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Yt Capra AL VS Canyon Spectral 5.0?

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Hey guys, In the process of jumping on board the MTB train, I've narrowed down my choices to these two, has anybody had any Dealings with either of them, or any experience with direct sale companies?

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Not much help really but I nearly went down the Canyon Spectral Al 5.0 route before getting my Whyte but wasn't impressed with the response I got from their online help (they basically opened the website and copied and pasted what I could already see rather than answer my question) and the lead times to get a bike in a certain colourway put me off. Most people seem to be very happy wiht them but I chickened out in the end.

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I did exactly the same, got a shiny new Norco now. no regrets.

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The concept behind these direct sales companies are there, but the idea that if my two grand product dies i have to ship it to a different country scares me 

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I bought a Capra (before if got nicked) from YT and had no issues with them at all. They gave me the week it was due to be delivered, and then informed me with plenty of notice when it got delayed a week or so. The bike was well packaged, and delivered safe and sound.

I didn't have any issues that I had to send the beast back, so can't comment on that side of things, and I would hope that the bikes are strong enough that you don't have to send it back ;-). Oh, actually, i did have a mech hanger break, so I ordered another one on their site, and it was with me in 2 days.

I loved my Capra, rode awesome. If you've got the cash, and are happy to wait, then you shouldn't be disappointed. Obviously I'd still try and recommend getting a shot on both of them to compare how they ride...

In terms of which one is best, I can't answer. I'd argue they are much the same

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Where's the read the thread emoji when you need it. :P

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Cheers for the help ben, i was pretty lucky to find my Norco for as cheap as i did, else i would have thrown caution in the wind and gone down he direct sales route.

either way happy days.

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