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    Buying new bike - Motobecane Fantom Team or Trek Fuel EX 8??

    Anyone have experience with both of these bikes and can offer any kind of comparison. I'm also interested in the Moto Fly Team if you have any input there. Too many great bikes out there anymore!!

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    What year is the EX8? I ask because the suspension design received a major overhall and is greatly improved for 2008.

    Do you know how to work on your own bike? Are you new to mountain biking? You will need to be able to assemble the motobecane yourself and also be able to maintenance it yourself unless you want to pay alot of money for the LBS to do it for you. If you buy the trek you will most likely get a service package and you can ride the bike first to see if it fits.

    Personally I would get the trek because I like being able to ride a bike first. That being said, I currently ride a bike that I didn't have a chance to ride first (I built it up myself from the frame up).

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