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Old 14-12-2008, 10:41 PM   #1186
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Wow technica, you have a beautiful bike. Oh yeah it's a Avalanche not an aggressor, sorry for the mistake.

I saw some other beautiful bikes, the low end scott ones! Ahh if only someone was selling it 2nd hand.

As for the size, i did some research on the net and found out about why it's so important to get the proper size. That's why i'll be heading down to C2C tomorrow to check out the sizes which suit me. (:

As for cutting away the rubber, maybe i can consider that. lol. It'll be even better if i manage to find a bike which comes without it!

EDIT: Wow you all post very quickly! Yes thanks monk 87, that's exactly what i meant. Hmm since it wont be a problem then i guess i can really consider the avalanche!
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discuss so much also not much use. everyone who replies all have their own opinions and suggestions. but it's THEIR opinions and choices. not YOURS.

what matters is seeing the bicycles in person and finding out what you prefer

and don't be too hasty to upgrade the tyres/etc. ride for a while, then you'll know what you really want

try out offroading at least once while you still have your knobby tyes. you might grow to love it
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Old 14-12-2008, 11:05 PM   #1187
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Hmm someone on togoparts quoted me this deal:

1. Giant Boulder DX 14" (Almost brand new)
2. Deore hub wheelset with Japan made rims. New 8 speed cassette and 1.5 tires. Cassette and tires used for less than 30 km.
3. 1.25" tyres

All for $400+. Is that expensive?
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Old 14-12-2008, 11:22 PM   #1188
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discuss so much also not much use. everyone who replies all have their own opinions and suggestions. but it's THEIR opinions and choices. not YOURS.

what matters is seeing the bicycles in person and finding out what you prefer

and don't be too hasty to upgrade the tyres/etc. ride for a while, then you'll know what you really want

try out offroading at least once while you still have your knobby tyes. you might grow to love it
u dun talk can?
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Old 14-12-2008, 11:23 PM   #1189
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Hmm someone on togoparts quoted me this deal:

1. Giant Boulder DX 14" (Almost brand new)
2. Deore hub wheelset with Japan made rims. New 8 speed cassette and 1.5 tires. Cassette and tires used for less than 30 km.
3. 1.25" tyres

All for $400+. Is that expensive?
need more info
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Old 14-12-2008, 11:25 PM   #1190
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I just tried my friend'd roadie for a few km yesterday, and I must say it's really UNFAIR ADVANTAGE. If you totally do not intend to go offroad at all, do yourself a favor, save up and get a roadie. People tell me 101 things good about roadie, i don't believe, after riding it for a few km, now I finally understand, the speed, the ease of maintaining high speed, it's really a different class altogether. Everything else is a compromise.

If u must get a hybrid, look out for the geometry, the shorter the chainstay, the faster the acceleration. look for steep headtube and seat tube angle so that ur centre of gravity is pushed to the front, can chiong faster. For road riding, use a longer stem, 100-110mm and a flat bar.

But if u can, just get a roadie......really
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Old 14-12-2008, 11:28 PM   #1191
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I see. Now i have shortlisted the bikes i'm really interested in:
GT Avalanche 3.0
GT Aggressor 2001
Jamis Durango
Giant Yukon

What would be the price range for a brand new or 2nd hand one. From what i saw, should be like these:
GT Avalanche 3.0 - 2nd hand: $400
GT Aggressor 2001 - 2nd hand: $350
Jamis Durango - 2nd hand 3 year old one going for $200
Giant Yukon - 2nd hand: $400, brand new: $600.
Giant Boulder - 2nd hand: $220

What's the difference between Yukon and Boulder?

Which bike would be most suitable? And if i want to change the rubber part, as in the suspension part, how much would it cost to change? Many thanks!
For road, if u want to change, change to rigid, no need suspension. lighter and cheaper.
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Old 14-12-2008, 11:30 PM   #1192
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Hmm someone on togoparts quoted me this deal:

1. Giant Boulder DX 14" (Almost brand new)
2. Deore hub wheelset with Japan made rims. New 8 speed cassette and 1.5 tires. Cassette and tires used for less than 30 km.
3. 1.25" tyres

All for $400+. Is that expensive?
14 inch is really quite small, like ladies size liao.

400+ for second hand seems expensive to me.
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Old 14-12-2008, 11:41 PM   #1193
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i'm quite scared the 14 inch is really too small. but i'm only 1.62m. which is a ladies height. i may go try the bike tomorrow. i think it's expensive because of the wheelset. think i may ask for the bike without it cause i dont need it. =\
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Old 14-12-2008, 11:47 PM   #1194
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i'm quite scared the 14 inch is really too small. but i'm only 1.62m. which is a ladies height. i may go try the bike tomorrow. i think it's expensive because of the wheelset. think i may ask for the bike without it cause i dont need it. =\
never state brand means no brand rims or super old rims.Deore hubs are very cheap.

U can find this kind of wheelset for less than 100 bux in togoparts if you are patient enough to wait.
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never state brand means no brand rims or super old rims.Deore hubs are very cheap.

U can find this kind of wheelset for less than 100 bux in togoparts if you are patient enough to wait.
Wow thanks for that piece of information. Certainly very useful!

So the guy wants to sell me the Boulder DX bike for $290. I have no idea if it's a good deal!
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Old 15-12-2008, 12:25 AM   #1196
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Wow thanks for that piece of information. Certainly very useful!

So the guy wants to sell me the Boulder DX bike for $290. I have no idea if it's a good deal!
I think can buy liao, cuz normally sub $300 bikes usually don't go down to 14 inch
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Old 15-12-2008, 01:11 AM   #1197
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I see. Now i have shortlisted the bikes i'm really interested in:
GT Avalanche 3.0
GT Aggressor 2001
Jamis Durango
Giant Yukon

What would be the price range for a brand new or 2nd hand one. From what i saw, should be like these:
GT Avalanche 3.0 - 2nd hand: $400
GT Aggressor 2001 - 2nd hand: $350
Jamis Durango - 2nd hand 3 year old one going for $200
Giant Yukon - 2nd hand: $400, brand new: $600.
Giant Boulder - 2nd hand: $220

What's the difference between Yukon and Boulder?

Which bike would be most suitable? And if i want to change the rubber part, as in the suspension part, how much would it cost to change? Many thanks!
I take the durango as my first choice follow by boulder as second choice if the size fit.
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Old 15-12-2008, 01:15 AM   #1198
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Finished respraying the GT Tempest 96 frame and setup almost the whole bike. Now left to change new chain and shifter + brake cable and she is set to be ride again.
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I just tried my friend'd roadie for a few km yesterday, and I must say it's really UNFAIR ADVANTAGE. If you totally do not intend to go offroad at all, do yourself a favor, save up and get a roadie. People tell me 101 things good about roadie, i don't believe, after riding it for a few km, now I finally understand, the speed, the ease of maintaining high speed, it's really a different class altogether. Everything else is a compromise.

If u must get a hybrid, look out for the geometry, the shorter the chainstay, the faster the acceleration. look for steep headtube and seat tube angle so that ur centre of gravity is pushed to the front, can chiong faster. For road riding, use a longer stem, 100-110mm and a flat bar.

But if u can, just get a roadie......really
i think that was discussed to death in SMBF but u went ahead with yr racer x. Road bike cannot off road - that is a consolation. Like they said, you can't have everything.
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Old 15-12-2008, 01:41 AM   #1200
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I'm probably going with the Boulder. I kinda prefer it to the Durango.

Anyway before I really go make the choice, may I ask if the GT Avalanche 3.0 would be a much better buy? For cruising on the roads, which will make a smoother and faster ride? Is the difference really alot?

I kinda plan to upgrade parts slowly, like the wheelset, cranks, gears, etc. So will the GT one give me a good enough stock pieces such that I wont need to upgrade that much?

The Boulder costs $220. GT Avalanche costs $400. So which will be more worth it in the end?
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