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    The rims are single walled.

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    Trek Wahoo 29er

    Hi I'm relatively new to the mountain bike scene. I currently ride a GT Avalance 3.0. I'm considering my first 29er (and first brand new bike for that matter) and wanted to hear if anyone had any experience with the Wahoo. This is about as far as I can stretch the budget. A LBS wants $550. Is there anything to be concerned with this bike? Is the price reasonable and are there any other bikes that get you more bang for your buck?

    Here are the specs on the bike.

    Frame
    Alpha Gold Aluminum, butted & hydroformed tubing, cold-forged dropouts & bottom bracket, G2 Geometry
    Front suspension
    SR Suntour XCT V3, preload, custom G2 Geometry, 51mm offset, 100mm travel
    Wheels
    Formula DC20 alloy front hub, Shimano M475 alloy rear hub; Bontrager AT-550 disc 29 32-hole rims
    Tires
    Bontrager 29-2, 29x2.1"
    Drivetrain
    Shifters
    Shimano Altus, 8 speed
    Front derailleur
    Shimano Altus
    Rear derailleur
    Shimano Acera M360
    Crank
    Shimano TX M171, 42/34/24
    Cassette
    Shimano HG31 11-34, 8 speed
    Pedals
    Wellgo ATB, boron axle, alloy cage
    Components
    Saddle
    Bontrager Evoke 1
    Seatpost
    Bontrager SSR, 27.2mm, 20mm offset
    Handlebar
    Bontrager Low Riser, 25.4mm, 5mm rise, 9 degree sweep
    Stem
    Bontrager Approved, 25.4mm
    Headset
    1-1/8" threadless, semi-integrated, semi-cartridge bearings
    Brakeset
    Tektro Novela mechanical disc brakes, 6-bolt, 160mm rotors

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    Hey, it's a good bike. If u did have a bigger budget, I would have gone for the marlin( hydro disc)

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    fork IS heavy, 2.6kilos, if you can swap it for a rigid one. The frame geo is, from my perspective, its best why to buy it

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    A close friend of mine has one. XC riding, nothing serious.

    The fork broke on him twice (under warranty) and then he just replaced it with a used Fox fork for $350. The second time he got a brand new fork and it still never seemed to work right.

    The brakes squealed all the time. He cleaned and adjusted several times. The LBS recommended a pad change ($30 at LBS), which could have solved the problem but he opted to put SLX hydros on it for $200.

    He now says he wished he had saved a little more to spend up front to get a bit nicer bike rather than dealing with the headache and spending more in the end.

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    GT Karakoram 29er 1.0 Review - BikeRadar

    How about the GT Karakoram 3.0 29er

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    Scott

    Scott has a new entry level 29er Aspect 29 Tour, LBS has them at MSRP $580.00

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