- Go shopping for me – £2K Lakeland monster
I want a new bike and I’ve got £2K to play with, I can stretch a little more but £2.6K is absolute max.
I ride in the Lakes and like to go up and down big mountain passes, technical singletrack with lots of nadgery and even sometimes a trail centre! I’m 186cm tall and ride with the grace of a walrus.
What bike would you buy if you were me?Posted 3 years agoslowriderMember
Mows a good time to buy, quite a lot of discounts out there on 2014 stuff.
I’ve just ordered a new bike myself. To make a short list I went on a pinkbike ‘show us your am bike’ type thread and did a bit of googling on anything I liked the look of.
Glad I did as the bike I chose wasn’t even on my radar before.Posted 3 years ago
I have geeky spreadsheet listing geometry and all important reach. My Pitch(480mm but reduced with Lyrik and offset bushes to 458mm is long and has plenty of reach and the YT is a fair bit shorter at 443mm and does not have an XL option.
The XL/L reach figures for bikes I’m pondering are:
Mega 275 – 438-465mm
Specialized Enduro 29er – 445-465mm,
Kona Process 153 – 46p-485mm,
Mondraker Foxy – 501-508mm,
Dune – 480-496mm,
Whyte G150 – 477mm
SJ Evo29er – 435-456mm,
Longer front centres seem to be where its at with Mondraker Iona and the new Canyon Strive Race all pushing things that way. I am therefore inclined towards something nearer the Pitch in reach.
These problems didn’t exist when geometry was fixed back in the rigid early 90s…Posted 3 years ago
I emailed Canyon about whether they would be replacing the alloy Strive with a cheaper alloy version of the new Strive CF race. In a very flat bat reply they said to sign up to the newsletter to find out about new model releases.
So I think I am waiting waiting waiting until after summer holiday…Posted 3 years ago
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