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Old 01-22-19, 04:36 PM
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Originally Posted by timothyh View Post
it's easy to be negative. I think it is cool.

Note that i didn't say i would own it or that i would like to ride it across mongolia.

It makes more sense than building a trekking bike using an overpriced, botique bike with an cleverly unpronounceable name.

That thing is actually exactly what you want when out in the middle of nowhere. Parts are readily available at almost any lbs. If the frame breaks on the way to mt. Kilamanjaro then replace it with some other crappy aluminum frame available locally and be on your way.

Perhaps a $3000 frame only chumba terlingua? Throw in a lauf grit fork for who knows how much more money. No worries if your enve's break - amazon prime can overnight carbon wheels to uzbekistan.

That giant is the f150 of trekking bikes. Beat the crap out of it, throw it in the garbage when done and beat the crap out of the next frame.

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