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What Bike £1300 to spend??

shandyboyshandyboy Posts: 2
edited January 2009 in XC and Enduro
HI Ive got £1300 to spend on a bike been looking at the following

TREK 8500
PINNICLE ARROW
CUBE K18

Any ideas which is best value???
cheers

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  • .blitz.blitz Posts: 6,588
    Had a quick spin on an 8500 last year. It was OK in a hardcore-XC kindof way but not exactly 'fun'. Great spec and everything if that's the kind of bike you're looking for.
  • Surf-MattSurf-Matt Posts: 5,952
    Stumpjumper Comp?
    Now has the new Elixir brakes too.
  • if i had that sort of money to spend, i'd look closely at a Lapierre Pro Race 300 2009 which looks great imo :)
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  • prawnyprawny Posts: 5,414
    For a full on bargain if your not bothered about looking uncool the decathlon rockrider 8(?)
    saw it on the site the other day, spec is rediculous for the money you even get another set of 700c wheels for commuting/training, quality!
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  • Or get a Boardman Pro for £1000,with SRAM XO,X9,Truvativ stylo cranks,Avid Elixir carbon brakes,Ritchey WCS,Reba Race forks.Weighs 24lb,lovely looking frame on the new model, and makes the Trek look very overpriced.

    http://www.boardmanbikes.com/mtbht/ht_Pro.html

    You could spend your £300 change on some wheels and make it even lighter
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  • prawny wrote:
    For a full on bargain if your not bothered about looking uncool the decathlon rockrider 8(?)
    saw it on the site the other day, spec is rediculous for the money you even get another set of 700c wheels for commuting/training, quality!

    Agreed,all XT or XTR,Crossmax wheels,looks amazing vfm.
    2006 Giant XTC
    2010 Giant Defy Advanced
    2016 Boardman Pro 29er
    2016 Pinnacle Lithium 4
    2017 Canondale Supersix Evo
  • why not wait, get £200 more and buy a cube elite hpc k18, thats what im doing, im in the same boat as you!
  • DilkerDilker Posts: 88
    prawny wrote:
    For a full on bargain if your not bothered about looking uncool the decathlon rockrider 8(?)
    saw it on the site the other day, spec is rediculous for the money you even get another set of 700c wheels for commuting/training, quality!

    Agreed,all XT or XTR,Crossmax wheels,looks amazing vfm.

    The spec of the RR 8 is very good. I took the liberty of working out the value of the shifters/mechs/breaks etc etc. It came to about £1500 on CRC including discount!!

    It has Crossmax SLR's... and at £1400 on the site is a real bargain.

    http://www.decathlon.co.uk/EN/rockrider ... -34964195/
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  • I borught my 2009 Trek 8500 from pedalon (they do intrest free) about 2 weeks ago and i absolutly love it! The spec compared to other bikes i was looking like giants and gary fishers was alot better.

    I find the ride very precise and agile, and the weight of the bike is brilliant. Full shimano XT set to is very nice.
  • stevieboystevieboy Posts: 704
    Scott Scale 35 - carbon frame for £1350 - bargain, plus reba's and decent shimano running gear. That'd be my choice, but i'm biased
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