I've got around $800 to spend on a decent new hardtail.
I'm considering both a Gary Fisher Mullet ($819) and a Haro Escape Sport ($690). I'l list specs for both.
I'll be using my bike for some light all mountain and dirt jumping.
I'm 5'10" and roughly 140 lbs.
I've got local access to both bikes, and I was wondering if I should go with the Haro and spend $120 on some upgrades or take the Fisher.
Alright, spec time
Fork - Marzocchi MZ Comp 120mm travel w/prelaod
Crankset/BB - Truvativ Ruktion 2.0 PC RG 32/22 (44T Ring in Parts Box) / Howitzer BB
Front Derailleur - SRAM 3.0
Rear Derailleur - SRAM SX4
Bar/Stem - Pivit alloy / Truvativ LE riser 31.8
Shifters - SRAM SX 4 8-speed trigger
Saddle/Seatpost - WTB Speed V Sport saddle/Haro alloy micro adjust
Hubset - Pivit Alloy Disc loose ball F&R
Rim - Weinmann Discovery double wall
Tire - Kenda Nevegal 2.1 Stick-E Rubber
Brakes - Hayes MX4 mechanical disc 180mm Rotor Front / 160mm Rear
Now the Fisher:
Fork - Marzocchi Dirt Jumper 3
Headset - Mallet 1-1/8" threadless, reinforced steel cups
Pedals - ATB alloy platform
Front Derailleur - Shimano FD-C050
Rear Derailleur - Shimano Alivio, RD-MC410-L, direct mount
Shifters - Shimano EF-50 8spd Cassette, SRAM PG830 11-32T, 8spd
Handlebar - Bontrager Earl Riser
Stem - Bontrager Big Earl, 31.8mm, 4-bolt
Saddle - Bontrager Earl, 8mm oversized rails
Seatpost - Bontrager SSR, micro adjust, 31.6
Wheels - Shimano M475 6-bolt disc hubs, Bontrager Ranger rims, 36h
Tires - Bontrager Earl, 26x2.4 (55/58), wire bead
Brakeset - Avid BB5, mechanical disc, 160mm rotors
Crank Set - Bontrager Big Earl, 44/32/22
I'm a little wary of the Hayes MX4s on the Haro, anyone know about them?
Any other advice?
If you made it though all that, thanks a ton and I'm hoping to get some good info
P.S. If anyone has other bike seggustions, I'll take them
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