new bike???

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fireyfoo54
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new bike???

Postby fireyfoo54 » Wed May 30, 2007 21:09 pm

Hi im thinkin on buying a new bike and I was just wonderin what everybody here says about it...

At the moment I ride a giant reign 3, it's pretty good but I think its kind of the wrong bike. The reason I might think this is that the reign 3 is an allmtn bike, I know this and I bought this bike for largely tough xc riding with some drops and jumps.

However over the months I find myself,less and less riding trails and more and more jumping freeride ect. Its not that I dont like trails anymore, in fact I love the local track although its basically a giant climb followed by an awesome downhill.

Anyway back to the subject, my local bike shop who sold me the reign will put it up for sale if I ask and I can pay the difference upto a max œ500-œ600 I expect the reign to make about œ500-œ700. There is a nice norco six 2 thats going for only œ1079 at the LBS i know that is a more freeride orientated bike that I think would be great for the downhill and drops big hits etc but im considering a more radical change, to a hardtail. I know they are better at jumping plus i will probably get a better spec for the money(or will I? œ1079 thats œ300 off).

As for the hardtail=better skills ect argument, im not sure about that although I know I can ride agressive trail pretty well on both types (even crappy schwinns with knackered forks), so post your opinions on the matter. Amoung the hardtails i'm considering are orange crush, norco manik maybe or similar.

I dont see myself forking out much over œ1000 but maybe if I get a fair bit from the reign...

Well i've given you quite a large post, but i've still probably missed something out, so just ask if you need to know anything<font face="Arial"></font id="Arial">.

Thanks in advance.[:)]

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Postby fireyfoo54 » Thu May 31, 2007 08:58 am

Hmm thats a tough question and the answear is that it isn't really letting me down so much. I just feel that a hardtail ar another bike would suit me much better for jumps etc since im getting hardly any trail usage out of my current bike.

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Postby fireyfoo54 » Thu May 31, 2007 14:50 pm

-bump-

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Postby fireyfoo54 » Thu May 31, 2007 16:07 pm

Ok will do. My mates got a norco manik (150mm hardtail)so I might ask him for a go on that as well.

Any comments on particular bikes?

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Postby fireyfoo54 » Thu May 31, 2007 17:53 pm

I was wondering if the chameleon is a little out of my price range at œ1300. Any ideas on how much the reign would sell for.
spec below-

Frame 6013 Aluxx SL Fluid Formed 6" Travel
Rear Shock Manitou Swinger 3 way air
Fork Manitou Splice Elite 130mm
Headset FSA
Chainset Race Face Ride XC
Front Mech Shimano LX
Rear Mech Shimano LX
Shifters Shimano DEORE 27 speed
Rims Alex DP 20
Hubs Formula
Cassette SRAM PG 950
Tyres Hutchinson Bulldog wire 2.3
Brakes Hayes so1e UPGRADED- shimano deore hydros
Brake Levers ---shimano
Handle Bar Easton EA 30 low rise
Stem Easton 6061 alloy
Saddle WTB Speed V
Seat Pin Easton EA50
Pedals Time atac UPGRADED- shimano dx
Weight 14.5kg/31.9lb approx

Bike in overall good shape had 8 months use approx and was previously demo bike.

ps-Please keep posting bike suggestions

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Postby fireyfoo54 » Fri Jun 01, 2007 19:46 pm

How much you reckon frame and forks would make?


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