Is fox worth it?
I am looking at a new FS 140mm bike to replace my 100mm cross country. The options in my price range seem to be RS with own brand rear for about £1500 like a Kona Tanuki Deluxe or a Stumpy FSR with fox, for about £500 extra, is it worth spending the money. As much as I would like to I can’t go for SC, Yeti etc, could also get a Commencal Meta 5.5 but am always put off the reliability issues.Posted 6 years agoHerman ShakeMember
Would it not be cheaper to get the Kona and a Fox shock than spend £500 more just to have one? Then sell the own brand one to recoup a little, a Fox shock should be available for under £200 there’s no need for the extra £300.
I’d personally build up from new and used parts to make a higher spec bike than go totally new.Posted 6 years agoneninjaMember
The likes of Canyon are worth looking at too. They’ve got a few bargain bikes in their outlet section at the moment too if they happen to be in your size.Posted 6 years agoneninjaMember
Or Giant Trance X2 at Pauls Cycles for £1700
Edit – oops posted before I saw your locationPosted 6 years agoslinkybikeMember
If you are in nz then I would be asking around about the differences between the backup on the products. My 2cents the modular nature of rs make them a good option for the home mechanic i.e it’s easy to do lower service’s and even full strip downs with some patience.Posted 6 years ago
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