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Advice needed!

Postby -Brad-F- » Wed Aug 29, 2007 17:38 pm

Hi everyone!

Im 15 and dont really know that much about specs, pro's and con's etc of MTB's...
Im looking to buy a new bike for no more than the £300 mark. Problem is, theres far too many to choose from, too many reviews to read and too many bikes i like the look of!

At the moment i have a Barracuda Jacabat which im not too keen on as it was a insurance replacement for a bike that was stolen last year. I am going to sell it for £100 to a friend who is in a need of a bike to get him about and put £200 towards buying a new one.

I was after a dirt jump bike until today when i discovered this forum and liked the look of some of the simple MTB's, so im after either one of them. Im after a bike with dual disc brakes and decent suspension, I would like a bike that isnt going to drop bits, gears breaking or frame snapping.

Can you reccomend any bikes and places to buy bikes from for good value? I have a Halfords located near me but ive found they are not that good for bikes!

Any help would be appreciated, just remember i have a budget of £300...

Thankyou!! :D

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Postby supersonic » Wed Aug 29, 2007 17:49 pm

have a read of the What Bike thread in the general section. What is your style of riding?

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Postby dan1983 » Wed Aug 29, 2007 17:50 pm

One in the £300 price bracket not mentioned is the Specialized Hardrock. Check out the link.

http://www.evanscycles.com/product.jsp?style=70143

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Postby supersonic » Wed Aug 29, 2007 17:54 pm

dan1983 wrote:One in the £300 price bracket not mentioned is the Specialized Hardrock. Check out the link.

http://www.evanscycles.com/product.jsp?style=70143


For good reason ;-)

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Postby -Brad-F- » Wed Aug 29, 2007 17:57 pm

Are GT Chuckers any good? I like the look of them :)

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Postby supersonic » Wed Aug 29, 2007 17:58 pm

If its a jump bike you are after they are ok. But for general riding a poor choice.

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Postby -Brad-F- » Wed Aug 29, 2007 18:00 pm

Id say my style is general riding. However if im out with my mates it can get a bit rough :lol:

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Postby supersonic » Wed Aug 29, 2007 18:01 pm

You'll need an all purpose trail bike then I'd reckon, something like the Mongoose Tyax Elite. Jump bikes are crap at anything but jumping, and too small for general riding.


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