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  1. #1
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    Trek gary fisher edition marlin 29er or Trek 4 Series 4500

    Ok, both of these bikes are for sale in my area. Both going for $250. Which one would YOU choose and Why? Help me decide. Thanks.

  2. #2
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    Jan 2012
    The Marlin has more cockpit space based on bike geometry. Make sure you get a bike that fits you. Or don't buy. Both are bike path bikes because of the spring forks. No rebound damping means a pogo stick when you ride over multiple rocks and roots at speed on a downhill segment. That's when you'll find the brakes aren't strong enough.

  3. #3
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    Dec 2014
    Yep, neither are really mountain bikes... Much less 'all mountain' bikes.

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