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Horizon

Discussion in 'Beginners' started by MarkF, 16 Sep 2007.

  1. MarkF

    MarkF Guru

    Location:
    Yorkshire
    When my insurance money for my stolen bikes comes in I was thinking of Specialized Globe or another Dawes Discovery. I do towpath and road riding mainly but do like to get out into the Dales for long (long for me that is) 50 miles rides.

    I have noted Dawes Horizons on Ebay for £350 brand new, that is round about my budget. What's the verdict on Dawes Horizons?

    Are they a very poor mans Galaxy?
     
  2. yenrod

    yenrod Guest

    Looks ok, but stay away from ebay !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  3. Cathryn

    Cathryn California Correspondant

    Potentially they are poor man's galaxies but as a fellow Dawes owner, have you ever had any complaints with your Discovery? None here and I wouldn't think twice about buying another Dawes. If the Horizon is in your budget, I'd go for it.
     
  4. Rezillo

    Rezillo TwoSheds

    Location:
    Suffolk
    I bought a 2006 model Discovery 601 a year ago from the very same Ebay seller. It arrived in two days and I've done 3,000 miles on it. It's a good time to pick up end of year models - the 601 was £369 at a time when many dealers were listing it at anything from £480 up to the full list price of £550.

    I don't know about the Horizon and I wouldn't pretend to be any kind of expert but the 2006 601 at a similar price is a mixture of fairly good drive train components and a bit of a mixed bag for the rest of it. Having said that, I've been very happy with the bike , although it hasn't stopped me gazing wistfully at more expensive machines! A pleasure to ride, though - 60 miles last Wednesday (took the day off as the weather was so good) and 35 today.

    John
     
  5. MarkF

    MarkF Guru

    Location:
    Yorkshire
    Thanks for the replies, I have not taken any notice of the Horizon before, it took the price of £350 new to make me sit up! Just thought it might suit my requirements while being comfier than a Discovery/Globe?

    I have had a Dawes Discovery Cathryn, the base 201 and was very impressed at the way it stood up to the abuse I gave it, it's a great starter bike. The only issue I had was the size, I bought a 21" on the advice of the LBS when I really needed a 23", hardly Dawes fault.;)

    Hhmm, think I'll have another look at the Discovery range