Decision for a new bike

Discussion in 'Mountain Bikes' started by Super Otaku, Feb 7, 2005.

  1. Super Otaku

    Super Otaku New Member

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    Alright. I need you guys to help me on buying my new bike. These are the bikes that are on top on my list:

    Specialized P.2
    Norco 125
    Giant STP1
    Devinci Kicker

    I need advise on any on these bikes. Tell me what you know, and what do you think would be best for me. I do street, trials, and urban freeriding. Also if you have any bike you could suggest feelfree to tell me. I'm also looking at these bikes:

    Norco 604 Street, Sasquatch, Kona Stuff, Trek Bruisers, Cannondale Chases, and some other Gary Fischer Hardtails.
    They are all 2005 models. I know, I'm bad in choosing. I did test ride the top four bikes. They all feel good.

    Alright guys, Say what you have, any suggestions on other bikes,etc.

    Thanks.
     
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  2. moparchris

    moparchris New Member

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    agh i dont know those except the specialised and giant

    ride them, see if theres any big difference in the feel of them. a big mistake people make is finding the one with the best components, get a bike with a good base (the frame) then if you want to you can build on it later.
     
  3. upontwo

    upontwo New Member

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    Hey, check out Sinister Bikes- www.sinisterbikes.com
     
  4. Super Otaku

    Super Otaku New Member

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    I've tested them all, except the Trek and the Gary Fischer ones. Sorry to say that I can't get Sinister bikes since I dom't have a dealer nearby.
     
  5. Prophet7131

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    I would look at Cannondales. Are you mainly looking at hardtails or full-suspension? I would personally look at nothing but full-suspension. I wouldnt ride anything but full-suspension. If you are going to do any jumps or drops your going to want it. I have a Cannondale Prophet. I love it. It has great suspension. The Lefty is in my opinion the best fork that could possibly be on it. It is light, strong, and has more than enough travel for what I do which is mostly trail riding. Hope you find what you are looking for and have fun becoming part of the mountain biking population!
     
  6. Super Otaku

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    All the bikes on the list are hardtails. I'm street/trials and full suspensions are too hard to ride for this genre. The Cannondale Chases are pretty good, but they don't look that 'nice'. But thanks though.
     
  7. moparchris

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    is the P.2 CR-MO ?
     
  8. Super Otaku

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    I guess.......
     
  9. mdnathanp

    mdnathanp New Member

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    no the p2 is alluminum,the cromos are the p-street and the p1 cromo
     
  10. tricycling311

    tricycling311 New Member

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    I dont know much about the others but the P2 seems pretty nice. All the guys at the shop seem to love it... it seems to be a hot buy right now at the shop.

    Yes, the main thing that can help (which is a huge deciding factor) is to test ride them all. When I have a costumer chosing over 2-3 bikes... the test ride does it for them.
     
  11. mdnathanp

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    in my expierience the p2 is more of a dj bike as far as p's go the street and p1 cromo sound more in your riding style
     
  12. freeride_er

    freeride_er New Member

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    dude i got a p.2 and its a great deal for the parts its got and dont fer get thats a p.3 frame on there with dif paint. all th parts are great for the money. the downside is the fork but wait year and by a new one then. or you can do what i did by a 2004 sherman flick or firefly from www.greenfishsports.com you can get a flick fer 300 USA or about 450 CAN, then youl have a super nice bike w/one of the nicest forks fer what yer doin on it!!!!:eek:
     
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