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johnnicebutdimjohnnicebutdim Posts: 99
edited May 2012 in MTB buying advice

I've just managed to save up enough to get myself a new 2012 hardtail and it's got to be one of the following:

Carrera Fury - great reviews but does it stand up against the rest?
Giant Talon 2
Trek 4900 disk
Specialized Rockhopper comp
Boardman comp
Orange G3

You know the saying "spoilt for choice"? This is doing my head in! I am a on road/off road rider but steadily increasing my off road time. Plus I want to do the 'Wheelwright C2C' in the style of CTC's Dan Cook.

Please just say which you think is the best buy and I'll simply add up the 'aye's & go from there.



  • JBAJBA Posts: 2,848
    Boardman Comp.
    “Life has been unfaithful
    And it all promised so so much”

    Giant Trance 2 27.5 2016 ¦ Sonder Broken Road 2021¦ Giant Revolt Advanced 2 2019 ¦ Giant Toughtroad SLR 1 2019 ¦ Giant Anthem 3 2015 ¦ Specialized Myka Comp FSR 2009
  • +1
    If they are all at the same price-point (no discounts/sales) and there is a Boardman in the list, I would go for the Boardman.

    However, make sure that it 'fits' - some bikes just don't feel right when you sit on them, no matter how much you fettle.
    2007 Felt Q720 (the ratbike)
    2012 Cube Ltd SL (the hardtail XC 26er)
    2014 Lapierre Zesty TR 329 (the full-sus 29er)
  • supersonicsupersonic Posts: 82,708 Lives Here
    Boardman Comp has the best spec there.
  • supersonic wrote:
    Boardman Comp has the best spec there.

    and I'm about to buy one!

    Thanks all.
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