Newbie....looking at 2012 Marin Palisades Trail 29er

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  1. JCWorx

    JCWorx Chimp

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    I'm new to all this and looking at the 2012 Marin Palisades Trail 29er Bike (22), it's only around $1350 but all I can spend at the moment. Had looked at the Scott Scale 29 Team and Elite but was not happy with the ride at all. I thought the Marin rode great and I just kept going back to it...I just hate the gold accent color...... I'm thinking vinyl or paint at the local body shop can fix that….
     

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  2. jonKranked

    jonKranked Press Button, Receive Stupid

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    if you can afford it and you like it, go for it.

    be aware that repainting it will likely void the warranty
     
  3. golgiaparatus

    golgiaparatus Out of my element

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    Look at the salsa El Mariachi 3. Best bang for the buck of any 29er out there.

    Build spec is similar to that marin, a tiny bit better. But the frame is great, classic steel for a forgiving ride, handling is great, plus it has sliding dropouts so you can make it a singlespeed if you want... and it looks good.

    If I had to do my hardtail build all over again, I'd have started with one of these frames.

    Low spec: Universal Cycles -- Salsa El Mariachi 3 Complete Bike - 2012

    High Spec: Universal Cycles -- Salsa El Mariachi 2 Complete Bike - 2012