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Time for Change

fridgehqfridgehq Posts: 54
edited February 2012 in MTB buying advice
Hi all,

Just wanted to ask a question as I will soon be changing my 1998 K2 Proflex for a new XC full suspension bike test rides will be in order but my question is has anybody else had a proflex and if so what new bike did they find best suited them? also is the 29er just a fad or should I also consider this as an option? my budget will be about 2500

any help would be appreciated

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  • Dave_P1Dave_P1 Posts: 565
    Never had a Proflex but any 2012 bike you try will be a big difference.
  • supersonicsupersonic Posts: 82,708 Lives Here
    Shortlist the Giant Anthem and Scott Spark. Both light, short(ish) travel full suss XC bikes that are highly regarded.
  • Thanks for that The giant is that the 29er or 26?
  • supersonicsupersonic Posts: 82,708 Lives Here
    Available in both I think.
  • fridgehq wrote:
    Thanks for that The giant is that the 29er or 26?
    Both are available, although I am told that there is a fifteen week waiting list for the 29ers. I was as sceptical as most initially but everyone I have spoken to who has ridden a 29er says they will never go back to 26". I have somewhere not too far away which has an Anthem 29er for hire, so I wil try it first. Given the spend involved and huge choice out there, try before you buy is essential.
  • benpinnickbenpinnick Posts: 4,148
    Coming from a proflex you'll be disappointed with new full Suss bikes, they are both comparable in weight to their hardtail cousins, and also good at dampening the effects of bumps and trail obstacles when riding. Two design qualities that the proflex designers were clearly against.
    A Flock of Birds
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  • Sorry I am a bit confused with the above do you mean that proflex are worse than a new full suspension or better?
  • 1mancity21mancity2 Posts: 2,355
    fridgehq wrote:
    Sorry I am a bit confused with the above do you mean that proflex are worse than a new full suspension or better?

    Think Ben is saying, you will be suprised how good new bikes are......
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  • The RookieThe Rookie Posts: 27,777
    29er or not is very perosnal, it has a number of upsides and a few down (including cost, wheels and tyres are a lot dearer!).....

    In the group I ride with we have both, and some have one of each, if you prefer it, you prefer it, if you don't you don't! At the more 'casual' level it seems to suite taller larger riders more than the smaller guys....or maybe those are just the ones that buy them!

    Simon
    Current steed - Whyte T129, 2013 frame, mongrel Revelations, Giant dropper, Stans S1 wheelset. 12, Magura Trail Sport brakes, 1x11. 12.8Kg
  • Thanks Guys the input is much appreaciated
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