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Old 08-19-04, 10:14 PM   #1
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giant boulder

my first mtb,what do you guys think?
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Old 08-19-04, 10:15 PM   #2
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...good bike
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Old 08-19-04, 10:22 PM   #3
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thak you maelstrom what do you ride?
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Old 08-19-04, 10:25 PM   #4
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Mostly my Specialized Bighit...for xc, dh etc...(I also ride my gf's banshee for a totally different feel)

But

When my Kona roast has parts I ride it for xc and leave the bighit for dh. But my roast is stripped.

And

I have a transition Street or Park coming in. Frame only...I will build it up and either turn it over for profit or keep it for street riding
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Old 08-19-04, 10:31 PM   #5
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thank you . any advice in mtb ?
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In what way....what do you need advice in?
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Yeah i have an old Giant Boulder which i started MTB on. Good bike, will last you ages.
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thank you .
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A friend of mine just got a boulder and he loves it. He had a 4100 trek and loves the giant's feel hands down. It is a nice looking bike.
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Fun, did you buy the standard Boulder or the SE? I replied to your question in the $500 MTB thread but you didn't react.
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What's the difference between the Boulder and the Boulder SE?

at my LBS, the specialized hardrock XC is selling for around $260 and the Boulder for $299...which one's the better deal to go for?

I boulder has nicer trigger shifters tho i think while the hardrock has the grip shifts but what about their constructions in general, are they pretty similar?
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anyone have opinions on this?
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What's the difference between the Boulder and the Boulder SE?

at my LBS, the specialized hardrock XC is selling for around $260 and the Boulder for $299...which one's the better deal to go for?
The Boulder has a steel frame and lower-end components. The Boulder SE has a better, lighter aluminum frame and better crankset, rear derailleur (Acera instead of Altus) and I believe the fork is also a bit better.

There is not much difference between the Hardrock XC and the Boulder SE component-wise. The SE just has an Acera rearderailler instead of an Altus but I believe the Hardrock frame is more durable? FWIW, in that price range (maybe a little more) the Haro V2 seems like a good buy. Alivio rear derailleur, 8-speed instead of 7 and Alex DM18 double-wall rims. Anyway, hope this helps.
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The Boulder has a steel frame and lower-end components. The Boulder SE has a better, lighter aluminum frame and better crankset, rear derailleur (Acera instead of Altus) and I believe the fork is also a bit better.

There is not much difference between the Hardrock XC and the Boulder SE component-wise. The SE just has an Acera rearderailler instead of an Altus but I believe the Hardrock frame is more durable? FWIW, in that price range (maybe a little more) the Haro V2 seems like a good buy. Alivio rear derailleur, 8-speed instead of 7 and Alex DM18 double-wall rims. Anyway, hope this helps.
thanks. so you would prefer the hardrock becasue the frame is more durable altho the boulder does have better components?
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I don't know if the Hardrock frame is really that more durable then the Boulder (Which is why I put the ? there). I recall reading about it here but it would be better if someone else could tell more about it. Personally, I would go with the Haro. Much better parts for just a small increase in price.
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