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    Anyone know the msrp on 29'er 4?

    This Bike?


    Does anyone own one? How are they in general?

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    Thnaks. Do you know if it is a good quality bike for the $, component wise?

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    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.

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    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

    CHAINRINGS 44A/32S/22S

    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

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    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.

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    $1000 Bike? Check this out...


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    Quote 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.

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    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.

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