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  1. #1
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    which bike should i get Tassajara GS or Piranha?

    Bike Make: 2007 Gary Fisher
    Bike Model: Piranha
    Size: Medium 17.5in
    Seat Tube C-T: 17.5inches (about 45cm)
    Top Tube C-C: 58cm actual 60cm effective
    Standover Height: 29.0 inches
    Tubing Material: Gold Series Aluminum
    Wheel Spacing: 135mm rear 100mm front
    Dropouts: Vertical w/ replaceable derailleur hanger
    Seatpost Diameter: 27.2
    Front Derailleur Mount: 35.4
    Finish condition: New
    Frame condition (Dents? Rust?): No Dents, No rust
    Brake levers: Tektro
    Shift levers: Shimano Deore
    Brakes: Avid 160mm mechanical discs
    Cranks: Shmano Alivio triple
    Crank length: 175mm
    Front derailleur: Shimano Alivio top pull
    Rear derailleur: Shimano Deore long cage
    Chain: Shimano HG73
    Cassette: Shimano 11-32
    Wheelset: Bontrager Ranger rims, Jones XR tires 26x2.20
    Seatpost: Bontrager
    Saddle: Bontrager Select
    Handlebar: Bontrager crowbar w/ Bontrager barends and grips
    Stem: Bontrager sport 90mm 10degree rise


    2005 Gary Fisher Tassajara GS FS MTN Bike
    Last edited by daact; 09-30-2007 at 07:42 PM.

  2. #2
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    I would recommend the Tass. I was in the same dilemma 1.5 years ago, and I went with the Tass and I've never regretted the decision. It has better components, so if you can get a deal on the Tass, I'd really suggest going for it. I love mine.

    I like to ride my bike. And drink beer.

  3. #3
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    I really thought I wanted the Tassajara until I rode it. I'm a baby Clydesdale at 6' and 210 lbs. I thought the fork on the Tass felt a tad bouncy to me. Probably not an issue for someone of a more normal size. I found that I had to dial the fork back to about 3/4 of the way to lockout to control the bounce. Great bike though. I loved everything else about it. I ended up getting a great deal on a GF Hi Fi Plus and went that route instead.

  4. #4
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    The GS is also the ladies frame...which would make a difference in its ride, esp. if you're a clyde like me.

    You won't regret the HiFi
    As if four times wasn't enough-> Psycho Mike's 2013 Ride to Conquer Cancer Page

    Moran? Let your opinion be free -> F88me

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