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    On One vs Charge 29

    So Charge Cooker 0 is $700 on clearance for 2015 but I am also tempted by the On One, but I have a feeling I will end up spending a lot more than $700 for a comparable spec even more if I go with upgrades.

    Not many reviews of the Charge, reasonably familiar with On One. Sort of assuming the frames are similar.

    I have put bikes together, replaced stuff etc, but not started from a frame.

    The Charge would be a lot simple but...

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    I have a Charge Cooker. Just starting my 3rd season on it. The geometry is great but the stock parts kit is kinda weak. Ive upgraded nearly everything, which is why I usually dont buy complete bikes lol. I absolutely love the thing.

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    Not sure which On One you're looking at but Ive also built a geared pavement/cross bike from an Inbred frame/Karate Monkey fork & spare parts. It's fine for what I use it for but I like the geo of the Cooker much better.

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    I have been running a Cooker as my HT since December 2014 and love mine as well. Like JeffW I too usually don't buy complete bikes but figured for the price I would just run it till parts broke. Surprisingly they haven't (knock on wood). I have trued wheels, replaced tires, brake pads due to maintenance and stem & bars for fit. Cooker's are just work horses. I would not hesitate to buy another Charge, geo is great.

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    where'd you see it for 700?

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    Performance have it on sale, but no large in stock. Seems the sensible option, thanks for the comments.

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    Charge Cooker SS 29er Mountain Bike - 2015

    When I bought mine there was an extra discount for Fathers Day. I think it was around $500. Maybe wait until next week and see if there's an Easter sale.
    No moss...

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    They seem to offer free shipping every now and then.

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    I think I did ship to store to get the free shipping. I remember I had to drive 2Hrs to the store.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack_ View Post
    I think I did ship to store to get the free shipping. I remember I had to drive 2Hrs to the store.
    There are 2 stores I can go by on my trips to the Front Range, but adds 5% or so to the price due to the higher sales tax.

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    I just noticed that the 2016 Charge Cooker line is 27+ instead of 29er. Is that going to be better for this type of bike? Pardon me if I sound like I've been living under a rock, but I guess in mountain bike terms, I have been. As far as this conversation goes, do you think its better to snap up a 2015 Cooker while they're on sale or wait for a 2016 Cooker with the 27+. 27+ sounds theoretically better for a rigid SS but maybe there's something I'm overlooking. Thanks.
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    I would have gone for the 2016, not sure if it is a big enough issue for me, and nice to keep a common tire size but they are half as much again.

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    Personal opinion here, I'd just go for the cheaper 29er and slap the widest tire that will fit in there if you want fat...You'd still have money left over to throw a fat front fork and relace the hubs to wider rims.

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    I run 2.35 Racing Ralphs at 20 psi on mine and it rides fine (im around 205 lbs) . Gets a little chattery through rooty sections but otherwise I have no complaints about the ride.
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    I bought the Charge 27.5, now need the snow to melt.

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    You wont be disappointed, enjoy the new ride GD!

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    Thanks, snow is melting, a couple of days to go and dry out.

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