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General Discussion - Public Forum / Re: Commencal Vs Orbea
« Last post by feed on Today at 12:12:41 PM »
The Orbea is a great bike, the Commencal has tan wall tyres, 'nuff said....
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General Discussion - Public Forum / Re: Commencal Vs Orbea
« Last post by DaveS on 25, May, 2020, 09:25:28 PM »
The Commencal is 1,799 including VAT.

Irrespective, I'd be tending towards the Orbea. SLX groupset would be higher spec, and it's quality is pretty much XT with a bit of extra weight.
Other than that I'd try to get a demo, if it's in any way possible in the current climate. Bikeology in Naas and Rother in Phibsborough are both Orbea dealers, and if you're lucky they might have a demo bike in stock.
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General Discussion - Public Forum / Commencal Vs Orbea
« Last post by Bagdis on 25, May, 2020, 04:49:20 PM »
Hi Guys,


I am looking to buy a Hardtail bike and I have these two bikes on my mind and I am looking to get some recommendations;

META HT AM ESSENTIAL 2020 - 1,499 specs ; [size=78%]https://www.commencal-store.co.uk/meta-ht-am-essential-c2x29150736[/size]


[/size]ORBEA LAUFEY H 10 2020 - 1,599 specs; [size=78%][/size]https://www.orbea.com/ie-en/bicycles/mountain/laufey/cat/laufey-h10[size=78%]



Which one do you think has better specs, or maybe yous have any other recommendations?


Thanks[/i]
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General Discussion - Public Forum / Re: Slieve bloom
« Last post by saccades on 20, May, 2020, 11:55:17 AM »
It's always hard to estimate these things in fairness. Sure a lap of Balinastoe can be done in 40 min but I've been with beginners who struggled to do it in 3 hours.


I know I'm late to this party but the slowest I ever did it - and I was savagely ill but had a pass out that I was using - was two hours non-stop.


First gear all the way and freewheeled as I had no strength.


Since then I use this as a marker for mates who I'm taking out. over 2 hours, go work on your strength.
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Tech Talk - Public / Re: Entry level Inexpensive Road Bikes
« Last post by liam on 19, May, 2020, 01:32:50 PM »
Well let me know if this is any interest to you.


Thanks Dave.


http://madmtb.com/forum/index.php?topic=2077.0
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Tech Talk - Public / Re: Entry level Inexpensive Road Bikes
« Last post by saccades on 19, May, 2020, 11:27:36 AM »
Hiya,


I do quite a bit of road riding and the usual suspects at this price point rule.


Decathlon - Triban
Halfords - Boardman
Pinnacle
Vitus


Diamondback have upped their game in the last few years but I'm not familiar with their road range.


I've never heard of Vilano, it sounds like you are US based? if so you might bet better answers asking a US based website and not an Irish one.
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Tech Talk - Public / Re: Entry level Inexpensive Road Bikes
« Last post by DaveS on 17, May, 2020, 06:51:22 PM »
I'd have a chat with Liam here on the forum, I believe he has a Planet-X road bike for sale?


[Updated] Ooops, my bad - I skimmed over you're question a little fast.
Not sure on either bike, or new bikes in that price-range. But I would be thinking that the lower your budget is the more I'd be thinking of looking into good second hand bikes.
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Tech Talk - Public / Entry level Inexpensive Road Bikes
« Last post by Npada on 17, May, 2020, 04:45:24 PM »
I'm in the market for a $400 - $900 road bike and am wondering if anyone can offer a recommendation in this price range. I have read great reviews on the Vilano Forza 3.0 and the Diamondback Century 2.
Any recommendations from real riders will be a great help.
Thank you.
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General Discussion - Public Forum / Re: Which 11 Speed Chain?
« Last post by DaveG on 11, May, 2020, 07:17:17 PM »
KMC have never let me down for chains, good value for money too.Haven't gone beyond 10 speed though.
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General Discussion - Public Forum / Re: Which 11 Speed Chain?
« Last post by DaveS on 11, May, 2020, 03:56:55 PM »
I'd be expecting that you should be getting 5 or 10 times more life span than that. Just give it a good degrease and re-lube and it should last a lot longer.

To answer your question though, both Shimano and SRAM have 11-speeds with Quick-Link/Power-Link which should be fine, no need to go exotic. In my experience the weakest part of the chain is where you join it, which is why I mention the links.
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