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STEVOOLE
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Family Mountain Biking

Postby STEVOOLE » Sat Oct 05, 2019 18:38 pm

Hi
Our little family of 3 had a great time in Scotland last year riding around on some gravel paths and trails. My son has a mountain bike but the wife and I only have hybrids at the moment. Son is older now and wants to try something more challenging but not something that is hardcore - we're still talking about family riding that is muddy trails with a few rocks and tree roots. This I think means an upgrade from the hybrids to full MTB but only want a budget bike. Looking at reviews on here the Calibre two cubed gets great reviews at the £400 mark I'm looking at. Has anyone got a real life review/opinion on this bike and if it is a good starting point?
I know there are many bikes on offer at this price. How does the Calibre compare to something like the Trek Marlin 5? What am I looking for in an MTB?
Any opinions/recommendations welcome for this noob.
Cheers

oxoman
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Re: Family Mountain Biking

Postby oxoman » Sun Oct 06, 2019 06:06 am

The calibre would be my choice. Better spec than the Trek.
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mikeshe
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Re: Family Mountain Biking

Postby mikeshe » Sun Oct 06, 2019 12:32 pm

oxoman wrote:The calibre would be my choice. Better spec than the Trek.


I went for one of these only to find the only sizes available were the S or M. Being 6ft I was after the L and they couldn't offer any advice if more would be forthcoming.

STEVOOLE
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Re: Family Mountain Biking

Postby STEVOOLE » Mon Oct 07, 2019 11:35 am

Thanks for the responses guys
calibre seems to be the one at that price
I'm 5'11" so hoping a medium will do

What did you end up with instead mikeshe?

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Re: Family Mountain Biking

Postby mikeshe » Mon Oct 07, 2019 15:21 pm

STEVOOLE wrote:Thanks for the responses guys
calibre seems to be the one at that price
I'm 5'11" so hoping a medium will do

What did you end up with instead mikeshe?


Nothing as yet mate. Going into hospital for an op in a couple of weeks so will look again once I'm out and about. Did look at a few Carrera's at Cycle Republic / Halfords, same sort of spec for a similar price.

STEVOOLE
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Re: Family Mountain Biking

Postby STEVOOLE » Tue Oct 08, 2019 11:28 am

Managed to get a large frame two cubed... Happy


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