- What dh bike for 2013
Commencal DH V3 – fantastic DH bike.
Check out commencal direct as they are selling off 2012 bikes and also ex demo.
… and before someone starts the tired old wifes tales about cracked frames, I was told by the Commencal Marketing Manager that Nth America and UK have not had one single cracked frame warranty since launch.Posted 5 years ago
100mphplus, I agree with you entirely when people whinge about frames cracking. Any frame will crack if you ride it like a bell end into a tree haha, Commencals are lush!
Back on the subject, I wouldn’t even buy new tbh. With 3 grand you could buy an immense 2nd hand DH rig. I know that’s what I’d do!Posted 5 years agoraisinhatMember
With a budget of 3000 you’re not spoilt for choice, but there are some options. Check out the dirt 100, massive range of DH bikes in it this year.
Some suggestions would be:
Specialized Demo I (£3000)
YT Tues 2.0 (£2000)
Modraker Summum (£3000)
Specialized Status II (£2500)
Scott Gambler 30 (£2500)
Some that are a bit above that budget would be a Trek session 88, a Morewood Makulu, or a Scott Gambler 20.
Secondhand would get a bunch more decent and hopefully well kept bikes in that price range, but obviously with all the caveats of second hand buying.Posted 5 years agoJCLMember
… and before someone starts the tired old wifes tales about cracked frames, I was told by the Commencal Marketing Manager that Nth America and UK have not had one single cracked frame warranty since launch.
I would hope not. They weigh more than a small car.
If you’re under 5’10 get a Demo, If you’re over the Wilson seems to be the bike of the moment.Posted 5 years ago
is it just me or is this an absolute bargain?? just a touch under 3kPosted 5 years agoeugeo81Member
I know of a 2012 status 2 going for 1400 or so. It’s only been used a handful of times and like new. The guy who owns it is a custom painter and has just been given a 2013 status from specialized as he does work for them so wants rid of the 2012 one. He has it in eBay but just contact him through there.Posted 5 years agoStu McGrooMember
100mphplus – … and before someone starts the tired old wifes tales about cracked frames, I was told by the Commencal Marketing Manager that Nth America and UK have not had one single cracked frame warranty since launch.
£3600+ and they still only offer a 6 month warranty, so anything over that wouldn’t come under a warranty claim, which means your guy was probably telling the truth!!
Canyon FRX start at £1659 with 6 year warranty. Or what about a World Cup winning Devinci Wilson Carbon with lifetime warranty for £3250?
I’m looking for a downhill bike next year and won’t touch any manufacturers who show no faith in their own products!
Just my opinion 😉Posted 5 years ago
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