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Old 17-02-2009, 09:07 AM   #1501
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Is Kowa. A good fork brand? Can't seem to find much info on it. Intend to change out my cheapo fork from my cheapo bike.
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Old 17-02-2009, 09:19 AM   #1502
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Hi, is there any riding group which I can join? I hd only started at beginning of this year. Thanks.
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Old 17-02-2009, 10:23 AM   #1503
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I think V brakes version does not come with disc compatible hubs, so most probably u have to change wheelset.
i see, thanks..
was wondering to buy the v brakes version or the disc brake version as the difference is about $100...
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Old 17-02-2009, 10:26 AM   #1504
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Actually I also looking at Ava 1.0 but also comparing it with Giant Iguana and Jamis Durango. I heard for that price Durango has got better parts and Giant has a slightly lighter frame. I'm also trying to max my budget more to get a Giant XTC SE 2.
i see, i asked my friend's brother who is a pro on bikes...
he recommend me GT ava for a start, then learn from there....

so now i am still learning the difference between ava 3.0, 2.0 and 1.0....

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Old 17-02-2009, 10:30 AM   #1505
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hmmm
got a place selling 2009 gt avalanche 2.0 disc for ard $700
1.0 disc not in yet. it shld be abt $900.

u guys think its worth it boh?
actually i wanna look for 2008 2.0 disc, white color, cos its the color i want and its cheaper.

any advice? or places tat still can get 2008 models?

thankssss
i saw it in AMK - C2C last week, think i saw a GT ava 2.0 white, don know is it 2009 or 2008 (i newbie, paiseh)
but was quoted for around $770 for that bike...
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Old 17-02-2009, 10:35 AM   #1506
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went to a few shops on saturday.
best price i found was at soon hock store
blk 330 AMK ave 1
tel: 6455 5006

3.0 disc = $630
2.0 disc = $720
prices b4 discount

i would advise u to get 2.0 disc if u can afford to increase ur budget
saves u alot of hassle in future if u want to change to disc
thanks, i went there last sat...
quoted $560 for a 3.0 V-brakes version....
the price they offer is like quite affordable....

didnt saw 3.0 disc or 2.0 disc there... so didnt ask for the price...
my last bicycle was also bought there like 12 years ago?? hee hee hee.....

would consider 2.0 based on ur advice... thanks!!
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Old 17-02-2009, 10:41 AM   #1507
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yeah i would recommend gt ava 2.0 too if u are lookin at ava series. Alot of ppl thought just component diff. The extra 100 (2.0 and 3.0) if i am not wrong is the frame butted for 2.0 but not for 3.0 and the hydro disc brakes. I say the 100 is well spent ba.
thanks for the advice!
would consider 2.0 also...
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Old 17-02-2009, 12:08 PM   #1508
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come come, who here cycles ?
let me start first, i'm riding a GT avalanche hardtail and living in the east. hope to hear from more ppl in my area, or anywhere in this sunny island

local websites : www.togoparts.com
www.sgcycling.org
http://chaosinduction.com
http://z13.invisionfree.com/SengkangMTB/index.php
http://www.sunsetrails.com/

foreign website :www.mtbr.com
http://www.pinkbike.com/


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Old 17-02-2009, 02:13 PM   #1509
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Guys who just started cycling and wanna buy a new bike can look for me. I got lobang for gt 3.0 for 380+. My father got lobang for this offer. cheers
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Old 17-02-2009, 02:44 PM   #1510
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disc brake is for the real mountain biker la.
tell me how many cyclist who actually bought mountain bike and really use their bike in mud?
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Old 17-02-2009, 03:02 PM   #1511
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i hate mud, but at the same time love it too.. argh...
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Old 17-02-2009, 04:13 PM   #1512
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disc brake is for the real mountain biker la.
tell me how many cyclist who actually bought mountain bike and really use their bike in mud?
Most end up on road or pavement. LOL!!!
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Old 17-02-2009, 04:25 PM   #1513
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Guys who just started cycling and wanna buy a new bike can look for me. I got lobang for gt 3.0 for 380+. My father got lobang for this offer. cheers
Hey have ava 1.0 white frame or not ? Got any other lobangs or not ?
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Old 17-02-2009, 04:40 PM   #1514
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Is Kowa. A good fork brand? Can't seem to find much info on it. Intend to change out my cheapo fork from my cheapo bike.
sexpensive lor, call patrick of eclipe sports to enquire
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Old 17-02-2009, 05:09 PM   #1515
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hmmm.. I used to have the Jamis durango 2008.. really solid bike. the frame, the colour.. I guess jamis was a good brand for entry level bike. but now the price inflated like mad.. look at the dakota elite this year.. >USD2000 it was 1.7kUSD.. =(
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