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Buying my First Hardtail...

MTBowers93MTBowers93 Posts: 2
edited May 2015 in MTB buying advice
I've recently been looking for a Hardtail with a budget of upto 600 max.
There's 5 I currently have my eye on but as my knowledge isn't the best on these type of bikes I would appreicate some advice.
I will be using the bike for off road/trails and everyday use. I want to start trail riding with jumps and small drops, but obviously want a bike that can take this impact comfortably, I've been told both positive and negative points about these bikes but really need some advice from people with more knowledge on the subject.
Here are the five bikes that I've found:

http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/cube ... prod125732

http://www.cyclesurgery.com/specialized ... sting=true

http://www.tredz.co.uk/.Bianchi-Kuma-27 ... _65919.htm

http://www.evanscycles.com/products/sco ... e-ec075414

http://www.evanscycles.com/products/spe ... 0#features

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  • RockmonkeySCRockmonkeySC Posts: 14,770
    Of those the best by a long way is the Cube. On budget bikes the fork is the most important part, a bad fork will ruin the ride. Of those, the Cube has the best fork and the rest of the parts beat the kit on most of the other bikes.
    For your budget I would go for the Voodoo Bizango from Halfords, great bike and comes with an air fork. Very good for the price.
    http://www.halfords.com/webapp/wcs/stor ... reId=10001
  • Antm81Antm81 Posts: 1,406
    Out of those I'd choose the cube it you can get better for your budget. As a rule at this price the most important component is the fork and they are all pretty poor. At this price the bigger brands also tend to make poor bikes, relying on their name to shift large numbers.

    I'd suggest the Carrera fury at Halfords

    http://www.halfords.com/cycling/bikes/m ... -bike-2015

    Or if you want a 29er the voodoo bizango
  • oxomanoxoman Posts: 10,441
    Cannot fault the Fury, battered mine around cannock, brenin,llandegla and sherwood with no problems.
    All be it the best one has Epicon forks like mine.
    Too many bikes according to Mrs O.
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