New to MTB XC, what bike?

oldgreg
oldgreg Posts: 64
edited February 2010 in MTB buying advice
Hey, ive raced a few years ago as a youth/junior in some MTB XC races and i would really like to get involved again. Im still racing road, so will hopefully have the fitness.

However im not great at picking the right bike to get involved again.
Im 6"3 so will a 21" to 22" be ok?

Plus the money i have to spend will be limited to around £300 max! However i would buy second hand.

Can any of you suggest some types of bikes and i will hunt around on ebay and put some wanted posts up.

Thanks for your time

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  • nicklouse
    nicklouse Posts: 50,675
    oldgreg wrote:

    However im not great at picking the right bike to get involved again.
    Im 6"3 so will a 21" to 22" be ok?

    might be might not be.

    Sorry size means bugger all. All it is is a means to see that a frame from one maker of the same model of the same year is bigger or smaller than another.

    Makers measure differently.

    you need to compare the geo to a known that fits if you are not going to sit on a few.
    "Do not follow where the path may lead, Go instead where there is no path, and Leave a Trail."
    Parktools :?:SheldonBrown
  • nicklouse
    nicklouse Posts: 50,675
    Please do not multi-post the same topic. (re read the forum rules in general :wink: )

    from your other identical post
    sancho_uk wrote:
    Alright Greg,

    Just got back into the biking myself, and am the same height and had the exact same budget as yourself.

    I looked around at a fair few. When i stuck to budget i quite liked the look of the RockRider 5.1 if my memory serves me correctly from Decathlon.

    After speaking to my employer though it turns out my work is involved in the cycle to work scheme. So my budget rocketed and i was able to get a bike a fair bit above my original budget £700 to be precise!!

    Would that be an option for yourself the cycle to work scheme thing?

    There is no definate frame size though as i went to a few different bike shops and some frames i was a large and others i was an Extra Large.. So your about on the money with the 20" - 22" bracket but you best to try anythnig out before you buy just to ensure it fits and feels right..

    Technically im not really in the know on individual parts etc, as im still learning the ropes and information from the regulars on here. But hopefully the information i supplied above is of some use to you.

    Good Luck! and take your time to make sure you get the right bike for you!
    "Do not follow where the path may lead, Go instead where there is no path, and Leave a Trail."
    Parktools :?:SheldonBrown
  • Yeh i posted it on in the wrong section so i re-posted in the correct, i didnt now how to remove the orginal one. thaks anyway mate