First of all thank you all for accepting me to the Pinoy MTBiker community. Used to play tennis but had to stop so I am looking to cycling as a new sport. I would like to seek your comments and advice on some built bikes that I have been canvassing. I am opting for full stock parts at the moment but I'd be glad to hear your suggestions. Off the bat the following are my short list in the price range of 17-22K based on online prices.
You might want to consider the year model of the bikes you have listed since some frames have new features than the old ones Also, consider the future-proofing of the frame (look for tapered headtubes).
Thanks anthrax76 and konablack, I looked at some of the sizing guides and they recommended the small frame, thanks also for advise on the wheel size and the tapered head tubes, some of the models I saw still had straight head tubes. As to the Giant frames what would be a better choice Talon 3 or Rincon Disc?
Thanks anthrax76 and konablack , I looked at some of the sizing guides and they recommended the small frame, thanks also for advise on the wheel size and the tapered head tubes, some of the models I saw still had straight head tubes. As to the Giant frames what would be a better choice Talon 3 or Rincon Disc?
Here's my take, swapping out components is whole lot easier than swapping out frames. you will eventually wear out your drivetrain but it will be so long before you wear out a frame (if you even can).
So my approach is always get a good frame, as much as i can afford. then get at least an acera or alivio drivetrain. reason is, i'm not even a hard rider so any advantage in weight or stiffness and i won't even feel it. when the time comes for a replacement, i would either get the same groupset (by this time it will already have technology trickled in) or truly do an upgrade. and it would be so much easier to change components rather than change frames. believe me, i've changed frames before and it's a headache.
Some local bike shops are advising me to try the Chinese (Trinx, Foxter, Sunpeed, etc) brands with higher spec parts, would this be a good idea compared to the Trek and Giant brands?
Frankly, I have yet to see Chinese branded retail bikes in the Philippines with "higher spec parts" (does this mean Shimano Deore and up?). At the 15k price point, most of the time the parts spec'd are no better than the branded entry-level bikes.
The really good ones I see are the typical "assemble" bikes.
Frankly, I would rather go with Sandugo bikes than the expensive Trinx and Foxter variants.
Points well taken guys, I think the ones with Deore is already in the 20k range, nevertheless I think opting for the better frame is the wiser approach as I gleam from your comments. Hope I could get a unit this weekend
UPLB! peak 2 was my very first hike up. sobrang baguhan pa ako noon naka topsider ako umakyat! hahahaha! lintek na mga lintik yan dinumog ako eh! puwede bang bisikletahin yan? malamang umusok preno dito. kaming nag-hike lang eh patakbo kung bumaba.
konablack: the problem with most roadies i encounter on the streets is that they will try to race with you as much as possible (target practice kumbaga), i just encountered one this morning, nung nalagpasan nya ako, sabi nya "holi", saka ko lang nagets na 'huli' pala
Feb 11, 2019 11:08:56 GMT 8
konablack: di rin natin masisisi yun iba kasi may mga MTB users na may attitude, walang harmony sa kalsada, karamihan nag uunahan
Feb 11, 2019 11:20:54 GMT 8
strand: OK. Di ko pa na-experience yung may biglang kumarera sa akin when I am on the road. weird siguro ng feeling? ...ay teka, mabagal pala ako. hahaha, auto-loser.
Feb 11, 2019 23:55:09 GMT 8
biketripbro: Peeps .. oks pa ba bumili 26er na old model ?
Feb 12, 2019 6:58:29 GMT 8
konablack: biketripbro for me it's a yes as long as it serves its purpose, ang titignan mo lang ay yung possibility ng upgrading kasi magiging mahirap mag hanap ng parts if ever mag aupgrade ka na (just my opinion)
Feb 12, 2019 7:05:33 GMT 8
anthrax76: biketripbro, as long as may available parts pa sa area mo (tires, tubes, rims) all is good. hassle lang naman kapag walang mabili.
Feb 12, 2019 9:05:47 GMT 8
biketripbro: Sir Anthrax, nawala na yung folding bike thread?
Feb 14, 2019 11:28:12 GMT 8
anthrax76: hmm...actually dehins ko alam kung meron ngang thread
Feb 16, 2019 22:17:38 GMT 8
anthrax76: wala sa search?
Feb 16, 2019 22:17:43 GMT 8