Best hardtail C2W can buy?

Discussion in 'Mountain Biking, Trials and BMX' started by BrianD, 17 Aug 2012.

  1. BrianD

    BrianD New Member

    Morning all, looking to take advantage of the C2W scheme but looking for a little advice

    I'm looking for a hardtail mainly for trails like 7Stanes, Hamsterley forest. Love downhill, however to come down you have to go up and im a large lad!!

    Probably won't use it much for commuting as I've got a road bike

    Been looking at the Whyte 805 or paying a little extra for the 901, others such as the Focus black forest, educate me please!
  2. OP

    BrianD New Member

    No one?
  3. GrumpyGregry

    GrumpyGregry Here for rides.

    I'm a cross country boy not a trail centre addict so can't comment really.

    (Boardman HT Pro btw way)
  4. pubrunner

    pubrunner Guru

    We have a Rock Lobster Tig team SL, from Merlin Cycles; they sell very nice bikes at good prices - the advantage you get from buying from a good 'local' shop is that you get the after-sales service and often a nice discount on future purchases and servicing costs - you'll need to weigh up how important this is to you.

    We went up to Merlin Cycles near Preston and it was well worth the drive; must have tried have a dozen bikes. Being able to 'try before buying' was a great bonus ! They were very helpful and not at all 'pushy' - a genuinely 'first class' bike shop !

    Take a look at some reviews on both the bike & Merlin's (excellent) service :

    The Tig Team SL, is built from Easton Elite tubing and as MTBs go, it is very light. We've had ours for 5 years and have not had a single problem with it.
  5. KenG

    KenG Well-Known Member

    On One do a good range of hardworking trail bikes, I have the Inbred,and they also do C2W scheme, they have a marmite following, you either love them or hate them,but the fact is you cant ignore them, have a look on their website.
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