Been developing quite a legion of noobs to MTBing of late and one of them has asked what he should get as his first dual suspension.
I'm some what cringe at the notion that he said he wanted to get one off ebay but it aint my stoush, so i told him to go with a Stumpie over a Giant Trance, both 4 years old.
Question is... is ebay ever a good place to get your first rig? And does anyone wanna offload an old dual suspension rig for around $800?
Am just returning to mountain biking and in the process of bike selection.
Have been away from the sport for 8 years. I used to ride a hard tail Klein with Marzocchi shocks which I loved but it got stolen. For various reasons I didn't buy another bike. However am now dead keen to get back into it and looking to buy a solid cross country dual suspension mainly for riding around Sydney Northern Beaches trails.
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Item: Giant Trance 1 2007 model Medium size
Location: Sydney - Northern Beaches (Freshwater)
Item Condition: Excellent working order, 2 new tires, new brake pads and new handlebar grips.
Price: $2299 negotiable
More pictures on request
Bike Specifications as per Giant Website.
size : M:18
colour : Two-tone charcoal
frame : ALUXX SL FluidFormed™ alloy Maestro 4.2" travel
I'm looking at a cross country, dual suspension for under $2500. Almost half my riding will be ON-ROAD.
I will be using it for moderate/difficult fire trails and UP/DOWN bush tracks (no huge drops, no extreme downhill). My main concerns are LIGHTWEIGHT (14kg max) and at least front SUSPENSION LOCK.
Currently considering (all around $2000):
1/ Scott Aspect FX 15 (front & back lock suspension, 13.9kg)
2/ Specialised FSR-XC Comp (highly reccomended by a friend).
3/ Giant Anthem 2 <--- The talk of the town (fantastic front fork, excellent value, propedal)