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29er...

Postby rabobank89 » Mon Oct 15, 2012 10:35 pm

Hey guys,

What is a good looking and decent 29er under $900?

Keen to see what recommendations you can throw out me. I know near to nothing about MTB..

I'll be using it to ride down the coast with my uncle who has a hybrid. Figured a 29er would give me a better workout.

Looking at these two;

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by BNA » Mon Oct 15, 2012 10:57 pm

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Re: 29er...

Postby uglybob » Mon Oct 15, 2012 10:57 pm

get the Carve SL 29!

http://www.specialized.com/au/gb/bikes/ ... arve/carve

I've seen one in the flesh, looks freaken mint.
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Re: 29er...

Postby uglybob » Mon Oct 15, 2012 10:58 pm

whoops sorry - above $900 :(
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Re: 29er...

Postby rabobank89 » Tue Oct 16, 2012 12:37 am

That is sexy enough to justify the extra $$, however a single speed.. hmm
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Re: 29er...

Postby m@ » Tue Oct 16, 2012 9:05 am

Giant Talon 29er 1 is in your price range; Talon 29er 0 might be doable if you stretched your budget just a little and got a deal on a 2012 floorstock model.
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Re: 29er...

Postby silentbutdeadly » Tue Oct 16, 2012 9:09 am

I'd go the KTM if it's the one with the Deore groupset. Oh and just a note...a KTM can ONLY have the black/orange colour scheme - any thing else is just wrong.
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Re: 29er...

Postby uglybob » Tue Oct 16, 2012 9:35 am

rabobank89 wrote:That is sexy enough to justify the extra $$, however a single speed.. hmm


you did say you wanted a workout! :)
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Re: 29er...

Postby maybolem » Wed Oct 17, 2012 9:14 am

Go get yourself a Giant. Always better priced than other brands
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Re: 29er...

Postby Crittski » Wed Oct 17, 2012 12:58 pm

Go on, get a Santa Cruz Highball. Frame is about $2000, but tis a very nice bike!
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Re: 29er...

Postby eldavo » Thu Oct 18, 2012 2:16 pm

You want a better workout 29er? Start here, over 12kg in the wheels and tyres alone. Can fit 29er wheels/slicks to it too if you wanted.

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Here's mine, Nexus8 rear hub:
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PS: alloy frame so it wont rust before you do.
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