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GT Avalanche 1.0 Disc or Decathlon Rockrider 8.1

MTBLeeMTBLee Posts: 23
edited July 2007 in MTB buying advice
Hi guys,

Getting into riding again, just starting out and need to get a new bike.

Got 500 squid (could stretch to more if needed).

Want a pretty good all round hardtail, going to be mostly XC stuff but wanna do a bit of downhill too (nothing major).

Anyway I was set on an avalanche 1.0 until i came to this forum now I'm not sure whether to get a Rockrider 8.1 because people have said the spec is very good on them.

GT obviously have a good rep and decathlon are just a sport store, I have one near me so will pop in tonight to check it out.

What would you guys do, and why?

Decathlon Rockrider 8.1


  • WolfWolf Posts: 989
    Decathlon for specs. Or try and get a discount for the GT (08 models coming soon) as it is a cracking bike (used to have one). Check the boardman range at halfords too, and the carrera fury for your budget.
    Santa Cruz Blur XC
    Marin Eldridge Grade
  • MTBLeeMTBLee Posts: 23
    Cheers thanks for the reply.
    Decathlon Rockrider 8.1
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