Looking at a Giant Boulder SE

Discussion in 'Beginners Forum' started by RUNIT, Jan 5, 2010.

  1. RUNIT

    RUNIT Guest

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    This bike is listed at $380 on the site.

    Any other bikes that are better for me in this price range?

    I'm 6'2" 160lbs.

    I have a cheap Mongoose full-suspension MTB that I hate the brakes, shocks, derailer...

    I need a good solid bike that can take me to work during the week (2 miles round trip each day) and get me through the trees on the weekends (cleared/ dirt, state park trails)

    I might be able to swing $450, but that would be the max.

    Any thoughts??? Thanks!
     
  2. RUNIT

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    or maybe...

    a Specialized Hardrock sport??

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  3. RUNIT

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    I only ask to get names of other good options before I buy. I'm not the type of person that wants you to tell me what to buy before a test ride and fit. I'm just too new at bikes to know what is good(if that is possible??) in this price range.

    I want to learn from others mistakes....or successes. So if anyone has one of these bikes or knows of a better option as far as part availability, customer service, long term durability of a certain brand...Thanks again.
     
  4. TxCyclist

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    Do you plan to use the bike as a daily commuter more often then not or just on rare occasion ride to work?
     
  5. CTD50

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    Get the Giant, looks dependable to me. The frame appears to be upgrade-worthy (to a point, of course, no XTR or X.0), in case you catch the FEVER!
     
  6. Sickmont

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    I say go check them both out(the Giant and the Specialized) and see which one feels better to you.