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    ROCK SHOX RECON GOLD tk29 100 vs Fox Evolution 32 Float 29 RL, 100mm, Lockout

    Hello everyone,

    which of the two would you choose?

    ROCK SHOX RECON GOLD tk29 100
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    Fox Evolution 32 Float 29 RL, 100mm, Lockout

    Thank you

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    I like the rockshox.. no reba?

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    I've ridden both, go with the Float, lighter and a bit stiffer.

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    Of those options, go the Fox. Why not include the Reba though?

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    I am between two bikes and I wanted to see which has the best fork.
    Its a new Cube ltd 29 sl 2012 and a Orbea Alma H30 29er 2011 test bike (at the same price as the Cube)

    Cube LTD 29 SL 2012
    17", 19", 21", 23"
    Alu Superlite AMF 6061 Double Butted, Agile Ride Geometry, Disc only
    grey metal green
    Fox Evolution 32 Float 29 RL, 100mm, Lockout
    FSA No.10 semi-integrated
    Easton EA30 Oversized
    Easton EA30 Lowriser Oversized
    CUBE Performance Grip
    Shimano Deore XT RD-M780 Shadow 10-speed
    Shimano SLX FD-M661-10 Direct Mount, 10-speed
    Shimano Deore SL-M591 Rapidfire-Plus, 10-speed
    Formula RX Tune hydr. discbrake (160/180mm)
    Shimano FC-M552 2-Piece 42x32x24T, 175mm, integrated BB, 3x10 speed
    Sun Ringlé Radium wheelset, 32 spokes, QR
    Schwalbe Rapid Rob Performance 29x2.25
    Schwalbe MTB SV19 29
    Fasten Alu
    Selle Italia X1
    Easton EA30 30,9mm
    Scape Varioclose 34.9mm
    12,6 kg


    Orbea Alma H30 2011 test bike
    Brake Calipers AVID ELIXIR 5
    Cassette (Rear Cogs) SRAM PG 1050 12-36 10S
    Chain SRAM PC 1051
    Crank SRAM X9 GXP 26x39
    Pedals NO
    Gearing
    Derailleur Front SRAM X9
    Derailleur Rear SRAM X9
    Gears 20
    Shifter(s) SRAM X9
    Handlebar ORBEA OC-II FLAT
    Headset SEMIINTEGRATED 1 1/8
    Saddle SELLE ROYAL SETA
    Seat Post ORBEA OC-II
    Stem ORBEA OC-II
    Technologies 4x4 triangle, DCR, Downtube patent, full single-shell carbon stops, BB30, 2010 XC racing geometry, SSN.
    Forks ROCK SHOX RECON GOLD 100
    Tyres HUTCH PYTHON TL READY 29x2
    Wheel Size 29"
    Wheels MAVIC 29 TN719 DISC

    Thats why I didn't consider the Reba...

    So what do you think about these two?
    I believe that Cube have managed to put together some nice parts at the bike at a fairly low price but on the other hand there must be a reason why the Orbea bike costs 800 euros more...

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    I just saw that the post was moved to the shocks and suspession part of the forum. I am sorry for the inconvenience. It was just that I had in mind the bikes (29er ones) and didn't realize that I was posting at the wrong place.

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    Fair enough then. Cube has a reputation for solid bikes with good builds. Orbea is more of a boutique marque and have marketed themselves as such. Part of that marketing is increasing the price to enhance that illusion.

    Orbea's are nice. However, I cannot see whether the Orbea you have mentioned is carbon or not...it does however have a slightly better build spec.

    Either way, you will get a good bike. Just depends on whether or not you want to spend the extra 800 euro...

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    Thank you very much for your answer Shalom

    The thing is that the Orbea is a test bike not a new one. So the price is the same as the Cube bike. Orbea bike has an alloy frame. So would you go for the Orbea.

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    If they both come in at the same price, I would personally go for the Orbea, based on the build. And that is because I personally prefer SRAM to Shimano.

    HOWEVER - at the end of the day, ignore that. Test ride both of them and get the bike that works for you. Geometry, ride quality/feel, etc.

    It is far more important to have a bike that you are comfortable on, resulting in you riding it more.

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    I am in the same dilema. Between the giant xtc and the orbea. group sets are on par. Just dont know which one to choose.

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