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gb155gb155 Posts: 2,048
edited June 2009 in Commuting chat
So my cycle2work voucher has arrived and the bike I set my heart on is of course out of stock for the next few months lol

So I have narrowed it down to 2 bikes, What do you peeps think the better bike is ?

TREK 09 6300 WHITE

OR

SPECIALIZED 09 ROCKHOPPER COMP
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  • linsenlinsen Posts: 1,959
    I personally do not like white bikes.

    Also, I have a Specialized MTB which is lovely. It's brown.

    Not that I am influenced by colours or anything!
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  • gb155gb155 Posts: 2,048
    linsen wrote:
    I personally do not like white bikes.

    Also, I have a Specialized MTB which is lovely. It's brown.

    Not that I am influenced by colours or anything!

    I agree on the white thing, My first choice was the Orange 6300, I'm just not sure how much "wrong" attention Specialized draw.
    On a Mission to lose 20 stone..Get My Life Back

    December 2007 - 39 Stone 05 Lbs

    July 2011 - 13 Stone 12 Lbs - Cycled 17851 Miles

    http://39stonecyclist.com
    Now the hard work starts.
  • linsenlinsen Posts: 1,959
    can you try them out?

    I find that bikes are a very personal thing and you should know which one feels right when you get on them......
    Emerging from under a big black cloud. All help welcome
  • gb155gb155 Posts: 2,048
    Yeah, From a ride POV both feel good, Just cant decide on what one.

    I was also tempted by the GENESIS 09 CORE but at 6 foot 4" I wasn't sure that the biggest side of 20" would be big enough and they didnt have one to test.
    On a Mission to lose 20 stone..Get My Life Back

    December 2007 - 39 Stone 05 Lbs

    July 2011 - 13 Stone 12 Lbs - Cycled 17851 Miles

    http://39stonecyclist.com
    Now the hard work starts.
  • linsenlinsen Posts: 1,959
    Then colour and general look should be your guides....

    I went for a brown MTB because I figured that would be the colour it would end up after a few trips in the woods anyway :wink:
    Emerging from under a big black cloud. All help welcome
  • tardingtontardington Posts: 1,379
    Doesn't Orange let you choose the colour of your bike?

    ADDS I should really be telling you to get a road bike. Or a fixie. :wink:
  • gb155gb155 Posts: 2,048
    tardie wrote:
    Doesn't Orange let you choose the colour of your bike?

    ADDS I should really be telling you to get a road bike. Or a fixie. :wink:

    An Orange (Road Fixie lol) is a little out of my 800 quid voucher range though lol
    On a Mission to lose 20 stone..Get My Life Back

    December 2007 - 39 Stone 05 Lbs

    July 2011 - 13 Stone 12 Lbs - Cycled 17851 Miles

    http://39stonecyclist.com
    Now the hard work starts.
  • white is the in colour this year 8)
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  • Stuey01Stuey01 Posts: 1,273
    Always buy the white one. White bikes are better.




    (I have 3 bikes, all white....)
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  • gb155gb155 Posts: 2,048
    Plumped for the white Trek, Should be here Wed/Thursday :D
    On a Mission to lose 20 stone..Get My Life Back

    December 2007 - 39 Stone 05 Lbs

    July 2011 - 13 Stone 12 Lbs - Cycled 17851 Miles

    http://39stonecyclist.com
    Now the hard work starts.
  • GilbieGilbie Posts: 99
    gb155 wrote:
    Plumped for the white Trek, Should be here Wed/Thursday :D

    Good choice Sir - they do the 6300 in Orange too :idea:
  • gb155 wrote:
    Plumped for the white Trek, Should be here Wed/Thursday :D

    good choice though now all you need is everything in white, black & red 8)
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  • gb155gb155 Posts: 2,048
    Gilbie wrote:
    gb155 wrote:
    Plumped for the white Trek, Should be here Wed/Thursday :D

    Good choice Sir - they do the 6300 in Orange too :idea:

    That was the one I wanted but the shop said trek were totally out and it was gonna be quite a while before they get any more in
    On a Mission to lose 20 stone..Get My Life Back

    December 2007 - 39 Stone 05 Lbs

    July 2011 - 13 Stone 12 Lbs - Cycled 17851 Miles

    http://39stonecyclist.com
    Now the hard work starts.
  • gb155gb155 Posts: 2,048
    gb155 wrote:
    Plumped for the white Trek, Should be here Wed/Thursday :D

    good choice though now all you need is everything in white, black & red 8)

    Hummmm :D :shock:
    On a Mission to lose 20 stone..Get My Life Back

    December 2007 - 39 Stone 05 Lbs

    July 2011 - 13 Stone 12 Lbs - Cycled 17851 Miles

    http://39stonecyclist.com
    Now the hard work starts.
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