- Is there an MTB equivalent of Ribble?
On-One or look at Decathlon, Boardman@Halfords, Go Outdoors, Canyon, Vitus@CRC, Rose etc for cheapness. Bird for direct sales value with more progressive geometry.
Merlin’s homegrown MTB offering is a bit confused now, to my eyes.
Nuke Proof were probably close to that not long ago, but have moved beyond catalog
Nukeproof have always had their own design frames since the brand relaunch five or six years ago, no?Posted 3 years agothisisnotaspoonSubscriber
Depends what you’re after. If it’s just cheap bikes and don’t mind mail order:
CanyonPosted 3 years ago
Vitus/Nukeproof/Ragley/anything else CRC have bought out.
Bird (can be collected and test ridden if you’re local to Swinley)
Anything from Pauls cycles (cannondale, trek, giant, specialized)
YTaracerMembertony dot wilson16 at btopenworld dot com wrote:
Another one that springs to mind is Merlin (The UK one not the American one).
Back in the day they were – I nearly bought a Malt once – but I’ve just checked and they don’t seem to have own brand bikes any more. Which leaves On-One as the only major player I think.Posted 3 years ago
Canyon are supposed to be great bikes for the money aren’t they? They do look good (IMHO of course) and are lightweight and relatively cheap for the spec.
I have a Boardman FS Pro (2010 model) and I think it’s a cracking bike. Changed the wheels for Hope Hoops as I had them anyway but everything else I’ve changed has only been wear and tear.Posted 3 years ago
New Boardman ones don’t look quite as good VFM as the Canyons thoughtheotherjonvSubscriber
I’ve just checked and they don’t seem to have own brand bikes any more.
Wow – when did that happen? I had a Malt BITD as a frame transplant for an old steel thing. It was fabulous until some numpty cross threaded the BB and it wasn’t worth repairing.
They still have own brand road bikes though.Posted 3 years ago
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