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Old 09-09-02, 12:46 PM   #1
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help on choosing bike

hello all.

I have just moved in the Uk and i would like to buy an mtb.
So far i have ended up into the following bikes and i would like your opinion on that.
Rocky Mountain Elevation
Trek 6700
Giant XtC 860
Scott Elite Racing

Personally i see the rocky mountain as the best...easton frame etc....and also i like a bike that is a good investment so that i can do future high end upgrades to the frame.
Please Help me out.
Also looking fellow riders for XC in Cardiff ,Wales,Uk

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Old 09-10-02, 07:29 AM   #2
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Do some searching around here at past posts. This question has been answered many times in many ways.

BTW, there is a pretty large contingent from riders from "across the pond".

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I'm Rocky biased myself.

Get that one
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Hey MtnBikerChk, how are you and IRB doing these days? Been spending a lot of time over at the monkey? I've been there a little more often now that some of the trash is being thrown out.

Yes, we know you're biased. BTW, shouldn't you change your name to RockyMtnBkrChk?

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I prefer Kona's and Rockymountains or sometimes norcos (depends on the type of riding)...
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Hey MtnBikerChk, how are you and IRB doing these days? Been spending a lot of time over at the monkey? I've been there a little more often now that some of the trash is being thrown out.

Yes, we know you're biased. BTW, shouldn't you change your name to RockyMtnBkrChk?

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hey a2. yeah, big changes there. and maybe more to come. it's not a happy scene.....

HOWEVER, I can't lock my name into a brand - what if my next bike isn't a rocky? (bite your tongue)!

we're good thanks. U?

(BTW, I like konas too )
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oh, one more comment - I know the Scotts are SUPERLIGHT - they make a great frame - and being in the UK, you might get a better deal than we do here.
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Personally I'm Giant biased, but I'd try them out before I decided, even a ride round the shops carpark is better than just picking on spec.

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Which of these bikes is more suitable for wet, muddy Welsh hills, rather than dry and dusty California ?
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If that's the criteria, I'd say go with the Rocky Mtn.

Designed in Canada where it's wet, muddy, rocky, and rooty all the time!

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Again I would say Kona, Rocky Mountain and Norco. They were all built with the north shore / squamish / whistler in mind. We have some deep and wet settings up here. For xc bikes I prefer this order in the hardtails

1 - Rock Mountain
2 - Kona
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