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Claud Butler Cape Wrath D24 2008 - Mountain bike was £399 @ Go Outdoors
Claud Butler Cape Wrath D24 2008 - Mountain bike was £399 @ Go Outdoors

Claud Butler Cape Wrath D24 2008 - Mountain bike was £399 @ Go Outdoors

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Frame: 6061 series disc specific alloy frame with oversize hydroformed downtube.

Fork: RST Omega T7. With preload adjustment and 100mm travel.

Gear: Shimano Alivio 24 speed STI seperate shifter and brake lever.

Crank: Truvativ ISO-FLOW 3.0 Guarded chainset 22/32/42T with Truvativ cartridge bottom bracket.

Wheels: Weinmann ZAC2000 double wall rims with CNC braking surface.

Brakes: Quad QHD-1 hydraulic disc system on 160mm pulse rotor.

Steering: Semi integrated Aheadset with Truvativ alloy ahead stem and alloy 640mm riser bar.

If you live near Coventry then these can be picked up at that store

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Original Poster

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Really decent entry level mtbs and seems a good price - hot.

great deal.

I had the Claude Butler D27 and it was a really good entry level bike, so much better than those £100 supermarket specials you can get.

Embarrassingly the forks on the new bike I just built cost more that this bike.....

can anyone recommend a good road bike just for going to work and back? much appreciated

Good price for an entry level MTB with hydraulic disks however I can beat that with a 16in 2007 model for £249..
bikeoutlet.co.uk/pro…tml
There's plenty of places doing the 2008 for £279 if you do a google so opportunities are to be had to haggle if you can find one local.

Good entry level as others have said. it will be a lot better than these "half price" jobs at Halfords, but these frames are not as strong as say Giant or Trek ones.

If you are going to do any sort of serious biking I would advice against this. I have heard stories of frames such as these cracking. All depends how you are going to use this bike.

As for the person who wanted a decent road bike for commuting to work, I assume you dont want to use off road? If so you don't really need any sort of suspension. It is more likely to slow you down than actually do you any good. Try to find one with a rigid frame and fork. On-one do a really good rigid bike and there are a few on wiggle.co.uk

What is the frame size? Anyone?
(How does the (cheaper) 2007 model compare to this 2008 version? Newer used to mean better but not always these days!)
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The frame size is 18".

Yes this is a fantastic bike for the money, you wont find anything better within £150.
No its not for those who are serious about mb but if you are you wil be spending 3 or 4 times this amount.

thearbiter65;3825052

If you are going to do any sort of serious biking I would advice against … If you are going to do any sort of serious biking I would advice against this. I have heard stories of frames such as these cracking.



Really?

great deal, but I am having a hard time spending more than £150 :P

Splashmo;3824600

I had the Claude Butler D27 and it was a really good entry level bike, so … I had the Claude Butler D27 and it was a really good entry level bike, so much better than those £100 supermarket specials you can get.Embarrassingly the forks on the new bike I just built cost more that this bike.....



So embarrasing that you felt the need to tell everyone though :whistling:

if you're heavy a cheap alloy frame could be a liability.. hard to say, these look similar to the Trek, probably not as well made though (certainly dont have the lifetime warranty!).
if you can get a 2008 Trek 4300 Disc for about £320, i'd probably pay that bit more for that peace of mind..
evanscycles.com/pro…562
(example, im not recommending Evans)

frakison;3825236

So embarrasing that you felt the need to tell everyone though :whistling:



Good point :-D

Personally I think this is about the bikes price. The spec is OK, pretty basic by MTB standards but OK for steady rides. Theres better deals about if you have a good scout around, most online bike shops are selling off 2008 stock now.

thearbiter65;3825052

Good entry level as others have said. it will be a lot better than these … Good entry level as others have said. it will be a lot better than these "half price" jobs at Halfords, but these frames are not as strong as say Giant or Trek ones.If you are going to do any sort of serious biking I would advice against this. I have heard stories of frames such as these cracking. All depends how you are going to use this bike.



I'm not sure that's really true - certainly my mates 2005 Cape Wrath has survived 3 years belting round cwmcarn singletrack with little maintenance and no issues yet. And he's 15 stone....

If you buy in store - good deal.
If you buy online - Walk away, they have NO concept of customer service or how to maintain stock levels on their website. (Personall experience of messed up orders and complete inability to get any response from them).

Cant vote hot because of that.

the specs on these sub £300 bikes are pretty rubbish ("Aluminium Rims"? say what? that's a bit like writing "metal car").. better to buy a £400 bike discounted to nearly £300, is a huge jump in quality imho..
(i'm not going to do what that other guy did and brag bout how much my forks cost.. actually i should be fixing them the remote control is all bunged up)

wish I had a spare £1500 as this would be the time for a bargain full-susser

Front and back suspension are a must unless you wannna fork out a few quick for new wheels every few months!! great deal tho

Kevo2k7;3827666

Front and back suspension are a must unless you wannna fork out a few … Front and back suspension are a must unless you wannna fork out a few quick for new wheels every few months!! great deal tho



Thats not the point of suspension - the idea is to keep the tyres on the terrain more and take some of the shock out from your arms and back. I've both ultra spec Orange full susser and hardtail and the hardtail is definitely a more tiring bike on a days ride and trickier to control on technical stuff. That said, its great for improving your skills.

A couple of my mates ride fully rigid ie. no suspension at all front or rear and they have no issues with wheels being wrecked.

lol.. if your wheels are bending stop riding into kerbs, or buy stronger wheels.
i can recommend hand built wheels from Merlin, not cheap, but then not expensive compared to branded factory wheels.
merlincycles.co.uk/?fn…=97

cycleman;3825841

Go for this instead believe … Go for this instead believe me!!!!!http://www.tredz.co.uk/.Giant-Yukon-Mountain-Bike-2008-Hardtail-MTB_23367.htm



Do you have to build these up on delivery? It'll be a bit of a drive from Preston to Wales to pick a bike up.

I'm looking at spending £300ish on a new bike, proper mountain biking etc.

EDIT : I've just seen they send out all adult bikes fully built. Any rec's on a bike?

Thanks

StillNotGareth;3825413

I'm not sure that's really true - certainly my mates 2005 Cape Wrath has … I'm not sure that's really true - certainly my mates 2005 Cape Wrath has survived 3 years belting round cwmcarn singletrack with little maintenance and no issues yet. And he's 15 stone....


Yeah, I know a lad who's been riding one of these for years and he regularly does the black runs at all the North Wales trail centers among other stuff. The Claude butler name is a little unfashionable but they regularly get good reviews round this price level.
The Trek and Giant mentioned above have mechanical disk breaks which are the the worst of both worlds as far as I'm concerned. I don't think you can go wrong with this if you have less than £300 and want a MTB that you are actually going to ride off road.
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