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Cheapest Mountain Bike

clockworkwarclockworkwar Posts: 34
edited April 2008 in MTB buying advice
I am looking for a (really tight budget) a decent mountain bike for between £50-£150 possibly some movemet in the price.

What I would want from this is a frame with front suspension - that myself a 6ft 1" gent can ride. If possible I would like the frame to be suitable for upgrades although not totally essential.

I use this bike to ride locally from A to B frequently - no trial riding.

What would you suggest?

(Sorry if I placed this in the wrong place.)

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  • nonnac85nonnac85 Posts: 1,608
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  • BlackSpurBlackSpur Posts: 4,228
    Definitely second hand for that money
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  • BlackSpur wrote:
    Definitely second hand for that money

    Any places you can recommend?
  • supersonicsupersonic Posts: 82,708 Lives Here
    CHeapest you can find with an alloy frame, 24 gears and normal spoked wheels.
  • supersonic wrote:
    CHeapest you can find with an alloy frame, 24 gears and normal spoked wheels.

    I know, but I want to know wheres the best places to get them from.
  • creamsodacreamsoda Posts: 235
    supersonic wrote:
    CHeapest you can find with an alloy frame, 24 gears and normal spoked wheels.

    I know, but I want to know wheres the best places to get them from.

    Try single track classifieds or flea-bay but beware there seems to be some right lemons on there.
  • The SpidermanThe Spiderman Posts: 5,625
    Also try the classifieds ,and put a wanted add on this site and www.uk-mtb.com.
    Be aware a second hand bike,may end up costing as much as a new one by the time you factor in the cost ofconsumables,like tyres,brake pads,cassettes,chains,etc.
    If you could stretch your budget to £200 then you can get something like a Carrera Vulcan,which may end up being better value in the longer term.
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  • Also try the classifieds ,and put a wanted add on this site and www.uk-mtb.com.
    Be aware a second hand bike,may end up costing as much as a new one by the time you factor in the cost ofconsumables,like tyres,brake pads,cassettes,chains,etc.
    If you could stretch your budget to £200 then you can get something like a Carrera Vulcan,which may end up being better value in the longer term.

    I may be able to gather together more money for a mountain bike.
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