Suggestions for full sus at around £1500

Discussion in 'Mountain Biking, Trials and BMX' started by Patthedog, 14 Jul 2012.

  1. Patthedog

    Patthedog New Member

    Just got some inheritance money so I'm going to treat myself to a new mtb. I do mainly trails and jumps and just wondering what heads recommend for my budget. I want something that looks nice, show offy, p*ss my friends off etc.

  2. subaqua

    subaqua What’s the point

  3. OP

    Patthedog New Member

  4. derrick

    derrick The Glue that binds us together.

  5. Cubist

    Cubist Still wavin' Moderator

    Ovver 'thill
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  6. Drago

    Drago Guru

    Trance X4. If sheer ability is your priority then you simply won't get a more capable full squidger at that price. Double bonus, it uses the same frame as the X0 o you're not being short changed on quality, and as parts wear out you can slowly up-spec it. A good bike to grow in to.

    Indeed, Giant have just knocked a further £100 off the RRP so you'll have some cash left over for a new lid.
  7. jonnysnorocket

    jonnysnorocket Über Member

    same position, & budget as op, I had more or less settled on a cube ams 130, or merida, but the canyon would seem to blow both of these out the water !!
    cheers Cubist nice one :dance:
  8. GrumpyGregry

    GrumpyGregry Here for rides.

    Boardman FS Pro, or have they been completely surpassed by the competition now?
  9. Are you really into jumps and trails, which one do you do more? I ask because it'll be tricky to find a bike that does both well. A lot of the bikes mentioned are great trail bikes, but would not make great jump bikes (too steep head tube angle, lack of travel, etc)

    For example a Giant Trance would make a great trail bike, but a Giant Reign may be better if you prefer to jump rather than just ride trails.
  10. Cubist

    Cubist Still wavin' Moderator

    Ovver 'thill
    Still an awesome bike but the OP mentions jumps and trails, which is why I would t necessarily put a 120mm Boardman first on the list. A FS xc bike though, yep, still one to consider
  11. akb

    akb Über Member

    Build your own?
  12. Cubist

    Cubist Still wavin' Moderator

    Ovver 'thill
    To come within budget you'd need to source used parts, if not a bargain donor bike.

    Have a check on the OnOne website. They were doing a heavily discounted 160mm el Guapo with a Cane Creek DB shock for 500. The rest you'll have to source secondhand to stay under £1500 I reckon.
  13. User482

    User482 Guest

    I've just bought myself a Giant Anthem X and can thoroughly recommend it.
    mrbikerboy73 likes this.
  14. Dan151

    Dan151 Active Member

    Durham, UK
    My boardman is only 120mm and its flys over jumps and drop offs :smile: saying that for 1500 quid get a mondraker tracker r
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