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Re: Who is into Mountain Biking

Post by HammyUK » Fri Sep 08, 2017 8:18 am

Cube AMS Pro, YT Capra and a Commencal Meta 5 carbon.
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Re: Who is into Mountain Biking

Post by Graearea » Fri Sep 08, 2017 4:05 pm

Last week at black Mountain Cycle centre. (My friends helmet cam)
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This summer in the alps
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That's my cube stereo 140, 12kilos of German carbon awesomeness. I've got a 26" rigid carbon mtb that I commute on, 8 kilos with hydro brakes and no gears. a steel 24" bmx and a custom made jump bike that I haven't ridden in a while. Jumping bikes is my main thing



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Re: Who is into Mountain Biking

Post by krisabf » Fri Sep 08, 2017 5:14 pm

Graearea wrote:
Fri Sep 08, 2017 4:05 pm
Last week at black Mountain Cycle centre. (My friends helmet cam)
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This summer in the alps
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That's my cube stereo 140, 12kilos of German carbon awesomeness. I've got a 26" rigid carbon mtb that I commute on, 8 kilos with hydro brakes and no gears. a steel 24" bmx and a custom made jump bike that I haven't ridden in a while. Jumping bikes is my main thing

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I'm lucky enough to live about 30 minutes from the peak district and there is some quality trails there. I've always fancied a trip to the Alps. The scenery looks stunning.
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Re: Who is into Mountain Biking

Post by Graearea » Sat Sep 09, 2017 11:17 am

krisabf wrote:
Graearea wrote:
Fri Sep 08, 2017 4:05 pm
Last week at black Mountain Cycle centre. (My friends helmet cam)
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This summer in the alps
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That's my cube stereo 140, 12kilos of German carbon awesomeness. I've got a 26" rigid carbon mtb that I commute on, 8 kilos with hydro brakes and no gears. a steel 24" bmx and a custom made jump bike that I haven't ridden in a while. Jumping bikes is my main thing

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I'm lucky enough to live about 30 minutes from the peak district and there is some quality trails there. I've always fancied a trip to the Alps. The scenery looks stunning.
It's totally worth it. Especially as you can forgo all that nasty pedalling nonsense and get up the mountain in a civilised manner. Sat on a ski lift.


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Re: Who is into Mountain Biking

Post by Wolfgang » Sat Sep 09, 2017 12:34 pm

Big on the mountain biking myself, currently running a Kona Process 153. I don't think it had another bike that I've felt so comfortable on, even over various DH rigs.

Got some good riding down here is Cornwall / Devon if you know where to look.

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Re: Who is into Mountain Biking

Post by Nik_nak » Sat Sep 16, 2017 3:26 pm

I am, heres mine on a recent trip to the lake district.


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Re: Who is into Mountain Biking

Post by Graearea » Sat Sep 16, 2017 3:56 pm

The process was 2nd on my list. I tested one and it was ace.


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Re: Who is into Mountain Biking

Post by Dan116i » Sat Sep 16, 2017 8:38 pm

My new weapon of choice :)

Cube Stereo Hybrid 140 HPA 27.5+ SLT 500 - 2017

FRAME HPA Ultralight, Advanced Hydroform, Triple Butted, ETC 4-Link, ATG, Boost148mm, Tuned Drive Position, AXH, Plus Ready
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SIZE 16", 18", 20", 22"
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Re: Who is into Mountain Biking

Post by Wolfgang » Sat Sep 16, 2017 10:33 pm

Graearea wrote:The process was 2nd on my list. I tested one and it was ace.


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Definitely my most favourite bike I've owned. I did a week in Les Arcs on it in July, really showed itself in a good light. Also off to Whistler next year with the new 2018 Process is taking my fancy

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Re: Who is into Mountain Biking

Post by OneTwenty » Mon Sep 18, 2017 1:07 pm

I did my first proper trail yesterday, did a 12 mile circuit around Gisburn Forest and I was blown away by it. 10 times better than I could have imagined and we covered the full red route, and I did a black section called Hully Gully which was just fantastic, like being on a rollercoaster!! :D

So as I am addicted to it now, and want to go there as much as possible I've decided I need to get a proper trail bike. 8) My hardtail did brilliantly but on some of the rocky/tree stump sections I was literally being thrown all over the place.

What are the best brands to go for these days, around the £1800-2500 mark?

Just been looking at a Scott Genius 740 this morning. It's a 2017 bike which was £2650 but is now £1999. It looked awesome and had some good tech on it, dropper post, 150 shocks, 2x10 Shimano etc.

Always liked my Kona, and was looking online at the Precept 150 I think it was but the guy at the LBS reckoned Kona aren't as good these days.
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Re: Who is into Mountain Biking

Post by Itsteagle » Wed Sep 20, 2017 11:35 pm

I've been riding for a few years now, went out once to the local trails in the middle of winter and was hooked straight away! Started out with a Carrera, then moved on to a Canyon, followed by a Stanton Switchback but sold that after an injury and went for an Enduro 29, literally steam rollers everything!
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Re: Who is into Mountain Biking

Post by Graearea » Thu Sep 21, 2017 12:34 am

OneTwenty wrote:I did my first proper trail yesterday, did a 12 mile circuit around Gisburn Forest and I was blown away by it. 10 times better than I could have imagined and we covered the full red route, and I did a black section called Hully Gully which was just fantastic, like being on a rollercoaster!! :D

So as I am addicted to it now, and want to go there as much as possible I've decided I need to get a proper trail bike. 8) My hardtail did brilliantly but on some of the rocky/tree stump sections I was literally being thrown all over the place.

What are the best brands to go for these days, around the £1800-2500 mark?

Just been looking at a Scott Genius 740 this morning. It's a 2017 bike which was £2650 but is now £1999. It looked awesome and had some good tech on it, dropper post, 150 shocks, 2x10 Shimano etc.

Always liked my Kona, and was looking online at the Precept 150 I think it was but the guy at the LBS reckoned Kona aren't as good these days.
Gisburn is great. I did an enduro race there a year or two back. Great fun if a bit over exciting. Kona bikes are great. Good warranty and great ride but maybe a little heavy and expensive. Don't expect to get an impartial opinion out of a bike shop.
If you want support from the shop, buy a cube, or lapierre or if you have money, a specialised. If you can look after yourself, a canyon or a YT.
YT can't be beaten for the money, but the support isn't great. If something goes wrong you'll be without a bike for a while. Nobody beats specialised for warranty. And if you're made of money and you live in Surrey, santa cruz.
If you're new to bikes, buy something around 2k that's on sale cos it's last year and make friends with the bike shop people. You'll find out where to ride and get a bit of a bargain that when the forks break, they'll warranty them for you.


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Re: Who is into Mountain Biking

Post by OneTwenty » Thu Sep 21, 2017 9:04 am

Graearea wrote:
Thu Sep 21, 2017 12:34 am
OneTwenty wrote:I did my first proper trail yesterday, did a 12 mile circuit around Gisburn Forest and I was blown away by it. 10 times better than I could have imagined and we covered the full red route, and I did a black section called Hully Gully which was just fantastic, like being on a rollercoaster!! :D

So as I am addicted to it now, and want to go there as much as possible I've decided I need to get a proper trail bike. 8) My hardtail did brilliantly but on some of the rocky/tree stump sections I was literally being thrown all over the place.

What are the best brands to go for these days, around the £1800-2500 mark?

Just been looking at a Scott Genius 740 this morning. It's a 2017 bike which was £2650 but is now £1999. It looked awesome and had some good tech on it, dropper post, 150 shocks, 2x10 Shimano etc.

Always liked my Kona, and was looking online at the Precept 150 I think it was but the guy at the LBS reckoned Kona aren't as good these days.
Gisburn is great. I did an enduro race there a year or two back. Great fun if a bit over exciting. Kona bikes are great. Good warranty and great ride but maybe a little heavy and expensive. Don't expect to get an impartial opinion out of a bike shop.
If you want support from the shop, buy a cube, or lapierre or if you have money, a specialised. If you can look after yourself, a canyon or a YT.
YT can't be beaten for the money, but the support isn't great. If something goes wrong you'll be without a bike for a while. Nobody beats specialised for warranty. And if you're made of money and you live in Surrey, santa cruz.
If you're new to bikes, buy something around 2k that's on sale cos it's last year and make friends with the bike shop people. You'll find out where to ride and get a bit of a bargain that when the forks break, they'll warranty them for you.


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Good advice, thanks. :)

This is the bike I looked at the other day in the flesh which they are doing for £1999:

https://www.onyerbikeonline.com/m1b0s35 ... s-740-2017

Only concern is they only have Medium in so not sure on sizing. I am 6ft tall with 33 leg length so I think Large might be better.

There's no rush as yet, going to use my Kona Hoss for a while but upgrade my gear, helmet, shoes and protection first.
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Re: Who is into Mountain Biking

Post by Graearea » Thu Sep 21, 2017 9:10 am

It's nice but bikes these days are tending towards longer. I'm 5'8" and I ride a large. I'd look around some more and find one that fits you.


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Re: Who is into Mountain Biking

Post by Wolfgang » Thu Sep 21, 2017 10:05 am

Same as Graearea I'm 5'8'' and ride a large. Definitely check the sizing before you buy as you'd regret that more than anything else.

I don't trust him if he thinks Kona aren't as good these days. Personally I wouldn't bother with a Precept and go straight for a Process.

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