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Old 07-13-11, 09:22 AM   #1
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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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Old 07-13-11, 09:43 AM   #2
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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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Old 07-15-11, 07:36 AM   #6
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Hi All,

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

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