Commencal super 4.3 2009 or Boardman Comps FS ?

weeksy59 Posts: 2,606
edited December 2009 in MTB buying advice
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Both machines work out the same price monthly. However the Commencal is 24 months, the Boardman is on C2W and 12 months.

The question is not just "which is best?" but think about it from a perspective of durability and longevity, resale value, component lifespan etc etc.

Basically is the Commencal better.... I think Yes, if yes, why and how much better ?

Would you pay 24 months for the Commencal or 12 months for the Boardman ?

Will the Boardman struggle more so on the Trailcentre stuff (Yes we accept HT's and rigids CAN do trailcentre ;) )

Poll up but feel free to comment. Only minor thing is that the Commencal can be done and dusted this weekend (apart from delivery). Boardman has to wait till April.

Commencal Spec
Frame: New Super 4 100mm frame NUTS SL Rear
Shock: Fox Float R Fork: White RockShox Recon SL Solo Air Lockout 100mm
Front Derailleur: Shimano Deore
Rear Derailleur: Sram X7
Shifters: Sram Trigger X7 3x9
Chainset: Truvativ Firex Giga X Pipe
Chainrings: 44/32/22 tooth chainrings
Front Brake: Avid Juicy 3 160mm
Rear Brake: Avid Juicy 3 160mm
Brake Levers: Avid Juicy 3
Handlebars: Commencal 1 inch 6061Double Butted
Stem: Race Face Ride XC oversize
Grips: Commencal Kraton
Rims: Alex Double Wall Disc Specific with white powder coating
Front Hub: Commencal disc brake
Rear Hub: Shimano M475
Front Tyre: Hutchinson Python 26x2.00
Rear Tyre: Hutchinson Python 26x2.00
Saddle: SDG Bel Air Black and White Seatpost: Race Face Ride XC

Boardman Spec
Frame Material: Aluminium
Frame Size: 17-18
Gender: Mens
Suspension: Full
Alloy Rims: Yes
Brake Type: Hydraulic Disc
Chainset: Truvativ Firex 3.1 GXP 44/32/22T
Colour: Grey
Exact Frame Size: 18"
Forks: Rock Shox Recon 335 Air, 120mm travel, adjustable rebound damping
Frame-: Lightweight 4 bar linkage full suspension frame with 120mm travel and butted tubing
Approximate Weight (KG): 13.2
Front Brake: Avid Juicy 3 hydraulic disc brakes, 160mm rotors
Front Mech: SRAM X7
Gear Shifters: SRAM X5 9 speed
Handle Bars: Ritchey Rizer OS 31.8mm
Headset: Semi integrated cartridge bearing
Hubs: Sealed bearings, 20mm front axle
Number of Gears: 27
Pedals: Alloy platform
Quick Release Wheels: Yes
Rear Brake: Avid Juicy 3 hydraulic disc brakes, 160mm rotors
Rear Mech: SRAM X5
Rear Shock: Rock Shox Ario 2.1 Air shock with adjustable rebound damping
Rims: Ritchey Pro Disc 32H
Saddle: Cboardman, Cro-Mo rails
Seatpost: Ritchey 31.6mm
Stem: Ritchey OS 31.8mm
Tyre size: 2.1"
Tyres: Continental Speed King
Wheel size: 26"
Frame Colour: Black