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  • Any mountain bikers, help please?

    Hi all, I could do with some advice please, i've had a mountain bike for many years, i've ran it into the ground.

    So my Girlfriend wants to buy me a new one for my birthday, I could do with some advice as theres too many to choose from, have a budget of around £300 max.

    Have been looking at this one:
    http://www.winstanleysbikes.co.uk/pr...ball_Bike_2009

    I'm a bit of a tart you see, I want it to look good as well

    Must have disc brakes, and trigger style gear change, not gripshift. Would prefer some chunky tyres as well

    Please somebody help!

  • #2
    All depends on where you are riding I guess.
    I have a Kona Kula Deluxe X-country bike which suits me as I use it to commute as well as off-road.
    Can`t go wrong with a Trek or a Giant but the specs look reasonable on the Mongoose.
    If you are going to hammer it offroad you may be better to spend a bit more though.
    Good luck

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    • #3
      One of the most popular bike for that price is a Specialized Hardrock, very good bike.
      Being this time of year, 2010 models are coming out, so have a good hunt around as 2009 bikes will be discounted and you can get some real bargains.

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      • #4
        Any links for that bike or sites that will be a decent enough price?

        I'm not going to go mad to be honest, it may get a bit rough, willl mostly be riding on dirty and rocky trails, probably not down mountains

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        • #5
          Originally posted by mini-eggs View Post
          One of the most popular bike for that price is a Specialized Hardrock, very good bike.
          Being this time of year, 2010 models are coming out, so have a good hunt around as 2009 bikes will be discounted and you can get some real bargains.

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          • #6
            have a chat with vxr marc he has a cool mountain bike nd knows his stuff
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            stealth no more but beware of the silver lightning GSI with vxr power
            M.U.F.C.
            http://www.courtenaysport.co.uk/

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            • #7
              www.wiggle.co.uk is usually the best for prices, I've just ordered a TT bike from there that was £472 off the RRP

              Astra

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              • #8
                www.chainreactioncycles.com and www.evanscycles.com are also good for new. It can pay to look for a 2nd hand one though as you can get loads for your money. If you have a look at the classifieds on www.bikeradar.com that should give you an idea. As for brakes, I agree with discs, but make sure they are hydraulic and not cable operated. Main thing to do is try to get a decent frame from the start as all the other bits can be upgraded as neccessary.

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