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Old 06-14-09, 04:54 PM   #1
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Schwinn Mesa (2007) or Giant Boulder Disc 2009

There is quite a difference in price (Schwinn is 189.99 and the Boulder is the 229.99). I was hoping you could tell me which overall is the best bike and whether the disc breaks on the Boulder will be superior. I am new and looking for a decent new bike (my parents will not let me get a second hand one), would these be good for road use and some fairly basic trails. Thanks a lot and would these bikes be "upgradeable"? Thanks again and are there any other bikes at this price that would be good considering the components?
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Same guy looking at that crap Barracuda from the department store?
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I'd go with the Giant. I've got IO brakes on one of my bikes and they work just fine. Obviously, the drivetrain and other components there seem relatively low-end, but you can easily upgrade them to better if/when they break.

Make sure to buy from a dealer that will help you get the correct size and will adjust the seatpost height and saddle position properly for you (and perhaps handlebar position if necessary).

PS - "brakes" slow vehicles, while "breaks" hurt you or help you.
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