Help with bike buying options!

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mavman46
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Help with bike buying options!

Postby mavman46 » Mon Oct 08, 2012 03:53 am

Should i go for thé rockrider8.1 new or orange g3 used for 540 or genesis26.3 core for 530 ,im really split as they are very close .

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Re: final 3

Postby The Rookie » Mon Oct 08, 2012 07:47 am

Links?

Personally I'd rule outv the Genesis, teh drivetrain spec is very low, at that point the head says the RR, the heart the Orange, but for £540 it would have to be almost as new, as they can be found for circa £600 new.

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Re: final 3

Postby winter zombie » Mon Oct 08, 2012 08:53 am

well my only view is that the decathlon rockrider is ment to be a good bike BUT the after service ie recived and problems ive had in the last month, i just woundent buy from them again at any cost.

my local decathlon is the nottingham store and my bike was the rockrider 5.1, its only a entry level bike but still shouldent fall apart only after 73 miles of xc riding.

i brought it at the end of may so its only 4 months old, still under warrenty but they have said its all down to wear and tear !!! what 73 and thats it ?? so i have a £150 with a as new mint frame but ith a knacked BB, back wheel bearings, front/rear mec.

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Re: final 3

Postby waby1234 » Mon Oct 08, 2012 10:51 am

winter zombie wrote:well my only view is that the decathlon rockrider is ment to be a good bike BUT the after service ie recived and problems ive had in the last month, i just woundent buy from them again at any cost.

my local decathlon is the nottingham store and my bike was the rockrider 5.1, its only a entry level bike but still shouldent fall apart only after 73 miles of xc riding.

i brought it at the end of may so its only 4 months old, still under warrenty but they have said its all down to wear and tear !!! what 73 and thats it ?? so i have a £150 with a as new mint frame but ith a knacked BB, back wheel bearings, front/rear mec.


This is off topic but what maintenance have you completed yourself, after each ride?

To the OP, there are plenty of positive Decathlon experiences as well so don't take one experience as gospel.
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Re: final 3

Postby The Rookie » Mon Oct 08, 2012 11:05 am

Ignore WZ, his last post was similar and deleted....clearly the issue he has is with one bike (his) and one store.

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Re: final 3

Postby supersonic » Mon Oct 08, 2012 11:26 am

but ith a knacked BB, back wheel bearings, front/rear mec.


Why don't you service it/adjust it? Maintenance is not part of warranty.

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Re: Help with bike buying options/ update

Postby mavman46 » Sun Oct 14, 2012 13:00 pm

Khs is out the equation,its def the the rr 8.1 or white 901 2nd hand for660,going to see it on Tuesday my day off ,I'm excited lol .


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