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    2012 trek fuel ex5 or 2012 scott spark 70. Which one to buy. Opinions needed please

    Hey fellas so I am looking at 2 different bikes to purchase in the next day or two. I found a good deal on both I think. 2012 trek fuel ex5 for $1300 or 2012 scott spark 70 for $1150. I am just looking to get into mountain biking more serious and looking to lose a bit of weight since I am at 320 now. Would one of these be better than the other. Thanks as always

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    2012 trek fuel ex5 or 2012 scott spark 70. Which one to buy. Opinions needed p

    Honestly, at your weight I'd steer clear of FS and look for a hard tail. You're likely going to have to upgrade your rear shock to a coil over instead of air. I'm 347 an have set a goal of 275 before I look at FS. You can get a nice hard tail for about $1100. Check out the Airborne Goblin. Good luck with what ever you chose. Riding your bike is a great way to lose weight. I've lost 20 pounds so far.


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    Quote Originally Posted by askibum02 View Post
    Honestly, at your weight I'd steer clear of FS and look for a hard tail. You're likely going to have to upgrade your rear shock to a coil over instead of air. I'm 347 an have set a goal of 275 before I look at FS. You can get a nice hard tail for about $1100. Check out the Airborne Goblin. Good luck with what ever you chose. Riding your bike is a great way to lose weight. I've lost 20 pounds so far.


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    The only thing I can't get over is spending 1100 on a hardtail when I can get a full suspension for a few hundred more. Is the rear shock really gonna suffer that bad under my weight

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