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2012 Zesty vs 2013 Canyon Nerve+

CrouchingPigCrouchingPig Posts: 112
edited April 2013 in MTB buying advice
The LaPierre
http://www.leisurewheels.co.uk/products ... 113s1p9919

The Canyon
http://www.canyon.com/_en/mountainbikes ... ab-reiter2


Both approx the same price.
Canyon looks to be better equipped - Dropper seatpost included as standard.

Can anyone tell me the difference between the forks and rear shocks used on both of these bikes.

Unaware of wait time for the Canyon if I were to opt for it,
Also on the hit list to consider is the TBOTY - Whyte 129S & Giant Anthem X 29'er. However I prefer visually the looks of the above two.
Norco Sight C7.2
Giant Defy 1 Disc

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  • lugsey2k5lugsey2k5 Posts: 960
    The canyons forks are TALAS, which just means they have travel adjustment via a dial on the top of the leg. I personally dont think they feel as nice as floats and never really found a need to drop the height of the front of my bike.
    The canyons float on the rear is a newer design although not got any experience with it so can not comment on the difference.
    I prefer the brakes on the zesty as not a fan of avid brakes.
    Friend just bought a canyon al and loves it. Dropper post is nice too.

    I have a zesty 514 btw.
  • jsyncjsync Posts: 120
    I think you'll be lucky to find a 2012 314.
  • broonabroona Posts: 414
    jsync wrote:
    I think you'll be lucky to find a 2012 314.

    Apart from the ones in stock on the link in the first post of course...
  • jsyncjsync Posts: 120
    broona wrote:
    jsync wrote:
    I think you'll be lucky to find a 2012 314.

    Apart from the ones in stock on the link in the first post of course...

    I suggest you call them then as a friend of mine contacted them last week and they haven't got any. Nor have they on the 3 similar web sites that they run as well!
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