Which Full Suspension

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Which Full Suspension

Postby kernowhills » Fri Nov 02, 2012 16:02 pm

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.

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Re: Which Full Suspension

Postby paul.skibum » Fri Nov 02, 2012 16:04 pm

I am not sure that posting the same question twice int he same da in the same forum is going to speed up the number of responses to your query. It will probably just p people off no?
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Re: Which Full Suspension

Postby kernowhills » Fri Nov 02, 2012 16:15 pm

paul.skibum wrote:I am not sure that posting the same question twice int he same da in the same forum is going to speed up the number of responses to your query. It will probably just p people off no?


Sorry if I've peed anybody off but my PC crashed and wasn't sure if my post sent! once again I'm very sorry :(
I hope someone could give me some good feedback on my question as well as tell me off for making a mistake!!!!

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Re: Which Full Suspension

Postby benpinnick » Fri Nov 02, 2012 16:16 pm

Personally Id have the zesty, Jekyll and then lastly the scott. Depends on the price though. 2012 models will start getting heavily discounted soon, so that might change my opinion alot. You are forgiven.
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Re: Which Full Suspension

Postby njee20 » Fri Nov 02, 2012 16:18 pm

Ride all 3, buy the one you like best, you'll get all manner of responses here, there's no clear 'best' .

I've ridden a Genius and was impressed.

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Re: Which Full Suspension

Postby paul.skibum » Fri Nov 02, 2012 16:41 pm

Fair enough. 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. eg Jekyll 3 http://www.cannondale.com/can/2013/bikes/mountain/overmountain/jekyll/jekyll-3

I don't have any personal experience of any of the bikes - the few reviews I have read of the Jekyll I really liked the sound of it, the spec on the 3 isn't too bad and the dual travel rear shock set up if you can get it right sounds fanatastic.

I personally hate Scott so I wouldn't even be looking at that but that's just me!

What sort of price are you looking at for each bike?
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Re: Which Full Suspension

Postby kernowhills » Fri Nov 02, 2012 17:39 pm

paul.skibum wrote:Fair enough. 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. eg Jekyll 3 http://www.cannondale.com/can/2013/bikes/mountain/overmountain/jekyll/jekyll-3

I don't have any personal experience of any of the bikes - the few reviews I have read of the Jekyll I really liked the sound of it, the spec on the 3 isn't too bad and the dual travel rear shock set up if you can get it right sounds fanatastic.

I personally hate Scott so I wouldn't even be looking at that but that's just me!

What sort of price are you looking at for each bike?


Thanks for all your replies so far. I have read some reviews on the bikes but was looking for others thoughts and if they have owned any of the bikes which might give the pro's and con's for each.
The price of each bike so far are as follows

Scott £2149, Jekyll £2399.95 and the Zesty £2899 all for size large.

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Re: Which Full Suspension

Postby dhooper7 » Fri Nov 02, 2012 18:02 pm

Are you not even going to consider the Specialized Enduro?

I only ask because I own one and love it. 160mm of travel and it does everything... I can power up hills, thrash down them, jump, drop and have even done a few uplift days.

The quality of the product and aftersale service is second to none with Specialized. Mind, I haven't had any reason to get in touch with them yet!
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Re: Which Full Suspension

Postby cooldad » Fri Nov 02, 2012 19:42 pm

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....
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Re: Which Full Suspension

Postby Kirklet » Fri Nov 02, 2012 22:36 pm

Ha ha, you can ask for advice but there's conditions you know !!!!?!?!? My god there's some uptight arseholes on cycling forums.

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Re: Which Full Suspension

Postby kernowhills » Fri Nov 02, 2012 23:17 pm

Kirklet wrote:Ha ha, you can ask for advice but there's conditions you know !!!!?!?!? My god there's some uptight arseholes on cycling forums.

I didn't realise there's conditions! Still I'm sure some people will give me some advise? Those people you mention I bet they are such a laugh to go for a ride with!!! Lol

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Re: Which Full Suspension

Postby cooldad » Fri Nov 02, 2012 23:22 pm

Kirklet wrote:Ha ha, you can ask for advice but there's conditions you know !!!!?!?!? My god there's some uptight arseholes on cycling forums.

And your sparkling little gem of useful advice is?
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Re: Which Full Suspension

Postby Myster101 » Fri Nov 02, 2012 23:30 pm

I have a Scott Genius MC 30 2008 and I love it. Being able to remotely alter the rear shock into 3 different modes is great. Can't comment on the other 2 bikes but as usual the bet wy, if possible, is to give them all a try.
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Re: Which Full Suspension

Postby cooldad » Fri Nov 02, 2012 23:31 pm

kernowhills wrote:
Kirklet wrote:Ha ha, you can ask for advice but there's conditions you know !!!!?!?!? My god there's some uptight arseholes on cycling forums.

I didn't realise there's conditions! Still I'm sure some people will give me some advise? Those people you mention I bet they are such a laugh to go for a ride with!!! Lol

There are no conditions, but if you post links to the actual bikes you are looking at, people can advise you on differences in spec etc.
As you can see from the massive response, Paulskibum may be right.
As for whether some of us are a laugh to ride with, you may never find out because I don't ride with gibbering idiots.
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Re: Which Full Suspension

Postby kernowhills » Fri Nov 02, 2012 23:56 pm

cooldad wrote:
kernowhills wrote:
Kirklet wrote:Ha ha, you can ask for advice but there's conditions you know !!!!?!?!? My god there's some uptight arseholes on cycling forums.

I didn't realise there's conditions! Still I'm sure some people will give me some advise? Those people you mention I bet they are such a laugh to go for a ride with!!! Lol

There are no conditions, but if you post links to the actual bikes you are looking at, people can advise you on differences in spec etc.
As you can see from the massive response, Paulskibum may be right.
As for whether some of us are a laugh to ride with, you may never find out because I don't ride with gibbering idiots.

I'm sorry you seem very upset? If this post upsets you so much why do you respond? All I'm asking is for people's feedback on the models I've mentioned if they have owned them and there comments, which you have done neither so why waste your time responding?
I would like to thank those that have given true comments so far I appreciate what you say.

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Re: Which Full Suspension

Postby dhooper7 » Sat Nov 03, 2012 00:37 am

Cooldad doesn't seem so cool...
Kernow, defo have a look round a bit more. The Enduro is a sweet bike.
You can go far wrong with any of your suggestions. Don't write off an Orange Alpine 160 or similar offerings travel-wise from Giant or Trek.
As has already been mentioned on here, try and get on a couple of them. See what you like.
If you can't do that then go for the Specialized!
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Re: Which Full Suspension

Postby kernowhills » Sat Nov 03, 2012 00:42 am

dhooper7 wrote:Cooldad doesn't seem so cool...
Kernow, defo have a look round a bit more. The Enduro is a sweet bike.
You can go far wrong with any of your suggestions. Don't write off an Orange Alpine 160 or similar offerings travel-wise from Giant or Trek.
As has already been mentioned on here, try and get on a couple of them. See what you like.
If you can't do that then go for the Specialized!

Thanks my friend. Which specialised enduro do you ride year model etc?

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Re: Which Full Suspension

Postby dhooper7 » Sat Nov 03, 2012 08:04 am

I've got a 2011 Enduro Comp. Picked it up in March for £1800 because the 2012 stuff had recently come out.
The new Enduro Comp has Fox 32 forks up front but arguably is the same everywhere else.
I love the SRAM drivetrain, always had Shimano in the past but SRAM is great, smooth gear changing. The Avid brakes are really sharp. Great tyres, not a single puncture in 6 months!
I'd would really have loved the next model up but it was out of my price range.

Specialized provide a lifetime warranty on their frames and also have a crash replacement service should you wrap it round a tree.
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Re: Which Full Suspension

Postby Kirklet » Sat Nov 03, 2012 08:18 am

cooldad wrote:
Kirklet wrote:Ha ha, you can ask for advice but there's conditions you know !!!!?!?!? My god there's some uptight arseholes on cycling forums.

And your sparkling little gem of useful advice is?


Ignore unhelpful bell ends like you in cycling forums.......

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Re: Which Full Suspension

Postby Kirklet » Sat Nov 03, 2012 08:24 am

dhooper7 wrote:I've got a 2011 Enduro Comp. Picked it up in March for £1800 because the 2012 stuff had recently come out.
The new Enduro Comp has Fox 32 forks up front but arguably is the same everywhere else.
I love the SRAM drivetrain, always had Shimano in the past but SRAM is great, smooth gear changing. The Avid brakes are really sharp. Great tyres, not a single puncture in 6 months!
I'd would really have loved the next model up but it was out of my price range.

Specialized provide a lifetime warranty on their frames and also have a crash replacement service should you wrap it round a tree.


This guy is the polar opposite of clowns like cooldad. Somebody asks a question, he spends 2 minutes of his life answering it using his experience and offering his opinion.
Cooldad, you're a numpty, I hope the puncture fairy visits you frequently.....


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