GT Timberline 2.0 29er £240 @ wiggle
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GT Timberline 2.0 29er £240 @ wiggle

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Found 6th Jan 2014
MTB: Yes
Rear Rack Mounts: Yes
Number of gears: 24
Unisex: Yes
Cable Routing: External
Model Year: 2013
Frame: 29" 6061 Aluminium Tubing
Fork Material: Aluminium Alloy
Steerer: 1 1/8"
Bottle Cage Mounts: Double
Wheel Size: 29" (622)
Groupset Manufacturer: Shimano
Brake Type: V-Brake
Chainset type: Triple
Chainring Size: 42 Tooth, 34 Tooth, 24 Tooth
Chain: KMC Z72
Bottom Bracket: Sealed Cartridge
Cassette Range: 11-32 Tooth
Handlebars: MTB Riser
Stem: Alloy
Seat Post: All Terra
Saddle: GT MTB
Tyres: All Terrain 29 x 2.10
Pedals: Supplied with basic flat pedals
Warranty: 1 year frame and Parts

I am just going to put in the specs here. I was looking for a decent but not super expensive bike and choose this. No expert but it seemed like a good deal.

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That's a very good deal, solid no nonsense bike for a reasonable price. You can't go wrong with that.

yeah i think this may get hot. just the fact that it's a complete 29er for 240 says it all

I would recommend anyone new to mountain biking try a 29er in their LBS before taking the plunge if they've only ridden 26 inch wheels. At the very least do some googling so you know what you're letting yourself in for. Not dissing 29ers before anyone jumps on me - just pointing out in case someone doesn't appreciate the difference.

What's the main differences with 29" wheels, will it make a lot of difference if you're 6'3 and need an XL frame anyway?

yesss I'm going to do the highland trail race on this!!! HOT!!

smileypete

What's the main differences with 29" wheels, will it make a lot of … What's the main differences with 29" wheels, will it make a lot of difference if you're 6'3 and need an XL frame anyway?



They are generally considered more suitable for taller riders so if you're 6'3" it might suit you. It really depends what you want to achieve whether you're better with 26 or 29.

not bad. this ones hard to beat if you want a light fast, and ultra reliable commuter edinburghbicycle.com/pro…-13

Ive recently gone 29er, haven't found much difference off road (only place I use it) Decent price for a GT although its not a good spec for the kit on it IMO

It might also be worth considering the 1.0 for £300 which gets you disk brakes.
evanscycles.com/pro…819

nice price I need a new bike my carrea just broke

Much better than a BSO from the likes of Tesco, Sports Direct, etc

Wouldn't panic too much about your height and the fact it's a 29er. Emily Battyis just over 5ft tall and is pretty quick on the World Cup Circuit.

If you do have serious off-road intentions I'd do as Dr Zoidberg says and pay the extra for the £300 version with discs. I can't see easily if the wheels on this model allow a straightforward upgrade to discs later if you wanted to save up for later.

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graemeakajimmy

They are generally considered more suitable for taller riders so if … They are generally considered more suitable for taller riders so if you're 6'3" it might suit you. It really depends what you want to achieve whether you're better with 26 or 29.



It's got nowt to do with height. 29ers roll better, but are crap at speed, that's why XC buffties and roadies ride them

go 650b if you can't make your mind up, that's the future, not 29ers, say no to circus wheels.

26" 4EVA \m/

Edited by: "BACONIZGUD4ME" 6th Jan 2014

I'm a big guy 20 stone plus. I'm a complete novice but looking for use on the weekends to go riding with my son. Any recommendations?

A big guy like yourself would be O.K. on a bike like this.Steer clear of supermarket bikes or really anything for less than £200.00.They just wont stand up to your weight,I am about 16 stones incidentallly.

just put a pair of these schwalbe big apples on my 29er it eats up the miles on canal towpaths and light trails like you wouldn't believe Im really enjoying riding it,but having said that ill be keeping my 26" wheeled bike for off road you just cant chuck the 29ers about like you can with the 26"

Edited by: "broadyo796" 6th Jan 2014

Mr Biggs

I'm a big guy 20 stone plus. I'm a complete novice but looking for use on … I'm a big guy 20 stone plus. I'm a complete novice but looking for use on the weekends to go riding with my son. Any recommendations?

how much you looking to spend

Not too much, about £250?

alan mcculloch

A big guy like yourself would be O.K. on a bike like this.Steer clear of … A big guy like yourself would be O.K. on a bike like this.Steer clear of supermarket bikes or really anything for less than £200.00.They just wont stand up to your weight,I am about 16 stones incidentallly.

Thanks for your help

broadyo796

how much you looking to spend

the one in this post then youll be hard pushed to find anything else for that price, the gt 1.0 already mentioned and this one this oneare decent for a little more

it's a push bike that ain't £3k+ cold... ;-)

broadyo796

the one in this post then youll be hard pushed to find anything else for … the one in this post then youll be hard pushed to find anything else for that price, the gt 1.0 already mentioned and this one this oneare decent for a little more

Cheers. Thanks for your help

Does anyone know whether there are mounts for disk brakes at the rear?

Whuut? No disc breaks? Fail!

Recently bought a giant bike (its a brand hes not the bfg) for my brother from Tredz, it was a bargain £215 before crimbo, they dropped the price AFTER Christmas and they gave me the difference without asking!!! Amazing service, the bike arrived at my brothers address next day for free all oiled and set up, which is handy as I'm 300 miles away and he doesn't know what he's doing.

I'd recommend the bike if you want a 26" normal wheel bike, these 29ers are a right fad if you ask me.

I'm torn between this one and the Giant Roam 4 (http://www.tredz.co.uk/.Giant-Roam-4-2013-Hybrid-Sports-Bike_56307.htm)
I cycle mainly along bike paths on a commute, though there is a towpath on part of that route which isn't massively flat. Can any suggest the best of the two for the purpose?

Original Poster

400 - yeah!

More happy that the more knowledgeable bike people think it's OK as it gets delivered tomorrow.

almo

Whuut? No disc breaks? Fail!

saves weight man. This bike is for no compromise weight weenies....yeaaah!!

Apparently there aren't mounts for disk brakes on the frame (ie for the back wheel). Still very tempted!

Original Poster

Mine came .... gorgeous bike .... quite close to the old err... I would like kids at some point (probably).

Beautiful to ride but it is very big.

Just for info: 5' 8" and 32" inside leg - 12 stone so a bit tubby got medium size.

Came packaged well and with 2 spanners, 2 swiss army knife alloy key sets and err 2 packets of haribo jellies!

Glad I got it.

Re rear mounts I can take a picture if that would help - not exactly sure what I am looking for?

Original Poster

The price has gone up! I am going the check if I can tag it as "expired."

Price is now - £287
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