- So, I'm trying to persuade the boyfriend he needs a new bike…
Right then, where on the web can you find a bunch of strapping young(ish) men with a healthy interest in bicycles??
That’s another forum. This is the no Avatar forum, you noticed that. So whilst everyone likes to give to impression of being a trail buck. The IT orientated slightly balding slightly bulging weekend warrior might be nearer the truth
In an answer to the OPs question
Take him to a trail centre on a busy bank holiday weekend. He’ll feel like a cheap skate even on his new bikePosted 4 years ago
About 3 grand in the UK.Posted 4 years agoglupton1976Member
samuri – Member
couple of things then.
The Stumpjumper is a hardtail, not full suss. Did it have rear suspension?
130mm sounds a bit long for a stumpjumper. Sure it was a Stumpjumper?
Looks like full sus to me..Posted 4 years ago
He hired a 29 inch Stumpjumper (L) on holiday and seemed to really like it. I’m not sure which model, but it was a 130mm full sus and about €2600. He is about 6 foot 4 andPosted 4 years ago
I want him to havehe wants something trail/ all mountain oriented.
Any suggestions? Any one know of any good deals?
Sicklilpuppy, I already have a bike I am very happy with. My problem is my boyfriend keeps wasting all our money on rubbish, like mortgage overpayments, instead of investing it in something useful.Posted 4 years ago
The meta SLs look very good. I think he would suit a 29er though.
No beard and I binned his sandals years ago. I thought he would suit a 29er as:
1 He is very tall and skinny so he doesn’t look like a clown on one.
2 While he enjoys (trying to) jump and drop he is never going to be getting massive air.
3 Most of our riding is on rooty Chiltern hills.
4 On holiday he hired one, and really liked it.
He currently has a Giant Talon which I don’t think is good enough for him. He rides alot and needs something more capable.Posted 4 years ago
Sorry, I should add that the Talon has been fine for bimbling round the Chilterns. But we gave already been to the Alps this year where it was useless and we are off to North Wales in a few weeks. He needs a bike that is good enough to do blue/green alpine downhills but will be comfortable peddling for 8 hours along a towpath. We don’t have much space so if he gets a new bike it will be his only bike.Posted 4 years agokhaniMember
Stumpjumper FSR 29er frame = £800 at bikescene.Posted 4 years ago
Rev 130 forks = £300 from crc
SLX groupset inc, brakes = £300 from Merlin
Hope pro2 evo on flows £300ish almost anywhere
Tyres of your choice = £50-80
Bars stem seatpost saddle of your choice within reason = £100-150
Cables = £10-20
Other bits I’ve no doubt forgot = £30
Total £2000 ish and beer for a handy mate to help build it,.. Fill your boots.. 😀adjustablewenchMember
jodafett – Member
so if he gets a new bike it will be his only bike.
Well thats gone and changed a few opinions of you
Do you think timid has a wardrobe approach to garage space allocation? – ‘I need most as i have most
clothesbikes – you can have that tiny bit of space over there for yours’
It’s great being a girl 🙂Posted 4 years ago
Ok to clarify further.Posted 4 years ago
I have to have three bikes as they are all for different things. He only needs one. It’s different for men. I let him have a cycle to work (and leave it all day at the train station) bike as well, I ought to add.
Besides my bikes live in the kitchen where there is plenty of room. He is short of space in the shed/lean-to where his live.
Khani, that is not a bad plan. I am reasonably confident I could build it myself and I won the Tuesday treats draw this week so have a set of wheels coming my way. He has a set of XT brakes and a reverb already from upgrading his Talon. I will have to check the reverb diameter. Got lots of spare finishing kit about.Posted 4 years ago
Cheers, that could be a winner.IanMunroMember
Is he OK on right hand corners?Posted 4 years ago
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