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  • Best £1k hardtail 29er?
  • properbikeco
    Free Member

    I’m looking for something that’s pretty well sorted for around a grand. WWSWTWD ?

    johnnystorm
    Full Member

    At the moment its probably more “what can I buy?” rather than “what should I buy?”.

    What do you want it for general XC or lairier stuff?

    The Canyon stoic looks pretty good and modern. You’d get the basic one delivered and have some spare for a dropper and pedals without going too far over the budget.

    If its more XC then have a look at the Grand Canyon or Boardman Hardtails.

    woollybackpaul
    Free Member

    XC – On One Whippet

    Honestly think you’ll be lucky to find anything with a decent fork for that price that is in stock.

    simon_g
    Full Member

    Boardman MHT8.9 gets a Reba, although groupset is SX this year.

    properbikeco
    Free Member

    it’ll be used for a bit of everything – would prefer something with no obvious weakness i.e. crap fork and a well balanced package of components etc

    zerocool
    Full Member

    I quite like my Calibre Line 29. Originally bought it as a stop gap while I don’t have time to ride much but I quite enjoy it.

    theordinaryathlete
    Free Member

    Voodoo bizango 29er, if you can find any in stock.

    chrisdw
    Free Member

    Removed. not 29er

    halifaxpete
    Full Member

    On One Big Dog? I love my Crush29 but theyre too pricey unless you go 2nd hand

    stevedoc
    Free Member

    Wait a few weeks and secure a Ragley big Al frame and go from there brilliant bike once built up 150 fork 65o head angle and 435 mm chainstay its a right good bike

    properbikeco
    Free Member

    keep them coming folks…
    out of interest why are Scott, Trek, Kona, Giant, Specialized not as highly recommended as they used to be?

    hugo
    Free Member

    keep them coming folks…
    out of interest why are Scott, Trek, Kona, Giant, Specialized not as highly recommended as they used to be?

    They can use their brand to charge more for the same product for people who don’t know where else to look.

    blitz
    Full Member

    On-one big dog or scandal

    BruiseWillies
    Free Member

    I’d been looking at similar bikes recently for C2W and had real trouble actually finding anything to buy. I ended up getting a Trek XCaliber 8 though, which wouldn’t normally have been something I’d have gone for. I’m pretty happy with it,though realise I’d want to make a few changes and addtions to get it to suit.

    olly2097
    Free Member

    Bizango.
    Add some deore brakes and a brand x dropper and you are sorted for well under a £1k.

    kerley
    Free Member

    The £1K area seems to be very popular which is why the options are limited as most are sold out and if not sold out some vague ‘available in 6 months’ type thing.

    Would possibly be better to come up with a list of what is actually available to buy and then ask which you should buy from that list.

    intheborders
    Free Member

    Under the recommend what you bought, I recommend an On One Scandal.

    tomcrow99
    Full Member

    On One Scandal: its a very capable bike for the money. Has done everything well for me, long XC, Munroes, Steep techie enduro and even 3 day bike packing. If I could only have one bike I would keep this one.

    eddie123
    Free Member

    I’ll second Boardman MHT8.9 I had the 2019 which I think is better than the current one but only beacause it was Shimano SLX 11 speed 11-46×1 as opposed to the current Sram 12 speed which is the budget version but both have Reba forks and very good all rounders but I replaced it with an On one Scandal because I wanted a slacker front end and surprise surprise it is so much better on steep downhills compared to the Boardman but it is slightly slower up the hills but I have put Maxxis Minion tyres on it so that might change when I put fast rolling tyres on for the summer (when it comes)

    mikertroid
    Free Member

    My scandal was a penny under your budget.

    Great bike, but as mentioned above,it’s not an XC speedster.

    steamtb
    Full Member

    On One Scandal will do most things you can throw at it; very capable on steep, technical trails and I’m still being surprised how well it handles stuff like rocky drop offs that I thought I would only do on my FS.

    properbikeco
    Free Member

    keep them coming folks? Anything else I should look at?

    ElShalimo
    Full Member

    Nukeproof Scout?

    ready
    Full Member

    Bought Mrs Ready a (slightly over budget) Merida Big Trail 500 before Xmas. Impressed with it so far. Worth a look

    deltacharlie72
    Free Member

    Vitus Sentier VR? It’s £100 over the £1K budget, but comes with the Brand-X dropper already installed. So if you were planning to install a dropper, you’re actually under budget!

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