NormanD said:They're pretty much the same bike (components wise) but the Pro has a better set of forks fitted to it
Forks on the comp : Rock Shox Dart 3 100mm, PopLoc
Forks on the pro : Manitou Minute LTD 100mm, Air Assist, Remote-Lockout
It really depends on what you intend to use the bike for, if it's lots of off road riding, then the pro would be the better choice I.E the better the components the better the bike. But if it's lots of road work and commuting then I'd go for a rigid frame, rather than have the suspension forks fitted.
Either way Cube make some excellent bikes, so no matter which one you chose, you're going to have a fun time with it
No seriously i know nothing about MTB's, but i couldnt resist
Cubist said:The Cube Ltd Comp with the Dart 3 is fine for the use you describe. I have a Ltd which last year had Toras on, (mine now has a Reba Race)
The Dart 3 was fitted to the Acids I bought for my team. Good fork, poploc lockout, no competition winner but great weekender.
They aren't the same bikes with different components by the way, the LTD series is far more XC/Trail orientated with an arse up head down geometry compared with the the Acids, so try to get a ride on one to see which position you prefer. The frame is double-butted and a bit lighter on the Ltds.
My Ltd is a bit twitchy on technical decents, but absolutely flies on the flat and is a great climber.
The Acid would be all the bike you need to be fair, but whether you want to spend the extra knowing you have a very upgradeable bike ..........
jethro10 said:I'd say The Cube 1 was the best film, but you can get the boxed set and keep a whole lot of change.
Air forks are a big step up. If you can afford it, get the Manitou ones. It's also 1/2 Kg lighter, quiet a lot on a set of forks.
They are lighter, tuneable to your riding style and weight, and SOME say they react better to bumps etc. The counter-arguments are that coil forks are more reliable. I have air forks and love them.gb155 said:Sorry to be a n00b but how ?
Cubist said:They are lighter, tuneable to your riding style and weight, and SOME say they react better to bumps etc. The counter-arguments are that coil forks are more reliable. I have air forks and love them.
You have said you want to spend time on roads with canal towpaths etc at weekends. If that is how you will use the bike, than you don't need the extra expense of air forks.
If on the other hand you want to get a little more serious and spend some time on rougher bridleways etc, and even technical trails then indeed, spend the extra.
For the use you describe the Acid is brill.
Will you lie awake at night wishing you'd spent the extra so you can be more adventurous? Only you can answer that!