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    thoughts on wahoo for first mtn bike

    I went to the local bike shop this past weekend and really liked the trek wahoo. They had the 2011 in stock. What are your guys thoughts on the bike for a first mtn bike. I live in Ohio so it would be nothing crazy as far as trails go.
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    any thoughts on these bikes?
    '14 Specialized Hard Rock Sport Disc 29
    '14 Trek Skye (Wife)
    '12 Specialized Crux Skittles
    '13 Specialized Allez Compact

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    i have the wahoo so far and the only complaint i have is the rear brake. it can be loud. i think i fixed the problem a few weeks ago. now i have no stopping power though. i have no idea what is wrong but i think i need to get the brakes bled. other than that it is great. it was my first mountain bike and it has done well so far

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    Not to thread jack but has anyone had experience with the Wahoo WSD? My girlfriend is wanting to get the 2011 Wahoo WSD and to me it seems like it would be fine for her given she won't be riding very aggressively with it, but then again i don't know much yet.

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    I had a Wahoo for my first real mtn bike. It served me well. The only problem I had was that I outgrew it quickly. I only rode it for a year and a half. Now I ride a Fuel EX. I think it is a great starter bike if you are unsure whether you will get into the sport. It rides well enough for most easy to medium singletrack and wont break the bank. I even did my first few XC races on it.

    I have no clue about the WSD.

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    the Wahoo is a good bike but from my experience of working at a bike store, you'll be back in about 6 months to buy a full suspension bike. Its way more money up front but cheaper if you really get into biking. Get a Trek Card and get 12 months no interest on anything over 1 grand.
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    Check out the beginners area, lots of people love the Wahoo.

    Are you looking for more input on bike selection or just verifying?

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    I was looking at it as a secondary bike as my main passion is road riding. My fiance and I have been looking at mtn bikes as something to do on the "off weeks" of riding.
    Anybody know what the differences are between the 2011 and the 2012??
    '14 Specialized Hard Rock Sport Disc 29
    '14 Trek Skye (Wife)
    '12 Specialized Crux Skittles
    '13 Specialized Allez Compact

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    Quote Originally Posted by smoothie7 View Post
    I was looking at it as a secondary bike as my main passion is road riding. My fiance and I have been looking at mtn bikes as something to do on the "off weeks" of riding.
    Anybody know what the differences are between the 2011 and the 2012??
    2012 it has moved to a 29er and back to mechanical disc brakes. Different forks, probably due to 29 vs 26, both Suntour with similar features though. 2012 looks like it loses lockout on the fork. 2012 drivetrain seems to be all Shimano where the 2011 had a mix of SRAM in there.

    Biggest change is obviously 29er vs 26.

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    Ive had my 2012 Wahoo for a month and a half now. Its great for what i do. I love the 29er and have had hardly any problems with the bike. The brakes are very loud and the rear seems to be operating a little funny though. I will have them checked out as soon as i take my bike in to Trek for a tune up.
    Also the stock pedals suck, i put some new MG-1s on there for $35 off ebay and its a world of difference.

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