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Specialized Stumpjumper ST – Interest Free Deals from £79 a Month

Specialized Stumpjumper ST – Interest Free Deals from £79 a Month

Grab this fantastic Specialized Stumpjumper from just £79 a month with 0% Interest!!!

Frame: M5 alloy chassis and rear end, asymmetrical design, 27.5 Trail Geometry, fully enclosed internal cable routing, 12x148mm dropouts, sealed cartridge bearing pivots, 130mm of travel
Fork: RockShox Recon RL, Motion Control damper with low-speed compression to lockout, 46mm offset, rebound adjust, 15x110mm Boost™ Maxle® Lite thru-axle, 130mm of travel
Rear Shock: X-Fusion 02 Pro RL, Rx Trail Tune, rebound adjust, lockout 190x45mm
Stem: Specialized, 3D-forged alloy, 4-bolt, 7-degree rise
Bars: Specialized Trail, 6061 alloy, 8-degree backsweep, 6-degree upsweep, 27mm rise, 780mm, 31.8mm clamp
Front Brake: Tektro Gemini Comp, hydraulic disc, resin pad, 200mm
Rear Brake: Tektro Gemini Comp, hydraulic disc, resin pad, 180mm
Rear Mech: SRAM SX Eagle
Shifters: SRAM SX Eagle, trigger, 12-speed
Speed: 12
Rims: Double-wall alloy, 27mm internal width
Front Hub: Specialized, sealed cartridge bearings, 15x110mm thru-axle, 32h
Rear Hub: Specialized, sealed cartridge bearings, 12x148mm thru-axle, 32h
Front Tyre: Purgatory, GRID casing, GRIPTON® compound, 2Bliss Ready, 27.5 x 2.3″
Rear Tyre: Purgatory, GRID casing, GRIPTON® compound, 2Bliss Ready, 27.5 x 2.3″
Seat Post: TransX dropper, 34.9mm, XS: 100mm, S: 125mm, ML/XL: 150mm Travel
Saddle: Body Geometry Myth 155 S, Body Geometry Henge 143 M/L/XL, steel rails
Chainset: SRAM SX Eagle, Powerspline, 170mm, 32T
Bottom Bracket: SRAM Powerspline
Chain: SRAM SX Eagle, 12-speed
Cassette: SRAM PG-1210 Eagle, 11-50t
Pedals: Specialized Dirt

No Deposit and pay £79.13 a month for 24 Months 0% Interest Free – at Tredz Cycles Total Price £1899

No Deposit and pay £79 a month for 24 Months 0% Interest Free – at Rutland Cycles Total Price £1898

£150 Deposit and pay £142.50 a month for 12 Months 0% Interest Free – at Evans Cycles Total Price £1899

Cheapest Way to Send a Bike! Post a Bike to Europe

Cheapest Way to Send a Bike! Post a Bike to Europe

How to send a bike in the UK & How to send a bike to europe!
Cheap Bike Delivery!

Post your bike to UK for under £30 or European Destinations for under £35.
If you are selling a bike or frame on Ebay, it’s best to offer delivery if you want top dollar for your item. Loads more buyers will be interested if they can get it delivered to them, rather than having to drive a few hundred miles at the weekend to pick up.

You can also potentially ship to Europe and open up buyers in super rich, mountain bike loving countries such as Germany, France, Switzerland and Austria. If the parts are right, buyers in these countries WILL pay a premium for the right kit, especially now the £GBP has dropped against the €Euro. How to Send a bike to UK or Europe for less than £35!

Summary of the cost of posting a bike to both the UK and Germany.

These prices update and change regularly so please check on the respective website to get the updated price and T&C.
Prices shown are with shipping agents – these sites have contracts with the large courier firms (DPD, UPS, DHL etc…) they resell courier services direct to the public for highly reduced rates. It is 99% of the time cheaper to book via one of these shipping resellers than direct through the courier itself.
Once you have booked and paid for your delivery, the shipping agent will provide the address slip you will need to fix to the parcel. Then the respective courier will collect the parcel at the agreed date. You are responsible for correctly stating the parcel dimensions are weight, securely packaging and making sure you are in when the courier comes to deliver.
All shipping agents offer insurance for loss or damage (above the standard £50 or £100). I personally wouldn’t bother, as long as your bike box is properly packaged up with loads of bubble wrap etc… then UPS and DPD especially are always reliable, but if that’s going to play on your mind then delivery insurance normally costs between 5 to 10% of the insured value. Most couriers have excellent tracking services. (Top tip, stick your weigh label on twice on opposite sides of the parcel + leave one inside the parcel + write the to or return address on the actual box in pen – leaving almost no room for mixups, loss or error)

Where to get a Bike Box?
Quite a few bike boxes are available to buy on ebay – or its worth looking on your local facebook marketplace or swap page if anyone local to you is trying to get rid of one.
Also worth asking nicely in your local bike shop if they have any they are getting rid of!

Best couriers to use?
Generally everyone has a horror story to tell about every firm. I would say try to stick with the delivery firms that employ full time drivers with liveried vans and uniforms rather than using casual and part time couriers.
UPS, DPD, FedEX, TNT, Parcelforce/GNS to name the majority

Best way to pack!
Loads of bubble wrap!
Full size bike boxes will fit a bike with the forks and rear wheel attached (front wheel removed).
Smaller size bike boxes will require the removal of the front forks and possibly also the rear wheel.

In both cases the handlebars should be removed and you can zip tie these securely to the frame with the brake and gear cables still atatched to the bars.
Pedals will have to come off, but cranks and mech should stay on (for safety it might be worth boxing these off with additional cardboard and bubble wrap!)
WARNING!!! If you are sending via air freight (e.g to USA) PLEASE PLEASE remember to let the air out of your tyres and most importantly out of your shocks – so many stories of forks and rear shocks seals being destroyed during air travel.

WARNING Number Two!!! ALWAYS ALWAYS ALWAYS post to the registered address that came with the PayPal payment (presuming you used PayPal as payment provider). Scam numero uno is for the thief to pay via a legit PayPal account and then ask you to change the shipping address to something else. This means that even with your proof of delivery – the thief can claim their money back with PayPal and claim the bike wasn’t delivered to them.
Should the buyer wish to change the address and you feel its a legitimate reason – cancel the payment and get them to issue payment again with the updated address.
Thanks for listening and happy selling and posting!!!

Quoted bike box is a FULL SIZE BIKE BOX – size is 136cm x 75cm x 20cm (Weight 15kg)

Parcel Compare offer delivery with the global leaders such as TNT, FedEx and UPS.

Uk Bike Delivery in a full size bike box
From £42

International Delivery in a full size bike box
To Germany
From £102

Worldwide Parcel Services offer a a massive list of delivery countries and an almost unlimited parcel size.
They are best as international deliveries although do offer domestic services as well.

International Delivery to Germany in a full size (137cm) Bike Box
From £121

International Delivery to Germany in a (120cm long) Bike Box
From £34

Offers delivery with TNT, DPD, Hermes and Parcel Force. Great for Bulky items!!!

UK Bike Delivery
Full Size Bike Box
From £31

International Bike Delivery
with a full size Bike Box
From £102


IPostParcels is an affiliate of DHL in the UK.

UK Bike Delivery
The maximum size parcel the handle is 70x70x70 and 25kg.
Not great for a bike box – but could work well for posting a set of wheels or a bike frame.
From £21

International Delivery
They handle up to 120cm long for international deliveries! So depending on the size of your bike box this might be perfect!
They offer 2 to 3 day delivery to Germany
From £27


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Vitus Dominer – DH for under 2k? Review

Vitus Dominer – DH for under 2k? Review

The Vitus Dominer is a more than capable DH MTB with a great spec for £1999

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Vitus is a brand we know a lot about (have a couple in the shed) and write a lot about.

Vitus bikes are generally well designed, look good and offer great value. This DH machine is no different! The question everyone will be asking is, is the Dominer worth the £2k and what are the alternatives at this price point.

First off lets look at the Dominer’s frame and spec.
We have 200mm travel front and back with Rockshox Boxxer Team up front and a Rockshox Vivid R2C on the back. Absolutely no complaints on either of these, both complete performers and retail at around £1100for the pair alone!
The Dominer Frame is T6 6061 Aluminium and looks great. In Vitus’ own words the suspension platform ‘features a floating horizontal shock mount (FHSM) and actual main pivot location (AMPL) designed to provide the most efficient pedalling and suspension action’.

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Drivetrain is Shimano Zee with nice little points like a KMC chain (wouldn’t ride anything else) and every dependable E.Thirteen device. Brakes are also Shimano Zee, in my experience no one but the most burley of racers will notice the difference between the more expensive Saints and the cheaper Shimano Zee’s, especially if you opt to upgrade the Zee’s to the vented pads. We have 203mm rotors front and back and the Zee model is BR-M640.
Wheels duties are provided by Novatech hubs (Vitus own brand) laced onto WTB rims which are tubeless ready. The tyres are Maxxis High Roller 2.4″, some people love them some hate them with a passion, give them a try and see if you get on with them, otherwise flog them off on Ebay and upgrade to Schwalbe or Continental.
Nukeproof 760mm bar with stem and FSA headset – No complaints, maybe worth an upgrade to a wider bar if you are a gorilla or like to pretend to be Greg Minnaar.
Stated weight is just under 17kg, not light but not too bad at all, certainly not in the realms of DH bikes a few years past which weighed in at a hefty 21kg +.

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The Ride.
The Vitus is somewhat surprisingly pretty easy to ride considering it is a 200m travel DH machine. Its not toooooo slack but not at all outdated geo wise (63deg head angle). The Vitus has a pretty neutral riding position and you feel very stable even at lower speeds. Its easy to chuck the bike about and the frame offers a good degree of pop especially when you get the shock dialed in to your weight. It seems like the kind of bike you want to take out in your local woods and piss about on. Remember when you were 14 and would just twat about – this bike makes you want to do that again – but faster.
Its not the lightest bike, you are not going to want to do any enduro loops on it, but if you don’t mind pushing up the steep slopes then this could be the one!
The entire bike is very neutral and considered. Nothing requires an upgrade straight away, nothing will annoy you. The ride is neutral and the tyres are forgiving, the bars are average width and the groupset is dependable. That last coupkle of sentances make the Vitus seem a little boring, its not at all, its massive fun, its just not a thoroughbred race machine and you wouldn’t expect that at this price!

The Vitus Dominer – Available direct at CRC for only £1999



Alternatives at under £2k

Actually quite a few strong ones!

Norco Aurum offer options: between £1599 and £1885 the more expensive Aurum coming with a Carbon Frame and similar kit to the Dominer with RC Kage rear shock and Boxxer fork, Zee group and maxxis tyres. See the Norco Aurum c7.3 here….

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Another option is the GT Fury Elite with its expensive Fox rear shock and cheaper RockShox Domain R Forks. It is a proven racing frame and offers an unrivaled racing poise and geometry.
You can find the GT Fury here for £1999…

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Lapierre Spicy – Only £1199!! Few remaining!!

Lapierre Spicy – Only £1199!! Few remaining!!

An absolute bargain at only £1199. That’s 600 notes of the RRP. Be quick cos there are not many left at this price! Lightweight all mountain frame with 160mm of travel. Spec with Domain fork, Fox shock, deore and formula brakes.
Check it out over at Rutland

Indecently there is a really interesting video over at dirt mag talking about some all mountain / dh enduro bikes, including a customized Spicy and Zesty.

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