Hi, Iíve been looking into getting my first real mountain bike for a couple months and Iíve done test rides on all of the Trek, Specialized, Gary Fisher, Iron Horse and Giant bikes that are in the $500.00 to $800.00 price range.
After riding several of these bikes multiple times I came to the conclusion that I definitely like the Giant geometry the best but now I have to decide between the Giant Iguana and the Rainier.
I can get the Iguana for $549.99 and the Rainier for $779.00. Iíve ridden both of them up and down some very steep single track and I really noticed the difference with the Rainierís brakes, derailleurs and fork but Iím not sure if it is worth the extra $230.00. I also weighed both the bikes and the Rainier was 28.5 pounds while the Iguana was 32 pounds so the Rainier is a good 3.5 pounds lighter.
Do you guys think that the difference between the Iguana and the Rainier is worth an extra $230.00?
Last edited by Jeremy S; 06-04-05 at 05:13 PM.