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    KHS Tucson 29 2013 vs Raleigh Talus 29 comp

    Hi there

    I was thinking in buying the KHS Tucson 29 2013 but then i went to another store and i saw he Raleigh Talus 29 comp and the guy told me that KHS bikes are cheap and are not so good as the Raleigh bikes, he toldme that the frames of the KHS bikes are weak and they flex sideways when you pedal loosing power.

    I have searching reviews of these two bikes but i havenīt find any good one, and now iīm very indeciseve, the two bikes cost almost the same so i hope that you can help me with my choice

    PS: I like the paint job of the raleigh more but it felt heavier than the tucson.

    specs:

    KHS Tucson 29 2013
    Crankset Shimano Deore 2-Pc, 42/32/24T
    Cassette Shimano Deore CS HG62-10, 11-36T, 10-speed
    Rear Derailleur Shimano New SLX, Shadow Plus
    Front Derailleur Shimano Deore
    Shifters Shimano Deore
    Fork RST First 29 Air
    Brakes Avid Elixir 1, 160mm Rotors
    Brake Levers Avid Elixir 1
    Rims WTB Speed Disc I19, 29x32H, w/Eyelets
    Tires Kenda Small Block 8
    2013 KHS Tucson | Mountain Bike Components and Specs

    Raleigh Talus 29 comp 2013

    Crankset Sram X5, 44/32/22t
    Rear Derailleur Sram X5
    Front Derailleur Sram X5 3x9, Clamp 34.9mm
    Shifters Sram X5 9sp, SP41 Shift Housing
    Fork Rock Shox XC32 100mm
    Brakes Tektro Draco 2 Hydraulic Disc, 180/160mm Rotors
    Brake Levers Tektro Draco 2 Hydraulic
    Rims Weinmann XM280
    Tire Geax AKA 29x2.2

    2013 Raleigh Talus 29 Comp | Mountain Bike Components and Specs

    Thanks

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    Bump, I would like to hear some thoughts on the talus comp as well, I bought the comp and rather like it but I'm not an expert like some here seem to be

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    the talus bikes from raliegh are durable. I'm a clyde and have been riding my talus sport for about 750 miles since christmas (when i got it). light trail, washed out roads etc... taken it off a few drops and even had a friend (who is about half my weight at 175) jump it.

    I think they are great and the frame seems to be durable (no cracks or anything).

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