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    2016 vs. 2017 Phantom?

    2017 Updates:
    -New 7005 series hydroformed aluminum tubing
    -31.6mm Seat tube up from 30.9mm
    -Geometry changes include
    -shorter seat tube
    -lower standover
    -New 2 position adjustable dropouts with DT Swiss axle

    Are any of these changes noticeable ? I can pick up a 2016 for 4-500$ cheaper. Thoughts? Thanks.

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    10mm longer reach, 25-33mm lower seat tube, and up to a 17mm lower stand over (depends on size). They are welcomed changes in my opinion and do add up.

    Assuming both are new and come from a dealer (with warranty), I'd personally save the cash and go with a 2016.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DirtMerchantBicycles View Post
    10mm longer reach, 25-33mm lower seat tube, and up to a 17mm lower stand over (depends on size). They are welcomed changes in my opinion and do add up.

    Assuming both are new and come from a dealer (with warranty), I'd personally save the cash and go with a 2016.

    +1 for Dirt Merchant. I have a 2016 and one of my buddies liked it so much that he bought a 2017. Switching from one to the other, neither of us can really tell the difference, even though his is Boost and mineís not..... He got an MRP Ribbon and Iím still running a Stage. Jealous of his fork.

    Best bike Iíve ever owned!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by DirtMerchantBicycles View Post
    Assuming both are new and come from a dealer (with warranty)
    Yes! Absolute game changer if this is not the case. Assuming your lead on a 2016 frame comes with warranty?

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