New bike up to £1000. help please!!!!!

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sabraham1
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New bike up to £1000. help please!!!!!

Postby sabraham1 » Mon Aug 12, 2019 10:57 am

Hi Everyone. So im looking to get back into biking and ive set myself a budget of up to £1000. I've looked at all the reviews and there doesn't really seem to be a general consensus about which bikes are the best for that money and with the amount out there im just getting totally confused.

what im looking for is a bit of an all rounder, something that will be handle up and downhill terrain up to a fairly decent level. I wont be going on anything too technical or expert level etc.

I was looking at vitus, cube, boardman etc but any advice would be great. Also im only looking at hardtails, id rather get a good hard tail than a rubbish full suspension bike.

thanks
stephen

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Re: New bike up to £1000. help please!!!!!

Postby rsmart84 » Mon Aug 12, 2019 21:04 pm

Vitus do really good bikes for the money, If you want to stay at the 1k mark then I would go Vitus all day. If you did want to push your budget I have a 2018 Whyte t130s with lots of upgrades I'm selling for £1650. :wink:

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Re: New bike up to £1000. help please!!!!!

Postby The Rookie » Fri Aug 16, 2019 08:55 am

Three perfectly good FS bikes for under £1K in case it sways you
https://www.gooutdoors.co.uk/15903687/c ... e-15903687
https://www.halfords.com/cycling/bikes/ ... ntain-bike
https://www.halfords.com/cycling/bikes/ ... -20-frames
The Bossnut being the pick of the bunch, better gearing, better shock.
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Re: New bike up to £1000. help please!!!!!

Postby BillyCool » Fri Aug 16, 2019 09:45 am

£1000 will get you a good HT - lots of choice. There are quite a few posts in the forum about that.

For FS - the most respected brands at the price point are Calibre, Boardman and Vitus - two of which are linked above. I've seen plenty of Bossnuts and Calibres at BPW and shredding it perfectly well.

Ultimately - the `best` bike is what fits you and your style of riding. We can't help you with that. It can be very confusing - go try a few and see what you like.
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