- Buy now or wait for 2013
I am looking at buying a do it all bike, or as near as possible, something to stick a pannier on CX type for winter, road etc.
With hydraulic discs around the corner should I buy now or wait and see what comes out in the new season, don’t really have a budget but could afford upto £1500.
If I got mechanical discs would they be easily changed to Hydraulic at a later date or would the cables lugs not take the hyraulics.Posted 7 years agotonydMember
If you need it now buy it now, there will always be some new tech to wait for.
Admittedly hydraulic discs (actually I think it’s the STI levers that are holding things up) are a good one and maybe worthwhile, but also consider your budget – if you want the latest kit it’ll cost you more and with only* £1500 to spend if you go for hydraulics something else might have to give….
* Yes I know £1500 is a shed load of money to me tooPosted 7 years agomcbooMember
I got a Genesis Vapour CX bike for £1300. Alu frame, carbon fork, BB7 mech discs. Have to say I’m very happy with the brakes, I thought about waiting for hydros but am glad I didnt, just cant see why I would need any more power…..are waaaaay better than v/calipers in the wet. Good bike.Posted 7 years agopingu66Member
I thought about the Boardman but I know going into Halfords to talk about a bike I would be up on an assault charge after my last experience.
I was looking for tubes for my 29er and the guy said “are you sure its 29 they are all 26” muppet.
Anyway I digress. Yes £1500 is a healthy budget do we anticipate that hydros will be “significantly” expensive for a few years? I don’t really have \a budget but I can’t take the p155 as Doris let me blow the budget before Christmas on my 29er.
I am liking the Vapour, have you had a rack on it? How is it for comfort.Posted 7 years agoorganic355Member
How about a kinesis crosslight? frame is only £449 from fatbirdsdontfly
Could easily be built up for £1500 (mine is a little more): http://singletrackworld.com/forum/topic/my-crosslight-build-update-pics
I too am wondering whether to wait for hydraulics, but am swaying towards BB7’s now with SRAM red/force shifters
another option could be a dirty disco for £1500, but no pannier/guard mountsPosted 7 years agomeehajaMember
Buy now, upgrade later. The frame, forks and hubs will still take discs. hydraulic will take a while to filter through (there’s bound to be some reason why you can’t just use mountain bike calipers) and with any new tech there are “issues” that only come to light with use, that get dealt with later on.
As for cable guides, try zip ties, or get a nice steel frame and have some hose guides brazed on at teh time.Posted 7 years ago
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