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    Smile Help me decide between 2007 Teocali and 2009 Otero Elite

    Hi I am new to this forum and can't decide which one is better. I can get a orange 2007 Mongoose Teocali for $599 or a 2009 Otero Elite for $499 from a local bike shop.

    Is the 2007 Teocali worth a $100 more? Which one would you get? Thanks for replying!

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    The Teocali, because it has the Freedrive rear suspension that the Otero does not.

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    Teocali hands down!!!!!!!! I have the Khyber Super and love the freedrive platform.... ride is responsive and quick and easy to set up...
    Trying to painfully relive some of youthful adventures!!

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    The Teocali is a much better frame design, BUT prior to 2008, the frames were known to crack where the top tube meets the seat post. I would still go with the Teocali. Freedrive is amazing under braking and has pretty much no pedal feedback. The Otero ( got a 2009 Otero super for my wife) is a good bike but the you get alot of pedal bob in the rear.

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    [QUOTE=mullen119]The Teocali is a much better frame design, BUT prior to 2008, the frames were known to crack where the top tube meets the seat post. I would still go with the Teocali. QUOTE]

    True
    My 2005 cracked in exactley that spot.
    The good news was that Mongoose replaced the 05 frame with a 2010 Teocali Super frame complete with Fox RP23 shock just 4 weeks ago
    I am a very happy man

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