Help with bike buying options!

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Help with bike buying options!

Postby mavman46 » Wed Sep 26, 2012 11:29 am

My budget is 800,I am gonna ride trails and forest tracks no heavy jumps etc ,I like the voodoo hoodoo at 475,also I can get a commencal 4.1 for 750 fullsuss ,please advise on best option as I don't want to make a costly mistake ,I broke my back 12 years ago and just getting back into biking hence why I am considering a full suss obv used one for that price.

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Re: which one

Postby The Rookie » Wed Sep 26, 2012 13:41 pm

The Boardman FS are highly rated as well, Link to the Commie please as 4.1 is misleading!

No need for an FS for the usage you describe really, just get your bum off the saddle when it gets a bit rougher!

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Re: which one

Postby chez_m356 » Wed Sep 26, 2012 16:22 pm

mavman46 wrote:My budget is 800,I am gonna ride trails and forest tracks no heavy jumps etc ,I like the voodoo hoodoo at 475,also I can get a commencal 4.1 for 750 fullsuss ,please advise on best option as I don't want to make a costly mistake ,I broke my back 12 years ago and just getting back into biking hence why I am considering a full suss obv used one for that price.

new ones ( FS ) can be found, obviously depends what size you need http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/Mode ... elID=67801
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khs airlite 2000sl

Postby mavman46 » Thu Sep 27, 2012 18:12 pm

anyone have 1 of these ,i am thinking of getting one ,budget is £800,im looking for a decent hardtail .

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Re: khs airlite 2000sl

Postby The Rookie » Thu Sep 27, 2012 19:12 pm

Did well in the recent MBUK £700-100 test, in fact it finished second, only just behind the Boardman team which pipped it as being more Trail (centre) orientated where they felt the KHS was more 'XC race' orientated.

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down to 2

Postby mavman46 » Sun Sep 30, 2012 17:50 pm

ok heres my shortlist of 2 ,the khs 2000 or the saracen mantra ,whats do you think best value.
heres the link //www.saracen.co.uk/b kes/trail/mantra-pro http://www.khsbikes.co.uk/bikes/khs-alite-2000 cool iy guys
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Re: down to 2

Postby Chunkers1980 » Sun Sep 30, 2012 17:54 pm

Links may help, what do you think?

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Re: down to 2

Postby waby1234 » Sun Sep 30, 2012 18:37 pm

What for, how much, from whom?
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Re: down to 2 links added

Postby mavman46 » Sun Sep 30, 2012 18:42 pm

links added to 1st post .

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Re: down to 2

Postby waby1234 » Sun Sep 30, 2012 18:49 pm

1st link is dead.
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Re: down to 2

Postby mavman46 » Sun Sep 30, 2012 18:56 pm

links fixed :mrgreen:

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Re: down to 2

Postby cooldad » Sun Sep 30, 2012 19:46 pm

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£800 hardtail budget

Postby mavman46 » Sat Oct 06, 2012 11:39 am

im looking for a good new or second hand hardtail within this £800 budget,i like aggressive riding hence will be a small frame for my 29 inside leg ,im 5ft 8 btw,it will be used for forest trails ,glentress,the ochils hills where i live next to in Scotland ,what would you guys suggest i look at ,im in no hurry but my moneys burning a hole in my pocket .

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Re: £800 hardtail budget

Postby Berkshire Lewis » Sat Oct 06, 2012 12:05 pm

Have a look on this site some great spec bikes for a decent price

http://www.bike-discount.de/shop/k1830/ ... inium.html

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Radon ZR Team 7.0

Postby mavman46 » Sat Oct 06, 2012 12:21 pm

anyone got any of these bikes ,any good ,what do you think of spec wise for the money ?

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Re: Radon ZR Team 7.0

Postby supersonic » Sat Oct 06, 2012 13:25 pm

Just about the best spec you can get for the cash.

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Re: £800 hardtail budget

Postby broona » Sat Oct 06, 2012 13:25 pm

Over budget, but worth the extra IMHO, if I didn't already have too many bikes, I'd be buying one - http://www.on-one.co.uk/i/q/FBOOWHCAB/o ... _bike_2013

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Re: Radon ZR Team 7.0

Postby mavman46 » Sat Oct 06, 2012 13:42 pm

supersonic wrote:Just about the best spec you can get for the cash.

v the vitus blitz 2 for £750 ,what would you opt for supersonic?

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Re: Radon ZR Team 7.0

Postby swardchill » Sat Oct 06, 2012 17:25 pm

I have one and could not be happier, excellent build quality and excellent components apart from the pedals with look like they would be at home on a Tesco bike. Swapped mine for some Wellgo MG1. I was torn between the team 7.0 and the Race 6.0 that has the Fox forks (both of which were around the same price) but the team was more suited to what I used the bike for.

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Re: Radon ZR Team 7.0

Postby supersonic » Sat Oct 06, 2012 17:32 pm

The Vitus Blitz is a different sort of bike - full suspension, lower parts, heavier.


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