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Offline Jettro

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I have narrowed it down to three bikes:
Kona Tanuki Deluxe
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Giant trance x3
or
Specialized stumpjumper comp
Any Ideas???
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Re: Buying a new bike and Im having a hard time deciding what to get???
« Reply #1 on: December 09, 2010, 07:21:29 PM »
Had a chance to test ride any of them yet? 

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Re: Buying a new bike and Im having a hard time deciding what to get???
« Reply #2 on: December 09, 2010, 07:25:13 PM »
I have a Trance x3 and a Stumpjumper in stock ready to ride

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Re: Buying a new bike and Im having a hard time deciding what to get???
« Reply #3 on: December 09, 2010, 07:27:23 PM »
out of the 3 I choose....

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Re: Buying a new bike and Im having a hard time deciding what to get???
« Reply #4 on: December 09, 2010, 08:21:12 PM »
Haven't test rode any of them yet.
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Re: Buying a new bike and Im having a hard time deciding what to get???
« Reply #5 on: December 09, 2010, 08:31:05 PM »
Test riding them will help make your decision.  (Stumpjumper Comp or Stumpjumper FSR Comp?)  The Kona seems a bit more of a big hit bike.  Questions to ask yourself are what is your riding style, types of trails you will ride, etc.  You'll be very pleased with the Maestro Suspension on the Giant, but all are good choices.  You'll also be quite happy with the Specialized.  I don't have much knowledge on the Kona.

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Re: Buying a new bike and Im having a hard time deciding what to get???
« Reply #6 on: December 09, 2010, 08:31:22 PM »
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Re: Buying a new bike and Im having a hard time deciding what to get???
« Reply #7 on: December 09, 2010, 08:32:18 PM »
Test riding them will help make your decision.  (Stumpjumper Comp or Stumpjumper FSR Comp?)  The Kona seems a bit more of a big hit bike.  Questions to ask yourself are what is your riding style, types of trails you will ride, etc.  You'll be very pleased with the Maestro Suspension on the Giant, but all are good choices.  You'll also be quite happy with the Specialized.  I don't have much knowledge on the Kona.
I will also help you determine which may be best for you

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Re: Buying a new bike and Im having a hard time deciding what to get???
« Reply #8 on: December 09, 2010, 09:19:47 PM »
Sorry, It is a Stumpjumper fsr Comp
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Re: Buying a new bike and Im having a hard time deciding what to get???
« Reply #9 on: December 09, 2010, 09:30:50 PM »
I have narrowed it down to three bikes:
Kona Tanuki Deluxe
or
Giant trance x3
or
Specialized stumpjumper comp
Any Ideas???

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Re: Buying a new bike and Im having a hard time deciding what to get???
« Reply #10 on: December 09, 2010, 09:52:50 PM »
GIANT! Ogres love Giants!

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Re: Buying a new bike and Im having a hard time deciding what to get???
« Reply #11 on: December 09, 2010, 10:01:43 PM »
I would take Steve up on his offer and compare the Trance and Stumpy, you can't go wrong with either :)

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Re: Buying a new bike and Im having a hard time deciding what to get???
« Reply #12 on: December 10, 2010, 08:15:54 AM »
STEP UP!
 
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Re: Buying a new bike and Im having a hard time deciding what to get???
« Reply #13 on: December 10, 2010, 08:48:03 AM »
First and foremost, don't listen to anyone who tells you what bike to buy!!  Go ride them, arrange for a demo on trails.  Some of the local shops will let you rent a demo and credit the price towards your purchase.  They won't feel the same in the bike shop parking lot as they will on some butt puckering descent on the middle finger, so make sure you ride 'em on trails. 

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Re: Buying a new bike and Im having a hard time deciding what to get???
« Reply #14 on: December 10, 2010, 09:34:11 AM »
Not sure where you live but A.J.'s carries both Giant and Specialized as well ;)

 

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