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by Camcycle1974
Thu Sep 12, 2019 20:11 pm
Forum: MTB Buying Advice
Topic: Calibre two cubed or Line 20?
Replies: 2
Views: 605

Re: Calibre two cubed or Line 20?

Both good bikes depending on your budget. How far can it stretch the new line 29 is out if you want a 29er and looks mint. But if the budget is important than the line 20 looks decent for that little bit more. The two cubed has or is being replaced now by the two 3 again looks a great budget bike. ...
by Camcycle1974
Thu Sep 05, 2019 21:54 pm
Forum: MTB Buying Advice
Topic: MTB for a roadie
Replies: 35
Views: 1792

Re: MTB for a roadie

Cheers, I appreciate the words of wisdom. Mainly I'll be riding with my boys on XC routes or the local trail centre (Thetford) so nothing too demanding or difficult. Some of my mates ride mostly mtbs so I'll also look to get some pointers from them as the last time I rode properly off road was 1994...
by Camcycle1974
Thu Sep 05, 2019 14:31 pm
Forum: MTB Buying Advice
Topic: MTB for a roadie
Replies: 35
Views: 1792

Re: MTB for a roadie

Cheers, I appreciate the words of wisdom. Mainly I'll be riding with my boys on XC routes or the local trail centre (Thetford) so nothing too demanding or difficult. Some of my mates ride mostly mtbs so I'll also look to get some pointers from them as the last time I rode properly off road was 1994!...
by Camcycle1974
Thu Sep 05, 2019 09:04 am
Forum: MTB Buying Advice
Topic: MTB for a roadie
Replies: 35
Views: 1792

Re: MTB for a roadie

I'm 5'10" and ride a 19" FS bike on 26" wheels. My HT was an 18" but was really a bit small and I've just changed to a L 19" frame with more modern, slacker geometry. I'm not sure that a 20" frame would suit you. It did feel big when sitting on it in the shop. Not much...
by Camcycle1974
Thu Sep 05, 2019 08:14 am
Forum: MTB Buying Advice
Topic: MTB for a roadie
Replies: 35
Views: 1792

Re: MTB for a roadie

I'm 5'10" and ride a 19" FS bike on 26" wheels. My HT was an 18" but was really a bit small and I've just changed to a L 19" frame with more modern, slacker geometry. I'm not sure that a 20" frame would suit you. It did feel big when sitting on it in the shop. Not much...
by Camcycle1974
Wed Sep 04, 2019 18:36 pm
Forum: MTB Buying Advice
Topic: MTB for a roadie
Replies: 35
Views: 1792

Re: MTB for a roadie

Looks like Halfords are playing around with the Bizango price... now at £725! A 20% trade in for old bike, scooter available but without that a fairly hefty price rise. They do seem to change prices fairly regularly. Probably so they can discount it back down to £650! Out of my budget anyway. Maybe...
by Camcycle1974
Tue Sep 03, 2019 18:48 pm
Forum: MTB Buying Advice
Topic: MTB for a roadie
Replies: 35
Views: 1792

Re: MTB for a roadie

Hey, I'm 47 and I only got my Bizango this year!! On sizing, I'm 5ft8 and on an 18in Bizango all feels good. Surprised you felt the wheels were huge comparing 650b to 29er, but I can see the value of cash in the pocket. I "had" to buy the Bizango as it was an insurance replacement and at ...
by Camcycle1974
Mon Sep 02, 2019 18:42 pm
Forum: MTB Buying Advice
Topic: Calibre two cubed or Line 20?
Replies: 2
Views: 605

Calibre two cubed or Line 20?

So, I think I have narrowed my choice down to two Calibre bikes as in the title above. 2cubed is £399 and the Line20 £549. Is the better kit on it worth the extra £150? Ie xc30 air fork rather than normal xc30, Deore kit vs Altus, M315 brakes vs lower tier Shimano brakes. I know it's a bit of a lame...
by Camcycle1974
Sat Aug 31, 2019 20:09 pm
Forum: MTB Buying Advice
Topic: MTB for a roadie
Replies: 35
Views: 1792

Re: MTB for a roadie

A 20" is too big. I'm not tall, 5ft 10 so need an 18" or medium really. I take your point re the 29er, never ridden one, 26 was the only wheel size when I bought my only MTB in 1992!
by Camcycle1974
Sat Aug 31, 2019 18:01 pm
Forum: MTB Buying Advice
Topic: MTB for a roadie
Replies: 35
Views: 1792

Re: MTB for a roadie

I guess the Bizango is the best option with the BC discount at less than £600 but its a bit loud and shouty for a 45 year old! Lol... you're making me feel guilty... I guess I'm a loud and shouty 72 year old :shock: :D :lol: I might still go that route although I'm not convinced by 29"wheels.
by Camcycle1974
Sat Aug 31, 2019 15:49 pm
Forum: MTB Buying Advice
Topic: MTB for a roadie
Replies: 35
Views: 1792

Re: MTB for a roadie

This has been a useful thread for me... thanks. I'm also a roadie and have just resurrected my old Scott Sawtooth (circa mid-80s) that has been mouldering in my garage for many years unridden. A clean up, lube, pumped up the tyres and over to the Lookout at Swinley.... I really enjoyed it. The bike...
by Camcycle1974
Sat Aug 31, 2019 09:56 am
Forum: MTB Buying Advice
Topic: MTB for a roadie
Replies: 35
Views: 1792

Re: MTB for a roadie

Went to look at a calibre 2 cubed and a bizango yesterday. The bizango is the better bike but £250 more and the orange is really orange. More of a deep subtle orange on the calibre plus its all I really need and has 650b wheels. The bizango wheels were huge. For anyonre in the Cambridge area they ha...
by Camcycle1974
Fri Aug 30, 2019 13:58 pm
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: Carbon Clinchers
Replies: 88
Views: 5150

Re: Carbon Clinchers

I've currently got some Cosine 45mm Carbon clinchers that I want to replace. I've got about £1200 to spend. I've narrowed it down to either Roval CL50s (£1200) or Prime Black Edition 50s (£720). My question is are the Rovals going to be worth the extra money? Are there any others I should consider ...
by Camcycle1974
Fri Aug 30, 2019 11:59 am
Forum: MTB Beginners
Topic: Can't decide between these two.
Replies: 5
Views: 1798

Re: Can't decide between these two.

Blinkin' 'eck! Not again. :roll: C'mon, Nick. In the last 13 months you have asked this question about 6 times and each time end up stating which bike you are going to buy. So far it has been a Vitus, A Voodoo, a Carrera, a B'Twin and a Calibre. Now we are back to Vitus. You have come full circle. ...
by Camcycle1974
Thu Aug 29, 2019 16:26 pm
Forum: MTB Buying Advice
Topic: MTB for a roadie
Replies: 35
Views: 1792

Re: MTB for a roadie

Yes, undoubtedly, if that £250 is not going to mean your kids do without food. Much lower weight, simpler gearing, and most of all the air fork. I can vouch for the weight being valid too, as weighing it was the first thing I did when I got mine home. (And get the British Cycling membership, and th...
by Camcycle1974
Thu Aug 29, 2019 10:03 am
Forum: MTB Buying Advice
Topic: MTB for a roadie
Replies: 35
Views: 1792

Re: MTB for a roadie

The Rookie wrote:It's a decent option for the money, but its nowhere near as good as the Bizango.


Bizango does look decent but it should be better for £250 more. Is it that much better?
by Camcycle1974
Thu Aug 29, 2019 07:06 am
Forum: MTB Buying Advice
Topic: MTB for a roadie
Replies: 35
Views: 1792

Re: MTB for a roadie

After some research I have found the Calibre Two Cubed. A good option for £400?
by Camcycle1974
Wed Aug 28, 2019 11:52 am
Forum: MTB Buying Advice
Topic: MTB for a roadie
Replies: 35
Views: 1792

Re: MTB for a roadie

That link is to a 27.5+, which is yet another tyre size. It's 27.5 with a bigger tyre on, that makes it the same as a 29" in terms of tyre size. Do you want that? Scroll down this page to see the comparison chart: https://www.mbr.co.uk/news/mismatched-wheel-size-bikes-380291 Which Rutland Cycl...
by Camcycle1974
Wed Aug 28, 2019 11:51 am
Forum: MTB Buying Advice
Topic: MTB for a roadie
Replies: 35
Views: 1792

Re: MTB for a roadie

That link is to a 27.5+, which is yet another tyre size. It's 27.5 with a bigger tyre on, that makes it the same as a 29" in terms of tyre size. Do you want that? Scroll down this page to see the comparison chart: https://www.mbr.co.uk/news/mismatched-wheel-size-bikes-380291 Which Rutland Cycl...
by Camcycle1974
Wed Aug 28, 2019 10:38 am
Forum: MTB Buying Advice
Topic: MTB for a roadie
Replies: 35
Views: 1792

Re: MTB for a roadie

Welcome to the Darkside. :D A HT will suit you fine. Thetford is actually quite a good place to learn a bit more about MTB. Most of it is fairly benign but it has some more technical features where you can ride some small rock gardens and drop offs etc. Great place to session and learn some basic M...

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