Have you ridden them both? The Giant is better specd, nicer fork, brakes, etc. Ride them both and decide, both are Quality bikes with nice frames worth hanging upgrades on.
Good luck and enjoy the hunt.
Unfortunately no, I haven't.
Neither shop is conducive for a test ride,
although I may be able to get on the F5.
Most of the shops around here have very limited supplies of bikes
and aren't located in places convenient for riding i.e. downtown.
That is why I'm relying heavily on the advice of others for this purchase.
Thanks for yours. I, too, am leaning towards the Giant.
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