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    Giant Iguana

    What you guys think about the Giant Iguana? Is it just a recreational bike, or can it take some serious riding??

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    It should take some serious riding.
    I try not to say too much, for fear of putting my foot in my mouth when it should be clipped to my pedals.

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    I hear nothing but good things!
    Come visit my SEX arena at IRON MAGAZINE.

    Come ride the Monkey.

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    i bought an iguana as my first mtb. it was a perfectly good bike. at the time, it had alivio fr. and deore rear der.. of course i got upgrade fever and eventually traded it in on gt zaskar. giant is great for value. my daughter has the yukon se. good luck!

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    Get Kona Blast - it's the same price, but the specs are better. The frame materials is different though, I wonder if Giant has a tougher frame.
    Prepare for the worst - that way any surprise will be a pleasant one.

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    That set me wondering. Which is the stronger frame Kona or Giant??

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    Originally posted by DVD
    That set me wondering. Which is the stronger frame Kona or Giant??
    That's the same thing I'd like to know.
    I'm buying either Blast or Iguana (unless I'll find a better offer, i.e. used), but it will surely be Blast if Iguana's frame is not a lot better.
    Prepare for the worst - that way any surprise will be a pleasant one.

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    Depends on your ranking system of serious and recreational.

    For normal riding in normal areas it can go hard. I know 3 people who broke them within a month because of the single track up here. But really they aren't built for that kinda of riding

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    Are you talking about Kona? I'm hoping on doing some XC.
    Prepare for the worst - that way any surprise will be a pleasant one.

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    Wow was I obtuse. No the iquana. ...I never hear any complaints about Kona's around here. Except the higher end ones are underspec'ed ... but it is worth the sacrifice for tough.

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    i have an 02 giant iguana and all i can say is its a great bike...i also got upgrade fever..so far ive got new bars,grips,shifters,seat,rims,hubs,tires,185mm disks and it is a great bike...

    only things to look out for are if you are planning on doing some hardcore bashin youll need some new rims and tires

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    Get the 2003. You should be able to get one for around $450.


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    Originally posted by MeHT
    Get Kona Blast - it's the same price, but the specs are better. The frame materials is different though, I wonder if Giant has a tougher frame.
    That is not the case.

    Iguana has similar parts for less.

    Every knows Giants bikes are the best bang for the buck.

    CASE CLOSED.

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    Iguana:
    http://www.giant-bicycle.com/us/030....22&model=10633
    Blast:
    http://www.konaworld.com/2k3/2k3_blast.cfm

    In my LBS Blast will be $750 CDN. Iguana - $700-800. In the other LBS I saw Iguana '02 with a 'sale-price' of $750.
    Prepare for the worst - that way any surprise will be a pleasant one.

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