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Re: Ideal MTB (See requirements)

Postby markusm » Tue Jan 24, 2012 7:44 pm

Mugglechops wrote:You blokes are not helping him at all.

Here is one that may suit him


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Re: Ideal MTB (See requirements)

Postby trainedmonkey » Tue Jan 24, 2012 7:49 pm

Ok, so it may not be a full suspension bike but I bet the Surly Moonlander would really get you that "What The..." factor:

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Re: Ideal MTB (See requirements)

Postby mitzikatzi » Tue Jan 24, 2012 8:02 pm

Flash Carbon Ultimate (2011)

or

Intense Tracer Custom Build Bike (2010)

It's a cheapie and an old model but it is a Flash one. Hey
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Re: Ideal MTB (See requirements)

Postby Mugglechops » Tue Jan 24, 2012 8:13 pm

Found another brown one
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Re: Ideal MTB (See requirements)

Postby mitzikatzi » Tue Jan 24, 2012 8:19 pm

Mugglechops wrote:Found another brown one


Damm! It's in a shop not far from home.

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Re: Ideal MTB (See requirements)

Postby Mugglechops » Tue Jan 24, 2012 8:37 pm

You know you want it :D
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Re: Ideal MTB (See requirements)

Postby kunalraiker » Tue Jan 24, 2012 10:12 pm

mitzikatzi wrote:
Mugglechops wrote:Found another brown one


Damm! It's in a shop not far from home.

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That's a stunner....alas cannot stretch my budget that much.
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Re: Ideal MTB (See requirements)

Postby Nobody » Wed Jan 25, 2012 6:50 am

Mugglechops wrote:Found another brown one
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...

Edit:
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/#

Edit2:
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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Re: Ideal MTB (See requirements)

Postby drubie » Wed Jan 25, 2012 6:54 am

mitzikatzi wrote:
Mugglechops wrote:Found another brown one


Damm! It's in a shop not far from home.


What's the name of the shop? Clown Central? I hope they sell the matching outfit (comically large shoes, fright wig, red nose) :lol:
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Re: Ideal MTB (See requirements)

Postby Nobody » Wed Jan 25, 2012 7:40 am

drubie wrote:What's the name of the shop? Clown Central? I hope they sell the matching outfit (comically large shoes, fright wig, red nose) :lol:
It would have to be a 29er to have clown shoes. :P
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Re: Ideal MTB (See requirements)

Postby Kenzo » Wed Jan 25, 2012 8:06 am

Nobody wrote:
drubie wrote:What's the name of the shop? Clown Central? I hope they sell the matching outfit (comically large shoes, fright wig, red nose) :lol:
It would have to be a 29er to have clown shoes. :P

Exactly! There is no way a 26er is as sure-footed as a 29er :wink:
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Re: Ideal MTB (See requirements)

Postby silentbutdeadly » Wed Jan 25, 2012 8:07 am

Fair go on those clown shoes...mine resemble them!!
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This'd be about as good as you could get for around a grand...
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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.
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Re: Ideal MTB (See requirements)

Postby trailgumby » Wed Jan 25, 2012 8:23 am

silentbutdeadly wrote:Fair go on those clown shoes...mine resemble them!!
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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 :lol: ). 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?
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Re: Ideal MTB (See requirements)

Postby Nobody » Wed Jan 25, 2012 9:46 am

silentbutdeadly wrote:Fair go on those clown shoes...mine resemble them!!
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Only people who are members of Rotorburn can see that pic.
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Re: Ideal MTB (See requirements)

Postby aeroslave » Wed Jan 25, 2012 11:51 am

That Moonlander is a beauty. Having owned a Pugsley....that Moonlander must really be monstrous!
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Re: Ideal MTB (See requirements)

Postby kunalraiker » Wed Jan 25, 2012 1:56 pm

I'am getting my mind more and more set on the Specialist Camber Comp 29er, talk me out of it!
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Re: Ideal MTB (See requirements)

Postby Nobody » Wed Jan 25, 2012 5:21 pm

kunalraiker wrote:I'am getting my mind more and more set on the Specialist Camber Comp 29er, talk me out of it!

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.
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Re: Ideal MTB (See requirements)

Postby mitzikatzi » Wed Jan 25, 2012 5:35 pm

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 bike will be predominantly used to ride on a daily basic along the river tracks Maribyrnong River.
Apart from that it will also be used on weekends to ride on medium difficulty tracks at Lysterfield.
Also will be taken on road trips to be used to be riden on walking and bike tracks.


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

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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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Re: Ideal MTB (See requirements)

Postby aeroslave » Wed Jan 25, 2012 5:48 pm

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 :lol: :lol: :lol:


hell buy them all! :lol:
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Re: Ideal MTB (See requirements)

Postby Gordo » Wed Jan 25, 2012 6:25 pm

kunalraiker wrote:I'am getting my mind more and more set on the Specialist Camber Comp 29er, talk me out of it!


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.
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Re: Ideal MTB (See requirements)

Postby kunalraiker » Wed Jan 25, 2012 7:40 pm

Gordo wrote:
kunalraiker wrote:I'am getting my mind more and more set on the Specialist Camber Comp 29er, talk me out of it!


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 :lol:
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 :mrgreen:
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Re: Ideal MTB (See requirements)

Postby trailgumby » Wed Jan 25, 2012 7:46 pm

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". :P
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Re: Ideal MTB (See requirements)

Postby ozdavo » Wed Jan 25, 2012 7:49 pm

kunalraiker wrote:
Gordo wrote:
kunalraiker wrote: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.


When off road & hitting bumps... get your BUTT OFF THE SEAT! :wink:

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!
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Re: Ideal MTB (See requirements)

Postby trailgumby » Wed Jan 25, 2012 7:51 pm

ozdavo wrote:When off road & hitting bumps... get your BUTT OFF THE SEAT! :wink:

Good point... I admit I took that as assumed knowledge on the part of the OP
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Re: Ideal MTB (See requirements)

Postby kunalraiker » Wed Jan 25, 2012 8:57 pm

ozdavo wrote: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!


Superseded models don't know :o
What do the experts say ?
Should I ?
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