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    Help me decide! New bike time!

    Ok so here's the deal. I'm down to owning just a KingFisher 7" bike. I want to buy a Trek Remedy 8 or 9 but they are not available for some time now. So, do I purchase a Trek EX 9 to be able to ride now. Or, do I ride the KingFisher around, suffer with the extra weight, and get the Remedy when they become available in July? Or, option two, save some money for a month or so and buy a Tomac Snyper 140? Opinions please?

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    yeti 575

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    Quote Originally Posted by nOOby
    yeti 575
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    Now with 20% more fat!!
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    I love my 575... great trail bike!

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    For the same amount of money that you will spend on the Remedy in July you can get a really good deal on another bike right now (or in a month if you need to save up). As neat as the new Trek design is, there are really good bikes out on the market already available.

    The Yeti 575 is a perfect example. Or you could look at the Specialized Pitch (just stock market components rather than Specialized proprietary on the Enduro SL).

    And this is all coming for a Trek rider-- I just think that there are other real good bikes out there that will serve you well and that you can get now.

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    Don't forget the new Blur LT coming out in a few weeks. Looks killer.


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    Ibis Mojo.
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    I had to decide b/t the Cannondale Prophet, Yeti 575, Blur LT, and titus Motolite.
    The prophet and 575 were my top 2- I ended up building a prophet for not much more money than a Yeti or Blur frame and absolutely love the bike- attention to detail is better and it is Hand made in USA. I did really like the 575 with a Maverick DUC 32 fork, though.

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    I have to say for a few dollars more then a Yeti that is made over sea's I think Maverick is just another opt ( https://www.maverickbike.com/main/do/home) for you and also they are made here in CO Vs most others made in China.

    I think these bikes are awesome and i am about 99% sure i will be buying of them in due time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Klein_Christopher
    ...and also they are made here in CO Vs most others made in China.
    Not correct, made overseas.
    Take the long cut, we'll get there eventually.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Debaser
    Not correct, made overseas.
    And thus the decision to drop the 'American' from Maverick American. Great bikes though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 70-Spokes
    And thus the decision to drop the 'American' from Maverick American. Great bikes though.
    Funny...I didn't notice a corresponding drop in price. Maybe I'm mistaken, though.

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    Go American!

    Ellsworth Epiphany--I ride it all over the front range.

    Liked the 575 enough, but wasn't for me.

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    Be unique and get a rickshaw.
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    Wow, a 575 in the front range

    If you really want the Trek, then wait for it. You'll probably ride it for several years if you like it, so it worth waiting a few months.

    Besides if you ride the King Fischer around until then, when you do get on the Trek it will seem super fast.

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    Ithnu is right on the money. But you have to love it when you ask this forum about a particular bike(s) and all others do is recommend something that you're not even considering.

    General rule #1: All other bikes suck, except the one you put money into. Once you decide that it isn't adequate, it may start to suck.

    General rule #2: Buy the one that fits you, your riding style and budget.

    If you want the Trek and it will make you happy, get that bike.

    BTW, I own a blur, 2 nomads, VPfree, Specialized Demo 8, K2-proflex, M2 Rigid and a Koxx Level boss 1065.

    So, that said, Mavrick, Yeti, Trek all suck (following the rule).
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    Quote Originally Posted by BLRacing67
    . I did really like the 575 with a Maverick DUC 32 fork, though.
    That sounds like a fun combo!
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    I like the "any type of riding other than what I like to ride sucks" posts. They're my favz.
    A trail thatís too difficult wouldnít exist because itíd never be used. But, trails can exist thatíre too difficult for you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nickle
    I like the "any type of riding other than what I like to ride sucks" posts. They're my favz.
    It always goes back to the core life rule: "I'm cooler than you" ...

    "You should do what I do because you'll be cool too, but not as much"
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    Quote Originally Posted by subliminalshiver
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    vote +1

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nickle
    I like the "any type of riding other than what I like to ride sucks" posts. They're my favz.
    Mine too.

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    Knolly endorphin. period

    Awesome bike, guy building it, and the MAN selling it - Larry (Mountain High Cyclery is in Loveland).
    Selling my Turner 5 Spot, and my Ventana El Rey has been collecting dust.

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    Sinister GRUITR ! www.sinisterbikes.com

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    Huffy 747... Period. 2+ votes
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    Well, it is good to open a guy's mind

    A lot of good options have been thrown out, including the Endorphin. Why limit yourself to a Trek- demo a few more first and then decide. You may like something a lot btter. If not, you sure will be glad when you eventually buy the Trek. It isn't like you don't have time.

    I used to ride a 575 and a Ventana X-5 and Saltamontes. Now I have a Spot and am looking to add another bike. I have time so I'm planning on riding a bunch of different bikes first. I am also keeping an open mind- from 29er Hardtails, and 29er FS bikes to bikes like the Knolly Endorphin.

    Have fun and ride them all till you get what you get!

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