Cannondale Hardtail Mountain Bikes Up To 40% Off RRP @ Pauls Cycles
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Cannondale Hardtail Mountain Bikes Up To 40% Off RRP @ Pauls Cycles

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Found 7th Jan 2013
Was looking at an 'Expired' Post that listed some great prices on Cannondale MTBs and noticed that some were now significantly cheaper. Prices listed do not include the £15 P&P charge, but you can collect for free from store in Dereham, Norfolk and I've seen a few comments from HotUKDealers that were very positive about the service they received from Pauls Cycles.

Something available for a variety of budgets for a respected brand from £379.99 for the Cannodale SL5.

Pick of the bunch has got to be the 2011 Cannodale SL1 at £599.99 (was listed 3 months ago at £689.00 with an RRP of £1000) or the 2011 Cannondale SL2 at £549.99 (was listed 3 months ago at £629.00). Plenty of frame sizes available at time of posting.

Previous thread link in the 1st Post.

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Original Poster

Previous link here.

Direct link to Cannondale bikes here.

If I weren't after a 29er, my credit card would be feeling some pain right about now...

Heated.

whats a 29er?

im after a bike for around 500 as its using cycle to work scheme but i want to be able to ride to work on roads and also go offroading with it so i need mountan bike i gather.
but im clueless regarding specs and parts,anyone any advice for brands or bikes which are great value?

29er = 29 inch wheels instead of 26 inch (pretty much the standard size) lots of advantages to a 29er, should be faster for your commute for example.

ramiuk1

whats a 29er?im after a bike for around 500 as its using cycle to work … whats a 29er?im after a bike for around 500 as its using cycle to work scheme but i want to be able to ride to work on roads and also go offroading with it so i need mountan bike i gather.but im clueless regarding specs and parts,anyone any advice for brands or bikes which are great value?


My friend uses this for both work and riding in the local forest
evanscycles.com/pro…145


So something LIKE that, Light and no rear suspension will make it better for the roads, You can get the older version of that bike for abit cheaper some places.

Best advice is to get down to your LBS and speak to someone who knows what they are talking about, they'll be able to make a good recommendation for you.

29er is a new(ish) class of MTBs that use a 29" wheel rather than the traditional 26". They're the current "cool" thing and offer a much smoother ride.

The 2011 SL1 is a great buy for £599

ramiuk1

whats a 29er?im after a bike for around 500 as its using cycle to work … whats a 29er?im after a bike for around 500 as its using cycle to work scheme but i want to be able to ride to work on roads and also go offroading with it so i need mountan bike i gather.but im clueless regarding specs and parts,anyone any advice for brands or bikes which are great value?



29er = 29" wheels, bigger than a standard 26" MTB, its a bit of a buzz gimmick at the moment as far as I can see. Seems that there are some myths around regarding grip, but the main difference is their ability to go over rougher ground faster. Envisage it as hiiting a foot long pothole:

Little bmx tyre = ouch you're over the handlebar
26" MTB = maybe feel the jolt as the tyre goes into the hole but no real problem
29" MTB = maybe a bump as the tyre spans the gap and reduces the impact effect

Have a read here, good for jargon busting too:

bikeradar.com/mtb…84/

I'm selling my XL Bad Boy if anyone is interested?

The Flash Carbon 1 & 2 are great value. For anyone that actually understands high spec MTB bikes. In case anyone is wondering the differences between them lie in the better X0 brakes on the 1 and also the DT Swiss 240 rear hub is quite an upgrade. I'd recommend the 1 over the 2 for another £180.

I always wanted to try a lefty too...

Thanks for the info folks. N will check that link.

The thing that bothers me is that they add on 10% on top of sale bikes if going through cyclescheme.
EDIT...make that 11% now! :-(
Edited by: "my-planet" 7th Jan 2013

my-planet

The thing that bothers me is that they add on 10% on top of sale bikes if … The thing that bothers me is that they add on 10% on top of sale bikes if going through cyclescheme.



Its still a cracking deal, theres not many cycle to work schemes that allow you to buy anything at less than rrp
You would have to work out whether its cheaper to buy at screen price on 0% or scheme with tax benefits.......either way if you choose wisely you could end up with an astounding deal. That SL1 looks mint for 599

Don't believe the hype around a 29er, ride one and decide if its for you. They are better if your 6ft plus or a bit on the heavy side. Most of the claims about efficiency are rubbish, they have major downsides mainly increased rolling resistance and the increased weight of the wheels making it slower to accelerate.

manimal_GB

That SL1 looks mint for 599


...we are not able to offer Cyclescheme purchases on this bike in the MEDIUM or LARGE sizes. So no good for me.

This looks great for a Medium as well: paulscycles.co.uk/pro…233
Edited by: "my-planet" 7th Jan 2013

Riptide

29er = 29 inch wheels instead of 26 inch (pretty much the standard size) … 29er = 29 inch wheels instead of 26 inch (pretty much the standard size) lots of advantages to a 29er, should be faster for your commute for example.



I'd get a road bike for commute and leave this for offroad. So much more efficient.

my-planet

...we are not able to offer Cyclescheme purchases on this bike in the … ...we are not able to offer Cyclescheme purchases on this bike in the MEDIUM or LARGE sizes. So no good for me.This looks great for a Medium as well: http://paulscycles.co.uk/products.php?plid=m1b0s2p3233



I'd rather have the Cannondale at £599 and forget about the Cyclescheme, than get the Scott for probably £50 or so less. Don't be fooled by the RRP of them and think that you must be getting a better bike in the Scott as you're "saving more".
Edited by: "Gazhenry" 7th Jan 2013

The Charge Faucet Plus is a 29er? Here

anyone know what does the small/medium/large/x large mean in the options? didn't know bikes have sizes...

This time last year I'd had been up for this but I've swapped out so much stuff on my hardtail from last year, recently the crank broke. I need something heavy duty with one front cog instead of three because I barely use the other two. Also gears that work in muddy conditions.

ramiuk1

whats a 29er?im after a bike for around 500 as its using cycle to work … whats a 29er?im after a bike for around 500 as its using cycle to work scheme but i want to be able to ride to work on roads and also go offroading with it so i need mountan bike i gather.but im clueless regarding specs and parts,anyone any advice for brands or bikes which are great value?



Try looking at Halfords of all Places, the Voodoo Hoodoo is amazing spec'd
Voodoo 26"
Wins plenty of awards for the under £500 barrier.

They even do a 29 er for the same price.
Voodoo 29"

Gazhenry

I'd rather have the Cannondale at £599 and forget about the Cyclescheme, … I'd rather have the Cannondale at £599 and forget about the Cyclescheme, than get the Scott for probably £50 or so less. Don't be fooled by the RRP of them and think that you must be getting a better bike in the Scott as you're "saving more".



So you'd rate Cannondale over Scott? I know nothing about bikes, and am not having much luck finding any of these models (or Cube's) in any shops to look at.


Edited by: "my-planet" 8th Jan 2013

my-planet

So you'd rate Cannondale over Scott? I know nothing about bikes, and am … So you'd rate Cannondale over Scott? I know nothing about bikes, and am not having much luck finding any of these models (or Cube's) in any shops to look at.I'd rather have the Cannondale at £599 and forget about the Cyclescheme, than get the Scott for probably £50 or so less. Don't be fooled by the RRP of them and think that you must be getting a better bike in the Scott as you're "saving more".



Scott and Cannondale are both reputable brands. Look at the components on the bikes to determine which is the better spec or more likely to suit you.

My road bike is Cannondale and strangely bought from this place. Bike is awesome and the service at Paul's has always been pretty good.

i would'nt buy any of the names you have said.they cant cope with the abuse i throw at them

im seriously contemplating buying a hybrid (£300-400 ish) for my 8 mile each way ride to work. yeah my Cube mtb is great off road but any mtb on the road becomes a grind even if you pop some slicks on IMO.


bakerman01

Try looking at Halfords of all Places, the Voodoo Hoodoo is amazing … Try looking at Halfords of all Places, the Voodoo Hoodoo is amazing spec'dVoodoo 26"Wins plenty of awards for the under £500 barrier.They even do a 29 er for the same price.Voodoo 29"



14.5kg heavy though isnt it?

forcephil

im seriously contemplating buying a hybrid (£300-400 ish) for my 8 mile … im seriously contemplating buying a hybrid (£300-400 ish) for my 8 mile each way ride to work. yeah my Cube mtb is great off road but any mtb on the road becomes a grind even if you pop some slicks on IMO.



Why not a road bike?

ramiuk1

14.5kg heavy though isnt it?



I have the 18" Voodoo, its fantastic and spec wise for the money you cant beat it. Yes its heavier than the specialized bikes and the Scott too but for the money its spot on. I personally prefer a slightly heavier bike.

Simon

LetoKynes

Why not a road bike?



if i was to get a decent road bike i know i would regret spending only £300-400 on it and would end up spending 3 times more at a later date. this biking hobby costs me a fortune as it is!!

I have a Cannondale SL3 (2012), and it's pretty good. It's very light.

Unfortunately I've only used it for about 50 miles, but hoping to change that this year!

Shame there is no encryption on as that broke the deal
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