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New Giant DH...bummer

dfinn

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Jul 24, 2003
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doesn't really look all that bad to me and I can get a pretty good deal on giants. I may be looking into this when spring rolls around. I would be scared of bashing that lower shock mount on some of the rocks at N* though.
 

scottishmark

Turbo Monkey
May 20, 2002
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Somewhere dark, cold & wet....
i'm assuming/hoping the Glory will have something similar.....



"This means that the shock shaft sticks out of the bottom of the bike in a rather exposed manner, but the bikes come with a neat little carbon guard to ward off any errant trail debris."

still not likely to stop a big bar steward of a rock though
 

acair422

Monkey
Aug 20, 2003
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will be interesting to see how that will hold up the paint is DEFINETLY going to take quite a beating for sure
 

bballe336

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Mar 3, 2005
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if you look at the pictures it does in fact have some type of guard over the shock mount. I am sure the mount is plenty strong seeing as its crucial to the bike working. I don't think any reasonable bike builder would have over looked it. It doesn't look half bad and there are much, much, uglier bikes out there.
 

Joe

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Dec 5, 2003
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Looks well good. I doubt you'll knacker that, it sticks out but it's unlikely you'll hit anything with it. I doubt Giant would release it if it were in danger. Imagine warranty issues?
 

Inclag

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Sep 9, 2001
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Seth that doesn't look bad at all, and there is no way you are going to damage that mount.

Anyway, you know you want to get a new bike that is more geeky and obscure :D
 

schwaaa31

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Jul 30, 2002
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Inclag said:
Seth that doesn't look bad at all, and there is no way you are going to damage that mount.

Anyway, you know you want to get a new bike that is more geeky and obscure :D

Like a Rotec :)

I'm curious as to why they changed the design from what Rando was riding with the much less protruding shock mount. I'm sure it rides great, and I highly doubt it would get bashed, but damn is it ugly.
 

acair422

Monkey
Aug 20, 2003
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It doesn't loook that bad, probably rides great and at a retail price of $1500 for the frame, thats dirt cheap especially when uglier and more expensive frames cost more (norco cough cough)
 

Supa8

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May 3, 2002
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schwaaa31 said:
Like a Rotec :)

I'm curious as to why they changed the design from what Rando was riding with the much less protruding shock mount. I'm sure it rides great, and I highly doubt it would get bashed, but damn is it ugly.
Hey, at least the color would match the team jersey.....
 

kidwoo

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Aug 25, 2003
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zedro said:
yeah whats the big worry? do you guys always get your frame wedged into boulders? or are rocks hits somehow better on just a thin downtube?
I think it will help me do sprocket grinds. Nother point of contact you know?
 

SuspectDevice

Turbo Monkey
Aug 23, 2002
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Ummm, did I miss the memo where all of a sudden looks are the determining factor of whether or not a bike rides well. It looks a hell of a lot better than the ugly-ass sissy curved top tube they used in 05 on the DH bikes. I never realised how bg most DH riders dicks must be to need that much clearance!

(sarcasm)
 

schwaaa31

Monkey
Jul 30, 2002
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SuspectDevice said:
Ummm, did I miss the memo where all of a sudden looks are the determining factor of whether or not a bike rides well. It looks a hell of a lot better than the ugly-ass sissy curved top tube they used in 05 on the DH bikes. I never realised how bg most DH riders dicks must be to need that much clearance!

(sarcasm)

Yup you missed it. It came through yesterday.
As I said in this post, it probably rides great. I just think its ugly x10. Thats all. Just my opinion.
Go Red Sox.