What Steel Hardtail bike for 1K
Sorry for a slight thread hijack… there's a lot of love for the P7 here!
Currently ride a Five and love it, but thinking of getting a hardtail (P7) at some point to play with too. How much use would I get out of it? Does anyone else have a similar full sus setup and also a hardtail like the P7, and what do you use each for?Posted 8 years ago
I got rid of my P7 and have regretted it ever since. At the minute I've got a Cannondale F4 and a Specialized big hit 3. I use the Cannondale for everything, in fact I've only been out on the big hit once in the past twelve months – I find it too heavy, too labour intensive (with regards to servicing, etc), and just, well, too much. Hardtail everytime for me, just wish I still had a (good quality) steel one.Posted 8 years agoBreganteSubscriber
Does anyone else have a similar full sus setup and also a hardtail like the P7, and what do you use each for?
I have and Enduro and a Marin Rocky Ridge Hardtail (not steel). I bought the HT for night rides / winter thrashing and also to help me improve technique (I need it). TBH I am riding the HT at least as much as the Enduro if not more so because it's just refreshingly different!Posted 8 years ago
Robin: I just like riding bikes tbh, sometimes I love just going out and absolutely flying on the Five, sometimes I like the more raw challenge of the singlespeed HT. The SS HT can also make easy rides harder and more exciting.
Besides, the SS is nearly always mechanically functioning, which if your maintenance routine is anything like mine, is a god send!Posted 8 years agoIdleJonSubscriber
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I love my Genesis Altitude 20. Happy on very tech singletrack, downhill and air, steps: all good.
I'll add my vote to that, but I think they are all sold out and the cheapest 853 Genesis next year is around £1500.
I bought a 'Dale Rush this time last year – very good bike, very pleased with it.
3 or 4 months ago I got the Genesis – guess which one gets used all the time. The Rush is now mainly a trail centre bike.Posted 8 years ago
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