2007 or 2008 model CGiant CRX 0??

Discussion in 'Cycling Equipment' started by elguapo, Nov 21, 2007.

  1. elguapo

    elguapo New Member

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    Cross posted from the Australia and NZ forum

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    Hi guys,

    I am in the market for a Giant CRX 0 for my commute to work. I went to one of the bike stores in the area to get an idea of price when I spotted they still had a 2007 model CRX 0 on the shop floor. My dilema now is which is a better spec'd bike the 2007 or 2008? Being old stock the 2007 model can be had cheaper than a 2008 model but for the purpose of comparison I'd like to put price aside for the minute and just look purely at componentry.

    According to the Giant Australia web site the differences are

    2008 http://www.giant-bicycles.com/en-AU...oad/1127/28933/

    Shimano M485 hydraulic disc brakes
    Raceface Ride bar and stem
    Selle Italia Trans AM FK
    Shimano M520 SPD clipless
    Giant Lock-on grips

    2007 http://www.giant-bicycles.com/en-AU...ollections_id=2

    Avid Juicy 3 hydraulic disc brakes
    Easton EA30 bar/stem
    Fi'zi:k Aliante Sport w/manganese rail
    Velo anatomic comfort grips
    Shimano M505 SPD clipless

    Can anyone offer an opinion as to which bike is better spec'd? With the exception of the pedals I am not really sure about the differences between the differing components.

    Finally, has there been any changes to frame contruction etc between the 2007 and 2008 model years?

    Thanks in advance.

    Elguapo
     
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  2. strader

    strader New Member

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    Either one is a really high-end spec for a flat bar commuter bike. If there is a significant difference in price I would get the cheaper one. If there is not much difference in price go for the bike with the more comfortable saddle.
     
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