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    What bike should I Buy? Narrowed down to 3 choices

    I done my research and narrowed down my search for a bike in my price range to 3:

    Giant Trance X3
    Trek Fuel Ex 6
    Specialized Camber Elite

    I live on BC west coast (Vancouver Island) with lots of rooty rocky single track. Which bike do you think is the best choice?

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    What kind of bike have you been riding? I live in the Fraser Valley. Of course if you can try them, that's the best but everyone always says that. I'm just getting back into it after about 8 years away and my short list looked very much like yours. What I wanted was something more AM orientated but couldn't quite afford it. I found a good deal on a '11 Stumpjumper comp for $1,800. I would suggest the bike that has the slackest headtube angle, short chain stays and long wheel base as I imagine that your trails are like North Vancouver, Coquitlam and Maple Ridge out here. You can still change the fit (size of cockpit) and feel (leaverage on bars when out of the saddle or how easy the front wheel comes off the ground, etc.) of the bike by changing the stem & handle bars. Thats what i had to do to get a nice ride in my budget.

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    what's your budget?

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    i have a Fuel EX 8 so i may be a little biased but i really like it.

    Take all for a ride and see which one fits you best.
    Current Rides:
    Trek Stache

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