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    Need Info on gary fisher GED

    Hey all! Just found a 2005 gary fisher GED for $500. its a 17.5'' frame.

    i'm 6'0 tall and am just getting back in to mountain biking. I have test driven the bike and it feels OK even though my LBS says i should be using a bigger frame (19'').

    The bike is all stock and is described as a dirt jumping bike. i was wondering:
    a) could i use this bike on some XC trails
    b) what modifications have to be made in order to do so
    c) are the components good.

    it seems like a good deal. please help.

    check it out:
    http://bikepedia.com/QuickBike/BikeS...=GED&Type=bike

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    ride like you stole it
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    The frames fine for riding xc but I don't know if it is for you cause its so small, I have the same frame in the 19" and am 6' tall and it sometimes feels a little cramped on longer rides.

    If you want to do it a longer stem could help. It all depends on what you doing, I ride mine everywhere (xc, dirt jumps, and light freeride) so its good for me but if I were to start riding more xc then I do know I would definitely be lusting after an xc bike.

    As the bike sits its pretty much a do it all hardtail with decent components.
    I lubed my disc brakes because they squeaked.
    Man was that fun to work out

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    It might fit if

    you have longer legs and a shorter torso. The fit to ensure is correct is the top tube length, and the 17.5" GF-GED is 23.6" long. Your total height means little, it's the cockpit that has to fit.

    Here's the GF archive. http://fisherbikes.com/bike/archivemodel/133

    And would you buy shoes that 'almost' fit if they were a deal? Can you feel the pain?

    It's no deal if the fit is wrong. It's then an expensive dust collector.

    Jim

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