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#52 out of 519 29er bikes
Brand: Gary Fisher
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  • jkey6
    *****

    I would recommend this model as opposed to the deluxe or higher because it a good balance between price and performance. I don't think the others are particularly worth the increase in price.

    Pros
    The geometry of this bike is awesome. A lot of people think 29ers are clunky and harder to hendle than 26ers but this bike is more maneuverable than any bike I've ridden. Fairly light too.

    Cons
    The design of the frame makes it hard to mount on some bike racks and only small water bottles fit in the space for the cage but these are very minor issues.

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  • mrjjourden
    *****

    This was my first mountain bike and I wanted something I could grow into and not grow out of - boy was I in for a surprise!
    I have been absolutely blown away by the bike's performance over the past year and she has helped me grow into a much more confident rider. The value is amazing. Highly Recommended!

    Pros
    Excellent bike for both hardcore technical single track and wide open fast and flowy XC. This is a Gary Fisher 29er. Need I say more?

    Cons
    Tires and brakes needed to be upgraded. The Bontrager Jones tires just couldn't handle hard climbs up the singletrack. The brakes were also surprisingly short-lived and needed replacement three times this season (although it has been brought to my attention that I tend to ride the brakes too often!)

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  • Slow
    *****

    It took me a year to dial this bike in because its my first full suspension bike. The travel is perfect for XC and now that its tuned proper I love the riding experience. It makes me more confident in the saddle. I like this level of bike because its ripe for upgrade and that allows me to persoanlize the ride. If you're not into that the Pro version comes well equiped.

    Pros
    I like the geometry of this bike. It is very comfortable on epic rides. The balance of the bike allows for good handling. not front heavy at all and the Fox fork and shock compliment the set up. The Duster is a great wheel. Nice wide rims and tubeless ready.

    Cons
    I replaced the derailleurs and the brakes within the first year. Juicy 3's are not good brakes for intense off road use. The Sram X.7 rear derailleur was fine but I prefer low normal shifting so I replaced both with XT. Carbon seat stays are fine if you never crash. I taped them up with bash guard to protect them.

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  • flamdrag8
    *****

    A fantastic allrounder. Great value and components, a must buy for '08.

    Pros
    Sweet suspension, sweet frame, sweet drivetrain, Sweet G2 handling, light for a 29" dually in it's price range.

    Cons
    mediocre brakes

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