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  1. #1
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    Going for new MTB and need an advice..

    I'm going for my first MTB and have looked at some different bikes.
    Now I have narrowed my choise down to a couple of bikes,
    but i would like your oppinion about which one you think is the best, and why.

    Bike 1: Trek 6300

    Frame - Alpha Black Aluminum w/semi-integrated head tube, twin taper down tube w/integrated gusset, formed top tube, wishbone seatstay, forged dropouts w/rack and fender mounts, replaceable derailleur hanger
    Front Suspension - RockShox Tora SL w/coil spring, preload, rebound, TurnKey lockout, alloy steerer, 100mm
    Wheels - Shimano M475-L hubs; Bontrager Ranger rims
    Tires - Bontrager Jones XR, 26x2.25" front, 26x2.20" rear
    Shifters - Shimano Deore
    Front Derailleur - Shimano Deore
    Rear Derailleur - Shimano Deore XT Shadow
    Crank - Shimano M442 44/32/22
    Cassette - SRAM PG950 11-34, 9 speed
    Pedals - Wellgo alloy platform
    Saddle - Bontrager Race
    Seat Post - Bontrager SSR, 31.6mm, 20mm offset
    Handlebars - Bontrager Approved Riser, 25mm rise
    Stem - Bontrager SSR, 10 degree
    Headset - VP-A42E, 1-1/8" semi-integrated, sealed
    Brakeset - Avid Juicy 3, hydraulic disc

    Bike 2 : Giant Terrago 1

    Frame - Giant AluxX aluminium, Fluid Formed
    Front Suspension - Rock Shox TORA 302 coil 100mm remote PoplocTM
    Shifters - Shimano Deore 27 speed
    Front derailleur - Shimano Deore
    Rear derailleur - Shimano Deore XT shadow
    Brakes - Giant Root hydraulic disc, 160mm rotors
    Brake levers - Giant Root
    Cassette - Shimano HG50 11/34
    Chain - Shimano HG-73
    Cranks - Shimano M521 Hollowtech 44/32/22
    Bb - Shimano Octalink
    Rims - Alex DP 17 Disc double wall aluminium
    Hubs - Shimano M475 Disc
    Spokes - Black stainless steel
    Tires - Kenda Nevegal 2.1'' Stick-E front, Kenda Nevegal 2.1'' Dual Thread rear -
    Handlebar - Alloy low rise
    Stem - Alloy, 10 Degree rise
    Seatpost - Alloy 350x30.9mm
    Saddle - Giant MTB Performance
    Pedals - Wellgo platform

    Bike 3: GT Avalance 2.0 HDisc

    Frame - GT Triple Triangle design 6061 butted aluminum with hydroformed downtube, zero stack headtube. Disc compatible with removeable der. Hanger
    Front Suspension - Suntour XCR-LO hydraulic fork with cr-mo 30 mm stanchions, magnesium lowers,
    preload adjust, 100 mm of travel and lock out
    Shifters - Shimano 8 speed rapidfire shifters
    Front derailleur - Shimano M -330
    Rear derailleur - Deore M-531 top-normal
    Brakes - Tektro Aguila hydraulic disc brakes
    Cassette - Shimano Eight Speed, 11-32 ratio
    Chain - HG 40 Shimano 8 speed Chain
    Cranks - Shimano FC-M311 42/32/22
    Rims - Jalco AX-430 Alloy double wall ATB
    Front hub - Alloy QR for Disc
    Rear hub - Aluminum QR sealed mechanism 8 speed cassette for Disc
    Spokes - Stainless steel 14 gauge
    Tires - Kenda Nevegal, 26 x 2.1
    Handlebar - Alum. 31.8 mm 20 mm Rise, 6 degree bend, anatomically sized
    Stem - GT ATB, 31. 8mm bar bore threadless 15 degree rise with four bolt alum face plate
    Seatpost - Alloy Micro adjust
    Saddle - WTB Pure V, with stitched cover and protective corners
    Pedals - ATB Aluminum body, Steel cage, toe clip compatible
    Last edited by kksn89; 09-02-2009 at 12:13 AM.

  2. #2
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    you buy a bike based on

    1st..the frame, all are fine, and then...

    2nd...the fork. Only the Giant has one that will work well.

    And 3rd but most important, the bike has to fit, and fit darn well.


  3. #3
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    I like the 2 and 3 because of the hydro brakes and shimano drive train.
    you need to pick which one. maybe #2 because of the better crank.
    Last edited by nagatahawk; 09-02-2009 at 07:12 AM.

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    Just edited the specs on bike one. Realized they where wrong when I saw the comment about hydro brakes on bike 2 & 3 only.

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