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Which Bike?

Discussion in 'Sports Arena' started by MattCat, 5 Oct 2009.

  1. MattCat

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    I went riding on some trails this weekend for the first time. I borrowed a friends bike and had a really good time. I'd like to get a bike of my own with front and rear susension but i dont want to spend loads of money. What price range am i looking at for a semi decent bike?
     
  2. R0B75

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    Location: Derby

    About £1000
     
  3. Supercow

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    What are you looking to spend at most?
    What kind of terrain are you wanting to ride?
    Will you buy second hand?
     
  4. MattCat

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    Around £400 is probably the most as I'm new to it. I will probably be riding woodland trails, uphill and downhill over rough terrain, rocks, roots ect. Yes I would buy second hand.
     
  5. Inquisitor

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    Don't bother with rear suspension in that case. You'll get a better bike for your money if you buy a hardtail.
     
  6. dante6491

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    You can get the 2009 Hardrock comp for £350 at the moment which is a pretty awesome bike for that amount.
     
  7. Big Chris

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    I'd certainly look at 2nd hand, the sales boards on Southerndownhill, Descent-World and Bike Radar have loads of bikes up for grabs, and with pics etc you can tell what condition the bikes are in.
     
  8. Supercow

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    Like the other guys have said, that's not enough for a full suspension bike.
    I'd definitely go for a hardtail at the price. Either the Hardrock mentioned above... or look out for a Charge Duster or a Charge Blender. Saw a blender Hi spec go the other day for £450!!
     
  9. Jonny ///M

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    Hardtail is the best way under £1k. Second hand you can pick up good deals. A guy dropped an azonic recoil with shivers,729s on pro 2s,XTR mech n shifter,MRP chain device + bones chainset......thing was mint. £540 he got for it! :(