Horro, you a marketers dream mate, A companies website is the absolute last thing i think about when judging a bike.
Originally Posted by Horros
When I was buying, I went to my LBS, looked at the Specialized, Giants, Scotts and Treks in my price range and test rode them.
Didn't even go to the website until weeks after I had my bike and started considering upgrades so I could compare stock specs to what I wanted to change.
I will agree that the site could be more informational, but other sites that appear to have more info also really have a heap of fluff. Everyone that really know giants already knows all about the maestro. Since the trance x did what they said it does, I didn't look at another giant until they made a tx 29er. They explained what they did to the 29er to make it "work", I trusted them and bought one without a test ride after testing the trek rf. I did not make a mistake. The hate is lost on me.
Horros -- your statements are awash in hypocrisy and irony; you say Giant uses big flashy words to sell their product, implying that people who buy Giants are probably being bamboozled and then say other companies doing the same to you with visuals and impressive fake scientific charts or diagrams/whatnots aren't, and that is why you, who self professed has the creamiest of the creamy high class tastes, think they are better brands. (I'd just stop)
My apologies, I'll stop here then.