Which Full Suspension

Discuss the eternal "Which fork/bike/tyres should I buy?" questions.
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Re: Which Full Suspension

Postby supersonic » Sat Nov 03, 2012 19:49 pm

No more arguing. Back to the topic. Next person to go OT or flame in this thread will be warned, then banned.

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Re: Which Full Suspension

Postby kernowhills » Sat Nov 03, 2012 21:09 pm

Ok please no more replies I don't want this to be just a slagging match, Life is to short!!

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Re: Which Full Suspension

Postby supersonic » Sat Nov 03, 2012 21:17 pm

It won't be a slagging match anymore; please ask questions and they will be answered constructively.

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Re: Which Full Suspension

Postby kernowhills » Sat Nov 03, 2012 21:59 pm

Thank you supersonic.

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Re: Which Full Suspension

Postby Kirklet » Sun Nov 04, 2012 15:39 pm

cooldad wrote:
paul.skibum wrote:As a general tip - a link to each of the bikes would help people make any comments on spec comparisons and so on without havign to go hunting for themselves.

This. If you can't be bothered....


This is the sort of nonsense reply you often get when asking a perfectly valid question on this forum. There simply is no need but site admins simply aren't bothered by this type of behaviour/reply and discourages involvement of many people.

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Re: Which Full Suspension

Postby supersonic » Sun Nov 04, 2012 15:51 pm

Have you not read what I just put? The Admins are bothered, which is why I called an end to it. Also, if the admins miss a post, please use the report button. This is the last I want to hear from it in this thread, the next person to post off topic will be banned. Please address the original question.

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Re: Which Full Suspension

Postby Chunkers1980 » Sun Nov 04, 2012 15:54 pm

You should buy one of those down hill full suspension bikes, they are awesome, I love mine.

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Re: Which Full Suspension

Postby compo » Sun Nov 04, 2012 17:14 pm

Right, back to the point in hand.

After fumbling through all of the junk that has been written I've managed to assertain the OP wants a FS for about £2500 for general UK based work.

The Norco Lawman mentioned isn't a bad shout.
Also, I agree with not wanting a pull shock - PITA

If you are not averse to buying direct, go for a Canyon perhaps
http://www.canyon.com/_en/mountainbikes/bike.html?b=3042#tab-reiter2 or http://www.canyon.com/_en/mountainbikes/bike.html?b=3032#tab-reiter2 depending on travel wanted.
Yes I would 'big up' the Canyon after owning one, but they really are good value.

Also why not try the Ghost AMR 7500; it did well in the recent MBUK groupstest

If you want to stick to the original 3, my vote would be for the Lappiere, however this is only off spec, for I hav not ridden any of the three

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Re: Which Full Suspension

Postby kernowhills » Sat Dec 01, 2012 20:31 pm

kernowhills wrote:Hi all, I am looking at buying a full suspension, my height is 185cm or 6' 2" ish, weight 13 stone 2lb ish and have what I call normal reach/ arm lenght.

The bikes I'm looking at are all 2012 models they are as follows:

Scott Genius 30 Large
Cannondale Jekyll 3 Large
Lapierre zesty 514

Can anybody give me their thoughts of the above bikes whats good whats not? What needs upgrading? etc

Many thanks.


Well I've now purchased my new bike and its excellent, I bought a 2013 Lapierre Zesty 714, I upgraded some part when I ordered from Plymouth Cycle Scene fantastic service from them, I can recommend them for all your cycle needs.

Cycle scene done a fantastic deal when I upgraded!!

Parts upgraded are:

Easton Haven alloy bars to Haven carbon
XT Shifters to XTR
SLX front mech to XTR
XT chainset to XTR.
Changed from tubed to tubeless (this comes with all parts needed apart from sealant)
Also had XTR trail SPD pedals fitted.

The whole bike weighs just over 26lbs!

This bike not only looks fantastic it rides really well very pleased.


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