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PostPosted: Tue Aug 13, 2013 11:52 am 
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Stretch your budget to £350 and you could have a fully XTR equipped Giant NRS from this very forum:

viewtopic.php?f=39&t=267503

And I can say from personal experience that the NRS platform makes for one of the best handling and nicest riding bikes I've owned - I had the NRS Team.


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 13, 2013 11:54 am 
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Barneyballbags wrote:
Stretch your budget to £350 and you could have a fully XTR equipped Giant NRS from this very forum:

viewtopic.php?f=39&t=267503

And I can say from personal experience that the NRS platform makes for one of the best handling and nicest riding bikes I've owned - I had the NRS Team.

+1 never owned or ridden one but seems a bargain


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 13, 2013 11:58 am 
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It's about the most bike you're ever likely to get for the money. I'd have bought it myself to split it, but unfortunately the M965 Dual Control stuff doesn't tend to sell too well :(

Plus, if the OP doesn't get on with the frame then all of the kit can easily be transferred onto another bike :)


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 13, 2013 12:02 pm 
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thanks guys for the feedback.

I did spot this: viewtopic.php?f=2&t=267365&hilit=856

I really fancied one of these BITD but went for the Zaskar instead.


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 13, 2013 8:11 pm 
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I dislike any single pivot design, and this is one of the worst. Plenty of decent Spesh or Giant Maestro stuff around in that price bracket, decent stiff frames and swingers, decent axle path, proper rising rate.

Ps, I've got somebody the original NRS giants, an '01 XtC 950. When the Renault F1 design consultancy were approached for a set up they pretty much hit the mark.


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 14, 2013 8:17 am 
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SpaceFlightOrange wrote:
curiously, the seller has now ended the listing because of an error, apparently.

'cos he's sold it outside of Ebay as he doesn't want to pay £30 odd in fees.
It didn't look stolen ; you don't take pics of stolen bikes in your back garden...


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 14, 2013 8:22 am 
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suburbanreuben wrote:
SpaceFlightOrange wrote:
curiously, the seller has now ended the listing because of an error, apparently.

'cos he's sold it outside of Ebay as he doesn't want to pay £30 odd in fees.
It didn't look stolen ; you don't take pics of stolen bikes in your back garden...


Its my inexperience with bikes such as this. Given the groupset on it, I assumed it would be worth more, and the lack of a description made me wonder.

Thanks for correcting me. :oops:


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