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.
anthrax76: sa ngayon, mag jacket lang ako kapag umuulan at mahangin. kasi masakit sa balat ang matulin na ulan tsaka malakas makababa ng core temperature ang wind chill.
Aug 10, 2019 22:17:32 GMT 8
anthrax76: pero kung normal na ulan, 'di naman mahangin, hanggang mabasa na lang ako ng ulan okey lang. although i minimize kung gano katagal ako exposed. anything more than an hour, medyo delikado.
Aug 10, 2019 22:21:04 GMT 8
konablack: gamit ko two-piece raincoat, dehins lang sya ideal kung may backpack ka
Aug 13, 2019 7:39:14 GMT 8
oniechan: altered poncho..dahil ng backpack..bawas ng haba sa likod at sa side..mas malamig compared sa 2-pc na raincoat....
Aug 13, 2019 11:27:45 GMT 8
anthrax76: yung poncho, ginagamit ko lang sa climb or kapag naglalakad. feeling ko saranggola ako kapag naka bike eh, ha ha.
Aug 15, 2019 23:44:25 GMT 8
anthrax76: ang weird kagabi, padyak ako pero kahit may headwind at crosswind, swabe lang. parang tailwind yung pakiramdam.
Aug 24, 2019 4:32:23 GMT 8
lefty: Na experience nyo na sir yung pagbaba mo ng mabilis sa tulay biglang may malakas na crosswind tapos umangat yung front wheel? Nangyari na sa kin once pagbaba ko ng Southpeak. Mga March yun last year, mahangin talaga around that time last year.
Aug 24, 2019 8:50:45 GMT 8
lefty: Umangat ng konti na parang tinulak ng konti pa-side. Buti na control ko at di ako sumemplang. Nangyayari ba talaga ito normally? First time ko naka-experience nun.
Aug 24, 2019 8:56:30 GMT 8
anthrax76: hmm...never pa naman umangat yung harap na gulong ko. i get pushed downwind pero never pa umangat.
Aug 24, 2019 21:10:36 GMT 8
corollafreak: wassup!!! long time no hear dito =D
Aug 27, 2019 15:06:23 GMT 8
stealthwanderer: Hello! Meron bang pumapasok around Greenhills? If so, saan kayo nagpapark ng bike?
Aug 27, 2019 17:54:27 GMT 8
anthrax76: @cf!!! uy kumusta na?
Aug 28, 2019 0:01:25 GMT 8
anthrax76: stealthwanderer, dati may parking ang bikes dun from firefly brigade, sa parking sa harap. pero ginawa na yata yun so dehins ko alam kung saan nalipat. try ko magtanong minsan kapag napasyal ako.
Aug 28, 2019 0:02:48 GMT 8
konablack: wala na yung parking spot ng firefly brigade doon
Sept 4, 2019 9:26:36 GMT 8