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Mountain Bike 6ft 4"

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6y, 10m agoPosted 6 years, 10 months ago
Hi All,

Wondering if i can pick some of your brains.

I am looking for a decent Mountain bike to get me started in the sport.

Will mainly be used in Wooded areas and Muddy terrain with Path and Road use to travel too and from said area.

I have a budget of about £220 which i realise is very restrictive to what im going to be able to purchase.

Im planning on using this bike alot as im on a fitness drive at the moment and i do enjoy mountain biking although i have not done enough of it lately! ( Having no bike hasnt helped)

If anyone can suggest some options for me, or tell me what i should be looking out for it would be greatly appreciated.

Regards

Marc
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6y, 10m agoPosted 6 years, 10 months ago
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#1
http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/Models.aspx?ModelID=31475 might be worth a go to get you started but entry level to the sport is around £500 for that you will get a lot more obviously.
Loads of good advice on http://www.bikeradar.com/mtb good luck.

http://www.wiggle.co.uk/p/cycle/7/Kona_Fire_Mountain_2009/5360039068/ £291 will get you this which is respectable reduced from £449 if you buy too cheap and enjoy it youwill end up buying again might be pushing it for size on this 1 though
#2
thanks for the reply burty..

The Felt Q220 has caught my eye on a few sites for about £275. You any ideas on this bike?

I may look at offloading a few console games i dont play anymore.. I reckon i could probably raise another £100 at a push..

I know all too well about buying cheap getting into a sport and then having to pay out again..

thanks mate
#3
Looks ok for the money. Not a bad choice at all for your budget. I started about a year and a half ago and am well and truely bitten. Check out your local clubs and get going out with them it will open a new world, you wont regret it.
What about the cycle to work scheme?
#4
I would cycle to work without batting an eyelid bud if i didnt have a 2 year old basset hound that i have to drop off at my mothers house on the way to work..

Riding with a basset hound is a definate no go though ha!
#5
sancho_uk
I would cycle to work without batting an eyelid bud if i didnt have a 2 year old basset hound that i have to drop off at my mothers house on the way to work..

Riding with a basset hound is a definate no go though ha!


You don't need to use it for work so long as you have an understanding employer ;-) just use the scheme for the discount :-D

yer you might wear its legs out

http://www.paulscycles.co.uk/products.php?plid=m1b0s2p2234
#6
This one is well under budget but is probably worth more.

Which is good.

http://www.winstanleysbikes.co.uk/product/19171/Giant_Boulder_Mens_Bike_2009

23" frame so good fit for your height.

http://www.winstanleysbikes.co.uk/images/prod_19171.jpg

Giant bikes are generally well made and should last.

The site says that it is available to order with despatch within a week.

Alternatively, and in stock and perhaps an even better deal, for £209.99 and a 22" frame (again a good fit) is this Kona http://www.winstanleysbikes.co.uk/product/19862/Kona_LanaI_Bike_2009

http://www.winstanleysbikes.co.uk/images/prod_19862.jpg
#7
As to what to look out for, not much really, for your stated use you'll want front suspension but not rear, at least half decent shifters and brakes and to avoid supermarket type makes with suspect quality (ie short lived) components.
#8
Thanks for the advise guys i appreciate it..

Ive been onto my employer and i qualify for the cycle to work scheme so my budget has rocketed and i have ordered my bike.. Done a fair bit of research as well..

I decided on GT Avalanche 1.0 Disc 2010. At £700 its a fair bit more than i budgeted for but once i saw/tested it i couldnt walk away from it..

Now i just have to wait for my work to get the relevant bits and pieces sorted for me.

Thanks again!

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