I'm currently on a 2009 GF Marlin, which I love and has served me well thus far. Always thinking ahead though, I'm wondering what I'll do if/when the frame cracks one day, as the 2009 and 2010 GF's have been known to have a tendency to fail near the seat tube area of the frame.
Because Trek no longer has any 26" GF frames available, the current replacement for my frame in the event of a warranty replacement would be the 8500/8000 frame. Nice frame from what I hear, but any replacement would require me to dump some money into a new fork as well, becaus the GF fork is specifically designed around the G2 geometry and has a greater offset than standard forks.
So that got me thinking: if my beloved Marlin goes down one day, do I take the Trek replacement, or do I go in a completely different direction with the Yeti Arc? Seems like a kick-ass frame from everything I've ever read about them - a true classic.
Anybody here ridden on both and can provide a comparison?
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