choice of three

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drew
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choice of three

Postby drew » 21 Sep 2011, 1:23pm

Can anyone help in deciding which of these three bikes to buy as the sales are now on and there are some amazing offers to be had.Im a seasoned road biker and am looking to get into mountain biking to keep up my fitness during the winter months.About 90% of the time ill be on trails around the Cairgorms of north Scotland. :?:

Specialized Rockhopper 2011

Trek 6000 2011

GT Zasker Comp 2011

Any advice will be very helpfull

Drew

porky
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Re: choice of three

Postby porky » 23 Sep 2011, 12:29pm

I have always been impressed with the quality of Specialized bikes, even at the lower end of the price range. I have had my Rockhopper for four years now and it has taken a geat deal of off-road abuse with a big guy sitting on it.

The first thing to fail on it was the fork (Dart 2) but hopefully the fork on newer bikes is more robust. The only other bits to wear out were the headset and wheels after three years.

When it finally dies I will be happy to replace it with another one, or I might save some money and get a Hardrock because they are pretty good too.
My car does 40 miles on a gallon of petrol, my bike will do that on a mug of tea and a slice of cake.

hamster
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Re: choice of three

Postby hamster » 23 Sep 2011, 3:30pm

Personally I'd ride each and see what you think. Subtle differences in geometry have a big effect on the feel.

Jalan
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Re: choice of three

Postby Jalan » 24 Sep 2011, 11:23am

Drew
Have you seen this super offer ?

http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/Mode ... elID=58986

stoobs
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Re: choice of three

Postby stoobs » 21 Oct 2011, 12:56pm

What did you decide on in the end?

I'd go for the Specialized, simply because I love them. I'm lucky enough to have a Rockhopper and a Stumpy. Superb bikes.

Ontherivet77
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Re: choice of three

Postby Ontherivet77 » 28 Oct 2011, 9:29pm

I've owned a Trek 6000, I thought it was a good bike, nice frame, good tyres, brakes and wheels. On the downside I think you would quickly want to replace the saddle, stem and grips and overall the bike geometry was more race,less comfort, in fact my race bike was comfier. On reflection I wished I'd bought a Spesh Rockhopper or a Kona Blast.