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Which bike to purchase???

Ant.pAnt.p Posts: 12
edited April 2016 in MTB beginners
I'm looking on upgrading my bike but I'm unsure which one to get as I'm only just starting out, I'm stuck between the Norco Sight A7.1 2016 Or the Giant Trance 27.5 1 Mountain Bike 2015.
Or any other that's at good starting point thanks.


  • supersonicsupersonic Posts: 82,708 Lives Here
    What kind of riding do you envisage doing? Long xc type rides? Or something a little more 'extreme' ie trails with drops and jumps?
  • Ant.pAnt.p Posts: 12
    Ye more like trails, not sure if you've heard of Cannock chase? But that's were I've started to go but my current bike isn't really up to that level an I don't wana start up grading it farther just get one ready built for that kind of terrain
  • Ant.pAnt.p Posts: 12
    I've currently got a boardman team 650b full Sus
  • kickaxekickaxe Posts: 446
    The Giant is great, I'm very satisfied with mine, does everything I expect it to and further.
    -Cube Acid 29" 2013
    -A new Giant Trance 3 2015!
  • The RookieThe Rookie Posts: 27,795
    I think we've all heard of Cannock!

    Either will be more of a bike than you'll need on the red routes and both will cope with the black sections easily.

    Any decent 100mm hardtail is fine for the reds, it's what I used to use.
    Current steed - Whyte T129, 2013 frame, mongrel Revelations, Giant dropper, Stans S1 wheelset. 12, Magura Trail Sport brakes, 1x11. 12.8Kg
  • oxomanoxoman Posts: 10,992
    The Trance would be ideal for Cannock, up until I got my Anthem I always did Cannock on my Carrera Fury so full sus bikes not really needed for it in my opinion. Vitus Sommet is worth looking at as well.
    Too many bikes according to Mrs O.
  • Ant.pAnt.p Posts: 12
    You know a lot about bergamont not really heard alot
    about them?
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