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    Good Deal?

    Recently I've been shopping for a starter bike. After looking at many different bikes at many different shops, I found a 2010 Fuji Tahoe Pro at a LBS for $750.

    I'm a newb and really don't know much about components, but with my budget ($800) it seems that every bike I looked at had low end components. Is there any advantage at getting a 2012 bike over a 2010? Is it worth paying full price to get a current model?

    There are a couple of things that are a bit different about the bike at the shop. It has a Suntour EPICON fork with remote lockout and not a RockShox. It is also red and black and not green and black. Every pic I've seen of this bike is the green. The owner of the shop said it was a European version and it wouldn't be on the Fuji site. Anyone else seen the red/black color scheme? Also, if you have this bike, I'd like to hear your thoughts on it.


    Here are the specs for this bike (I can't yet post links).

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    That's a decent deal

    Nicely spec'd, although I'd rather have the RockShox fork. That said, the Epicon appears to get decent reviews. To answer your question more directly, I see no benefit in buying a new model, when you can get a brand new leftover for such a steep discuount. I just purchased a lefover 2009 Fuji Outland Pro, and could not be happier.

    If they have one in your size, and it feels right and you like it, I see no reason to hold off on the purchase.

    'If Wal-Mart sold parachutes, who would jump?' Frank Havnoonian (quoting his father) Drexel Hill Cyclery

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    Cool Thanks...I think I'm going to pick it up tomorrow.

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    Update...after some looking around online, I found that this bike is not a 2010 but a 2009. A used one was going for $600 on Craigslist and a new one was going for $750 on still may be a good deal.

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