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castleladcastlelad Posts: 414
edited February 2012 in MTB buying advice
Im thinking of doing up my ht...........it's only a giant revel 2, 2010......cost £300 ....yeah yeah i know now !! :oops:
i'm thinking of making it better ie forks,wheels,crankset from 3 down to 2 etc etc, or should i just scrap it and get somert like this......

http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/Models.aspx?ModelID=58201 and change the seat ? £400 squids will be my absolute max......

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  • supersonicsupersonic Posts: 82,708 Lives Here
    WHat do you want to do with said bike? You seen the weight of it?!
  • The RookieThe Rookie Posts: 27,802
    Unless your planning some serious hard hiting action, just about that whole bike is a downgrade! 17Kg is seriously HEAVY!

    For £400, read the review on here for the Carrera Vulcan, £359 right now and given 5*, of just upgrade the Giant, good frame but most the rest could be cheeply upgraded from the classifieds or ebay, for £200 we converted the lads bike to 9speed, added Manitou forks, ti railed saddle, decent tyres and Fulcrum RM5 wheels.

    This loks a quite good buy as well http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/Mode ... elID=74272

    Simon
    Current steed - Whyte T129, 2013 frame, mongrel Revelations, Giant dropper, Stans S1 wheelset. 12, Magura Trail Sport brakes, 1x11. 12.8Kg
  • lol, weighs about the same as my Canyon :lol:
  • The RookieThe Rookie Posts: 27,802
    Lol weighs about the same as the rocks that came out to form the grand canyon......

    Actually according to reviews the Torque is a svelte (ish) 15.5Kg.

    Simon
    Current steed - Whyte T129, 2013 frame, mongrel Revelations, Giant dropper, Stans S1 wheelset. 12, Magura Trail Sport brakes, 1x11. 12.8Kg
  • It's a bike i like so the weight doesn't bother me...there is a few places it would fit in round here too ! don't like the vulcan ! and the kona is another sort i looked at ,and is it seriously a downgrade from my giant? :shock: .... but i've been to decathlon in brum today and decide on somert there

    http://www.decathlon.co.uk/81-2011-id_8168695.html and done a bit of bargaining with the mrs...It is only going be used for a bit of canal path,roads to/from work and dirt tracks etc etc
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