Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  


Go Back   > >

Mountain Biking Mountain biking is one of the fastest growing sports in the world. Check out this forum to discuss the latest tips, tricks, gear and equipment in the world of mountain biking.

User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 08-02-13, 11:15 AM   #1
estebanperez
Newbie
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: State College
Bikes: Looking for a new one
Posts: 2
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
new 29er for $600 Budget

Hello I am looking for a new 29er and I am looking at some specialized and a Yamis that is comming next month, any recommendations?

here is the specialized http://www.specialized.com/us/en/bik...hardrockdisc29
the yamis will come next month.
estebanperez is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-02-13, 11:21 AM   #2
Daspydyr 
Pedals, Paddles and Poles
 
Daspydyr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Btw the Mohave desert and AREA 51
Bikes: Santa Cruz Tallboy, Ridley Noah, Scott Spark 20
Posts: 5,370
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 21 Post(s)
"With a smooth, adjustable SR Suntour fork," That might be a little oversell on the Specialized end, but a good looking bike for the price point.

All bike manufacturers make similar bikes for the price range. Each one will have its own little compromise and surprise element in their specific build. Go with a name you like and ride with a big smile.

Personally, Studly guys ride SCOTTs - and only the studliest!
__________________
I think its disgusting and terrible how people treat Lance Armstrong, especially after winning 7 Tour de France Titles while on drugs!

I can't even find my bike when I'm on drugs. -Willie N.
Daspydyr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-02-13, 11:30 AM   #3
Papa Wheelie
Senior Member
 
Papa Wheelie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Boise, ID
Bikes: Specialized Stumpjumper EVO R; Salsa Spearfish 2; Cannondale Six13
Posts: 239
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Daspydr, you misspelled "Salsa". It is spelled S-A-L-S-A.
Papa Wheelie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-02-13, 11:30 AM   #4
dminor 
Moar cowbell
 
dminor's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: The 509
Bikes: are awesome.
Posts: 12,429
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 8 Post(s)
Redline D600.

http://www.redlinebicycles.com/bikes/mtb/2013-d600
__________________

Quote:
Originally Posted by Mark Twain
"Don't argue with stupid people; they will drag you down to their level and then beat you with experience."
dminor is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-02-13, 11:45 AM   #5
Ldosorio
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Bikes:
Posts: 62
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
FOr USD600 you must go with an entry level bike: Specialized Hardrock, Trek Marlin, Cannondale Trail 29er 6... All of them are very similar, so just check wich one makes you feel more comfortable while riding.
Ldosorio is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-02-13, 01:55 PM   #6
s0ul_chicken
Live to Ride!
 
s0ul_chicken's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Bikes: Airborne Goblin - Airborne Griffin - Airborne Black Plague
Posts: 264
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
You should give Airborne a good look, $599 for the Guardian. Great specs for the price for sure!

Tektro Auriga Comp Hydraulic disc brakes
SRAM X5 drivetrain
SRAM PG-950 Cassette - NOT a freewheel
RockShox XC28 TK Mg29 front shock

I highly doubt you will find anything better out there for that price point.
s0ul_chicken is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-02-13, 02:03 PM   #7
osco53
Old Fart In Training
 
osco53's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Bikes:
Posts: 2,223
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 12 Post(s)
$627 sales tax Included ..

I got wet brakes ~~~~~~

Scott Aspect 940 29er HT

The often called 'crap' Sun tour fork works just fine as far as I can tell
Has damping control, somewhat, and a lockout



All the bikes above this post seem to have mechanical brakes......Except the Airborne.
I would have broken bones by now if I had Mech brakes,,,, just sayin......

WET BRAKES are worth what ever you have to pay to get them !! That's My Story and I'm stickin to it !

General Custer to his Indian scout, "What's over that Hill ?" ,, The scout had him right where he wanted him..
sixty foot almost straight down,
Things are wet and your on Mechanicals,,, You got balls son..

Last edited by osco53; 11-29-16 at 06:30 AM.
osco53 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-02-13, 02:11 PM   #8
s0ul_chicken
Live to Ride!
 
s0ul_chicken's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Bikes: Airborne Goblin - Airborne Griffin - Airborne Black Plague
Posts: 264
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
The Airborne Guardian has "wet" or hydraulic disc brakes, I guess you didn't read the specs on it osco53.
s0ul_chicken is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-02-13, 02:15 PM   #9
osco53
Old Fart In Training
 
osco53's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Bikes:
Posts: 2,223
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 12 Post(s)
I just did and edited mine,,thanks.. Looks like a bit better fork and a snappier Head tube angle than the Scott also...
osco53 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-02-13, 03:25 PM   #10
s0ul_chicken
Live to Ride!
 
s0ul_chicken's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Bikes: Airborne Goblin - Airborne Griffin - Airborne Black Plague
Posts: 264
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
It's all good osco53 - I almost bought a Scott Scale 950 last week, but pulled the trigger on the Goblin instead. Scott does make some gorgeous bikes though!
s0ul_chicken is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-02-13, 03:35 PM   #11
Daspydyr 
Pedals, Paddles and Poles
 
Daspydyr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Btw the Mohave desert and AREA 51
Bikes: Santa Cruz Tallboy, Ridley Noah, Scott Spark 20
Posts: 5,370
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 21 Post(s)
OSCO is wise-kinda.............

M and isn't SALSA what you spread on your fajitas?
__________________
I think its disgusting and terrible how people treat Lance Armstrong, especially after winning 7 Tour de France Titles while on drugs!

I can't even find my bike when I'm on drugs. -Willie N.
Daspydyr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-02-13, 05:43 PM   #12
estebanperez
Newbie
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: State College
Bikes: Looking for a new one
Posts: 2
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Hello, what bike is more resistant between the Redline, the scott or the Airborne?
http://www.redlinebicycles.com/bikes/mtb/2013-d600
http://www.airbornebicycles.com/prod...dian-29er.aspx
http://www.scott-sports.com/us/en/pr...-aspect-950-l/

Thanks

Last edited by estebanperez; 08-02-13 at 05:46 PM.
estebanperez is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-02-13, 06:14 PM   #13
Daspydyr 
Pedals, Paddles and Poles
 
Daspydyr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Btw the Mohave desert and AREA 51
Bikes: Santa Cruz Tallboy, Ridley Noah, Scott Spark 20
Posts: 5,370
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 21 Post(s)
To me the Airborne with Sram X5 is attractive. IMO and I don't know THAT much about forks, the RockShox XC28 TK trumps the Suntour XCM.

I'm a Scott homie, but it doesn't look as solid in this mix.
__________________
I think its disgusting and terrible how people treat Lance Armstrong, especially after winning 7 Tour de France Titles while on drugs!

I can't even find my bike when I'm on drugs. -Willie N.
Daspydyr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-03-13, 06:38 AM   #14
JohnnyRides
Member
 
JohnnyRides's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Central NJ
Bikes: 2012 Trek 7.3 FX 2013 Giant Revel 0 29er
Posts: 46
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I highly recommend you look at a Giant Revel 0 29er. Nice bike with good components within your range. I've been thoroughly enjoying mine.

You tend to get very good bang for your buck from Giant due to their scale.

Good luck.
JohnnyRides is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-06-13, 02:01 AM   #15
Canker
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Bikes:
Posts: 877
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 39 Post(s)
Airborne is still a better deal even with shipping. They have a low over head being internet only. The problem of coarse is you can't test it and no free tune ups.

Bikesdirect has a good match at $700 with free shipping to the Airborne at $600 + shipping. Pretty much equal specs.
http://www.bikesdirect.com/products/...9_comp_xii.htm
Canker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-08-13, 09:08 PM   #16
rebel1916
Senior Member
 
rebel1916's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Bikes:
Posts: 2,992
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by osco53 View Post
All the bikes above this post seem to have mechanical brakes......Except the Airborne.
I would have broken bones by now if I had Mech brakes,,,, just sayin......

WET BRAKES are worth what ever you have to pay to get them !! That's My Story and I'm stickin to it !
Yeah, I will still take BB7s over just about any low end hydraulics. And nice hydros are rarely if ever gonna be the thing separating you from broken bones.
rebel1916 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 11:20 AM.