I’m looking at getting a new Trail Bike shortly. I’ve given myself a budget of £1200-£1300 and have narrowed it down to two options which I’m stuck between. I was originally looking for a hardtail with around 140mm travel and “aggressivish”? geometry. I want new, not secondhand. Generally found you’ll get a better specced HT over a lower specced FS for my budget… and I still have my old Haro FR/DH bike which is heavy and old, but awesome to ride…
1) 2020 Orbea Laufey H30. Love the look of it, and the Geometry etc. Not so keen on the wait time, but had decided this is what I was gonna go for (in blue).
Well, in the end I went for an Orbea. I ordered a H-LTD but this order was cancelled by Orbea due to supply issues. After some discussion I ordered a Laufey H30 with every avaliable factory option upgrade and an upgrade to an SLX 12×1 drivetrain when it arrived at the shop.
Received it 3months later (14th July) Added some frame protection and my freshly serviced spare pair of brakes, tubeless setup and boom. New hardtail. Love it.
Just need to get back into riding after my 7 year break from it now.