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      Limited budget for full suspension bike. Which is a better bike to start with? Looking to ride everything in MI. Basically GT Verb Sport 27.5″ vs. Bikesdirect Gravity FSX29 HD1. I don’t mind fixing/upgrading components over time.

      Gravity FSX29 HD1

      GT Verb Sport

      GT Verb Sport

      Specifications

      Frame Size:  19″
      Wheel Size: 27.5″
      Frame: 6061 Aluminum
      Fork: SR Suntour XCM30, 120mm
      Rear Shock: Kind Shock KS290 Coil, 120mm
      Headset: Semi-Integrated sealed bearing
      Cranks: All-Terra 42/32/22t
      Bottom Bracket: Square Taper Cartridge
      Front Derailleur: Shimano Altus
      Rear Derailleur: Shimano Acera
      Cog Set: Sunrace 11-34t, 8spd
      Shifter: Shimano Altus
      Number of gears: 24
      Chain: KMC Z72
      Front Hub: Alloy Disc QR, 32h
      Rear Hub: Alloy Disc Cassette QR, 32h
      Spokes 14g Stainless steel
      Tube Size: 27.5×1.9-2.25 AV
      Rims: All-Terra Double Wall, 32h
      Tires: Kenda Nevegal 27.5×2.10
      Brakes: Tektro Mechanical Disc, 160mm rotor
      Brake Levers: Tektro Alloy
      Pedals: All-Terra resin body
      Handlebar: Alloy MTB Riser, 31.8 bar bore
      Grips: GT Statement
      Stem: Alloy Ahead type 1 1/8
      Seat: GT Sport
      Seat Post: GT Alloy 31.6×400
      Average weight of bike: 38 lbs

       

      Gravity FSX29 HD1

      Frame: Welded 6061 Aluminum
      Suspension Fork: SunTour SF XCT long travel, preload
      Rear Suspension: KS 260 CoilOver with adjustable preload, damping
      Crankset: SunTour XCT, 175mm aluminum arms, Powershift Rings 22/32/42T
      Bottom Bracket: SUNTOUR BB10-XCT Sealed Cartridge Unit, Square taper, 68mm
      Pedals: Beartrap MTB with metal cage
      Front Derailleur: SHIMANO FD-TX800 TOP PULL
      Rear Derailleur: SHIMANO RD-TX800SGSL BLACK CAGE
      Shifters: SHIMANO SL-M310 24-SP BLACK
      Cassette/Freewheel: SHIMANO CS-HG 11-34T 8 speed
      Chain:KMC CN-HG40 STEEL
      Wheelset: RIM : 29 / DH-18 DOUBLE WALL ALLOY BLACK
      F/HUB : SHIMANO HB-TX505 ALLOY BLACK W/QR.
      R/HUB : SHIMANO FH-TX505 ALLOY BLACK W/QR.
      SPOKE : 14G STEEL BLACK W/BRASS NIPPLE.
      Tires: 29×2.2 WTB WOLVERINE COMP BLACK 27TPI PV
      Brakes/Levers: BRAKE : SHIMANO BR-M315 HYDRAULIC DISC BRAKE W/ Shimano 160MM ROTOR. / LEVER SHIMANO BL-M315 HYDRAULIC ALLOY BLACK.
      Headset: VP-A71 BLACK W/M-1D ALLOY BLACK CAP Threadless 1.125 inch, contact sealed ball bearing
      Handlebar: 20° rise Aluminum
      Stem: MTB Aluminum Threadless for 1.125 inch EXT:90MM (13″~17″)/110MM(19″~21″) x10 DEG.
      Tape/Grip: WTB Kraton Black dual compound
      Saddle: WTB Speed V Sport SE
      Seat Post: Aluminum alloy MicroAdjust, 27.2mm
      Seat Clamp: Alloy Q.R.

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