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Mountain Bike Choice.

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by Greeny233, Aug 26, 2012.

  1. Greeny233

    Greeny233 Active Member

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    Hey all.
    After a little bit of advice from anyone who does a bit of mountain biking. I do a lot of cycling but my current bike (much modified Barracuda Blitz) is now ancient and was never very good needs a bit spending on it.
    I've decided to buy an All mountain/enduro bike but I'm a bit stuck between a couple of choices either a Mondraker Dune (which has 20% off £1759.59 after discount) or the Cube Fritzz SL which is £2699.
    Suppose I'm asking is the Cube £850 better, I do prefer the look of the Cube but if it ain't any better it's not worth it.
     
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  3. quattrojames

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    I'm not familair with either bike really, Cube are generally pretty good value for money.

    There's a massive choice in that pricepoint, what's made you opt for those two?
     
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    I bought a Cube Reaction GTC Pro 2 weeks ago (Carbon frame hard tail). Usually ride Specialized Epic which is much more expensive, but the Cube is not embarrased by it and rides fantastic. Test rode Cube when I went out to buy HT Stumpjumper and the Cube was half the price and turned out to be very very good. Racy frame geometry, but a pleasure to ride, and looks stunning!
     
  5. AudiNutta

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    Go for a Specialized rockhopper mate. I have the standard model for £600 there are three models the other two run at £700 and £800. The highest spec comes with rockshox and avid brakes. Mine has suntour forks and tektro brakes. It is a FANTASTIC bike the quality is unreal. I once tried it on the hardest rated downhill track in Wales. It handled it easy. I use it for riding around the streets and trail riding. The bike is extremely light, can be thrown around very easy. Personally go with that bike, never been a fan of cube.. Go Specialized :D

    The pictures don't do the bike justice. There aren't many people I pass without them taking a second look. Everybody on the trails are shocked at how much I paid. The bike looks like a £2000 bike.

    Specialized Bicycle Components

    If you want I can post some pictures of my bike when I am on my computer next?
     
  6. Greeny233

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    Well I like the geometry of the Mondraker (has that downhill bike look but cross country ability also) and the same for the Cube, but the Cube is better spec and I prefer the colours.

    AudiNutta - I'm really after a full suspension Enduro bike as I do like my drop offs and a bit of down hilling the hard tail Rockhopper will struggle a bit I think.
     
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  7. AudiNutta

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    If you were doing drop offs most of the time then yes probably it wouldn't be much good. Look at an Enduro? Less money than a Mondraker. Same quality, I have always been a fan of Specialized.

    Stumpjumper also? Some specs will cost you more than a Mondraker but it is a stunning bike. See many of them on the downhill & the XC.
     
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    No offence to the Rockhopper, but it's not really fair to compare it to a £2k AM bike.

    I find the Bike Radar reviews quite useful.
     
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    Well I just find the Rockhopper is more than well built for what I do. I ride a red grade trail in Cwmcarn South Wales and it seems to handle it fine :thumbsup:
     
  10. Greeny233

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    Thanks for the input everyone, just been out and bought MTB UK mag to have a look through.
    Think I'm going to order the Mondraker, it's a £2100 bike reduced to £1760. Read a few reviews on it and the higher spec versions (R and RR) and they all said the standard Dune rides as well as the 2 more expensive models and it is very happy climbing, trail riding and on the down hills. Which is just what I'm after.
     
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    Mate of mine had a Whyte 46, lovely bike!

    Had a Trek Fuel EX8 for a while before changing for a Dave Hinde custom hardtail as I don't really need full suspension!
     
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    That price does sound pretty friendly now ;) Go for the Mondraker at that price. Not a bad looking bike either :D
     
  14. Greeny233

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    Ha believe it or not changed my mind slightly, now going for the Mondraker Dune RR managed to find one with 25% off (£750) more money by £500 but the spec is much better and it's Green :eek:)

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    it's on it's way, fingers crossed I'll get out on it at the weekend. My first brand spanking new bike! Like an excited school boy.
     
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    Looks good, I look forward to hearing all about it!
     
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    As soon as I've given it a good test, I'll let you all know what it's like.
     
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    Buy mine ;)

    Cost over £6k, selling for £2k!

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    Nice bike buddy.....looks very similar to my Kona 4 Supreme. She's a little dated now but suits me down to the ground.
     

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