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I have been eying a trek hifi deluxe FS 29er seems like a nice bike. Also been waiting to see what the new motobecane FS 29er turns out like.

But wanted to get some opinions on other brands out there in this price range.
$2500 is the absolute limit so please don't bother with if you spent only $100 more you can get... I can't. $2500 is all there is available for another bike.

I would be happy to spend less though... ;)

Let me know what you guys think.

I'm 5'10 and 180lb and I ride in N. GA lots of different terrain here. So something as close to all mountain as possible but at the same time keeping it light.
 
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All mountain makes it tough. Anthem is probably the closest. Or a Stumpjumper. Spearfish is another good option, but it ain't AM. Then again neither is the HiFi.
 

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Spec Stumpy 29 Comp. Thru axle, 2x10, 130mm F&R, Elixirs. You can't go wrong with this as a trail bike.
Salsa Spearfish. Racier but without the steep headtube of racy bikes. Cheaper and probably faster.
 

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I checked out the SJ and Anthem while I was looking for a new bike (ended up getting a RIP 9). The SJ looks pretty sturdy, and has decent components. The Anthem is a better value, I think, but only has 4" of travel.

The fastest ride I know (on all terrain) rides a 4" FS 29er, so I wouldn't let that deter you.
 

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subspd said:
I have been eying a trek hifi deluxe FS 29er seems like a nice bike. Also been waiting to see what the new motobecane FS 29er turns out like.

But wanted to get some opinions on other brands out there in this price range.
$2500 is the absolute limit so please don't bother with if you spent only $100 more you can get... I can't. $2500 is all there is available for another bike.

I would be happy to spend less though... ;)

Let me know what you guys think.

I'm 5'10 and 180lb and I ride in N. GA lots of different terrain here. So something as close to all mountain as possible but at the same time keeping it light.
Cheap and light all mountain fully? Good luck.

Rumblefish base model has an MSRP of $2409.99
 

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Since the stumpy comp 29er msrp's for 2700, that will be out of the question too unless you can get a few hundred off...Ever looked at a camber??

The elite 29er msrps for 2150, they have one at my lbs marker down to 1800ish. thta would be well within your range, have enough money to even upgarde to an adjustable seat post and burlier rims for your AM needs....
 

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All Mtn? The Rumblefish or Stumpy FSR Comp. Don't let the $2,700 price on the Specialized website deter you. Most dealers will have that bike priced to compete directly with the Rumblefish, so I would guess you will find a "street price" of a bit under $2,500.

Both are awesome bikes, but make sure you really want that "burly" of a 29er before pulling the trigger. If I could have only ONE bike, it would be a 100 mm travel FS 29er.
 

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Since the stumpy comp 29er msrp's for 2700, that will be out of the question too unless you can get a few hundred off...Ever looked at a camber??

The elite 29er msrps for 2150, they have one at my lbs marker down to 1800ish. thta would be well within your range, have enough money to even upgarde to an adjustable seat post and burlier rims for your AM needs....
The Stumpjumper FSR Comp 29 sells for $2400 at most the LBS...Specialized like most companies has a range you can sell their bikes for. They list the maximum on their web page.

My large Comp weighs 29lbs stock (including pedals)...not bad for a 5" travel 29er under $2500
 

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I picked up the ’11 SJ Comp 29er for $2400. I think it, or the Trek RF, might be just what the OP is looking for, a trail bike between XC and AM. I’ve heard good things about the Anthem 29er but it seems a bit more XC than the SJ or RF.

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Thanks for the great suggestions. I guess my tastes are really between an AM and XC like mentioned only because I am scared of ending up with a bike that is too heavy to enjoy. Looks like the stumpy fsr might be the way to go. Anyone have a real world weight for a comp?
 

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expert 29 is 29 lbs. 3 oz. Comp should be a pound or so heavier with lower componentry, but saves some weight b/c it has the triad instead of the brain...theres a 1500 difference in price so I'm sure some of that is invested in weight loss
 

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I found a VooDoo Canzo near me in my price range the specs are as folows...

Up for Sale is a 2009 Voodoo Canzo 29er Size Medium
This bike was built custom by me and Has been ridden less than 200 miles.
Here are some of the details:
2009 Canzo 29er with 100mm rear travel - Manitou Radium with Lock-out
2009 Rockshox 120mm REBA with 20mm Maxle and Lock-out
Spinergy Xyclone XC 20mm 29er Wheelset with red fiber spokes
Shimano XTR Derailleurs and Shifters with Goodridge housing
Shimano Crankset and LX Hydro Brakes
Answer Carbon Riser Handlebars and Seatpost and Fizik Gobi XM saddle

Would this be worth it? What kind of weight would I be looking at with this setup? If he is telling the truth about the miles is this a better bet than going with one of the new bikes mentioned above or am I looking at trouble?
 

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I also would suggest the stumpjumper - great bike - i have one. And it will fit your price range

You could also get the camber and save a few bucks
 

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I found a VooDoo Canzo near me in my price range the specs are as folows...

Up for Sale is a 2009 Voodoo Canzo 29er Size Medium
This bike was built custom by me and Has been ridden less than 200 miles.
Here are some of the details:
2009 Canzo 29er with 100mm rear travel - Manitou Radium with Lock-out
2009 Rockshox 120mm REBA with 20mm Maxle and Lock-out
Spinergy Xyclone XC 20mm 29er Wheelset with red fiber spokes
Shimano XTR Derailleurs and Shifters with Goodridge housing
Shimano Crankset and LX Hydro Brakes
Answer Carbon Riser Handlebars and Seatpost and Fizik Gobi XM saddle

Would this be worth it? What kind of weight would I be looking at with this setup? If he is telling the truth about the miles is this a better bet than going with one of the new bikes mentioned above or am I looking at trouble?
If the bike you are speaking of is in Athens, Ive seen it and it is pretty much in new shape.

where you riding at in north ga??
 

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I love my Hifi but wish i got a Rumble Fish. At your price range you have alot of choices and any of the bikes mentioned above are all good choices. I dont think you can go wrong with any of them. Good luck on your choice
 

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Stumpy 29er comp!!...too many great things to say..most shops msrp is $2600, but most will sell for 2100 plus tax...love everything about this bike!!!...must convert to tubless, and purgetories that come factory are tubeless ready...Great Bike
 

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If the bike you are speaking of is in Athens, Ive seen it and it is pretty much in new shape.

where you riding at in north ga??
Yeah that's the one... Do you think it is worth what he is asking?

I ride all along the GA 300 corridor. But mostly Cumming, Dawsonville, Dahlonegha trails

I'm just not sure if I want a used bike. I'm going to head down to Roswell bikes and check out the stumpy and Anthem. I haven't checked out a rumblefish yet. The hifi was nice though. Why didn't you like yours?

What is the weight diff between the hifi deluxe and a rumblefish III?
 
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