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#1
Hi all,

Been a while since i posted here, Unfortunately my bike got stolen over the weekend, in central London while i was working over time Sad.
Very sad since i became attatched to it anyway time to shop for a new bike and i am thinking of these two : http://www.sunsetmtb.co.uk/shop/index.php?product_id=1087&category_id=77 or http://www.halfords.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/product_storeId_10001_catalogId_10151_productId_518285_langId_-1_categoryId_165499#dtab.

What do you guys think ?

ps: not sure if i hav eposted this in the right area
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#2
Very nice bike to chose! Sorry about your bike getting stolen Sad .
Good maintenance to your Bike, can make it like the wheels are, true and smooth!
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#3
Have a look at the Python Impact on this site, says you should be a member of Utility Warehouse, but you could always e-mail a query.
http://www.abike4u.co.uk/python.html
I personally wouldn't have hydraulic brakes, difficult to service.
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#4
Hi Bill
Thanks, but i don't know which one to choose lol. some help ?
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#5
personally, the bikes look pretty equal. can you test ride either? i'd make that the deciding factor if you can. because one might feel better than the other. personally, i like the carrera kraken better. i love the look of the frame... i saw one on ebay, but its in the uk and i live in ny Sad
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#6
Sorry to hear about the stolen bike. Of the two you've linked to, I think I would probably go with the GT. My friend has an Avalanche 1.0, same frame, slightly higher spec components, and he's pretty happy with it, although I found the riding position a little too upright for my taste when I had a quick go.

You could also take a look here: http://www.paulscycles.co.uk/, I bought my bike from them. They offer a lot of previous years models, often with very little differences to the current years specs but with a substantial discount.

Lastly, if you're using a bike purely as transport and regularly need to leave it somewhere that isn't completely secure I would suggest getting hold of a "rat bike", something that is perfectly serviceable, but tatty and unnapealing to thieves. Have a look in the local papers or on Ebay for something used and fairly cheap, but essentially OK.
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#7
Hi thanks for your input, I have purchased the GT to be delivered tomorrow can't wait. i ride to work everyday and have an underground carpark where i can park my bike, it is very secure as it is manned and cctv 24/7. I lost my bike due to working on a weekend and the carpark had the shutters down but i didn't realise that i could just buzz security who would have just opened the shutters. oh well. I have purchased a kryptonite with an £800 guarantee which i will take advantage of.

And thanks to pauls cycles sunset mtb matched there price! so that ws an added bonus didn't like the guy i spoke to as he was was rude when i phoned pauls cycles otherwise i would have bought
it there.
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