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Old April 11th, 2014, 10:55 AM   #1
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We have been out shopping for bikes. I decided on the Camber by Specialized for me and the Jett for my wide. I was wondering what bikes you guys ride?.
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A specialized hardrock sport disc 29er I got a couple years ago.
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Old April 11th, 2014, 11:11 AM   #3
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A specialized hardrock sport disc 29er I got a couple years ago.
That is a nice bike , that was the bike I was first going to buy. But with my back I decided to go with a full suspension to give me just a little more protection .
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Gary Fisher Cake 2 DLX but the last few years I've spent a lot more time on a Cannondale cyclocross bike.
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giant 29er. its a little on the heavy side but it fits me well.
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Gary Fisher Cake 2 DLX but the last few years I've spent a lot more time on a Cannondale cyclocross bike.
I was looking at the Cannondale bikes at a bike shop in Ind. they make some real nice bikes
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giant 29er. its a little on the heavy side but it fits me well.
The Giants use a lot of the Specialized parts at a lower cost. So they are vg bikes.
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I have a gt karakoram 29er. Just use it for riding around, I don't like road bikes. I do wish it was geared higher though. I find myself in top gear all too often.
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We ride mt bikes (on and off road). diamondback is our bike of choice.

I am sure there is something better.
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2012 Giant Talon 0. Works for what I do.
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Giant is the biggest manufacturer of bikes in the world FYI. They make many bikes for other companies.

My off road rides are a Gary Fisher Ferrous geared 29er:


and an IRO Model 19 SS 29er:


I am a former bicycle mechanic with a bad bike habit so along with the two MTN bikes above there are another 10+ road, cross, touring, track, and a polo bike also in my riding stable.
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I have a gt karakoram 29er. Just use it for riding around, I don't like road bikes. I do wish it was geared higher though. I find myself in top gear all too often.

Higher rpms is your friend. You don't want to just push, you want to pedal in circles.


Personally I wouldn't get hung up on brand names when purchasing a bike. I would find a shop that you like and trust and go from there. There is a huge difference from shop to shop in the quality of mechanics that they have. Just my .02
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I hadn't had a bike in 20 years up until 3 years ago. Did some research and decided to go look for an older Giant mountain bike with no shocks and basic as it gets in an XL frame. Posted a wanted ad on craigslist and had the exact thing I was looking for in 24hrs. I believe it is a Giant Nutra or something close, paid $100.00 for it.
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Motobecane Fly 935 (or something like that).....26" hardtail.
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Where do you guys like to go ride? I am close to Midland city forest so I will start there. But looking forward to hitting a lot places this summer. I heard Grayling is nice so is Pinckney. Does the place up in North Branch have bike trails? Is it Rocks and Valleys ? Or something like that.
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Where do you guys like to go ride? I am close to Midland city forest so I will start there. But looking forward to hitting a lot places this summer. I heard Grayling is nice so is Pinckney. Does the place up in North Branch have bike trails? Is it Rocks and Valleys ? Or something like that.
I bike in pinckney a lot the poto trails are pretty cool.
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I ride a 2013 specialized stumpjumper FSR. It has a few special bits added to it, so its good fun.
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I ride a 2013 specialized stumpjumper FSR. It has a few special bits added to it, so its good fun.
That is a very nice bike. The nice thing about both your bike and the Camber is the base bike frames are so nice you can buy the base model and upgrade everything else.
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I have a specialized rockhopper I bought 15 years ago. Been hanging in shed for 6 or 7 years with a broken derailer. Need to get it fixed.
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That is a very nice bike. The nice thing about both your bike and the Camber is the base bike frames are so nice you can buy the base model and upgrade everything else.
Yeah, funny part is I am not a huge specialized fan. But both my wife and I ended up with 2013 stumpjumpers for this year.

After riding it on the trails I couldn't be happier, they ride great.
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