Can you help me chose please!

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Stuart J B
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Can you help me chose please!

Postby Stuart J B » 10 Nov 2018, 3:27pm

Hi
I'm desperately trying to decide between these 2 bikes (links below) Can you help me please.
https://www.cyclerepublic.com/boardman- ... -2019.html & https://www.cyclerepublic.com/diamondba ... -2018.html

simonhill
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Re: Can you help me chose please!

Postby simonhill » 10 Nov 2018, 4:08pm

Maybe more info would help.
What sort of riding, where, experience, etc.

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LinusR
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Re: Can you help me chose please!

Postby LinusR » 10 Nov 2018, 5:11pm

Stuart J B wrote:Hi
I'm desperately trying to decide between these 2 bikes (links below) Can you help me please.
https://www.cyclerepublic.com/boardman- ... -2019.html & https://www.cyclerepublic.com/diamondba ... -2018.html


You are spoilt for choice at this price point. The Diamond Back is more expensive because it has slightly better components, has 11 cogs instead of 10, and you get a dropper seat post. But there is not much difference between the two.

Both bikes have 27.5 wheels, so in theory the bike would be a little more agile than a 29er like this https://www.cyclerepublic.com/voodoo-bizango-29er-mens-mountain-bike-2018.html A 29er "rolls a bit better"

All these bikes would be good for general (not too challenging) trail riding. Good for riding most bridleways and blue or red trail centre routes. But none of them are recommending for any serious jumping. They are basic off-road trail bikes and you could have a lot fun with them. I'd go for the cheaper one.

You should also be aware that every month Cycle Republic/Halfords quite slash the prices of these bikes (like a £100 off). So look out for some deals.

DevonDamo
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Re: Can you help me chose please!

Postby DevonDamo » 10 Nov 2018, 7:39pm

I don't know about those two bikes, but personally I wouldn't touch Cycle Republic with a bargepole. I've heard dreadful things about them, and if you Google them, you'll find the online reviews back this up.

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Re: Can you help me chose please!

Postby eileithyia » 10 Nov 2018, 8:06pm

Always best to let us know what sort of riding you anticipate doing, daily or weekly mileages etc Plus your experience of cycling.
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