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    Unsure what bike to choose

    I am undecided on what bike I should go with. I have a few options on mind the 2011 trek marlin, 2011 specialized hard rock, and 2011 Raleigh talus 29er sport. They are all the 29er models. Ive been doing some comparing but I'm very new to the sport any kind of input would be appreciated. BTW the trek is not available until late october.

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    What about the Specialized Rockhopper. Little more money but a good bike.
    TREK EX9 27.5

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    What sort of riding are you planning on doing? Have you ridden any of them yet? Do your local shops offer demo's so you can take them out on the trails for a day or half-day?

    Trek, Specialized and Raleigh are all certainly reputable bike manufacturers, so one bike isn't going to be definitively better than another, but one will inevitably fit you better and suit the type of riding you do better than another.

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    I am very new to this. I plan on riding it to work about 5 miles round trip and I plan on doing some moderate trail riding. My price range in around the 650 to 700 range and I want to go with the 29 inch wheel so if I want to take a long road ride I can fairly easy. I am very open to any suggestions.

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    And also no none of the local bike shops have any demo's

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    Felt makes a Niner Trail for $599.

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    i have the raligh and love it

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    Quote Originally Posted by ntaroli View Post
    And also no none of the local bike shops have any demo's
    I cant believe the bike shops dont have demos! Im sure they will at least let you ride it around the parking lot... granted your not going to get to see how it preforms on the trail but its better than nothing.

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    I'm pretty sure the OP bought something by now, he posted this thread on 08-26-2010.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AZ.MTNS View Post
    I'm pretty sure the OP bought something by now, he posted this thread on 08-26-2010.
    Haha good call. somehow i missed that.

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