Giant Boulder

Giant Boulder

Postby lostincable » Wed May 08, 2013 3:36 pm

Hi all, after a few cheap bikes its time to get my kids a decent bike.

Have been looking at a Giant Boulder 3 and was wondering whether a mountain bike is a good idea for a teenager.

Looking at the BMX type range they are to small and the giant boulder seems to offer more in terms long term usability and for longer rides.

Just wondering what the best route is and whether a mountain bike is suited or a road bike.

The road bikes just don't seem to be suited but that's a personal fell.

Most riding is done on the pavement but a fair bit of dirt tracks, rough roads, grass etc as well.

Any ideas appreciated!
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Re: Giant Boulder

Postby jgon286 » Wed May 08, 2013 11:56 pm

From the surfaces you say and who it's for I would go for an MTB for sure. They're much more able to take the rough treatment over a roadie.

My wife has a Boulder 2 and I've had a go on it. It's comfortable, well put-together and great value.

Don't forget to take them for a test ride and have them measured up properly.

Good luck.
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Re: Giant Boulder

Postby open roader » Thu May 09, 2013 9:13 pm

MTB will perform more reliably and safely on the non paved suraces than a road orientated bike. If pavement/ sealed road riding becomes laborious then a switch to more road orientated tyres (smaller tread pattern - less knoby) will assist whilst not penalising decent grip too much on the non paved surfaces.

Giant make a strong line of solid, reliable and excellent value for money MTB's. I can attest to this having purchased 2 in the past 5 years.
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