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post #1816 of 3583

They are all under 10kg, with the Montpellier weighing in at only 8.2kg. That is for the Large frames, so the Small I'll be needing should be slightly lighter.

post #1817 of 3583

I probably would go for the Montpellier, though I like the looks of the ghost more, then again lighter, cheaper and you can't go wrong with sram mechanics, the BMC is kinda ugly imo.

Next time I change mechanics it would be either full sram x9 or x0.

post #1818 of 3583

What are the advantages of a fully carbon frame over alu? I assumed weight, but the Monty is still lighter than the Ghost. Also the brakes, Ghost has Shimano XTs and the Monty has Hope X-2s.

 

I think the Ghost has better tyres but they could easily be replaced on the Whyte and still work out cheaper.

post #1819 of 3583

I think the only advantage of a full carbon frame is weight, eventhough triple butted aluminium could be just as light.

 

Read some review on the hope, these  are like the XT used on mountainbikes, so I wouldn't worry about braking power. I would say these are actually overpowered for this kind of bikes.

 

Don't know which tires or wheelset is equiped on these bikes, but at under 9Kg I would think they used some really nice set to get under that kind of weight, I doubt you need to change it anytime soon.

post #1820 of 3583

Thanks Blurr, I should have posted the links to the full spec sheets...

 

http://www.evanscycles.com/products/ghost/speedline-lector-9000-2012-hybrid-bike-ec032350#features

 

http://www.evanscycles.com/products/whyte/montpellier-2012-hybrid-bike-ec030097#features

 

http://www.evanscycles.com/products/bmc/alpenchallenge-ac01-rival-700c-2012-hybrid-bike-ec031079#features

 

I absolutely loved the Avid Elixirs on my Whyte Stirling. Awesome stopping power in any weather conditions. I don't think I could ever not use hydraulic discs now as I felt so much safer when needing to stop quickly due to stupid drivers or stupid pedestrians. 

 

post #1821 of 3583

What I find weird on the ghost is that they used 180mm disc for the brakes, which is highly unnecessary as XC bikers usually use 160mm, 180mm is usually used on free ride or all mountain, this is like putting a truck brake on a sport car, just excessive weight and more force than you will ever need.

 

Based on specs I would go for the Montpellier.

post #1822 of 3583
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Originally Posted by shamrock134 View Post

What are the advantages of a fully carbon frame over alu? I assumed weight, but the Monty is still lighter than the Ghost. Also the brakes, Ghost has Shimano XTs and the Monty has Hope X-2s.

 

I think the Ghost has better tyres but they could easily be replaced on the Whyte and still work out cheaper.



Carbon tends to be more comfortable than alu as well. It's also possible now to get some really, really light steel bikes, which is meant to be the most comfortable ride of all.

 

post #1823 of 3583

Salsa El Mariachi

 

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Salsa El Mariachi

 

 



 

Nice. How are the drop outs working--no problems?

post #1825 of 3583

So far no problems :)

post #1826 of 3583

I don't think I've posted my bling wheels here yet. 

 

 

 

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I don't think I've posted my bling wheels here yet. 

 

 

 

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Love that frame!

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I don't think I've posted my bling wheels here yet. 

 

 

 

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post #1829 of 3583

Anyone in France had this bike?

http://www.decathlon.fr/velo-route-triban-3-id_8167038.html

 

If you did, would you recommend this as a good beginner's road bike? 

I'm switching from a cheapo hybrid(sold it) and €400 is the max I can spend ATM.

Thanks.


Edited by bravo4588 - 4/9/12 at 11:48am
post #1830 of 3583

Tubeless?
 

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I don't think I've posted my bling wheels here yet. 

 

 

 

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