Mugglechops wrote:You blokes are not helping him at all.
Here is one that may suit him
Flash Carbon Ultimate (2011)
Intense Tracer Custom Build Bike (2010)
It's a cheapie and an old model but it is a Flash one. Hey
I still find the price of some bikes amazing. $10K for a MTB you're most likely going to crash and/or wear out quickly? Including depreciation, I wonder how much that works out to be per ride...
The current top spec Remedy 9.8 in AU is RRP $5,999. So why is last year's model $4K more for RRP?
http://www.trekbikes.com/au/en/bikes/mo ... medy_9_8/#
It appears the bike pictured is not the same as the original 2011, 9.9. That might explain the price difference.
http://www.trekbikes.com/au/en/bikes/20 ... e/remedy99
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What's the name of the shop? Clown Central? I hope they sell the matching outfit (comically large shoes, fright wig, red nose)
So we get the leaders we deserve and we elect, we get the companies and the products that we ask for, right? And we have to ask for different things. – Paul Gilding
but really, that's rubbish. We get none of it because the choices are illusory.
Exactly! There is no way a 26er is as sure-footed as a 29er
Fair go on those clown shoes...mine resemble them!!
This'd be about as good as you could get for around a grand...
On 'special' at T7 at the moment for $920 plus freight
http://www.torpedo7.com.au/products/KHB ... h-mtb-2012
Rather good potential for driveline, forks and wheel upgrades down the line (full XT and those Crank Bros wheels from that Trek perhaps?).
Failing that T7 is also offering a Voodoo Bokor 29er frame with a Mavic/Shimano wheelset for $600...the basis for a bloody nice hardtail 29er.
Ours is not to reason why...merely to point and giggle
Almost bought one of those. Couldn't get with the loud chrome-and-cobalt-blue colour scheme (says he who's been riding a bright Kermit green bike the last 4 years ). They certainly go really well.
Interested to enquire about your experience with the Crank Bros wheels. Have heard from one bike shop mechanic I respect that they are a challenge to adjust and keep true. What have you found?
That Moonlander is a beauty. Having owned a Pugsley....that Moonlander must really be monstrous!
http://www.specialized.com/us/en/bc/SBC ... e=Mountain
Why do you want to be talked out of it? If you think it's too much money, then that's easy:
The reason you shouldn't buy it is the MTB environment is hostile and so things get broken and wear out quicker. Dollars per ride on average is going to be (much?) higher than a road bike. It should date/depreciate faster per ride too as many ride their MTBs less frequently than their road bikes.
My road bike is average in price but my MTB is a cheapy.
Really it depends on what you want the bike for.
29er are "in" an the moment but are not aways the best choice. Others would disagree.
Some say you need to be over 5'8" to 5'10" to ride one (29er). Shorter and often you need to ride in the sit up an beg postion. Which some people like apparently.
To my way of thinking Hardtails hold there value better long term.
The 29er linked to is a lot of bike for the above duties.
I see Trailmix at Lysterfield Park use Specialized Rockhopper SL Pro Mountain Bike as hire bikes maybe go and spend $30
The Merida Demo Fleet has found a home (AT) Trailmix.
Over the next few months the very latest and greatest from Merida are available to test ride at Trailmix.
The following bikes are available to ride. Yes they are the latest (2011) and yes they are the greatest(all of them are the top of the line in each platform).
Ninety-Six Carbon Team
O.Nine Team D
One-Twenty HFS 3800 D
Transmission Carbon 1000
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Buy a Titanium hardtail 26er. It doesn't rust, tougher than all get out, easy to maintain and looks like Jennifer Hawkins wether direct sunlight or just after midnight.
But I wont talk you out of it. Its your money
hell buy them all!
my choice at the moment too.
not completely sold on the 29 thing though. cornering will be less, cant whip them around as much (which is half the fun aint it?). acceleration may be less. more weight in those rotating wheels (rotating mass counts double apparently) so steep steep hills may be a prob. hope to test ride very soon.
I know, I'am short 5'6 at most
but from what I have read,up hill will be easier, cornering less but marginally.
My riding as someone just quoted included daily riverside riding and will be easier then the 26.
Someone also mentioned to get a hard tail, well I feel the bumps bad and that is just a personal issue, need the comfort in the rear side.
But hey I'am open for other suggestions if you think this bike is too hyped, don't want to draw too much attention you know
hardtails are without doubt more efficient and faster... you can deal with the comfort factor to some extent by running less pressure in the tyres, say mid-20s ... but you'd need to go tubeless to avoid getting pinchflat punctures..
Interestingly, ran into another bike store owner who is not convinced about 29ers after having tried them... but then he does crazy freeride stuff that I look at ... and decide "I'm walking".
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When off road & hitting bumps... get your BUTT OFF THE SEAT!
But.. that Torpedo7 deal looks awesome, or (pending where you are) Goldcross have a big sale on old stock 2 stores in QLD & VIC until Sunday, eg: 2009 Marin Quake 7.9 was $6899 NOW $1749!
Always looking for new rides & ride partners in SE QLD area
Good point... I admit I took that as assumed knowledge on the part of the OP
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