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    Sortie 1

    Hey all, im looking into buying my first FS bike. I generally ride trails with some moderate climbing and descending. The trails are pretty rocky and my hardtail is starting to be a pain in the a**. Do you guys think the sortie 1 would be a good buy for me? How does it compare to a mongoose teocali or GT force?

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    Sounds like the Sortie is the perfect bike for you. That's the kind of trails it is made for. It is in my soon to purchase list.

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    just pass on the gt and teh mongoose- they really wont compare with the sortie- with that teh sortie one is a great starting bike, the frame is the same (other than paint) as the $5200 sortie black- so as you ride you can upgrade and it will still be worth it- if you can try to swing for a sortie 2 because you get fox- however if you cant afforde it the one will still be great!
    over the last 2 years i have been nothing but impressed with my sortie 3 (same frame as the one) i really did not expect much from it, but it has handled everything i have thrown at it time and time again!

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    the suspension design is a good one?

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    I loved my Sortie 1, but the fork was sub par, wheels pretty heavy, and the rear shock had a lot to be desired. I would say shoot for the Sortie 2 if you can afford it and save up for wheels.

    Make sure it is a 2009 or newer, 08 to 09 it went from a 4" to 5" frame with minimal or no weight increase. I found a sweet deal on a closeout 08 new Sortie 1, but would probably still be riding it if it was a 5" bike.

    not a small are you?? http://www.giantnerd.com/index.php/2...tain-bike.html

    Sometimes they have good deals on Nashbar and if you can pair it with a 10-15% off coupon and free shipping it works out good. No LBS support though.

    I got mine from Taylor's bike shop, and they were good to deal with.

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    yea i was thinking of buying that 09' shortie 3 frame in this forum and use my current parts to build it up.

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    Its a good trail bike frame for the money. Sure there are better lighter ones, but youre gonna pay a lot more.

    I just had a buddy upgrading and had a chance to get a sc superlight frame and parts for cheap. Since I had a 4" sortie model it was tough for me to pass up the almost 2 lbs weight loss for swapping the frame.

    I will give it to the sortie, I did think it stayed a lot more active under braking than the superlight. but that is about the only real negative of the single pivot......ramble, ramble.

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