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PostPosted: Sun Jul 28, 2013 9:43 pm 
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Hi guys anyone have any opinion or know anything about this bike?? Venturing into the 29er world and just saw this on CRC at 50% off....carbon frame etc are tempting me in! What do people think???

http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/Mode ... elID=95385

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 29, 2013 1:20 pm 
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Looks good for the money.


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 29, 2013 1:23 pm 
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Thats what I thought! I am unsure of Sram groupsets though...what would be the equivilant in the Shimano range? Also what about the other parts...forks? wheels? Any good?


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 29, 2013 3:21 pm 
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X7 is SLX equivalent, so pretty good. X9 would be XT. Easton wheels Gould be nice, not cheap on their own. What were the forks, Reba's? Again good quality xc forks. Basically more simple SID's. Doubt you'd get anything similar for the same money, especially with a carbon frame.


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 29, 2013 3:35 pm 
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EarlofBarnet wrote:
X7 is SLX equivalent, so pretty good. X9 would be XT. Easton wheels Gould be nice, not cheap on their own. What were the forks, Reba's? Again good quality xc forks. Basically more simple SID's. Doubt you'd get anything similar for the same money, especially with a carbon frame.



Thanks for that so I'm guessing sram X0 is like XTR?


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 29, 2013 4:22 pm 
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That's it yup. They do XX now too I think, which is the uber nice stuff.

I was thinking if tere was anything comparable. Giant do carbon XTC's for £1350 upwards, but I'm not sure if they do a 29er version. I don't think the spec will be quite as good either (although you may be able to get a deal on a 2013 one soon with the 2014 stuff trickling out).


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 29, 2013 4:26 pm 
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EarlofBarnet wrote:
That's it yup. They do XX now too I think, which is the uber nice stuff.

I was thinking if tere was anything comparable. Giant do carbon XTC's for £1350 upwards, but I'm not sure if they do a 29er version. I don't think the spec will be quite as good either (although you may be able to get a deal on a 2013 one soon with the 2014 stuff trickling out).



Yeah it does seem a really good deal the more I look around to try and find something similar spec in another brand....which whilst I think it could be worth a go, also makes me wonder what is wrong with it that it is so heavily discounted!


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 29, 2013 5:47 pm 
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Think Kona's are high priced at RRP. CRC will buy old stock cheap and sell cheap.

Frame reported to weigh only 3.1lbs: http://www.bikeradar.com/news/article/k ... 012-33225/

Giant do a XTC 29er: http://www.giant-bicycles.com/en-gb/bik ... 849/56862/ Not as good a spec though.


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 29, 2013 5:56 pm 
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EarlofBarnet wrote:
Think Kona's are high priced at RRP. CRC will buy old stock cheap and sell cheap.

Frame reported to weigh only 3.1lbs: http://www.bikeradar.com/news/article/k ... 012-33225/

Giant do a XTC 29er: http://www.giant-bicycles.com/en-gb/bik ... 849/56862/ Not as good a spec though.



The kona is around 22-23lbs for the full bike too...The Giant doesnt have as good a spec and I think I prefer the Kona....


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 30, 2013 4:43 pm 
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I've been trying to get a friend of mine to buy that CRC Kona for the last month - it looks like a steal to me!


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