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ConnorscotlandConnorscotland Posts: 34
edited November 2014 in MTB buying advice
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  • cooldadcooldad Posts: 32,599
    Links help.

    But chances are the spec of the Rockrider will be a lot better than the LaPierre.

    And it depends on the bike.
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  • rockmonkeyscrockmonkeysc Posts: 14,774
    There's no such thing as a lockable rear shock.
    With the Giant you won't even need a shock with pedal platform. Meastro rear suspension is extremely efficient. Giant also make very good frames.
  • The RookieThe Rookie Posts: 27,783
    To clarify, lockout isn't the same as lockable.

    The Banshee is a very different type of bike to the RR, so what sort of riding will you be using it for?
    Current steed - Whyte T129, 2013 frame, mongrel Revelations, Giant dropper, Stans S1 wheelset. 12, Magura Trail Sport brakes, 1x11. 12.8Kg
  • Sorry lads I meant lockout.

    Trail centre stuff If I'm honest, I understand in the future if I want to venture into proper downhill I will need to build up a good bike but that may never happen.

    I'm doing red trails/black on the likes of Nevis Range, Laggan Wolftrax etc had a hardtail and its passed its use now and I want to move onto a full sus.
  • The RookieThe Rookie Posts: 27,783
    Take the Banshee off the list, it's a bit 'burly' for trail centre use unless you spend a lot on it.

    As above, get some links, makes more sense for you to do it so we all look at the same bike and it saves everyone looking.
    Current steed - Whyte T129, 2013 frame, mongrel Revelations, Giant dropper, Stans S1 wheelset. 12, Magura Trail Sport brakes, 1x11. 12.8Kg
  • rockmonkeyscrockmonkeysc Posts: 14,774
    The Banshee isn't burly, just heavy. It's quite a weak frame.
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