Hey guys and gals,
I've been a lurker on the board for a while now never really adding my 2 cents but reading and listening to some of the great advice that flies around the board. I know that there's a lot of "What bike should I get" topics but I'm having some trouble deciding between two bikes. I've been looking for my first FS bike for the past few months and have narrowed it down to these two bikes, both I've ridden just today. I don't know if I have a set style yet as I pretty much want to ride every single trail, path, death trap I see. My budget for a new ride is between 1500-1800 and I'm definitely in need for the local trails around the Boone/Asheville area. The two bikes in question are the Giant Trance X2 and the Specialized FSRxc expert. I can get the Giant for right at 1800 or the FSRxc between 1600-1700. I think I preferred the very fluid ride from the Giant over the FSR and the service plan for the Giant is 1 year free tune ups while the FSR just offers 90 days. The guys over at the Specialized shop are a lot friendlier also. Just looking for some advice. The better advice I get the faster I can get the new ride and the faster I can post some sweet pics. Thanks in advance guys.