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    in search of 29er with G2 like geometry

    Hi,
    I am a long time Gary fisher rider. I converted to 29ers several years ago. I currently have a 2008 hi fi 29er and a x caliber hardtail 29. I put tons of miles on my bikes and know they wont last forever. Since Gary fisher is gone (the trek fisher collection is butt ugly) I need to start shopping brands now. I like the way a fisher handles. Im looking specifically at cross country platforms like the jet 9. Does anybody have some experience with fisher 29ers that swithched to other brands and was happy with the performance after using g2 geometry? thanks for the help. Tim
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    Quote Originally Posted by tmccrohon
    Hi,
    I am a long time Gary fisher rider. I converted to 29ers several years ago. I currently have a 2008 hi fi 29er and a x caliber hardtail 29. I put tons of miles on my bikes and know they wont last forever. Since Gary fisher is gone (the trek fisher collection is butt ugly) I need to start shopping brands now. I like the way a fisher handles. Im looking specifically at cross country platforms like the jet 9. Does anybody have some experience with fisher 29ers that swithched to other brands and was happy with the performance after using g2 geometry? thanks for the help. Tim
    The Treks do. Who cares how they look. It is the ride that matters.

    By the time you need a new bike the graphics will have changed anyway.
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    Quote Originally Posted by shiggy
    The Treks do. Who cares how they look. It is the ride that matters.

    By the time you need a new bike the graphics will have changed anyway.
    Bingo. Function over form.

    If you're after a pretty bike, then the geometry really doesn't matter as much, so find the prettiest bike and get it.

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    good point.

    i'm sure the treks will get the graphics right eventually.
    29ers are more fun!

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    never wanted pretty

    I just didn't want the pumpkin orange like the cobia is offering next year. A great bike on Halloween though.
    29ers are more fun!

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    Quote Originally Posted by tmccrohon
    i'm sure the treks will get the graphics right eventually.
    No matter what graphics are offered, somebody will hate it and somebody will love it.
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    My first 29er was an '07(??) paragon that had a stunning red with slight yellow under or overcoat pearl paint job that really came alive in bright sunlight. Simple, beautiful quality pearls, no over the top graphics. The "fisher collection" looks like overdone walmart bikes now. Trek, are you listening?

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    Quote Originally Posted by masterofnone
    My first 29er was an '07(??) paragon that had a stunning red with slight yellow under or overcoat pearl paint job that really came alive in bright sunlight. Simple, beautiful quality pearls, no over the top graphics. The "fisher collection" looks like overdone walmart bikes now. Trek, are you listening?
    And others have commented that the Trek graphics are dull, boring and too simple. You can never please everyone.
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    Quote Originally Posted by masterofnone
    My first 29er was an '07(??) paragon that had a stunning red with slight yellow under or overcoat pearl paint job that really came alive in bright sunlight. Simple, beautiful quality pearls, no over the top graphics. The "fisher collection" looks like overdone walmart bikes now. Trek, are you listening?
    BTW, i believe its still the same guys at Fisher doing graphics.

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