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Old 07-02-11, 02:54 AM   #1
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Norco Storm vs Giant Revel 0? Can't decide between these 2 bikes.

Hey guys here are the 2 specs on these 2 bikes I'm interested in.

Norco Storm:

Frameouble butted 6061 alloy
Fork:RockShox Dart 2 TK coil fork
Rims:WTB SX-24 disc double wall black 32h
Front Hub:Shimano HB-RM65 CenterLock hubs - Black
Rear Hub:Shimano FH-RM65 CenterLock hubs - Black
Shifter Front:Shimano Alivio SL-M430 27speed
Shifter Rear:Shimano Alivio SL-M430 27speed
Front Derailleur:Shimano Alivio FD-M430 - Black
Rear Derailleur:Shimano Alivio FD-M430 - Black
Cassette:Shimano CS-HG30 11-32T 9speed
Bottom Bracket:FSA BB-8420ST Power Drive Cartridge
Crankset:FSA Dyna Drive 44/32/22T - Black
Front Brake:Shimano BR-M445 w/160mm rotors - Black
Rear Brake:Shimano BR-M445 w/160mm rotors - Black
Brake Levers:Shimano BR-M445 - Black

Giant Revel 0:

Frame:ALUXX-grade butted aluminum
Fork:RockShox Dart 2, 100mm travel
Rims:Giant XC alloy double wall 32H
Front Hub:Formula Alloy
Rear Hub:Formula Alloy
Shifter Front:Shimano Alivio
Shifter Rear:Shimano Alivio
Front Derailleur:Shimano Alivio
Rear Derailleur:Shimano Deore long cage
Cassette:SRAM PG830 11-32T 8SPD
Bottom Bracket:Shimano Octalink
Crankset:Shimano Alivio Octalink 22/32/42T
Front Brake:Avid BB5 160mm ball-bearing disc
Rear Brake:Avid BB5 160mm ball-bearing disc
Brake Levers:Tektro Alloy

I presently have a Norco Mountaineer and am looking for an upgraded mountain bike for simple trails and road. Are these 2 bikes a good step up from my 2008 Norco Mountaineer? Thank you. Rich.
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Old 07-02-11, 06:42 AM   #2
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This is just me, but if your current bike fits you well I'd keep it and just upgrade the components that you're not happy with. It doesn't look like you'd be getting a much better frame than what you have now. Both bikes you mention are a step up, but IMO not worth spending ~$600 for "simple trails and road".
All that said, if the Mountaineer is like trashed, or you just have money to burn, I'd go with the Giant. Verify the component specs before you buy though - I'm seeing the same model (Revel 0) in various places specced with different forks/brakes/derailleurs etc.

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