£450 to £600 Hardtail Mountain Bike

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£450 to £600 Hardtail Mountain Bike

Postby john10012 » Sat Oct 06, 2012 23:54 pm

What is the best Hardtail Mountain Bike betweem the following:

Genesis 26.2
Specialized Rockhopper 2012
Decathalon Btwin Rockrider 8.1
Scott Aspect 630 2013

Any others you'd recommend I look at? Looking for something that can handle steep ascents and descents, lightweight, reasonably good forks and good value for money.

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Re: £450 to £600 Hardtail Mountain Bike

Postby waby1234 » Sun Oct 07, 2012 07:23 am

viewtopic.php?f=20005&t=12875967

RR is excellent VFM and would be my choice. Also try the Voodoo Hoodoo. That's the stock answer.
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Re: £450 to £600 Hardtail Mountain Bike

Postby cooky73 » Sun Oct 07, 2012 08:35 am

I went for a KHS Alite 2000 and am happy so far.

http://www.khsbikes.co.uk/bikes/khs-alite-2000


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Re: £450 to £600 Hardtail Mountain Bike

Postby benpinnick » Sun Oct 07, 2012 09:21 am

£499, not the 850 model
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Re: £450 to £600 Hardtail Mountain Bike

Postby The Rookie » Sun Oct 07, 2012 10:09 am

RRP is still £650, and from what I've seen of RST air forks I'd steer clear....

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Re: £450 to £600 Hardtail Mountain Bike

Postby felix.london » Sun Oct 07, 2012 10:23 am

If you could stretch your budget by another £130ish the Radon ZR Team 7.0 looks like amazing spec & weight for the money.

http://www.bike-discount.de/shop/k1830/a58206/zr-team-7-0.html?mfid=52
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Re: £450 to £600 Hardtail Mountain Bike

Postby john10012 » Sun Oct 07, 2012 11:56 am

waby - unfortunately the hoodoo is unavailable to me as it is only sold through halfords which are not part of the cyclescheme that my employer uses. Good bike granted though a little on the heavy side, I do like the colour of it a lot and would be tempted if it was available but for the weight.

Would be interested to fill in the gaps on weight for the below:

[s]Radon ZR Team 7.0 - Weight??? (Is this available through Cyclescheme?)[/s]
Genesis 26.2 Weight???
Specialized Rockhopper 2012 29.3Lbs / 13.32KG?
Decathalon Btwin Rockrider 8.1 Weight???
Scott Aspect 630 2013 13.6KG / 30Lbs

Cheers,

John
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Re: £450 to £600 Hardtail Mountain Bike

Postby john10012 » Sun Oct 07, 2012 12:06 pm

Looks like the Radon ZR is way out of my price range though weight looks excellent. Not sure on the rest of the spec as I can't read Jerry. What kind of fork are they using is it any good? Will have to cross that off the list.

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Re: £450 to £600 Hardtail Mountain Bike

Postby cooky73 » Sun Oct 07, 2012 12:11 pm

KHS is £499 direct from KHS.

I'm a beginner so couldn't tell you if the fork was rubbish or not, just read the decent review and liked the weight compared to the Voodoo.

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Re: £450 to £600 Hardtail Mountain Bike

Postby john10012 » Sun Oct 07, 2012 12:16 pm

cooky73 wrote:KHS is £499 direct from KHS.

I'm a beginner so couldn't tell you if the fork was rubbish or not, just read the decent review and liked the weight compared to the Voodoo.


What is the weight of that one?

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Re: £450 to £600 Hardtail Mountain Bike

Postby cooky73 » Sun Oct 07, 2012 12:21 pm

12.1kg / 26.75lbs for 17" according to What Moutain Bike?

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Re: £450 to £600 Hardtail Mountain Bike

Postby Rawkrider » Tue Oct 09, 2012 18:55 pm

RR is 12.85 kg (I think that's for an M size frame).

I can thoroughly recommend the 8.1. I love mine anyway.

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Re: £450 to £600 Hardtail Mountain Bike

Postby swardchill » Wed Oct 10, 2012 06:41 am

http://www.bike-discount.de/shop/a58202/zr-team-6-0.html

On special today, I doubt there is a better bike to be had for £600.00

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Re: £450 to £600 Hardtail Mountain Bike

Postby felix.london » Wed Oct 10, 2012 07:41 am

only 20 & 22" available but yes - absolute bargain!
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Re: £450 to £600 Hardtail Mountain Bike

Postby Rushmore » Wed Oct 10, 2012 15:44 pm

http://www.bike-discount.de/shop/k1830/ ... m-6-0.html

this...

{edit} - This is the same link as the one 2 posts above..

But it's the best you can get.. incredible spec... for the money of course..
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Re: £450 to £600 Hardtail Mountain Bike

Postby felix.london » Wed Oct 10, 2012 15:46 pm

Rushmore wrote:http://www.bike-discount.de/shop/k1830/a58202/zr-team-6-0.html

this...

{edit} - This is the same link as the one 2 posts above..

But it's the best you can get.. incredible spec... for the money of course..


What this?? :wink:

swardchill wrote:http://www.bike-discount.de/shop/a58202/zr-team-6-0.html

On special today, I doubt there is a better bike to be had for £600.00
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