This isnt a plea for technical advice as my bike is fully guaranteed.
I bought a Japanese model XTC840 (which is different from other countries XTC840s) Alu frame, Alvio groupset and RockShox Judy TT front suspension.
I got this bike one month ago and am having a few problems and I dont know if these are to be expected or if I should get the bike replaced or even get a refund and buy a different bike.
I have been riding this bike very gently and have only been offroad for about 10mins.
My rear brakes will not stay in one place and are constantly rubbing on the rim.
The gears 'clunk' alot when I change.
The rear tyre looks perfect but the front tire has hundreds of tiny splits along the tyre wall, also there is a rust spot on the headset.
(i could understand the tyre splits and rust if the bike had been left outside in the rain, but its been stored inside and has been ridden in the rain only once)
I know these are small problems but as the bike is new and I have treated it very well, I get the feeling these are signs that this bike isnt very good quality and that in a few months time Im going to have a huge list of problems.
Do Giant have a good reputation for their cheaper bikes?,
I bought the bike in Japan but it would cost about $480 US.
Should I get these things fixed, or get a replacement XTC840, or try to get a refund and buy a bike made by a different company?