New bouncy bike

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RockmonkeySC
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New bouncy bike

Postby RockmonkeySC » Fri Oct 11, 2013 21:55 pm

Its time to sell my Anthem and get something a bit bigger.
Whatever I get has to be good for everything from 100km xc rides to enduro races.
At the moment im thinking Giant Trance or Trance SX, Nukeproof Mega TR or Kona Process 134 DL.
Budget around £2500. Anything else I should consider?
Im not convinced 650b is better but im not against it. Im also happy to buy 26" or 29"

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Re: New bouncy bike

Postby Kowalski675 » Fri Oct 11, 2013 22:15 pm

Whyte G-150? That's what I'm lusting after this week, lol.

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Re: New bouncy bike

Postby ej2320 » Fri Oct 11, 2013 22:21 pm

Kowalski675 wrote:Whyte G-150? That's what I'm lusting after this week, lol.


Saw one the other week, looked really nice in the flesh (or alloy)

Personally I'm all for the nukeproof especially considering the frames are going for £1k now!
I regret not testing one before ordering my frame and the mega AM got a great review on here earlier

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Re: New bouncy bike

Postby Kowalski675 » Fri Oct 11, 2013 23:08 pm

ej2320 wrote:
Kowalski675 wrote:Whyte G-150? That's what I'm lusting after this week, lol.


Saw one the other week, looked really nice in the flesh (or alloy)



Regular version or the Works model?

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Re: New bouncy bike

Postby ej2320 » Fri Oct 11, 2013 23:14 pm

Kowalski675 wrote:
ej2320 wrote:
Kowalski675 wrote:Whyte G-150? That's what I'm lusting after this week, lol.


Saw one the other week, looked really nice in the flesh (or alloy)



Regular version or the Works model?


Oh good point, works I think

The frame is the same however and it looked very nice I have to say

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Re: New bouncy bike

Postby Kowalski675 » Fri Oct 11, 2013 23:19 pm

ej2320 wrote:
Kowalski675 wrote:
ej2320 wrote:
Kowalski675 wrote:Whyte G-150? That's what I'm lusting after this week, lol.


Saw one the other week, looked really nice in the flesh (or alloy)



Regular version or the Works model?


Oh good point, works I think

The frame is the same however and it looked very nice I have to say


Yeah, frame's the same, component spec higher on the Works (and price is £1500 higher too, lol). Regular model is grey with anodised orange accents, the Works is grey with anodised teal green/blue accents (like the 2014 T-129S). Both come with the new Rockshox Pike fork, and both look lush. Hoping my local dealer will be getting one in to have a gander at.

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Re: New bouncy bike

Postby RandG » Sat Oct 12, 2013 06:27 am

Checkout paulscycles for their 2013 trance 29ers. I bought one during the week discounted by £500, no brainer.

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Re: New bouncy bike

Postby 97th choice » Sat Oct 12, 2013 06:38 am

Trek fuel ex8? 26" wheels, 130mm travel, iscg05 tabs, internal cable routing and ready for a reverb stealth.
Too-ra-loo-ra, too-ra-loo-rye, aye

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Re: New bouncy bike

Postby RockmonkeySC » Sat Oct 12, 2013 07:19 am

The Whyte G 150 looks ideal, nice build and good geametry.
2013 Trance is good but I would have to change too much to get it how I want it.

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Re: New bouncy bike

Postby RockmonkeySC » Sat Oct 12, 2013 10:57 am

Just spoke to someone who has ridden the Whyte, he didn't have a good thing to say about the frame. Flexy with a horrible back end.

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Re: New bouncy bike

Postby ej2320 » Sat Oct 12, 2013 11:01 am

If flex is the issue then I'd say the Nukeproof would be good
A review of the mega AM said it was very stiff

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Re: New bouncy bike

Postby Kowalski675 » Sat Oct 12, 2013 11:50 am


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Re: New bouncy bike

Postby RockmonkeySC » Sat Oct 12, 2013 12:34 pm

The review also mentions suspect rear suspension.
Im off to my local Giant shop to book demos on a Trance and Trance SX

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Re: New bouncy bike

Postby 97th choice » Sat Oct 12, 2013 13:26 pm

RockmonkeySC wrote:The review also mentions suspect rear suspension.
Im off to my local Giant shop to book demos on a Trance and Trance SX


They arrived in my LBS last week, quite tasty indeed.
Too-ra-loo-ra, too-ra-loo-rye, aye

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Re: New bouncy bike

Postby Jomox » Sat Oct 12, 2013 15:07 pm

Id' go for the Kona, but test rides would be needed to be sure.

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Re: New bouncy bike

Postby RockmonkeySC » Sat Oct 12, 2013 15:09 pm

Im going to demo a Kona Process

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Re: New bouncy bike

Postby The Northern Monkey » Sat Oct 12, 2013 16:25 pm

RockmonkeySC wrote:Im going to demo a Kona Process


Heard good things about them, only downside being that they're a tad on the lardy side.

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Re: New bouncy bike

Postby RockmonkeySC » Sat Oct 12, 2013 16:53 pm

I would only go for the Process 134 DL which isn't too heavy.

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Re: New bouncy bike

Postby Kowalski675 » Sat Oct 12, 2013 19:11 pm

RockmonkeySC wrote:The review also mentions suspect rear suspension.


But not flex.

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Re: New bouncy bike

Postby Kowalski675 » Sat Oct 12, 2013 19:13 pm

97th choice wrote:
RockmonkeySC wrote:The review also mentions suspect rear suspension.
Im off to my local Giant shop to book demos on a Trance and Trance SX


They arrived in my LBS last week, quite tasty indeed.


My LBS has had a Trance 2 (the black one) in for a while - nice looking bike.


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