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PostPosted: Wed Jan 13, 2010 7:34 pm 
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Just got my son a "Sinister Ridge." Well built, Hip with the new generation, and a strong bond to the vintage scene....

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 13, 2010 8:22 pm 
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some decent 2009MY bikes reduced at wiggle.co.uk e.g.

http://www.wiggle.co.uk/p/cycle/7/Kona_Kula_2009/5360039349/


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 15, 2010 8:30 am 
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Honestly I'd say with that kind of budget and the kind chaps on this site, you could make yourself a bike for a great spec. There's something about building a bike yourself and making it exactly how you want it. I've had a few new bikes and generally within a month I'm pulling components off and swapping things anyway, so why not do it from scratch?

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 15, 2010 9:32 am 
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[quote="Splatter Paint"]Honestly I'd say with that kind of budget and the kind chaps on this site, you could make yourself a bike for a great spec. There's something about building a bike yourself and making it exactly how you want it. I've had a few new bikes and generally within a month I'm pulling components off and swapping things anyway, so why not do it from scratch?

SP[/quote]

I agree whole heartedly with you - but it's not for me, it for a mate who doesn't know one end of a spanner from the other.

Thanks for all you suggestions though - most helpful.

I think he will probably end up with some sort of genesis.


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Double his budget and get one of these :wink: (rrp £2,200)

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I couldn't let this go without suggesting an Orange. :roll:

How about the G3. http://www.orangebikes.co.uk/bikes/2010/g3/

Not ridden one myself but had an Evo4 in 2005 that came in at the same price and that was ace. 8)


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Boardman - unbelievable specs for the money.


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Average Mark wrote:
Boardman - unbelievable specs for the money.


Totally.I heard the reps report ontheir bikes and theyre all costed mainly at trade prices
Nobody can beat them on price.
buy one -ditch the frame on ebay and dress your pride and joy up real nice


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 15, 2010 7:51 pm 
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Average Mark wrote:
Boardman - unbelievable specs for the money.
Yup, well worth the cash.

A mate of mine has just got the £800 full susser, how the hell they can spec it with the components hey do & still make money on them is beyond me.

I've only heard good things about Boardman bikes (Halfords on the other hand..)


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 15, 2010 8:17 pm 
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I'm not sure you even need to ditch the frame to be honest, it looks a pretty decent alu frame, certainly lighter than most others at that price point. It depends on whether you want to spend youre cash on the bike or the name i think.


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