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Old 06-07-05, 07:27 PM   #1
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giant iguana vs. fuji thrill

i'm about to buy a mountian bike and i need a little help. i'm stuck on two bikes, the fuji thrill and the giant iguana. i need a little advice, which should i get?
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Old 06-07-05, 07:35 PM   #2
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Have you ridden both? If so then go with the one that handles best.

Also, do a side-by-side comparo of the components and go with the one which gives you more.
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Have you ridden both? If so then go with the one that handles best.

Also, do a side-by-side comparo of the components and go with the one which gives you more.
Feel trumps components most of the time (same pricepoint). It's like 80/20 in my book weighted towards feel
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It's like 80/20 in my book weighted towards feel
Agreed. You can always upgrade a derailleur. Not so easy to change frame angles which is key to ergonomics.
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go with what fits. With that said, I have a 01' Fuji Thrill that is still rock solid with stock deore componants. That bike is built like a tank built doesn't weigh like one. Just lube it and ride. It has about 10k miles on it and can go for another 10k w/o a prob.
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Old 06-08-05, 04:06 PM   #6
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I have a new Iguana and this bike rides really well. The only downside of this model is the crappy disc brakes but it's great for the price.
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i got an '03 iguana

Its great, super light frame thats very strong also, it fits me perfectly (5'10" 125 lbs.) on the 17" frame

go with what fits the best
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The Igauna is a nice frame. It has the same geometry as Giant's XC race HT (XTC).
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