Join Date: Jul 2007
Bikes: The two wheel kind.
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Thanks for the response.
I didn't really like their buy and swap idea either.
I ride on road and off road in the same ride. I go from my house about 5 miles to a wooded area and ride, then ride home. The to and from is all on road, and once I get there its all off road, unless I ride around the lake, but thats a very small portion of where I spend my time.
I got to ride the Anthem around the parking lot and a gravel area, but not on any trails. One of the first questions I asked them was if I bought the bike and after riding it for a week decided it wasn't that great, if I could return it. They said I could with a deduction from the price if dirty or scrathed.
After looking at my current bike and the Geometry of the Giants, I didn't like the sloped angle of the seat post. I felt like I was peddaling way out in front of me. Which in the long run might be better for hills, because Ive noticed that short coming while climbing with my current bike, maybe its just a lot different from what Im used to so it feels wierd.
There are only two bike shops in my area, this one that has Giant and Trek and another that has GT bikes. There is one other but they don't have anything in the price range Im in. My only other option is online, but Im hesitant to go that route being a first time buyer.