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PostPosted: Wed Dec 28, 2011 9:58 pm 
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Hi

I've got around £800 to spend on a full suspension bike. I've always been a die hard Marin fan but has anyone got any ideas on what might be a good bike to go for. Mainly xc riding so small drops no more than 3-4ft and general trail riding... want something lightish but more importantly well balanced for a 6ft 4 guy weighing 15-16 stone... any suggestions gratefully recieved!


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 28, 2011 10:07 pm 
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Second hand or brand new?
Obviously you can put out a wanted if its second hand but its often a choice of whats availabel more often than not.


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 28, 2011 10:10 pm 
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...looking at 2nd hand... have put out a wanted on here an other sites but no replies but i guess it is xmas! Ideal would be a 2007-10 mount vision but we'll see. Just trying to see what other similar options there might be?


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 28, 2011 10:14 pm 
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A whyte prst1 thing?

Something from orange bikes? Cubes are good value.

Maybe have a look on pinkbike and bikeradar also.

Something specialized? Enduro etc.


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 28, 2011 10:17 pm 
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Like the later Whytes but not the prst thing! Maybe a specialized just after some ideas...Like orange too...


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 29, 2011 12:31 am 
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Older Trek Fuel maybe?


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 29, 2011 12:41 am 
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I can get my hands on a 2011 Cube XMS, 2nd hand from our shop, came in as a trade in, it's a 20", the last owner was 6'2"

Specification

Frame
Alu Superlite 7005 STK Double Butted, FSP 4-Link-System
Colour White 'n' black
Sizes 20"
Fork Manitou Minute LTD 100mm, Air Assist, Remote-Lockout
Rear Shock Suntour Epicon 165mm length, Lockout
Headset FSA No.10 semi-integrated
Stem Easton EA30 Oversized
Handlebar Easton EA30 Lowriser Oversized
Grips CUBE Double Duometer
Rear Mech Shimano Deore XT RD-M773 Shadow 10-speed
Front Mech Shimano SLX FD-M661-10, Top Swing, 34.9mm 10-speed
Shifters Shimano SLX SL-M660-10 Rapidfire-Plus, 10-speed
Brakes Shimano BR-M4451 hydr.. discbrake(180/160mm)
Chainset Shimano FC-M552 2-Piece 42x32x24T, 175mm, integrated BB 3x10 speed
Cassette Shimano CS-HG81 11-36T, 10-speed
Chain Shimano CN-HG74 10-speed, 110 links
Rims RFR ZX24
Hubs Shimano Disc HB-RM65
Hubs Shimano Disc FH-RM65
Spokes DT Industry 2.0
Tyres Schwalbe Nobby Nic Performance 2.25
Tyres Schwalbe Racing Ralph Performance 2.25
Tubes Impac AV14
Rim Tape Schwalbe 20-559
Pedals Fasten Alu
Saddle Scape Active7
Seatpin RFR Complight 31,4_mm
Collar Scape Varioclose 34.9mm
Weight 13,8 kg

Not a pic of the actual bike but here's what it looks like

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£749 inc insured courier delivery

If you're interested I'll get some pics tomorrow


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If it was me i would still look, greener grass etc. but that should be a done deal really!


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 29, 2011 9:53 am 
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Really nice Cube bike


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 29, 2011 11:06 am 
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Specialzed sx? Frame on pinkbike - drool. Most of your budget though!


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