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    Put a deposit on my new bike.

    Just put down 200 today on my first "real" bike. I am getting a giant talon 27.5 5. I know not the best bike, but a massive step up from the huffy i bought 6 years ago.before anyone chimes in with for X dollars more you could have stepped up to yadda yadda, or a used bike would be a better deal this was a fight with the little woman to spend this much. Im excited my ds crud is starting to come apart at the seams, plus it weighs about 47 pounds so its one heck of a workout to keep up with my buddies with nicer bikes. Im excited cant wait to get it and riding season to be in full swing.

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    Congrats on the step toward a better bike.

    You rode the Huffy with friends, on actual trails? Brave man in many ways.
    Sometimes, you need to go fast enough that the trail is a blur to find clarity. -- Wild Bill

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    Well they are not very technical trails, but on a bike that crappy, heavy and with a wobbly fork they seem very difficult. Not to mention mine is a DS that is as flexible as a half cooked noodle.

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    Congrats on the future bike. Feels good to put down a deposit on a new ride! That bike will feel light years ahead of that huffy. Post a pic when you bring her home!
    2014 Cannondale Rush 2

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    Cool-blue Rhythm

    2014 talon 275 5.

    Put a deposit on my new bike.-imag0065.jpg

    Got her from the shop and was on the trails 20 mins later. Light years better than the squal-mart BSO.

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    grats!!!!

    hope you enjoy it for a long time!

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    Congrats! She's nice looking.
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    Good looking bike!

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    Enjoy!! looks sweet!!
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    Giggity!

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    Congrats!!! If it has two wheels and you like it that's what matters! I love running into the guys on the trail who have something to offer up about my rig. I just laugh and say I'm in the sun and having a blast, wish them a good day and head down the trail. Again congrats!

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    Congrats!!!!! Enjoy the riding

    You rode a huffy!?!? Mad props.

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    Congrats on the new bike. Like others have said, if you're happy with it then don't knock it. It's an upgrade for you and that's what matters. Go ride the hell out of that thing and if you really like the bike then replace broken/worn out parts with newer better ones.
    Let's make like a Bike and get the Huck outta here...

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    Congrats on becoming a Talon owner, great platform to upgrade in the future; now come down to the Giant forum and hang out with other fellow Talon riders.

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    Congradulations. The Taoln is a ggood bike and I think you will enjoy it for years to come. I have enjoyed my Talon for several years now.
    "Ideal bikes are not bought, they evolve beneath you"

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    congrats on the new bike! fyi, leaning the bike against the car like that is a recipe for scratching the paint (of the car). Ask me how many times I've scratched my car doing just that and I'll go into the garage and count the scratches for you.

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    Nice whip



    Congratulations.

    Last year I upgraded my 25 year old Jamis, rigid steel 40 Lbs 21 speed POS to a Talon and have the cost of the bike in upgrades done already.

    The ride is really enjoyable coming off my Fred Flintstone bike. It's great being almost able to keep up on some climbs and actually pass other riders.

    I donated the Jamis last week to make room in the Batcave.

    Enjoy the T5-it looks great!!
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    Got her from the shop and was on the trails 20 mins later. Light years better than the squal-mart BSO.

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