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paulfitzpaulfitz Posts: 103
edited July 2009 in Your mountain bikes
Seen as I cant get the hyperlink in my signature to work, well Ive had her a few months now and also coz I moved me censored today and cleaned Sophie, I thought i'd post a few pics of her on here.

Sophie is my 1st ride since falling for a Raleigh Activator during my teens, so I havent got anything to compare her to really, but she did feel better than the Carrera Fury, Marin Northside Trail and the GT Avalanche that were about the same price as her... got her on sale for 560 and managed to blag a free lock and helmet aswell so pretty good deal I reckon.

She may not have all the vital stats of some of the other models on here but she Ive fallen for her ha ha ha





All standard at the moment - did have plans until the boss decided she wanted a baby, and she is now 14 weeks preggers with our 1st 8) So all that cycling = infertility bollox is, well, bollox!!!

I do like the look of some of the handlebars and seatposts on carboncycles - so thinkin I may treat myself shhhhhhhhhhh 8) Im gonna get some Wellgo MG 1's - the standard pedals have been ok so far but it pissed down the other day and they got shown up big time, and i'd like some lock-on grips aswell.

As parts get damaged and I replace/upgrade them, Im thinkin of goin for a pure black "stealth" look as i dont think bright colours are really gonna go with the anodised finish of the frame.


Read an article on here a while back about censored -pit set-ups and was just wonderin about how anyone else has there bars arranged - Does swappin the shifters & brakes around make a noticeable difference???

Cheers guys and Thanks for all the help ive received from bikeradar so far, feel free to add any comments and constructive criticism!!!

Cheers again,



  • Zeroman_IRZeroman_IR Posts: 290
    Very nice! An Aspect 10, is it? Seems like a nice spec.
  • paulfitzpaulfitz Posts: 103
    Aye, Aspect 10 2008 model - shop also had the 2009 model in but I thought the colours were a bit garish (and it was 800 notes :shock: )

    I think shes got a good spec, would like to eventually go full XT when parts need replacing and like i said some nice carbon finishing kit aswell.

    I think the Scotts are lovely bikes, theres a Scott Scale in this thread somewhere that looks immense, and I mentioned in that that I dont think Scotts get the press they deserve - when i was about to buy the bike i done a search and found this...
    dhxcme wrote:
    So that means that you only have to pay for £500 of badge on £50 of bike. (slight exageration) scotts tend to cost alot for not alot of bike. You could probaly get a similar bike for even less money.

    I couldnt find a similar spec for 550, especially THIS year

    Luckily the-font-of-all-knowledge that is Supersonic said...
    supersonic wrote:
    On paper it looks very good. Light frame, Tora fork, Big S drivetrain, very good wheels... I'd have it for tthat money I liked the riding position.


    gonna be hitting a few trail centres and see what she can really do over the summer.
  • rwalworthrwalworth Posts: 176
    edited July 2009
    edited: made a mistake reading op
  • AnonymousAnonymous Posts: 79,667
    Amazing spec for that price!
  • Rich9Rich9 Posts: 1,635
    Lovely bike. You're right about the 09 colours. They are a bit nasty
    2014 Whyte T-129S
  • edhornbyedhornby Posts: 1,780
    yes, nice bike

    I have a fury (which I got on a really good deal) and I'd say that the fury is more of a bruiser and yours has slightly better bars/stem/seatpost so horses for courses
    "I get paid to make other people suffer on my wheel, how good is that"
    --Jens Voight
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