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    New question here. 2012 Commencal Supreme DH vs 2013 Giant Glory

    Hi all. Going to have to decide on a bike tonight and wanted some input!

    I will list the specs of both bikes, a mate told me that the commencal's had suffered from weak frame issues but does this have any merit to it?

    I already own the giant glory but have an offer on it for the exact asking price of the new bike essentially making it a free trade

    Giant Glory:
    2013 Giant Glory frame
    Boxxer RC / Yellow Spring
    Fox DHX 4.0 / 375ish Spring
    Zee Brakes w/ Zee Rotors, 203 & 180mm
    ****ty stock crankset with Crankbros 5050 Pedals
    Raceface Atlas 35mm DM Stem
    Dartmoor Lighting 800mm 35mm Bars
    Fizik Tundra 2 K:ium seat
    KMC x10SL chain
    Shimano 11-36 Cassette
    Zee Derailleur (top 3 gears locked out)
    Dartmoor Revolt v2 and DT Swiss EX500 rims
    Blackspire DER Guide
    Maxxis Minion 2.5 front + Maxxis Ardent 2.4 rear
    Tubed setup

    Commencal Supreme v3 (looks clean):
    Would be adding my own cockpit to this bike, its also the small things like the hope hubs I like on this bike.
    Parts Brand Model Additional info
    Frame Commencal Supreme DH v3 Frame Size: Large
    Rear Shock Fox Racing Shox DHX RC4 450 Foxshox Spring
    Fork Fox Racing Shox 40 FIT RC2 2013 w Blue Decals
    Headset Pro
    Handlebar Truvativ Boobar Black
    Stem Thomson Elite 10mm Drop Version
    Grips ODI Ruffian Lock-On Black
    Brakes Avid Code 203mm Rotors
    Brake Levers Avid Code
    Shifters SRAM X.0 10 Speed
    Rear Derailleur SRAM X.0 DH Black
    Chainguide ethirteen LG1+
    Cranks Truvativ Descendant DH Crankset 170mm
    Chainrings / Sprocket Truvativ 36t
    Bottom Bracket SRAM GXP
    Chain SRAM
    Cassette / Rear Cog SRAM 10 Speed
    Pedals Nukeproof Proton
    Front Rim FSA Gravity
    Rear Rim FSA Gravity
    Hubs Hope Pro 2 Evo Black
    Spokes Other Black
    Front Tire Maxxis Minion DHF
    Rear Tire Maxxis Minion DHF

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    Have you ridden both, and do they fit equally well? Commencal are kind of notorious for small bikes, especially a few years ago when they only had 2 sizes, they called M and L but they were more like other companies XS and S.

    Other than that, the Commencal has better suspension, your Giant has better brakes (my opinion, and it's slight; Codes are pretty good and new Zee brakes don't cost so much as to let that make your decision). And is a year newer, and you know how its been maintained.
    To me it would come down to mostly the fork, assuming both frames fit. The Boxxer RC is a huge POS, that Fox... well I don't really know, but it has to be better than the RC. Everything else is mostly a lateral move.

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