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Orange P7 S or Commencal Combi Deluxe?

weewee Posts: 3
edited April 2008 in MTB buying advice
New girl on the block needing some advice!

I have the option to buy a second bike but struggling to decide which one to get.

Currently riding a Rockhopper and love it. Going to get some slicks on it and use it as my 'bike to work' bike and use one of the above as my new weekend trail bike.

Can't find any reviews on the Commencal Combi Deluxe and wondered if anyone has any opinions on it. The Orange P7 S always gets a good write up but unsure whether it's a bike suited for me - steel frame!?

I mainly ride the 7stanes and other bike trails in Scotland, nothing too serious in terms of jumping and that malarky! Been to my local bike shop and they stock both but he was pushing me more towards the Commencal, but struggling to find any reviews on it. Can test ride the Commencal but they have no P7's to test ride.

Any advice on any of these bikes would be great :)


  • ThewaylanderThewaylander Posts: 8,594
    P7 is meant to be a good trail machine, but i would say this if your not to strong, its weighty! i'd say a good 2-3pounds more than its price competitors.

    met a fari few people on various Commencal's and every one i spoke to has been happy, unfortunately i havent got to ride one yet.
  • zero303zero303 Posts: 1,162
    How old is the Rockhopper?

    If it's an '06 or '07 - why not keep it as your MTB, maybe do some upgrades and spend the rest on a proper commuter or road bike? The Marin road series look well tasty!!!
  • papasmurf.papasmurf. Posts: 2,382
    The combis decent enough spec (I'll leave aside my hate of juicy 3s) its a pitty they don't do another model between the normal disc and supernormal
  • weewee Posts: 3
    I have a 2005 Rockhopper, it is a little battered and bruised from my weekend trips but still good enough to use as a communter bike.

    That was my first idea of getting a road bike but then I realised that my bike to work is a little more off road than I had expected.

    I'm not really a road biker and so hoping to swing past some local bike trails on the way home :)
  • ThewaylanderThewaylander Posts: 8,594
    if you love you rockhopper still include a newer version in your testing list. its tried tested and comfey
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