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    FSR XC Comp Or GT Marathon 2.0

    I'm shopping for a new bike and I'm stuck between bikes. I want to know what you would get and why? A GT or an FSR. The Specialized is going to run me about 1600 but I can get a smoking deal on the GT for 1300 with better components and shocks. What should I do?

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    I've owned my 09 fsr xc comp for 2 months and I love it. I took it home for 1300 out the door at mikes bikes. The only problem I have is the fork rebound is stuck in the fast side, and the rear shock lockout is not working. Even though I have problems with my shocks it still fun to ride and have no problems climbing. I ride my bike every chance I get usually about twice a week on rough rocky trails. I just hope my lbs replace both my shocks since they were broken the day I bought them, I will take it to the shop in a couple of weeks after I get my fix.

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    Your best bet is to test ride both and see which you think feels better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cbatenga
    I've owned my 09 fsr xc comp for 2 months and I love it. I took it home for 1300 out the door at mikes bikes. The only problem I have is the fork rebound is stuck in the fast side, and the rear shock lockout is not working. Even though I have problems with my shocks it still fun to ride and have no problems climbing. I ride my bike every chance I get usually about twice a week on rough rocky trails. I just hope my lbs replace both my shocks since they were broken the day I bought them, I will take it to the shop in a couple of weeks after I get my fix.
    You might wanna take that in!!! Did you get their 5yr service plan at mikes??? I mean if it is a 09 this should be covered

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    I used to be a Specialized fan but now I'm a GT convert. There's no reason to buy a FSR (apart from weight) over a GT.

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    Quote Originally Posted by airs0ft3r
    I used to be a Specialized fan but now I'm a GT convert. There's no reason to buy a FSR (apart from weight) over a GT.

    I've ridden and owned both... I can't agree with that comment. I suspect many others wouldn't either. There's a reason that there are many companies willing to pay Spec fees to use the FSR design. And even more overseas that use the design that don't need to pay up...

    i think the new incarnation of the FSR-XC is pretty sweet...

    of course, that's just 1 man's opinion....

    cheers,
    sr

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    Yes, I bought their 5 year service plan which covers basic tune ups and maintenace. I'll probably bring my bike in for repairs soon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by simplton
    I've ridden and owned both... I can't agree with that comment. I suspect many others wouldn't either. There's a reason that there are many companies willing to pay Spec fees to use the FSR design. And even more overseas that use the design that don't need to pay up...

    i think the new incarnation of the FSR-XC is pretty sweet...

    of course, that's just 1 man's opinion....

    cheers,
    sr

    The biggest problem I had with FSR was the lack of efficiency. The I-Drive is just so much more efficient. Also, the I-Drive just seems more plush (but there's no justifying that).

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