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    Motobecane FS 29er VS. Specialized FSR 29er

    This may seem like a basic question to some of you with with more experience with bikes than me, but any help is greatly appreciated.

    For the past two years of have ridden my first bike, a Rockhopper hardtail, and due to some lower back problems I'm looking to upgrade to a full suspension bike.

    Currently I'm trying to decide what the best value is between:

    1) USED (from ebay) 2011 Stumpjumper FSR 29er comp. perviously test bike version, but was not used as a test bike. Approximately $1600 - $2000

    2) Motobecane Phantom 29 FS XTR 20sp
    http://www.bikesdirect.com/products/...9_fs_xtr20.htm
    $2000

    Taking into consideration parts, frame, etc. What is the best value here?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Yoric52 View Post
    This may seem like a basic question to some of you with with more experience with bikes than me, but any help is greatly appreciated.

    For the past two years of have ridden my first bike, a Rockhopper hardtail, and due to some lower back problems I'm looking to upgrade to a full suspension bike.

    Currently I'm trying to decide what the best value is between:

    1) USED (from ebay) 2011 Stumpjumper FSR 29er comp. perviously test bike version, but was not used as a test bike. Approximately $1600 - $2000

    2) Motobecane Phantom 29 FS XTR 20sp
    http://www.bikesdirect.com/products/...9_fs_xtr20.htm
    $2000

    Taking into consideration parts, frame, etc. What is the best value here?
    Some general things to think about:

    I assume you are saying that the Specialized was never used as a rental/demo bike. If it has been demoed/rented, my suggestion is Don't Buy It!

    Compare the components for each one. bikedirect will hands down be the best bang for buck on components, the parts are new and there will be a warranty. With any eBay purchase, you are on your own.

    Also, if possible, compare bike weights, if that is important to you.

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