Thursday, October 30, 2008

2009 bike

OK, missed out on the Giant XTC C0 (some guy bought the last 2!), so better get a plan together on what I'll be racing on in 09...
I've been casually looking at a couple of bikes over the last 3 or 4 months but time to get serious. To make this a little easier I'm going to set out some guidelines...

  1. It has to be a hardtail

  2. It has to weight less than 9.5Kgs (roughly)

  3. It has to cost approx €2,500 (less ideally!)

  4. I don't want to upgrade any components for a year (apart from general wear and tear)

  5. It would be nice if it came with UST tyres/wheels already setup

  6. It has to look good (ok, this is a low priority, but important non the less)

So what types of bikes match that criteria? Well the XTC C0 did, but no point in crying over spilt milk.
There's a couple of Canyon CF's which fit the bill, but its very difficult getting bikes of them this time of year as they are preparing next years stock and I don't have any prices on them right now.
Cube's HPC range is quite nice, but I don't have full bike weights, so won't know for sure if they fit (they paint scheme does though!) the criteria. They are a little on the expensive side though.
There is a Giant XTC C1 going cheap, but to be honest it just does not blow me away.

Decisions Decisions :)

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