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Just bought a Ghost

Red.Devil.GhostRed.Devil.Ghost Posts: 185
edited October 2011 in MTB general
Well I was looking at the Trance range, but after seeing a Ghost AMR 5900, I decided I would get that only if I could find it cheapish.

http://www.bunnyhop.de/xtc/product_info ... -2011.html

I've sorted it all out, and I'll be paying £1172!! Not bad for a 2k bike, and still £500 cheaer than you can get it in the UK.

Needless to say, I'm very happy. The only downside is I have to wait until 7 Nov before I can pick it up - the bike is in Germany but I'm in the UK all next week.

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  • nicklousenicklouse Posts: 50,675 Lives Here
    Mmm just 4 hours away. :wink:
    "Do not follow where the path may lead, Go instead where there is no path, and Leave a Trail."
    Parktools :?:SheldonBrown
  • You mean to Hameln? If you're looking for a new bike, its worth a trip. They have some awesome bargains in that place. And I'm assuming you can get them tax free as well so even more money to be saved.
  • nicklousenicklouse Posts: 50,675 Lives Here
    no you can not get them tax free. in the EU.
    "Do not follow where the path may lead, Go instead where there is no path, and Leave a Trail."
    Parktools :?:SheldonBrown
  • Oh ok, I thought you might be forces. We get it tax free which is why I got it so cheap.

    Still some good prices to be had there.
  • Took delivery of mine last week. Got the 2012 model, absolutely love it already.
  • I love the colours of the 2012 models, very nice.

    Sitting behind this stupid desk thinking its still 10 days away is killing me.
  • jaysonjayson Posts: 4,606
    I like the styling of Ghost bikes, they're very Trek like albeit without the ABP or DRCV shock.
  • I originally ordered a 2011 in the sale from Sunset Mtb, but they were out of stock so did me the 2012 at the same price. Not quite £1172, but I was still chuffed.
  • Well I was looking at the Trance range, but after seeing a Ghost AMR 5900, I decided I would get that only if I could find it cheapish.

    Did yourself a favour not buying the Trance. My mate has one and it's utter rubbish
    Flexy frame, cranks are forever creaking (Shimano BB) and he's had both brake hoses pop off too.. That bike of his has deterred me from ever buying a Giant of any kind.

    The Ghost bikes are great though, amazing value for money and good specs
    Quite sad that you can buy it so very much cheaper in the EU mainland than you can here.
  • mudsuckermudsucker Posts: 712
    Looks really good. It looks very similar to my 2008 Stumpy FSR, not that thats a bad thing mind :wink:
    Bikes are OK, I guess... :-)

    2008 Specialized Stumpjumper FSR Comp.
    2013 Trek 1.2
    1982 Holdsworth Elan.
  • Stu CoopsStu Coops Posts: 426
    Thats a whole load of bike for £1200 well done
    Zesty 514 Scott Scale 20 GT Expert HalfwayupMTB
  • Did yourself a favour not buying the Trance. My mate has one and it's utter rubbish
    Flexy frame, cranks are forever creaking (Shimano BB) and he's had both brake hoses pop off too.. That bike of his has deterred me from ever buying a Giant of any kind.

    The Ghost bikes are great though, amazing value for money and good specs
    Quite sad that you can buy it so very much cheaper in the EU mainland than you can here.

    That's the first bad thing I have heard anyone say about the Trance, everyone else seems to have nothing but praise for it. And mbr gave it bike of the year, although the Ghost and Specialised Camber were 2nd/3rd.

    Yeah it is very good value. A lot of places in Germany cost mostly the same as the UK, this was just a bargain in the sale. I couldn't believe my luck when I found the place.
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