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    Response Comp vs Response Sport

    Is the additional cost of the Comp worth it for that over the Sport?
    '07 Giant Anthem 2
    '07 Giant Yukon
    '95 Diamondback WCF Vertex

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    These are basically the differences. I'm not familiar enough with the equipment to know if its worth the $450 to $650 price. Help.

    Response Comp
    Fork:
    Marzocchi MZ Comp 120mm Travel w/ 30.0mm Stanchions

    Crankset:
    Truvativ Blaze Power Spline, 22/32/44t

    Front Derailer:
    SRAM X-7

    Rear Derailer:
    SRAM X-7

    Shift Lever:
    SRAM SX5 trigger 9spd

    Cog Set:
    SRAM PG-950 9spd Cassette (11-34t)


    Response Sport

    Fork:
    RST Gila Plus T7 120mm Travel. w/ 30mm Stanchions

    Crankset:

    Truvativ X-Flow, 22/32/42t

    Front Derailer:
    Shimano Acera

    Rear Derailer:
    Shimano Alivio

    Shift Lever:
    Shimano EF-50 Rapid Fire 8spd

    Cog Set:

    SRAM PG-830 8spd Cassette (11-32t)
    '07 Giant Anthem 2
    '07 Giant Yukon
    '95 Diamondback WCF Vertex

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    The brakes are different too. Hayes mechs on the sport and Avid BB5's on the comp. The better brakes, fork and derailluers worth it for me last year when I picked up the '06 model comp. I'm 6'5", 220lbs so I wanted something that could handle my rather large bod. The Avids are great, they stop me like none other. Only thing better would be hydraulics. The derailluers on the '07 comp are even better then the '06. If you see yourself doing singletrack the sport will probably do ya. If you want to venture into all-mountain the comp is probably what you want. Talk to your LBS.

    As an aside I've heard 8spds are being phased out in favor of 9spds. Something to consider as far as parts availibility. Don't take my word for it though.

    P.S. You could also upgrade your WCF. A new fork and a derailluer/shifter upgrade might be cheaper. You could even look into mounting discs or simply go with better V-brakes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by laivindil
    P.S. You could also upgrade your WCF. A new fork and a derailluer/shifter upgrade might be cheaper. You could even look into mounting discs or simply go with better V-brakes.
    Oh trust me I wanted to, but the frame is just to small for me.
    '07 Giant Anthem 2
    '07 Giant Yukon
    '95 Diamondback WCF Vertex

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    Thanks again for the help. I placed an order at my LBS for a DB Response Comp for myself and a Giant Yukon for my fiance'. A friend went along and he picked up a Raleigh Mojave 5.0. Only problem is my bike won't be in until late May.
    '07 Giant Anthem 2
    '07 Giant Yukon
    '95 Diamondback WCF Vertex

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    I picked up the sport last year. So far so good for a beginner, but I could use a better fork for climbs because of my weight.

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