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    Motobecane 700DS vs Motobecane Fantom Trail

    Any thoughts out there about trying to decide btwn the Motobecane 700DS and the Fantom Trail? Any thoughts on Motobecane in general? The price is certainly right for high quality components. Maybe I am missing something though. I've never had a full suspension ride before and think I might like to try it but I don't want to sacrifice full suspension for good quality. I do some harder trail riding but mostly aggressive riding in the city. Any help form the more MTB savy is greatly appretiated. Thanks brothers. Here are the specs...

    Fantom Trail:
    Frame Kinesis X6Series Aluminum 3.2lbs Nominal weight, replaceable rear derailleur hanger, 2x H2O bosses
    Fork RockShox DART 3 WITH ADJUSTABLE REBOUND (120MM) AND LOCKOUT
    Crankset FSA DYNA-DRIVE 22/32/44T with Powerdrive
    Bottom Bracket FSA PowerDrive Axle Sealed bearing
    Pedals FREE Gravity DualStage Clipless/Platform
    Front Derailleur Shimano Deore
    Rear Derailleur Shimano LX long cage
    Shifters Shimano Deore Rapid Fire 27 speed trigger shift
    Cassette/Freewheel Shimano HG cassette 9 speed 11-32T
    Chain Z9000 super narrow 9 speed
    Hubs Gravity Disc Sealed Bearings with Quick Release
    Spokes Double Butted Stainless steel
    Rims WTB SpeedDisc Double Wall Aluminum
    Tires/ Tubes Panaracer FireXC PRO 26x2.1 / Presta Valve
    Brakes Avid BallBearing Mechanical Disc front and rear, 160mm rotor
    Brake Levers Avid FR5 for Disc Brake
    Headset Ritchey Sealed Bearing threadless 1 1/8 inch
    Handlebar Ritchey Rizer SC Butted Aluminum 6061 T6
    Stem Ritchey Comp Aluminum threadless
    Tape/Grip WTB DualCompound
    Saddle WTB SpeedV
    Seat Post Ritchey Comp Mountain 27.2mm Aluminum
    Seat Post Clamp Super Light Aluminum
    Sizes 16", 18", 20", 22"
    Colors MatteBlast
    Our low price is $595 Compare to... Nothing compares.

    700DS
    Frame Oversized Bearing Pivot, Custom Formed TIG Welded 7005 Aluminum Front and Rear Triangle with replaceable rear derailleur hanger
    Suspension Fork NEW RockShox Dart2 long travel with hydraulic damping
    Rear Suspension KS Axis CoilOver with adjustable preload, damping and LOCKOUT
    Crankset TruVativ 5D Powershift Rings 22/32/44T
    Bottom Bracket Sealed Cartridge Unit
    Pedals Beartrap MTB with metal cage
    Front Derailleur Shimano M330 Factory UPGRADED to Deore
    Rear Derailleur Shimano Deore Factory UPGRADED to Deore XT
    Shifters Shimano Deore Mega 9 Rapid-Fire STI Triggershift Pods
    Cassette/Freewheel Cassette 12-32T 9 speed
    Chain KMC IG Narrow 9 Speed
    Hubs Skye Comp Forged Aluminum Disc w/Q.R. and sealed bearings
    Spokes Stainless Steel
    Rims WeinMann SP17 double wall 6061 T6 aluminum
    Tires WTB Velociraptor 26x2.1 inch
    Brakes Tektro Aquila mechanical disc 160mm rotors
    Brake Levers Tektro aluminum
    Headset Cane Creek VP A42E Threadless 1.125 inch sealed bearing
    Handlebar Skye 20 rise Aluminum
    Stem Skye Comp Aluminum Threadless for 1.125 inch
    Tape/Grip WTB Black dual compound
    Saddle WTB Speed V with LoveChannel
    Seat Post Skye Aluminum alloy MicroAdjust
    Seat Clamp Alloy Q.R.
    Sizes Small fits up to 5'8", Medium fits up to 6', Large fits 6'1" and taller
    Colors Ferrari GlossBlack / Polish Rear Triangle
    Our low price is $595.95 Compare at $1100+

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    I never thanks you guys for the input. I appreciate it.

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