Advertise on Bikeforums.net



User Tag List

Results 1 to 10 of 10
  1. #1
    Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2002
    Location
    México
    Posts
    33
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Giant or Specialized

    Whats better on those bikes¨

  2. #2
    Dances with Rocks Dirtgrinder's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2001
    Location
    Jefferson City, MO
    Posts
    1,441
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    The question is a little too vague. It depends on which model of bike you're talking about. Both manufacturers make great bikes. It just depends on how each model is spec'd.
    If everything seems under control, you're just not going fast enough...

    To become a registered member of BikeForums Click Here

  3. #3
    cycle-powered nathank's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2002
    Location
    Munich Germany (formerly Portland OR, Texas)
    My Bikes
    '02 Specialized FSR, '03 RM Slayer, '99 Raleigh R700, '97 Norco hartail, '89 Stumpjumper
    Posts
    1,848
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    well, it's hard to be so general. you mean comparing the full suspension XC models?

    Specialized Stumpjumper FSR XC vs Giant NRS (i think)... i choose the Specialized b/c i like the design better and i think it's a little lighter, but i think you can find the Giant for less -- i have the middle of the line Comp (XC, Comp, Pro, Marathon) and it's lighter than all the Giants i've seen...

    otherwise it's too hard to generalize i think. I personally like Specialized a lot but Giant makes good bikes too
    why drive when you can ride?
    now a fully certified German MTB Guide! (DAV)

  4. #4
    New to bikeforùms.net
    Join Date
    Jan 2001
    Posts
    2,202
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Originally posted by abeloco
    Whats better on those bikes¨
    Thats crap........ask another question.

  5. #5
    Lagomorph Demonicus stumpjumper's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2001
    Location
    Dayton, Ohio, USA
    Posts
    791
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I'm better on those bikes.

    Heck, I'm better on everything.
    Lord Bowler: Uh oh. You hit the sheriff
    Brisco County Jr.: Yeah, but I did not hit the deputy.

  6. #6
    xc AND road WoodyUpstate's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2002
    Location
    Upstate NY
    Posts
    503
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Originally posted by nathank
    well, it's hard to be so general. you mean comparing the full suspension XC models?

    Specialized Stumpjumper FSR XC vs Giant NRS (i think)... i choose the Specialized b/c i like the design better and i think it's a little lighter, but i think you can find the Giant for less -- i have the middle of the line Comp (XC, Comp, Pro, Marathon) and it's lighter than all the Giants i've seen...
    I ride a Giant NRS and I'm very pleased with the decision. However, I could be happy with an FSR, too. The FSR is probably a more supple over the little bumps, but the NRS doesn't need a rear lockout. My NRS weights 25 lbs. in race-ready form with pedals.

    Specialized, Giant, Trek, Cannondale, among others, make good bicycles in every price range.

  7. #7
    Senior Member hosehead's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2002
    Location
    Fort Collins, Colorado
    Posts
    128
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I looked at both bikes. I thought the Specialized was higher quality, although I just bent the crank last night and I'm not too happy about that. (On my Specialized Stumpjumper FSR XC)

    Giants are cheaper because the frames are made en masse overseas. One of the big turnoffs for me about the NRS series is that the rear shock is a Rock Shox SID custom job. Say you want to upgrade to a Fox...good luck. I respect Giant in that they're frames are solid. I don't respect Giant in that they really aren't innovative at all and skimp wherever they can.

    by the way, why are you only comparing Giant and Specialized? What about Gary Fisher, Cannondale, Trek, Kona, etc.?

  8. #8
    Canadian eh?
    Join Date
    May 2002
    Location
    Toronto
    My Bikes
    2012 Trek Madone 5.2
    Posts
    1,730
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    try all the bikes out that you can and buy what you like the most

  9. #9
    Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2002
    Location
    México
    Posts
    33
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    THANK YOU ALL FOR YOUR MESSAGES

    Actually i post this question because a bet with a friend

  10. #10
    New to bikeforùms.net
    Join Date
    Jan 2001
    Posts
    2,202
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Originally posted by abeloco
    THANK YOU ALL FOR YOUR MESSAGES

    Actually i post this question because a bet with a friend
    Then why didnt you post a poll titled "What company do you like more" with the options giant and specialized, instead of some crappy dumb question?

Posting Permissions

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