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Old 11-29-2012, 03:52 PM
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Default 2013 Giant Revel 0 29er vs Merida Big Nine TFS 100 29er

Between the two 29ers, which one do you prefer?

2013 Giant Revel 0 29er:
Matte black, Gloss black
ALUXX-Grade Butted Aluminium
XCM V3 29" w/Lockout, 80mm
Acera M371 22/32/42
RD Deore, FD Acera
9-speed
Hydraulic Brakes

2013 Merida Big Nine TFS 100 29er:
Black, White/Blue
TFS-D Single
SR 29 XCM HLO 100
Shimano M171 42-34-24 CG
RD Deore, FD Alivio
8-speed
Hydraulic Brakes


Your thoughts on these two entry level 29ers would be highly appreciated.


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Old 11-29-2012, 06:28 PM
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Default Re: 2013 Giant Revel 0 29er vs Merida Big Nine TFS 100 29er

Giant Revel. The 9 speed clinches it for me. That aside from the fact that l have a Giant Revel 0 26er and am happy with it. Just upgrade your fork and wait til the other components conk out before any radical upgrades. Just the 2 cents from a newbie.

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Old 11-29-2012, 08:49 PM
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Giant Revel. The 9 speed clinches it for me. That aside from the fact that l have a Giant Revel 0 26er and am happy with it. Just upgrade your fork and wait til the other components conk out before any radical upgrades. Just the 2 cents from a newbie.
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Default Re: 2013 Giant Revel 0 29er vs Merida Big Nine TFS 100 29er

Giant Revel 0 for me. Saw this bike in Cartimar last August - i like the paint frame paint scheme and the drivetrain.

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Default Re: 2013 Giant Revel 0 29er vs Merida Big Nine TFS 100 29er

Are they selling the revel frame only? Im wondering if its ok to use 100mm fork on it, since the geonetry was made to work with 80mm

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Default Re: 2013 Giant Revel 0 29er vs Merida Big Nine TFS 100 29er

Thank you for all the input guys.

I saw a matte black revel 0 29er at ROX in global city and i liked it. :-) Too bad its only available in XS size. Im 5'6" and I think the S size suits me better.

+1 on Nyubie's comment.

I also share the same sentiment as Mahavishnu's. if ever i upgrade the fork with a 100mm travel, will it still be ok?

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Default Re: 2013 Giant Revel 0 29er vs Merida Big Nine TFS 100 29er

I'd go for Giant Revel 0...we have both bikes at home...the Merida TFS 100 also has a bit misfigured geometry...masyado mababa cockpit....8 speed lang din sya...



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Default Re: 2013 Giant Revel 0 29er vs Merida Big Nine TFS 100 29er

mga sir tanung ko lang po kung anung magandang size para sa height ko na 5-11~6ft po.im planning to get a Giant Revel 0 or 1 po.salamat po sa reply

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Default Re: 2013 Giant Revel 0 29er vs Merida Big Nine TFS 100 29er

Sir, try the medium or large size. I'm assuming you are referring to a revel 0 29er. I am 5'6" and owns a small size, matte black revel 0 29er. For an entry-level 29er, the revel 0 looks great and feels great riding it. :-)

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Good day po. Pabili pa lang po ako ng built bike balak ko po sana ang Giant Revel pero di ko pa alam kung ano magandang model para sa akin. Pa-advice naman po kung ano ok at kung magkano po. Salamat po.

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How much po ung dalawang bike na yan?

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I think Big Nine is lighter than the Revel. Geometry wise I prefer the Merida, lower center of gravity, thus more stable for a 29er. Difference bet 9-spd and 8-spd is negligible, only diff is 2-3 teeth and crucial only on very steep climbs.

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