2010 GF X-Caliber -vs- 2008 Niner EMD- Mtbr.com
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  1. #1
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    2010 GF X-Caliber -vs- 2008 Niner EMD

    Saw a built up 2008 Niner EMD (black frame) in a LBS few months ago. It has a Reba Fork, XT shifters and a RaceFace Deus XC crank. I loved the bike but the price was too high at $2,300.00. I then looked around and I liked the Gary Fisher X-Cal and the price was better at $1,450.00. This is with the Fox fork and Sram on it.

    So I am about to pull the trigger on the X-Cal but I went back into the LBS to see if the Niner was still there because I did love the bike and the fit. I told them what I was looking to do so they said they would sell the bike for $1,650.00. This is a better price but what does the community think?

    I wanted to keep it in the 29er thread as to get unbiased feedback.


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    Tough call.

    I know it's apples to oranges, but I have a pre-G2 X-Cal that I love. The '10 X-Cal looks pretty awesome. However, I think if you can score that Niner for $1,650.00, that's significant, especially since it most likely has a superior component mix.

    I'd go with the Niner. Try to ride both to see which one rides better, but if it's even close, go with the Niner.
    "If I can't work to make it...I'll rob to take it..."

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    I think you will only be happy with the bike you want(niner).

    Ride it like you stole it!

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