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New to bikes, successor to Giant ATX 1 2015?

BarkervilleBarkerville Posts: 6
edited July 2018 in MTB beginners
Hi all!

Please bear with me, I'm new to biking but it's turning into an obsession!

I recently bought a Giant ATX 1 to go to work and back and hit the trails on my days off. I have enjoyed it way more than I thought I would and want to invest in a better bike?

I love my bike and it's been brilliant but the market is so vast I wouldn't know where to start. Could anyone suggest a good successor to the Giant I have? My budget would probably be up to £800 depending on how nice it is!

I'm not even sure if my bike is good or not but I guess "You get what you pay for" rings true with bikes as well!

Thanks for you help everyone and apologies if it's a bit vague!

Have a good day,

Jon :D


  • The RookieThe Rookie Posts: 27,809
    If you enjoyed it on an ATX1 with its frankly god awful fork, you'll enjoy a decent bike much much more!

    You would do a lot worse than checking out the Voodoo Bizango from Halfords.
    Current steed - Whyte T129, 2013 frame, mongrel Revelations, Giant dropper, Stans S1 wheelset. 12, Magura Trail Sport brakes, 1x11. 12.8Kg
  • JBAJBA Posts: 2,852
    The new Calibre Line 10 looks interesting and gets a very good review from our hosts.
    Sits nicely in your budget with enough change to buy some nice pedals.
    “Life has been unfaithful
    And it all promised so so much”

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  • billycoolbillycool Posts: 833
    As above - without sounding too rude, if you're been happy with the ATX, just about any bike at your price point will be a massive improvement.

    Check out:


    These all get good reviews for value for money.

    You may also get some good prices on 2018 or 2017 models.

    Pauls Cycles shift a lot of older stock.
    "Ride, crash, replace"
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