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    Mountain bike choice

    Am buying a bike for my lad and these two are nearby

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Trek-6500-...item3cc4c26251


    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Speacilize...item4ab62f0ead

    They both have what he wants...hard tail, forks, disc brakes....any opinions out therer or are they as good as eachother?

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    hello

    ok, how tall is your lad..? - just they're fairly small frames...that said, mines an 18 inch and I'm 6 foot..!

    both corking bikes and you won't be disapointed with either, but...I had a last on a specialised around 9 years ago and prefered the riding positon etc of the trek (I've owned 2 and my current is the 4900) but given that it's an auction and time running out, I'm not sure if you're able to get a a chance for your lad to sit on them etc?
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    He's only a small to medium size, 5ft 9 and thin...fit fucker you see!
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    this is only a guide , but he should be ok on either
    http://www.evanscycles.com/help/bike-sizing#mountain

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    Cheers guys, i will just bid on the first one up and hope i get one or the other....sounds like neither is a dog.

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    I would go for the trek. Specialized do road bikes dont they,the trek looks the dogs not mad keen on the other

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    Both look decent.

    Alternatively, look at Cube, Scott and Cannondale.

    (I just bought a Cube for myself btw and am very pleased with it)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jezzer View Post
    Both look decent.

    Alternatively, look at Cube, Scott and Cannondale.

    (I just bought a Cube for myself btw and am very pleased with it)
    Nice one Jerry.
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    Both equally nice bikes. Personally I prefer Specialized - but both brands have good MTB history.

    Sizewise, 17" to 17.5" is 'medium' for mountain bikes, so would be spot on for your son. Same height as me, and all my frames are 17-17.5. Perfect fit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hixy View Post
    I would go for the trek. Specialized do road bikes dont they,the trek looks the dogs not mad keen on the other
    Utterly the wrong way round. Specialized started off as a MTB manufacturer. The Spex Stumpjumper being one of the early MTB's to set the trend in the mid to late 80's. Both bikes would be fine. Specialized put more into their frames, so their bikes seem expensive compared to others with the same equipment level. I favour them and have owned a few.
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    Better frame, shox and brakes on the Spec, the ancillaries aren't as good but he'll likely want to do pedals, saddle etc to his taste. I've owned bikes from both brands there's little to choose between mass produced frames.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cjr View Post
    Nice one Jerry.
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    just some feedback. I bought the Trek and went to pick it up tonight. the owner was mid thirties, rode it once and came off and never ridden it since...the thing is mint, showroom condition! I know about as much on bikes as geof Boycott does about diplomacy but its got Shimano Deore LX stuff, Judy forks, split gelled saddle, clip ons, disc brakes and maverick wheels (black with not a lot of spokes).....goes to my lad on friday foer his Birthday, i reckon he will be chuffed.

    thanks for the advice peeps.

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