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Looking at getting a dirt jump bike, need advice please.

radbradradbrad Posts: 17
edited April 2010 in MTB buying advice
Hi there.

I am looking to get a dirt jump bike for obviously dirt jumping. I have a budget of about £400. I have only just starting jumping. These are the bikes I have been looking at so far
http://www.winstanleysbikes.co.uk/produ ... _Bike_2006
http://www.winstanleysbikes.co.uk/produ ... _Bike_2010

Front suspension and single speed or 7-8 speed are a must.

If you have any other suggestions I'd be glad to take a look.

Thanks,
Brad

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  • marinman1marinman1 Posts: 262
    the DMR hands down, with the RST forks on the diamondack you would be seeing yourself shelling out another few hundred fairly quickly as you progress
  • radbradradbrad Posts: 17
    Thank you very much for the advice. I am looking at ordering it by tomorrow so hopefully by next week I can have it up and running.
  • nicklousenicklouse Posts: 81,520 Lives Here
    If you are doing Mail order from winstanleys expect it to take a while.
    "Do not follow where the path may lead, Go instead where there is no path, and Leave a Trail."
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  • captainflycaptainfly Posts: 1,001
    http://www.jejamescycles.co.uk/giant-st ... 45093.html

    Well worth a look, bomb proof frame and DJ1 forks, the rest of the kit is alright too :)

    And jejames were about a week when I got my STP0.
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    Giant STP0

    Why are MTB economics; spend twice as much as you intended, but only half as much as you wish you could afford? :roll:
  • nonnac85nonnac85 Posts: 1,608
    +1 for the STP
    Got one myself and its a great little bike
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  • radbradradbrad Posts: 17
    So you reckon the giant is a better choice than the DMR?

    How much do jejames charge for delivery?
  • pvtpilepvtpile Posts: 74
    nothing according to the website
  • captainflycaptainfly Posts: 1,001
    radbrad wrote:
    So you reckon the giant is a better choice than the DMR?

    How much do jejames charge for delivery?

    In the uk it is free.
    -_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_
    Mongoose Teocali
    Giant STP0

    Why are MTB economics; spend twice as much as you intended, but only half as much as you wish you could afford? :roll:
  • radbradradbrad Posts: 17
    Just need clarification that is definitly the better option as I will be ordering it in a couple of hours or so.
  • If you want a quick answer, I say get the Giant, but I'm biased owning one myself.

    They are quite different.

    The DMR is pure dirt jumper, 24" rims, single speed. Like a big BMX.

    The Giant is a capable dirt jumper, but is more of an all rounder.
    Put the seat up, ride it round on the trails, drop the seat and go dirt jumping. Build it up with lighter parts and take it 4x racing.
    Less internal organs, same supertwisted great taste.
  • radbradradbrad Posts: 17
    I never thought it would be such a hard decision. Becuase I am mainly going to be dirt jumping, but i KNOW i will be doing the odd trails here or there. What kind of effect does constant dirt jumping have on gears?
  • marinman1marinman1 Posts: 262
    no effect on the gears but a few crashes and bails and you will likely damage your mech which will ruin shifting and cause your chain to skip, not what you want running into a jump. also gears arnt really needed when riding jumps as you will never be putting in more than enough pedal strokes to get you up to speed. and weight saving if thats your thing.
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