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which bike Boardman 650B or Rockrider 580

micky cmicky c Posts: 13
edited November 2015 in MTB buying advice
looking to buy a decent bike for Christmas but not much knowledge on bikes . I have had alook and come up with these two bikes . I use the bike for general use and easy going off road use.
Boardman Mountain Bike Team HT 650B or B'TWIN ROCKRIDER 580 MOUNTAIN BIKE - 27.5"

specs B'TWIN ROCKRIDER 580 MOUNTAIN BIKE - 27.5"

Frame
6061 T4 & T6 aluminium frame.
Sloping racing geometry: Responsive, lightweight and manoeuvrable.
Oversize diagonal tube for added rigidity and durability.
1.8 kg in size M; Available in 3 sizes.
2
Fork
ROCK SHOX XC30 TK SOLO AIR 100 mm, with SRAM Pop Loc handlebar lockout.Aluminium, tapered fork pivot.
3
Suspension
No rear suspension.
4
Drive train
SHIMANO DEORE 24/32/42 crankset.
SHIMANO SLX 10-speed rear derailleur.
SHIMANO DEORE 3-speed front derailleur.
Shimano DEORE shifters. SHIMANO DEORE 11/36 cassette.
KMC X10 chain.
5
Brakes
AVID DB1 brakes, equipped with 160 mm front and rear openwork discs.
6
Handlebar
BTWIN SPORT OVERSIZE handlebar (660 mm wide for size M and 680 mm for sizes L and XL): raised and wide for easier handling.
7
Stem
80 mm B'TWIN SPORT stem (M, L and XL)
8
Steering
Aheadset semi-integrated headset by VP.
9
Saddle
Sporty, lightweight, comfortable BTWIN SPORT saddle.
10
Seat post
BTWIN SPORT seat post: diameter 29.8 mm, length 350 mm.
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Wheels
Aluminium AERO Trail wheels, with double-wall rims and 32 spokes.
Sealed-cartridge-bearing hub, for a long lifespan, higher performance and reduced weight.
Mach1, 2 mm stainless steel spokes.
12
Tyres MICHELIN Wild Grip'R 27.5 x 2.1 front and rear flex-bead tyres. Soft rubber for good grip
Boardman Mountain Bike Team HT 650B
Frame: Lightweight triple butted aluminum
Forks: 120mm RockShox 30 Gold TK Air suspension fork for ultimate suspension
Gears: Sram X7 20 speed gearing provides a great range with less shifting
Brakes: Avid Elixir 3 hydraulic disc brakes for the ultimate in braking
Wheels: 27.5" Mavic aluminium wheels for great performance on all terrains

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