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  1. Hi all. I’m looking for some advice on buying a 29 dual suspension XC/marathon bike. I currently have a Scott scale 960 (2017) and want to upgrade. I plan on doing some stage races like sani2c. Mostly want to compete for the enjoyment and experience but tend to get quite competitive. Looking to spend around 40k and happy to go second hand. Any advice would be helpful and please can you be specific in terms of year and components etc. thanks so much!
  2. Hey fellow hubbers The time has come to buy a new MTB. After 6 years of trusted service from my alu hardtail, my body has decided that a dual sus with longer travel is required. I am a weekend warrior, thus the slacker geometry and longer travel will make the ride more enjoyable (or so I read). Below are the bikes I have on my radar. You guys are welcome to comment on the list, recommend bikes I have missed or remove if I should not consider due to experience. The option on my budget Scott Spark 930 2018 – R40k: https://bike-addict.co.za/collections/scott/products/scott-spark-930-2018 Scott Spark 920 2017 (carbon main frame) – R49k http://www.vbike.co.za/scott-spark-920-2017/ Trek fuel ex 9.7 2018 (carbon main frame) – R53k https://www.trekbikes.com/za/en_ZA/bikes/mountain-bikes/trail-mountain-bikes/fuel-ex/fuel-ex-9-7-29/p/2144600-2018/?colorCode=black_red Specialized Camper comp 2018 (carbon main frame) – R55k https://www.specialized.com/za/en/mens-camber-comp-carbon-29---2x/p/133921?color=239846-133921 Ideally I would like to stay as close as possible to my budget of around R40k, however considering I am going to ride this for a long time I can probably stretch it a bit for good reason. My LBS does not have any of the bikes I am looking at, and this is where I have a problem. I do not mind buying the bike over the internet (if my LBS cannot get the bike for a competitive price). But I would like to test ride the bike. From the treads below, it is clear that a test ride is important to make a decision. Similar treads on bike hub: https://community.bikehub.co.za/topic/172711-what-to-buy-scott-vs-giant-mtb/ https://community.bikehub.co.za/topic/172692-spez-camber-comp-2017-or-giant-anthem-2-2018/ https://community.bikehub.co.za/topic/171934-spaz-camber-2018-or/ Thus I have come to the point for my blabbing on in this post: I live close to JHB/PTA area and are able to drive through for a day over the weekend to test ride some bikes. I do not know where or which bike shops have demo bikes to test based on my list above and this is where you guys come in. I am looking for bike shops I can contact to test ride as many of the bikes in a day as possible
  3. Hey I'm looking to buy a 29er dual suspension mountain bike for under 25k? Any suggestions? Currently looking at: (1) Silverback Sido 3 (2017) = R23k with tubeless conversion. (2) Fuji Outland 1.0 Satin Black Red 2016 = R20k (3) Fuji Outland 1.1 29" Mountain Bike (2017) = R20k (4) Cannondale Rush 2 29" Mountain Bike = R23k (5) Merida Ninety SIX 9.600 Black/Blue (2017) = R24k (6) Scott Spark 960 29'' Mountain Bike 2017 = R25k
  4. Hi Everyone, I need a bit of help. attached is a the pic and details of a Fuji 29" Outland (2017 model). To me, the specs are quite decent. RockShox Recon silver, mix of Deore and XT components and Shimano brand brakes. What I am not familiar with is the frame and don't know much about the Fuji brand either? CycleLab currently has them on offer for R19k. For what you get, I dont think that is too bad a deal. Thoughts? Frame:Fuji A2-SL custom-butted alloy front triangle w/ PowerCurve down tube, tapered 1 1/8” - 1.5” head tube, oversized seat tube, Fuji A1-SL alloy rear triangle, post disc mount and replaceable hanger, sealed cartridge bearing pivot, 120mm travelFork: RockShox Recon Silver RL R Solo Air 29 w/ remote lockout, tapered alloy steerer, 15mm thru axle, 120mm travelFront Derailleur: Shimano Deore, 34.9mmRear Derailleur: Shimano Deore XT shadow, 10-speedShifters: Shimano Deore, Rapid Fire, 20/30-speedCassette: Shimano HG50, 11-36T, 10-speedChain: KMC X10 w/ MissingLink, 10-speedBrakeset: Shimano 395, hydraulic disc, 180/160mm rotorsBrake Levers: Shimano 396, hydraulic discHandlebars: Oval Concepts 250 riser bar, 6061 alloy, +/- 5mm rise, 9° sweep, 31.8mm clampHandlebar Stem: Oval Concepts 313, 3D-forged 6061 stem body, +/-7°Tyres: Schwalbe Rapid Rob, 29” x 2.25”, 50tpiSaddle: Oval Concepts 200, steel railSeat Post: Oval Concepts 300, 6061 alloy, 30.9mm diameter
  5. Hey guys, Here's the deal: I want to know how much you would pay for this 2011 Rocky Mountain Element 30msl. Let's say the condition is very good (see ad pics). Throw a figure out, or provide a range: highest and lowest amount depending on whatever your criteria are. The ad has everything you need to know. 26" lovers and haters are ALL WELCOME. Throw the offer on the ground or press it tightly to your bosom and sing sweet songs of longing. Thanks for your input.
  6. Hi everyone, I need some advice on comparing the following two bikes: 1) Merida One-Twenty 900 D (2012) Fork Manitou Minute TS 120Rear shock X-Fusion O2RLWheels Alex Rim TD17Front derailleur Shimano XTRear derailleur Shimano XTShifters Shimano SLXBrakes Shimano BR-M505Crankset Shimano SLXTyres Kenda Slant Six 2) BMC Speedfox SF02 (2011) Fork Fox F-Series 120mmRear shock Fox Float RP2Wheels DT SwissFront derailleur Shimano XTRear derailleur Shimano XTShifters Shimano SLXBrakes Avid ElixirCrankset Shimano SLXTyres Onza Canis (x1) Not sure about the other Both are in good condition but Merida the mintest of the two. All opinions welcome and appreciated
  7. hey guys. finally managed to get my head around the idea of planting R40-50k on my dream ride. i spend most of my time climbing hills and then flying down the single track; do the odd multi-day stage race (Cape Pioneer in 17-days yeah) and have ambitions to ride the Freedom Challenge 2015/16. not worried about the podium but very much so about having a good time! the question is: which is the one bike to rule them all? currently my heart is set on a pyga oneten29 with full xt & some premium bits to keep the weight down. since there's no stock at the moment i have the luxury to continue to play around the myriad of possible choices. i'm 1.88m in my socks and crunch the scale at 95kgs. please let me hear your opinions thanks! mok
  8. Hi Hubbers. My Girlfriend has asked me to help her buy her sister a bike for her birthday. She is keen on Mountain Biking, mostly XC, and has been grinding out 10-20Km rides on a rough as F£*k Raleigh. She wants to take it to the next level and become a proper weekend warrior. She is 1.68m with a bigger build, and she has the potential to do a 30-50Km in a sitting. I think she's between a 27.5 and 29, so could go either way. I believe a Dual suspension, with SLX level components would be a good bet for her, and something she can live with for the next 2 years and grow into. Its essentially her first proper bike so a budget of R15-R25k ...hopefully. I was thinking perhaps a Giant Lust, (Not Sure on Price) Any other suggestions? Momsen, Titan, Scott.. Advice please.
  9. I've been MTB'ing for quite some time, and all bike I have ever known was a hardtail. And being considered still a green leaf by my old man, the hard-on-the-rear steed has served me well. Starting out on a 24 ton 24" mongoose working my way up to the now owned Silverback Syncra 27.5". My aim of MTB'ing is solely for fun, and the funny tan you get on you arms and legs that define a tan line. What I deem as the most fun style of riding is trails, at a place like Groenkloof. Hence the 650b wheel size suits me perfectly, no wagon-wheel 29ers nor slow-poke bumpy 26ers. At the awakening of spring I decided, after trying out and building some bikes, to upgrade my steed to a dual-suspension mid-travel 650b trail eating machine! This decision has lead me to tons of research concerning dually bikes, different types of suspension, and also to the three main problems of duallys which are brake jacking, pedal bob, and small bump compliance. Having time on my hands to kill and having a desire for creating my own things, I started learning how to use a CAD program to design, and maybe build one day, my own dual suspension frame. Starting with a few doodles I decided on a few basics, minimal chain growth, solid rear triangle, and as simple as possible. I was also playing around with the idea of having a single pivot design that pivots around your crankset. Keeping this in mind I started with Generation One. Which went well... Firstly I had NO idea how to do anything on this program, and I am still in the process of learning. I only got as far as deciding on the geometry, and molding creating some sort of tube for the seat and a odd looking head tube with bearing cups(I was quite impressed with myself there). I settled on a fair length, but on the shorter side chain stays and wheel base while maintaining a slack-ish head tube angle of 69deg, and a far reach. Soon I realized this was going nowhere extremely fast, as my geometry was well... to put it softly, absolute rubbish. Giving my impetuous design some more thought I dreamed up a chameleon styled frame that can take anything you throw at it. Any wheel size, and any travel up to 160mm, front and rear, and suiting to nearly any riding style. With that I moved on to Generation Two, which might be a tad bit better. Generation Two proved much more promising that its predecessor, and I felt I might have something good here. Being more well versed in the language and usage of the CAD program, I set out with a sketch deciding on the geometry. Sticking to the slacker head angle of now 68.5 and keeping the chainstays and wheelbase short but the reach long. I considered the change of the geometry more with the change of wheel sizes and travel when designing Gen Two This one I actually finished with a simulation of what the shock would do during the travel. As much as I liked the simplicity of the design, the angle at which the shock changes was too great, which will give poor small bump compliance and will promote bottoming out, rather than resisting it. So I finally had a design, but improvements still needed to be made. Thus I press onward to Generation Three. I threw everything I had at this model, and I toyed around a bit with the CAD program just to learn the ropes. The geometry I gave another whack and fine-tuned it even further to accommodate the changes the different wheel sizes will bring as well as the changing travel. The result was quite satisfying. To be continued...
  10. A few years back, lets say about 10, my dad took up MTB'ing and he loved it, still does. It didn't take long for him to get hooked. A while thereafter he wanted my mother to join him in his cycling adventures and, needless to say, she was quite skeptical about doing something as ridiculous as whizzing about with a mix of alloys and rubber between your legs. My dad eventually got her cycling by getting her a bike without her knowledge and simply placing her on top of it, and chased her around the area a bit. This was not at all what she expected and really started to like it! Even after a while warmed up to the idea of clipping your foot into the pedal. Here is Alpha, the first and the one she started on. And no, it has not had a wash since... well I can't remember. After what seems to be a lifetime, and minor upgrades and fixes here and there, they came to a point where my parents decided that they need softtails, using the excuse that they where getting old. And after much fussing to put the wheels in motion, I was assigned the task of building my mom her a proper softtail with a budget of 25k, and the permission to salvage parts from her old ride. Step one would be to gather all the parts needed for the dually. So I blew through most of my budget, purchasing a medium carbon dual suspension frame and many extras including a headset, handlebars, Rockshox Monarch RL, 105mm stem, setback seatpost and clamp and finally a set of tyres. Granted the stem and seatpost will most likely change, but this was the deal, all for R16 000 from one of our own hubbers. All seemed to be good, until I swapped out the QR hangers with the through-axle... Both screws stripped on the way out and upon replacing them and fitting the hanger, I saw that the hole for the screw wasn't aligned properly... I'll see later if this will have an effect... Here is the damage But the rest was as good as gold. Well black gold in the form of woven carbon fibers. The next step for me and my dad, was the wheels. Having gone through a process of elimination we ended up with very few options, mainly Stans ZTR Crest or a set of Rapide R27 wheels and for only R3 690 and weighing in at 1659 grams they seemed like the route to go. And upon their arrival impressed we all where! Behold we had a set of very good looking and quite light MTB wheels! Complete with QR and through axle options which swapped out quite easily. Upon them I mounted a set of Arisun Mount Graham 2.2 tyres with their moderate weight of 650 grams each, they seemed to go well with the rims. I seated both tyres with Stans NoTubes Sealant, 80ml in each tyre, and a single 25g canister. They seated without a fuss and sealed properly. Being R18 690 into the budget already I needed to start salvaging. So I dug up a crankset we had kept for just such an occasion, a basically new Sram S2000 crankset. I can see the envy and jealousy brewing even on my own face whilst putting this magnificent being together. I'm jittery with excitement to carry on, and will do so as soon as I can. I'm currently hunting for all the necessary parts, scouring the internet for what needs to be found, for the right price of coarse. I'll continue with the following parts of my forum as I carry on with the build and find or fashion the parts I need. It's quite exhilarating to see what course the unfinished black steed of carbon fibers is going to take!
  11. I'm looking to upgrade my Momsen SL 629 to a dual suspension 29'er trail bike. I've got around 35k to spend. I like the look of the Trek Fuel Ex 8 as well as the Giant Trance X2. I do most of my riding on the road, but want this bike for Berg n Bush, Sani 2 Sea and some lekker Karkloof riding. I'm not looking to win the races, just have some proper mid-pack fun. Any advice or other options would be greatly appreciated.
  12. I am looking into buying a 29" Dual Suspension Carbon frame. After a lot of reading I am looking into these 4 frames: Booth Edge Design Black Spade Trigon Does any body have any experience with these frames? Which one would you recommend? Are there any other frames out there that might be a better choice? Any assistance will be much appreciated!
  13. These two bikes were stolen from the Spur MTB Classic at the Post House Vineyard, Somerset West/Stellenbosch (28/09/14): 2014 Giant Anthem 1, baby blue with American Classic Race wheelset and X0 derailleur. 2010 Giant Anthem 1, polished aluminium/blue with Raceface crank and X0 derailleur (among other upgrades). If you have any information, please let me know on 082 883 6910. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Giants 27.5.pdf
  14. We have stock of bikes in our warehouse that we need to clear to make space for a new brand shipment coming soon. Let us know what bike you are in the market for (type and size) and we will check what we have for you. We have: single speed BMX Road MTB TT/Triathlon Like this SE Bikes Hoodrich park/street BMX which retails for R4990.00 we will cear x 6 bikes at R3500.00 incl.vat.
  15. Hi Hubbers! I have gotten into cycling, specifically mountain biking, over the past year. At the moment I have two bikes, a 26er hard-tail and a 29er dual-suspension. I have also spent a lot of time on a hard-tail 29er which is a friend of mines. As per the title I weigh +-100kg's, 6ft2, with not much body fat. I live in Cape Town and do most of my riding on Table Mountain with the dual-sus 29er. When I am in other provinces I use the 26er and hard-tail 29er respectively. What I notice is that my worst rides from a struggling with getting up hills point of view and just getting around in general are on the dual-sus 29er. I don't know if it is just because it is much heavier than the hard-tails or if it is just not setup correctly (although I was fitted on the bike), but I really don't enjoy my riding when I ride with the dual-sus 29er. To give you an example, while in Durban I had the pleasure of riding at Holla Trails, the yellow route (48km's) on a hard-tail 29er and it was an absolute pleasure. Back home in the Cape I often cycle to the blockhouse on Table Mountain +-20km, and I also took part in the Xterra in Grabouw which was a difficult 28km's but it felt like murder on the dual-sus 29er, and the blockhouse ride sucks until I start the descent. At the moment the thoughts going through my head are sell the dual-suspension and move to a hard-tail. Carrying 100kg's around is already difficult as it is, am I being foolish trying to do it on a heavier dual-suspension bike? The type of riding I do is recreational, table mountain, the odd off-road triathlon and I am hoping to do some stage races next year like sani2c. Having said that could it be that I need more experience on the dual-suspension, my legs need to get stronger, the setup needs to be looked at? All of which I am going to do regardless before making a decision. I find that it feels like I am riding quite low even with the suspension locked out and my pedals often make contact with objects, which when on a hard-tail, would normally not happen unless the pedals are vertical when going over an obstacle. I climb hills like a demon on a hard-tail and like a rookie on the dual-sus. I would just like some insight from experienced riders like yourself, perhaps this is a normal learning curve. The 29er is a Scott Spark 940. Thanks! milo
  16. Hi, A friend is looking for a dual suss bike mainly for Marathon type riding. (i.e. Sani, Berg & Bush etc.) He falls into the BIG GUY category: 6ft 5inches tall ±119kg Hands like a skottelbraai... get the idea? Questions are: Carbon vs Ally frame - Advantages etc.? 2 x 10 vs 1 x 11 (likes simplicity) Bike suggestions At this stage the SantaCruz Tallboy © XXL is at the top of the list of bikes, anything else he should be looking at? Any advice or own experiences will be appreciated.
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