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    Norco Storm vs Giant Revel 0? Can't decide between these 2 bikes.

    Hey guys here are the 2 specs on these 2 bikes I'm interested in.

    Norco Storm:

    Frameouble butted 6061 alloy
    Fork:RockShox Dart 2 TK coil fork
    Rims:WTB SX-24 disc double wall black 32h
    Front Hub:Shimano HB-RM65 CenterLock hubs - Black
    Rear Hub:Shimano FH-RM65 CenterLock hubs - Black
    Shifter Front:Shimano Alivio SL-M430 27speed
    Shifter Rear:Shimano Alivio SL-M430 27speed
    Front Derailleur:Shimano Alivio FD-M430 - Black
    Rear Derailleur:Shimano Alivio FD-M430 - Black
    Cassette:Shimano CS-HG30 11-32T 9speed
    Bottom Bracket:FSA BB-8420ST Power Drive Cartridge
    Crankset:FSA Dyna Drive 44/32/22T - Black
    Front Brake:Shimano BR-M445 w/160mm rotors - Black
    Rear Brake:Shimano BR-M445 w/160mm rotors - Black
    Brake Levers:Shimano BR-M445 - Black

    Giant Revel 0:

    Frame:ALUXX-grade butted aluminum
    Fork:RockShox Dart 2, 100mm travel
    Rims:Giant XC alloy double wall 32H
    Front Hub:Formula Alloy
    Rear Hub:Formula Alloy
    Shifter Front:Shimano Alivio
    Shifter Rear:Shimano Alivio
    Front Derailleur:Shimano Alivio
    Rear Derailleur:Shimano Deore long cage
    Cassette:SRAM PG830 11-32T 8SPD
    Bottom Bracket:Shimano Octalink
    Crankset:Shimano Alivio Octalink 22/32/42T
    Front Brake:Avid BB5 160mm ball-bearing disc
    Rear Brake:Avid BB5 160mm ball-bearing disc
    Brake Levers:Tektro Alloy

    I presently have a Norco Mountaineer and am looking for an upgraded mountain bike for simple trails and road. Are these 2 bikes a good step up from my 2008 Norco Mountaineer? Thank you. Rich.

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    This is just me, but if your current bike fits you well I'd keep it and just upgrade the components that you're not happy with. It doesn't look like you'd be getting a much better frame than what you have now. Both bikes you mention are a step up, but IMO not worth spending ~$600 for "simple trails and road".
    All that said, if the Mountaineer is like trashed, or you just have money to burn, I'd go with the Giant. Verify the component specs before you buy though - I'm seeing the same model (Revel 0) in various places specced with different forks/brakes/derailleurs etc.
    Last edited by scyclops; 07-02-11 at 07:47 AM.
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