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RST Platinium air fork with rebound adjustment and lock out, ultra light.
Double butted alloy frame.
Shimano XT Derailleurs
Shimano XT Shifters
Shimano Deore chainset
Mavic rims built with butted spokes to shimano hubs
Tioga tyres
WTB saddle
Quad Dime Xc brakes
Light weight alloy seat post, ahead stem and xc riser bar
RRP £1299
Supplied brand new factory boxed, so some home assembly and adjustment is required.

I think anyone would be hard pushed finding a similar component spec for a hardtail at this price, seems a decent deal for anyone looking for a mid-range hardtail bike of decent spec.

Available in either 18" or 20" Frame Sizes
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#1
http://www.rutlandcycling.com/ProductImages/fullsize/1333536_edge-xt-hi-res.jpg
#2
Anyone voting cold care to comment? Can you find a similar specced Hardtail cheaper? Full Quad Dime XC Hydraulic Brake set, Shimano XT Derallieur and shifters, Deore Chainset, Mavic Rimmed Wheels, RST Platinum Forks. Do the maths.
#3
I'm waiting delivery on this.

Seems a good deal too.
#4
g1bbuk
I'm waiting delivery on this.

Seems a good deal too.


Personally I would take Mavic rims and RST forks over Alex Rims and Suntour, but its still a good deal. Bear in mind the RRP of the Scott bike is the reduced price from £1300 for the Dawes so its going to have lesser components, but not a bad deal for anyone after a sub £500 bike.

Edited By: cicobuff on Feb 20, 2011 11:21
3 Likes #5
cicobuff
Anyone voting cold care to comment? Can you find a similar specced Hardtail cheaper? Full Quad Dime XC Hydraulic Brake set, Shimano XT Derallieur and shifters, Deore Chainset, Mavic Rimmed Wheels, RST Platinum Forks. Do the maths.


Don't worry about it. HUKD is infested with idiots - probably just don't like bikes, or anything over 99p (unless it's Ugg boots or some other 'designer' mug bait)! Sad thing is they stop good items reaching 100 degrees so fewer interested people will see them.

Edited By: Besford on Feb 20, 2011 11:35
#6
Besford
cicobuff
Anyone voting cold care to comment? Can you find a similar specced Hardtail cheaper? Full Quad Dime XC Hydraulic Brake set, Shimano XT Derallieur and shifters, Deore Chainset, Mavic Rimmed Wheels, RST Platinum Forks. Do the maths.


Don't worry about it. HUKD is infested with idiots - probably just don't like bikes, or anything over 99p (unless it's Ugg boots or some other 'designer' mug bait)! Sad thing is they stop good items reaching 100 degrees so fewer interested people will see them.


I find it is usually on deals people know nothing about, like home cinema equipment or Mountain Bikes, people see bikes in Halfords and see one box home cinema solutions and try and compare the cheaper alternatives to proper stuff, even if the proper stuff is reduced bargains they try and compare it to be overpriced to the false economied stuff.
1 Like #7
Well, I myself have just purchased 2 of these beauties
#8
johnmcglinchey
Well, I myself have just purchased 2 of these beauties


Well, I don't need one myself, I have a perfectly good Dawes Mountain Bike that was high spec like this from a few years ago, and couldn't match it. But hoped this would be useful for someone on here after a decent specced hardtail at a great price, it fits the ticket.

So to see this deal hit -12 then gradually rise, if one person benefits from it then I am happy.

Stylish looking bike too I think, hope you will be happy with them.

Edited By: cicobuff on Feb 20, 2011 11:48
#9
voted cold, no abs!...
#10
Awesome bike awesome specs awesome price.
#11
Needs some slicks
#12
Am I imagining it or have they photoshopped the back brake disk out in that picture above? You can see a bit of it by the seat and chain stay and then it disappears.

Nice to see that Dawes still make decent kit with good components. I thought they had gone down the Muddy Fox route.
#13
excuse my ignorance but are "RST Platinium air fork with rebound adjustment and lock out, ultra light" any good? It seems a bit weird to me, i didn't think that rst's were up to much and so seems a bit odd to have xt and deore mix with them, would be better with whatever they replaced lx with? (slx?) all round? and i don't know the brakes?!?

The scott has lower spec all round, but i think it would make more sense, tbh if you are going for entry bike (this is really) then you would be better with deore, as the light weight saving of the XT comes at the reduced lifespan and it prob isn't worth it. I also love the fact the scott has octalink bb, even if it is the cheapest! It is a good solid bottom bracket that doesn't suffer from lack of maintanence. I dunno what the Dawes has, and tbh i think the Scott will be a better frame...

Kinda Think the Dawes has more bragging rights, with the XT components but its a bit too mishmatched for me...
#14
I bike and this deal is not great, would rather a boardman from halfords.
Shocks are shocking, the only good thing is the XT stuff, but thats pretty thin as well.

This was not a 1200 bike, I got a fox front and rear full suss from wiggle for 1000 so no way this was 1200
#15
Nothing special, my giant xtc se bought 5 years ago had a better spec for 500. Rst forks, if anyone bought this bike full price they need their head testing
1 Like #16
How overpriced this bike is, local asda selling similar bike for £60
1 Like #17
Romi
How overpriced this bike is, local asda selling similar bike for £60

thats a silly comment....
#18
I'm a bike snob,its a dawes and that plastic chain guard thing wont last 5 mins of serious mtb action
#19
dr_adams
excuse my ignorance but are "RST Platinium air fork with rebound adjustment and lock out, ultra light" any good? It seems a bit weird to me, i didn't think that rst's were up to much and so seems a bit odd to have xt and deore mix with them, would be better with whatever they replaced lx with? (slx?) all round? and i don't know the brakes?!?

The scott has lower spec all round, but i think it would make more sense, tbh if you are going for entry bike (this is really) then you would be better with deore, as the light weight saving of the XT comes at the reduced lifespan and it prob isn't worth it. I also love the fact the scott has octalink bb, even if it is the cheapest! It is a good solid bottom bracket that doesn't suffer from lack of maintanence. I dunno what the Dawes has, and tbh i think the Scott will be a better frame...

Kinda Think the Dawes has more bragging rights, with the XT components but its a bit too mishmatched for me...


Suntour XCR are £60 forks on the Scott, admittedly Rutland sell the RST Platinum air forks separately on Ebay for £150 (RRP of £299), but if you think that Suntour are better than RST....well! Admittedly on my own Dawes Edge Pro from a few years back they had Marzocchi EXR forks, and I have always liked the reliability of Marzocchi.

Yes they may have cut costs by having a standard Deore chainset, but mixed with XTR levers and a XT rear derallieur I am puzzled how this can be seen as mismatched?! If anything Dawes have done very little to cut corners on cost, nothing to do with bragging rights, you are getting decent branded components for a good price (no OEM headset, stem etc etc)

The brakes get very goodreviewsand here

The Scott's bottom bracket is just an Alivio, a standard BB that is on most £300 MTBs.

The Scott is not a bad bike for the money, it comes in after all at £150 less than this, but spec wise I do not even see how the two bikes can be compared!
1 Like #20
dr_adams
Romi
How overpriced this bike is, local asda selling similar bike for £60


thats a silly comment....


It's what's known as a Troll.
#21
canada16
I bike and this deal is not great, would rather a boardman from halfords.
Shocks are shocking, the only good thing is the XT stuff, but thats pretty thin as well.

This was not a 1200 bike, I got a fox front and rear full suss from wiggle for 1000 so no way this was 1200


Yeah, well try finding a better hardtail for £650 instead of trying to compare it to a £1000 full suspension!
#22
eggbarker
I'm a bike snob,its a dawes and that plastic chain guard thing wont last 5 mins of serious mtb action


Some people like to ride rather than say "oh look a nice Kona", see if you can find a more brag worthy bike then for £650 I challenge you, let's see your HUKD bike posts, see if you can do better value for a decent mid range bike.
#23
if your wanting a decent bike just for riding to work and a bit of of trail riding you could do a lot worse i too was unaware rst made a fork to the standard of the rest of the spec on this bike and after a little research ive found that they dont!! but i wouldnt let that put you off top end forks are overkill for most people imo at this price the xt groupset will make the bike more enjoyable to ride than better forks would.
#24
Hot for anyone with a brain, got a £600 ******* fairly heavy with with lesser spec....
#25
I'm with Canada16 on this one - although seemingly a bargain from the RRP, I fail to believe this is worth £1299. I'd probably have retailed it at around £749.

I'd say this is much better value:
http://www.halfords.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/product_storeId_10001_catalogId_10151_productId_501999_langId_-1_categoryId_165499
#26
cicobuff
Suntour XCR are £60 forks on the Scott, admittedly Rutland sell the RST Platinum air forks separately on Ebay for £150 (RRP of £299), but if you think that Suntour are better than RST....well!
I don't think their better... think they equally as basic tbh but was unsure if rst had pulled out something interesting...
cicobuff
Yes they may have cut costs by having a standard Deore chainset, but mixed with XTR levers and a XT rear derallieur I am puzzled how this can be seen as mismatched?!
You don't see how using the basic range chainset with xtr levers is a mismatch? surely there is a lot of added cost for the xt kit but it add anything? The reduced weight is not worth the sacrifice in lifespan.
cicobuff
If anything Dawes have done very little to cut corners on cost, nothing to do with bragging rights, you are getting decent branded components for a good price (no OEM headset, stem etc etc)!
Like i say, it says not that they have cut corners but the average person isn't going to need the xtr levers... it would have made more sense to put slx all round...
cicobuff
The brakes get very goodreviewsand hereThe Scott's bottom bracket is just an Alivio, a standard BB that is on most £300 MTBs
ok, i will read review of brakes. The point of the bottom bracket was that it was an octalink, its a very nice simple bb, not a external one which seems to suffer more. Tbh i have personally used a es25 without fault for many miles as it is like a posh square taper!

I wasn't saying the scot was a perfect bike, but i think it would get my money over this, i like the frames on scots, but as the person above says, the boardman's from halfrauds get really nice reviews and seem to balance spec's better!
#27
The XT components are the selling point, but the rest lets it down for the price. Would rather see RockShox forks at this price point, along with better known brakes.

The current price is probably about right, definitely not worth the rrp £1299
#28
Very nice bike
#29
I bought a team edge bike from Ruttland about 5 years ago and the bike is still amazing-even after proper heavy use- XT componets are great.

HOT HOT HOT
#30
Hot from me. Excellent bike for the money - and people that are saying this is expensive doesnt have a clue.

Buying a cheap mountain bike is a complete false economy!! In fact i would go as far to say dont touch anything with less than an LX groupset if you dont want it to break the first time you take it our for a blast.

Buy this bike, bin the shock and stick a half decent rigid fork on the front (project 2 etc..) and you have got yourself a dependable little mule with a similar spec to £1000 rockhopper for £650. How can anyone other than an idiot think thats cold?
banned#31
eggbarker
I'm a bike snob, its a dawes..
I'm a bike snob as well (Trance Advanced Zero for those that care), but I have a soft spot for Dawes - they're good, solid, honest, British(ish) bikes. That said, you regularly see Edge's at the £500 to £600 price bracket - because generally speaking no-one is willing to pay that much for just a Dawes. It makes them great value hidden little gems (ignore the comedy RRP, no-one buys them at that price nor have I ever actually seen anyone advertise them at it).

My second spare MTB was a Dawes Edge Comp, and it was a fantastic, reliable and good handling bike, came with XT, Mavic, etc, and one of the most trouble-free bikes I've ever owned. And that was just £500 from Langsett Cycles (My first spare was a Focus Raven Extreme from Wiggle incidentally, learnt my lesson pretty quickly there; what a piece of garbage that was! ).

I run a Dawes Discovery 601 Hybrid as well. Again, a fantastic, solid and reliable bike that is just used for commuting and receives very little attention and maintence (because it's basically a road bike, and that kind of thing shouldn't be encouraged) but it never complains or lets me down.

Tyranicus66
people that are saying this is expensive doesnt have a clue.
dont touch anything with less than an LX groupset
Erm, despite being on your side it has to be said; people "with" a clue will probably know that LX is no longer a Mountain Bike groupset (and hasn't been for years)...

HTH :)


Edited By: SanToki on Feb 20, 2011 17:52: Additional quote
#32
dr_adams
cicobuff
Suntour XCR are £60 forks on the Scott, admittedly Rutland sell the RST Platinum air forks separately on Ebay for £150 (RRP of £299), but if you think that Suntour are better than RST....well!

I don't think their better... think they equally as basic tbh but was unsure if rst had pulled out something interesting...
cicobuff
Yes they may have cut costs by having a standard Deore chainset, but mixed with XTR levers and a XT rear derallieur I am puzzled how this can be seen as mismatched?!

You don't see how using the basic range chainset with xtr levers is a mismatch? surely there is a lot of added cost for the xt kit but it add anything? The reduced weight is not worth the sacrifice in lifespan.
cicobuff
If anything Dawes have done very little to cut corners on cost, nothing to do with bragging rights, you are getting decent branded components for a good price (no OEM headset, stem etc etc)!

Like i say, it says not that they have cut corners but the average person isn't going to need the xtr levers... it would have made more sense to put slx all round...
cicobuff
The brakes get very goodreviewsand hereThe Scott's bottom bracket is just an Alivio, a standard BB that is on most £300 MTBs
ok, i will read review of brakes. The point of the bottom bracket was that it was an octalink, its a very nice simple bb, not a external one which seems to suffer more. Tbh i have personally used a es25 without fault for many miles as it is like a posh square taper!

I wasn't saying the scot was a perfect bike, but i think it would get my money over this, i like the frames on scots, but as the person above says, the boardman's from halfrauds get really nice reviews and seem to balance spec's better!


So the fact they have mixed XT Levers with a rear XT Derallieur which is no way a mismatch, and they have matched XT levers also with a front XT Derallieur, both doing the switching mechanism and having admittedly cost saving in a standard Deore Chainset (of which is no problem matched with a XT Front Derallieur) is imbalanced to you which makes a bike of lesser spec that is £150 cheaper better!? With Suntour forks?!

XT levers and derallieurs are smoother than standard Deore, and referencing a £15 Alivio Octolink BB the ES25 that the Scott uses, hardly makes that a better bargain over this! As said you would expect Alivio components on any standard recreational MTB, and in fact most Kona bikes within the price range of the Dawes.

I admit, I don't think it is worth the RRP, but that isn't the point, the point is I posted this knowing that anyone would be hard pushed currently, even looking at last years model bikes on clearance elsewhere from the likes of Kona, GT, Specialized etc etc to find a better specced bike for this sort of money, alongside Dawes heritage of making decent frames with the added touches of including crudcatcher mounts

The Halfords deal seems ok, but I fail to see how its better matched, same thing, SRAM shifters complimenting SRAM Derallieurs, but having a Truvativ chainset, no more odd than XT Front Derallieur on a Deore Chainset.



Edited By: cicobuff on Feb 20, 2011 18:18: more info
#33
my mates got a carrera? or something that sounds like that from halfords and you need a completely different tool box. Also different innertubes! That puts me right off buying a bike from halfords.

this xt deal seems hot to me.

Edited By: cornish on Feb 20, 2011 18:05
#34
Here are some real world reviews of the RST First Platinum Forks.
#36
Lol, my mate bought an old Astra for 350 quid a few weeks ago, makes this seem like an awful lot of money lol
1 Like #37
After Googling it seems they are the only one selling it that I could find anyway. They are selling it on Ebay too for £699 and have sold 21.
2 Likes #38
I’ve been riding on and off road for a long time and I thoroughly recommend it to everyone, but over the past few years I’ve noticed the rise of the pretentious rider. He rides a new bike with the latest fashionable specification and wears at outfit to match. The cost of kitting himself out like this is enormous and he pretends that this is essential to enjoy riding.

Don’t be fooled, there are a lot of experienced riders having a great time on very unfashionable bikes. Many of them even know how to upgrade any components that really call for it. Don’t waste time drooling over the latest fashions, get out there and ride. If something breaks, get stuck in and fix it yourself, don’t use it as an excuse to go and waste even more money on a new bike.

Don’t look down your nose at some guy having a great time on bike without disc brakes, he doesn’t need disc brakes and he doesn’t need your approval.
#39
Waste of money, never buy a bike from these places, zero service and always overpriced poor components, local bike shops is the only place to really get value for your money.
#40
does this bike come with a bell? :)

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