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Old October 23rd 03, 05:40 PM
mfgp
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I'm looking at buying a Specialized FSR XC Pro in the next month or two.
The model is new for 04, but is basically last year's Rock Hopper FSR Comp
or Stump Jumper FSR. Other bikes I've considered are the K2 Razorback and
Fisher Sugar. All three ride very nice....but I like the way the FSR is
spec'ed better.

Anyone have any of these bikes? Opinions? I'm particularly interested in
your opinions of the suspension.

TIA

mfgp


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Old October 25th 03, 03:58 AM
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"MTBScottie" wrote in message
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Subject: Specialized FSR XC Pro opinions, also K2 and Fisher
From: "mfgp"
Date: 10/23/2003 12:40 PM Eastern Daylight Time
Message-id:

I'm looking at buying a Specialized FSR XC Pro in the next month or two.
The model is new for 04, but is basically last year's Rock Hopper FSR

Comp
or Stump Jumper FSR. Other bikes I've considered are the K2 Razorback

and
Fisher Sugar. All three ride very nice....but I like the way the FSR is
spec'ed better.

Anyone have any of these bikes? Opinions? I'm particularly interested

in
your opinions of the suspension.

TIA

mfgp

I test rode a Sugar and a Sugar + model this spring. The rear suspension

on
both was phenomenal, barely even noticing larger hits. The only

difference
between the two is that the Sugar + models have adjustable travel. One

note if
you are looking at a 2004 Fisher bike; they have gone and kind of went

weird on
the Sugar line this year. There is a higher priced Sugar Race, two 29"

models,
and a Sugar +4. Last year, Fisher bikes offered a few of their better

hard
tails in 29" only versions, and now have done so with the Sugars, which

baffles
me.



I noticed that. Kind of ****ed me of, as I wanted the 3+. I was going to
settle for a 4+, but I'm not really crazy about the Rock Shox rear shock. I
would much rather have a Fox. That's one of the reason I like the
Specialized, besides the Mavic rims, Shimano cranks, etc. But I do like the
way the Fishers feel. I still haven't completely ruled it out.


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Old October 25th 03, 11:39 AM
MTBScottie
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Subject: Specialized FSR XC Pro opinions, also K2 and Fisher
From: "mfgp"
Date: 10/24/2003 10:58 PM Eastern Daylight Time
Message-id:


"MTBScottie" wrote in message
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Subject: Specialized FSR XC Pro opinions, also K2 and Fisher
From: "mfgp"

Date: 10/23/2003 12:40 PM Eastern Daylight Time
Message-id:

I'm looking at buying a Specialized FSR XC Pro in the next month or two.
The model is new for 04, but is basically last year's Rock Hopper FSR

Comp
or Stump Jumper FSR. Other bikes I've considered are the K2 Razorback

and
Fisher Sugar. All three ride very nice....but I like the way the FSR is
spec'ed better.

Anyone have any of these bikes? Opinions? I'm particularly interested

in
your opinions of the suspension.

TIA

mfgp

I test rode a Sugar and a Sugar + model this spring. The rear suspension

on
both was phenomenal, barely even noticing larger hits. The only

difference
between the two is that the Sugar + models have adjustable travel. One

note if
you are looking at a 2004 Fisher bike; they have gone and kind of went

weird on
the Sugar line this year. There is a higher priced Sugar Race, two 29"

models,
and a Sugar +4. Last year, Fisher bikes offered a few of their better

hard
tails in 29" only versions, and now have done so with the Sugars, which

baffles
me.



I noticed that. Kind of ****ed me of, as I wanted the 3+. I was going to
settle for a 4+, but I'm not really crazy about the Rock Shox rear shock. I
would much rather have a Fox. That's one of the reason I like the
Specialized, besides the Mavic rims, Shimano cranks, etc. But I do like the
way the Fishers feel. I still haven't completely ruled it out.

I agree with you on the Fox shock, but you can always switch it out. I've
even considered looking at a base model Jamis Dakar and taking this winter and
upgrading it a bit at a time.
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Old October 27th 03, 04:34 PM
JD
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Default Specialized FSR XC Pro opinions, also K2 and Fisher

"mfgp" wrote in message . ..
Anyone have any of these bikes? Opinions? I'm particularly interested in
your opinions of the suspension.


The first thing you need to know is that the moron who has been
answering your post is not a mountain biker, but a magazine hype-fed
wannabe.

JD
 




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