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Fuji Nevada 1.5 29er (2017) - 549$ or Trek Marlin 7 (2018) - 749$? Please advice

Sagar31Sagar31 Posts: 9
edited May 2018 in MTB buying advice
Fuji Nevada 1.5 29er (2017) - 549$ or Trek Marlin 7 (2018) - 749$? Below are the URLs

I am 6'3, 285lbs

Trek - Marlin 7 | Trek Bikes (https://www.trekbikes.com/us/en_US/bike ... 7/p/17382/)

Fuji - Fuji Nevada 1.5 29er Mountain Bike - 2017 (https://www.performancebike.com/shop/fu ... 17-31-6286)

Please Advice

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  • The RookieThe Rookie Posts: 27,792
    Well nether is great value.

    The Trek has the better fork, so for proper off road riding where that is the single most critical component then the tRek is better, the Fuji is much better value, much of the rest of the bike is better than the Trek and for the saving you could fit a better fork and still pay less!
    Current steed - Whyte T129, 2013 frame, mongrel Revelations, Giant dropper, Stans S1 wheelset. 12, Magura Trail Sport brakes, 1x11. 12.8Kg
  • Sagar31Sagar31 Posts: 9
    As you can see, I am on the heavier side. I need a bike for commute and may be some bike trails (paved/unpaved/footpath/light gravel). I am completely new to it.

    And regarding the price, I have the Trek coming down to 350$ for me. So what would be a better option?
  • Sagar31Sagar31 Posts: 9
    I am sorry for the other thread. Would you be able to help me out with this? Like I said, I might get the Trek for 349
  • The RookieThe Rookie Posts: 27,792
    I'd take Trek in that case.

    The only item that will suffer with your weight are the wheels, you need to keep on top of axle bearing servicing.
    Current steed - Whyte T129, 2013 frame, mongrel Revelations, Giant dropper, Stans S1 wheelset. 12, Magura Trail Sport brakes, 1x11. 12.8Kg
  • Sagar31Sagar31 Posts: 9
    Thanks a lot for your help. 1 last question if you don't mind, how would this fit with the bunch? https://www.trekbikes.com/us/en_US/bike ... Code=black

    Its a ds2, a sports hybrid.
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