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    Helping others in getting their next steed... No regrets?

    Riding bud, who is currently on a '17 Trek Fuel Ex 8... has been hunting for the right second hand bike over the last month or so.

    Last night, he hit buy now - on a '15 Giant Reign Advanced 1.

    I'm pretty sure, I'm more stoked than he is o_0

    To be honest, I have been assisting him from the shadows i.e. sending him links to bikes I feel would be suitable for our local trails.

    He had his heart set on a '17 Giant Reign 2, as there have been a few listed over the last month or two. He missed out on one just prior to Xmas =(

    Now I'm crossing all my appendages & hoping he enjoys the bike.

    I'd be super gutted if he doesn't like the ride or if the bike turns out to be a lemon >.<

    Anyone ever regret helping a bud out... getting n+1??

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    I always loves spending my friends' money!
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    I just helped a friend by this bike for her hubby..she ended up picking it herself..but I gave her guidance..she doesn't know a thing about bikes...

    Will report later if any regrets
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    Giant Reign is a pretty nice bike. Set him up on some enduro/dh track where this bike will shine and he will probably love the bike!

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    The most important thing to helping a friend get the proper bike is, ask alot of questions. I have a bunch of guys I ride with, that have very different priorities in a bike than I do. For a year they had "this opinion, and that opinion" never asking me what I wanted or why. These are all good friends, and I appreciate their effort to help, but they never ask MY opinions. It was always "you have to buy this super bike or that super bike", never mentioning the superbike I would buy if I won the lottery. They really get caught up in modern geometry charts, carbon fiber, boost. None of which is important to me. My opinion, if you want to help someone buy a new bike, ASK alot of questions, maybe you will learn something about bikes, that is not on a shiny magazine cover or video. Maybe you will learn something about your friend, that you are currently missing out on.
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    Update:

    First ride on it yesterday & riding bud seems pretty chuffed ^^

    Although he did most of the last downhill in 130mm mode on his fork o_0

    Rear triangle has a few paint chips... but, m8 is a painter - so he'll do the touch up work.

    Bash guard was broken i.e. half of it was missing, which the seller failed to mention. M8 doesn't seem to fazed.

    All in all, I'm glad I helped him out. He'll do a little tweaking now to set it up how he likes.

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