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Old 04-21-2010, 11:48 PM   #121
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where does this bike stack up against what i posted? it looks sturdy, but i don't know crap all about bikes, so is this a "really" good bike, cuz it sure as hell looks like it, i'm kinda scared to find out how much. K found this bike on their site at 995$ but i can't find which stores carry them, i like how it looks. can't wait for a report also
Here's the link to the OP's bike for $399.
http://www.bikesdirect.com/products/..._cliff4900.htm

They dont sell these bikes in stores, and for us Canadians shipping is a bit of a pain since they dont ship outside the US. (you can ship it to a friend in the USA - it's free anyways - and have them ship it over to Canada)

Compared to the Devinci and Trek, nothing in the Trek/Devinci lineup can compare to the Windsor at the SAME PRICE. The closest is the Devinci Cameleon3 or the Trek 4500/6000 - all three of these bikes are at least twice as expensive (the trek 6000 is slightly better too). The Cameleon4 is a better bike than the windsor - better brakes, better front fork, comparable drivetrain...

Just like Ghostie said, you dont have to spend a lot of money to get into biking. And if you put brand aside, you can get a great bike for a fraction of the cost. Make sure the bike is tuned properly before you ride.
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Old 04-22-2010, 12:00 AM   #122
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I have a Trek 4300 Disc. My first real mountain bike I wish I had a more comfortable seat since I've been riding a lot around town.



http://www.trekbikes.com/us/en/bikes...ries/4300disc/

I hope to ride it more now that the weather is warming up.
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Old 04-22-2010, 12:12 AM   #123
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Just picked this up the other day for $500. All it needed was a new chain, new oil and grease
Specialized bighit.. Can't wait until finals are over and take it to the mountains!!
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Old 04-22-2010, 12:15 AM   #124
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Priorities man!! Haha..
It can get quite addicting.
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Old 04-22-2010, 08:13 AM   #125
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Pretty long wasnt racing, and couldnt cuz of all the people. but rode for a little over an hour. beautifull evening Just cant get my bike computer to work, does that sensor HAVE to be within 1mm from the magnet? Cuz my spokes doesnt allow that

On saturday i will ride down to key biscayne from my place and back, about 21 miles. so thats gonna be awesome, dont think ive went that long on a bike in 10 years lol
You can move the location of the sensor lower in the fork and the magnet closer to the hub. That will bring them closer together.
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Old 04-22-2010, 08:19 AM   #126
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You can move the location of the sensor lower in the fork and the magnet closer to the hub. That will bring them closer together.
No dude i tried that, its pretty weird havent had this problem before. its gonna be like at least 5mm inbetween unless i mount the hub on the discbrake.
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No dude i tried that, its pretty weird havent had this problem before. its gonna be like at least 5mm inbetween unless i mount the hub on the discbrake.
That's weird. That method always solves my clearance issues. Try putting a rubber pad under the sensor to bring it closer.
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Old 04-22-2010, 08:31 AM   #128
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That's weird. That method always solves my clearance issues. Try putting a rubber pad under the sensor to bring it closer.
Yeah same on my old bikes. Gotta do that just ran out of zip ties lol
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Old 04-22-2010, 08:42 AM   #129
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Yeah same on my old bikes. Gotta do that just ran out of zip ties lol
Don't skimp on the zip ties. Make sure to get good quality ones. I lost a sensor because of cheap zip ties before.
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Old 04-22-2010, 09:03 AM   #130
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I have a Trek 4300 Disc. My first real mountain bike I wish I had a more comfortable seat since I've been riding a lot around town.



http://www.trekbikes.com/us/en/bikes...ries/4300disc/

I hope to ride it more now that the weather is warming up.


that's a sick looking bike at a great price, wow, there are so many choices, the 6 series in Trek bikes i don't mind getting, but they're not 29er
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Old 04-22-2010, 03:57 PM   #131
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i dont like how trek and most brands changed their thumb shifters. on older bikes (2 or 3 years ago) there was a paddle for your thumb and a paddle for your index finger. now both are for the thumb and you have to reach farther to get the second paddle.... i know this is stupid but i cant stand it.
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Old 04-22-2010, 04:04 PM   #132
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Trek doesn't make the shifters as far as I know (not sure about the lower end bikes)

All the shifters I've ever seen on any MTB were either made by Shimano or SRAM
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Old 04-22-2010, 04:15 PM   #133
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I ride a '09 Santa Cruz Nomad II.. Pic is of me on top of South Mountain in Phoenix AZ, National Trail. If anyone knows Mountain Biking knows that Nation Trail is one of the nastiest trails around! Bike was $4500.

One piece of advice for the OP.. check out MTBR.com and read the reviews on all the bikes.. the reviews will answer alot of questions.


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Old 04-22-2010, 05:02 PM   #134
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Nomads are nice^^

I was split between the nomad and VP Free but went with the VP Free (4 years ago). Nomad is much better all around bike, vpf is much more DH.
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i graduated, made my way to some stores, and gary fisher's are all sold out no orders either

So i have to find a store that stocks it
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Old 04-22-2010, 07:38 PM   #136
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i graduated, made my way to some stores, and gary fisher's are all sold out no orders either

So i have to find a store that stocks it
Damn that sucks dude. im probably one of the most impatient people in the world so i know how you feel!

Rode 9 miles again today. nothing crazy but apparently im in pretty bad shape lol
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Old 04-22-2010, 07:44 PM   #137
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i dont like how trek and most brands changed their thumb shifters. on older bikes (2 or 3 years ago) there was a paddle for your thumb and a paddle for your index finger. now both are for the thumb and you have to reach farther to get the second paddle.... i know this is stupid but i cant stand it.
I don't like it either, far too often when I'm hitting a tricky downhill section, I'll hit it by accident, and if I don't notice
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i dont like how trek and most brands changed their thumb shifters. on older bikes (2 or 3 years ago) there was a paddle for your thumb and a paddle for your index finger. now both are for the thumb and you have to reach farther to get the second paddle.... i know this is stupid but i cant stand it.

I had a SRAM X.0 rear shifter and it broke, so I put a shimano XT in its place. I like the finger/thumb action better as well.
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i dont like how trek and most brands changed their thumb shifters. on older bikes (2 or 3 years ago) there was a paddle for your thumb and a paddle for your index finger. now both are for the thumb and you have to reach farther to get the second paddle.... i know this is stupid but i cant stand it.
Most probably made by SRAM. I'm a fan of their grip shifters. Much cleaner looking and shifts much faster.

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i graduated, made my way to some stores, and gary fisher's are all sold out no orders either

So i have to find a store that stocks it
Are these available? They have very good reviews. They specialize in 29er bikes.

http://www.ninerbikes.com/fly.aspx?layout=bike


If you wanna go all out baller?

http://www.ellsworthbikes.com/bikes/mountain/evolve/


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