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    How does the cost of ordering a Giant FS frame compare to whole bike ?

    How does the cost of ordering a Giant FS frame (say a trance or reign) compare to buying a whole new bike ?
    How do you order one ? Do you talk to your local giant dealer ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Genetic_Drift View Post
    How does the cost of ordering a Giant FS frame (say a trance or reign) compare to buying a whole new bike ?
    How do you order one ? Do you talk to your local giant dealer ?
    You can go to their website, and see which models are offered in frame only, and also the listed msrp.

    If you already have all the components to transfer over, or don't want what the models come with, and have money to spend... then yeah, a frame only make sense.

    If you are budget conscious, you generally get a pretty good discount on components package on a complete bike, as compared to buying each individually at retail, but you don't always get exactly what you want either. If you wait until parts go on sale, you can save on a build, but you're also waiting around for parts to go on sale.....

    Order through a Giant dealer.

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    Got another newbie question. The framesets come with a rear shock right, are the shocks specific to the frame size ? IE could a medium frame rear shock be swapped with one from a small frame ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Genetic_Drift View Post
    Got another newbie question. The framesets come with a rear shock right, are the shocks specific to the frame size ? IE could a medium frame rear shock be swapped with one from a small frame ?
    The shock size/stroke is the same on every size. If it's a frame with a coil, usually there's stiffer spring rates for the larger size frames.
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    Ok, thanks for the help d365 and Uncle Cliffy .

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    Usually building from a frameset results on a bigger expense when compared to the whole bike but will allow you to have the part spec that you want.

    If you can afford it build it.

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