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    Gitane Blast/ Giant Iguana / Gary Fisher Tassajara?

    always better late than never :) I agree fully it's a great bike. I love the tass honestly.......and this imay seem kinda quirky, but i kiss it each day! Gary Fisher bikes seem so rare over here in OZ, I haven't seen a single other one ever! people either look at it with complete...
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    Gitane Blast/ Giant Iguana / Gary Fisher Tassajara?

    I found out about Wheelsets...& I'd be spending more than I could afford to get something considerably better. I'm happy! Deposits down...picking 'er up in one week :) Cheers everyone. Thanks.
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    Gitane Blast/ Giant Iguana / Gary Fisher Tassajara?

    Are there any other parts apart from the seat and pedals that I would cheapishly be able to upgrade? I've read a few things people have wanted to change on it....seat (my own choice from testing it ;0 , rims? Wheelset. I really don't even know exactly what a wheelset is! But it sounds...
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    New entry level bike questions for riders who know Giant, Gary fischer.

    cool, that's good to hear! The Tass did feel a bit bit different to ride......but since I've already put a good portion of the money down after deciding on it (her :) , your words bring comfort. I really haven't read a discouraging word about the feel of the bike, the only thing i want to...
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    Gitane Blast/ Giant Iguana / Gary Fisher Tassajara?

    Thanks for all your help riders! I've gone for the Tassajara......a nice ride...with the better forks, and by far the better warranty. I also decided I really don't need tdisc brakes yet.....I'll be doing a bit of off road.... but quite a lot of road riding...so I deemd it unecessary . Here...
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    where does a mtbr work?

    wow, what a variety! To add to it..... I'm an audio engineering supervisor @ SAE audio technology college. I supervise students & teach, maintain the studio gear & surf the net & write music. Awesome job....specially considering I can write music when there's nought else to be done. Night...
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    Gitane Blast/ Giant Iguana / Gary Fisher Tassajara?

    "and it gives less which is what I want" what I meant was, it seems less bouncy and doesn't hit its lowest most compressed point as easily.
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    Gitane Blast/ Giant Iguana / Gary Fisher Tassajara?

    that's true. From initial riding and testing, I like the feel of both bikes....but the Gary seems to have a smoother fork,,,,and it gives less which is what I want. If I was to be happy with that fork I'd be rockin. I'm already 75% sure the fork on the Rainier isn't what I'm after. I'm not...
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    New entry level bike questions for riders who know Giant, Gary fischer.

    thanks zero...that is worth it's weight. I can use all the advice right now, specially from someone who's been riding it pavement for a while! I'll be doing quite a bit of that. I've shortlisted it down tto the Rainier & the Tass. Both great bikes I can tell....it's down to the colour :)...
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    Gitane Blast/ Giant Iguana / Gary Fisher Tassajara?

    Thankx. Heaps. I've narrowed it down the Tass and the Rain. How about the forks on both? Going by reviews abroad...and by my own experiences test riding both...I'd say the Pilot XC's on the Tass have less instant give...and seem to not hit their bottom peak or whatever you call it as much...
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    New entry level bike questions for riders who know Giant, Gary fischer.

    I recently posted this in mountain bike section....I'm hoping one of you experienced riders can help me out. "OK, after some thorough testing (of potential new bikes)...it's down to: Iguana non-disc for $ 850 AUD (retail $999) , Giant Ranier for $1059 (retail $1699) or the Gary Fisher...
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    Gitane Blast/ Giant Iguana / Gary Fisher Tassajara?

    OK, after some thorough testing...it's down to: Iguana non-disc for $ 850 AUD (retail $999) , Giant Ranier for $1059 (retail $1699) or the Gary Fisher Tassajara for $ 1140 (retail $1249). The Ranier seems like the best bang for buck.....the Tassajara excites me more, and seems to have...
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    Gitane Blast/ Giant Iguana / Gary Fisher Tassajara?

    Hi All! I've narrowed my search for a mtbike down to these three options..... Gitane Blast 2003/ Giant Iguana 2003 or 2004/ Gary Fisher Tassajara. Any help you guys could offer me would be swell. The all seem great...particularly the Gitane for parts....many LX's in there :) . I can't...