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PostPosted: Sat Mar 15, 2008 5:32 pm 
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jonnyboy666 wrote:
hey paul, i do know what you mean, they are a bit more expensive than some others but i like to think they are a bit different than the average bike (he says stamping his feet shouting ORANGE! ORANGE! ORANGE!) :D :wink:


Absolutely, i'd take one over a Specialised, Trek etc at that price-point. But there are manufacturers like Genesis who seem to be doing UK hardtails just a little better. Plus the spec and price of upgrades on those Merlin Cycle bikes is pretty much unbeatable.

Still, even saying all that I love Orange and will own a third at some point (i've already owned a Gringo and Patriot from new).


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 15, 2008 5:36 pm 
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Go second hand, you get a mahoosive choice of pimptastic stuff then, pretty much what you want for a grand within reason.
Or, pick up a second hand Yeti ASR-sl/Sub 5 etc frame for ~£500, and you have £500 for rest of build kit. Merlin do some good deals on new shifters/mechs etc, look out for some SH forks and wheels - should get some Hope/Mavic and good forks for ~£300. Few quid on some new cheap but light finishing kit. Job done. May spill over by a few quid, depending, but you end up with a really nice bike :)


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 28, 2008 9:27 am 
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Looking at Jez's clearout this week i would suggest you go speak to him with that sort of money he might have something in your budget :lol:


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 29, 2008 2:16 pm 
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thanks guy

sorted now, after several weeks of faffing around on Ebay and such like, I found my LBS which I have never been into in 18 months of living here, does 10% off Specialized, so went for a new Stumpjumper,


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 30, 2008 7:18 pm 
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the stuntjumper is a good bike, enjoy it..


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