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Old 09-29-05, 06:11 PM   #1
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I need YOU! (for your opinion)

I'm looking at upgrading, and there are three models I'm looking at. I just wanted to see what you guys thought about each of them. Or, are there others that are similar that you would suggest instead? What I'm looking for is something I can ride on the trails with, do some jumps, and not worry about busting it up, but then turn around and ride it to work or school on the street. Here's what I'm looking at right now...
  • Giant Iguana
  • Giant STP
  • Specialized Hardrock

I'm not looking to spend a whooooooooole lot of money (preferrably under $800). Any comments or suggestions would be greatly appriciated. Thanks!
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Old 09-29-05, 06:13 PM   #2
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Being a Hardrock Owner, I'd have to say go with the hardrock Pro Disc and upgrade the fork. If you want that is.
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stp. fo sho. tougher than hardrock, better spec'd.
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Old 09-29-05, 06:25 PM   #4
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Dang, thanks for the quick responses guys! I'm leaning more towards a Giant, just because I've heard a lot of good things about the company itself. But please do keep the opinions coming, I'm trying to make the best-informed decision I can here!
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My last bike (before upgrading to a Blur) was a Giant Iguana Disc. It really got me started and lasted me quite a while. It can handle many trails, but if your pretty agressive, I'd say the Hardrock is for you.
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Old 09-29-05, 08:26 PM   #6
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if you want to ride trails i'd say the hardrock is the best bet for ya.
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Hardrock all the way.
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Hardrock would be the better bike. I'm guessing the Pro?
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Stp all the way tis a great jumping frame and gets the job done on the trails as well. Not to mention its great for urbaning also.
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I haven't had too much experience with either, but I've seen people doing collegiate slalom races with the stp then turning around and the running them in the cross country race the next day. Now I don't know how practical for racing they actually are but that seems like a pretty good endorsement to me. They've had the stp 2 to be precise.
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I ride a hardrock so i say the hardrock, although if you dont get the pro you will end up replacing a lot of the components. if you spend 880 you can pick up a rockhopper comp disc...better frame and pretty good components.
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