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    Ghost SLAMR 2.9 vs Specialized Fuse Comp 29

    Trying to decide between 2019 Ghost Slamr 2.9 from REI and 2020 Specialized fuse comp 29. With deal I can get the Ghost for roughly the same price as the fuse comp 29 and wanted to get the groups thoughts. Will use bike to commute during the week about a mile each way and trails on the weekend. I just want to know which is the better deal for the $1600 price range. Ghost typically goes for $2500 but is on sale at local REI and specs on Ghost beat out the Specialized Fuse Comp 29 in most areas making my decision hard.

    https://www.rei.com/product/145960/g...r-29-bike-2019

    https://www.specialized.com/us/en/fu...=263340-171069

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    Quote Originally Posted by bertoman View Post
    Trying to decide between 2019 Ghost Slamr 2.9 from REI and 2020 Specialized fuse comp 29. With deal I can get the Ghost for roughly the same price as the fuse comp 29 and wanted to get the groups thoughts. Will use bike to commute during the week about a mile each way and trails on the weekend. I just want to know which is the better deal for the $1600 price range. Ghost typically goes for $2500 but is on sale at local REI and specs on Ghost beat out the Specialized Fuse Comp 29 in most areas making my decision hard.

    https://www.rei.com/product/145960/g...r-29-bike-2019

    https://www.specialized.com/us/en/fu...=263340-171069
    Well one is FS and one is a HT, which do you want?
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    The Hard tail is probably more realistic for type of riding I will be doing ie commuting during the week and occaisionally trail riding. I just like the Ghost cause you get alot more bike and functionality for the same price. What are your thoughts on Ghost bikes if any? Thanks again for your feedback.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TwoTone View Post
    Well one is FS and one is a HT, which do you want?
    The Hard tail is probably more realistic for type of riding I will be doing ie commuting during the week and occaisionally trail riding. I just like the Ghost cause you get alot more bike and functionality for the same price. What are your thoughts on Ghost bikes if any? Thanks again for your feedback.

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    If commuting is involved, and no crazy trail jumps - definitely HT. BTW Why narrowing your choice to just two bikes? There is a sea of really nice HTs in that price range.

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    Quote Originally Posted by johnnyrmxd View Post
    If commuting is involved, and no crazy trail jumps - definitely HT. BTW Why narrowing your choice to just two bikes? There is a sea of really nice HTs in that price range.
    I want something with thru axles front and rear, dropper post, 29 inch wheels, 1x12 with decent components and that bike kinda checked all the boxes. Do you know of any others that would have the same for under $1600? Thanks again for the feedback it is really appreciated.

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    Take a look at Fezzari bikes decent prices.
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    Ghost are designed in Germany, definitely a better choice IMHO.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TwoTone View Post
    Take a look at Fezzari bikes decent prices.
    Thank you. I will check out for sure

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    Quote Originally Posted by 33red View Post
    Ghost are designed in Germany, definitely a better choice IMHO.
    Thank you. I really appreciate your feedback.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 33red View Post
    Ghost are designed in Germany, definitely a better choice IMHO.
    Except for the majority commuting part.
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    Any other thoughts on Ghost bike or experiences specifically with the Ghost SLAMR 2.0 REI version which has the Rock Shox Recon?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bertoman View Post
    Any other thoughts on Ghost bike or experiences specifically with the Ghost SLAMR 2.0 REI version which has the Rock Shox Recon?
    Yes- don't buy the wrong bike just because it has a slightly better spec for the money.

    I had a hardtail and sold it- just not for me on the trails. I have some road I ride to the trails on my FS- no way that would be my choice if I was commuting during the week and only riding trail every once in a while.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TwoTone View Post
    Yes- don't buy the wrong bike just because it has a slightly better spec for the money.

    I had a hardtail and sold it- just not for me on the trails. I have some road I ride to the trails on my FS- no way that would be my choice if I was commuting during the week and only riding trail every once in a while.
    Thank you. I appreciate your advice. Definately going hardtail now.

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    You might as well buy a 600$ used one. I ride HT, on 29 they are very versatile.

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    Jenson is having a sale.
    https://www.jensonusa.com/mountain-b...06844660061446

    Couple in the $1500 range and if you can step up to $1900 you can get a carbon frame.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TwoTone View Post
    Jenson is having a sale.
    https://www.jensonusa.com/mountain-b...06844660061446

    Couple in the $1500 range and if you can step up to $1900 you can get a carbon frame.
    Thank you I will check out.

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    I have a Ghost Square Cross 3 (2017) and a Ghost Kato FS 3.7 (2019). Got them both from REI during clearance sales. They are both great bikes especially for what I paid for them. The Kato is really well spec'd for $1400.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MattPGH View Post
    I have a Ghost Square Cross 3 (2017) and a Ghost Kato FS 3.7 (2019). Got them both from REI during clearance sales. They are both great bikes especially for what I paid for them. The Kato is really well spec'd for $1400.
    Thank you for the feedback on the Ghost bikes. I am going to look more into their Hardtails and Cross bikes.

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