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Looking at new MTB...
#11
What sort of riding (Xc, trail or DH) and where are you planning on taking it? Only wondering as to recommend a bike that will suit.
I've got a canyon DH bike and have been impressed with the sale and after sale on it.
The choice between the t-130 and the spectral I'd go spectral for a couple of reasons. I've had a quick blast on both and found the wyhte pedalled like a slug uphill and on the flat, which surprised me? And the forks on it have to much flex and not as responsive as the pikes that come on the spectral.
All in all the spectral just feels a more lively fun bike to ride going up and both a near match for the decent, apart from on the downs the forks on the whyte for me let it down.
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#12
Cheers Skid, fair points matey & good to hear another positive on Canyon.
Riding wise, I'm mostly a Bedgebury blaster, with some south downs and the occasional surrey hills, and more than anything love going out to get purposely lost. I'm not a stunts boy, but I've wanted a full bounce & dropper post for a while now. I've always had hardtails with tonnes of seatpost hanging out, so can't get off the back without catching some vital parts Wink

The 130 I'm into has the new Rockshox Yari forks which are more like Pike's than Revelations, according to various reviews n stuff.
Was the Whyte you tried the current single chain ring specific frame, or the older flexier frame? I've not tried it on anything long or overly steep, but it seemed to climb well around the urbany bits of Tonbridge, coming from a hardtail that was quite impressive!

I adore Canyon road bikes but their FS mtb's are ugly imho, definitely helps my "get out and ride" gene if the bike's tasty Big Grin
Jay Dubster.
Moved to Radstock (nr Bath) but often in Medway & up for a pootle.

2015 Whyte T130 Yari
2009 Trek 8000
2014 Boardman Team Carbon (yawn) 
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#13
dubster Wrote:Cheers Skid, fair points matey & good to hear another positive on Canyon.
Riding wise, I'm mostly a Bedgebury blaster, with some south downs and the occasional surrey hills, and more than anything love going out to get purposely lost. I'm not a stunts boy, but I've wanted a full bounce & dropper post for a while now. I've always had hardtails with tonnes of seatpost hanging out, so can't get off the back without catching some vital parts Wink

The 130 I'm into has the new Rockshox Yari forks which are more like Pike's than Revelations, according to various reviews n stuff.
Was the Whyte you tried the current single chain ring specific frame, or the older flexier frame? I've not tried it on anything long or overly steep, but it seemed to climb well around the urbany bits of Tonbridge, coming from a hardtail that was quite impressive!

I adore Canyon road bikes but their FS mtb's are ugly imho, definitely helps my "get out and ride" gene if the bike's tasty Big Grin

The wyhte is this years model, with the single ring. Strange thing is the friend that owns it is the guy that also has the spectral.
He has changed the forks on the whyte for pikes now, but still likes riding the canyon a bit more. Says it's just more nimble and fun to spin around on.
I still think it's how a bike fits you that makes the biggest difference, what suits one person another will hate, and I think theres not to many really bad bikes being made these days. Hard making a choice I know, when there all good.
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#14
Cheers again Skid, it needs to climb well for me so that's a definite non starter.
I'll organise a test weekend on a few different types to see what I actually get on with in real world conditions.

With luck the Giant next weekend will be fun, guess the other option is a Comencal Meta as they're well loved Smile
Jay Dubster.
Moved to Radstock (nr Bath) but often in Medway & up for a pootle.

2015 Whyte T130 Yari
2009 Trek 8000
2014 Boardman Team Carbon (yawn) 
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#15
dubster Wrote:Cheers again Skid, it needs to climb well for me so that's a definite non starter.
I'll organise a test weekend on a few different types to see what I actually get on with in real world conditions.

With luck the Giant next weekend will be fun, guess the other option is a Comencal Meta as they're well loved Smile

I had a Meta 55 which was a great bike. Really planted, just felt right

When I had that and the E120 is have kept the Meta if I were going to one bike
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#16
As noted elsewhere, Bedgebury Quench cycles hire fleet is Whyte's this year, and I'm glad to report they have some T130's !!
Currently only Small & Medium available, with L & XL to follow at some point soon apparently. The guy there will email me when they have a delivery date.

I'll pickup the Anthem tomorrow and give it a blast round Bedgers on Friday afternoon. Should be fun and it sounds like the trails are ride-able at moment too. Happy days!!
Jay Dubster.
Moved to Radstock (nr Bath) but often in Medway & up for a pootle.

2015 Whyte T130 Yari
2009 Trek 8000
2014 Boardman Team Carbon (yawn) 
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#17
I had a lotta fun with the Anthem 2 last weekend.Felt solid and well planted, blatted thru some sections faster than I've ever done on the HT and had a big grin on both days. Climbed "ok" in pedal mode, felt ploddy uphill in open mode but that's why you get a switch Smile
Met 2 guys on Stumpy FSR and Giant Trance, both carbon and did most of a lap with them. They go most weeks and I kept up merrily, had a lotta stops for gassin and a good blast with them.

Has definitely opened my eyes to full suss though, they've come on a long way in 5 years since my last proper ride on one.
Organising a loan Specialized Stumpy FSR 27.5 for April, and Quench should have the T130 in large by end of March.

They have S, M and XL sizes in already, just waiting on the larges. Typical !!
Jay Dubster.
Moved to Radstock (nr Bath) but often in Medway & up for a pootle.

2015 Whyte T130 Yari
2009 Trek 8000
2014 Boardman Team Carbon (yawn) 
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#18
Cycles UK in Maidstone are Whyte dealers, have you spoken to Dean about a demo for the T130? May be able to get one earlier.
Ride the Spiral to the end
It takes us to where no ones been
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#19
Close, I've spoken to Lynden at Cycles UK Tonbridge, it's nearer home & I go there quite often Smile

Whyte's demo stock isn't running til April, but Quench will have the Large for hire by end of March.

Had confirmed date for the stumpy, weekend of April 30th Smile
Jay Dubster.
Moved to Radstock (nr Bath) but often in Medway & up for a pootle.

2015 Whyte T130 Yari
2009 Trek 8000
2014 Boardman Team Carbon (yawn) 
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#20
Update: The stumpy was good & fun, about same as the Giant actually but not amazing...
Hired the T130 and had a blast round Bedgers a few weeks back and LOVED IT !!!

Climbed really well, didn't need to change suspension modes at all like I did with the Giant, felt solid and confident even though I wasn't riding very strong that day, and loved the 1x11 setup. I've put a deposit on a large at CyclesUK, collecting early June & can't wait Smile

Been out on the hardtail a bit more lately which has been a grin. Bedgers running very well at the moment too.
Jay Dubster.
Moved to Radstock (nr Bath) but often in Medway & up for a pootle.

2015 Whyte T130 Yari
2009 Trek 8000
2014 Boardman Team Carbon (yawn) 
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