Giant Transend Model Advice

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  1. Sheepy

    Sheepy New Member

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    G'day all, I'm new to cycling and have decided on the Giant Transend as a recreational/commuter style bike (open to other suggestions). However since im a beginner im not sure what model level I should get or even if its needed, and the new 2011 incoming makes it more diverse.

    A quick summary of choices

    I am really tight on money and way over budget on this (originally $600), but the all around Deore does appeal to me. Although I don't really know how different each one is.

    I would LOVE any advice, as im really anxious to go get a bike. ;P
     
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    Sheepy New Member

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    (sorry edit button wouldnt show for the original post)

    I have also considered the Cypress as a more versatile hybrid. But I dont know if suspension is a good idea, since I am a big guy and on a cheaper bike it might end up being something to worry about? I do like that it has a lockout though. Even though the Transend is labelled as a commuter I will probably use it mostly for recreation.

    Cypress 1 2010 = Deore/ V Brake
     
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    alienator Well-Known Member

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    Skip the front suspension. Any of the Transcend bikes will work well for you. If you're constrained by price, then pick the appropriate Transcend that way.
     
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    Yes I had the same idea. Although im starting to look at other brands as well as It seems you can get a really good deal if you buy used...

    So many choices, enough to drive me insane ^^ (specifically looking at Kona or Trek models). Because I dont think I'd deal with winter weather much, disk brakes are becoming less important in my mind and im more willing to sacrifice them.
     
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