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Smart People ! Help me decide ...

CordisDiaCordisDia Posts: 2
edited July 2018 in MTB buying advice
Im hoping to get some help in international forum . This is going to be by far best and most expensive bike ill get,and i would like to make good decision ...

Im very confused because my friend offered me to sell his old bike (Giant Fathom 29er 0 2017) , it's more expensive than im planning to spend, but from information i had, it's far better than any new bike i might get

Here are few links from local stores near me : ... vod-21154/ ... -2017.html ... ctID/34771 ... ctID/35995

This few bikes caught my attention,they are all pretty much at same price range,except Ghost,which is noticable expensive, but from my noobish perspective, it seems little bit overpriced ?

Which one would you take among this few bikes ?


  • The RookieThe Rookie Posts: 27,810
    Fathom 1 or 2?

    Either way, massively better specced than any of those, much better forks (the single most important component) and will be usefully lighter.
    Currently riding a Whyte T130C, X0 drivetrain, Magura Trail brakes converted to mixed wheel size (homebuilt wheels) with 140mm Fox 34 Rhythm and RP23 suspension. 12.2Kg.
  • 02gf7402gf74 Posts: 1,168
    Depends on what he is selling it for, condition re. Worn components and if it is correct frame size.

    Unless the new bikes are on 50% or less special offer, a used bike almost always works out cheaper.
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