Cannondale Trail 29 7 Mountain Bike 2014 - Hardtail MTB £349.99 @ Tredz
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Cannondale Trail 29 7 Mountain Bike 2014 - Hardtail MTB £349.99 @ Tredz

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Found 12th Aug 2014
The Cannondale Trail 29 7 2014 Features are:

Frame: Trail 29, double-butted 6061 Alloy, SAVE, 1-1/8” head tube

Fork: SR Suntour XCT-100-29, 100mm, coil spring, 1-1/8

Headset: Tange Si

Stem: Cannondale C4 by UNO, 25.4, 15 deg.

Speed: 24

Front Mech: Shimano M190, 31.8 clamp

Rear Mech: Shimano Altus

Chainset: SR Suntour CW13-NEX-T102-PB, 42/34/24

Bottom Bracket: Tange Seiki

Cassette: Sunrace, 11-32, 8-speed

Chain: KMC Z51, 8-speed

Front Brake: Tektro Novela mechnical disc, 180mm

Rear Brake: Tektro Novela mechnical disc, 160mm

Rims: Alex DC 5.0, double wall, 32-hole

Front Hub: Cannondale C4 Disc

Rear Hub: Cannondale C4 Disc

Tyres: WTB Nine Line, 29X2.0 Front WTB Nine Line, 29X2.0 Rear

Seatpost: Cannondale C4, 27.2x350mm

Great price for a 29er from a top brand

45 Comments

Original Poster

http://i58.tinypic.com/260qyhe.jpg

I normally have a 20inch frame on 26inch wheels so what size would I need for a 29er?

Looks like it has flat tyres

chrisbass

Looks like it has flat tyres



...only at the bottom though

I bought the Trail 6 26 inch from them. I don't like the 29ers. Just arrived this afternoon and is a very nice bike. Cannondale have a decent sale on all 2014 bikes so it isn't just the model the OP posted.

other than the fact it says cannondale on the side how is this better than Boardman or carrera models at halfords? specs don't look that special on this for 350

antonywhite37

other than the fact it says cannondale on the side how is this better … other than the fact it says cannondale on the side how is this better than Boardman or carrera models at halfords? specs don't look that special on this for 350



Show me a Boardman or carrera 29er for this kinda price?

Specs kind of weak but the price is right. First thing to upgrade is those brakes. They're horrible to adjust, and if you have any significant hills prone to fading and squealing like anything when they go hot. This was even after bike shop adjusted them. Upgrade to hydraulic.

Personally looking for a bike for the wife and hadn't come across this and can see why - 1st off not looking for 29er
£240 will get you mechanical disc and naff fork like this deal - Decathalon.
£264 will get you mechanical disc and naff fork like this deal - Carrera Vengeance
£304 will get you Next range of fork up and hydraulic discs - Carrera Vulcan
and an even better fork and better hydraulic brakes for the Voodoo Bantu at £288 - which is a great price BUT I am unsure if this is suitable for a female.
Not voting re 29 - which I don't think is relevant re price point.
Any advice?
Edited by: "bargainhunter666" 13th Aug 2014

bargainhunter666

Personally looking for a bike for the wife and hadn't come across this … Personally looking for a bike for the wife and hadn't come across this and can see why - 1st off not looking for 29er£240 will get you mechanical disc and naff fork like this deal - Decathalon.£264 will get you mechanical disc and naff fork like this deal - Carrera Vengeance £304 will get you Next range of fork up and hydraulic discs - Carrera Vulcan and an even better fork and better hydraulic brakes for the Voodoo Bantu at £288 - which is a great price BUT I am unsure if this is suitable for a female. Not voting re 29 - which I don't think is relevant re price point.Any advice?



Where are you getting the bantu for 288 thats a great price ?

hatton420

I normally have a 20inch frame on 26inch wheels so what size would I need … I normally have a 20inch frame on 26inch wheels so what size would I need for a 29er?



Probably the same.

The brakes, forks & (lesser extent) eight-speed cassette would put me off this personally. I think the practice of putting mechanical disc brakes on mountain bikes should stop - it only knocks £20-£30 off the whole thing at factory but it's a min £150 job to replace.

I do have mechanical disc brakes on my CX bike though but I justify that by there are only a few hydraulic brakes for dropped bars and I don't need downhill stopping power. Plus I only can use it on blue trails which it is designed for.

Conclusion: This seems to be a bike built to have the headline "Cannondale MTB 29er. Disc brakes only £350". Looking at the details there are concerns. I would look at Decathlon and Edinburgh Bicycles (especially during sales) first. But then if I had a teenager who wanted a bike to mess around on where brand and fashion (29er) are factors I would consider this because it's relatively good value for a starter bike to test your limits before you upgrade and know what you do and don't want. Think I might vote hot because there is no warm button - it's not a cold deal though imo.

I don't enjoy the ride on 29ers but hot for the price

I would avoid Tredz pain in the A____ to deal when a warranty problem comes up. Get a bike from local area big company or LBS as you can take it back to the shop if there's a problem. I would next time.

mega coinfused on bikes now as i am sooo out of touch!

I posted this deal thinking it was good:

hotukdeals.com/dea…760

FOund out, it isnt

As I have not bought it yet, any advice on a decent mountain bike for a person 6ft1 with disk brakes or, is this the one?

THis one lookms awesome and I have always wanted a GT:

tredz.co.uk/.GT…htm

A full set of Shimano Deore hydros is always hovering around the 60-75 quid mark from Ribble or Merlin so it's not the end of the world to upgrade. if these are the promax brakes I got a set ftom a mate who took them off a Trail 29 SS and they really weren't that bad.

esq3585

Where are you getting the bantu for 288 thats a great price ?



Yes, please reveal!

Sorry - What is so special or different about 29er? This is the wheel size right?

darthvader666uk

mega coinfused on bikes now as i am sooo out of touch!I posted this deal … mega coinfused on bikes now as i am sooo out of touch!I posted this deal thinking it was good:http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/mongoose-sector-29er-mountain-bike-medium-large-249-99-halfords-1974760FOund out, it isnt :(As I have not bought it yet, any advice on a decent mountain bike for a person 6ft1 with disk brakes or, is this the one?THis one lookms awesome and I have always wanted a GT:http://www.tredz.co.uk/.GT-Aggressor-1-0-Mountain-Bike-2014-Hardtail-MTB_66313.htm



The GT looks very similar to this one. Same fork but less travel. Mechanical disc brakes again - hydraulics offer buch better stopping power.

First two questions are:
1. What is your budget?
2. What are you going to be using the bike for.

Obviously best to get the greastest "bang for buck' but you get what you pay for unless something here is hitting 1000s of degrees - and I don't think there is anything around like that atm.

And if you're going to be mainly on road with with a moutain bike you're going to find that the tyres will drag and the forks are just adding weight. A hybrid might be best if the terrain is a bit of everything without dropping off mountains. My main bike is wiggle.co.uk/ver…14/ which I got for £512 with British Cycling discount (might be worth joining as 10% off all Halfords inc Sale and at least 12% off at Wiggle). It was my birthday in June so I got people to get me wiggle vouchers to help pay for it. My commute is mainly roads but a few dirt paths and the odd grass. I used to use a MTB but this thing handles it all very well. MTB now only gets used for any downhill fun.

On the Verenti I've only changed the stem for a shorter one and the pedals for SPDs. The tyres aren't great and need replacing which I'm currently researching.

shinds

Sorry - What is so special or different about 29er? This is the wheel … Sorry - What is so special or different about 29er? This is the wheel size right?


Yes just wheel size. They roll better so feel slightly better/easier to maintain speed but feel a bit more numb especially downhill. Its personal preference.

shinds

Sorry - What is so special or different about 29er? This is the wheel … Sorry - What is so special or different about 29er? This is the wheel size right?



Yes. A 29er rolls over the bumps a lot easier than the standard 26. Seems to be the new vogue. Not ridden one but some of the pros are using them.

How to be a Mountain biker - youtube.com/wat…YkQ (step 23)
Edited by: "geeadamg" 13th Aug 2014

MRGRINGO

Just posted this one for you to … Just posted this one for you to comparehttp://www.chainreactioncycles.com/mobile/vitus-bikes-nucleus-290-hardtail-bike-2014/rp-prod107044



+1

esq3585

Where are you getting the bantu for 288 thats a great price ?

geeadamg

The GT looks very similar to this one. Same fork but less travel. … The GT looks very similar to this one. Same fork but less travel. Mechanical disc brakes again - hydraulics offer buch better stopping power.First two questions are:1. What is your budget?2. What are you going to be using the bike for.Obviously best to get the greastest "bang for buck' but you get what you pay for unless something here is hitting 1000s of degrees - and I don't think there is anything around like that atm.And if you're going to be mainly on road with with a moutain bike you're going to find that the tyres will drag and the forks are just adding weight. A hybrid might be best if the terrain is a bit of everything without dropping off mountains. My main bike is http://www.wiggle.co.uk/verenti-substance-cx11-sora-2014/ which I got for £512 with British Cycling discount (might be worth joining as 10% off all Halfords inc Sale and at least 12% off at Wiggle). It was my birthday in June so I got people to get me wiggle vouchers to help pay for it. My commute is mainly roads but a few dirt paths and the odd grass. I used to use a MTB but this thing handles it all very well. MTB now only gets used for any downhill fun.On the Verenti I've only changed the stem for a shorter one and the pedals for SPDs. The tyres aren't great and need replacing which I'm currently researching.



Wow thats alot of information, thank you very much for the reply.

So my budget is between £200 and £400 and my main thing im going to be doing is riding bike trails and possbly a little off road but nothing as extreme as downhill mountain biking. I wont be doing hardly any road riding as the trails are very close to the house so I know that would be fine.

Now I have been looking at this thread:

hotukdeals.com/dea…626

And this mentions the discount and as my GF also wants a bike, I think it will be worth doing.

So Wiggle discount is better then? Maybe I shall have a look on there and see what they offer.

geeadamg

The brakes, forks & (lesser extent) eight-speed cassette would put me off … The brakes, forks & (lesser extent) eight-speed cassette would put me off this personally. I think the practice of putting mechanical disc brakes on mountain bikes should stop - it only knocks £20-£30 off the whole thing at factory but it's a min £150 job to replace.



You can get a pair of basic but good Shimano hydro brakes from Germany for under £50. Even the excellent new Deores are £75 pair here. I think mech disc brakes for a tow-path/basic trail bike are ok, but DH no i wouldn't want them but this bike isn't for DH is it.
8 spd freehubs work with 9+10 speed casettes also so that's not a huge deal either if/when you replace the mech later.

Edited by: "Smiff" 13th Aug 2014

bargainhunter666


It has 10% off and then you can always get 20% off Halfords price by being a member of British Cycling (£10 cost for under 12 child! or £20 for you) and buying gift vouchers for less than 10% value price. I have one on click and collect but would like to know if suitable for women.

enzo_power

Yes, please reveal!


Revealed - tell me if I am wrong. You think suitable for a lady (jeez never called her that before)?

ICTHUS

I think this is … I think this is better.http://www.tredz.co.uk/.Giant-Talon-27-5-5-Mountain-Bike-2014-Hardtail-Race-MTB_66510.htmGT HardtrailGood compromise on wheels (27.5" and hydrolic brakes)



Good shout!

When you work out all the parts and spec it is worth no more than £250.Your paying £100 for that name painted on the side.

Base spec, entry level, recreational MTB. Good price for the brand but you can get slightly more for your money if you shop around.

This has better brakes, modern trail bike geometry & the mid sized wheels that seem all the rage at the moment.

Alternately, as already mentioned, CRC's Vitus hardtails are very hard to beat for the money.

Banned

Lots and lots of technical looking jargon to make it look impressive, but ultimately it's a bicycle so the price is way too high.

Worth half this.

Cold from me.

http://www.quickmeme.com/img/9f/9fe4687e4b4f02db3b1783d31345340677985574eaaf4a20409d09e0c277eb5f.jpg

lolyehright

Worth half this.


How did you work that out?

What about: Calibre Two.Two Alloy Hardtail Mountain Bike @ £369.99

Wheel Size: 26
Frame: 6061 aircraft grade hydroformed alloy frame with one piece wishbone seat
Fork: Rock Shox XC28 with 100mm of travel and Turn Key lockout
No. of Gears: 27
Gear Details: Shimano Deore 9 speed
Front Derailleur: Shimano Acera 9spd
Rear Derailleur: Shimano Deore long cage
Chainset: Truvativ E400 3.0 170mm extension 44/32/22
Cassette: Shimano HG20 11-34T
Brakes - Type: Hydraulic Disc
Brakes - Details: Shimano M395 hydraulic brakes with 160mm rotors
Weight: 13.7kg
Tyres: WTB Bronson 2.1”
Front Hub: Quando alloy disc brake hubs with quick release
Rear Hub: Quando alloy disc brake hubs with quick release
Stem: Alloy 4 bolt front mount 31.8mm, 70mm extension
Saddle: WTB Volt Sport
Handlebar: Truvativ Stylo T10: 31.8mm, 20mm low-rise, 680mm width
Head Set: Semi integrated style with 4x5mm alloy spacers
Pedals: Alloy platform pedal
Seatpost: Alloy micro adjust 350mm

Only showing 18 and 20 sizes on line!

lolyehright

Lots and lots of technical looking jargon to make it look impressive, but … Lots and lots of technical looking jargon to make it look impressive, but ultimately it's a bicycle so the price is way too high. Worth half this. Cold from me.



Good point! I think I'll sell all my stuff and get the cheapest of everything.

So that's a Nokia 3310, a Lada for my car, Tesco Economy food. Wow, so much cheaper yet I can't tell the difference! *cough*

mattrixdesign2

What about: Calibre Two.Two Alloy Hardtail Mountain Bike @ £369.99Wheel … What about: Calibre Two.Two Alloy Hardtail Mountain Bike @ £369.99Wheel Size: 26 Frame: 6061 aircraft grade hydroformed alloy frame with one piece wishbone seat Fork: Rock Shox XC28 with 100mm of travel and Turn Key lockout No. of Gears: 27 Gear Details: Shimano Deore 9 speed Front Derailleur: Shimano Acera 9spd Rear Derailleur: Shimano Deore long cage Chainset: Truvativ E400 3.0 170mm extension 44/32/22 Cassette: Shimano HG20 11-34T Brakes - Type: Hydraulic Disc Brakes - Details: Shimano M395 hydraulic brakes with 160mm rotors Weight: 13.7kg Tyres: WTB Bronson 2.1” Front Hub: Quando alloy disc brake hubs with quick release Rear Hub: Quando alloy disc brake hubs with quick release Stem: Alloy 4 bolt front mount 31.8mm, 70mm extension Saddle: WTB Volt Sport Handlebar: Truvativ Stylo T10: 31.8mm, 20mm low-rise, 680mm width Head Set: Semi integrated style with 4x5mm alloy spacers Pedals: Alloy platform pedal Seatpost: Alloy micro adjust 350mm Only showing 18 and 20 sizes on line!



That gets great reviews but the Bantu I posted is far better value. People are posting link to extra large bikes - I wonder why they are available.
Edited by: "bargainhunter666" 13th Aug 2014

No way is this HOT. Bottom end (literally!) fork and excuse for disc brakes.

bike snobs are out......
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