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.
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