upgrade or buy new

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cruisindeuce
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upgrade or buy new

Postby cruisindeuce » Sun Jun 26, 2011 19:13 pm

i am just getting back into mtbing after 10 yrs or so and still have my old rigid Saracen Hardtrax, rim brakes and all. is it possible to upgrade this dinosaur or shall i spend my £750 on a new hardtail

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Pudseyp
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Postby Pudseyp » Sun Jun 26, 2011 21:55 pm

To be honest for £750 you wil get a nice shiney new HT !! as they say you can't polish a turd...

This is a stonker for the money....
http://www.canyon.com/_uk/mountainbikes ... tml?b=2051
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Postby android125 » Mon Jun 27, 2011 01:56 am

What he said...

Spend your funds on a shiny new Hardtail like one of these below. A list I found on the net somewhere..... :D

Top 10 Best Hardtail MTB
1. Specialized Rockhopper SL Hardtail Mountain Bike
2. Boardman Pro Hardtail Bike
3. Voodoo Bokor Hardtail Mountain Bike
4. Genesis Core 20 Hardtail Bike
5. Carrera Fury hardtail mountain bike
6. Cannondale Trail SL 5 Hardtail Bike
7. Lapierre Tecnic 500 Hardtail Mountain Bike
8. Specialized Hardrock disc Hardtail bike 2010
9. Gary Fisher Wahoo Disc Hardtial Mountain Bike 2010
10. Carrera Kraken Hardtail Bike
Lets Ride!!
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Pudseyp
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Postby Pudseyp » Mon Jun 27, 2011 08:16 am

The Canyon is way better than the list above it has a £220 fork a better groupset and finishing kit don't know how they can build it for that....plus you get a shock pump. It costs £15 for a re-usable bike box and £35 for delivery...so £50 under budget..
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If the world was flat, I wouldn't be riding !

cruisindeuce
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Postby cruisindeuce » Tue Jun 28, 2011 12:28 pm

thanx , appreciate the advice


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