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G'day everyone, another of the which Mountain bike should I get post...
It's mostly for short commutes (less than 10km round trip) and the occasional off-road trekking.

I'm tossing up between:

Giant Boulder 2009 Disc for $659aus
http://www.woolyswheels.com/listman/listings/l0458.html

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Scott Aspect 55 for $648aus
http://www.cellbikes.com.au/p_2803_SCOTT__2009_SCOTT_ASPECT_55__Cheap_Scott_Mountain_Bikes

Is there anything else I should consider around the same price point?

And is it worth while spending an extra $150 to get the Scott Aspect 45 with better Shimano gear and the Hydraulic Disc brakes?

Cheers!
 

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What shimano gears for the upgrade? And what brand are the hydros? Generally shimano make good hydros. Good hydros (over mech discs) generally provide better modulation.
 

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G'day mate!
i have mates that have aspect 45 and 55s. Everyone had a ride each and it comes down to the 45 thats for comfi overall.
So yes its worth the 150bucks more.
 

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Yeh i'll be riding in Sydney traffic, which is notoriously bad.

Both the Scott 55 and Giant mechanical discs are Shimano BR-M416 Mechanical Disc, while the Scott 45 is Shimano BR-M486 Hydraulic Disc

The main differences with the Shimano gear from the Scott 55 to the 45 (respectively) are:

Shifters: Shimano ST-EF50-8R / Shimano SL-M360 R-fre plus
Front Derailleur: Shimano FD-TY 10 / Shimano Aluts FD-M310/ 31.8mm
Rear Derailleur: Shimano Acera RD-M360 / Shimano Deore RD-M531

Other than that the stock gear is basically the same.
So what do ya reckon? Giant or Scott? Others?
Is the extra $150aus for the Aspect 45 worth it?
 

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Also want to get some good slick road tires for the bike, whats recommended for city roads?

Thanks yo's any advice appreciated :thumbsup:
 
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