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Recommend me a hard tail

Postby RandG » Mon Nov 19, 2012 21:47 pm

Looking at buying a hard tail to go with my FS. Most probably second hand given my budget for said bike is around £500.


So what am I gonna get for my £500 with good spec etc ??

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Re: Recommend me a hard tail

Postby supersonic » Mon Nov 19, 2012 21:48 pm

What sort of usage?

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Re: Recommend me a hard tail

Postby RandG » Mon Nov 19, 2012 21:56 pm

Apologies about posting in wrong section, noticed as soon as I posted it :roll:


Anyway, good question. landy track, local woods/paths etc local hills etc

btw, seen you're pinned topic above, but not for me.

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Re: Recommend me a hard tail

Postby cooldad » Mon Nov 19, 2012 22:28 pm

So what is for you?
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Re: Recommend me a hard tail

Postby Myster101 » Mon Nov 19, 2012 23:31 pm

Guessing something different than the pinned ones?
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Re: Recommend me a hard tail

Postby cooldad » Mon Nov 19, 2012 23:34 pm

You think so Sherlock? And you can obviously deduce different in what way?
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Re: Recommend me a hard tail

Postby Myster101 » Mon Nov 19, 2012 23:45 pm

Haha take it easy COOL...dad. The guy is looking for some recommendations on hard tails other than what has been posted before, as he stated. Maybe the only difference is he doesn't want Decathlon or Voodoo :mrgreen:
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Re: Recommend me a hard tail

Postby Unclejonny » Tue Nov 20, 2012 00:32 am

What about the KHS Alite 2000, out of stock till March but worth a look

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Re: Recommend me a hard tail

Postby The Rookie » Tue Nov 20, 2012 14:41 pm

RandG wrote:btw, seen you're pinned topic above, but not for me.

If you bothered the most cursory glance you'd see why, open it and it's even more obvious.

Suggest you loose some attitude as well, doesn't usually ellicit help!

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Re: Recommend me a hard tail

Postby RandG » Tue Nov 20, 2012 17:31 pm

The Beginner wrote:If you bothered the most cursory glance you'd see why, open it and it's even more obvious.

Suggest you loose some attitude as well, doesn't usually ellicit help!



I did open it :roll:


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Re: Recommend me a hard tail

Postby cooldad » Tue Nov 20, 2012 18:21 pm

cooldad wrote:So what is for you?
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Re: Recommend me a hard tail

Postby Cat With No Tail » Tue Nov 20, 2012 18:21 pm

The Beginner wrote:
RandG wrote:btw, seen you're pinned topic above, but not for me.

If you bothered the most cursory glance you'd see why, open it and it's even more obvious.

Suggest you loose some attitude as well, doesn't usually ellicit help!


I thought it was pretty clear he'd seen that thread but for whatever reason didn't fancy those bikes.

Tbh, you're the one coming across as having the attitude.

@ op - The ones in that thread are the ones people recommend at your price point because they offer the best vfm.

What don't you like about them? Be more specific than just "not for me". It's not particularly helpful when trying to find alternatives.

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Re: Recommend me a hard tail

Postby cooldad » Tue Nov 20, 2012 18:25 pm

That's what I said.
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cooldad wrote:So what is for you?
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Re: Recommend me a hard tail

Postby Cat With No Tail » Tue Nov 20, 2012 20:42 pm

cooldad wrote:That's what I said.
cooldad wrote:
cooldad wrote:So what is for you?


That's ok, ignore him, he's a douche anyway.

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Re: Recommend me a hard tail

Postby chez_m356 » Tue Nov 20, 2012 20:45 pm

Cat With No Tail wrote:@ op - The ones in that thread are the ones people recommend at your price point because they offer the best vfm.

he also said this
RandG wrote:Most probably second hand given my budget for said bike is around £500.
So what am I gonna get for my £500 with good spec etc ??
saying that, second hand prices vary, have a look on ebay at the £400/500 mark, since we have no idea what your taste is, or the size you require, it would be much easier for you pick a few and then ask "is this good value"
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Re: Recommend me a hard tail

Postby Shylock » Tue Nov 20, 2012 21:01 pm

Genesis Core

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Re: Recommend me a hard tail

Postby cooldad » Tue Nov 20, 2012 21:21 pm

No sh1t shylock.
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Re: Recommend me a hard tail

Postby cooldad » Tue Nov 20, 2012 21:21 pm

Well close enough, I've always wanted to say that.
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Re: Recommend me a hard tail

Postby RandG » Tue Nov 20, 2012 22:27 pm

Cooldad, I'm sure in real life, you're a pretty decent bloke, over the t'internet you come across as a right dick though :roll:


OK folks, the reason I say those bikes aren't for me, is probably due to the front forks, I'm no expert, hence why I ask so many questions (another coming up shortly)

The problem is I want the best kit I can get for around the money I have to spend, hence why I'm suggesting second hand. Ideally something like a trek 6 series or whatever is along those lines....I don't know what else there is along those lines.


So in answer to "what is mine" something with good air forks, and the rest half decent stuff as well... :lol:

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Re: Recommend me a hard tail

Postby cooldad » Tue Nov 20, 2012 22:41 pm

Nope I'm a cnut in real life too. You either got it or you don't.
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