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  1. #1
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    New question here. this bike or this bike

    this bike or the other . parts wize

    Frame Oversized Bearing CantiBeam Link SinglePivot, Custom Formed TIG Welded 6061 Aluminum Front Triangle with Hydroformed tubes. Rear Triangle with replaceable rear derailleur hanger
    Suspension Fork SunTour XCT V2 long travel, preload, advanced LOCKOUT
    Rear Suspension KS Axis CoilOver with adjustable preload, damping and LOCKOUT
    Crankset SunTour XCT V3, aluminum arms, 175mm, Powershift Rings 22/32/42T
    Bottom Bracket Sealed Cartridge Unit, square taper
    Pedals Beartrap MTB with metal cage
    Front Derailleur Shimano Alivio
    Rear Derailleur Shimano Deore
    Shifters Shimano SL-M360, Rapid-Fire STI Triggershift Pods
    Cassette/Freewheel SHIMANO CS-HG MegaRange 8 speed
    Chain Narrow 8 Speed
    Hubs Formula Forged Aluminum Disc w/Q.R. and debris sealed ball bearings
    Spokes Stainless Steel
    Rims Maddux DX221, double wall 6061 T6 aluminum, Black finish
    Tires MultiTread 26x2.1 inch
    Brakes Tektro Novela mechanical disc 160mm rotors
    Brake Levers Tektro MT2.1 Mountain Aluminum
    Headset Cane Creek Threadless 1.125 inch, contact sealed ball bearing
    Handlebar 20 rise Aluminum
    Stem Comp Aluminum Threadless for 1.125 inch
    Tape/Grip Kraton Black dual compound
    Saddle WTB Speed V Sport SE with LoveChannel
    Seat Post Aluminum alloy MicroAdjust, 27.2mm
    Seat Clamp Alloy Q.R.


    Atomic 13 SL Custom Butted Aluminum, Formed Downtube, CNC Machined Headtube
    Fork SR Suntour XCT 100mm w/Preload
    Cranks SR Suntour XCT V3 22/32/42t
    BB Sealed Cartridge
    F.Derail Shimano TX-51
    R.Derail Shimano Acera
    Shifter Shimano EF-51 EZ Fire 8spd
    Br.Levers Shimano EF-51
    Brakes Tektro Novela Mechanical Disc, 160mm Rotors
    Gear Shimano HG40 (11-32t)
    Rims Weinmann XC260 Double Wall
    Tires K-879 26x1.95
    Pedals Avenir ATB Resin Platform
    Handlebar Steel 25mm Rise x 620mm, 25.4
    Stem Alloy Ahead 4-Bolt 20
    Seatpost Alloy Micro Adjust 27.2x350mm
    Seat Avenir 200 Series Mountain
    Headset Ahead 1-1/8"

  2. #2
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    Jun 2007
    Just about everyone suggests a hardtail in that price range. Inexpensive full suspension bikes are heavy and the suspensions don't work well.

    The components on the second bike are basic but should work well enough.

    A better value may be a recent model used bike on your local craigslist if you can find one that fits and isn't overpriced.

  3. #3
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    Sep 2003

    Get that bike.

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