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Old 10-08-02, 03:46 AM   #1
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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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Old 10-08-02, 05:36 AM   #2
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It should take some serious riding.
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I hear nothing but good things!
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Old 10-08-02, 07:10 AM   #4
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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.
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That set me wondering. Which is the stronger frame Kona or Giant??
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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.
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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.
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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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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.
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