Just thought i'd ask on here about a problem i'm having with my 2012 breezer lightning pro
I bought the bike as shop soiled but new condition about 4 months ago on the interest free credit option at Evans cycles. original price was 1595 pounds. this was reduced to 1095 and then reduced to 959 with the shop soiling. i then traded in a old bike for a further 80pounds off, reducing the price to a final figure of 880.
anyway all was well with the bike till last week when I went riding and one of the bottle mounts popped out of the frame, underneath there was a clear amount of rust under the paint. I took the bike back to Evans and they offered to repair the bottle mount or swap the bike out for an 1100 pound bike approximately(we haven't reached a consensus yet!) I've looked at all the models at this price point and I am at a loss at what to do as they are all fairly characterless alloy frames with lower spec than what the breezer had, I would really want an alternate breezer frame but evans no longer distribute breezer in the uk and have no contact with them anymore.
so can anyone suggest a good alternate bike at that price. i've looked at the bmc teamelite deore 2013, cannondale trail sl1, fuji tahoe 29 1.3 and the specialized carve expert 2013. all have a variation of the fox ctd fork or rockshox recon gold or the specialized has the rockshox rebas. groupsets seem to be a mix of the slx and deore with some xt,
any advice would be greatly appreciated, just can't make my mind up at the moment, suppose could do some testing but i don't wanna mess evans about too much!
Breezer lightning pro 12
Breezer Lightning 98
Breezer Thunder 92
Breezer lightning xtr 92
Breezer Venturi 98