secondhand Giant nrs xtc 3 VS brand new Avanti Aria

Discussion in 'Bike buying advice' started by beginnerider, Aug 13, 2013.

  1. beginnerider

    beginnerider New Member

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    Hi, Just looking for some advice on purchasing a bike. Im a beginner rider and intend to do the cairns to cooktown bike challenge (350KM over 3 days - mostly bitumen) in 12mths time. So looking for a suitable bike. Im leaning towards a hybrid/flat handle bar road bike. I have the opportunity to buy a secondhand giant nrs xtc 3 mountain bike for $400 in relatively good condition. Ive also been looking at the Avanti Aria 2014 brand new for $699. Alot of people have been recommending the giant however im hesitant as its secondhand and unsure if a mountain bike would be suitable for a 350km ride. Thoughts?
     
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  2. vspa

    vspa Active Member

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    i think none of them is good for your goal, the giant nrs having rear suspension (completely useless for a tour on asphalt) and the Avanti aria being a city bike, it seems from your choices that you don't want a road bike, so i would advice you a hardtail mountain bike (meaning no rear suspension) and customized with thin tyres which will roll better on asphalt,
     
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