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MTB under ~1000 pounds

ShilelisShilelis Posts: 9
edited October 2016 in MTB buying advice
Hello,

I'm searching for a reliable mtb bicycle under 1000pounds. I can invest more, but not really much. In this price range there are many, many bikes to choose from and I'm confused, because I'm not a pro and I find it hard to choose. Can you help me? I'm from Lithuania and I don't care if they are from Germany or G.Britain as long as they ship to Lithuania(or not, it's possible to ship from Germany and G.Britain using friend mail :D ). I guess most of these bikes won't fit me, because I'm 5.8inch(178cm) and leg length 32½" (83cm) Here is my list:
http://tinyurl.com/h84zo8c (I like this the most)
http://tinyurl.com/je3ga4p (people from my country recommend this)
http://tinyurl.com/jdyq23r
http://tinyurl.com/ho9gswt (prefer 29er, but 27.5 would work too I guess)
http://tinyurl.com/ja3hfbg
http://tinyurl.com/goxbjd8 (this one looks like a solid choice).
http://tinyurl.com/h34x4xv(they don't ship to Lithuania, but it wouldn't be a huge problem)
http://tinyurl.com/gv8vsqf (dunno if it's my size)
http://tinyurl.com/j63pu8w
http://tinyurl.com/hpehhr6
Also, I can get Scott Scale 950 2016 for about 1020 pounds and Shockblaze R9 TEAM 29 for about 1150pounds in my country, the worst part that the list goes on and on and on....I'm really confused at this point, because there are so many great bikes.

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  • supersonicsupersonic Posts: 82,708 Lives Here
    What sort of riding wiill you be doing? For example long days in the saddle across mild terrain, or bike parks, or technical trails?

    All of the bikes are liable to fit, if you choose the right size, though is always best to try first.
  • supersonic wrote:
    What sort of riding wiill you be doing? For example long days in the saddle across mild terrain, or bike parks, or technical trails?

    All of the bikes are liable to fit, if you choose the right size, though is always best to try first.
    Well during winter (snow) bicycle path, but during the summer it will be saddle across mild terrain, light forest paths, maybe I will try bike parks (but not sure). I used to have 2008 Scott Aspect 30, which I really liked and even thought I never used maximum of it, I was just safe and happy that whenever I want, I can do some stupid stuff (like jump if I see a place where or jump of 3-4 stairs). It served for at least 6 years and I sold it because it was too small for me and it had 26 sized wheels, but it was running and I was happy with it.
  • The Sonder Transmitter is a fun bike, I had a go on it the other day. The big wheels are very comfortable and really absorb the terrain nicely. Its slower going uphill due to the weight however when it gets rough there is almost unlimited grip and it becomes loads of fun as you can really push yourself. Due to lower tyre pressure we did get a couple of punctures so I would recommend running this tubeless to avoid problems on the trails.
    If you are not doing anything too rough this might might be an overkill and you might get on with a 29er better but that just my opinion.
    I would recommend trying a few bikes first before buying as they are all feel slightly different. I have a Cube LTD SL 29er its great overall even in trail centres on the rougher stuff just needed tyre handle bar and stem upgrading to improve handling.
  • mark_fogel wrote:
    The Sonder Transmitter is a fun bike, I had a go on it the other day. The big wheels are very comfortable and really absorb the terrain nicely. Its slower going uphill due to the weight however when it gets rough there is almost unlimited grip and it becomes loads of fun as you can really push yourself. Due to lower tyre pressure we did get a couple of punctures so I would recommend running this tubeless to avoid problems on the trails.
    If you are not doing anything too rough this might might be an overkill and you might get on with a 29er better but that just my opinion.
    I would recommend trying a few bikes first before buying as they are all feel slightly different. I have a Cube LTD SL 29er its great overall even in trail centres on the rougher stuff just needed tyre handle bar and stem upgrading to improve handling.
    Well I guess you are right and Sonder Transmitter will be a bit overkill. As I understand in that case your vote goes for Cube LT SL. Sadly, all 29er version of Cube LT SL are sold... Only 27.5 is left.. Today I had a chance to try Scott Scale 950 (2016) and it was really nice after a 26 bike. So I will have to find another alternative.
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