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by Eels
Sun Jun 23, 2013 21:26 pm
Forum: Family & Kids cycling forum
Topic: Teaching them to ride
Replies: 171
Views: 124324

Re: Teaching them to ride

Just wanted to add that a really great technique for moving from balance bike to pedal bike is to loop a long scarf under their arms, across their chest, and hold both ends up behind them. This way they feel supported but can exert the balance skills they've learned already. I found that by holding ...
by Eels
Fri Jun 14, 2013 19:17 pm
Forum: MTB Buying Advice
Topic: Voodo Bizango vs Rockrider 8.1
Replies: 26
Views: 4658

Re: Voodo Bizango vs Rockrider 8.1

Yeah, my husband spoke to our local branch today, who were more helpful than he'd anticipated. Stock in July but they have had literally hundreds of enquiries so I reckon they'll fly out the door. The sales guy had one himself and said it's every bit as good as the hype. Sadly the smallest frame wil...
by Eels
Sat Jun 08, 2013 19:02 pm
Forum: MTB Buying Advice
Topic: Saracen, Scott or what for my £700 budget?
Replies: 12
Views: 1340

Re: Saracen, Scott or what for my £700 budget?

Well, one of the staff has the same bike, albeit a couple of models up, so she said I could use it for an evening to try it. I think it was largely to let me try riding a 29er somewhere other than a car park. But fair point. I guess I'm not familiar with the sort of difference we are talking about h...
by Eels
Sat Jun 08, 2013 09:03 am
Forum: MTB Buying Advice
Topic: Saracen, Scott or what for my £700 budget?
Replies: 12
Views: 1340

Re: Saracen, Scott or what for my £700 budget?

Ah, cool, I feel better about that then. I am hopefully getting a shot on a Kili next week, albeit a few models up from the Pro (thanks to lovely local bike shop), and I will ride the Scott again before deciding whether to wait for the VooDoo. Thank you. Husband is knowledgeable but it wouldn't do t...
by Eels
Sat Jun 08, 2013 08:59 am
Forum: MTB Buying Advice
Topic: Voodo Bizango vs Rockrider 8.1
Replies: 26
Views: 4658

Re: Voodo Bizango vs Rockrider 8.1

Halfords emailed me yesterday (in response to my query about when stock will be coming) to say they're expecting stock towards the end of July. Another Halfords employee also replied to my same email saying they had no idea when it will be back. Helpful.
by Eels
Sat Jun 08, 2013 08:47 am
Forum: MTB Buying Advice
Topic: Saracen, Scott or what for my £700 budget?
Replies: 12
Views: 1340

Re: Saracen, Scott or what for my £700 budget?

I know, I am The Sex :roll:

OK so assuming it's the wider bar that made me prefer the Kili, how much would it cost to upgrade the Scott to a wider bar? Or should I just ride it for a bit and see?

I've never had a new bike. Can you tell?!
by Eels
Sat Jun 08, 2013 08:34 am
Forum: MTB Buying Advice
Topic: Saracen, Scott or what for my £700 budget?
Replies: 12
Views: 1340

Re: Saracen, Scott or what for my £700 budget?

Sorry :oops: I was posting from my phone which eats links so didn't include them. Here you go: Saracen Kili Pro http://www.saracen.co.uk/bikes/trail/kili-pro Scott Contessa Scale 920 http://www.scott-sports.com/us/en/products/227848/scott-contessa-scale-920-bike/;jsessionid=8AA99C40ACBC3F174550A98C6...
by Eels
Fri Jun 07, 2013 20:08 pm
Forum: MTB Buying Advice
Topic: Saracen, Scott or what for my £700 budget?
Replies: 12
Views: 1340

Re: Saracen, Scott or what for my £700 budget?

So do you mean I'm better buying one I've ridden and liked than one that looks better on paper but I haven't tried? Because of those I've ridden I loved The Saracen. But I think I'd be better off with the VooDoo spec-wise. Argh!
by Eels
Fri Jun 07, 2013 07:06 am
Forum: MTB Buying Advice
Topic: Saracen, Scott or what for my £700 budget?
Replies: 12
Views: 1340

Saracen, Scott or what for my £700 budget?

My lovely husband is going to buy me a new bike. Budget is a £700 max. I've tried local shops and I'm looking at either the Saracen Kili Pro or the Scott Scale Contessa 920. I'm leaning towards the Saracen. My heart is set on a 29er but I'm going to try out an ex hire Lapierre next week which will b...

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