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K1ngmonkeyK1ngmonkey Posts: 3
edited November 2007 in MTB buying advice

I've somehow let one of my friends convince me to do the Sarn Helen Coast to Coast off road bike ride to raise money for Velindre a cancer hospital in Wales. There's a small problem though, I don't have a bike!

I realise how difficult it will be and I've started training now ready for our week in May. I've got around £1,000 to spend on a bike, can anyone advise me for what I should be looking for and perhaps recommend a suitible bike?

Any help will be welcome!



  • ride_wheneverride_whenever Posts: 13,279
    How big are you, both hight and weight also are you carrying all your own kit or do you have a support vehicle?
  • I'm 5'9" and about 11 and a half stone.

    Carrying all our own kit unfortunately!!!
  • dave_hilldave_hill Posts: 3,877
    If you are carrying all your own kit, you are far better off loading the bike rather than yourself. Unless you are prepared to use a trailer, this then limits you to a hard-tail frame as it is all but impossible to mount carriers to a fully-suspended one.

    That being the case, I'd be looking at a bike with a steel frame. Have a look at -

    Charge Duster
    Voodoo Wanga
    On-One 456

    Google them to find websites.
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