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New Giant DH...bummer

Discussion in 'Downhill & Freeride' started by schwaaa31, Sep 29, 2005.

  1. schwaaa31

    schwaaa31 Monkey

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  2. dfinn

    dfinn Turbo Monkey

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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.
     
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    That looks pretty sweet to me. Isn't that the bike Rando rode ? Am i missing something ?
     
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    is it the angle or is that thing proper slack?
     
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    I think you should pick up the Trek session 10 for next year.
     
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    liquidsystm Chimp

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    Rando's rig didn't have the weird shock mount at the bottom of the downtube
     
  7. Zark

    Zark Hey little girl, do you want some candy?

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    "Glory hole" :stosh:
     
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    Quite original Noah :rolleyes:
     
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    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
     
  10. acair422

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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
     
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    bballe336 Turbo Monkey

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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.
     
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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?
     
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    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?
     
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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
     
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    schwaaa31 Monkey

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    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.
     
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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)
     
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    Hey, at least the color would match the team jersey.....
     
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    kidwoo Celebrating No-Pants Day

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    I think it will help me do sprocket grinds. Nother point of contact you know?
     
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    :stupid: hehe
     
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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)
     
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    zedro Turbo Monkey

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    yes....yes you did....
     
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    That bike is a beautiful bike and rides very well.. In person looks so badass
     
  23. schwaaa31

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    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.
     
  24. lovebunny

    lovebunny can i lick your balls?

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    i dunno. its about crank height. and i know my cranks have tons of scratches on em from rock hits. and ive hit my bb before when ive missed my basher. i think its possible