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Giant Bowery FMX

Giant Bowery FMX
Giant is looking to jump into the fixed freestyle scene, so they’ve beefed up their Bowery with three-piece chromoly cranks and a tiny saddle. Throw in a short stem, riser bar and top-tube pad, and you’re poised to take over the market, right? Maybe not. It seems like most fixed freestyle riders still prefer steel over aluminum. That debate is far from settled, though. Watch for more coverage around Interbike time.

Via Prolly, via Cadence 120.

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  5. HarryAugust 25, 2009 at 8:27 am

    I’ve always been a fan of Giant, in that they provide a quality product with decent support for the same (or lower) price than big-box retailers, and their road and mountain bikes arguably take a back seat to no one. That being said, The dearth of steel in their lineup makes it highly unlikely that I’ll ever purchase one. Even Trek’s got whatever passes for the old Filmore these days.

  6. JeffAugust 25, 2009 at 9:02 am

    I wouldn’t place much weight in “fixed freestyle” riders still preferring steel over aluminum. They also prefer to ride the completely wrong bike and reinvent the wheel for what they’re interested in doing.

  7. Dan StanleyAugust 25, 2009 at 9:12 am

    The same people who will ride this bike are the same people that wear the really goofy hats on the ski hill, which says hey I’m trying, but please stay out of my way because I have no idea what I’m doing.

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  9. TerryAugust 25, 2009 at 6:56 pm

    Giant makes really nice BMX bikes. Maybe there was a mix-up in the blueprint department.

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