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Offline JMasterJ

New Bike Purchasing Advice Needed!
« on: July 14, 2009, 11:46:45 pm »
Hi all!  This is my first post here and hopefully this is a good place... I am just geting back into some cycling, and I've had the Gary Fisher Tassajara for the longest time, and I love it... however, I think it is time for a new one and I would really like one with dual suspension and nice solid brakes (completely sick of those rubber pads!!!)... I do shift aggressively so solid dependable shifters are also very important.  I am 6'3" with fairly long legs, and I think the current bike is 26" or so... I am not familiar with some of these other types of sizing they use, but anyways, here are a list of possibilities for me, in order of price, so please let me know which you recommend for mostly road biking and occasional mountain biking.... thanks! (since when did GMC and Lambo make bikes???)

1. GMC Yukon Mountain Bike
_______ Oversized aluminum frame with gusset
_______ 21-speed Shimano gearing
_______ Downhill suspension fork
_______ 3-piece cotterless crank
_______ Vitesse aluminum rims
_______ Alloy linear pull brakes
_______ Zoom suspension front fork HL CH-386 and promax alloy v-brakes TX-117
_______ Microshift TS-50 ADII shifters index L3/R7
_______ Shimano RD-TZ30GS SIS derailleur
_______ 26" x 1.5 36H aluminum wheels with quick release

2. Mongoose Exile
_______ Dual-Suspension
_______ Alloy Front Triangle Frame
_______ 21-speed SRAM Pro & Shimano Shifting
_______ Alloy Crown Fork, Alloy Crank

3. GMC Topkick
_______ Frame: 26-inch full suspension aluminum MTB frame
_______ Fork: Zoom CH-386 suspension fork 65mm travel
_______ Shocks: Kind Shock adjustable 650 pounds
_______ Chain: KMC Z 51
_______ Crankset: Alloy ISA 335P 28x38x48 L170mm
_______ Front Derailleur: Falcon MF 31 T
_______ Rear Derailleur: Shimano RD-TZ30GS SIS 7SPD
_______ Shifters: Microshift TS-50 ADII index L3/R7
_______ Brake Levers: GP 30 AP aluminum
_______ Brakes: LCHI DSK-320 disk brake 160mm
_______ Rims: Alloy black 26-inch X1.5
_______ Tires: Kenda black with yellow band 700X25C
_______ Stem: A-head TDS63K-8 EXT:100mm 15D
_______ Handlebar: HL-MTB 153 W: 600mm R:30mm
_______ Sadle: Velo black padded
_______ Seat Post: Alloy micro adjust 27.2 X 300mm with quick-release

4. Bike USA Titan Glacier
_______ 21 speed shimano mountain bike
_______ Dual Suspension
_______ Alloy Wheels & Hubs
_______ V-Brakes
_______ Rugged All terrain Tires

5. Mongoose Pro Wing Comp
_______ Spinner Grind Fork front suspension fork with 70mm travel
_______ RST-22 Rear Coil Shock
_______ Shimano Altus rear derailleur and Shimano C050 front derailleur
_______ Shimano EF-29 rapid-fire Trigger Shifters
_______ RPM cold forged alloy crankset and Joy Tech alloy hubs

Thanks guys!