buying an mtb and a cyclocross for £2500

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everydayimriding
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buying an mtb and a cyclocross for £2500

Postby everydayimriding » Sun Mar 10, 2013 16:05 pm

Hi

Long time reader but first post; looking for some advice on how to allocate the funds between a cyclocross and an mtb 29er hardtail.
One will be restricted to £1000 as will be under c2w, the other I'll go up to £1500 as will spread over a couple of years on finance.

With the cx I intend to race and would love a crack at the three peaks.
With the MTB I'll be looking at XC mainly on Peak district trails. May do some endurance events too.

So based on my usage, on which should I spend the extra £500?
Appreciate there may be no answer other than "depends whether you want a better quality cx or mtb".
Thought the extra might go further for one type than the other...

Thanks in advance

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Re: buying an mtb and a cyclocross for £2500

Postby warpcow » Sun Mar 10, 2013 16:20 pm

Spend £1500 on a CX from On One/Planet X and get something like a Boardman on the c2w.

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Re: buying an mtb and a cyclocross for £2500

Postby The Rookie » Sun Mar 10, 2013 16:51 pm

What retailers/scheme does your work use for C2W?

Rather crucial to making the decision!

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Re: buying an mtb and a cyclocross for £2500

Postby everydayimriding » Sun Mar 10, 2013 18:50 pm

Good point. The scheme allows Evans and a quite a few LBS in the North west area - plenty of stockists of specialized, trek, Cannondale, giant, Whytes, scott.

Boardman's look great but not sure their largest frames are big enough for me at 6'5.

Was thinking of spending the extra on the cx to get a lighter frame.

Cannondale SL trail 2 29er for the mtb and the Caadx Ultegra for cx ??

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Re: buying an mtb and a cyclocross for £2500

Postby The Rookie » Mon Mar 11, 2013 14:39 pm

Sounds like you won't get a Boardman on the scheme.....
Sounds like the Money wants to go on the CX bike, and the MTB on the scheme.....can you use Pauls cycles?


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