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New member needs advice on mountain bike

b17commanderb17commander Posts: 10
edited May 2008 in MTB beginners
Hi all, I an a new member to the site and also biking who needs advice on buying a mountain bike.
I have just moved to Thetford in Norfolk and want to take advantage of the forrest/countryside around me, and also lose weight in the meantime.
I have £1000 to spend. Bike Art and Halfords are within shopping distance, so the choices that I am looking at are Boardman from Halfords, (who have just received a good review in a mountain bike magazine) or Giant, Kona or Scott from Bike Art.
I think that must point out that I'm 22 stone and 49 years of age, so there will be a fair amount of weight/strain put on the bike before I even start off.

Hope you can help.


  • KonaMikeKonaMike Posts: 805
    The Boardman Pro is a great spec for the money,much better spec than a Kona of the same price ! Well worth popping to Halfords to try one out .
  • LordBanksLordBanks Posts: 358
    That must be fact comin' from KonaMike
  • BlackSpurBlackSpur Posts: 4,228
    He rides a Carrera!
    "Melancholy is incompatible with bicycling." ~James E. Starrs
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