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Jaller79Jaller79 Posts: 16
edited January 2017 in MTB buying advice
After my previous posts on choosing


I have decided on the 1 x 11 - ration and looked at following both have the features I'm after
650b drop post clutch - budget 1000ish ... t-2-0-2017 ... _97579.htm
considering price 725 or 1099 - which one is best?


  • oxomanoxoman Posts: 10,997
    The Diamondback is the better spec but probably heavier, however i personally like the Giant better and it has the better forks out of the 2.
    Too many bikes according to Mrs O.
  • The RookieThe Rookie Posts: 27,795
    I'd disagree, the Giant has the much better fork, and better chainset and cassette, the Diamonback only scores on the headline grabbing rear mech.

    Ignoring price I'd take the Giant of the two but for £600 less I'd grab the Trott, leaving plenty of money to change the purple parts and even the frame if you really must, the fork would still be better than the Diamondback and still has a Maxle to the DB's QR.
    Current steed - Whyte T129, 2013 frame, mongrel Revelations, Giant dropper, Stans S1 wheelset. 12, Magura Trail Sport brakes, 1x11. 12.8Kg
  • Thanks for this great hels as ever both I agree are good specs for money the additinal 225 though for the Giant is it worth that extra.
  • oxomanoxoman Posts: 10,997
    Yes mate all day long, have always found Giants backup to be good and the forks are the better ones as mentioned above.
    Too many bikes according to Mrs O.
  • Thanks for this think so far im going for the Giant they also have a full supsension model similar spec for similar

    Giant Stance 2017

    however I am used to hardtails

    Great advice


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