HELP!!! Diamondback Topanga Comp Disc 2004 or Giant Iguana 2004????


New Member
Jan 18, 2004
Hi all,

I'm in two minds of whether to get the Diamondback Topanga Comp Disc 2004 or Giant Iguana 2004. The Diamondback looks like it has better components and it is slightly cheaper...

Giant Iguana 2004
color Dream Silver/Silver
size 14", 17", 19", 21", 23"
frame Supersized ALUXX butted aluminum, integrated gusset, XTC geometry, Disc brake mount
fork Manitou Six Sport, 3.1" travel
derailleur Front: Shimano Alivio, Rear: Shimano Deore
derailleurshifters Shimano Deore, 9-speed
cranks TruVativ G-Sport, 22/32/42T
pedals Steel w/ resin body, toe clips and straps
handlebar Alloy 1.25" riser
stem Giant 1 1/8 Ahead
headset Integrated Ahead 1 1/8"
levers Shimano Deore
brakes Hayes HMX-2 Disc, 6" rotors
saddle Giant Groove, VARIABLE-DENSITY MTB with Kevlar bumpers
seatpost Giant Alloy micro-adjust, 30.8, QR Seat lever
rims Alex, 32H doublewall, black w/CNC sidewall
hubs Alloy Disc, 32H, QR
tires WTB Weirwolf 26x2.0
cassette SRAM 7.0, 11-34T, 9-speed
spokes Stainless Steel 14G
additional Chainguard

Diamondback Topanga Disc Comp 2004
Sizes XS (14"), SM (16"), MD (18"), LG (20"), XL (22")
Colors Satin Red/Grey/Silver
Frame Vectra 7005 Aluminum w/Butted Downtube, "D" Gusset, OS ZeroStack
Fork RockShox Judy TT, MCU/Coil w/preload 100mm Travel
Headset OS ZeroStack Ahd
Bottom Bracket Sealed Cartridge
F. Derailleur Shimano Deore, 31.8TP
R. Derailleur Shimano LX
Shift Lever Shimano Deore
Cog Set Shimano Cassette 11/32t 9spd
Chain SRAM PC-49
Hubset Shimano M475 Disc Specific 32h
Spokes 14g SS
Rims Alex DM18 Double Wall Alloy w/ Machined Side 32h
Tires WTB Velociraptor 26x2.1
Brakes Shimano Mech. Disc M475
Brake Levers Shimano Deore
Pedals ATB
Handlebar ATB Alloy 30mm Rise
Grips WTB Dot Grip
Stem DB Chaos 4-Bolt Alloy OS Ahd
Seatpost Alloy w/ Micro Adj 27.2 x 350
Extras Clear Coat, Owner's Manual, CatEye Reflector Set, H20 Bottle Mounts

Any ideas out there?