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AbitofsenseAbitofsense Posts: 8
edited January 2012 in MTB buying advice
Hi

Getting girlfriend MTB so was going to get
Carrera Vulcan tomorrow http://www.halfords.ie/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/product_storeId_11101_catalogId_15551_productId_810715_langId_-1_categoryId_212589 )
but came across merida Matts 40-D http://www.merlincycles.co.uk/Bike+Shop/Bikes/Mountain+Bikes/Merida+Mountain+Bikes/Merida+Matts+40-D+Bike+2011+Model_MATTS-40D.htm
and Merida Matts Pro-D http://www.merlincycles.co.uk/Bike+Shop/Bikes/Mountain+Bikes/Merida+Mountain+Bikes/Merida+Matts+Pro-D+Bike+2011+Model+18+Only_MATTS-PROD.htm

I want the best bike possible for her at around this price range (im getting Rockhopper Expert 2012 next week so want her to keep up with me :D

Im a noob with MTBs so be easy as im still learning the basics

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  • cooldadcooldad Posts: 32,601
    So £800 on yours, £300 odd on hers. And you want her to keep up. I'd dump you for a less stingy model.
    But of those, the Vulcan. Forks on the Malts are dire.
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  • ste_tste_t Posts: 1,599
    Is your lady a big'un?

    The 2 Meridas are only available in 18", which may be too large.

    The vulcan you've linked to is the men's one aswell, Halfords do a women's model. Probably best you take her to Halfords with you to try a couple for size to see what suits.
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