new MTB 29er or 650B 2014

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truckeroxford
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new MTB 29er or 650B 2014

Postby truckeroxford » Wed Sep 25, 2013 20:01 pm

hi im 5 foot 6 in im looking at getting a Specialized crave pro 29er 2014 or a whyte 905 650B 2014 they are the 2 bikes iv got it down to im going to the cyce show on friday and my local shop has got me a whyte 901 and 905 in to try but i like the crave as well the whyte has Frame 6061 Hydro Formed T6 Aluminium, Custom Drawn and Multi Butted, Tapered Headtube
Fork RockShox Revelation RL, 27.5” Lock-out, Maxle Light 130mm Travel, Solo Air, Adjustable Compression and Rebound, Tapered Steerer
Headset FSA Orbit ZS, Sealed Cartridge Bearings, 1.5” Lower, 1 1.8” Upper Bearings
Rear Hub Hope EVO Disc, 32 Hole, 135mm, Shimano XT QR
Front Hub Alloy, Double Sealed Bearing Hub 15mm, 32 Hole
Spokes DT Champion 1.8mm Black Stainless with Brass Nipples
Rims Whyte Trail 22 Disc Rims, 32 Hole
Tyre Maxxis Ardent, 27.5” X 2.25” 60TPI Folding Bead, Maxxis Crossmark, 27.5” X 2.1” 60TPI Folding Bead Rear
Shift Levers Shimano Deore, 10 Speed, I-Spec
Front Derailleur Shimano Deore, 10 Speed
Rear Derailleur Shimano SLX, Shadow Plus, 10 Speed
Cassette Shimano HG-81 SLX, 11-36, 10 Speed
Chain Shimano HG54, 10 Speed
Crankset Race Face Ride, 38-24, 10 Speed, Compact Double
Bottom Bracket Race Face
Seatpost Whyte 20mm Offset, 30.9mm x 400mm, 2014 Alloy, 2 Bolt Clamp
Seat Whyte Custom, Triple Panel Design
Bar Whyte Custom 2014 Alloy, Low Rise, 750mm Wide
Stem Whyte Gravity Stem, 60mm S, 60mm M, 70mm L, 80mm XL
Grips Whyte Custom Lock-on
Front Brakes Shimano BR-615, 180mm Rotor
Rear Brakes Shimano BR-615, 160mm Rotor
Brake Levers Shimano BL-615, Matchmaker

crave has

FRAME New Specialized M4 Premium Aluminium, XC 29er Geometry, fully butted w/ smooth welds, tapered headtube and seat tube, forged post-mount 160mm disc dropouts, replaceable alloy derailleur hanger
FORK FOX Evolution series Float 29, CTD damper, tapered alloy steerer, open 9mm dropout, external rebound adj., S: 80mm travel, Others: 100mm travel
HEADSET 1-1/8" upper and 1-1/2" lower threadless, Campy style, integrated full cartridge bearings
STEM Specialized 3D forged 6061 alloy, 4-bolt clamp, 6-degree rise, 31.8mm
HANDLEBARS Specialized mini riser, double-butted 6061 alloy, 700mm wide, 10-degree backsweep, 6-degree upsweep, 31.8mm
GRIPS Specialized Body Geometry XC Contour, Kraton w/ gel, closed end, 132mm, lock-on
FRONT BRAKE Shimano Deore BR-615, hydraulic disc, 180mm rotor
REAR BRAKE Shimano Deore BR-615, hydraulic disc, 160mm rotor
BRAKE LEVERS Shimano Deore BR-615, hydraulic lever w/ reach adj.
FRONT DERAILLEUR SRAM X7, 10-speed 2X10, 34.9mm clamp
REAR DERAILLEUR Shimano Deore XT Shadow Plus, 10-speed, GS cage
SHIFT LEVERS Shimano SLX, 10-speed Rapidfire Plus, SL type
CASSETTE SRAM PG 1030, 10-speed, 11-36
CHAIN KMC X10
CRANKSET Custom SRAM S-1255, 2pc., 10-speed XC double for 29er
CHAINRINGS 36/22, aluminium
BOTTOM BRACKET SRAM GXP BB for 2pc., 73mm shell
PEDALS Alloy, 1pc. body and cage, w/ reflectors, 9/16"
RIMS Stout SL Disc 29", alloy double-wall, sleeve joint, 26mm, 28h/32h
FRONT HUB Specialized disc, alloy, Hi Lo flange, sealed bearings, alloy axle, QR, 28h
REAR HUB Specialized disc, alloy, Hi Lo flange, cartridge bearings, steel axle, steel cassette body, QR, 32h
SPOKES Stainless, 14g (2.0mm)
FRONT TYRE Specialized Ground Control, 29x2.1", aramid bead, 60TPI
REAR TYRE Specialized Fast Trak Control, 29x2.0", aramid bead, 60TPI
INNER TUBES Standard presta valve
SADDLE Specialized Body Geometry Henge, steel rails, 143mm
SEATPOST Specialized alloy, 2-bolt, micro-adjust, 12.5mm offset, 27.2mm, size-specific 350mm/400mm
SEAT BINDER Forged alloy, 31.8mm, QR, brass washer

whats got the better kit ill only be doing trails and MTB centres and riding in wales ill not be doing any big jumps and ill not be doing down hill riding

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Re: new MTB 29er or 650B 2014

Postby 97th choice » Wed Sep 25, 2013 23:01 pm

For me, the whyte. But you can't really compare a 130mm travel 650b and an 80mm travel 29er.
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Re: new MTB 29er or 650B 2014

Postby Thelonegroover » Thu Sep 26, 2013 13:06 pm

The whyte.
Genesis Core 30 green - the naughties
Giant Trance X2 - the teens
Genesis High Latitude 2x10 - the future (Until 650b came along!)

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Re: new MTB 29er or 650B 2014

Postby truckeroxford » Thu Sep 26, 2013 14:29 pm

thanks guys the whyte has the better kit then and the 27.5 wheels would be better for me then

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Re: new MTB 29er or 650B 2014

Postby truckeroxford » Fri Sep 27, 2013 21:33 pm

Hi iv been to the cycle show today and seen a whyte T129 29er full suspension for £1700 so it's out of that or the whyte 905 now any one help what I should get I'm 5 foot 6 like I said be for thanks

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Re: new MTB 29er or 650B 2014

Postby The Rookie » Sat Sep 28, 2013 04:43 am

Which fits you better, what riding will you do, what attributes do you look for in a bike, which bits do you enjoy more than others, do you want cross country pace or enjoyment.....too many variables, the right answer is "the one that is right for YOU".

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Re: new MTB 29er or 650B 2014

Postby Kajjal » Sat Sep 28, 2013 09:17 am

The Rookie wrote:Which fits you better, what riding will you do, what attributes do you look for in a bike, which bits do you enjoy more than others, do you want cross country pace or enjoyment.....too many variables, the right answer is "the one that is right for YOU".


This is good advice, I bought a Carve Comp ( Now Crave) at the beginning of the summer. For me it is a fast , stiff xc bike good for trails, fireroads and general xc riding, which is exactly what I was after. I have taken it over rough trails and it copes fine but I do prefer hardtails to full suspension. It is a comfortable bike for a blast in the woods or longer rides.

I buy bikes based on what riding I will do, the look of the bike and how it feels to ride. Spec's and price are important but you don't want great priced / spec'ed bike you don't like the look / ride of.

Go do some test rides.

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Re: new MTB 29er or 650B 2014

Postby truckeroxford » Tue Oct 01, 2013 14:23 pm

hi guys i got a specialized camber comp full sus 29er with the M5 frame 2013 at a end of sale price


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