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Customer reviews for Charge Cooker Hi 2013 Mountain Bike

Charge Cooker Hi 2013 Mountain Bike

Overall rating:
4.75 / 5
4.8
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5
(4 reviews) 4
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4 out of 4(100%)reviewers recommend this product.
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Customer reviews for Charge Cooker Hi 2013 Mountain Bike
Review 1 for Charge Cooker Hi 2013 Mountain Bike
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
chowden
Country:United Kingdom
Age:25-34
Style:Mountain Biking
Experience:Regular
Gender:Male
It was bought:Online

Outstanding British made mountain bike

PostedMarch 22, 2014
Yes, I recommend this product.
Pros: Good value, Good quality, Looks great
Bike bought as a 2013 reduction down from £1300 to £800.
Has been absolutely superb so far, four weeks in. Not the lightest bike you'll ever come across due to it's steel tubes but works flawlessly and with the minimum of fuss on both the ups and the downs. Given me enormous confidence.
Well specced, fine value with the current reduction. Highly recommended!
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Review 2 for Charge Cooker Hi 2013 Mountain Bike
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
shreds
Country:United Kingdom
Age:25-34
Style:Mountain Biking
Experience:Regular
Gender:Female
It was bought:Online

Does everything! Best bike i've owned.

PostedFebruary 21, 2014
Yes, I recommend this product.
Pros: Good value, Good quality, Comfortable, Looks great, all rounder, fast, climbs
Cons: Heavy
On receiving my cooker, i was a bit gutted by how heavy the bike felt to lift, as i was used to aluminium bikes. However, as soon as I was on top of the bike, my opinion quickly changed. Although classed as a xc bike - this bike literally does it all, and is the ultimate all rounder. I bought this bike as an every day ride, expecting do do some xc races. It climbs in the way you'd expect a premium 29er to climb - gutsy and confidently, but its on the descents where it really surprises you. The Cooker is a speed machine on the downhill, and I've actually been choosing the cooker over my dh bike on fierce trails. As you'd expect, you have to slow up a bit in techy sections, but once on a straight it makes up the time. Comes fitted up with nice components, as well as having an awesome retro look. This bike is sturdy and will last. If you want one bike that will do all - buy this bike, you will not regret it whether you want to shred trails, race, or just enjoy a good bike at your leisure.
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Review 3 for Charge Cooker Hi 2013 Mountain Bike
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Neil77
Country:United Kingdom
Age:25-34
Style:Road Cyclist
Experience:Expert
Gender:Male
It was bought:Cheltenham

Retro but with modern features

PostedFebruary 5, 2014
Yes, I recommend this product.
Pros: Good quality, Comfortable, Looks great
Cons: Heavy
Picked up in the sale making it a competitor on price with other more popular manufacturers for the same spec. Stands out on the trail the same way it did in the show room!
Ride wise It took a while to get used to the 29er style of riding but once I did its a hoot. Climbs well and lots of confidence descending. Being steel it is much more comfortable to ride than my previous alloy framed bike.
Only downside was I broke the chain at the speed link a minor inconvenience but worthy of note.
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Review 4 for Charge Cooker Hi 2013 Mountain Bike
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
TonyBaloney
Country:United Kingdom
Age:35-44
Style:Mountain Biking
Experience:Regular
Gender:Male
It was bought:Bristol

Consumes single track in a single bite!

PostedJune 1, 2013
Yes, I recommend this product.
Pros: Good value, Good quality, Comfortable, Looks great, rolls over all obstacles with ease, great suspension from large tyres
Cons: Heavy
Fantastic on single track, so much fun speeding along in the tight turns on my local routes in South Wales. This bike is at home taking me along the most technical riding easily rolling over spikey energy-sapping rocks and off-camber tree roots. Down hill, the bike is equally competent with the brakes offering confidence-boosting stopping power, whilst the forks are more than enough to cope with all routine impacts; however, a bit more travel would help take some bigger drops (it's good up to a 3-4 foot fall). Unfortunately, the wheels are very heavy and take a lot of energy to push up the hills, a feature that is also quite evident on the connecting tarmac roads too. I am not sure whether this is the case with all 29ers, them needing more oomph to shift the increased inertia of bigger wheels or whether it is the stock tyres and tubes. Lacking the reddies to convert to tubeless, I won't find out for some time. Thus I recommend Charge fitting this great bike with tubeless ready hoops. That said, the ability of the Cooker Hi to roll over rocks and roots whilst gaining height is still nonetheless impressive. Having been out today for 2 1/2 hours I still feel good. It's worth buying just for the gorgeous steel frame which seems to add that je nes se quois to every ride. The Charge Cooker Hi is a brilliant hard tail that is worth every penny. I have upped my score to 5 stars because of the awesomeness of the price of the 2012 model (£750). Plus, it's British!
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