Yeti vs Trek vs Specialized mountain bike buying question

2 years 1 month ago #684743 by Kelly Lambert
I have a Cannondale that is 9 years old and it's due for retirement, I want to get out and just start breathing in some fresh air.  We have a number of really nice mountain trails that are only 7 miles from me.  I was going to pick up a new Cannondale, but decided to do some digging and found three other companies that seem to have some nice mountain bikes: Yeti, Trek and Specialized.  All I've owned are Cannondale, but I'm ok with another brand if better quality bike.  

Can you comment on any of these other brands?  

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2 years 1 month ago #684745 by EOS_Fan
None of those, I have a Santa Cruz Bronson Carbon, I like it, Yeti is bad ass.  Specialized and Trek have been around for a super long time.  


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2 years 1 month ago #684762 by Garbo
I'm more of a Santa Cruz fan, my wife has a Specialized road bike.  

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2 years 1 month ago #684778 by Thomas S
These are all good brands.  Being from Switzerland, I need to recommend a brand from here.   https://www.boldcycles.com/

These guys have a reasonable priced bikes, and very well constructed.  Worth the look if you haven't bought one yet.   


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2 years 1 month ago #684849 by Liem Stailey
I was just thinking about putting air into my tires and getting out on my bike!  I have a 12 year old Specialized, honestly I can't recall the name of this thing.  I remember it was like $1700 back in the day.  Mostly like worth only fraction of that now.  But it has been a good bike.  Might be due for replacement soon.  I know the chain and tires need some love.  


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2 years 1 month ago #684905 by Hoss
I'm team Cannondale, my wife has been a Trek user for close to 10 years I want to say.  She's looking at coming over to Cannondale with me.  


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2 years 1 month ago #684921 by JHoward
We are a cycling household, so I can give you some advice.  Jump on most reputable brand bike these days and ride it, you won't be disappointed.  What separates bike from bike is the ergonomics, suspension design and cosmetics.  And suspension is a 'what feels best for you'. So all of these brands that have been mentioned are super good.  I recommend, find something that visually and feels right for you.  You'll likely be not disappointed.  

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