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Whytes or Marin - 27.5 or 29??

crom7crom7 Posts: 83
edited June 2016 in MTB buying advice
Any thoughts please?

Budget: 2 - 2.5k to spend
what i'm going to use it for: 15-20mile rides on local trails, Cwmcarn/Afan red runs and the occasional black.

my dilemma:
Marin Attack trail
Marin Mount Vision
Marin Rift Zone 29er

Whytes T - 130 s yari
Whytes T - 129

can't decide if a longer travel 27.5 would be better or a shorter travel 29er? any thoughts?


  • Chris71127Chris71127 Posts: 71
    Love my T130 for general trail riding. I Would suspect that a 29er might be a benefit if you're doing longer days trucking up single track.
  • DodgeTDodgeT Posts: 2,255
    Just gone from a 26" 2011 spesh enduro to a Whyte T129s and love it for general trail riding / messing about.
  • lawmanlawman Posts: 6,868
    Either of the Whyte's, no question. The Marins are super short and feel pretty dull to ride. The Whytes are just a blast, fit great and are awesome value for money as well. Loved the T130's I've ridden, rode a T129 a few years back and even though the fork/shock/brakes/reverb/basically the whole bike was knackered, I enjoyed riding it. Says it all really!
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