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    09 gt marathon sport or 09 gt idrive 5?

    New to mountain biking and looking at these two bikes. Keeping the budget
    ($1300 or less) around these. Want a dual suspension. Please advise.

    Thanks in advance.

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    Idrive 5

    I own the Idrive 5 and absolutely love it! I ride mainly xc but its super plush still climbs and handles the rough stuff really well.
    JAD

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    spend $200 more and get a GT force 3.0 it is the "new" version of the idrive5. full retail is $1599 you should be able to get one for less.

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    I had no idea they still made the Idrive 5. It really depends on what kind of riding you want to do. The Marathon is an awesome XC/Trail bike, the Force is an awesome Trail/All Mountain bike. Just depends on how big you want to go.

    Do you like hucking off stuff? Do you hit every little jump and spur on the way down, or do you pick the smoothest line?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jdydula
    I own the Idrive 5 and absolutely love it! I ride mainly xc but its super plush still climbs and handles the rough stuff really well.
    x2.

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    sorry. i meant the 08 gt idrive 5. It sells here in Houston for $899 while the marathon sport is $1299. I really like the paint on the marathon sport tho. Thanks for the replies.

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