Marin or Specialized Full Susp

Discussion in 'Mountain Bikes' started by Paul Bott, Jan 23, 2003.

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  1. Paul Bott

    Paul Bott Guest

    I'm itching to get a new bike for abount £1300 - £1400 and finding it difficult to decide:

    So far I've considered a Marin TARA Rock Springs or a Specialised Enduro.

    The Marin seems to be better value for money (more travel, bigger discs), but the Specialised seems
    to be more reccomended by friends. I do prefer the look of the Specialised but I'd want to upgrade
    the fork to 130mm.

    Also considering Trek Liquid 10 and Scott GZero FX20

    What's your opinion?
     
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  2. Paul Bott <[email protected]> wrote in message news:[email protected]...
    > I'm itching to get a new bike for abount £1300 - £1400 and finding it difficult to decide:
    >
    > So far I've considered a Marin TARA Rock Springs

    Nice - like the idea of adjustable travel and they're sorted bikes - solid, no nonsence, well
    specified and great value for money

    > or a Specialised Enduro.

    Same as the marin - if you like 4 bar linkage they're the bike to go for - personally I prefer
    single pivot (like the marin) which stiffen up the suspension and climb better IMO

    >
    > The Marin seems to be better value for money (more travel, bigger discs), but the Specialised
    > seems to be more reccomended by friends. I do prefer
    the
    > look of the Specialised but I'd want to upgrade the fork to 130mm.
    >
    > Also considering Trek Liquid 10 and Scott GZero FX20

    Don't know much about the Trek - The Al scott's are very heavy and overpriced for what they are -
    the Carbon ones are lovely but a bit out of your price range - avoid the Al ones IMO.

    > What's your opinion?

    Decide whether you want single or multi pivot - buy Marin or Spec accordingly

    Russ
     
  3. Bill Wheeler

    Bill Wheeler Guest

    On Mon, 2 Dec 2002 22:52:41 -0000, "Paul Bott" <[email protected]> wrote:

    >I'm itching to get a new bike for abount £1300 - £1400 and finding it difficult to decide:
    >
    >So far I've considered a Marin TARA Rock Springs or a Specialised Enduro.
    >
    >The Marin seems to be better value for money (more travel, bigger discs), but the Specialised seems
    >to be more reccomended by friends. I do prefer the look of the Specialised but I'd want to upgrade
    >the fork to 130mm.
    >
    >Also considering Trek Liquid 10 and Scott GZero FX20
    >
    >What's your opinion?
    >
    ss since you asked. peace, bill

    The mind serves properly as a window glass rather than as a reflector, that is, the mind should give
    an immediate view instead of an interpretation of the world.
    :-]
     
  4. Paul Bott wrote:
    > I'm itching to get a new bike for abount £1300 - £1400 and finding it difficult to decide:
    >
    > So far I've considered a Marin TARA Rock Springs or a Specialised Enduro.
    >
    > The Marin seems to be better value for money (more travel, bigger discs), but the Specialised
    > seems to be more reccomended by friends. I do prefer the look of the Specialised but I'd want to
    > upgrade the fork to 130mm.
    >
    > Also considering Trek Liquid 10 and Scott GZero FX20
    >
    > What's your opinion?

    At the end of the day, it's going to come down to which one fits you better. Go and give both of
    them a test ride - it doesn't matter which one has the bigger disks, just how comfortable you
    feel on each.

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  5. "Jonathan Harris" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:[email protected]...
    > Shaun Rimmer wrote:
    >
    > > Heheheheheh.......when are you getting a full sized SS JH?
    >
    > When I'm richer. The missus has just been made redundant and we've organised a snowboarding
    > holiday for a few weeks time, so things are going to be a bit tighter than imagined...

    (doubt Rimmer will be able to resist that one)
     
  6. Shaun Rimmer wrote:

    >>>Heheheheheh.......when are you getting a full sized SS JH?
    >>
    >>When I'm richer. The missus has just been made redundant and we've organised a snowboarding
    >>holiday for a few weeks time,
    >
    >
    > Well, that'll be fun for sure though, eh?

    Should be. Hopefully, I won't dislocate my collarbone and have to miss a day like last time.

    I take it you're springing most up
    > for this eh? - What a blessed gent you are.

    Probably...

    >>so things are going to be a bit tighter than imagined...
    >
    >
    > Dude - wrong hole.

    C- Obvious and second person to the gag. Try harder.

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