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Specialized carve or marin b17

Naz90Naz90 Posts: 30
edited April 2014 in MTB buying advice
Hi all went it to my lbs this weekend and they have both bikes in second hand under £400 what one would you go for
Cheers naz90

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  • cooldadcooldad Posts: 32,601
    Depends on the spec, condition etc.
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  • kajjalkajjal Posts: 3,380
    As above, though I would be more tempted by the Carve as it is a newer bike. The 2013 Carves onwards are lighter than the original Carve bikes and if you want a fast, stiff XC bike they are a good deal at £400 in the right condition.
  • Naz90Naz90 Posts: 30
    The carve is the 2012 expert model
    And the marin is the 2011 b17 I like both but don't know much about bikes
    Both are in good condition
  • cooldadcooldad Posts: 32,601
    cooldad wrote:
    Depends on the spec, condition etc.
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  • iwilldoitiwilldoit Posts: 710
    Hi

    I have a 2012 Carve Expert and love it.
  • Super DeeSuper Dee Posts: 75
    If I recall where the B17 was within the Marin range then the 2 bikes are very different.

    The B17 was a more entry level hard hitting HT.

    Whereas the Carve is a ground covering xc machine without being too xc racer orientated.

    That's without bringing wheel size in to the equation.

    What style of riding suits you best?
  • Naz90Naz90 Posts: 30
    Tbh I'm not to sure as I'm new to all this but where I live there's lots of woods and cycle tracks everywhere it's more for fitness at the moment until I get in to in big time also does anyone know of decent places to ride in Hertfordshire
  • Super DeeSuper Dee Posts: 75
    From that I'd say Carve for sure. If the condition is ok.

    Mine is a 2013 model and I think it is spot on tbh.
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