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Quick advice question

Dalby79Dalby79 Posts: 25
edited December 2012 in MTB buying advice
Im going to be getting my chyle scheme voucher in the next 2 weeks, i've got £1100 to spend, basically i'd decided on the 2012 Cube LTD SL at £790 and spend the rest on accessories. But i've now seen a Cube AMS 100 reduced to £999.

The bike will be used for mainly XC and trails.

Not sure which bike to get now, i just want the best bike for the money dont mind if its hardtail or FS.

Links for the 2 bikes are below, any advice on spec and which would be better for me? I have tried the Cube LTD and i really liked it but i will go for the AMS if its as good as the LTD SL.

http://www.leisurelakesbikes.com/p/6728/cube-ams-100-full-suspension-mountain-bike-2012-sale
http://www.winstanleysbikes.co.uk/product/45944/Cube_LTD_SL_2012_Bike

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  • mcnultycopmcnultycop Posts: 2,143
    I'd try to go and sit on them both, but assuming they both fit I'd got for the FS one. They both have a great fork.
  • Hi, My son has an AMS and daughter has an LTD SL, I much prefer riding the AMS.
    Planet X Kaffenback 2
    Giant Trance X2
    Genesis High Latitude 2x10
    Planet X n2a
    Genesis Core 20
  • Personal preference, so try before you buy.
    I have an SL too. But I'm also probably older than a lot of people on here and have a softspot for hardtails.
    If I can ride a hardtail, I will. Only when it gets really rough do I break-out the full-suss.
    2007 Felt Q720 (the ratbike)
    2012 Cube Ltd SL (the hardtail XC 26er)
    2014 Lapierre Zesty TR 329 (the full-sus 29er)
  • Thanks for the replies. Is there much difference between the specs?
  • Specs do tend to differ. Our SL has Shimano XT, while the AMS has SRAM X0. They have similar Rockshox Reba forks though.
    Planet X Kaffenback 2
    Giant Trance X2
    Genesis High Latitude 2x10
    Planet X n2a
    Genesis Core 20
  • They are both good specs. If you fancy full suss go for the AMS, the spec looks fine.
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