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    '09 Giant Yukon FX or '08 Specialized FSR XC

    Hi, I want a low-cost Full Suspension bike for trails, fire roads, up hill and downhill; basically "blue runs" at most, and probably 15 trail rides a year (unless I get laid off!). An all around bike... FS because of knee problems...

    I can get the '08 Specialized for $990 and the '09 Giant for $837.... which fits my budget better. The Specialized seems to shift better, the Giant has disc brakes and better suspension adjustments.... the specs are below., any advice?
    Thanks!
    Bill

    '08 Specialized FSR XC
    FRAME
    FSR M4 butted frame w/ ORE downtube, sealed cartridge bearing pivots, replaceable hanger, bolt on cable guides, two sets of water bottle bosses, 100mm travel
    REAR SHOCK
    X Fusion 02RLA, Specialized tuned, rebound adjust w/ LO, 7.0x1.6", 4 bearing lower shock mount
    FORK
    RockShox Tora 302 SL, 100mm travel, 32mm Cr-Mo stanchions, alloy steerer, mag lower, coil spring, preload adjust, lockout w/ rebound adjust
    HEADSET
    1 1/8" threadless, black steel cups, loose ball bearings w/ seals
    STEM
    Specialized 3D forged alloy, 7 degree rise, 31.8mm 4 bolt clamp, S:75mm, M:90mm, L/XL:105mm
    HANDLEBARS
    Specialized XC low rise, 31.8mm, butted alloy, 640mm wide, 6 degree up, 8 degree backsweep
    TAPE/GRIPS
    Specialized MTB, dual density
    FRONT BRAKE
    Avid SD-3, alloy "V", cartridge pads w/ 1pc pad
    REAR BRAKE
    Avid SD-3, alloy "V", cartridge pads, w/ 1pc pad
    BRAKE LEVERS
    Avid FR-5
    FRONT DERAILLEUR
    Shimano Deore M530, 34.9mm clamp
    REAR DERAILLEUR
    Shimano LX M581, SGS cage
    SHIFT LEVERS
    Shimano Deore M530, 9-speed trigger
    CASSETTE FREEWHEEL
    Shimano HG-50, 9-speed, 11-34t
    CHAIN
    KMC X9, 1/2" x 3/32" w/ reusable Missing Link
    CRANKSET
    Shimano M442-8, Octalink Spline, 9-speed, replaceable rings w/ alloy outer
    CHAINRINGS
    22S/32S/44A 4mm thick outer, 4 bolt 104/64mm
    BOTTOM BRACKET
    Shimano BB-ES25, Octalink Spline, cartridge bearing, 68 x 118mm for 50mm chainline
    PEDALS
    Specialized alloy 1pc body and cage, 9/16"
    RIMS
    Specialized/Alex RHD 26, double wall rim w/ eyelets
    FRONT HUB
    Specialized Hi Lo disc, 32h, CNC flange and disc mount, polished races, alloy QR
    REAR HUB
    Shimano M-475L disc, 32h, 8/9-speed cassette, alloy QR
    SPOKES
    1.8mm (15g) stainless, black, alloy nipples
    FRONT TIRE
    Specialized The Captain Sport, 26x2.0", 60TPI, wire bead
    REAR TIRE
    Specialized The Captain Sport, 26x2.0", 60TPI, wire bead
    TUBES
    Specialized, 1.2mm, schraeder valve
    SADDLE
    Specialized MTB, 7mm steel rails
    SEAT POST
    2 bolt micro adjust, 6061 alloy, black, 30.9 x 350/400mm
    SEAT BINDER
    Alloy collar w/ QR, 34.9mm clamp ID
    NOTES
    Protective clear coat, derailleur hanger, reflectors, owners manual


    '09 Giant Yukon FX
    size 14.5(XS),15(S),17(M),19(L)
    color Black/Silver
    frame ALUXX-Grade Butted Aluminum, 4" Suspension
    fork RockShox Dart 2, 100mm w/Lockout
    shock Maestro
    shifters SRAM X4, trigger
    front derailleur Shimano Alivio
    rear derailleur SRAM X4
    brakes Hayes MX-4 Disc
    brake levers Tektro Alloy, 2-Finger
    cassette SRAM PG830 11-28, 8-speed
    chain KMC Z72
    cranks TruVative ISO Flow 3.0, 22/32/42
    bb Cartridge
    rims WTB Dual Duty XC, double wall
    hubs Formula 32H Disc
    spokes Stainless Steel
    tires Kenda Nevegal 26 x 2.1"
    handlebar Alloy 31.8mm, High Rise
    stem Alloy
    seatpost Alloy 350x30.9mm
    saddle WTB Speed-V Sport
    pedals Alloy Platform
    Last edited by elkMania; 05-18-2009 at 08:57 PM.

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    Two things - You posted the components for the Specialized twice, and you're probably not going to get many responses on the "Sea Otter" forum. Try the "Beginners" or "Bike and Frame" forums instead.

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    Giant Yukon Fx. I think you'll be happy w/ that.
    "The original concept of freeriding was that there was no set course, goals or rules to abide by. "
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    updated thread...

    I thought I would try this again, in the correct forum!
    see:
    http://forums.mtbr.com/showthread.ph...11#post5710611

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