bike for up to œ650 ,carrera banshee x or hardtail

Discuss the eternal "Which fork/bike/tyres should I buy?" questions.
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dom1234
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Postby dom1234 » Tue May 29, 2007 15:33 pm

well thats whatr iv got at the minute and if the carrera x will be lighter than this then it looks like il go for it

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Postby dom1234 » Tue May 29, 2007 15:35 pm

right..it seems that all i now need to now is if the 2007 carrera x is worth the money for the spec and if it will be lighter than my raw 2 if it is then i should be able to cope lol.

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Postby dom1234 » Tue May 29, 2007 16:11 pm

so does anyone know how heavy the raw 2 is? or any recomended hardtails for what i ride(above)

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Postby paulosoxo » Tue May 29, 2007 16:34 pm

There's plenty of choice of decent hardtails for œ650 that'll take a long fork for a bit of abuse, yet still be light enough to ride all day.

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Postby dom1234 » Tue May 29, 2007 22:15 pm

the raw 2 flickers 39.9 - 41.1 lb's (!!!)

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Postby apcmtb » Wed May 30, 2007 07:59 am

Wasn't far off!!

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Postby pebbles » Thu May 31, 2007 16:52 pm

just bought my 13 year old son a banshee x he handles it with ease down trails and over big jumps. His friend has a specialized p2 cromo hardtail the banshee is far better specced and in my opinion not a lot heavier

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Postby apcmtb » Thu May 31, 2007 20:09 pm

Sounds like good advice & œ650 will get you a good HT

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Postby pebbles » Fri Jun 01, 2007 11:41 am

im 13 years old and i can handle a carrera banshee x with no problem most of my mates say its no heavier than their handtails.[:D]

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Postby apcmtb » Fri Jun 01, 2007 12:41 pm

Unless they are riding very similar bikes, its a good 5.5lbs heavier than the likes of my HR sport

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