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    Advice On Two Bikes (Or An Alternative)

    Hi,

    Ive been a long term reader of the forum but this is the first time I have needed advice.
    My current bike is a 10 year all Scott which is totally knackered!

    I have a budget of 500 maximum to spend and I thought had narrowed my search down to a Specialized Hardrock Sport Disc 12.

    However, I have just been to Edinburgh Bicycles in Sheffield a have to look at the Hardrock and was speaking to the assistance who suggested a Revolution Triad 1.0 11 which they have on offer for 499, down from their catalogue price of 700.

    I know that revolution is their own brand, but to an inexperienced person like me the components like looks much better than the Hardrock.

    So basically Im after peoples thoughts on which would be the best to purchase. I would really like some opinions on the Revolution as I am struggling to find any reviews on the bike.

    Specialized Hardrock Sport Disc 12 (450)
    http://www.edinburghbicycle.com/prod...-sport-disc-12

    Revolution Triad 1.0 11 (on offer at 499 as last years model)

    http://www.edinburghbicycle.com/prod...n-triad-1-0-11

    Any advice would be greatly appreciated, or possibly another selection within my budget would be helpful.

    Thank you.

    Craig

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    I know nothing of the Revolution, but it is worth saying the forks are significantly better on it than on the Speccy.

    I'd run with it though, as the forks, the components & the brakes are much better.

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    WTTF Azzy,

    I'm liking the look of the Revolution as well, I'd ditch the tyres but that's my personal bias setting in. I'd defo choose it over the Speccy.
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    I had a Revolution Triad 2.0 in 2010, they are very well specced for the money. I'll be honest the only reason I got rid of mine is because I got a size too big for me and it wasn't helping me out at all. Other than that it was very good. The frames are actually made by Merida not just knocked together in some shed out the back.

    As Taz says though budget another 50 for a decent set of tyres, Conti mountain kings are absolute shite.

    And WTTF!

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    Quote Originally Posted by NorthernMatt View Post
    As Taz says though budget another 50 for a decent set of tyres, Conti mountain kings are absolute shite.And WTTF!
    I was just being diplomatic, but as Matt says, they are total crap! I wouldn't even turn a wheel with them on, Why not see if he'll swap them out for something from Maxxis: Ardent, Advantage, Minion, High Roller(s) that sort of thing.

    Waits for storm of advice on tyres........
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tazzedx View Post

    Waits for storm of advice on tyres........
    I find circular ones offer best results.
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    Quote Originally Posted by reevil View Post
    I find circular ones offer best results.
    I just knew you'd turn up sooner or later
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    Black rubber ones are pretty good.

    Oh and WTTF.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gorehound View Post
    Black rubber ones are pretty good.
    Speaking from experience are you Gore? snigger
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tazzedx View Post
    Speaking from experience are you Gore? snigger
    Yup been using black rubber tyres on my bikes for about 32 years now and have found them all to be pretty good.
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