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MynameisdannMynameisdann Posts: 665
edited August 2010 in MTB buying advice
FRAME Ryde Cr-Mo main frame (integrated HT)
FORK Marzocchi DJ 3 100 mm travel
[HEADSET FSA Impact 8D integrated
GRIPS Norco Gator Grip
HANDLE BAR 50 mm rise 31.8 mm alloy
STEM 40 mm MTB DJ stem
SEAT POST Pivotal 25.4 mm post
SADDLE Pivotal Norco design
FRONT BRAKE Funn EZ-R mech 6" disc
REAR BRAKE Tektro MT 2.0 alloy
BRAKE LEVERS Tektro MT 2.0 alloy
SHIFTER FRONT N/A
SHIFTER REAR N/A
FRONT DERAILLEUR N/A
REAR DERAILLEUR N/A
CASSETTE Oddessey 13T thread on BMX FW
CHAIN KMC Z 610 H BMX chain
CRANKSET Chromoly 3PC BMX crank, alloy 26T sprocket
BOTTOM BRACKET Mid BMX BB
CHAIN TENSIONER N/A
PEDALS Resin plastic BMX pedal
FRONT HUB KT front disc brake hub
REAR HUB KT MX-3 R disc hub for thread on BMX FW
SPOKES Stainless black
RIMS Alienation PBR
TIRES Kenda Kiniption 26 x 2.30
TUBES
£720

FRAME Havoc DJ frame CR-MO mainframe
FORK Suntour Duro DJ fork( 100 mm )
HEADSET VP A88 threadless MTB headset
GRIPS Norco Gator Grip
HANDLE BAR 50 mm rise 31.8 mm alloy
STEM 40 mm MTB DJ stem
SEAT POST Pivotal 25.4 post
SADDLE Pivotal Norco design
FRONT BRAKE Funn EZ-R mech 6" disc
REAR BRAKE Tektro MT 2.0 alloy
BRAKE LEVERS Tektro MT 2.0 alloy
SHIFTER FRONT N/A
SHIFTER REAR N/A
FRONT DERAILLEUR N/A
REAR DERAILLEUR N/A
CASSETTE 14T thread on BMX FW
CHAIN KMC Z 610 H BMX chain
CRANKSET Chromoly 3 PC BMX crank with 28T sprocket
BOTTOM BRACKET Mid BMX BB
CHAIN TENSIONER N/A
PEDALS Resin plastic BMX pedal
FRONT HUB KT front disc brake hub
REAR HUB KT MX-3 R disc hub for thread on BMX FW
SPOKES Stainless black
RIMS Alex alloy BMX
TIRES Kenda K-Rad 26 x 2.30
TUBES

£570

Both bikes are Norco and i was just wondering is the first of the two worth the extra £150? and which bits would you reccomend i updrage first forks, brakes or something less obvious to a newb such as cranks?

Cheers

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  • PudseypPudseyp Posts: 3,514
    Silly question why would you consider buying a bike that you will want to upgrade ? wouldn't it be easier to spend more and get the spec you want ?

    Otherwise buy the cheaper as the forks between the two are probably the difference
    Tomac Synper 140 Giant XTC Alliance 1
    If the world was flat, I wouldn't be riding !
  • MynameisdannMynameisdann Posts: 665
    i dont want to upgrade it, i just want to know if the latter is worth £150 less and which part would be the weakest link as it were.
  • PudseypPudseyp Posts: 3,514
    FRAME and which bits would you reccomend i updrage first forks, brakes or something less obvious to a newb such as cranks?Cheers

    Sorry now a bit confused.....

    If you can see if you have a local stockist and try them out to see what feels best for you....at the end of the day your the one that will be riding it...
    Tomac Synper 140 Giant XTC Alliance 1
    If the world was flat, I wouldn't be riding !
  • MynameisdannMynameisdann Posts: 665
    No local places i know of that are stockists, i wanted to know if there is a big difference in the specs of the two and to get some feedback on the components i.e if the first bikes fork would be reccomended whereas i might be told to avoid the second bike due to a terrible set of forks

    sorry if ive made a simple request confusing :p
  • PudseypPudseyp Posts: 3,514
    Not sure about DJ bikes would say the Marzo's are slightly better forks though have just seen the Havoc for £450 (S or M) http://www.winstanleysbikes.co.uk/produ ... _Bike_2010 so to me the better buy and you have £300 for upgrades and trick parts...you will have to collect it though..so depends where you live !
    Tomac Synper 140 Giant XTC Alliance 1
    If the world was flat, I wouldn't be riding !
  • MynameisdannMynameisdann Posts: 665
    Ooh thats the second bike i listed, cheers for that, even if it is to far to collect im pretty sure some of the dealers pricematch :D
  • benk110benk110 Posts: 1
    newb question: will the pedals spin backwards on thoese bikes? :roll:

    Also will I be able to put on pegs or will the disc brake be in the way?
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