Published August 30, 2009
Tags: Campagnolo Super Record, De Rosa, De Rosa King 3, Dura Ace, giant, Giant 2010, Giant MTB, Giant OCR, Giant OCR C1, kuota kom, Pinarello Prince, Time RXR Ulteam, Ultegra, wilier
De Rosa King 3
I went by the bike shop today to meet up with someone selling his Giant ’07 OCR C1. It had few miles on it and it was a size L. Edward from the Giant shop inspected it for me and told me that it was worth $1,200, no more. That confirmed what I had thought. My guess was that it wasn’t worth more than $1,000. Sure it hadn’t been ridden much, but the new equivalent bikes from Giant were going for the same price that he wanted for his 3-year old bike.
Anyway, this was beside the point, since when I tried it out, it felt too big. I usually ride M sized frames. This was an L. It was too big. I told him that for the price that he wanted for his old bike, I could snag up a top-of-the-line ’09 Kuota KOM frame with about 1,000 km on it and fit it out with crap components which I could upgrade over time.
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Published August 7, 2009
cycling , fitness , news
Tags: all-mountain, bicycle, Cross Country, cycling, downhill, fitness, freeride, giant, Giant 2010, Giant Anthem, Giant Faith, Giant Glory, Giant Reign, Giant Trance, mtb, trail bike
Giant Anthem X Advanced SL 0
The new line of MTB from Giant is about to be released, with weight savings all around. A full XC racing Giant Anthem X Advamced SL 0 will tip the scales at about 9.8kg (21.8lbs). Frame itself weighs 2.1kg (4.63lb). This is straight out of the box. Imagine what you can do with a few more carbon parts.
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