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Old 01-07-14, 10:59 AM
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Originally Posted by xsthomas302 View Post
Im shopping for a new bike. There is a Jamis I like. Im considering this Giant Revel. Its entry level, but should do me fine. Just not sure of the quality of Giant bikes. Never seen too much of them. I can get this one new for $450. Just wondering if its a good idea.

I tested Trek, Specialized, Kona, and Giant. At the price point I was looking at, around $700, while I'm no expert, they all seemed of equal quality. Slightly different specs of course, but they all certainly seemed like equally fine rides. What eventually swayed me was I settled on the 27.5 size so the Giant won (there wasn't a 27.5 in the other brands in any of my LBS's yet). I lucked out as I also liked some of the components better on it than some of the others, as well as the color(always a bonus!). I don't think you could go wrong with that Revel.

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