Wifes new bike

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Wifes new bike

Postby bowden769 » Sun Feb 03, 2013 21:15 pm

what is beta

Carrera Valcun or Specialized Rockhopper SL 2011. Trying to sort the mrs out with a lighter bike she seems to struggle on the accents

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Re: Wifes new bike

Postby cooldad » Sun Feb 03, 2013 21:20 pm

Scots or Welch accents?
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Re: Wifes new bike

Postby cooldad » Sun Feb 03, 2013 21:22 pm

But some info would help - links to the bikes, what does she ride. Does she even want to ride.
And for my own curiosity, what you ride.
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Re: Wifes new bike

Postby Arthur Scrimshaw » Sun Feb 03, 2013 21:43 pm

cooldad wrote:But some info would help - links to the bikes, what does she ride. Does she even want to ride.
And for my own curiosity, what you ride.


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Re: Wifes new bike

Postby bowden769 » Mon Feb 04, 2013 08:23 am

cooldad wrote:But some info would help - links to the bikes, what does she ride. Does she even want to ride.
And for my own curiosity, what you ride.


She already has the valcun, the speesh is for sale on here in the for sale section, she does want to ride but she stuggles getting up the hills, she says that the bike is too heavy. I ride a boardman comp HT, what do u ride ..

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Re: Wifes new bike

Postby cooldad » Mon Feb 04, 2013 09:16 am

If you get the Spesh, take the Recon Golds - well worth the extra.
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Re: Wifes new bike

Postby bowden769 » Mon Feb 04, 2013 09:30 am

will do !!

is the spesh alot lighter than the valcun

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Re: Wifes new bike

Postby Bartimaeus » Mon Feb 04, 2013 11:59 am

This Spesh? Looks pretty good to me, and I would take the air forks.

I would expect that the Rockhopper would be significantly lighter than a Carrera Vulcan. Vulcans are 31-32 lbs I think - and I'd guess that this Rockhopper might be 3-4 lbs lighter than that... maybe more.

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Re: Wifes new bike

Postby cooldad » Mon Feb 04, 2013 14:11 pm

bowden769 wrote:
cooldad wrote:But some info would help - links to the bikes, what does she ride. Does she even want to ride.
And for my own curiosity, what you ride.


She already has the valcun, the speesh is for sale on here in the for sale section, she does want to ride but she stuggles getting up the hills, she says that the bike is too heavy. I ride a boardman comp HT, what do u ride ..

Was just asking as I see loads of wives/kids out on the trails riding nasty heavy BSO's and looking miserable whilst the husband/father has a few grands worth of carbon loveliness.
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Re: Wifes new bike

Postby The Rookie » Mon Feb 04, 2013 19:09 pm

VULCAN....Spesh.....a lot......ascent....... sorry but it's driving me nuts!

The vulcans weigh about 13.5Kg give or take, I doubt the hopper is much lighter.

For what you'd spend you'd get a lighter better bike spending half that on improving the Vulcan, so better tyres, lighter tubes and a decent pair of used forks would cost you about £100-125 and would save between 1 and 1.5Kg.
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Re: Wifes new bike

Postby cooldad » Mon Feb 04, 2013 19:57 pm

Ascent. Ascent. Ascent. You're both driving me nuts.
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