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2003 Giant Prodigy DX (not C&V, sorry!)

Old 11-11-11, 11:59 AM
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2003 Giant Prodigy DX (not C&V, sorry!)

So I see these on CL occasionally, and I have to ask: has anyone ever ridden one? They're one of the more bizarre bikes out there. What's the deal with the 4 spoke wheels, and who pays $1500 for a full suspension comfort/commuter bike???

Would this make a good MTB? There's one on CL for $300 right now.

Specs and photo: https://www.bikepedia.com/quickbike/B...20DX&Type=bike


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Old 11-14-11, 07:24 AM
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This would not make a good ATB. The frame is geometry for those who like an upright riding position and stable handling. The 4 spoke wheels replicate the style of the monocoque triathlon and TT wheels without the expense (or aero benefits).

I can see people paying that amount of money for a city bicycle. The market has become very niche oriented. This is the perfect bicycle for the person who wants to be viewed as eco-friendly and stand out in a crowd. It looks very technologically advanced to the average person. Consider it the two-wheeled equivalent of a hybrid automobile.
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+1 Its a fashion statement, something to ride to the next Occupy Wherever rally, perhaps with a big floppy hat.

Consider it jewelry.
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Ok, thanks guys. That's what I suspected, just wanted to hear some opinions. Most of the reviews I found online were done by people who obviously weren't cyclists but rather reviewing the bike in a general manner. That worried me a little.

I'll pass, I don't need any jewelry at the moment.
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