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    oo what do i DO????

    well...my bike is no more pretty much, its not a fan of loading ramps to flat concrete......
    so, i went to the best LBS around here, and i told the guy what i was doing...He used to do the bike 40 foot transination jumps and huge drops and he recomended a bike to me
    the 2005 cannondal chase 3 (thats all the money i have/can get), which looks like its gonna be a SWEET bike! http://www.cannondale.com/bikes/05/c...el-5FSDJ3.html

    The LBS only sells giant and canndondale

    the guy told me that giant makes a STP 1 but it would break more than the canndondale and cannondale has a better warrenty- http://www.giant-bicycles.com/us/030...77&model=10900

    I know the giant wouldnt cost as much, but was he just trying to get me to spend more, or really help me out...?
    just making sure

    Thanks all
    James

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    Ok, the guy that told you that is a down right idiot. Any bike can break. Personally I'd go to a different shop and see if there are any better offerings.
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    Giant traditionally has been less of a headache on the warranty issues than Cannondale. The Cannondale is a nice bike, but Giant definately will stand behind their product if you need them too. The "Crack 'n Fail" reputation of Cannondale isn't entirely un-earned.

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    How much are the Chase series? I looked at them but couldn't find a price. I love the looks of them though

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    yeah....and i just like the name cannondale, i know any bike will break but it does seem that cannondale would have to do some things nicer to get a good name in the market today

    the giant, isnt as cool even though
    and the chases start at about 1,000 and the giant stp 1 is about the same mabye 100 less ...so it really just comes down to the question of which is a better bike and i think that naturally a cannondale would be....

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    Well you can think all you want. The crack'n'fails were given that nickname for a reason. Giant makes a better bike, you can naturally think anything, but the truth is a different story.

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    Ihave a friend witha Giant STP,I've seen him do big road gaps,urban stuntsand thrash it at the sk8prk. The bike seems to be holding up well,hope that helps you out.You might check out the Specilized P series.

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