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In need some advice please. I am in the market for a new carbon dual suspension mtb. On the shortlist currently is a ktm, a cannondale and a Scott. How would maintenance cost and repairs compare in price on these 3 makes? Eg minor service cost, fork service/replacement, availability of parts. Thanks

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Specialized have amazing specials on right now. You should definitely add them on.

With regards to your question they are all much the same. The components are not brand specific. You have either Sram or shitmano. Sram is probably slightly more expensive to keep going but in my eyes should last longer than the other brand. Fox again is probably slightly more expensive to maintain than Rockshox but probably be not much in it.

It will be the parts you are maintaining so it will depend on them.

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No worries. What town are you in? If you are in CT chat to Revolution Cycles. Speak to Greg Holt. He will fix you up. Best sales man in town. I used to work with him.

If a bike is cleaned and maintained well your running costs should be pretty low.

Post a picture when you have your new ride.

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Lekker man! Always nice to buy a new bike. Most minor services should cost the same, the price depends on what parts need to be replaced and then it is up to you how expensive it is going to be. Suspension services are pricy because 1. You need to know what you are doing when you do full rebuilds or major services. The 50hr services is something you could possibly do at home. 2. The service kits are expensive.

Wrt availability I’ve heard Fox replacement parts/service kits are easier to get but I have not had issues getting Rockshox kits so I can’t really comment.

 

Good luck with choosing a bike and enjoy the process and eventually the riding.

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