Discounted Bike and parts Thread - cheap(er) ebikes & stuff

beanzz

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Not sure on size. The measuring process seems to vary by manufacturer. I'm around 5'10 - 5'11 in height, if that helps.

I'd rather Bosch or Brose if I went for a Specialized. Carbon would probably be my preference, but now I'm considering a Whyte E-160RSX again, which is aluminium.

I'd like at least 160/150 travel. More is fine also.
Do you care about it being direct sales,
 

Ou812

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Anyone seeing any good EMTB deals at the moment? Still looking, so welcome all suggestions around the £6000 - £8000 mark.
2022 Levo experts are down to £8k pretty much everywhere now, if you shop around you could probably find them for a little cheaper. If you throw in another £1k you can get a Pro, there’s a few shops with them on sale too.
 

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Not overly. My last bike was a Canyon.

I care more about the motor being serviceable. I don't want the bike to be a paperweight as soon as the warranty is up.
Have a look at the Poles, scroll down to the LED's (without the display in the top tube).

 

RJUK

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2022 Levo experts are down to £8k pretty much everywhere now, if you shop around you could probably find them for a little cheaper. If you throw in another £1k you can get a Pro, there’s a few shops with them on sale too.
That was my plan, but they're out of stock of S4 size now. I found one, but they want extra money to use Cycle Scheme and it's not a local shop.

I think it's such BS when they ask for extra money for cycle scheme. The only reason people need to use cycle scheme is because the bikes have gotten such insanely inflated prices now, and I can't imagine they're barely making any money on an £8k+ bicycle.
 

Ou812

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That was my plan, but they're out of stock of S4 size now. I found one, but they want extra money to use Cycle Scheme and it's not a local shop.

I think it's such BS when they ask for extra money for cycle scheme. The only reason people need to use cycle scheme is because the bikes have gotten such insanely inflated prices now, and I can't imagine they're barely making any money on an £8k+ bicycle.
Brink has the S4 expert in the carbon/smoke colour in stock, you can upgrade it to their Ohlins edition for £500 more.

 

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Another consideration is my original thought, which is a Trek Rail 9.8 XT, which is a good chunk cheaper and doesn't really lose anything to the Levo that I can tell. It's also Shimano equipped with a Bosch motor, which I like.
 

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That was my plan, but they're out of stock of S4 size now. I found one, but they want extra money to use Cycle Scheme and it's not a local shop.

I think it's such BS when they ask for extra money for cycle scheme. The only reason people need to use cycle scheme is because the bikes have gotten such insanely inflated prices now, and I can't imagine they're barely making any money on an £8k+ bicycle.
Cyclescheme cost c. 11%. Given that you are making a huge saving I don't think it unreasonable for them to want to retain their margin.

*dons flame-suit*
 

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Brink also add the cost of the scheme to your purchase.

Cycle To Work Schemes​

We accept most Cycle To Work Schemes and with the majority having no limit on value you can get amazing tax savings on that dream build!

All of these schemes charge us a commission fee against the voucher total which we in turn will pass to you. This charge can be rolled into your voucher total or charged in addition to the voucher total.
 

RJUK

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Cyclescheme cost c. 11%. Given that you are making a huge saving I don't think it unreasonable for them to want to retain their margin.

*dons flame-suit*
I think the Cycle Scheme cost tops out at £300. It's a bicycle that costs as much as a car. I'm sure their margins are fine, as much as they like to plead poverty. The margins grew massively in the last few years just because of the scarcity of stock and the huge demand, so even with the current discounts I'm skeptical that they have thin margins.

When I test rode a Levo Alloy my friend asked me what the bike was worth and was astonished to be told they it was a £5500 bike. Even more so when I told him that it's not even mid range and they can go for as much as 3x that for the top end model.
 

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Another consideration is my original thought, which is a Trek Rail 9.8 XT, which is a good chunk cheaper and doesn't really lose anything to the Levo that I can tell. It's also Shimano equipped with a Bosch motor, which I like.
Sprockets cycles Kilmarnock for the Trek. Great guys to deal with.
 

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I'll give them a shout. Any thoughts on the Rail?
Looks a stonking bike. Choice of SRAM AXS or Shimano

Carbon frame
750 battery
Bosch motor
What else do you want. I went into look at the SRAM spec one a couple of months since. They had it on at £7.120 but just couldn’t justify it. Still look at it every week on the website. The pull might be too much in the end. 🤔😁😁
 

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40% off Five Ten Freeriders pro's at stif this weekend

 

RJUK

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40% off Five Ten Freeriders pro's at stif this weekend

Thanks. Was looking for a pair of these, so just bought. :)
 

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Decathlon Rockrider E-st900 from 2200 to 2000euro:
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JE James have a few pairs of 5/10 Freeriders at £59. They owed me a code, so just bought for £53 delivered. :cool:

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beanzz

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Just an FYI, the Moore large Auction is still going so might be worth having a look at there is some relatively decent stuff in these ones
 

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