Gary Fisher Paragon Bike 1998 or Older

4.67/5 (3 Reviews)
MSRP : $1200.00

Product Description

1999 Gary Fisher Paragon

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Reviews 1 - 3 (3 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by John a Weekend Warrior from LA

Date Reviewed: October 3, 2005

Strengths:    The bike has really good acceleration and handles really well. This bike is can compete and win XC races as i have already. The bike can Climb very well.

Weaknesses:    NONE!!!

Bottom Line:   
This bike is a very good all around bike. there are no weaknesses. This bike can climb and accelrate better than any other bike i have ever been on. the components are ok and you can change the lx cranks and front derailer to XT easily.

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $1100.00

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by mike a Cross Country Rider from rochester, ny, USA

Date Reviewed: November 8, 2000

Strengths:    The 98 Gary Fisher Paragon is a great all around bike. I have had no major problems with it in three years, and have been extremely happy with it.

Weaknesses:    There are no major weeknesses, but if you want a bike that is really good at one thing this isnt the bike for you. It is best ridden on a true corss country trail.

Bottom Line:   
This is a great bike for any serious cross country rider who doesnt want to pay a lot of money but wants a bike good enough to compete in any X/C race. It is solid and can compete with nearly all other bikes.

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Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $900.00

Purchased At:   towpath bike stop

Similar Products Used:   I have also used the 98 big sur, 99 paragon, and several other bike around the same price range. By far i like the 98 paragon the best.

Overall Rating:4
Submitted by Robert a Cross-Country Rider from Tallahassee,FL

Date Reviewed: May 4, 1999

Sprinting ability
Incredible graphics
Light weight

Can be too stiff on long rides

Bottom Line:   
It's a good bike. I would rather have built up a custom bike, but for the money I won't complain. Too much. The seat had to go. The bontrager equipement (bars, post, etc.) is not the ideal weight. The seat post sucks due to limited motion as well as bieng rock hard and heavy. So far the handlebars have been replaced with eastons ct2 and the post which just broke is slated for replacement with a moot Ti post. On the upside the customer service is great, a new seat post is on the way; and I suspect if anything else breaks it will be taken care of.

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Favorite Trail:   

Duration Product Used:   
3 months

Similar Products Used:   

Bike Setup:   
It has a judy xc with bontrager race wheels and an LX/XT mix.

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