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Bizango or Avalanche

jaylockwood1978jaylockwood1978 Posts: 9
edited March 2019 in MTB buying advice
Good morning all, hoping to draw on some expert knowledge.
I have £650 approx to spend using the cycle to work scheme and am limited to Halfords, cycle republic and Tredz.

Not knowing a great deal about bikes I think I have narrowed it down to the
GT Avalance (can’t decide between comp or elite)

https://www.tredz.co.uk/.GT-Avalanche-C ... 28279.htm#

https://www.tredz.co.uk/.GT-Avalanche-E ... 128280.htm


And the Voodoo Bizango from Halfords.

https://www.halfords.com/webapp/wcs/sto ... reId=10001

I mainly use it for forest trails and riding with my little boy using a kids seat and the occasional trail centre (Cannock chase, firestbof dean etc)

Any help massively appreciated,

Thank you

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  • oxomanoxoman Posts: 8,108
    Just get the Bizango it's 11spd and has the better forks. Suspect the GT will weigh more as well. The only real difference apart from forks is the gears, the single chainset on the Bizango gives you an easiest gear of 32 front / 42 rear against the GT which can go 22 front and 42 rear. If your struggling to get up stuff on the Bizango then you could always upgrade, I suspect that the GT on it easiest gear would be almost at a standstill.
    Too many bikes according to Mrs O.
  • The RookieThe Rookie Posts: 27,747
    Of the two GT's the Elite is much much better, well worth the extra, but still no contest with the Bizango.
  • Plus the Bizango you can get 20% off with their current promotion just by trading in an old cycle helmet for example so takes it down to £520.
  • Plus the Bizango you can get 20% off with their current promotion just by trading in an old cycle helmet for example so takes it down to £520.

    Really? Will have a look at that. Does that still work even on the cycle to work scheme do you know?
  • Plus the Bizango you can get 20% off with their current promotion just by trading in an old cycle helmet for example so takes it down to £520.

    Really? Will have a look at that. Does that still work even on the cycle to work scheme do you know?

    I don't think it will work with the cycle2work scheme as such promotions exclude that normally. I think the cycle2work scheme only allows for pre-discounted bikes before you enter a code. If you had a cycle2work voucher and were buying online you could only enter one code I believe. Worth checking though.
  • larkimlarkim Posts: 2,283
    With 20% off and a guaranteed ownership state, there's less advantage of C2W in any event other than the obvious cash flow.

    Trade in an aldi-cheap-as-chips helmet for £130 off a bike is a very easy to access deal!!
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    2018 Voodoo Bizango (mine)
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  • larkim wrote:
    With 20% off and a guaranteed ownership state, there's less advantage of C2W in any event other than the obvious cash flow.

    Trade in an aldi-cheap-as-chips helmet for £130 off a bike is a very easy to access deal!!

    Emailed them and the 20% off is valid with cycle to work. Bonus!
  • oxomanoxoman Posts: 8,108
    Get it done sharpish, their deals don't last that long.
    Too many bikes according to Mrs O.
  • oxoman wrote:
    Get it done sharpish, their deals don't last that long.
    On until 3rd April so just waiting for my letter of confirmation to come through!!
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