carbon hardtails

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carbon hardtails

Postby crazy_piblos » Sun Feb 17, 2013 21:25 pm

Hi

i'm currently in the market for a lightweight hardtail capable of taking a few knocks but more speed than anything else i have had a look at Commencal Supernormal and a couple of BeOne carbon offerings but just wanted some suggestions from other riders?

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Re: carbon hardtails

Postby cooldad » Sun Feb 17, 2013 21:32 pm

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Re: carbon hardtails

Postby njee20 » Sun Feb 17, 2013 22:10 pm

Whippet or 456c

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Re: carbon hardtails

Postby craig t » Sun Feb 17, 2013 23:47 pm

specialized stumpjumper expert carbon.

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Re: carbon hardtails

Postby bennett_346 » Mon Feb 18, 2013 00:20 am

Whippet gets my vote.

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Re: carbon hardtails

Postby Stu Coops » Mon Feb 18, 2013 08:26 am

I've got a Scott Scale 20 extremly light responsive and a comfortable ride seeing as it's so stiff, however i did swap out the stock wheels, bars, stem and seatpost which really made a difference.
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Re: carbon hardtails

Postby njee20 » Mon Feb 18, 2013 09:02 am

Do you have a budget incidentally?

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Re: carbon hardtails

Postby crazy_piblos » Mon Feb 18, 2013 11:21 am

looking at around £2000 mark, the whippet does seem tobe the way forward at the minute, the scott scales dont look as well equipped for the money?

what about santa cruz chameleon or commencal supernormal? any opinions on these?

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Re: carbon hardtails

Postby njee20 » Mon Feb 18, 2013 11:24 am

Chameleon is a more 'hardcore' bike, and it's aluminium...

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Re: carbon hardtails

Postby crazy_piblos » Mon Feb 18, 2013 11:42 am

fair do's, everyone i have spoken to comes back with the whippet as the first response so i may have to go test ride one!

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Re: carbon hardtails

Postby campbellrae1 » Mon Feb 18, 2013 14:10 pm

For your budget it would be hard going to beat the value of a Whippet, you will get a vastly better spec than any of the 'big' brands(Spesh, Scott, Giant Trek etc). Full X9 for 1500 quid. On sale at 1299.99 just now as well... That would leave a good chunk of cash to swap a few bits out if you wanted, or upgrade to a really light set of wheels to make it really light!
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Re: carbon hardtails

Postby Devastazione » Mon Feb 18, 2013 14:22 pm

There's only one : Flash 29. Or F29 so to speak.
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Re: carbon hardtails

Postby crazy_piblos » Mon Feb 18, 2013 21:20 pm

campbellrae1 wrote:For your budget it would be hard going to beat the value of a Whippet, you will get a vastly better spec than any of the 'big' brands(Spesh, Scott, Giant Trek etc). Full X9 for 1500 quid. On sale at 1299.99 just now as well... That would leave a good chunk of cash to swap a few bits out if you wanted, or upgrade to a really light set of wheels to make it really light!


Cheers, where did you see it at 1299.99?

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Re: carbon hardtails

Postby snoopsmydogg » Mon Feb 18, 2013 21:25 pm

crazy_piblos wrote:
campbellrae1 wrote:For your budget it would be hard going to beat the value of a Whippet, you will get a vastly better spec than any of the 'big' brands(Spesh, Scott, Giant Trek etc). Full X9 for 1500 quid. On sale at 1299.99 just now as well... That would leave a good chunk of cash to swap a few bits out if you wanted, or upgrade to a really light set of wheels to make it really light!


Cheers, where did you see it at 1299.99?


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Re: carbon hardtails

Postby cooldad » Mon Feb 18, 2013 21:56 pm

Which is the only place you'll get one.
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Re: carbon hardtails

Postby crazy_piblos » Mon Feb 18, 2013 22:09 pm

cheers, i had obviously looked at on-one and could have sworn it said 1499.99 and hadn't even noticed it was on sale cheaper that is why i asked


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