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help buying first mtb

tucker121tucker121 Posts: 9
edited August 2012 in MTB buying advice
Hello im thinking of taking up mtb ing and really need some help i have not got a huge budget, im looking at £160 for my dad and up to £200 for myself. I have been looking at new bikes and some old but rather a new 1. all i want is something that will not break down easy? i have seen a few if you could give me any advice thanks

http://www.bikes2udirect.com/B4918.html
http://www.bikes2udirect.com/B4602.html
http://www.bikes2udirect.com/B3059.html

Im just have no idea if they will be Halfords quality, or better. my dad is insisting on going to halfords tomorrow to spend £79 but said he would spend £160 if i find a good 1. all i want i think is good front suspension (the best cheapest) if that makes sence i might be able to stretch the budget for me! my dad and i will only be cycling flat groung mainly (cycle track) as he is 55+ mayby he would be better with a hybrid not sure what it is? i would not mind spending more on myself as i might use it for small mountain biking in the future with my other friends many thanks sorry for the long read. really need some help

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