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Jonny

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Re: New Bike: Advice needed...
« Reply #15 on: 15, April, 2017, 04:32:46 PM »
Cheers guys. Yt and canyon are definitely at the top end of my list . They usually have offers too which makes it even harder to resist. I'm still keeping an open mind though besides all the biased opinions - keep them coming by the way. As I often say at work " I feel a spreadsheet coming on".
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Re: New Bike: Advice needed...
« Reply #16 on: 15, April, 2017, 07:03:07 PM »
I was torn between yt canyon and giant and went for giant reign. What swayed it for me was life time warranty on frame, service network and price was the cheapest due to discount I got and fx rate as was buying abroad. Also wanted shimano spec and not sram as easier servicing bleeding brakes etc I do myself. There are no bad bikes these days so try as many as you can and you can't go wrong

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Re: New Bike: Advice needed...
« Reply #17 on: 15, April, 2017, 10:01:52 PM »
Speaking of Giant bikeology have a savage deal on a Trance SX at the moment.


Your head must be wrecked with all these suggestions haha
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Jonny

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Re: New Bike: Advice needed...
« Reply #18 on: 15, April, 2017, 10:59:47 PM »
Absolutely melted !!!
I have literally spent all day trawling through bike sites and I'm even less clear and more fussy . Grrrrrrrrr.
Anyone ride a radon ?
Is boost a factor worth considering ?
Fox or rockshox ?
The list goes on and on....



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Re: New Bike: Advice needed...
« Reply #19 on: 16, April, 2017, 12:01:35 AM »
Nigey has a radon, I was very close to getting one, has a bit more travel than the jeffsey.
You wont get much better value for money for the price of the radon.

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Re: New Bike: Advice needed...
« Reply #20 on: 16, April, 2017, 07:47:15 AM »
Johhny just to melt your head some more  ;D ;D ;D


I'll give you Johnbellings unbiased opinion look at the propain


Radons do look good value though


personally I like to buy local though because when something goes wrong (which happens ask Liam ) you can take it back to the shop as opposed to sending it back.


Did you look at the Mondrakers hehehehehe




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Re: New Bike: Advice needed...
« Reply #21 on: 16, April, 2017, 10:39:02 AM »
loads of options and very few "bad" bikes been made now it seems .
i went with a Whyte  t130 crs, all the reviews raved about it and ive been impressed so far although not getting to use it much   .
i was seriously thinking of the jeffsey but they were out of stock /plus bike to work wouldn't have been an option.

http://www.bikeradar.com/mtb/gear/category/bikes/mountain-bikes/full-suspension/product/review-whyte-t-130-rs-49985/

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Re: New Bike: Advice needed...
« Reply #22 on: 16, April, 2017, 12:36:51 PM »
Jesus Dom. You trying to bankrupt me ..
Thanks Eric . The T130 just became a contender for my hard earned cash.


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Re: New Bike: Advice needed...
« Reply #23 on: 02, May, 2017, 07:42:45 PM »
Have you bought anything yet?? If not just a quick question.  Are you going to race the enduro  series? If so then fire ahead and get a 150mm beast.  If not, then why buy an "enduro" bike? Sure we'd all love a dozen different bikes but ask most if the lads who posted already have they maxed out any of their bikes? Or even come close to the bike not being up to the job/trail you're on? I'd guess the answer is probably no. Just ride the bejaysus out of your anthem and enjoy yourself, spend your money on a big holiday!

2nd. If you want yet another opinion on what to buy, I've a Cotic Solaris with 120mm fork and I've no difficulty keeping with lads on far bigger/better bikes.

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Re: New Bike: Advice needed...
« Reply #24 on: 03, May, 2017, 11:27:25 AM »
Hey Conor, fair points although 120/29er is probably a bit more capable than a 100mm/27.5, plus your a lot more capable than I am.
I don't intend to race but I am finding myself shying away from some of the more aggressive spins. I love the Anthem but staring at the top of my front wheel on tricky descents is becoming a pain - yes my ability is a factor in that but a bike with a bit more oomph will make it more enjoyable and help build confidence I reckon at least. I have the bug now so turning back is unlikely , the kids are just going to have to wait till next year to go to Mosney :-)

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Re: New Bike: Advice needed...
« Reply #25 on: 03, May, 2017, 01:07:59 PM »
Out of interest, have you looked at a Vitus Escarpe or Sommet? Very competitively priced, and come with builds to rival much more expensive bikes.


http://vitusbikes.com/2017-products/


I have an 2013 Sommet (26" wheels!) and I love it. Climbs as good as my fitness allows, and class on the descents too. I haven't been on a trail yet where I felt under-biked. The new models are 650b and theres an Escarpe 29er option too. I found the Chain Reaction customer service great with any questions I ever had too.

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Re: New Bike: Advice needed...
« Reply #26 on: 03, May, 2017, 08:52:23 PM »
Thanks Will. I'll check those out.


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Re: New Bike: Advice needed...
« Reply #27 on: 05, May, 2017, 09:45:03 AM »
Canyon have discounts on selected models at the moment Jonny.

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Re: New Bike: Advice needed...
« Reply #28 on: 05, May, 2017, 11:15:26 AM »
Thanks Steven . The one I'm most interested in is still full price at the moment. I'm keeping a close eye on it though. They are always doing deals, hopefully it's just a matter of time .


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Re: New Bike: Advice needed...
« Reply #29 on: 05, May, 2017, 07:57:59 PM »
You only live once Jonny !!!
Live life to the Max and have no regrets !
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