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Old 04-23-2011, 06:54 PM   #721
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Have you looked at Canyon? Best Bang for buck from what I heard in europe.

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Old 04-23-2011, 08:04 PM   #722
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I just picked up this bike http://www.giant-bicycles.com/en-us/...er/7366/44091/ but it was a leftover form last years model, It is soo nice with the 29" tires
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Old 04-23-2011, 08:05 PM   #723
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This is my exact bike : http://www.giant-bicycles.com/en-us/....2/5730/36261/
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Old 04-23-2011, 08:19 PM   #724
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Old 04-24-2011, 04:06 AM   #725
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Have you looked at Canyon? Best Bang for buck from what I heard in europe.

http://www.canyon.com/_en/
yeah but i need to buy at a specific store and they "only" offer the brands i listed
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Old 04-28-2011, 07:20 AM   #726
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Just ordered a Trek 6700, getting it next week, cant wait to ride again



Can anyone recommend some good pedals? i dont want click pedals
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Old 04-28-2011, 07:59 AM   #727
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Just ordered a Trek 6700, getting it next week, cant wait to ride again



Can anyone recommend some good pedals? i dont want click pedals
My Son and I ride 6700's. I've always ridden Stumpjumpers, but at this price point, the Trek is a better choice in my opinion.
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Old 04-28-2011, 08:16 AM   #728
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I paid $1900 ($300 discount) for mine, was the best specs in that pricerange. how much is it in the US?
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Old 04-28-2011, 12:32 PM   #729
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I paid $1900 ($300 discount) for mine, was the best specs in that pricerange. how much is it in the US?
Retails at $2099.

You'll love the bike, though. My first serious bike was a 6000 that I did minor upgrades to and it was a fantastic bike. The only reason I upgraded was because I found a good deal on a used Turner, then subsequently on a brand new Turner Sultan. 29er is the best choice for me, but you made a good choice in picking the 6700. A mountain bike magazine here called the Trek 6 series the best choice for a hardtail 26er.
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Old 04-28-2011, 03:34 PM   #730
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Can anyone recommend some good pedals? i dont want click pedals
Weird, but any Pedal from Wellgo will do the job.
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Old 04-28-2011, 10:34 PM   #731
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Can anyone recommend some good pedals? i dont want click pedals
Certainly an upgrade from your old Windsor. Any BMX type platform pedals will do if you don't want to go clipless. I suggest you try clipless though. Once you get used to it, you will never go back.
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Old 04-29-2011, 12:23 AM   #732
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Certainly an upgrade from your old Windsor. Any BMX type platform pedals will do if you don't want to go clipless. I suggest you try clipless though. Once you get used to it, you will never go back.
This.

Try eggbeaters they are just great or XTR, they let you adjust how hard or easy it is to clip in and out. Eggbeaters are fairly easy.

It just takes time to adjust, but once that's done your brain makes you unclip even in a sudden crash.
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i dont know guys, even though i havent tried clipless i just dont like the idea of not being able to put my feet down QUICK, and i often need to do that in the forrest i go to.
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Old 04-29-2011, 08:22 AM   #734
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only newbs and hardcore DH/Freeriders use flat pedals...man up and learn to unclip quickly. everyone has an adjustment period, it will eventually become second nature
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Old 04-29-2011, 08:37 AM   #735
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i dont know guys, even though i havent tried clipless i just dont like the idea of not being able to put my feet down QUICK, and i often need to do that in the forrest i go to.
That's exactly what you will be able to do.
I was once flipping over and my foot immediately clicked out, without even thinking about it.

If not, stick to your platform, it's not that you can't ride like that, it just became uncommon over the years.
I love clipless.
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My foot never slips on normal pedals anyway so i dont see the big advantage
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Old 04-29-2011, 11:18 AM   #737
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My foot never slips on normal pedals anyway so i dont see the big advantage
Its not just for slipping. Clipless allow your leg to power the bike in a full 360 range of motion. Much more efficient and power per stroke +different muscles.
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wait so clipless are the petals that actually have clips?
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Old 04-29-2011, 11:34 AM   #739
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wait so clipless are the petals that actually have clips?
clipless refers to a day when toe-clips were the main attraction. Rat cages were clips and the new style of hard mounted clips on bottoms of shoes are "(toe)clip less"
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clipless refers to a day when toe-clips were the main attraction. Rat cages were clips and the new style of hard mounted clips on bottoms of shoes are "(toe)clip less"
ah gotcha...so they're still the clip kind just not the old toe clips? and platform pedals are the ones with no clips at all?
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