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Buying advice - Beginner cyclist.

Gavsl123Gavsl123 Posts: 26
edited July 2016 in MTB buying advice
Hello i am looking to buy a new bike to get into cycling, i am currently sitting at close to 18.5st so i am very hesitant to buy from your standard high street retailer.

However i have seen this bike that i quite like.

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

Would this be able to handle my weight, i would just be cyling on canal routes and pavements and such

Also will buying a bike w/o suspension make a difference

Thanks
Gav

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  • The RookieThe Rookie Posts: 27,795
    Any vaguely decent bike will handle your weight unless your planning jumps!

    The Subway is a decent enough bike and close to bomb proof, also look at the Voodoo Marasa which for a bit more money is a much better bike.
    Current steed - Whyte T129, 2013 frame, mongrel Revelations, Giant dropper, Stans S1 wheelset. 12, Magura Trail Sport brakes, 1x11. 12.8Kg
  • Gavsl123Gavsl123 Posts: 26
    Thanks for the advice man. I've seen the bike you suggested on ebay for £150 is that reasonable ?
  • The RookieThe Rookie Posts: 27,795
    Depends on condition, but yes, very reasonable.
    Current steed - Whyte T129, 2013 frame, mongrel Revelations, Giant dropper, Stans S1 wheelset. 12, Magura Trail Sport brakes, 1x11. 12.8Kg
  • Gavsl123Gavsl123 Posts: 26
    Also have you got any suggestions on what saddle i should be using, as when i use a small standard one it hurts.
  • cooldadcooldad Posts: 32,599
    Your butt toughens up.
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  • Gavsl123Gavsl123 Posts: 26
    Thankss
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