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    Altitude 29 vs 29 SE

    Am considering getting an Altitude 29, but wondering if it is worth it to upgrade to the SE - price difference here in Norway is USD1800 ... which seems a bit steep to me. This would be my first FS bike. My question is if the 29 is fine (shocks etc.) or if I am loosing out big time if I do not choose the 29 SE

    Many thanks in advance

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    I was just debating the same thing, and pulled the trigger on the Altitude 29 SE earlier this week. I just put 50 miles on it, and am very pleased with my decision. In the US the price difference was $1,000 - it wouldn't have been an easy choice to do it at your premium.

    There were lots of little details that sold me on the SE... the XT package, Formula R1 brakes, etc... I decided to get the bike equipped the way I want rather than upgrading over time.

    Toby

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    I ended up getting the 29, but not SE. Only got to try it for a few days, before I ruptured my Achilles playing soccer. Love the bike, components seem OK for the little testing I did, but first on the list would be new brakes. The Formula 1 ones on the SE were very nice when I did the test ride.

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    The brakes are my only complaint with my Altitude 29er. The rear makes a ton of noise. I may upgrade brakes at some point. Other than that,the bike rocks! I've put a hard 10hrs ride time.

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