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Posted 13th Aug 2020

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Really good entry level full suspension bike with 150mm travel in the front, won’t find many full sus bikes sub 2k with a dropper fitted unless you can get hold of a vitus, good brakes, RockShox revalation fork. Good set of tyres. Obviously it’s not a bike for your everyday commute and obviously some people will vote cold on price. But a good bike with already a saving of nearly 300 euros.
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Not light at 15kg, but threaded bottom bracket is rare these days, good reliable specs for the money, good geometry, it's a good bike.
Nice bike
Bicycle prices are ludicrous - literally becoming motorbike prices. When you consider how easy it is for someone to steal a bike the risks are mad
Master_Yoda13/08/2020 17:53

Bicycle prices are ludicrous - literally becoming motorbike prices. When …Bicycle prices are ludicrous - literally becoming motorbike prices. When you consider how easy it is for someone to steal a bike the risks are mad


If you think that price is ludicrous I’d dread to see your face when you look at a full race spec one 🙈
Calibre triple b
sparklehedgehog13/08/2020 18:05

Calibre triple b


That's been sold out for ever and a day!
Edited by: "johnnystorm" 13th Aug
johnnystorm13/08/2020 18:11

That's been sold out for ever and a day!


You just gotta ring the stores and some have them in. Pain you can’t just see online where has stock but they are out there. Picked mine up 10 days ago from Doncaster for £1350 with military discount. Bargain
Good spec for the money.
sparklehedgehog13/08/2020 18:05

Calibre triple b


Only if you're ok with poor quality nuts and bolts, horrible bottom bracket, crap sx derailleur guaranteed to give you problems and the worst quality paint in the industry.
Jesus why do people have to wang on about how expensive mtbs are every time.

Try high end e bikes at 12 grand if you think this is expensive.

Thats what it costs, best you head of to halfrauds if you’re not keen.
Edited by: "TJS271182" 13th Aug
ttman13/08/2020 18:28

Only if you're ok with poor quality nuts and bolts, horrible bottom …Only if you're ok with poor quality nuts and bolts, horrible bottom bracket, crap sx derailleur guaranteed to give you problems and the worst quality paint in the industry.


Sx?
Master_Yoda13/08/2020 17:53

Bicycle prices are ludicrous - literally becoming motorbike prices. When …Bicycle prices are ludicrous - literally becoming motorbike prices. When you consider how easy it is for someone to steal a bike the risks are mad


I don't leave my good bike unattended apart from when it's locked up at home. I use a cheap bike if I have to leave it outside the shops.
ttman13/08/2020 18:28

Only if you're ok with poor quality nuts and bolts, horrible bottom …Only if you're ok with poor quality nuts and bolts, horrible bottom bracket, crap sx derailleur guaranteed to give you problems and the worst quality paint in the industry.


Better write and tell all those journalists they don’t know what they’re talking about too then in their group tests
ttman13/08/2020 18:28

Only if you're ok with poor quality nuts and bolts, horrible bottom …Only if you're ok with poor quality nuts and bolts, horrible bottom bracket, crap sx derailleur guaranteed to give you problems and the worst quality paint in the industry.


There has been problems with Focus paint I seem to recall and there is the possibility that both bikes are made by Insera Sena in Indonesia or at least the bike is for Calibre and the frame is for Focus. I'm unsure if Focus are still assembling all their bikes in Germany from imported parts. The Calibre bossnut bikes have been exceptionally well reviewed both by professional reviewers and their owners. I was going to write that your consumer rights are going to be much safer/stronger buying from the UK but not sure that is actually applicable with go outdoors because of financial troubles. Saying that bike discount look pretty awful.


uk.trustpilot.com/rev….de
Magazine reviews don't tell you the quality of a bike. I'm a member of a few bike brand owners groups on facebook and the Calibre bikes are riddled with issues more than any other brand. I have a 2020 Calibre two cubed myself so i'm coming from an unbiased point. I forgot to mention the terrible bearings used too. They'll need replacing within 3-6 months.
Edited by: "ttman" 13th Aug
ttman13/08/2020 20:16

Magazine reviews don't tell you the quality of a bike. I'm a member of a …Magazine reviews don't tell you the quality of a bike. I'm a member of a few bike brand owners groups on facebook and the Calibre bikes are riddled with issues more than any other brand. I have a 2020 Calibre two cubed myself so i'm coming from an unbiased point. I forgot to mention the terrible bearings used too. They'll need replacing within 3-6 months.


No different to alot of bike groups online you tend to only hear about problems rather than the good.
darksideby18213/08/2020 20:24

No different to alot of bike groups online you tend to only hear about …No different to alot of bike groups online you tend to only hear about problems rather than the good.


Yes true but Calibre bike issues are on another level. Owners even admit the bearings etc are utter garbage. They're willing to put up with it because you get decent components for your money but i wouldn't recommend one to someone who doesn't want to continually have to deal with creaking, bearings, easily chipping paint etc.
I think you're making a bigger deal than it is at least you can take it back to go outdoors and get things sorted not like all the internet only brands. If you don't like paint chips don't get a Nukeproof.
darksideby18213/08/2020 20:40

I think you're making a bigger deal than it is at least you can take it …I think you're making a bigger deal than it is at least you can take it back to go outdoors and get things sorted not like all the internet only brands. If you don't like paint chips don't get a Nukeproof.


Can vouch for Nukeproof with paint chips one of the worst I’ve know them literally have a fear of fire roads because of mine
darksideby18213/08/2020 20:40

I think you're making a bigger deal than it is at least you can take it …I think you're making a bigger deal than it is at least you can take it back to go outdoors and get things sorted not like all the internet only brands. If you don't like paint chips don't get a Nukeproof.


I had a 2016 mega, no paint issues. Also know lots of people who own Megas and Reactors with no issues.

Bikes that get ridden hard need to be invis framed/helli tapes. No paint job is going to with stand rocks and stone chips.
Edited by: "TJS271182" 13th Aug
No problem with high quality bikes being priced as they are but how exactly is this bike 'entry level'? I'd have thought an entry level MTB is more like a £300 Rockrider.
Masse82813/08/2020 20:47

Can vouch for Nukeproof with paint chips one of the worst I’ve know them l …Can vouch for Nukeproof with paint chips one of the worst I’ve know them literally have a fear of fire roads because of mine


Get it invisframed or hellitape it. What model/year is it?
bonzobanana13/08/2020 19:24

There has been problems with Focus paint I seem to recall and there is the …There has been problems with Focus paint I seem to recall and there is the possibility that both bikes are made by Insera Sena in Indonesia or at least the bike is for Calibre and the frame is for Focus. I'm unsure if Focus are still assembling all their bikes in Germany from imported parts. The Calibre bossnut bikes have been exceptionally well reviewed both by professional reviewers and their owners. I was going to write that your consumer rights are going to be much safer/stronger buying from the UK but not sure that is actually applicable with go outdoors because of financial troubles. Saying that bike discount look pretty awful.https://uk.trustpilot.com/review/www.bike-discount.de


I’ve used bike-discount.de 5 or 6 times in the last few year mainly Shimano equipment/ fox rhythm forks and brake pads, jockey wheels and cassette always been first rate for me , takes about a week from ordering , buying a bike oversea is always going to be problematic especially in a pandemic, I had both good and bad experiences with canyon (german direct
ktrizzle13/08/2020 20:52

No problem with high quality bikes being priced as they are but how …No problem with high quality bikes being priced as they are but how exactly is this bike 'entry level'? I'd have thought an entry level MTB is more like a £300 Rockrider.


Depends on your perception of entry level I guess.

For me that Focus wouldnt last long. But for a beginner it’s a good option. £300 bikes are horrific off road. Likely put you off for life.
TJS27118213/08/2020 20:54

Get it invisframed or hellitape it. What model/year is it?


It’s a scout so wasn’t to bothered about the invisi frame, I’ve just been on the email trail with them all day aswell for a brand name ‘nukeproof’ mines barely frigging windproof 281 mile I’ve done on mine got it in may and it’s been through 3 freehubs 2 bottom brackets and the chains stretched to hell.
whatyadoinsucka13/08/2020 20:54

I’ve used bike-discount.de 5 or 6 times in the last few year mainly S …I’ve used bike-discount.de 5 or 6 times in the last few year mainly Shimano equipment/ fox rhythm forks and brake pads, jockey wheels and cassette always been first rate for me , takes about a week from ordering , buying a bike oversea is always going to be problematic especially in a pandemic, I had both good and bad experiences with canyon (german direct


I’ve not had a bad experience with bike discount or canyon. My only issue with canyon was their bikes are so hard to get hold of managed to get my spectral tho and came within 10days.
ktrizzle13/08/2020 20:52

No problem with high quality bikes being priced as they are but how …No problem with high quality bikes being priced as they are but how exactly is this bike 'entry level'? I'd have thought an entry level MTB is more like a £300 Rockrider.


It's entry level for a full suspension bike that you can actually use off road. There are different types of mountain bike for different types of trail riding.

I think this is the bit that is hard to appreciate for people who don't use a mountain bike for mountain biking. The price of bits that work under duress is a lot higher than the price of a hard tail mountain bike that is used on urban / gravel paths with the kids.
Heat from me... Nice bike
TJS27118213/08/2020 20:50

I had a 2016 mega, no paint issues. Also know lots of people who own Megas …I had a 2016 mega, no paint issues. Also know lots of people who own Megas and Reactors with no issues.Bikes that get ridden hard need to be invis framed/helli tapes. No paint job is going to with stand rocks and stone chips.


Definitely agree.
Masse82813/08/2020 21:02

I’ve not had a bad experience with bike discount or canyon. My only issue w …I’ve not had a bad experience with bike discount or canyon. My only issue with canyon was their bikes are so hard to get hold of managed to get my spectral tho and came within 10days.


Huge number of issues with Canyon customer service and their bikes. I've read in forums where carbon fibre frames have failed on the first ride. Huge number of horror stories and I think unless they have changed again they are still using Quest composites who are a mediocre CF manufacturer at best.I think they used to use Giant but moved due to cost although last I heard Canyon's aluminium frames were still made by Giant but that may have changed now. Ultimately any brand that isn't actually a manufacturer but sources their bikes from different factories at different times have inconsistent quality. That applies to most brands sadly unless the brand is also the manufacturer like Giant or Merida. Always worth checking weight limits and frame warranties. Giant offer great weight limits and very long lifetime warranties that they do seem to honour but many brands only offer low weight limits and short warranties possibly because they source from so many different factories of varying quality.

forum.bikeradar.com/dis…/p1

I must admit I have used Bike discount in the past, took a while to come and on one order there was a small issue. I contacted them about 3 times before I got an answer via email but they did refund for this one item eventually. Another order had no problems and there may have been a third order but this was all about 4 years ago I think. I don't think I would buy a bike from them unless it was a real bargain that was un-matchable in the UK.
bonzobanana14/08/2020 10:44

Huge number of issues with Canyon customer service and their bikes. I've …Huge number of issues with Canyon customer service and their bikes. I've read in forums where carbon fibre frames have failed on the first ride. Huge number of horror stories and I think unless they have changed again they are still using Quest composites who are a mediocre CF manufacturer at best.I think they used to use Giant but moved due to cost although last I heard Canyon's aluminium frames were still made by Giant but that may have changed now. Ultimately any brand that isn't actually a manufacturer but sources their bikes from different factories at different times have inconsistent quality. That applies to most brands sadly unless the brand is also the manufacturer like Giant or Merida. Always worth checking weight limits and frame warranties. Giant offer great weight limits and very long lifetime warranties that they do seem to honour but many brands only offer low weight limits and short warranties possibly because they source from so many different factories of varying quality.https://forum.bikeradar.com/discussion/13090558/snapped-frame-what-might-have-caused-this/p1I must admit I have used Bike discount in the past, took a while to come and on one order there was a small issue. I contacted them about 3 times before I got an answer via email but they did refund for this one item eventually. Another order had no problems and there may have been a third order but this was all about 4 years ago I think. I don't think I would buy a bike from them unless it was a real bargain that was un-matchable in the UK.



I’ve ordered from and ridden mine for a while now zero problems quick delivery and customer service was fine. But you telling me because you’ve read in forums they are bad won’t change my mind. Obviously their is going to be some horror stories like you get with every brand. Their was a point when YT got a bashing. Bikes sometimes slip through QC. My Nukeproof being one of them. Giant offer a lifetime warranty on bikes that aren’t for downhill purposes. Does that include long travel enduro bikes? Or is that your thoroughbred downhill bikes? That could interpreted so many different ways.
johnnystorm13/08/2020 18:11

That's been sold out for ever and a day!


Try your nearest GO Outdoors mate I tried my local (Nottingham) they had about 6 of them in
Libre1114/08/2020 17:35

Try your nearest GO Outdoors mate I tried my local (Nottingham) they had …Try your nearest GO Outdoors mate I tried my local (Nottingham) they had about 6 of them in


Cheers!
£1900 bike being described as entry level. Love it
It maybe contraversal but the OP is kind of right with entry level full suspension. I'm on a hardtail but collectively they are cheaper without the component of rear. Myself, looking to upgrade eventually from a Voodoo bizango (which I have specced out to its limit now) I was literally going to do what I did with the bizango, which was go off again what MBR had rated as the best. So this year it would be the YT Jeffesy comp (not that I have ever seen a large frame in stock) but this discussion had opened my eyes to disadvantage to direct sale brands if you have a problem & that these reviewers don't look into the longevity of the bike. Then bricks and mortar bought bikes are slightly higher price (unless there's a sale) comparing specs for money but you have a base to go back too. Definitely need to research before you buy & know the market
Masse82814/08/2020 11:38

I’ve ordered from and ridden mine for a while now zero problems quick d …I’ve ordered from and ridden mine for a while now zero problems quick delivery and customer service was fine. But you telling me because you’ve read in forums they are bad won’t change my mind. Obviously their is going to be some horror stories like you get with every brand. Their was a point when YT got a bashing. Bikes sometimes slip through QC. My Nukeproof being one of them. Giant offer a lifetime warranty on bikes that aren’t for downhill purposes. Does that include long travel enduro bikes? Or is that your thoroughbred downhill bikes? That could interpreted so many different ways.


I don't think you can just blur them altogether and just say all brands have had some issues so they are all the same. Canyon has a huge amount of issues with many dis-satisfied customers, some had to rely on their credit card protection to get their money back and even legal methods but most it was just hassle. There has even been at least one Canyon ex-employee saying how dishonest the company is and that many of the bikes are fully manufactured in the far east and shipped from there and many of the marketing claims are false. If you ever see a picture of Quest Composites its a real low end facility with people sitting on small tables assembling carbon fibre components with incorrectly fitting hair nets so easy for particles to get into the carbon fibre as its being made and these are images promoted by the Quest Composite company themselves. See if I can find the image. I mean how on earth is that hairnet on the woman in the foreground going to protect particles getting into the CF as she makes those forks? One particle can cut into the carbon fibre as its repeatedly flexed in use causing a failure point in the future perhaps after a few thousand miles. Same factory also makes many Trek CF frames and probably other brands too. CF forks are one of the most dangerous components on a bike after the tyres and tubes. A failure with CF forks can easily kill the cyclist more so than a frame failure.



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