Absolutely - the bike + new brakes still cost less than some other brand with Ultegra already fitted. The cockpit is more clean now, the first thing that went on it was Garmin, but the idea is to occasionally fit Aero Bars for comfort on longer, multi-day rides
First paragraph .....WTF?
Ideally for ride london the 100m route its worth getting at least tiagra/10 speed shifting. I would also recommend 28s. I agree an expensive frame is not needed. I did it in 2016; its a great experience and route.
Oh come on now... poor people do have certain faces and mannerisms, as do people from certain regions. For example, it's odds-on that a Scottish person will have a Nicola Sturgeon-esque face or similar and that Scousers go around with wobbly heads, wear tracksuits or pyjamas... it's inbuilt into their culture and genetics. I've never ridden a Carrera bike or Cannondale or any of the bikes you've listed, but if you'd read my previous posts you would have noted that I'd given a nod to the Carrera by saying that I spotted a few of the less affluent people in Ride London using them... so they must be pretty good for the money. To show I'm no snob I own a BTwin Mach 720 which is great, and I use it for winter - tbh it seems pretty much as fast as my main bike which is a Giant TCR pro, except the brakes are absolutely appauling in comparison for some reason (maybe they've picked up too much grit or something)... and the ride is not as comfortable generally - wouldn't like to do 100 miles on it. I also have a Boardman CX bike (that was disgracefully set up by Halfords by the way) that I just use to go out with my 5 year old son.... that has mechanical disc brakes that I rate worse than just normal clinchers.
Not everyone can justify an expensive bike even if they have the money available if they are casual cyclist and don't need a performance bike. Some would resent paying a lot more money to shave off a few kgs and add a few more gears plus have a generally weaker bike with more risk of structural failure, albeit a small risk. I'll have to admit I do have quite a few bikes of which 2 are Carrera's. I'm trying to think of any higher end bikes I have, I guess the best is my Cannondale CAAD road bike when they were made in the USA or perhaps my Kona Stuff. Again though a higher end bike would be wasted money for many it would actually be the wrong choice of bike whether they are rich or poor. As for your elitist comments about poor people have certain faces, clothes and attitudes I'll leave others to form their opinions on that. I've encountered rich people who buy low end bikes and poor people who go into debt to buy themselves a top end bike because they are brand obsessed. Personally I'm a strong believer in diminishing returns and both low end and high end products are best avoided with the middle ground often making the most sense.
Posted 9th Aug 2019Posted 9th Aug 2019
Scott Genius 710 Full Suspension Mountain Bike (2018), (Medium & Small) £2,250 at Westbrook Cycles£2,250£4,59951% off
Scott Genius 710 Full Suspension Mountain Bike (2018) now in Medium and Small. Bargain. 51%off RRP. Bike of the year in several magazine tests. Sold by a proper shop, not a mail o… Read more
Big thankyou for the info!! I will keep an eye out later this year!
All out of stock, small and medium. Too late..... Bargains don't hang around long....
Honestly, there is no comparison between an orange crush and a Scott genius. The Scott genius is so much more capable. If you want a hardtail, you push the twinloc lever 2 clicks. If you want an xc bike, you push it one click to have a short travel bike. If you want an all mountain bike you set it to full travel. The 27.5+ tyres roll incredibly well, particularly on rooty & bumpy ground and feel so safe. (watch YouTube comparison videos) . I have both 29 and 27.5+ wheels and prefer the 27.5+ tyres, particularly when it's dry as they roll so we'll and feel so 'safe' . It's a genuine do all bike. I have a 9.9kg 100mm travel full sus xc bike and have used it once since buying the Scott. The reality is that the Scott is quicker in everything except fire road climbs where the additional 3kg is a slight disadvantage. Everywhere else the Scott is quicker, safer and more fun. No hardtail is faster & safer in real world woods & rocks xc. The hardtail is dead in 2019....
I'm 5'10 and always seem to be in between medium and large, I have a Scott bike now with a medium size frame and an happy with that
Many thanks for that!! Definitely tempting. I was originally liking a full sus mtb...then was going down the line of Orange Crush Pro...but they are £2000 without any extras. Thought a hardtail...which is always what I;ve had would be a good upgrade in the sense of Orange. This kind of puts the rush and the comfort in front of that for all of £300 more!
Posted 24th Jul 2019Posted 24th Jul 2019
Scott Genius 710 RRP £4599 51% off. SMALL ONLY - £2,250 delivered @ Westbrook Cycles£2,250£4,59951% off
Any Trail, Any time. With the all new Genius, this phrase has never rung truer. We've given the Genius a total makeover for 2018 and the 710 is ready for some singletrack. With our… Read more
To be fair the bike shop with chuck in a free pair of cheapo plastic pedals so you can ride home as I did when I went to pick up my bike only to realise I'd left the pedals I was going to use by the front door at home.
No bike above £1500 comes with pedals. Everyone has a different want when it comes to pedals. Some want flat, some want spd's some want other brands of clip in pedals.
It's not even got any pedals. Call me a perfectionist. But.. :/
Posted 27th Oct 2018Posted 27th Oct 2018
Scott Spark 710 Full Suspension Mountain Bike (2018)RRP £4799, now £2999 @ Westbrook Cycles£2,670
Or if you’ve only got little legs, small only left,you could buy this. A lot more race/cross country like the old Spark used to be.I’ve had one for a couple of years now and still love it. I’d guess around 23lbs in weight. https://winstanleysbikes.co.uk/giant-anthem-advanced-27-5-0-2016-bike?gclid=EAIaIQobChMIo_jDncrs4gIVh7PtCh2Z2Q1rEAQYASABEgIV3fD_BwE#composite-blue-s--16--
On the YT Jeffsy which i mentioned earlier i got an 1x11 Speed E*THIRTEEN TRS+ Cassette with a massive range 9 - 46 teath and the shimano XTR mech shifts beautifully through it. There is 25% Sale back on again go buy one best bike on the market at this price point.
Sure, but that may also necessitate a swap of the crankarm to maintain a sensible 1x chainline (or some bodging). Personally, I'd prefer to buy the bike that suited in the first place. There's nothing wrong with a 2x11 setup (and, arguably, it's more functional than a 1x12), but it would certainly be considered "yesterday's setup", like geometries with steep head tube angles, and this should be taken into account when assessing the deal. As for the comment about the cassette, it's not about the ultimate number of teeth, it's all about the range which is relatively limited even on an 11-42. There's nothing to stop you fitting a chainring that makes your 42t cassette the same climbing ratio as you would see with a 50t, but you're going to run out of gears on the flat, fast stuff. Of course, you may be able to monster up the hills with a larger chainring and 42t cassette, but not everyone wants to do this.
Further 11% off by using HALLOWEEN code until tomorrow evening (31st October ). Makes it a bargain at £2670. Regarding the 2x 11 setup. It's hardly an issue. Just replace the chainring with a 1x 32 or 34 specific and remove the shifter and mech. Why would anyone want a rear cassette with more than 42 teeth. It's quicker to walk!
It's a lovely bike, but the 2x11 groupset would be considered a pretty hard sell on bikes of this price these days (which is one of the reasons that it's heavily discounted!) and this version of the frame is only the half carbon one - it has an alloy rear section. Nice bike, but I'm not sure it would get my pennies and at 13kg, it's pretty sturdy! I would say that it's a reasonable price, but not a screaming bargain to my eyes.
Posted 8th Nov 2017Posted 8th Nov 2017
Scott Scale 710 Hardtail Mountain Bike - £1,495 @ Westbrook Cycles£1,495
Was £2599 now £1495. 43% off. Full xt groupset . Fox elite forks. Quality wheels etc MEDIUM ONLY The SCOTT Scale 710 boasts a super light HMF Carbon Fiber frame. The 710 comes fu… Read more
I think the 710 is a much better buy at 1495 than the 720 at 1250. There is more between them than the groupset. The 710 has much better lighter wheels and elite model forks that have the factory model internals. Also the xt groupset is superior to the low end GX1 fitted to the 720. If you must have 1 x 11, you can always buy a single ring for the XT crank and remove the shifter and derailleur. I can't quite understand the 1 x 11 thing. You can only fully replicate the gear range of 2 x 11 by going for the eagle 1 x 12 groupset.
there is also the scott scale 720 for 1250 at rutland cycles which is very similar i would choose that over this bike as it’s 250 cheaper same frame and 11 speed single ring and most likely a bit lighter and i like the colours better
anyone who actually knows anything about mountain bikes would be voting this hot.fantastic frame good forks full xt group set and brakes and decent syncros kit.very fast bike but only suited to cross country not ideal for trail centres but manageable
Looks like you will get a sore bum on sitting on that seat..