/ GT Avalanche 3.0 vs Giant Revel 1
i have a giant revel....not a bad bike. A little heavy and the forks are a bit nasty (though i have the 2012 model and they may be different.)
I have given it a bit of a pounding on some rocky trails out here and it has survived...so far.
To be honest though, i wish i had spent a little more...
I have a GT Avalanche. I think it's a great all around mtb, and a very good value. I don't know anything about the Giant, so can't compare it. I bought my Avalanche after geting one for my kid. Both have held up very well.
It's probably a question of going to a few bike shops and trying them out. Giant, GT, Specialized and Trek all have an offering at around this price. Also, I wouldn't dismiss Deathlon's own-brand bikes which tend to be very good value for money.
I got a cheap avalanche of wiggle (prob older model than your looking at0 - its good but heavy! compared to my road bike and cyclocross.
Pros - hydraulic discs, nice ride position
Cons - 30lbs!
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