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    Gravity HTX-7

    Anyone have any experience with this bike? Any similar bikes i should take a look at? I want a 26' hard tail with middle of the line components. I will be riding mostly xc and doing some occasional jumps on the trail.

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    Conner

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    The components on that bike are very good. The frame is a mystery - I'm not sure how I feel about the triangular top tube. If it was me, I would probably go with the Motobecane instead just because the frame is a more traditional design:

    Save up to 60% off new Mountain Bikes - MTB - 2010 Motobecane Fantom Trail

    Also, it depends on the size - the Gravity comes in odd sizes, while the Motobecane comes in even sizes, so it might be best to base your decision on the frame size that fits you best.

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    Thanks for the input. do you know of any other bikes with the triangular top tube i could compare with the gravity HTX-7?

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    I have a Windsor Cliff 4500, and the top tube is similar to the Gravity, except the triangle faces downward, rather than upward. Honestly, I'm not a huge fan of the geometry of the bike, but it seems ok, although I haven't ridden it very hard, so I really can't say how strong it is. You could always swap the parts onto a Leader frame, which I also have, and the geometry is MUCH better than the geometry on the Windsor (longer top tube, more stable - really similar to a 2008 - 2009 Specialized frame). You can get the Leader 510H frame for $70 + $30 shipping:

    BlueSkyCycling.com - Leader 510 H MTB Frame

    You could probably sell the Gravity frame new for at least $30 to $50, so it wouldn't be that much more of an investment. That is probably what I would do if I were in your shoes. Here is my finished Leader:

    Leader 510H Frame Build ***Photos****

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