Any help would be appreciated
i'm 40 years old 225 lbs overall in good shape looking to get back into mountain biking.
the two I'm looking at are
REI has a 2011 Cannondale f-5 trail for $599
and my local bike store has a 2011 GT avalanche 3.0 for $499
I agree with mimi, the Cdale is a better bike. Though it is worth noting that they are produced by the same parent company; you're getting better parts that will work better for longer with the Cannondale, but not much else.
I own a GT Avalanche 3.0 with disk brakes, it has been a great all around bike and has yet to brake down on me and it has taken me on some of the greatest adventures ever. I ride with a buddy that has a cannon and performance wise there two of the same, its just preference really. If your interested I will sell you my GT.
i own a cdale sl3 and i dont think its worth to pay the extra price. weight difference between the two should not make any difference for someone who weighs 225. i would go for the gt and save some cash.
my sl3 is pretty heavy, i think more than my gt sensor 2.0.
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