- Bike not ugly enough? Got £2700 spare?
This is probably actually a fantastic deal, if you are blind or insanePosted 1 month ago
Yup got my vote as bikes with the biggest discounts of 2019 through to 2020!
Them Lapierre Spicy 327’s (sold out now) were one of the best bargains I’ve seen in this round of sales. 1400 quid for a 160mm RS Yari and RS coil shock seemed reasonable. Again it’s not the nicest looking bike in the world, but I would have snapped one up for that money, had I not been in possession of perfectly adequate bikes.Posted 1 month agoNorthwindSubscriber
I like that the cheaper spec model is only £100 less in this sale, presumably because the colours are less horrible.
Thing is, maybe the suspension’s as amazing as it’s made out to be- and the jury’s out it seems, never rode one myself- but the geometry is straight up 2015. I mean, it’s within millimetres of my antique remedy 29, and it was designed as a trailbike. COnsidering a proper wolf ridge was a mad wee charger that was in some ways way ahead of it’s time, it’s all a bit weird.
https://www.thebikelist.co.uk/images/models/Marin/2009/Wolf-Ridge-6.8_09/Main.jpgPosted 4 weeks ago
(2009, this was, and the head angle is only half a degree steeper)chakapingSubscriber
Yeah Monarch inline shock on a £6k bike?
I wouldn’t say it’s pretty, but it’s a long way from being the ugliest thing ever.
It’s arguably the ugliest mainstream bike of the current era. The only uncertainty is whether the Polygon version is worse. And I’d say probably not.Posted 4 weeks agogibbonarmsMember
They are such an odd aesthetic frame design that only ‘a mother could love’, but as an owner of (coughs) two, I thought I’d speak up…..
I first demoed one at Ard Rock, 2 years ago I think, albeit only on the demo loop but I loved it. The rear linkage feel is superb on the trail and doesn’t get hung up on square edged hits, instead, it gives you a little turbo kick as you come over them. On technical traverses it was excellent and responds to shift in body weight really well. I looked at the price tag, and laughed.
Fast forward to mid last year and a frame sailed through my browser window on ebay at sensible money, so I jumped at it. Its built, ridden, hammered and used. For the lower end trail type of riding ie, about xc, but not enduro, it’s a really comfortable nice place to be on a ride. Yes the angles are a little outdated (for a new bike….) the reach is short so I’m on an XL, as I like a 485mm, the head angle could do with being a couple of degrees slacker, seat angle steeper, and the standover is a little tall. Yes it does have the most basic of basic monarch air cans and coming ftom someone who likes the adjustment of my CC Inline Coil and the time I’ve spent on a Push Eleven Six, it’s a basic shock, but with the bikes linkage it leaves you longing for nothing more in that department! It works and it’s fun, but it’s no DHX2.
In fact, I liked my first Wolf Ridge so much that when I noticed Marins old distributor Paligap, selling demo bikes and the odd frame off online, I grabbed another in a different colour (don’t ask, I’m a Bikeaholic).
Do I need another? No! Have I just found another for sale cheaper than that chain reaction one in the link above? Yes…..
On ebay is a full XL bike, the seller is ‘Tricycleresort’ ie. Its the CHIGGLE warehouse it’ll probably do 1.5 K ish and someone will get a great deal and a whole lot of bike, probably 25% of retail for it.
Just my proverbial two cents.Posted 3 weeks agoreluctantjumperSubscriber
I actually demo’d one of them and the rear suspension is indeed brilliant. I could look past the colours and looks too but not the geometry that is a bit behind the times. The cost was a bit eye-watering too but doesn’t apply in this case. The cost was all to do with the rear suspension anyway, expensive to make and license. If you want a great pedalling trail bike that’s not full Enduro in slackness then that’s a bit of a bargain.Posted 2 weeks ago
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