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    looking to buy first bike

    i am looking at the haro marry or the ally

    one is steel frame one is aluminum..
    i want a ss too, so if i get the ally i will contvert it...
    im a heavey rider 220lbs 5'11''
    will ride a wide variety of trials, includeing smooth fast trails,hard tech. trails, hilly, rocky,drop offs, jumps... i also want a hardtail too
    so if i get the marry i will change the fork out...

    not a serious racer or nothing just a guy out having fun for the day,,
    i want disc brakes, good wheels is a must, i want to ride not work on it all day....

    edit: just looked at the specialized Rockhopper SL Comp 29 SS , how does it compare to the two haro's??
    what do yall think i should buy for my needs,
    any and all help would be great... thanks for helping the newbie.....

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    Get the Mary.

    Other good options: Redline Monocog (Flight), Raleigh XXIX, Surly Karate Monkey

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    i think i will go with the mary,

    what should be some of the first upgrades i do, not worried about saving weight as of now,just a good dependable ride.. will work on weight saving later, peice by peice as i replace little things here and there....

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    Uhh, you are going for the Mary and now want upgrades? Makes no sense. Bike comes with some very decent parts that will last for years. I ride with some who have the bike bone stock and they have not needed to replace anything.
    I like big bars and I cannot lie

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    thanks jim,glad to hear that the mary is good to go bone stock,
    im not a real big fan of the handlebars, 1st up grade
    i was thinking like the chain might me weak or the wheels might not hold up under heavy abuse or crank is easyly bent, just doing all my research ahead of time so then the time comes to ride im not walking back to the trail head pushing the bike..

    if any week points in the mary let me know....

    thanks for the replys so far, and i am dead set on the mary,,
    i know i want a reba sl fork for sure, to old for a rigid

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    Don't know if you have a Gary Fisher dealer near you, but two of my local dealers have GF Rig's in stock (2009 models) and selling them for $1,050. That's with a Fox front fork. Awesome deal, IMO, if you're looking for a hardtail SS. Will be cheaper than buying the Mary and getting a suspension fork.

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    I have a redline monocog 29er and its great! If you want disc brakes and don't mind riding rigid i'd check out the monocog flight.
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