Bike for a friend - Genisis core 26.2 at £499, decent deal?

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cammybodia
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Bike for a friend - Genisis core 26.2 at £499, decent deal?

Postby cammybodia » Thu Jan 03, 2013 22:54 pm

Do you think this is a good entry level bike for my friend. I know the Voodoo Hoodoo is better but he refuses to buy ANYTHING from Halfords due to a previous incident and the Decathlons are out of stock (same withe KHS ALite 2000). He won't go over £600 so do you think this will keep him happy? Any alternatives?....thanks.

http://www.wheelies.co.uk/p48063/Genesi ... e=googleps

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Re: Bike for a friend - Genisis core 26.2 at £499, decent de

Postby supersonic » Thu Jan 03, 2013 23:01 pm

It's a good bike for the money, good forks and parts - I'd say it was better specced than the Hoodoo.

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Re: Bike for a friend - Genisis core 26.2 at £499, decent de

Postby jt_intheuk » Fri Jan 04, 2013 06:04 am

Great bike, I have got the 2010 Core 20. Perfect bike to start up on. And the color on the 26.2 looks good too!
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Re: Bike for a friend - Genisis core 26.2 at £499, decent de

Postby chrisw333 » Fri Jan 04, 2013 09:34 am

Also the 2011 Core 30 within budget here.
http://www.winstanleysbikes.co.uk/produ ... _Bike_2011

Not sure how it stacks up against the 26.2 - looks a bit better to me but not 100% sure of the merits of the respective forks.

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Re: Bike for a friend - Genisis core 26.2 at £499, decent de

Postby Shylock » Sat Jan 05, 2013 19:08 pm

I have the 2011 and really like it. Although mine came with a Tora, and i have not ridden the XC32.....

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Re: Bike for a friend - Genisis core 26.2 at £499, decent de

Postby supersonic » Sat Jan 05, 2013 19:09 pm

XC32 is practically the same as a Tora.

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Re: Bike for a friend - Genisis core 26.2 at £499, decent de

Postby Hypnoticjam » Sat Jan 05, 2013 19:48 pm

I have the 11 Core 30. It's an excellent bike and if you shop around its available for a good bit under 600.


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