Advertise on Bikeforums.net



User Tag List

Results 1 to 17 of 17

Thread: The new bike...

  1. #1
    Now with suspension! XzEn54321's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2004
    Location
    Mill Valey, CA
    My Bikes
    '04 Giant XTC-2, '96 hardrock sport
    Posts
    192
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Warning: long rant-like story of my dealings with Performance Bikes

    OK here is what happened, first I buy a cheep ($600) road bike; The one they recommend turned out to WAY too big, also i discovered I did not enjoy road riding. So I wanted to exchange the bike for a MTB, which I now know thats where my heart is. I convince my mother to lay down $300 more and get a Giant XTC 2, while I figuring out what size to get I notice that one 19" xtc2 has an XTR r/d while the one I an on (a 17") has an LX, the sells drone says some blah... blah... blah... about rapid rise so in like "uh.. OK" and I put it on lay away (I pick it up tomorrow) And I just found out THE LX IS 100 GRAMS HEAVER THAN THE XTR, I don't care if the bike is 26lbs, thats a FIFTH of a pound. So I am going to implore them to change it out. <hand on bible> I promise that from this day forward I will NEVER buy a bike form anywhere than a LBS!!!

    On a more positive note, I got $70 worth of coupons and another $90 are on there way(new shoes)

    And I am joining my schools MTB race team.
    Also the frame itself is 1400g how light can this bike go, and would it be worth it vs. geting another bike in the future.

    Thanks,
    ~X-Zen~
    If your not bleeding your not trying hard enough, now excuse me while I get my bike dirty.
    My 3D art

  2. #2
    la vache fantôme phantomcow2's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2004
    Location
    NH
    Posts
    6,266
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    If the bike works for you dont upgrade. its funny though, theres so much marketing hype 3/4 of the sales people believe all the BS. Thats one thing i can say about my bike shop, they are the ONLY ones who have not rambled about how good XTR and mavic crossmax is. Infact they even said its a waste

  3. #3
    Senior Member LordOpie's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2004
    Location
    Denver
    My Bikes
    2006 custom Walt Works roadie, 2003 Fuji Finest (road), 2002 Giant Iguana (mtb), 1986 BMW K75 (motor)
    Posts
    3,698
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    that's pretty absurd.

  4. #4
    Now with suspension! XzEn54321's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2004
    Location
    Mill Valey, CA
    My Bikes
    '04 Giant XTC-2, '96 hardrock sport
    Posts
    192
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by phantomcow2
    If the bike works for you don't upgrade.
    Oh, it's not like I want to, I got this bike for MY enjoyment.
    But, I don't know how much of a factor it will be for racing if I get really involved.
    And, if I get some lighter parts on it I WILL NOT tolerate any thing being flexy because I can feel it and it drives me nuts.(this was an issue with road bike)
    If your not bleeding your not trying hard enough, now excuse me while I get my bike dirty.
    My 3D art

  5. #5
    By-Tor...or the Snow Dog? hi565's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Location
    Ma
    My Bikes
    Bianchi Cross Concept, Flyte Srs-3
    Posts
    6,481
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by XzEn54321
    Warning: long rant-like story of my dealings with Performance Bikes

    OK here is what happened, first I buy a cheep ($600) road bike; The one they recommend turned out to WAY too big, also i discovered I did not enjoy road riding. So I wanted to exchange the bike for a MTB, which I now know thats where my heart is. I convince my mother to lay down $300 more and get a Giant XTC 2, while I figuring out what size to get I notice that one 19" xtc2 has an XTR r/d while the one I an on (a 17") has an LX, the sells drone says some blah... blah... blah... about rapid rise so in like "uh.. OK" and I put it on lay away (I pick it up tomorrow) And I just found out THE LX IS 100 GRAMS HEAVER THAN THE XTR, I don't care if the bike is 26lbs, thats a FIFTH of a pound. So I am going to implore them to change it out. <hand on bible> I promise that from this day forward I will NEVER buy a bike form anywhere than a LBS!!!

    On a more positive note, I got $70 worth of coupons and another $90 are on there way(new shoes)

    And I am joining my schools MTB race team.
    Also the frame itself is 1400g how light can this bike go, and would it be worth it vs. geting another bike in the future.

    Thanks,
    ~X-Zen~
    Damn, i wish my school had a cycling team.
    Last edited by hi565; 02-21-05 at 08:44 AM.
    ----------------------------------------------------------

  6. #6
    la vache fantôme phantomcow2's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2004
    Location
    NH
    Posts
    6,266
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I dont know flex to a point never bothered me that much. I dont even think i realize its there if it is, i hear people always saying how the SID is really flexy. I have no problem with it though

  7. #7
    Work hard, Play hard forum*rider's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2003
    Location
    San Diego, California
    My Bikes
    Cannondale super V 500, Bianchi Piaggio(hopefully getting a new road bike when I get some money)
    Posts
    2,596
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    the bike can get pretty light. Check out www.weightweenies.com for some crazy weight-saving tips.

  8. #8
    Now with suspension! XzEn54321's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2004
    Location
    Mill Valey, CA
    My Bikes
    '04 Giant XTC-2, '96 hardrock sport
    Posts
    192
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    If your not bleeding your not trying hard enough, now excuse me while I get my bike dirty.
    My 3D art

  9. #9
    Now with suspension! XzEn54321's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2004
    Location
    Mill Valey, CA
    My Bikes
    '04 Giant XTC-2, '96 hardrock sport
    Posts
    192
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Mabey i'm jumping to conclusions?
    If your not bleeding your not trying hard enough, now excuse me while I get my bike dirty.
    My 3D art

  10. #10
    Listen to me powers2b's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2004
    Location
    Lexus Texas
    Posts
    2,791
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Go ahead and upgrade. It sounds like your mom can afford it and the LBS would love the business.
    You feel better about your ride and the local economy gets boost to hold them over until your next whim.
    Enjoy

  11. #11
    Slow and unsteady
    Join Date
    Nov 2002
    Location
    St Louis, MO
    My Bikes
    Bacchetta Agio, Bacchetta Giro 20, Trek 520
    Posts
    473
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    According to the Shimano USA website, the XTR derailer comes in two versions that weigh 198 and 205 grams. The LX comes in one version that weighs 278 grams.

    According to the Performance website, the XTR rear derailer costs about $135. The LX rear derailer costs about $44-$57 (not sure why the price range).

    That's about $80-$90 for 80 grams. Less than 3 ounces.

    Unless you don't have to pay for the upgrade or are getting a discount?

  12. #12
    Now with suspension! XzEn54321's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2004
    Location
    Mill Valey, CA
    My Bikes
    '04 Giant XTC-2, '96 hardrock sport
    Posts
    192
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    No, it's without charge; also it's pulleys have bearings instead of brushings.
    If your not bleeding your not trying hard enough, now excuse me while I get my bike dirty.
    My 3D art

  13. #13
    Slow and unsteady
    Join Date
    Nov 2002
    Location
    St Louis, MO
    My Bikes
    Bacchetta Agio, Bacchetta Giro 20, Trek 520
    Posts
    473
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by XzEn54321
    No, it's without charge; .
    Without charge!

    That's the best deal of all!

  14. #14
    Advertise here! Chuvak's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2003
    Location
    Brooklyn, NY
    My Bikes
    2002 Allez A1xx SE
    Posts
    981
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Good luck on the team!

  15. #15
    Work hard, Play hard forum*rider's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2003
    Location
    San Diego, California
    My Bikes
    Cannondale super V 500, Bianchi Piaggio(hopefully getting a new road bike when I get some money)
    Posts
    2,596
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    so do I hi565, so do I.

    BTW if the XTR is free you might as well get it. Now if you were paying for it, thats a different story...

  16. #16
    Now with suspension! XzEn54321's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2004
    Location
    Mill Valey, CA
    My Bikes
    '04 Giant XTC-2, '96 hardrock sport
    Posts
    192
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Well I got it , when I came to pick it up I was about to bring up the r/d when I noticed that the bike now had an XT on it!? I guess the mech that I talked to on my previous visit switched it so I am happy. I got home and have been messing with all of the adjustments like the shifters, fork, and saddle position all night.
    Anyway it is 25lb and that is more than fine with me!
    Tomorrow morning the fun begins!!!
    If your not bleeding your not trying hard enough, now excuse me while I get my bike dirty.
    My 3D art

  17. #17
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Posts
    136
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    did You know about the "customer satisfaction policy" that PBS has?

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •