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.