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My first HT MB

neilrosserneilrosser Posts: 236
edited April 2011 in MTB buying advice
Ok guys, this is going to be my first decent MB, I know you can spend 1000's on these beasts :shock: , but I just can't justify spending that sort of money (yet :wink: ) . I've done my research and have whittled it down to these two 8) .

Giant Talon 2
Trek 4900

The components seem very similar, is the Talon worth £50 extra? Is it because of the Rockshox? are they so much better than Suntour?

Trek has remote lockout, good or gimmick?

What about the rest of the components?

I will be mainly using the bike on trails through woods etc.

Your expert views are much appreciated

Cheers
Neil
Trek Fuel EX8

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  • nozzacnozzac Posts: 408
    If you're spending that much then you might wanna get yourself down to Decathlon. I was there today trying out bikes and the Rockrider 8.1 at £450 is a really nice bike. It feels like a real quality machine. Light too. I don't have the cash or I would have bought it myself.
  • PaiominoPaiomino Posts: 18
    I bought my first mountain bike 12 months ago, after a good chat with staff at Harry Halls i went for a Genesis Core 10 £600. I love it and i cant see myself trading it for anything soon. Give a Genesis a test ride. MBR mag gave it 9/10.
  • kranklkrankl Posts: 4
    +1 for a Genesis

    I've had a Core 30 for just over a year. Cracking bike!
  • kranklkrankl Posts: 4
    +1 for a Genesis

    I've had a Core 30 for just over a year. Cracking bike!
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