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    Help with Entry Bike

    Help with Entry Bike-screenshot_2014-07-14-19-12-51-1.pngIm looking at 4 bikes from Bikedirect now, and i need help choosing which one i should get. I do rocky downhill and some things that would be intense for a beginner. I want to try out 650b because i ride 26", and i dont like the feeling of going off jumps with 29ers. Although a 29er would probably be better for xc and i have driven my friends and it was nice. The bikes are:
    •Motobecane Fantom29 Trail
    •Gravity G27Five G1
    •Motobecane Fantom29 Expert
    •Gravity G27Five G2
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    ---Actually I can narrow it down to 2 options: Gravity G27Five G2 or the Motobecane Fantom29 Trail---

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    You're going to probably get a lot of responses about staying away from a Motobecane. I'm here to tell you that I bought one as a single speed several years ago just to see if I liked singhle speed-ing. The bike has proven to be a very well made bike and has held up VERY well. At the end of the day it will be more about the components than the frame.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chuckha62 View Post
    You're going to probably get a lot of responses about staying away from a Motobecane. I'm here to tell you that I bought one as a single speed several years ago just to see if I liked singhle speed-ing. The bike has proven to be a very well made bike and has held up VERY well. At the end of the day it will be more about the components than the frame.
    Ya thats the thing. The only part i dont understand as well is the drivetrain area such as derailleurs etc. Thats why i cant make the decision between the two

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    The Motobecane has old geo. 460mm chain stays are long and it will not turn as well as bikes with shorter chainstays.
    The GP1 29 has better geo. 69.5*/445mm.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eb1888 View Post
    The Motobecane has old geo. 460mm chain stays are long and it will not turn as well as bikes with shorter chainstays.
    The GP1 29 has better geo. 69.5*/445mm.
    If the gp1 has good geo, would that mean the gp2 would have better geo. Or are the frames and components different between the two

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    All the Gravity Point 29 bikes have the same frame. The 27.5 Gravity Point bikes also having the same frame within their wheel size. Going up in number get you better components usually.

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