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  • daftvader
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    evening…

    mrs vader has said that after my wrist op and recovery i will be allowed to buy a new bike so long as I(not we)have the money for it.
    looking at several bikes atm….

    lapierre x flow
    scott spark
    cannondale rz120 (if i can find one)
    camber
    sc superlight

    i have tested the rz120, will be getting a test of the rest as soon as i have the ok to ride by the doctors

    so STW….. opinions, suggestions and alternatives please

    cheers

    patriotpro
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    Mrs Vader is you’re mum and you’re 10 years old right?

    daftvader
    Member

    nope. she is however the financial director in our relationship!!!

    Premier Icon dannybgoode
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    Oh I know the feeling Mr V. Mrs Danny only let me buy my mountain bike on the condition I raised the funds by selling other bikes and associated bits and bobs.

    Congrats on the forthcoming purchase.

    Cheers

    Danny B

    daftvader
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    Ha! Had to sell a load of stuff to fund my road bike last year!

    Premier Icon Pik n Mix
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    I’m so glad I’m not in a relationship like that! Enjoy your new bike (if she lets you ride it)

    daftvader
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    Tbf its not as bad as it sounds. .. I am only too aware of my failings when it comes to money management and the lack of ability to say no to shiny new toys!
    And I dont have to ask permission for anything else……

    Anyway. .. any other opinions on the bikes listed?

    Premier Icon dannybgoode
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    Mmmm, Shiny…

    Premier Icon dannybgoode
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    Oh and buy a Cotic Rocket…

    Cheers

    Danny B

    Premier Icon mattjg
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    I’m hearing you DV. The reason I don’t have a shared bank account with Mme G is not to stop her spending my money, it’s to stop me spending hers.

    Premier Icon rOcKeTdOg
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    superlight 29er 😉

    Premier Icon mattjg
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    As for bikes, I have a prejudice against boingers where the shock joins the frame at the BB, so first bin those.

    It’s as good a way to decide as any other.

    What’s left?

    daftvader
    Member

    Danny b…I would love a rocket but being an injury carrying mincer I couldn’t do it justice…. plus I live in Hampshire which also wouldn’t do it justice! !!!

    daftvader
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    Mattjg I have no prejudice against any style or make (except for trek cos they just dont fit me) so am open to any bike suggestions. .. rocketdog… its added to the list. Cheers

    Premier Icon althepal
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    Anyone else thinking he was getting married at some point?
    Ignore those dissing you for having to get permission mate, I’m in a similar position. Had to sell a coupla bikes to raise funds for a new one last time.
    We don’t have enough free cash lying about for me to spunk a few grand on a new bike so it was very much a case of raising the funds to do it myself. Don’t feel particularly subjugated, that’s just the way things are.

    Premier Icon mattjg
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    XC bike? Whyte M109S?

    What’s your budget and what do you want the bike to do?

    Premier Icon mattjg
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    Ignore those dissing you for having to get permission mate, I’m in a similar position.

    We’re just teasing, he invited it with the title.

    Yes I was expecting a ‘popped the question’ thread.

    Dylan08
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    Spark is well worth a look, Scott support backup in the future is pretty solid just in case.. 🙂

    daftvader
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    I asked her to marry me 5 years ago, started saving for wedding and then along came minivader!!!! (He’s an even bigger sink hole of cash than me!!! )
    Back to the bike…
    Budget will be about 2k… use is general trail riding round Hampshire and Surrey(swinley, peaslake) occasionally trail centers in wales and fairly regularly to Derbyshire as I have family there. I do like the downs and would like to start enjoying the ups a little more so light weight 120mm to max 140mm mm bike hence the ones in the list…

    Premier Icon garage-dweller
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    A couple of my (ir)regular group have turned up with fs 29rs (scott and giant). For round here (same place as you) they seem to.work really well.

    With your budget I would go for 100-120mm forked hardtail possibly 29r as I really want to give the big wheels a go and I really like hardtails over fs.

    Edit: sorry that is probably stuff all use to you!

    Premier Icon islander
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    Giant Anthem? 100mm which have found plenty for wide range of terrain. Got a 29er and had a 26er and well pleased with them overall.

    Premier Icon Bullet
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    Can I suggest a Ghost AMR? I have an AMR Lector, 120mm fs, all carbon and rides like a dream. A tad above you budget but may turn up a 2012 model like mine somewhere (Sunset Cycles were very helpful with mine)

    notlocal
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    Cycle Highlands in Ballater have an RZ120. Not sure of the size, but might be worth giving them a ring, you might get it cheap.

    bwaarp
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    Mrs Vader is you’re mum and you’re 10 years old right?

    That comment makes you about 5 years old.

    Yeah, maybe both partners like uhhhhh rely on each other financially to make ends meet.

    Not everyone earns 50k+ a year so that both partners are in a position to be relatively financially independent of each other.

    Maybe some people have enough respect for their partners to consult them about large financial outlays….just because….uhhh mariage is a uhhhhhh partnership where mutual respect for each other goes a long way?

    shifter
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    You alright?! 🙂

    OP – try Paulscycles for an RZ.

    bwaarp
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    No, human stupidity is tearing a hole in the fabric of my being.

    shifter
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    There’s too much of it to worry about.

    Stupidity that is, not the fabric of your being.

    Premier Icon dannybgoode
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    @Darth – oo no – don’t get a Rocket if you live in Hampshire. Good old fashioned Yorkshire bike that – wouldn’t like being that far South 😉

    Cheers

    Danny B

    Paul’s Cycles had a couple of very cheap RZ120s. Just got one myself recently.
    http://www.paulscycles.co.uk/products.php?plid=m1b65s1p0&tbv=CANNONDALE_Mountain_Bikes_Full_Suspension

    MoseyMTB
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    Maybe some people have enough respect for their partners to consult them about large financial outlays….just because….uhhh mariage is a uhhhhhh partnership where mutual respect for each other goes a long way?

    This ^

    I’m sick of this pompous nature that if someone has to talk to their partner before a large purchase somehow makes them weak!

    steve_b77
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    Wouldn’t get the lapierre if I’m honest, my mates lasted 6 ride before the penbox thingy collapsed.

    The anthem is good, as is a 100-120mm HT.

    Personally I’d try a 29’er before you settle on anything, you might like one, you might not, but for stuff that isn’t rock strewned Yaaaarkshire, they’re great

    crush83
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    What about a fatbike for 2k? surly moonlander?

    or maybe a norco Sight 3SE as a 140mm FS trail bike.

    patriotpro
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    That comment makes you about 5 years old.

    Yeah, maybe both partners like uhhhhh rely on each other financially to make ends meet.

    Not everyone earns 50k+ a year so that both partners are in a position to be relatively financially independent of each other.

    Maybe some people have enough respect for their partners to consult them about large financial outlays….just because….uhhh mariage is a uhhhhhh partnership where mutual respect for each other goes a long way?

    Bwaarp – I’ve got visions of you with an uncoiled neck and frothing at the mouth – just wind it in a bit chicken. x

    patriotpro
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    I’m sick of this pompous nature that if someone has to talk to their partner before a large purchase somehow makes them weak!

    BREEEEEEATH and get over it. 😆

    Premier Icon mrhoppy
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    Transition Bandit in either 26 or 29 flavour. Good playful, shorter travel all rounder.

    Premier Icon ads678
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    Orange Five, Obviously! 😉

    Superlight for me out of your list OP, just i think they look the coolerist.

    MoseyMTB
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    Patriotpro you need to breathe and step down off your financially sound high horse 😉

    xcgb
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    Just a thought – when she said yes, did she say “Yes thats fine, you go ahead and spend all our money on a new Bike”

    Just saying like! 🙂

    daftvader
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    right….. its ok that i ask about big financial stuff. she does the same. some people do and some don’t, so its all good. end of…

    now back to the important stuff…bikes…
    i already have a ht (sc chameleon) but whilst fun it is beating me up a bit on longer rides.
    Are lapierre that bad for breaking?
    Have looked at pauls cycles for the rz120…. like that price!
    the transition bandit i really like the look of but it seems a little weighty in my price bracket plus i’m not sure where the nearest stockist is… how do they ride?
    i really dont like the designs of the giants
    no fat bikes… charlie the bike monger tried to convert me to them when i went to his shop but i managed to resist!
    the sc superlight is definately near the top of the list as are scott scales

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