£1500ish to spend, any deals about?
Sorry if this is the kind of post that grinds your gears, but I’m looking for recommendations. I want a full susser for general riding, trail centres, and Scottish mountains, but have no idea where to start looking. I’m scouring the usual places for a second hand bargain but they’re few and far between as they’re either dodgy ads or people trying to sell their bikes for much more than they’re worth.
Second hand, I’ve been looking at the Lapierre Zesty, Mondraker Foxy, Commencal Meta, Spesh Stumpy, Orange Alpine, any votes for/against any of these and why?
Obviously for £1500 I’m not going to get a super light, dripping in bling trail slayer, but what/where would people recommend I look at?
Budget is about £1500 (can stretch it if I have to), I’m 6ft so probably need a large, at least 140mm travel, preferably 1×10 or 2×10, and NOT A 29’ER!!
Looked at the Canyon site, and they don’t tickle my fancy even though they’re value for money, as I’d be getting the bottom spec for my budget.
Any advice or pointers very much appreciated 🙂
Thanks in advance, AndyPosted 4 years agoalexdoddMember
What about a new ’12 bike since you’re trying to avoid 29ers 🙂 ?
are you near an EBC?
Pop by the canonmills branch its quieter than the other in the sale and the guys there can check whats actually in stock in your size with similar ideas….Posted 4 years agodeviantMember
For £1500 I would go for that Ariel, I had one and it was great, very competent bike, better than me, never felt out of my depth riding anything because of how good it was.
I’d be seriously tempted by an El Guapo too, £1500 and the spec is awesome, very rugged looking machine.
Canyon are doing some good stuff for your price range, can’t believe there’s nothing there you like!?Posted 4 years agojockthestoreMember
I’ve got an orange 5 for sale if you are interested…Posted 4 years agochakapingSubscriber
Second hand, I’ve been looking at the Lapierre Zesty, Mondraker Foxy
Me too recently, and people generally asking way over the odds – especially for the Mondrakers for some reason. Merlin are doing the frames new for £870 at the moment – leaving just about enough to finish the build on budget.
There’s a large Zesty 414 keeps appearing in the classifieds just a little bit overpriced though – I reckon the owner might take a reasonable offer.Posted 4 years agotheragMember
I’ve advertised my transition covert a few times for around £2300 but have had little interest.Posted 4 years ago
It’s a 2012 top build with kashima, reverb and x0 kit 1×10.
I’d go down to £2050. New it cost £4400 so I think it’s a fair price?
It’s a medium and I’m 6ft.
Let me know if you’d like any more info on it.
Cheezpleez – Member
Lots of bike for not a lot of money.Posted 4 years agoyossarianMember
Swap the forks for some discounted pikes and save up for a dropper post. Perfect.Posted 4 years ago
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