Recommendations - 29er, HardT, 1 by, under $1500

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Recommendations - 29er, HardT, 1 by, under $1500

Postby thomagreg » Fri Jul 21, 2017 7:21 pm

Hi folks,

I'm new to mountain biking, I've arrived late to the party, but I'm hooked. I'm in the market to upgrade from my existing $100 second hand thing, to something way more capable that's going to last and is worth investing in. I ride stromlo and some of the other trails around Canberra - I'm keen to get something under $1500. My preference is a hardtail, 29er, 1 by (sorry I don`t know the terminology, no derailleur at the front), and is capable of accepting a dropper post (for a future upgrade). I've seen the Norco Charger 9.2 which seems to fit the bill, and there is a Polygon Entreat (but a 27.5+). That's all I've found. Is there anything else out there that fits the bill? Not even sure where to look! :) Local bike stores have big name brands - Trek, Giant - but they don`t have these features.

Keen to make use of your wisdom before dropping serious money :)

Thank you
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Re: Recommendations - 29er, HardT, 1 by, under $1500

Postby Calvin27 » Fri Jul 21, 2017 9:30 pm

Pretty easy to convert any bike to 1x. Just buy the chainring and replace it. Remove all the other crap to do with FD.
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Re: Recommendations - 29er, HardT, 1 by, under $1500

Postby mikgit » Fri Jul 21, 2017 10:50 pm

same with a dropper, any frame can accept a dropper, just depends if you want internal routing or not...
just pick you're pricepoint and go ride bikes, don't worry about the other stuff. If your new, don't stress the details, pick the one that feels the best.

but anyway to give an idea:
https://www.bikeexchange.com.au/s/hardt ... e-ids=4015

also at that pricepoint, with 1x, you're shooting for the lower end, like the norco 9.2 has 1x10...not ideal.
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Re: Recommendations - 29er, HardT, 1 by, under $1500

Postby thomagreg » Sun Jul 23, 2017 7:25 pm

Cheers. Good to know about dropper and 1by retrofit. Saw a Giant Fathom 29er on sale for $1499 today; has most of what I need. Apparently the 2018 model is out in 3 weeks which promises - according to the bike store - to offer a lot of improvements so I'll stick it out until then and perhaps get a few more dollar off the 2017.

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Re: Recommendations - 29er, HardT, 1 by, under $1500

Postby Duck! » Mon Jul 24, 2017 12:35 am

thomagreg wrote:Cheers. Saw a Giant Fathom 29er on sale for $1499 today; has most of what I need. Apparently the 2018 model is out in 3 weeks which promises - according to the bike store - to offer a lot of improvements ...

Yeah, maybe not. The Fathom was a new model to the range last year, so don't expect any radical changes to the new one.
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