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    used 2008 flightline comp or shift r1?

    trying to find a bike to buy and i've come across a used 2008 flightline comp and a used 2008 shift r1, what are both of these bikes worth and which one should i end up going with?
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    Shift !!!!!

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    Are both bikes the right size for you? *most important question*

    What is the riding like in Arlington? Much elevation change? A lot of technical stuff? Will you being riding the bike as a source of transportation? Or is it just for recreation?

    What is your level of experience? If you've ridden a mt. bike before, what do you prefer, setting personal best times on a loop, or searching out the gnarliest terrain that you can find?
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    Shift!!!!!!!

    If you are going to get into mountain biking, go with the shift. I bought a hardtail about 5 years ago, and I regretted it!! After I went on my first real single track ride I knew I made a mistake. I paid $700 for that bike, and my wife made me put up with it for 4 years. Last year I was able to buy a Sonix, and could not believe how much better the full suspension bike went down the trail. I have so much more confidence going down technical trails now, and it climbs as good as a hardtail. I'm just telling you this so you don't make the same mistake.

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    b.ray asks some great questions...all of which should be taken into consideration when buying a new bike. If your local trails don't have a whole lot of elevation change and not much super technical terrain, then the Flightline Comp might be a good choice for you. The FL Comp has a better parts spec on it than the Shift R1...plus you get a 9-speed drive train with the Comp.

    However, if you are planning on riding some fairly technical terrain, then a full-suspension bike like the Shift R1 would be a great choice.

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