I know, I know asked several billion times a week BUT im gonna ask again anyway
So am looking to build a new do it all bike, I want something I can use at UK Trail Centres (Afan, Coed-y-Brenin, etc.) with the odd potential DH runs like Cwmcarn etc
Also something that can handle my trip to Les Arcs this summer...
Have been looking, reading, looking and reading some more and I thought i'd ask some opinions.
I dont want to spend £4.5K on a bike or £2.5K on a frame as its plain madness when full bikes come up about half of what they cost new within 9-12 months.
However, I have seen a few frame deals lately.
Nukeproof Mega - Thoughts? (Frame £800)
Has Rock Shox Monarch RT3 rear shock - These any good?
Titus El Guapo - Thoughts? (Frame £800) I hear low BB can be an issue with pedal strikes?
Also has Rock Shox Monarch RT3.
Cube Fritzz seems a good deal for the money? But not heard great things..Im sure a better bike would come up cheaper 2nd hand?
What else in the 160 All mountain range should I consider, would be looking for 2nd hand mainly. (Most likey Frame and then my own build).
Anyone have any strong arguments for or against any of these? Any owners give me honest opinions? Maybe your mate has one you've ridden?
Let me know
Im just asking peoples opinions before someone says go and demo them...
Ultimately I WILL demo when i can drive my shortlist down to 3-4 bikes.
The only one i have demo'd is the Covert - Which was VERY good but the build I want is the best part of £5K new?! And they dont come up to often 2nd hand!