Edinburgh Bicycle Co-op - best bike?

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Edinburgh Bicycle Co-op - best bike?

Postby Grae » Wed Jan 02, 2013 22:35 pm

I'm restricted to buying through the Edinburgh Bicycle Co-op due to our cycle to work scheme.

Can anyone advise on what looks good for £1k from their range at the moment? Not a huge amount to choose from but want to get the most for my money. Not bothered about full suss obviously at that price unless there's something good in the sale.

Looking to go down and try a few out but want to try and narrow it down to 2-3 first.

Cheers :mrgreen:

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Re: Edinburgh Bicycle Co-op - best bike?

Postby mcnultycop » Wed Jan 02, 2013 22:42 pm

As we don't know where and how you want to ride, you might not get a sensible answer, but for £100 over budget I'd get this.


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Re: Edinburgh Bicycle Co-op - best bike?

Postby Grae » Wed Jan 02, 2013 22:46 pm

will look at that cheers. I'm 5'10" so may be a bit big but looks like a good deal.

I'm mostly riding trail centres (Llandegla, Delamere etc) but looking to do more XC and day long rides

Currently riding an old 2005 Specialized Hardrock Sport with a knackered fork and no disc brakes so anything is going to be good in comparison!

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Re: Edinburgh Bicycle Co-op - best bike?

Postby MTBUK » Wed Jan 02, 2013 23:37 pm

I'd say either the Focus fot full suss .... or Genisis or giant for hard-tail
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Postby oodboo » Thu Jan 03, 2013 00:17 am

I got last years focus blackforest 2 29er on b2w. Been more than happy with it but the forks are a lower spec on that 2013 model.
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Re: Edinburgh Bicycle Co-op - best bike?

Postby imarkjones1981 » Thu Jan 03, 2013 08:20 am

MTBUK wrote:I'd say either the Focus fot full suss .... or Genisis or giant for hard-tail

Why ? Two different types of bike for very different ridin !!

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Postby imarkjones1981 » Thu Jan 03, 2013 08:21 am

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Re: Edinburgh Bicycle Co-op - best bike?

Postby winter zombie » Thu Jan 03, 2013 11:03 am

i would also say go for this
http://www.edinburghbicycle.com/product ... er-comp-12

its a tiny bit over your budget but for me the Specialized Camber Comp '12 has 120mm travel from a RockShox Recon Silver TK Solo Air. most of the other bikes only have 80 or 100mm. some of the other bikes have a better spec in places. but if you want a bike that can ""ride anywhere,do anything" kind of attitude then go for the Specialized Camber Comp. you can always upgrade the parts as time goes on.

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Postby oodboo » Thu Jan 03, 2013 12:23 pm

Can't go over budget on b2w usually.
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Re: Edinburgh Bicycle Co-op - best bike?

Postby MTBUK » Thu Jan 03, 2013 14:23 pm

imarkjones1981 wrote:
MTBUK wrote:I'd say either the Focus fot full suss .... or Genisis or giant for hard-tail

Why ? Two different types of bike for very different ridin !!



he did say he might be interested in full suss if the price is right...... hence why i mentionned a choice of h/t and f/s .............. numb tard!!
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Postby LJ. » Thu Jan 03, 2013 14:36 pm

That over the specialized http://www.edinburghbicycle.com/product ... them-x4-12 probaby not in your size though? Nothing really grabs me as a good deal maybe http://www.edinburghbicycle.com/product ... -3-0-xt-13

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Postby Grae » Thu Jan 03, 2013 16:05 pm

Lots to look at there cheers. I'm also struggling to see anything that looks like a good deal aside from last years stuff on clearance - which, being average size, is hard to get something in my fit.

I think c2w might be a restriction. But I'm wondering if they might be open to some haggling? Anyone tried before? Really like the look of the Spesh and Giant full sussers.

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Postby CB75 » Thu Jan 03, 2013 18:31 pm

Having looked at whats available from that particular shop i would go for the 2012 cannondale trail sl1 on sale from 999 to 699 and then use the rest of the money for new helmet/ clothing etc. But thats just me! I dont know if you are aware but usually through cyclescheme if you buy a sale bike the shop will usually add 10% of the sale price back on. Im onto my third cyclesceme bike and all have been sale bikes. Saved a lot of money!

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Re: Edinburgh Bicycle Co-op - best bike?

Postby imarkjones1981 » Thu Jan 03, 2013 20:42 pm

keep calling me names.........and someone's gunna get BOSTED!

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Re: Edinburgh Bicycle Co-op - best bike?

Postby Lapierre only » Fri Jan 04, 2013 20:34 pm

MTBUK wrote:
imarkjones1981 wrote:
MTBUK wrote:I'd say either the Focus fot full suss .... or Genisis or giant for hard-tail

Why ? Two different types of bike for very different ridin !!



he did say he might be interested in full suss if the price is right...... hence why i mentionned a choice of h/t and f/s .............. numb tard!!


Makes sense to insult people don't it ? I take it you know everything about bikes...the way you talk...try riding your bike and enjoying it instead of picking fault with everything.....same troll and all that

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Re: Edinburgh Bicycle Co-op - best bike?

Postby chez_m356 » Sat Jan 05, 2013 00:54 am

Grae wrote:Lots to look at there cheers. I'm also struggling to see anything that looks like a good deal aside from last years stuff on clearance - which, being average size, is hard to get something in my fit.

I think c2w might be a restriction. But I'm wondering if they might be open to some haggling? Anyone tried before? Really like the look of the Spesh and Giant full sussers.

from there site
You cannot spend more than the maximum value of Hire by paying additional money to Edinburgh Bicycle.
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Postby Grae » Sat Jan 05, 2013 10:10 am

chez_m356 wrote:from there site
You cannot spend more than the maximum value of Hire by paying additional money to Edinburgh Bicycle.


Well spotted. That's that idea out the window. Looks like I can't even get a bike less than £1k with a good frame and upgrade the fork with the rest as they sayits safety equipment only.

Back to the drawing board!

What does everyone think of the fill suss focus (super bud 3.0). Could upgrade the fork with my own cash maybe.

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Postby Grae » Sat Jan 05, 2013 10:11 am

Also what's the difference between Deore, slx and xt kit?

Lots of questions!

Cheers. :D

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Re: Edinburgh Bicycle Co-op - best bike?

Postby Greer_ » Sat Jan 05, 2013 11:21 am

Nothing wrong with deore, it's nice and it works well, SLX and XT is going up the range and gets lighter and better. For a hard tail at that price, i'd want a mix of SLX and XT. For a full suss, i'd be happy with deore/SLX. (that or SRAM equivalents)

Now PLEASE ask another question before a SRAM/Shimano etc debate starts!!


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