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So. Many. Factors.

I'd rather just get scammed off PinkBike till I get what I want.

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2 hours ago, Tony Harrison said:

I rode one at a test day and it just didn't excite me at all

Heretic!

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2 hours ago, Ross McArthur said:

So. Many. Factors.

I'd rather just get scammed off PinkBike till I get what I want.

better than getting scammed by yt amirite

For serious though, what is the second hand market like for mountain bikes?  Is it as f**ked as the trials market or do bikes actually hold some form of value?

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40 minutes ago, Mark W said:

better than getting scammed by yt amirite

For serious though, what is the second hand market like for mountain bikes?  Is it as f**ked as the trials market or do bikes actually hold some form of value?

Both my last two bikes were bought secondhand and I had less trouble!!

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Posted (edited)

The ars fell out the 26" mtb market when the industry realised that new standards were going to make them money. So its a buyers market in that sense. Stuff will hold its value until next year when the model hub you had is now 1mm wider and pretty much useless....Or that's what they want you to believe!! 

Boutique carbon frames will hold some sort of value, yeah. Upper end anything will hold its value, especially if its Santa Cruz. And im not saying that just because im a fan boy. I've trawled a lot of sites - eBay, Gumbush, PB etc etc and that's the feeling I get.

You're right about trials though. A pretty much brand new (old) hex for £150 (in FS section now) with seat and headset. Total bargain for buyers.

 

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I managed to get this mint condition Giant frame and carbon forks for £40 and swapped all the bits off my Raleigh Airlight along with a few new bits (105 braze on front mech, Continental front tyre as my other one was too tall and fouled the brake and an Ultegra rear brake that has just arrived). It rides so nicely, I'm very happy with it considering it has cost me a smidge over £100 to build overall and pretty much everything is new/like new :) Obviously not bike porn but more than adequate for the occasional rider!

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New bike built up for daily commuting. Frame & forks are new, set of wheels from shed (which weren't hardcore enough for my hardtail), and everything else donated from my old 26" commuter. Had a mess about trying trials stuff on it last night, is good fun for practicing stuff on the way home, and nippy for getting about on too :D Will probably have to sort mudguards for it at some point, but don't want to spoil it for now.

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Other than in the picture are the Trickstuff Direttissima brakes I got since the XTRs don't perform well in the cold. 

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On 03/01/2019 at 4:00 AM, Tony Harrison said:

So now I'm back to square one, time to decide what bike to buy. The Rocky Mountain Altitude is a strong contender, and a 150/160 travel bike will suit my needs I think. I stepped up my game at Morzine in the summer, outdoing what I'd done on a DH bike the year before, but plenty of people were absolutely throwing down on shorter travel bikes so I'm not convinced that 180 is necessary.

 

The Rocky Mountain Altitude won in the end. I bought a 2018 full carbon frame plus shock secondhand, and then almost everything else is new. Been out for a few hours today and it's a f'cking beast, easily as fun as the YT (thanks in part to the 65 head angle), glad I made this choice. Would be nice to have had a nicer groupset but for now XT will do. Possibly going to try a coil shock.

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Nice! I've always thought the RMs looked like they've got less travel than they do.

Total trials riders photo that with the saddle all the way down. :D

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2 hours ago, Ross McArthur said:

Nice! I've always thought the RMs looked like they've got less travel than they do.

Total trials riders photo that with the saddle all the way down. :D

 

Haha yeah it was in that configuration most of the time!

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I call that pump track mode :)

Looks like a beast!

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Actually managing to get out on my bike at least once a fortnight and having fun randomly exploring local trails rather than my standard loop. 

Jamis now got some new tyres after a year, high roller front and aggressor rear, pro 4 on the back and looking at some new bars. 

Need to do something with the front end as it's running 100mm qr and flexes like f**k and the current setup leaves my arms shaken to bits on long descents. 

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Just realised I haven't posted this here yet!

Built up a week or so back, 2019 Dartmoor Hornet, using half the bits off my Cannondale and a few new bits such as the Eagle X1 crankset, dropper, BB and headset.

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My Trek Slash that I've been rocking for a while now. I've half put it up for sale if anyone would be interested. It's been a fantastic bike but I'm actually fancying the idea of downgrading.

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That looks great, Mike. Have been considering building up a hardtail to ride this summer instead of the Stumpy and you're not helping the urge!

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3 hours ago, Luke Rainbird said:

That looks great, Mike. Have been considering building up a hardtail to ride this summer instead of the Stumpy and you're not helping the urge!

It's amazing, so pleased with it.

My Cannondale was too small for me (Like most bikes I've owned, haha) and even putting size aside, the 160mm all round travel soaked up so much of my power... You don't realise until you get back on a hardtail.

Only done one ride on it so far, but I was much quicker and for some reason more confident.

The Dartmoor frames are a bargain too, this was about £230 shipped from Poland. My only complaint is that the paint job is pretty crap and is damaged easily, geo and build quality seems good though.

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Didn't realise they were so cheap - that's used frame territory. Nice!

I do live on the edge of actual Dartmoor too. Hmm...

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Mine is the Hornet, which is their "hardcore" frame, takes up to 180mm travel fork. They also do the Primal, which is more XC focused, not sure what travel it takes but I think it's 120 or 130 max.

I don't think you can beat them, for the price. They get good reviews, but most people comment on the cheap paint job... It's gonna get thrown about anyway so not too much of an issue really :)

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@MadManMike Bike looks sweet. I recently “downgraded” to a hardtail from my full sis and am having so much fun on it. 

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Posted (edited)

A bit of a retro-modern build Orange Patriot..

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Managed to get hold of a 2003 Orange Patriot frame off a friend who had it knocking about in his garage and wanted some space for other projects. He had the vee brake bosses removed and the frame stripped of paint so it was in need of a new colour and a build!

After some deliberation green seemed the most fun choice with some custom decals in a darker shade to set them off. Paired up a set of Superstar Switch wheelset, stem and bars in red it was coming together nicely.

Dropped in a brand new DNM 165mm air shock for the rear (budget but actually really good) and a set of DT Swiss forks 170mm, Saint cranks and gearing and Avid XX World Cup carbon brakes (which are horrible, so being swapped to XT) it is ended up being a lightweight all mountain set up for sub £600.. had a number of blasts and I might get a dropper for it as an investment.

Currently just off the run whilst I swap the brakes, but so far it's been a great XC rig - going to take it for some more aggressive stuff once it is sorted.

Brett

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Following on from Bretts Orange Patriot, I picked up a beast yesterday afternoon, and I’ve fallen in love with it. Always wanted one of these when I was younger, used to see them advertised in the MBUK magazine. Here’s my Orange 223 ...

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Had this beast for a year now used mainly for sprint workouts so only rides upto 15-20 miles and maybe the odd 50-70 mile ride

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but after being a roadie for so long Ive become used to easy terrain so just taken delivery on a ebike mtb

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Only taken two rides to tune in and do most major adjustments but makes riding mtb so much easier and worth it with a motor for when my legs are tired from the road bike or legwork at the gym 

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Altitude now rocking a DHX2 rear shock, and it rides great. Did two weeks in Morzine in the summer was such a nice bike to ride...

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