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Giant Bowery brand new for £315 - should I?

crakercraker Posts: 1,739
edited January 2012 in Road buying advice
I don't know why I'm asking you lot. Anyone think I should be careful with my cash and avoid buying _another_ bike?

I can get this on cyclecheme for about £15 a month. That's barely anything. 8) and it looks quite blingy.


Thanks for your advice.

ps I already have a ss bike and four other bikes.


  • amaferangaamaferanga Posts: 6,789
    I had a Bowery, now have a Pompino. For riding on British roads the Pompino is way better - the Bowery ride is very, very harsh. You could get a Pomp on Cyclescheme for not much more.
    More problems but still living....
  • Ben6899Ben6899 Posts: 9,686
    I have a Bowery, but the previous incarnation - white/red and chunkier tubing. I don't find the ride all that hard, but then again I haven't compared it to a Pompino, so it's worth bearing in mind Amaferanga's views.

    The one in the photo looks to be geared smaller than mine (48x17) as well, but it could be a trick of the camera.

    At that price, it's a bit of a steal - mine cost £430.

    Bikes: Donhou DSS4 Custom | Condor Italia RC | Gios Megalite | Dolan Preffisio | Giant Bowery '76
  • bilsea159bilsea159 Posts: 256
    I also used to own a bowery and now have the pompino and wow what a difference. The bowery was fun to ride but was harsh and I remember the frame used to creak and flex as I pulled it up the hills. The pompino on the other hand is very comfortable with options for use, so I run my with 35mm tyres and mudguards for the winter the bowery is a censored to get guards on.
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