BeOne Karma Race Hardtail Mountain Bike - £699 reduced from £1149.99 with free delivery from Chain Reaction Cycles
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BeOne Karma Race Hardtail Mountain Bike - £699 reduced from £1149.99 with free delivery from Chain Reaction Cycles

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Found 6th Jan 2012
This bike gets 5 star reviews, fantastic spec for the money. Rock shox Recon front forks and high end SRAM groupset. All sizes available. I reckon this is a great price for a bike of this quality.

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Hot! Excellent spec for the price & just under 12kg, bargain.

don't forget cashback
Edited by: "custardy" 6th Jan 2012

dont see spec like this for £700 very often...good find

Had great experience with this etailer too.

Topcashback 3.09%
Want the bike but already have a bike and cannot justify the expense.
Edited by: "electriclinux" 6th Jan 2012

I have a karma from 2009 - excellent bike and spec!

wow very nice

nice bike!! cant justify buying it though :'~(

I wish I had £700 spare.......Great find. IMHO Great company too

OMG COLD! i bought a bike for £1 in store at Tesco 18 years ago!!!!111!!!1
Nah, wish i had the cash, great deal... hot from me

Looks a nice deal..

Cold from me as it doesn't include pedals.

No pedals? Really?????????????????

What size would a 5'3" girl need? Also would they accept cycle to work scheme vouchers?

Original Poster

[quote=buckfast67uk]What size would a 5'3" girl need? Also would they accept cycle to work scheme vouchers?[/quote

I would imagine the 16in would be the best fit for your size although it's difficult as everybody has unique proportions. MTBs tend to be better a bit on the small side if ridden on rough terrain though although that's more important for me to avoid damage to the under-carriage.oO

Oh, and on cycle to work scheme, they have their own scheme called Ride to Work so depends what vouchers you have, details here Your text here
Edited by: "handful" 7th Jan 2012

buckfast67uk

What size would a 5'3" girl need? Also would they accept cycle to work … What size would a 5'3" girl need? Also would they accept cycle to work scheme vouchers?



in theory 16" should be spot on for you, but like handful says, different bikes are slightly different sizes. but I believe CRC have excellent returns policy, so could always sent back if not happy.

NICE!!!! No to find £700 :-(
Have some heat though!

decent entry level only kit I've been told by my mountain bike nut of a friend

bit cheap n nasty for him tho!
Edited by: "TwistedNerve" 7th Jan 2012

nice find have some heat! regarding sizing i'm 6'1 so 18" or 20" frame most likely to suit? also any other bikes in this price bracket worth considering or is this the daddy?

Original Poster

frazman

nice find have some heat! regarding sizing i'm 6'1 so 18" or 20" frame … nice find have some heat! regarding sizing i'm 6'1 so 18" or 20" frame most likely to suit? also any other bikes in this price bracket worth considering or is this the daddy?



I think you'll struggle to get anything with this level of components for the money. If you wanted to get the same level on a big brand name like Specialized, GT etc you'd be looking at a grand.

TwistedNerve

decent entry level only kit I've been told by my mountain bike nut of a … decent entry level only kit I've been told by my mountain bike nut of a friendbit cheap n nasty for him tho!



Far from entry level.....This is clearly middle spec at least.......Way too many bike snobs...You will drop a grand and not find this spec..........£1000 is a nice budget for a hardtail....So picking this up for £700 is smoking and anyone who says anything but,,is also clearly smoking.....

frazman

nice find have some heat! regarding sizing i'm 6'1 so 18" or 20" frame … nice find have some heat! regarding sizing i'm 6'1 so 18" or 20" frame most likely to suit? also any other bikes in this price bracket worth considering or is this the daddy?



I'm 6ft 13st and ride a 20" mainly trail riding...some people prefer their frames a little smaller, (for road a little bigger) but my seat is around its height limit....8" -10" without looking and suits me sir,,,,,on or off road........ If I had the spare cash I wouldnt hesitate.....For £700 I personaly think you cant go wrong.....But the markets are in a state and anything may be possible in thw coming year

Ger off and milk it with yer see-through spandex ar$e
Edited by: "tarkus" 7th Jan 2012

billybob007

Far from entry level.....This is clearly middle spec at least.......Way … Far from entry level.....This is clearly middle spec at least.......Way too many bike snobs...You will drop a grand and not find this spec..........£1000 is a nice budget for a hardtail....So picking this up for £700 is smoking and anyone who says anything but,,is also clearly smoking.....




+1

Does your mate also buy his gran a BMW M3 for a Sunday runaround? No offence, but comments like yours really highlight how seriously some cyclists take themselves. £1000 is firmly in the mid-range segment for a MTB.

I would want more tham SRAM on an alloy frame for that RRP.

thanks for the helping regarding sizing - i tried a friends claude butler olympus which was a 20" but felt very uncomfortable on it as hunching over to reach the bars - but then that had a high degree of slope on the toptube.

So looking at the sizes on the website the 20" is in fact an exact 19.5" frame and the 22" is in fact a 20.5" frame to confuse me more. Suppose i will have to order one or the other and return if neccesarry. On the basis of the above sizing (assuming i'm reading correctly from the size listed on the site from the size chart) i'd probably be safer with a 22"?

Amazed to see a bike costing more than £100 getting heat! Heat added from me - looks a very go deal. Tempted.

JamieH

Cold from me as it doesn't include pedals.



Most "proper" bikes don't come with pedals so you can use whatever match your shoe of choice.

Original Poster

VSUKWizard

I would want more tham SRAM on an alloy frame for that RRP.



SRAM X9 is superior to Shimano SLX, X7 better than Deore. I have bikes with both groupsets and prefer the shifting on SRAM any day.

I got the Karma Comp from CRC back in August for £411 delivered. Fantastic bike and great service from CRC at every stage.

I believe the Karma is the spec level above my Comp.

Chris

TwistedNerve

decent entry level only kit I've been told by my mountain bike nut of a … decent entry level only kit I've been told by my mountain bike nut of a friendbit cheap n nasty for him tho!



How does he communicate with you given he has his head up his **** ?

$625 here so £415.

http://central-bikes.com/products/BeOne-Karma-Race-Hardtail-Bike-2011.html

Makes £699 a rip-off.

Nesima

$625 here so … $625 here so £415.http://central-bikes.com/products/BeOne-Karma-Race-Hardtail-Bike-2011.htmlMakes £699 a rip-off.




have you experience of ordering from this company? wonder if they ship to uk? couldn't find any contact details to enquire from the site

TwistedNerve

decent entry level only kit I've been told by my mountain bike nut of a … decent entry level only kit I've been told by my mountain bike nut of a friendbit cheap n nasty for him tho!



sounds just like my dad lol but he agrees this is a great bike for the price

also can anyone recommend a half decent set of peddals at a sensible price to go on this bike pls

I can but dream.
My last bike was a Trek (pre-marriage/kids) over 20 years ago.
But old faithful is still going strong and has at least lasted longer than my marriage...

Where do all these keen cyclists pop up from? Ridiculous lol.

frazman

also can anyone recommend a half decent set of peddals at a sensible … also can anyone recommend a half decent set of peddals at a sensible price to go on this bike pls



wellgo v8s, maybe?

http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/Models.aspx?ModelID=563

Buy a set of shin guards as well tho!

Wellgo pedals are generally good value.

toffee

wellgo v8s, … wellgo v8s, maybe?http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/Models.aspx?ModelID=563Buy a set of shin guards as well tho!Wellgo pedals are generally good value.



thanks for reply - i'm planning on doing abit of off-roading on it, do people generally buy these style pedals or ones with clips for shoes etc?

frazman

thanks for reply - i'm planning on doing abit of off-roading on it, do … thanks for reply - i'm planning on doing abit of off-roading on it, do people generally buy these style pedals or ones with clips for shoes etc?



personal choice. lots o people swear by flats. others ride clips. I personally use clips but if you are new to offroading, might want to start with flats? up to you really.

frazman

thanks for reply - i'm planning on doing abit of off-roading on it, do … thanks for reply - i'm planning on doing abit of off-roading on it, do people generally buy these style pedals or ones with clips for shoes etc?



Superstar Nanotech's are awesome & light as hell, also need to be worn with shin pads though, lol.
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