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|Sizes||14", 16", 17", 18", 19", 20", 22" (Frame size guide)|
|Colours||Light Grey/Dark Grey|
|Frame material||Aluminium Alloy (The quick guide to aluminium alloy)|
|Fork travel||100 mm|
|Wheel size||26 inch (MTB Wheel sizes explained)|
|Brakeset||Shimano 575 Disc Shimano 575 Disc 7" fr / 6" rr|
|Chainset||FSA Comet (14-16=170, 17-22=175mm)|
|Front Derailleur||Shimano Deore|
|Rear Derailleur||Shimano Deore XT|
|Front Fork||RockShox Tora|
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The bike itself is perfect for XC riding and some single track. The spec is way above what you would expect for a bike this price (maybe with the exception of the m575 brake system). Having said that, once they are bled properly, they do respond very well. It just takes a while for them to bed-in (took mine 5 hours of riding) before you can hammer it with confidence of stopping!
The 2-tone grey paintwork is nice and easy on the eye, and doesn't scream out "steal me" to the nearest chav!
The Torra SL Solo Air forks are smooth and responsive. I'm 90kg and the work a dream. When locked out, they have a handy blow out valve that will absorb an unexpected big hit without damaging them (or you).
In all, a fantastic machine and i would recommend this bike to anyone. I would also recommend checking out monutainedge.co.uk as they also off biking holidays as well as sales.....Yummy!
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