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    stuck between two bikes

    im a road bike convert, and just starting into mtb's at the moment, im stuck between two bikes below, which is better? why? one is dual suspension, the second is a hard tail

    2011 Motobecane 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 and LOCKOUT
    Rear Suspension KS Axis CoilOver with adjustable preload, damping and LOCKOUT
    Crankset TruVativ 5D almuminum arms, 175mm, Powershift Rings 22/32/44T
    Bottom Bracket Sealed Cartridge Unit, square taper
    Pedals Beartrap MTB with metal cage
    Front Derailleur Factory UPGRADED to Deore
    Rear Derailleur Factory UPGRADED to Deore XT
    Shifters Shimano Deore Mega 9 Rapid-Fire STI Triggershift Pods
    Cassette/Freewheel 12-32T 9 speed
    Chain KMC IG Narrow 9 Speed
    Hubs Formula Forged Aluminum Disc w/Q.R. and sealed bearings
    Spokes Stainless Steel
    Rims WTB SpeedDisc AllMountain, double wall 6061 T6 aluminum, Black finish
    Tires WTB Velociraptor 26x2.1 inch (Front/rear specific tread designs)
    Brakes Avid BB 5 BallBearing 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, 27.2mm
    Seat Clamp Alloy Q.R.
    Sizes Small fits up to 5'8", Medium fits up to 6', Large fits 6'1" and taller
    (approx. sizing - please check against geometry to make your final choice)
    Colors Ferrari GlossBlack with Polished Rear Triangle (as shown)

    2011 Gravity 29Point2

    Frame ALLOY 6061 Aluminum with TrailTested Design. D-Section, Hydroformed Downtube with reinforced Gusset, replaceable rear derailleur hanger, water bottle mount
    Crankset SHIMANO ALIVIO FC-M430 22Tx32Tx44T(for 27-SP) x175mm, ALLOY BLACK CRANK arms
    Bottom Bracket Sealed cartridge bearing, 68x113mm STaper
    Pedals Mountain Platform
    Front Derailleur SHIMANO DEORE FDM591, 31.8mm clamp
    Rear Derailleur SHIMANO SLX RDM662SGSL, Shadow low-profile
    Shifters Shimano Alivio, trigger shift
    Cassette Cassette 11-32t 9 speed
    Chain KMC Z99, for 27 Speed
    Hubs Gravity by Formula Sealed Ball Bearing Disc with Quick Release
    Spokes Stainless steel
    Rims WTB SPEED DISC 29x32H, Black anodized Aluminum
    Tires WTB PROWLER SL RACE, 29x2.1
    Brakes Avid BB5 Disc Brake front and rear
    Brake Levers TEKTRO ALLOY BLACK, Brake Levers
    Headset CaneCreek VP-A42E Sealed Bearing threadless 1 1/8 in
    Handlebar Black Finish Aluminum 6061 T6, 610MM
    Stem Black Finish Aluminum threadless EXT:90MM(15.5"~17.5")/110MM(19"~21")x10 DEGREES
    Tape/Grip WTB DualCompound
    Saddle WTB SpeedV
    Seat Post Black Finish Aluminum Mountain 27.2mm x 400mm
    (insert min 2 inches below lowest top tube weld / maintain clamp collar tightness)
    Seat Post Clamp Super Light Alloy with Quick Release
    Sizes 13", 15", 17", 19", 21" Click for 29R Geometry
    Colors GlossWhite

    pretty much same bike as above but with better parts but no 29's

    Frame Kinesis X6Series Aluminum 3.2lbs Nominal weight, replaceable rear derailleur hanger, 2x H2O bosses
    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(SlateGray) or GlossYellow
    Last edited by; 04-08-2011 at 01:25 AM.

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