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    Rockhopper (base), GFisher Marlin (base), or something else?

    I'm looking for a decent entry level MTB for XC (man this lingo is great)

    I'm ready to wait a year if I have to as summer is winding down and autmn being a short season and all

    these are two that the LBS have recommended

    But I've seen on here so far woodstock and randall scott, etc.

    But how do the two in the title compare?

    should I wait it out or buy online?

    any kind of help would be appreciated

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    not one opinion so far

    bummer.

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    what is your price range? whats your riding style?
    the rockhopper comp disc is very well specd for its price at around 700-800 at the normal lbs

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    its probably best to buy from a bike shop. find a bike that you like in your price range and buy it. try as many bikes as you can to see what you like. there are some good deals online though. i bought an ibex as my first good mtb and i love it. randallscott has some nice ironhorses on sale right now. just make sure you get the right size if you buy online.

    http://www.ibexbikes.com/Bikes-Hub-MTB.html

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    I have no idea how this size thing works

    I'm 5'8 200lbs

    my price range is 500-600 bucks (strong focus on 500 buddy)

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    For you, The Marlin would be a really good bike, so would a Wahoo Disc. Trek 4500, maybe 4900 (if you can find it) are good bikes too.

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