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    New question here. vp-free vs. gemini 3000

    what do you think is a better decison?
    -which peadals better
    -looks better
    -can take more abuse
    -better value

    the other thing is if i buy the vp free i will have to work at a shop that has no riding near it so i couldnt ride as much, but the shop that sells cannondales is more of a xc store.

    what bike to chose
    -vp and less riding and cooler store
    -or Gemini 3000 and more riding and worse store
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    does it really matter if its a xc store? my friend works at a road bike shop but all the mechanics DH

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    Forget the shop (who cares if it's more XC or what). It's important that they give you a good deal and have good mechanics !
    For the Bike: Gemini - nothing else in my eyes !
    It pedals very good, races good is light and strong and can withstand a certain abuse !
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    Normally I would tell you to go with the VP Free, but if it jeopardizes your riding time, I would tell you to go with the shop that affords your more time on the bike. Riding, afterall, is what it's all about. It's not about the Bling Bling.
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    are you from massachusetts? if so, what shops are you thinking about

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    Quote Originally Posted by bikergeoff
    are you from massachusetts? if so, what shops are you thinking about
    yes i am form massachusetts. i was thinking about Berkshire Bike and Blade, or the Arcadian Shop.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bikergeoff
    are you from massachusetts? if so, what shops are you thinking about
    where do you live?
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    Go a bit outta the way, and drive to Cycleloft...those guys actually know what theyre doing. Plus if it helps...theyre always at the local DH races.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DJrider04
    Go a bit outta the way, and drive to Cycleloft...those guys actually know what theyre doing. Plus if it helps...theyre always at the local DH races.
    wheres Cycleloft and what brand do they carry
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    VP-Free but it ain't worth not be able to ride.
    Your choice

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    heres mine..

    Dude go for the gemini. Ive ridden v10s and vpfree and flat out VPP just feels weird to me, It doesnt jump very well, it pedals sick but the gemini pedals just as good. The 3000 will have the floater and the huge shock. It has a 3.0in shock stroke for a 7.1 in travel bike making it extremely supple and reliable. Its a way better DH machine then the vp free and it will freeride just as well. The gemini is flat out THE BEST jumping DH bike iver ever been on. The rear end is insanely stiff and if youve ridden VPP i just cant stand how if feels like the rear triangle extends behind you. ANd trust me the Gemini is plenty Bling Bling. Handcrafted and painted in AMERICA unlinke SC who sold out to taiwan (they dont want u to know that they just paint their bikes in the US and they are assembled here) but the frames are taiwan not such a bad thing but my opinion. The cannondale is rediculous quality, its simple and sweet and the ride is just awsome. Here a few snaps of mine.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hardcoe newbie
    where do you live?
    I live in scituate, I've never heard of those shops, but for this summer I'm thinking of working at the bicycle link, rei, or bike barn. bike barn is by far my favorite, rei has a really nicely set up shop, and the bicycle link is the closest, but I don't like them as much (they have an extremely small workspace.)

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