£3kish to spend, which brandnew bike. AM/Enduro style
You’ll see from some of my previous posts, my mind changes more than the wind on which make/model I’m after.
Thought I’d put it out to the good people of singletrack.
£3kish budget, must be brandnew, preferably full build.
26 or 650b, but leaning towards 650b.
General AM riding, most weekends spent riding DH/techy trails but riding back to the top of them.
Will also be racing Enduro again this year. A bike that can take 180mm fork would be an advantage for trips to the Alps.
EDIT: 140-160mm FS.Posted 4 years agocultsdaveMember
Check the reviews, I bought the cheapest version and have upgraded to the BOS suspension. Not got it yet though.Posted 4 years ago
@Euro, I didn’t say it “needs” 180mm forks for the Alps, I said would be an advantage. Just to slacken the HA a little and an extra bit of travel, IMO you may as well if you’re in a lift assisted place.
Main reason for being brandnew is, warranty side of things.
Heard too many bad things about the YT’s.
Will look into the Zesty.Posted 4 years ago
as a process 153 owner im naturally going to recommend my bike
it just seems to get better every time I ride it
its incredibly confidence inspiring, my poor DH bike literally hasnt been touched since it arrived and I cant wait to get it to the Alps in the summer
my only criticism is that it could be lighter, but it still climbs OK and if I can get together the cash for some carbon wheels…….
although I hear they are pretty much sold out now and trying to push the 2015 production forward!Posted 4 years agomessiahMemberwhippetboyMember
My biased opinion would be a Cube Stereo HPC Race as I have one and it’s pretty damn good. Although I’d definitely be checking out the Nukeproof Mega as I’ve heard nothing bad about that. Maybe Trek Slash 7? Orange 5? Test ride whatever it is you’re thinking of getting though.Posted 4 years agoLekuSubscribercrankriderMember
There are so many bikes in this bracket now – brilliant ones too and you should be able to get one that suits your riding.
3k budget gets you the mid level big manufacturer bikes or top flight direct sellers.
Canyon and YT will beat everything out there on spec and from what i have heard the Canyon is a very sorted ride too. The Nukeproof looks good for the money too but is a big old thing in comparison to the more racy stuff 2014 is bringing
Edit – that sounds like a good thing for the op if you do a lot of dh etc….
As mentioned above – why on earth have some of them put 32mm forks on bikes of this type?!Posted 4 years agorobarnoldMember
I’d be going for the Cube Stereo if you’ve got another £99 sparePosted 4 years ago
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