Anyone know the msrp on 29'er 4?
Does anyone own one? How are they in general?
Thnaks. Do you know if it is a good quality bike for the $, component wise?
I'd say for $1000 it should have a better component spec. It should at least have better rims and a better fork for that amount of $. I don't see why cdale put the WTB dual duty rims on there, because I can't think of very many, if any 29ers that have rim brakes. I'd like to see what other people have to say about the component spec.
Thanks for the info Duncan.
How would you rate it against the Specialized Rockhopper 29 as far as components go?
Here are the RH specs.
FRAME M4 manipulated alloy frame, butted ORE DT, 2 piece forged adjustable dropouts, disc only
REAR SHOCK N/A
FORK RockShox Tora 318 SL, for 29" wheel, 80mm, 32mm Butted Cr-Mo stanchions and alloy steerer, Mag lower, Solo air spring, reb. adj, Motion Control compression adj.
HEADSET 1 1/8" threadless
STEM Specialized 3D forged alloy, four bolt, 31.8mm, 7 degree rise
HANDLEBARS Specialized alloy butted 31.8mm XC rise w/ graphic, 640mm wide, 8 degree back, 8 degree up sweep
TAPE/GRIPS Specialized Enduro, dual density Kraton
FRONT BRAKE Avid BB-5, mechanical disc, 6" G2 Clean Sweep rotor
REAR BRAKE Avid BB-5, mechanical disc, 6" G2 Clean Sweep rotor
BRAKE LEVERS Avid FR-5
FRONT DERAILLEUR Shimano Deore FD-M530, 34.9mm clamp
REAR DERAILLEUR Shimano Deore RD-M531, SGS cage
SHIFT LEVERS Shimano Deore SL-M530 trigger
CASSETTE FREEWHEEL Shimano HG-50, 9-speed, 11-34t
CHAIN KMC X9, 1/2" x 3/32" w/ reusable Missing Link
CRANKSET Shimano FC-M442-8, replaceable rings w/ alloy outer, Octalink Spline
BOTTOM BRACKET Shimano BB-ES25, Octalink spline, cartridge bearing, 68 x 118mm for 50mm chainline
PEDALS Specialized alloy 1pc body and cage, 9/16"
RIMS Specialized/Alex RHD 29, double wall, eyelets, for disc brakes
FRONT HUB Specialized Hi Lo disc, 28h, CNC flange and disc mount, polished races, alloy QR
REAR HUB Specialized Hi Lo disc, cassette, 32h, CNC flanges and disc mount, polished races, alloy QR
SPOKES 1.8mm (15g) stainless, alloy nipples
FRONT TIRE Specialized Fast Trak Control, 29x2.0", 60TPI, aramid bead
REAR TIRE Specialized Fast Trak Control, 29x2.0", 60TPI, aramid bead
TUBES Specialized schraeder valve
SADDLE Specialized Indie XC, 143mm width
SEAT POST Specialized alloy, two bolt micro adjust head, 30.9mm
SEAT BINDER Specialized alloy w/ QR, brass washer
NOTES Chain stay protector, reflectors, clear coat, owners manual
And here is the Cannondale specs. (These might not copy/paste very good.)
Frame Caffeine 29
Fork RockShox Dart 329
Rear Shock N/A
Rims WTB Dual Duty FR, 32 hole
Hubs Shimano M475 rear
Spokes DT Swiss Champion
Tires WTB�Prowler 29 x 2.1�
Pedals Wellgo alloy platform
Crank Shimano FC-M4428 22/32/44
Chain Shimano 9-speed
Rear Cogs Shimano HG50 11-34
Bottom Bracket Shimano BB-ES25 Octalink
Front Derailleur Shimano Deore
Rear Derailleur SRAM X-5
Shifters SRAM X-5 Trigger
Handlebars Cannondale C3, 20 mm rise
Stem Cannondale XC3 1 1/8", 31.8 mm
Headset Cannondale HeadShok Si
Brakeset Shimano BR-485 160/160 mm
Brakelevers Shimano BR-485
Saddle Cannondale X-Country
Seat Post Cannondale Alloy
Sizes M, L, X
Extras Cannondale Morse Grip
Both bikes are very similarly equipped. The specialized's fork is a step up from the cannondale, and I guess i just dont like the way the rims on the cannondale look, they probably get the job done well. I personally would go with the cannondale because the frame is handmade in USA.
$1000 Bike? Check this out...
Originally Posted by levonius
I actually already saw your thread. You got a great deal. Did you have to haggle or just made an offer?
One bike shop I went to had 2 cobia's but both were not my size. I may be going back there next weekend and may take one for a ride.
I'm still just confused as which direction to go.
It'll start making alot more sense when I can actually ride one.
Go with the Cobia
I haggled a bit, but it was my size in stock, so i'm sure that helped. Even if you get one fro like $900, it's the bestbang for the buck in my opinion. Ride one, and make sure you like the GF G2 Geometry.