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PostPosted: Wed Feb 13, 2013 12:19 pm 
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Looking at either a Marin East Peak 1999 or a Specialized FSR Enduro (I think around 2000). I know this is the >1997 forum but I value the opinions of the people who hang out here.......Any prefferences & reasons why I should/shouldn't on either?


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 14, 2013 4:12 pm 
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Personally I'd say go for the Specialized, but that's simply because I think that full-sus Marins of that era are about as pretty as Pete Burns.


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 14, 2013 8:06 pm 
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Barneyballbags wrote:
Personally I'd say go for the Specialized, but that's simply because I think that full-sus Marins of that era are about as pretty as Pete Burns.
I didn't know who Pete Burns was, so I checked with Google Images..........thanks for that.....................now I have to try to get THAT image out of my head.

You'll be hearing from my therapist. :lol:

btw, I agree that the Specialized FSR is the way to go. I definitely wanted one BITD.


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 14, 2013 8:10 pm 
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one of these?

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Brilliant frames - same frame right up to the Mt. Vision. Absolutely the best 'early' full suspension design there was. Brilliant XC bike and usually only let down by the naff forks of the day.

I could wheel spin mine!


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 14, 2013 8:11 pm 
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Whereas the specialized...

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Too many pivots for my liking.


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 14, 2013 9:47 pm 
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i might make a pete burns!
what do i need?


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 14, 2013 10:01 pm 
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legrandefromage wrote:
one of these?

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Brilliant frames - same frame right up to the Mt. Vision. Absolutely the best 'early' full suspension design there was. Brilliant XC bike and usually only let down by the naff forks of the day.

I could wheel spin mine!


You're kidding right? Worst bike ever, F##king pogo stick with training wheels). Did you ever own an FSR?


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 15, 2013 12:03 am 
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trail_head wrote:
You're kidding right? Worst bike ever, F##king pogo stick with training wheels).


More tail wag than an Amp B3.

Well, pretty damn close to as much.


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 15, 2013 12:24 am 
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Another vote for the east peak. 8)


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 15, 2013 7:43 am 
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a pogo stick was not my experience with those Marin designs. I was running a Fox Vanilla R at the time.


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