Which bike is better? Forums › Mountain Bike Forum › Which bike is better? Tweet Add to Flipboard Magazine. Tagged: Advice, bikesdirect, GT, opinion Viewing 1 reply thread Author Posts July 16, 2020 at 14:18 #391011 n8dan 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. October 8, 2020 at 23:26 #508052 Cheems You should buy a hardtail. Those components are not very good and you can get better components if you get a hardtail. Author Posts Viewing 1 reply thread RELATED TOPICS Topic Voices Posts Freshness Hubs and Suspension Started by: TechtoFlow in: Mountain Bike Forum 3 5 1 day, 7 hours ago Sunspot Hemorrhoids, who else suffers? Started by: XCridah in: Mountain Bike Forum 1 1 5 days, 23 hours ago XCridah Short Travel 29er – Heavy XC/Light Trail Advice? Started by: Mann in: Mountain Bike Forum 7 30 1 week ago Bike Nerd Advice on a hardtail bike Started by: rck27.5 in: Mountain Bike Forum 7 10 1 month, 2 weeks ago Bike Nerd Who thinks they know a thing or two about nutrition? Started by: MTBNutrition in: Mountain Bike Forum 2 2 1 month, 4 weeks ago Sunspot You must be logged in to reply to this topic.