Saturday, July 8, 2006

My new bike: Giant Boulder 2005



It isn't exactly new (it's used), but as this is my first bike for quite some time, I would consider it a new bike regardless. Got it for £110 from a used bike store in Brighton, a steal considering that it costed £220 new (plus being a Giant is a huge bonus). Frame is aluminium 6061 (17" frame size). Front fork contains a SR Suntour SF-XC60 suspension. Gear shifters are Shimano EZ-Fire (3 front, 7 back).

Gave it a test by riding it to Portslade and back. Works fine. Frame is steady. I would need to reset the breaks though and the gears are a little bit sick too, so I would probably send it in for servicing soon. I am pretty happy with the purchase. Some things I would get rid off in the future like the crappy pedals and getting new handles, but right now it works fine as a casual "entry level" MTB.

Technorati tags:

8 comments:

living-in-the-uk said...

nice bike. :)

Jon said...

Cheers,

For the price it's an alright bike. Quite a bargain I think but you should see what Jennifer got.

living-in-the-uk said...

oo what did she get ?

QUIK! said...

I recently got a bike for meself too, it's only £70 with dual suspension, half from £150 from halfords. Cycled 15 miles to Heathrow haha...don't think that bike was designed as road bike.

Jon said...

@Ken, a Scott! (looks jelously at her bike)

Quik, I wouldn't dream of cycling that far yet, especially since I am now just getting back into the habit. London is a nightmare to cycle around in but I will get used to it.

c0y0t3 said...

Yeah, got myself a Scott Contessa 50. It's just an entry level bike but works so good especially for beginner like myself who hadn't been riding for almost 10 years!

urban londonist said...

Great buy. I would probably go for something a little bit better (£400 up) but since you are just getting back into biking that would do. Personally I would replace the fork first if I were you.

Generic Viagra Blog said...

I remember my first bike, it was when when I was 6 years old, it was really small, I liked too much, it and the price didn't care at that moment.