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Hi I'm looking to buy my boyfriend a mountain bike for his birthday. Would like to get a cheap one but with reasonable components etc if possible as he's just getting back into biking and his old bike… Read More
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7y, 11m agoPosted 7 years, 11 months ago
Hi I'm looking to buy my boyfriend a mountain bike for his birthday. Would like to get a cheap one but with reasonable components etc if possible as he's just getting back into biking and his old bike is just... old.

Have seen this
http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/Models.aspx?ModelID=25442
and this
http://www.rutlandcycling.com/8147/Kona-Lana-i-Mountain-Bike.html

But don't know enough about bikes to know which is the better bike.

Please could someone help?
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7y, 11m agoPosted 7 years, 11 months ago
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#1
That Chainreactions bike, you got to assemble it yourself from what is said in the reviews.

Can you go up to £300ish? I personally think you cannot beat GT Avalanches.
#2
Thank you. But I can't stretch past £250 :(
#3
Hmm.

I would suggest you really post on the forums I post below, I did when looking for a bike and these guys are regular, many posters, and they know so much stuff.

http://www.mtbe.co.uk/

An english bike forum, just post up!
#4
Ok. Thanks for your help :)
#5
http://www.rutlandcycling.com/10883/Giant-Boulder.html

as much as i like kona, the spec is a bit poor in your link. has a freewheel (kids bikes have freewheels!) whilst the giant at least has a cassette. (basically the way the cogs on the back wheel fit on, cassette is preferrable over freewheel.)
The giant seems a good price, as good a spec you'll get for the money and is a decent brand too.
#6
Hi,

I am big into my bikes and i find that the best place to get one from is ebay! You can get a much better price for a fraction of the price from ebay!

If he wants a mountain bike then i would recommend any of the following brands;

Kona, Giant, Specialzes, GT,

Or you could get yourself or your partner to enqurie at work about the "ride to work scheme" great incentive put out by the governemnt - http://www.evanscycles.com/ride2work

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