But wait there is more – and this is a deal! 2012 Competitor 29 Team – Brand NEW Frame (large)
Following on from posting the 26.3 Vapour this is an even better deal. Avanti loaned two bikes for our race in Africa (see Post archives in March/April and http://wp.me/P26SDp-19 for information on the race). The Vapour is already for sale and I am now placing the Competitor 29. However this is not the bike I rode in the race. Two weeks before the Epic and on Day One of the Epic I had crashes. In one of these I damaged the rear derailleur, hanger and frame causing me endless difficulties.
What do you do? My first crash was pretty major and unplanned and I thought (other than collapsed lung) that I had gotten away with it. The frame was damaged and I should have noticed and changed it at the time – DUMB. On the good side Avanti (awesome!) have replaced the Competitor 29.2 that I was using witht the TOP END Team version AND it is unused!!
We are selling one 2012 Avanti Competitor 29 Team.
This frame has done 0 km and is the componentry is still (even after Africa) in great condition (new bottom bracket, less than 300km on chainset and derailleur) and will come fully serviced.
RRP on the Competitor 29.2 is $NZD 4,199 and we would like to get approximately half of this for our charity. The RRP of the TEAM bike (the carbon is lighter and stiffer) is almost $10k (although it has higher speced componenets). Here are all the specs, some pictures, and a link to the Trade Me auction.
It has tubeless tyres,bottle holders and handlebar extensions which are not part of normal RRP.
What about the ride?? One stage was 140km long during the race – and this was only one of the seven days. I personally would not use a Hard Tail for this type of event again. However for riding in New Zealand up to 5 hours you have the feel of a hard tail and power climbing as well as the speed and bump resistance of 29. I will get another hard-tail (if Avanti will let me) until 8 weeks out from the race next year. I lovev riding it and training on it – briliant on rough gravel and tight trails. I would not ride it 800 kilometers in 7 days – need dual suspension for that (IMHO).
Even better – and this is very personal to me, it is a New Zealand brand. The Green bike in photos is the bike I used in Africa. The Team comes in Red as at top of page.
The Specs (there are no pedals)