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
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 08:42 PM.
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.
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.
Double-metric mtb man
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