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Scott or giant

lfcborolfcboro Posts: 10
edited June 2016 in MTB buying advice
Hi all, I am undecided between Scott aspect 770 or giant atx 27.5 2, I am doing coast to coast in Aug. And I also daily ride. Hope you can help.
http://www.tweekscycles.com/Product.do? ... AgQj8P8HAQ

http://www.tredz.co.uk/.Giant-ATX-27-5- ... Au5R8P8HAQ

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  • JBAJBA Posts: 2,763
    Could you post links to the bikes?
    Most people don't memorise the specs of all the bikes available.
    “Life has been unfaithful
    And it all promised so so much”

    Giant Trance 2 27.5 2016 ¦ Sonder Broken Road 2021¦ Giant Revolt Advanced 2 2019 ¦ Giant Anthem 3 2015 ¦ Specialized Myka Comp FSR 2009
  • RockmonkeySCRockmonkeySC Posts: 15,247
    I wouldn't attempt coast to coast on those bargain basement bikes, the extremely basic components are not particularly durable or reliable.
    Are you doing the off road coast to coast?
  • supersonicsupersonic Posts: 82,708 Lives Here
    The Giant is the better of the two, but both are poor for the cash - much better to be had. In fact the Scott is one of the worst bikes for this money I have ever seen, they should be ashamed at releasing something like that! The Giant inexplicably has steel bars, I don't know what they are thinking either, as they make some great value bikes elsewhere.

    For £350-£400 you can get a bike with a damped fork (this adds control over the rough stuff), hydraulic brakes (even the budget ones offer great power and control these days), quality 8/9 speed drivetrains with good gear ranges and decent alloy finishing kit. One such bike is the Rockrider 540:

    http://www.decathlon.co.uk/rockrider-54 ... 50454.html

    Or Calibre .22:

    http://www.gooutdoors.co.uk/calibre-two ... ke-p275612

    Or Carrera Kraken:

    http://www.halfords.com/cycling/bikes/m ... -bike-2015

    All three of these will offer you a higher performing ride. However, depending on how much off roading you will be doing, a more road oriented bike might suit you better.
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