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So it's gonna be a Wahoo, I think.

Old 08-24-07, 08:35 AM
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So it's gonna be a Wahoo, I think.

I have decided on the GF Wahoo. I compared it to the Giant Rincon and believe I will be better off with the Wahoo. The Rincon seemed luring because it came with a disc brake on the rear. After reading some threads, it seems that the disc brakes on lower models like this are just that, a lower model, and I am better off going with the GF because the components are a little better I think. It is equiped with a Deore derailleur vs. the Giant with the Alivio derailleur. Other than that components I think are pretty similar. The other big sell is the LBS itself, the Giant dealer bad mouthed the GF dealer the whole time, it made me uncomfortable. So I think that was the other big sell for the GF. Is there any other model under $500 I should be considering? Thanks for the help guys.

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That is bad form on the other LBS part. Shop employees represent the Shop and if one shop bad mouths the other, then there is something wrong to be sure. A shop should stand on their MERITS and not by bad-mouthing another shop.

On the GF Wahoo. I was looking those over the other night at the shop and we have a couple that would fit my daughters. The Owner asked what I was up too and I told him, "Christmas shopping!" LOL!

Good Luck with your purchase!

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