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Re: Ideal MTB (See requirements)

Posted: Mon Feb 06, 2012 12:42 pm
by kunalraiker
Mulger bill wrote:Don't forget that Giant build a large proportion of the other brands bikes too...

Hmmm, a Toyota that can be used comfortably everywhere, every time or a Ferrari that is pretty much useless away from the track.
A fancy name and rich heritage is nice but...


Now that I have some data to run with, I have been reviewing bikes from a different angle.
And it seems like the camber 29er is not up the mark with the equipement as compared to the GIANT.
Finding it really hard to find another brand that is as competitive as the GIANT.

Re: Ideal MTB (See requirements)

Posted: Mon Feb 06, 2012 1:14 pm
by Kenzo
kunalraiker wrote:
Mulger bill wrote:Don't forget that Giant build a large proportion of the other brands bikes too...

Hmmm, a Toyota that can be used comfortably everywhere, every time or a Ferrari that is pretty much useless away from the track.
A fancy name and rich heritage is nice but...


Now that I have some data to run with, I have been reviewing bikes from a different angle.
And it seems like the camber 29er is not up the mark with the equipement as compared to the GIANT.
Finding it really hard to find another brand that is as competitive as the GIANT.

:idea: :idea:

Re: Ideal MTB (See requirements)

Posted: Mon Feb 06, 2012 1:30 pm
by sblack
kunalraiker wrote:
Mulger bill wrote:Don't forget that Giant build a large proportion of the other brands bikes too...

Hmmm, a Toyota that can be used comfortably everywhere, every time or a Ferrari that is pretty much useless away from the track.
A fancy name and rich heritage is nice but...


Now that I have some data to run with, I have been reviewing bikes from a different angle.
And it seems like the camber 29er is not up the mark with the equipement as compared to the GIANT.
Finding it really hard to find another brand that is as competitive as the GIANT.

Apollo, Merida and Avanti are other brands that tend to offer good value in component levels. You're unlikely to find them in a LBS that stocks Giant though.

Re: Ideal MTB (See requirements)

Posted: Mon Feb 06, 2012 7:46 pm
by Mulger bill
Kenzo wrote:
kunalraiker wrote:
Mulger bill wrote:Don't forget that Giant build a large proportion of the other brands bikes too...

Hmmm, a Toyota that can be used comfortably everywhere, every time or a Ferrari that is pretty much useless away from the track.
A fancy name and rich heritage is nice but...


Now that I have some data to run with, I have been reviewing bikes from a different angle.
And it seems like the camber 29er is not up the mark with the equipement as compared to the GIANT.
Finding it really hard to find another brand that is as competitive as the GIANT.

:idea: :idea:


Not to mention the fact that the Trance offers an amazing ride, you said it yourself :mrgreen:

Re: Ideal MTB (See requirements)

Posted: Mon Feb 06, 2012 7:57 pm
by Mugglechops
I think I remember recommending the Trance in the 3rd post of this thread :roll:

Re: Ideal MTB (See requirements)

Posted: Mon Feb 06, 2012 8:07 pm
by Mulger bill
Only 'cos you got in first Muggle :wink:

Shaun

Re: Ideal MTB (See requirements)

Posted: Mon Feb 06, 2012 8:44 pm
by kunalraiker
sblack wrote:
Now that I have some data to run with, I have been reviewing bikes from a different angle.
And it seems like the camber 29er is not up the mark with the equipement as compared to the GIANT.
Finding it really hard to find another brand that is as competitive as the GIANT.

Apollo, Merida and Avanti are other brands that tend to offer good value in component levels. You're unlikely to find them in a LBS that stocks Giant though.[/quote]

I checked them all online, except Avanti, none of the them have dual 29ers.
The Avanti had lesser quality components.

Soo..............GIANT there for now.

Re: Ideal MTB (See requirements)

Posted: Mon Feb 06, 2012 11:33 pm
by ghostpoet
This thread is sensational. Seriously. I still can't work out if the OP is serious, seriously lost, getting into MTB for all the wrong reasons, a male hairdresser, drives a riceburner with Mugen stickers on it, missed the fixie thing or just stringing the thread (PTP) out until April the 1st. I am so looking fwd to the climax.

Re: Ideal MTB (See requirements)

Posted: Tue Feb 07, 2012 7:14 am
by kunalraiker
Mulger bill wrote:
Now that I have some data to run with, I have been reviewing bikes from a different angle.
And it seems like the camber 29er is not up the mark with the equipement as compared to the GIANT.
Finding it really hard to find another brand that is as competitive as the GIANT.

:idea: :idea:[/quote]

Not to mention the fact that the Trance offers an amazing ride, you said it yourself :mrgreen:[/quote]

I know, I know.
In fact GIANT were hinting on a TRANCE 29er next here!
But at this stage , don't know....slightly inclined towards the 29er.
What this does sadly is rules out quite a few brands as a result cuz they don't offer dual suspensions on the 29ers.

Re: Ideal MTB (See requirements)

Posted: Tue Feb 07, 2012 7:43 am
by trailgumby
ghostpoet wrote:This thread is sensational. Seriously. I still can't work out if the OP is serious, seriously lost, getting into MTB for all the wrong reasons, a male hairdresser, drives a riceburner with Mugen stickers on it, missed the fixie thing or just stringing the thread (PTP) out until April the 1st. I am so looking fwd to the climax.

All of the above?

6 pages already :shock: :lol:

Re: Ideal MTB (See requirements)

Posted: Tue Feb 07, 2012 8:02 am
by alf
ghostpoet wrote:This thread is sensational. Seriously. I still can't work out if the OP is serious, seriously lost, getting into MTB for all the wrong reasons, a male hairdresser, drives a riceburner with Mugen stickers on it, missed the fixie thing or just stringing the thread (PTP) out until April the 1st. I am so looking fwd to the climax.

How can you doubt it, the OP wants something that makes other MTBers go WT? and looks like he is leaning towards getting a Giant, not many of those to be seen out there. :P

kunalraiker wrote:1. Extremely Stylish ( something that makes the other MTBers go WT?)

Re: Ideal MTB (See requirements)

Posted: Tue Feb 07, 2012 8:56 am
by silentbutdeadly
kunalraiker wrote:....What this does sadly is rules out quite a few brands as a result cuz they don't offer dual suspensions on the 29ers.


There are so many many many brands that DO offer dual suspension 29ers....no need to stop the search with a Giant...not after all this...

Re: Ideal MTB (See requirements)

Posted: Tue Feb 07, 2012 9:52 am
by Mugglechops
I should have stopped posting here after the first page.

Re: Ideal MTB (See requirements)

Posted: Tue Feb 07, 2012 11:34 am
by kunalraiker
silentbutdeadly wrote:
kunalraiker wrote:....What this does sadly is rules out quite a few brands as a result cuz they don't offer dual suspensions on the 29ers.


There are so many many many brands that DO offer dual suspension 29ers....no need to stop the search with a Giant...not after all this...



Trek is denfinitely one I will be checking out.....

Re: Ideal MTB (See requirements)

Posted: Wed Feb 08, 2012 12:56 pm
by kunalraiker
Ok, finally have decided on the GIANT 29er X0.

The search ends here.........Now to find a dealer who offers interest free installment.
Does anyone know of a dealer in Melbourne that offers the service.

Re: Ideal MTB (See requirements)

Posted: Wed Feb 08, 2012 10:04 pm
by silentbutdeadly
kunalraiker wrote:Ok, finally have decided on the GIANT 29er X0.

The search ends here.........Now to find a dealer who offers interest free installment.
Does anyone know of a dealer in Melbourne that offers the service.



There was an LBS in Fitzroy who threatened to install a Specialized in my fundament but I don't think that's what you mean :D

Other than that....congrats on the decision and I look forward to welcoming a new member to the Ubiquitous Collection of Large Fellows....or the AX29 Mob for short

Re: Ideal MTB (See requirements)

Posted: Fri Feb 10, 2012 7:06 am
by kunalraiker
Thanks mate, we have to zero in on the store now.
May be there are BNA specials around :wink:

Re: Ideal MTB (See requirements)

Posted: Fri Feb 10, 2012 8:20 am
by trailgumby
Wow. A decision. I didn't see that coming :shock: :lol:

Unfortunately, interest free instalments means sacrificing the ability to bargain on purchase price. :(

Happy hunting :D

Re: Ideal MTB (See requirements)

Posted: Fri Feb 10, 2012 9:29 am
by kunalraiker
I know, but wife would never agree on buying 2 bikes outright, I have to ease the cost in with the installment.

Re: Ideal MTB (See requirements)

Posted: Fri Feb 10, 2012 10:19 am
by sblack
Last time I looked at getting a bike interest free I worked out that it would be cheaper to get it on the credit card as the discount for buying outright was greater than the interest I'd pay on the card.

Re: Ideal MTB (See requirements)

Posted: Fri Feb 10, 2012 11:14 am
by kunalraiker
sblack wrote:Last time I looked at getting a bike interest free I worked out that it would be cheaper to get it on the credit card as the discount for buying outright was greater than the interest I'd pay on the card.



Hmm interesting to know, will keep that in mind.

Re: Ideal MTB (See requirements)

Posted: Fri Feb 10, 2012 11:55 am
by Mugglechops
Or just Lay-buy it and pay it off. That's interest free.