New bike purchase today. Hope you like it
Test rode several excellent bikes. Worthy of particular mention
Orange 5 29er
Santa Cruz Tallboy
Specialized Stumpjumper FSR Expert Carbon EVO 29
Cube Stereo HPC 160
but this bike the Norco Sight Killer B-2 just felt right for a 6ft slim chap
Maybe its the 650B wheels or maybe it was just the fact it was sunny today dunno. Amazing how bikes have come on even since my last bike purchase 6 years ago.Posted 4 years agocouldgetacarforthatMember
“interested to hear more detailed thoughts on the other bikes that you mentioned too”
I think the price was a big factor as it shaved a few hundred off my spend limit but also the 29er wheels on the others was not for me. Close second place was the Cube (another 650b) but triple chainrings seem pointless these days.Posted 4 years agouser-removedMember
triple chainrings seem pointless these days.
Depends on what sort of riding you do! I need all my chainrings on a regular basis. I could stand on the pedals and sweat and swear to the top of steep climbs, and sometimes I do. But other times, it’s nice to sit and grind up the gradient.
Similarly, I join up bits of singletrack on road and prefer to get the tarmac out the way as swiftly as possible.
Horses, courses I suppose.
EDIT: Oh, nice bike btw!Posted 4 years agodibboidMember
Nice bike, is there a new trend of stashing bits of paper in the spokes and cables that I’ve missed? Please say the reflectors and the rear spoke guard thingy is going?!Posted 4 years ago
When I ordered my bike I told the lbs not to for the reflectors and the bell to save me the bother of taking them straight off when I got home. I said it’s a waste of both of our time. Loljonnyb1972Member
I was choosing between this and the T129s, I chose the Whyte as Evans would not give me a proper Demo, and I got it for £1800 which was a grand cheaper than the Norco £2800 RRP. It is a lovely bike, if Evans would have given me a Demo I may well have bought it. Hope you enjoy riding it 🙂Posted 4 years ago
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