First off - Im not asking anyone to pick a bike for me to buy - im just after some friendly opinions and advice, maybe from people who own or have ridden the bikes below??
Ultimately I WILL test before I buy - But just wanted to gauge some opinions - wonder if there are any horror storys out there on these bikes? (like the old commencal cracks or the pre 2010 yeti 575 carbon rear flex and cracks etc).
I will be in the market for a 150/160 bike in Jan 2012 - so have been doing ALOT of reading/researching etc and have a wee shortlist:
Orange Alpine 160
Mondraker Dune RR
I ride all sorts and want a bit of a do it all bike - I ride a bit of everything DH, Singletrack, bit of this bit of that. I am also booked for the alps in July 2012 so am baring this in mind as it WILL become a regular addition to my riding from 2012.
So any thoughts or opinions out there guys.
I have a great price on The 2012 Dune RR Framset with RP23 Kashima shock and 2012 Fox 36 Float RLC 160mm - For £2K
Alpine for around £2300 for frame and same fork.
Please dont hate on the responses - this is for sharing "opinions" yours is as valid as the next one!