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    Cool-blue Rhythm Cake or SuperCaliber?

    I'm about to purchase my first FS bike and the two best deals I've found are both Gary Fisher.

    The Cake is a 2007 1.0 DLX Model and the SuperCaliber is a 2009 2.0. Both bikes are extremely nice but the Cake is priced about $250 more. I like the extra suspension on the Cake but is it really worth the price being an older bike?

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    Neither......I would look elsewhere.

    The Cakes were notorious for having really bad chain suck issues.

    The Caliber bikes are pretty flexy in the bigger sizes.
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    Yea, it seems like everyone on a Cake encounters the chain suck problem. I also have read about the weak frames of GF bikes.

    On that note..

    I actually picked up a 04 Cake 2 DLX that has been basically garage kept all these years and forgot about. I really didn't want that old of a bike but for the condition and low price I couldn't say no. Rode her really hard in the rain today on a real technical trail and wow she was fun! Seems like a great bike for the year!

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    Cakes are good bikes, the chain suck was more an issue with Bontrager cranks than the frame itself.

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