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which bike under £2000

bobbydfgbobbydfg Posts: 4
edited April 2008 in MTB buying advice
looking to get back into mt biking, which full suspension would you reccommend?

i will be doing fairly standard average trails, few steep drops little jumps bit of road between routes etc nothing to extreme.

would a kona stinky fit the above..

i have been out of the hobby for around 7 yrs and theres so much to choose from, please help.



  • nicklousenicklouse Posts: 50,675 Lives Here
    do you want to pedal up slopes?
    "Do not follow where the path may lead, Go instead where there is no path, and Leave a Trail."
    Parktools :?:SheldonBrown
  • bobbydfgbobbydfg Posts: 4
    suppose so yes :lol:
  • zero303zero303 Posts: 1,162
    Kona Stinky would not be ideal for the above.

    As a rough guide and using Kona as an example, you will be better off looking at the Dawg or Four range.

    If you're spending this much, don't buy anything without trying first.

    Trail bikes from £1500 to £2000 - there is so much choice and few are true rotters.

    The following are bikes I've either tried or have friends that own them:

    Orange Five S - comes in comfortably under £2k leaving room to play with their very good upgrade scheme - take the Fox Float if nothing else but Hope Hubs and Hope Mono Minis are worthwhile and still comes in under £2k.

    Specialized Stumpy FSR

    Marin Mount Vision or Rift Zone

    Cannondale Prophet or Rush

    Kona Dawg Deluxe

    Commencal Meta 5.5

    Lapierre Zesty

    Jesus, there's so much to choose from!
  • bobbydfgbobbydfg Posts: 4
    i know mate thats my problem, ive been looking and havnt really got a clue where to start??? thanks very much for the list ill check them out, niceone.
  • The SpidermanThe Spiderman Posts: 5,625
    To that list you could add a Giant Trance or Trek Fuel EX8.
    2006 Giant XTC
    2010 Giant Defy Advanced
    2016 Boardman Pro 29er
    2016 Pinnacle Lithium 4
    2017 Canondale Supersix Evo
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