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Bundu Ric
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Hi all,

 

So my brother in law is in the market to upgrade from his hardtail and he pretty much narrowed it down to these two models.

 

I said I will also get some opinions on the 2 options. 

 

Weekend rider, trail and fun. Nothing serious. 

 

Specialised Stumpjumper Alloy

https://www.specialized.com/za/en/stumpjumper-alloy/p/175253?color=281624-175253&searchText=93321-7001

 

Scott Spark 970

https://bike-addict.co.za/collections/scott-29er-dual-suspension/products/scott-spark-970-2021

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Hahaha, their dinner problems are the least of my problems. 

 

Tough call, but I would have to go with the Scott... slightly better components, and then still some change left over for your brother-in law to take your sister out for dinner ;)

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Hi all,

 

So my brother in law is in the market to upgrade from his hardtail and he pretty much narrowed it down to these two models.

 

I said I will also get some opinions on the 2 options. 

 

Weekend rider, trail and fun. Nothing serious. 

 

Specialised Stumpjumper Alloy

https://www.specialized.com/za/en/stumpjumper-alloy/p/175253?color=281624-175253&searchText=93321-7001

 

Scott Spark 970

https://bike-addict.co.za/collections/scott-29er-dual-suspension/products/scott-spark-970-2021

OP if I may add something to your arsenal: 

 

https://www.titanracingbikes.com/product/cypher-dash-carbon/

 

https://bike-addict.co.za/collections/titan/products/titan-cypher-dash-carbon-2021

 

Components and price similar, and a great overall bike. Your thoughts. 

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Both good brands/bikes.

We were debating on our ride yesterday and general consensus was that best value reputable brand would be Scott or Giant.

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Sho, what have the world come to? R42k for a bike with SX and some entry level fork, then on both you get either Tektro or the lowest Shimano brakes on the market. My prediction: your brother in law are going to look to upgrade parts on either of these bikes shortly after purchasing it.

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Hi Wayne.

An even better bet (with way better "returns"), would be to spend the R40-45k on a 1-2 year old bike...

For that money he would find something with XT/X01 components, carbon frame, and decent shocks

Take a few days/week to look around the classifieds section, a decent bike/size will come up, it always does. I am riding a really nice 1 year old bike that I purchased on bikehub, for a fraction of the new price I would have paid :)

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Thanks all for the replies, 

 

I think as for the Scott or Specialised he ended up with those options based on the looks of the bike. 

 

As for components and value for money, that is where my post on Bikehub comes in, to get some guidance as to worth it or not. 

 

Will also look at the 2nd hand option, only concern is both of us are no expert so would not know what to look out for on a 2nd hand bike to make sure something is not dodge or damaged.

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I've got the Stumpjumper and my wife's got the Spark. We both love our bikes. Each has their own slight differences over the other but are both very capable bikes. You cant really go wrong with either of them. Try and test ride each of them, even if it's just around the car park. One will just "feel" right, that's the one to go for. My 2 cents worth.

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Thanks all for the replies, 

 

I think as for the Scott or Specialised he ended up with those options based on the looks of the bike. 

 

As for components and value for money, that is where my post on Bikehub comes in, to get some guidance as to worth it or not. 

 

Will also look at the 2nd hand option, only concern is both of us are no expert so would not know what to look out for on a 2nd hand bike to make sure something is not dodge or damaged.

Buying a 2nd hand bike can be scary, but when buying a 1-2 year old bike you have a relative amount of safety...

 

Buy from a reputable seller on bikehub, and ask about the bike history and services. Generally speaking, you are low-risk when buying a 1-2 year old bike, and even more so when buying through a 2nd hand bike dealer/trader who offers a guarantee. 

 

Best of luck! 

 

 

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Where are you folks based? 

 

I will be more than willing to help either you or your brother-in-law out to get a proper 2nd hand bike or to even build one. 

 

 

Thanks all for the replies, 

 

I think as for the Scott or Specialised he ended up with those options based on the looks of the bike. 

 

As for components and value for money, that is where my post on Bikehub comes in, to get some guidance as to worth it or not. 

 

Will also look at the 2nd hand option, only concern is both of us are no expert so would not know what to look out for on a 2nd hand bike to make sure something is not dodge or damaged.

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Hi, 

We in Pretoria, so pretty much Gauteng. 

 

Where are you folks based? 

 

I will be more than willing to help either you or your brother-in-law out to get a proper 2nd hand bike or to even build one. 

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