Full sus £1500 limit

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bleasy
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Full sus £1500 limit

Postby bleasy » Sat Jan 12, 2013 13:42 pm

Thinking of adding a full sus to go with my blue pig, don't want to spend more than £1500 I'm happy to buy 2nd hand as I got my blue pig like that. Looking for a full sus with at least 140mm travel something that is great round trail centres but also stand abit of downhill and also a trip to the alps. Any suggestions please?

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Re: Full sus £1500 limit

Postby compo » Sat Jan 12, 2013 15:47 pm

Canyon

Or if you are capable of building yourself, I'm sure there's some lovely bargains to be had to go with the £600 Titus El Guapo frame from On One

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Re: Full sus £1500 limit

Postby Briggo » Sat Jan 12, 2013 16:12 pm

I'd go with the canyon al+ if you have to have 140mm travel but look at places like pauls cycles for much reduced 2011/2012 stock on certain brands, could get a good spec trance for that amount.

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Re: Full sus £1500 limit

Postby 97th choice » Sat Jan 12, 2013 16:42 pm

Saracen Ariel 141 worth a look, or the Vitus escarpe 2.
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Re: Full sus £1500 limit

Postby supersonic » Sat Jan 12, 2013 16:52 pm

GT Distortion? OK, is not 140mm travel, but is designed to be an allrounder with some tough parts.

http://www.tritoncycles.co.uk/m1b1s194p ... S_GB/26235

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Re: Full sus £1500 limit

Postby Bishbosh10 » Sat Jan 12, 2013 17:48 pm

Whatever Paul's Cycles has in stock that you like the look of.
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Re: Full sus £1500 limit

Postby andymc06 » Sat Jan 12, 2013 18:49 pm

I've got a 2011 Trance X3 which has been superb. 125mm travel but rides like it has more. Critically it pedals uphill brilliantly as well. Capable of conquering anything the UK trail centres have to offer. Good deals on Pauls cycles at the minute. The older models have held their prices because they are better spec'd than the newer equivalent.

Alternatively, Norco Sight 3, YT Industries Wicked. Canyon as mentioned.

Second hand you could pick up a Santa Cruz Nomad, Orange 5 or decent Stumpy/ Enduro.
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Re: Full sus £1500 limit

Postby hainman » Sun Jan 13, 2013 19:14 pm

http://www.decathlon.co.uk/rockrider-er ... 61007.html
I know they aren't everyone's cup of tea but they are well kitted out for the price.....I have the 9.1 and love it....
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Re: Full sus £1500 limit

Postby lawman » Sun Jan 13, 2013 19:19 pm

hainman wrote:http://www.decathlon.co.uk/rockrider-er1-id_8161007.html
I know they aren't everyone's cup of tea but they are well kitted out for the price.....I have the 9.1 and love it....


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Re: Full sus £1500 limit

Postby DanDax1990 » Sun Jan 13, 2013 21:09 pm

supersonic wrote:GT Distortion? OK, is not 140mm travel, but is designed to be an allrounder with some tough parts.

http://www.tritoncycles.co.uk/m1b1s194p ... S_GB/26235


Loving the look of that!

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Re: Full sus £1500 limit

Postby lawman » Sun Jan 13, 2013 22:05 pm

supersonic wrote:GT Distortion? OK, is not 140mm travel, but is designed to be an allrounder with some tough parts.

http://www.tritoncycles.co.uk/m1b1s194p ... S_GB/26235


Isn't that basically a slope bike with a dropper post and longer fork? The toptube looks rather short!

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Re: Full sus £1500 limit

Postby supersonic » Mon Jan 14, 2013 13:22 pm

Top tube is 600mm for the large. Seat angle 73, so the geo has been adapted to the fork.

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Re: Full sus £1500 limit

Postby RockmonkeySC » Mon Jan 14, 2013 20:48 pm

supersonic wrote:GT Distortion? OK, is not 140mm travel, but is designed to be an allrounder with some tough parts.

http://www.tritoncycles.co.uk/m1b1s194p ... S_GB/26235


Rode one of these, wicked bike. It takes abuse better than most 140mm bikes

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Re: Full sus £1500 limit

Postby bleasy » Sat Feb 02, 2013 16:40 pm

Def looking at canyons like the look of the nerve al+ 6.0 or if I can stretch the money al+ 7.0 or a strive al 7.0, also like the look of the yt industries wicked 170 or wicked comp. Other bikes I like are specialized stumpjumper fsr evo or the enduro comp, lapierre spicy 316 or zesty 216

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Re: Full sus £1500 limit

Postby supersonic » Sat Feb 02, 2013 17:30 pm

If you can, give them a test. if not, get the GT ;-)


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