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    help me decide, gary fisher kingfisher VS jamis diablo 1.0

    Hey, I just wanted to see if I could sell my '05 Gary Fisher Kingfisher, and someone offered me 1400, which is $11 more than what I could buy a new '06 Jamis Diablo 1.0 since it is $911 dollars off on sale.

    They are both 2300-2500 stock.

    I do mainly freeride in local woods and around town, just sicne i cant travel to mountains 1 hour away every day, but usually every other weekend go to a downhill place.

    2005 Gary Fisher King Fisher 2 specs(MSRP: $2640:
    http://www.mtbr.com/reviews/Freeride...t_124755.shtml
    http://fisherbikes.com/archive/model/191


    2006 Jamis Diablo 1.0 Specs(MSRP: $2400):
    http://www.mtbr.com/reviews/Freeride...t_126870.shtml
    http://www.jensonusa.com/store/produ...0+Bike+06.aspx


    It would be awesome if some of you would take about 4-5 min to look at them and let me know if I should switch.

    I would buy the Jamis for $1,389.

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    It doesn't look like you'd be gaining anything except a year newer bike. The suspension (fork and shock) and components are pretty close, if not downgraded on the Jamis. If your bike's giving you trouble or the components are getting tired it may be worth it, otherwise you're just trading bikes but not really getting anywhere.
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    I like the geometry on the diablo a lot better, but the components are pretty similar. Ask yourself if it's worth the hassle, and maybe ask someone to let you hop on their diablo and ride around a little bit. It's all preference when it comes to frames in similar price ranges.

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    get what you feel the best on. I personally like the diablo more because of the geo and look. I would get that and upgrade a little if needed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by robinbrd311
    It would be awesome if some of you would take about 4-5 min to look at them and let me know if I should switch.
    I didn't take five minutes, but I don't see much of a point to switching. It seems like it'd be a lateral move at best. What are you hoping to get out of the change?

    To those who say the Diablo's geometry is better, what exactly are you looking at? According to the specs listed at the links above the head tube angles are both 67* and the seat tube angles are 73* and 72.5*. Comparing the medium size (17.5") the top tubes are within 6mm of each other and the wheelbases are within a centimeter. The King Fisher has lower standover, shorter chainstays (the Diablo's are a whopping 17.7"!) and a reasonable 14.3" BB height. The Diablo's BB height is listed at 12.6", which I assume is a misprint or else it'd be unrideable.

    So why did you want to switch?

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