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Kyle CT

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Hi everyone,

I am looking at buying my first dual suspension mtb bike.

I would like to know your advice, should I buy a brand new Titan Racing Dash for example:

29er, dual suspension, dropper, rockshox etc

OR should I buy a second hand bike like a Trek superfly, Giant stance or specialized stumpjumper.

My budget is around 30-35k…

Please let me know your thoughts.

Thank you.

https://bike-addict.co.za/collections/titan-bikes/products/titan-skyrim-dash-2024
 

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The Trek superfly is an older bike I think it was discontinued in 2015/16 it's not a bad bike but it should be well under your budget.

The Stumpy could be fun what year model are you looking at? 

The new titan looks like a fun bike a little to much travel for my liking but hey I ride a HT What would I know 🤣

The Giant stance is good bang for buck and giant's in house parts are decent quality. 

In your budget I would look in the classifieds as there's been a couple of nice bikes in your budget. 

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1 hour ago, Kyle CT said:

Hi everyone,

I am looking at buying my first dual suspension mtb bike.

I would like to know your advice, should I buy a brand new Titan Racing Dash for example:

29er, dual suspension, dropper, rockshox etc

OR should I buy a second hand bike like a Trek superfly, Giant stance or specialized stumpjumper.

My budget is around 30-35k…

Please let me know your thoughts.

Thank you.

https://bike-addict.co.za/collections/titan-bikes/products/titan-skyrim-dash-2024
 

Giant is running a bit of a special. If you keen give me a shout on what bike you might be interested in. 

 

Dm me your nr and I can send you some options!

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45 minutes ago, Me rida my bicycle said:

The Trek superfly is an older bike I think it was discontinued in 2015/16 it's not a bad bike but it should be well under your budget.

The Stumpy could be fun what year model are you looking at? 

The new titan looks like a fun bike a little to much travel for my liking but hey I ride a HT What would I know 🤣

The Giant stance is good bang for buck and giant's in house parts are decent quality. 

In your budget I would look in the classifieds as there's been a couple of nice bikes in your budget. 

Hi, thanks so much!

My main question is, is Titan Racing good as I am not that familiar with it and would you suggest buying a brand new titan over a second hand Giant/Specialised for the same price?

Thank you!

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8 minutes ago, Kyle CT said:

Hi, thanks so much!

My main question is, is Titan Racing good as I am not that familiar with it and would you suggest buying a brand new titan over a second hand Giant/Specialised for the same price?

Thank you!

Yes, buy a new Titan Racing over a 2nd hand whatever else. You'll have the joy of a brand new bike, with brand new parts that comes with great backup and warranty. 

The new TR's are all great bikes. Myles at bikenetwork.co.za did a proper review of the 2 Skyrim models, take a look:

https://youtu.be/IQWa13K7Hb0?si=YxWg374hqtD9C9ep

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8 minutes ago, Kyle CT said:

Hi, thanks so much!

My main question is, is Titan Racing good as I am not that familiar with it and would you suggest buying a brand new titan over a second hand Giant/Specialised for the same price?

Thank you!

Definitely if you are looking at the same spec at the same price new would definitely be the way to go. 

Titan has a great warranty even buying second hand they still retain their warranty (the only brand I know of who offers this) that is definitely some confidence in their products. They are also very active here on the hub which is always great to see 👌🏻

Long story short I don't think you can go wrong with Titan. 

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14 minutes ago, Kyle CT said:

@PhilipV are the titans components being Rockshox etc better or not?

The trance has better suspension in front. Rear is comparable. Marzochi z2 is in a different class to the rockshox silver. And anyone who thinks SRAM SX is better than the 12spd of Shimano deore needs to get their head read. 
Trance has a carbon frame, compared to the Ali Skyrim, and all that is just on paper. Having ridden a trance, I reckon it hits the sweet spot for SA riding. 
 

im saying this as someone who is riding a Scott Genius at the moment. But I’d probably choose that Trance now if I was in the market.

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2 hours ago, Iwan Kemp said:

Yes, buy a new Titan Racing over a 2nd hand whatever else. You'll have the joy of a brand new bike, with brand new parts that comes with great backup and warranty. 

The new TR's are all great bikes. Myles at bikenetwork.co.za did a proper review of the 2 Skyrim models, take a look:

https://youtu.be/IQWa13K7Hb0?si=YxWg374hqtD9C9ep

Nice do you have reviews he did with a Giant at question or Trek superfly in question ?

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1 hour ago, Bicycle Yard WESTERN CAPE said:

Nice do you have reviews he did with a Giant at question or Trek superfly in question ?

To find a review on a superfly you would need to search the archives of the internet. 🤣

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Bought with my head(wallet) and bought a Titan 2 years go. Never missed a beat since then.

At that stage it was value for money the best bike I could get, I came from a lower spec name brand bike and I can say I honestly would buy another Titan without even thinking.

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