Mountain Biking - Giant NRS3
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05-08-04, 05:47 AM
What do people think to the 2004 Giant NRS3 - seriously thinking about buying one, but I cant find any reviews/opinions on the web anywhere.
05-08-04, 06:18 AM
Nice bike. I have a Giant MCM and I really like it. If I had to do it again I think I would go with the NRS.
05-08-04, 07:44 PM
Very nice ride. If you are looking for an entry level trail/race bike it will be perfect. As your skills grow (and/or you bank account) you can upgrade the parts as needed. The only difference between that and the NRS1 are the components. Great climbers, they handle technical trails well and have a sturdy frame.
If you are going to be doing any sizeable drops(any thing higher then say 4') I would say look for some thing else.
05-11-04, 11:01 AM
Hi thanks for the replys...
I think the frame is different too on the nrs3.
Any other opinions?
05-11-04, 12:13 PM
The NRS is designed to be very stiff so that you ride without any sag. Sag gives you negative travel so that as you "bounce" over stuff, the rear wheel is pushed down to maintain contact with the ground better. That gives a little bit better traction on really technical stuff but is a little more susceptible to bobbing. I guess sag also makes drops a little more smooth. Overall the NRS is a very XC oriented bike.
I was very seriously thinking about getting one, but I decided I'd rather keep my hardtail for the gentler climbing trails, and now I'm looking for a complementary ride for the rougher stuff. I think the NRS would make a great bike for people for need just one.
By the way, for more user reviews, go to http://mtbr.com
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