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#1 notrandom



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Posted 19 November 2011 - 02:51 AM

It's been years since I've ridden a bike and plan to use my purchase for exercising too. I was thinking light trails, pavement riding, possibly some rocky trails and even joining in on some of these "bike parades / coalitions" I've seen around the city (about 50 to 100 cyclist being ******ed by police through traffic... looks like fun :) 


On a budget, but do prefer QUALITY. Which bike do you think would be best for the long haul?

  Below is a set up of the specs to be easily compared side-by-side (with notepad or word) if it makes things easier :)  

THANK YOU GUYS / GALS!!!!  I REALLY appreciate the help :)

  My two options are;    "Diamondback Sorrento 2011 - Front Suspension / 25 lbs" - http://www.diamondba...il/sorrento-11/   From Sports Authority for $330   http://www.sportsaut...rentPage=family   **************** OR ****************   "Genesis V-2100 - Dual Suspension / 45 lbs" - http://genbikes.com/...-2100_white.php   From Wal-Mart for $165   http://www.walmart.c...n-Bike/16685814       ************ SPECS  *****************************   Diamondback Sorrento 2011   Frame: DB 6061-T6 heat-treated / butted aluminum w/ gusset, replaceable hanger  Fork: Trail XC w/ Alloy crown 60mm travel  Rear Shock: N/A  Chain: KMC-Z51 Crankset: MTB Alloy Arm 24/32/42t  F. Derailleur: Shimano Tourney, top pull, 31.8  R. Derailleur: Shimano Altus 7spd  Shifters: Shimano EF-51 Easyfire 7spd  Brake Levers: Shimano EF-51  Brakes: Tektro Alloy Linear  Rims: 32h Weinmann XC260 Doublewall  Tires: Kenda Dual Sport 26x1.95  Stem: Alloy 4 bolt Ahead  Handlebar: Steel Riser  Seatpost: Alloy Micro Adjust 27.2mm  Cassette/Gear: Shimano 7spd Freewheel (14-28t)    Bottom Bracket: Cartridge Type  Pedals: MTB Resin  Seat: DB Men's ATB  Headset: Ahead 1 1/8"  Hubset: (F) 32h Alloy QR ® 32h Alloy QR  Spokes: 14g Stainless Steel  Grips: DB Brics 130mm D2 Kraton    *************** OR *********************************   Genesis V-2100   Frame: 26-inch full suspension aluminum MTB frame 4 bar linkage Fork: Suspension fork 80mm travel Rear Shocks: Coil 80mm travel Chain: KMC Crankset: Steel 28x38x48 L170mm F. Derailleur: Shimano FD TZ31 R. Derailleur: Shimano Tourney TZ40 SIS Shifters: Shimano EF40 21 Speed Brake Levers: Shimano EF40 Integrated aluminum Brakes: disk brake 160mm Linear Pull Rear Rims: Alloy black 26-inch X1.5 Tires: MTB 26 x 2.1 Stem: A-head TDS63K-8 EXT:100mm 15D Handlebar: Steel Riser MTB SeatPost: Alloy micro adjust 27.2 X 300mm with quick-release Cassette/Gear: Shimano MF TZ 07   Saddle: Velo black padded

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Posted 20 November 2011 - 11:38 AM

i don't think that the Genesis sells for 165 usd, anyway you are comparing a hardtail against a double suspension bike, two very different riding feels,

maybe you should try them first if possible,

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