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Any mountain bikers around?

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Inky_Wretch, Aug 25, 2009.

  1. Inky_Wretch

    Inky_Wretch Well-Known Member

    Anybody riding a GT Avalanche 3.0 or the Specialized FSRxc with disc brakes?

    One of my local bike shops has used models on both. They're within $50 of each other, but I don't know if I should get the full-suspension FSRxc or stick with the hardtail GT.
  2. KevinmH9

    KevinmH9 Active Member

    For the extra $50, I'd just go with the FSRxc model. I don't know the type of terrain you'd be biking, but disc brakes are much more helpful and safe than your old rim brakes.

    Unlike rim brakes, the disc brakes, as you'd figure, are located in the center of the tire and are more effective under adverse conditions. Also, because they are located at the center of the wheel, they stay drier and cleaner thus allowing you to stop more easily.

    Disc brakes tend to be heavier and a bitch to clean especially if they are hydraulic disc brakes.

    Overall, for the extra $50, I'd go with the newer model.
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