- Trail + some XC HT sub £1k
So looking for a cheapish HT for a mix of red route trails (nothing to taxing) and a bit of 30+ mile rides around the South Downs with quite a lot of hills.
Prefer 1×11 or 1×12 and room for internal dropper.
So guess nothing ‘too’ aggressive.
2nd hand is fine, as long as in good condition.
Was looking at the following so far:
Nukeproof Scout 29
Marin San Quentin – too slack maybe?
Orange Crush – too slack again?
Looking through classifieds online there are plenty of options so opinions greatly appreciated as not had a HT for years!
If I can spend less then that’s good!Posted 1 month ago6079smithwMember
1×10 but still good value: https://www.merlincycles.com/felt-surplus-30-plus-mountain-bike-2018-146254.htmlPosted 1 month agorobbo1234bikingSubscriber
I got a Trek Roscoe 8 earlier in the year and find it great.
10% off now as new models are coming out (which massively increase the price for little gain in my opinion) which takes it to £990 which is great value for what you get.Posted 1 month ago
Vitus Sentier is pretty fun and feels quite efficient to pedal. Modern geo but nothing crazy. If you can find the model with revelations on that sells for about £1300 secondhand within budget that’s pretty decent. The £999 one isn’t bad value new though either.Posted 1 month agonickcSubscriber
Seeing as Brant has become uncharacteristically coy
The new Scandal fits your requirements, out in few weeks, has a great spec.Posted 1 month ago
Definitely large for 5’11. I’m 5’9 on a medium but I deliberately bought s slightly shorter bike so it’s playfulPosted 1 month ago
on pump tracks and mucking about jumping on / off stuff as well as some trail stuff. I’ve got a big fs bike for rockier stuff that’s properly long in the reach. The Vitus is a lot of fun.
To be fair that Boardman looks like a pretty decent spec for the money for a new bike at £1k – as an all rounder. Not slack as such but not silly steep either. Reba / 12 speed / level t’s / tubeless 25mm internal diameter wheels.
Shame about the tan wall tyres….Posted 1 month ago
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