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    Split between two bikes...help!

    Hi All,

    After lending my old GT Avalance to a friend and him getting it stolen, I have some cash to buy a new ride. I used to be purely a forest rider but havent really done that much since moving further in to London and now do a cycle commute of 8 miles and some weekend light trail riding with my girlfriend.

    I have around 800/$1250 to spend (God bless the cycle to work scheme!)

    I'm really split between two bikes now. I have test ridden both and like both.

    The Cube Nature - http://www.cube.eu/en/tour/country-l...lack-grey-red/

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    The Trek Montare - http://www.trekbikes.com/us/en/bikes...eries/montare/

    Anyone have a preference here? I can find very little on the web about the Cube...but plenty of great reviews for the Trek....HELP!!!

    Cheers,

    Paul

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    Senior Member EsoxLucius's Avatar
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    I'd forget the suspension fork unless your light trail riding includes a lot of loose, uneven or downright bumpy surfaces. How about a Trek 7.5 FX Disc? http://www.trekbikes.com/uk/en/bikes...fx/7_5_fx_disc

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    I'll be riding on ground like this: http://www.flickr.com/photos/47231510@N07/5539794977/

    Mixture of grass, gravel, leaf litter, bridal paths etc.

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    I would look at the new Trek DS line for 2011.

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    Between the two, the Cube has the better components in my opinion.
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    Hi All,

    Just bit the bullet and put a deposit down on the Cube. XT components just won me over.

    Cheers,

    Paul

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