Giant Rincon Trail Sport Mountain Bike 2008 £234:99 Delivered BARGAIN!
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Giant Rincon Trail Sport Mountain Bike 2008 £234:99 Delivered BARGAIN!

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Found 24th May 2008
OK I know this is a bit of a niche market but this is a great bike from a great make at a great price!
Seems to be a hundred quid more at most places.
As has been said before, don't waste your money on a duel suspension, disc brake bike for £100 because you'll be throwing your money away, buy a good brand and you'll have a decent bike for years if you look after it.
It's a bit like comparing a Sony with a cheap electrical brand, Sony have a name to live up to and you know even if it doesn't have all the latest features it is still top notch.

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I have a 'Giant' bike and I must say I have had loads of problems with it. It certainly wasn't anywhere near as good as I had hoed/expected it to be.

(As has been said before, don't waste your money on a duel suspension, disc brake bike for £100 because you'll be throwing your money away)

Where has that been said before and who by?

Bikes have suspension to prevent injuries...

Bikes have disc brakes because they work in the wet...

To buy an up to date bike for £100 is good value...

If it lasts a couple of years that's fine...

There will be newer up to date bike at a cheaper price available then...

forharry;2167318

(As has been said before, don't waste your money on a duel suspension, … (As has been said before, don't waste your money on a duel suspension, disc brake bike for £100 because you'll be throwing your money away)Where has that been said before and who by?Bikes have suspension to prevent injuries...Bikes have disc brakes because they work in the wet...To buy an up to date bike for £100 is good value...If it lasts a couple of years that's fine...There will be newer up to date bike at a cheaper price available then...



forharry, you obviously know nothing about bikes.

You certainly know nothing about marketing and how you are being ripped off for branded goods...

What you should spend on a bike depends on what you want to do with it. For riding around on the road on Sunday afternoons a £100 bike would be fine, though I'd avoid rear suspension because it'll actually make it more effort to go places. If you're intending to actually go and do some hardcore downhill biking you need something with a good frame and good brakes ... £100 won't get you those. As someone who has written off a £300 frame when I hit a wall doing a downhill challenge I think I'm qualified to say that. I have the scars and metal plates in my wrist to prove it.

Simply saying "£100 is too little" or "more than £100 is a rip off" is silly.

I have the 2006 version of this bike and it is still going strong after nearlly 2 yeras of abuse.
I've only replaced the inner tubes and brake pads..
It gets used every day and has survived somre big jumps, lots of riding down stairs and the horrors of cycling on the roads.
Well worth the money

Anyone advocating a £100 dual suspension disc brake bike has clearly never ridden a proper bike.
Any Giant, Gary Fischer, GT, Kona etc for £200 with 'only V brakes' and only 'rigid forks' or front suspension will out perform the horrible cheap ones by a long long shot.

I would suspect that V brakes with proper alloy levers will out perform rubbish cable discs with plastic levers etc.

Quite simply cheap bikes at best make progress difficult (they are REALLY heavy) and at worse are death traps. If you only have £100 to spend get a £200 bike second hand on ebay for £80 and have it serviced at a bike shop. You will enjoy cycling more and be safe.

forharry;2167374

You certainly know nothing about marketing and how you are being ripped … You certainly know nothing about marketing and how you are being ripped off for branded goods...




Having worked as a mechanic for a number of years, I would vouch for the comments made by other people about cheap bikes. Its nothing to do with marketing just solid proof by which bikes failed components sooner than others. Warranties are longer on entry level mountain bikes than 'bargain' bin bikes as it expected that they will outperform a budget bike.

Your much more likely to have components fail/break on a cheap £100 bike although you are unlikely to use this kind of bike for the same kind of riding as someone looking to spend around £250.

A 'mountain' bike for £100 with full suspension is 'not' something you would take on anything adventurous unless you need your head examining! The components are cheap for a reason, they are not very good quality, are poorly made and are very heavy.

I am voting warm on this bike as it is a good bargain, Giant are a good bike company (My first mountain bike was a Giant Sierra 19 years ago!) but it may be a good idea looking for a 2007 bike if your looking to save money.

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forharry;2167374

You certainly know nothing about marketing and how you are being ripped … You certainly know nothing about marketing and how you are being ripped off for branded goods...



Learn a bit about bikes then make some sensible comments

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good deal voted hot,cheers op!
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