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  • blizzard £1200?
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    I ma looking at a Klein, blizzard and a Lava dome and I am not sure the prices being offered are good deals or not.

    Lava Dome 2006 – front suspension forks – £600
    Rocky Mountain blizzard – nice build with front sus forks £1200
    Klein altitude with again front sus forks – no price yet ,wants me to make a reasonable offer?

    apologies if you are one of the guys offering these bikes but I need to find out if these are reasonable deals.

    Comments on these or other bikes as regards which one is best would help me also…

    Thanks in advance…


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    Blizzard if you can stretch to it. I’ve got one and it’s awesome

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    but for a good spec is £1200 a reasonable price?

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    this is the spec of the blizzard…

    Frame; 2006 17.5″ Rocky Mountain Blizzard (Reynolds 853 handbuilt disc specific frame with rack mounts for touring)

    Seat Clamp: Salsa

    Fork: 2005 Marzocchi MX Pro ETA 105mm (brand new old stock with owners manual)

    Headset: Cane Creek S6

    Bars: Race Face Air Alloy flat

    Grips: Rocky Mountain

    Shifters: Shimano XT

    Brakes : Shimano XT M765 Hydraulic, 160mm rotors

    Chainset: Race Face Prodigy

    Bottom Bracket: Race Face Prodigy

    Wheels: Shimano XT Disc Hubs on Mavic XC717 Disc Rims with double butted silver spokes (handbuilt)

    Tyres: Panaracer Fire XC Pro 2.1

    Tubes: Bontrager

    Front Mech: Shimano XT

    Rear Mech: Shimano XT

    Cassette: SRAM990 11-34

    Chain: SRAM

    Seat: Specialized Alias 155mm (stitched version, brand new)

    Post: Race Face Prodigy

    Stem: Race Face Prodigy

    Pedals: Time Alium (with cleats, brand new)

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    I had mine for sale earlier this year – better spec than that (Fox Float RLC forks) with a brand new, unridden frame) and for £1100 it didn’t sell. Prices fluctuate at different times of the year.

    It’s not a rip off but not a bargain

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    He is open to offers so may be I could do a deal 🙂

    Are they really a £1000+ standard bike?

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    I sold my almost mint Blizzard with the spec as linked.. IIRC I sold it for £900.

    So, in comparison, I think the bike above is over priced relatively! – that or the very nice chap who bought mine got a very good deal on a very nice bike 😉

    In hindsight, I wish I’d kept it

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    I think that Blizzard is overpriced.

    I know the Blizzard is a very nice frame (if a little short in the toptube for many) but for comparison, a brand new 853 Genesis Altitude 30 with bolt-through Rebas, full XT and DT wheels can be had for £1370.

    With that spec and at that age, and with a fairly cheap fork, I’d have thought the Blizzard is worth about £800, depending on condition.

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    Merlin were doing a Blizzard full build with XT and 2009 Rebas for £1100 not that long ago.

    A 2006 one for the same money seems a bit optimistic.

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    Alf Jones Cycles has a Blizzard full bike for £1295 with race face and XT parts. Also a Vertex with Floats, SRAM X9, Bontrager and FSA bits, also for £1295. Obviously both are brand new.

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    Hello Andy

    You do realise work are getting ready to role out the cycle to work scheme again?


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    Blizzard is over-priced…..

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    i misread the post at first – thought that the blizzard was new and at a good price! sounds a bit expensive to me

    i have an 05 blizzard, almost identical spec although just upgraded to new XT stuff. i’d value his at £800 or less – its 3 years old so presumably has had a bit of use

    it is a bloody nice frame though and i have been running it SS for the last few months (it is magic gearable)

    i haven’t ever used a rack since the disc brake prevents you getting to the eyelet on the LH dropout – have been meaning to make a homemade bracket to space it out

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    Thanks Scott- I did realise about the cycle to work but I may buy a new road bike as well 🙂

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