I'm looking for a light HT. Being a little older, I want a light bike for hills, etc. I test rode the (2008)Alliance and really liked how snappy it was. I'm torn between the XS and S size. I'm 5'6, 30" IS, 150 lbs, 60 years old.
The XS felt like I really had a lot of control in tight slow turns but didnt let me stretch out like I like on my larger bikes. The small felt good but not as controllable.
My LBS didn't have a scale! so I couldn't get the weight on it. Anyone know?
Plus I think they lied to me about the MSRP, too. They said $1700 and 3 calls to Giant's sales dept confirmed $1300? What's up with that?
Appreciate any input, or other ~25# mtb's that don't break the bank!