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Nathan...Nathan... Posts: 7
edited June 2011 in MTB beginners
Hey guys, I'm Nathan! New to the forums, and new to MTB really. I have a bike of course, but only really use it to get to and fro.. although I have made it a little better than when it came out the factory.
The reason I joined is because my housemate has a Scott Ransom and we went out to do a mini trail, and I took some photos, which I'll put up in a bit.. I think I've got the bug now :twisted:

I'm 6'5, 15 stone, and have no idea what kinda size bike I should be looking at, for doing some DH stuff. To start with I'm going to be on a tight budget too..

Cheers, Nathan
Claude Butler Trail Ridge
Juicy seven's
Rock Shox Tora air
Mavic xt##
Schwalbe road tyres

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  • cooldadcooldad Posts: 32,601
    Tight is relative
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  • Nathan...Nathan... Posts: 7
    well, I would prefer to build the bike, so I will be buying parts here and there.. in the respect the budget will be tight, as I won't be lashing out £800 on a frame if you get my drift? If not, I apologise, I'm writing my Masters dissertation and my head is flooded with analytical techniques :cry:
    Claude Butler Trail Ridge
    Juicy seven's
    Rock Shox Tora air
    Mavic xt##
    Schwalbe road tyres
  • Nathan...Nathan... Posts: 7
    So what size frame should I be looking at to fit me?
    Claude Butler Trail Ridge
    Juicy seven's
    Rock Shox Tora air
    Mavic xt##
    Schwalbe road tyres
  • cooldadcooldad Posts: 32,601
    Frame sizes differ between manufacturers, even between models from the same manufacturer.
    Probably largish.
    Suggest you look at a few you like and go sit on them.
    I don't do smileys.

    There is no secret ingredient - Kung Fu Panda

    London Calling on Facebook

    Parktools
  • Nathan...Nathan... Posts: 7
    This is my housemate Andy, who is on here somewhere...

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    Claude Butler Trail Ridge
    Juicy seven's
    Rock Shox Tora air
    Mavic xt##
    Schwalbe road tyres
  • Nathan...Nathan... Posts: 7
    cooldad wrote:
    Frame sizes differ between manufacturers, even between models from the same manufacturer.
    Probably largish.
    Suggest you look at a few you like and go sit on them.

    OK cheers, I will have to go check out some decent bike shops..
    Claude Butler Trail Ridge
    Juicy seven's
    Rock Shox Tora air
    Mavic xt##
    Schwalbe road tyres
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