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    Fisher Marlin SS 29er

    I am a mountain biking freak from here in San Diego CA, we have great trails to ride here and the fun never ends. I have four bikes and just added a Fisher Marlin 29er ss to my collection, what a fun bike to ride, no longer have to worry about broken hangers, ghost shifting etc, does anyone have the same bike? If so how do you like it
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    I have been wondering about this bike. Where did you get it? How's the fork?

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    Got one for xmas. havnt gotten to really break it in yet. but ive got high hopes
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    Nice ride bro. I bought the rig

    Here's my Rig, just got all the parts swaped out. Love it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by worrptangl
    I have been wondering about this bike. Where did you get it? How's the fork?
    We had one go through the shop I wrench at. nice bike, but the fork......uh, maybe not so much.

    Pretty typical Sun Tour stuff like I've seen on entry level mtb's in the past, (26"ers). This one exhibited the infamous Sun Tour sloppy bushings right out of the box. I realize it is a sample of one, but given the past history of the Sun Tour mtb forks, this seems to fit the character of those.

    I'd ditch it ASAP and go rigid. Then you'd have something with this bike.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Guitar Ted
    We had one go through the shop I wrench at. nice bike, but the fork......uh, maybe not so much.

    Pretty typical Sun Tour stuff like I've seen on entry level mtb's in the past, (26"ers). This one exhibited the infamous Sun Tour sloppy bushings right out of the box. I realize it is a sample of one, but given the past history of the Sun Tour mtb forks, this seems to fit the character of those.

    I'd ditch it ASAP and go rigid. Then you'd have something with this bike.
    Thanks for the response! How did the sliders look?

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    Quote Originally Posted by worrptangl
    Thanks for the response! How did the sliders look?
    They looked fine. The fork looked great, the lock out worked really well, but there was some amount of movement already right out of the box, and that will only get worse with off road riding. Not very impressive from that standpoint. And just to add on- this issue with Sun Tour forks at the entry level has been noted for years by our shop , so it seems to be par for the course in regards to the Marlin fork.

    I liked the bike otherwise. Sealed cartridge bearing wheels, decent crank, and nice frame. The sliders were looking like they were well thought out. Everything but the fork I was very impressed by. With a rigid fork, this bike would be really a great deal, but unfortunately Trek still hasn't done their G2 rigid fork that they have had prototyped out for two years. This bike screams for this fork.

    C'mon Trek! Get that rigid G2 fork done!
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    I just ordered one last week at the LBS. I wasn't into the Suntour fork, so the shop ordered me a G2 Recon Solo Air to go with it, he charged me $798 for everything (479 for the bike, 319 for the fork). Also going on it will be:

    -Thomson Elite seatpost
    -WTB Silverado
    -Bontrager Race handlebars
    -Avid BB7's
    -Avid Speed Dial 7 levers
    -Jagwire Ripstop cables
    -Crank Bros Candys
    -Tubeless rim strips/Stan's sealant

    I think that's it. I can't wait! Should be here by Wednesday.

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    I've had mine for about a month or so now. Came off a Giant Rincon.
    I really like it so far....but the fork is crap. I am going to replace it this spring once I figure out what I want to put on there.

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    I was looking hard at these, but found a Rig in my size in the classifieds for $250 with almost everything...should hold me over until the Blackbuck comes...

    They look great and even for just the frame, at $550 it's not that bad, sell all the other stuff and make a few hundred back (maybe) ...better color scheme than the 2010 Rig as well IMO
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    FOrk

    Quote Originally Posted by worrptangl
    I have been wondering about this bike. Where did you get it? How's the fork?

    The fork is kind of a turd but the frame is great, Def want to upgrade the Fork but for 609 out the door it is a steal
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    Quote Originally Posted by worrptangl
    I have been wondering about this bike. Where did you get it? How's the fork?

    Got it at the trek store by the way, have more fun riding this than my full squish bike
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    nice fork

    Quote Originally Posted by Beatniqwood09
    Got one for xmas. havnt gotten to really break it in yet. but ive got high hopes

    Thats exactly what I want to do with mine, I prefer the front fork with a ss bike,
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    Quote Originally Posted by Guitar Ted
    We had one go through the shop I wrench at. nice bike, but the fork......uh, maybe not so much.

    Pretty typical Sun Tour stuff like I've seen on entry level mtb's in the past, (26"ers). This one exhibited the infamous Sun Tour sloppy bushings right out of the box. I realize it is a sample of one, but given the past history of the Sun Tour mtb forks, this seems to fit the character of those.

    I'd ditch it ASAP and go rigid. Then you'd have something with this bike.

    A nice ridGid bike for the price is the GT PEACE NINER
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    Will a monocog 9er fork fit on this bike?

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