Carbon Hardtail

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Carbon Hardtail

Postby gavinar » Thu Dec 20, 2012 15:19 pm

Hi guys & girls i am new to the forum and would like some help and advice . I am looking to buy a new hardtail mountain bike and have narrowed the choices down to 3 different bikes, Cannondale flash carbon 3 , Specialized stumpy carbon evo, or onone carbon race xt . All are 29ers and latest 2013 models . Any thoughts on which one to go for ?
I will be using for a little commute so lockout option on front fork a good option , along with messing about on trails in woods etc. Finally i really appreciate the asthetics of a bike . I have not been riding for about 6 years , my last bike was a cannondale hardtail with a headshox cadd 5 i think , before that had a specialized rockhopper so have experience of both brands and liked them both. Seen the on one bike but don't know much about them . I have heard that the equipment you get is better value for the money and i thought they looked lovely but no other knowledge. Any advice greatly appreciated. Gavin

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Re: Carbon Hardtail

Postby supersonic » Thu Dec 20, 2012 15:31 pm

Have you got links to the bikes?

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Re: Carbon Hardtail

Postby Stu Coops » Thu Dec 20, 2012 17:36 pm

Take a look at the Scott Scale 20 i know it's a 26" wheel but they are a fantastic bike and light
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Re: Carbon Hardtail

Postby chez_m356 » Thu Dec 20, 2012 18:24 pm

supersonic wrote:Have you got links to the bikes?

this, the flash 3 and stumpy carbon evo don't seem to appear on any uk sites ?
    do you mean these ?
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Re: Carbon Hardtail

Postby gavinar » Thu Dec 20, 2012 20:28 pm

Hi chez yes they are the bikes from Evans the cannondale and the specialized .

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Re: Carbon Hardtail

Postby supersonic » Thu Dec 20, 2012 20:37 pm

Not much doubt that the Onones offer better value for money.

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Re: Carbon Hardtail

Postby 70\'sPenguin » Thu Dec 20, 2012 20:44 pm

For that cash, if you like the Dale id get this, providing you fit a large
http://paulscycles.co.uk/products.php?plid=m1b0s2p4339
or this in FS flavour http://paulscycles.co.uk/products.php?plid=m1b0s1p4354

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Re: Carbon Hardtail

Postby gavinar » Fri Dec 21, 2012 07:11 am

Thanks for the replies, penguin the issue with 2012 dale is the suspension needs more maintanance but the 2013 is an improvement without any regular care needed. Also from the fact that a lot of the main manurfactures are not offering 26 inch wheel this season seems they are on the way out

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Re: Carbon Hardtail

Postby chez_m356 » Fri Dec 21, 2012 12:33 pm

    if your willing to spend that kind of money, i'd have a look here too
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