal? 2010 Focus Black Forest vs. Pro

    Hi all-

    Long time lurker, first time poster.

    Ever since I saw the JensonUSA sale of the 2010 Focus Black Forest Expert model for $1,050, I've been looking for that bike in my size on the net. I finally found a Focus dealer with two 2010 Black Forests in my size, but neither of which is the Expert.

    I'm a long time cyclocross and road rider, and am just getting into mountain biking. I won't be doing a ton of technical stuff until my skills catch up- mostly just singletrack and ATV trails.

    Which is a better deal for me, given the components (and some room for skill growth)?

    2010 Black Forest - $899
    http://www.focus-bikes.com/us/en_us/...-forest-2.html

    Frame FOCUS Black Hills zero stack alloy, hydrof.
    Fork Rock Shox Recon Race RL 100 mm
    Tires Schwalbe Nobby Nic, foldable 57–559
    Drivetrain Shimano XT
    Shifter Shimano SLX
    Crankset Shimano FCM 542
    Brakes Tektro Auriga Pro
    Brake lever Tektro Auriga Pro
    Handlebar Concept Extreme MTB
    Stem Concept SL alloy
    Seatpost Concept SL
    Saddle Concept Extreme
    Hubs Concept SL disc
    Rims Rodi D 540 disc


    2010 Black Forest Pro - $1500
    http://www.focus-bikes.com/us/en_us/...est-pro-2.html

    Frame FOCUS Black Forest alloy
    Fork Fox F-100-RL 100 mm
    Tires Schwalbe Racing Ralph
    Drivetrain Shimano XT
    Shifter Shimano XT
    Crankset Shimano SLX
    Brakes Hayes Stroker Ryde
    Brake lever Hayes Stroker Ryde
    Handlebar Concept Extreme
    Stem Concept Extreme alloy
    Seatpost Concept Extreme
    Saddle Prologo Vertigo
    Hubs Shimano SLX disc
    Rims Rodi D 540 disc


    Thanks!

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    Perhaps a better question would be, would the upgraded components on the Pro make it worth the extra $600 to someone of my skill level?

    Would appreciate any input you guys have before pulling the trigger.

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    I think the 899 is the way to go with a new wheel set. http://forums.mtbr.com/showthread.ph...58#post8044958

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    You would not notice the difference of the two not for the money I would get the cheaper one and order new ebc green stuff brake pads and a set of Fulcrum Red Metal 5 wheels and you will be good to go. Maybe for some bling get a new crank if you have the cash but the one on the bike is good enough (Shimano Deore)

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