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These are the two bikes I'm looking to buy..

BMC 5 In. Travel 2007 Trailfox-02 $1,198.00

rear;Rock Shox Ario 2.2 air shock
Fork: Marzocchi 5 Inch travel MZ-I with lock-out, hydraulic oil and coil, preload adjustment
Rear Derailleur: SRAM X7
Front Derailleur: Sram 3.0
Shifters: Sram X7 8-Speed trigger shifters Crankset: TruVativ 175mm Five D, 42/32/22
Bottom Bracket TruVativ Power Spline cartridge Chain: Shimano IG31 8-Speed.
Cassette: Sram PG830 11-32 cassette, 8 speed
Disc Brakes: Hayes Sole hydraulic disc brakes with Mudcutter 7 in. (F), 6 in. (R) rotors.
Handlebar: California Alloy, 31.8mm, 1.5, black
Stem: California Alloy, 31.8mm, 4-bolt, black
Seatpost: Truvativ XR, black
Grips: WTB Weirwolf with Drop Guard End Plugs Headset: Ritchey Logic
Hubs: Shimano M475 32 Hole
Rims: Alex TD-20, black double wall
Tires: Kenda Kinetics 2.35 wire-bead
Saddle: Velo all black with kevlar-type edges

Motobecane 2008 Fantom Comp DS $999.95

Frame TripleActive 4B, 3"/4"/5" Travel - Four Bar Rocker Arm. Gussetted SL 7005 Aluminum (Disc Brake Equipped) SuperSmooth Sealed Cartridge Bearings at critical pivots, replaceable rear derailleur hanger
Fork/Rear Shock RockShox TORA 302 WITH UTURN ADJUSTABLE TRAVEL (85-130MM) TurnKey LOCKOUT /Rockshox Ario 2.2 Air with Rebound and LOCKOUT
Crankset FSA Alpha-Drive 22/32/44T Integrated with BB spindle
Bottom Bracket FSA Powerdrive EXO BB-5000
Pedals FREE Gravity DualStage Clipless/Platform
Front Derailleur Shimano Deore LX
Rear Derailleur Shimano XT long cage
Shifters Shimano Deore LX Rapid Fire 27 speed trigger shift
Cassette/Freewheel Shimano HG cassette 9 speed 11-32T
Chain Z9000 super narrow 9 speed
Hubs Gravity Sealed Bearing for Disc with Quick Release
Spokes Double Butted Stainless steel
Rims WTB SpeedDisc doublewall aluminum
Tires/Tubes Panaracer FireXC PRO 26x2.1 / Presta Valve
Brakes Avid Juicy 3 Hydraulic Disc front and rear, 160mm rotor
Brake Levers Avid Juicy 3 Hydraulic
Headset Ritchey Sealed Bearing threadless 1 1/8 inch
Handlebar Ritchey Rizer SC Butted Aluminum 6061 T6
Stem Ritchey Comp Aluminum threadless
Tape/Grip WTB DualCompound
Saddle WTB SpeedV
Seat Post Ritchey Comp Mountain 31.6mm aluminum
Seat Post Clamp Super Light Aluminum


Turner Homer
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Those both look to be very nice bikes, but I think that if you are first starting off, it will do wonders for your skills if you start on a hard tail. That is my opinion, as I started on a fully rigid, and it really does help you skill wise in the long run. Good luck in your search.

Ariolimax columbianus
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I own a trailfox and i would say it is a mid to high-end frame, certainly not entry level.
Bike rides really nicely, very plush, insane amount of traction on the uphills and pedalling is pretty much isolated from the suspension action.
If you're comparing those two bikes, definately the BMC.
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