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Which hardtail out of this lot?

marko7969marko7969 Posts: 8
edited November 2008 in MTB buying advice
Hi fellas, its spot the noob time.... :D

Work is takin part in a cycle to work scheme, and it seems as good a time as any to upgrade my 15 year old Claud Butler Xanthia :lol::lol:

Its got to be through Wheelies direct and ive narrowed it down to these:

Genesis Altitude 00 2009 http://www.wheelies.co.uk/products-Alti ... _21624.htm steel :?:

Scott Aspect 20 2009 http://www.wheelies.co.uk/products-Aspe ... _19388.htm let down by the suntour forks? I've ridden this one....very nice!

CANNONDALE F4 2008 http://www.wheelies.co.uk/products-F4-2008_13610.htm what are the forks on these like?


Specialized Rockhopper Comp Disc 2009
http://www.wheelies.co.uk/products-Rock ... _21750.htm my personal favourite, upgradeable frame?

Giant XTC 3 2009 http://www.wheelies.co.uk/products-XTC-3-2009_20263.htm my m8 has an xtc3.5 and he loves it, seems well specced too

Alll in all im gonna get a good bike for £700ish surely, just hoping some of you knowledgeable fellas may push me in th right direction :D

im gonna try and get out and test all these bikes of course :wink:

many thanks in advance

Which Hardtail under 700 quid 0 votes

Genesis Altitude 00 2009
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Scott Aspect 20 2009
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CANNONDALE F4 2008
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Specialized Rockhopper Comp Disc 2009
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Giant XTC 3 2009
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  • nicklousenicklouse Posts: 50,675 Lives Here
    well there lots of differnt frame types there.

    the scots have short top tubes ....the giants are longer..

    sorry try them first and then come back with a short list of what suits.
    "Do not follow where the path may lead, Go instead where there is no path, and Leave a Trail."
    Parktools :?:SheldonBrown
  • like i say ive ridden the scott and that feels nice, nice and roomy, it was a 17" frame....when i went to check the hopper out, he advised a 19"....
  • supersonicsupersonic Posts: 82,708 Lives Here
    Thats the problems, listed sizes vary so much! Not just seat tube, but length, standover height etc.

    All the bikes are pretty good value - the Scott having a budget fork though (its good, but the Toras are much better).

    The steel framed bike may give a softer ride, but will be heavier.
  • guillianoguilliano Posts: 5,495
    I've ridden the Genesis and I have to say I LOVE it. The frame is light and it does for some gnarlier descents than the others with 130mm travel.
  • bumpety bump :p
  • thanks fellas........hopper it is! :)

    satin black :D
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