Bike advice/help! - HotUKDeals
We use cookie files to improve site functionality and personalisation. By continuing to use HUKD, you accept our cookie and privacy policy.
Get the HUKD app free at Google Play

Search Error

An error occurred when searching, please try again!

Login / Sign UpSubmit

Bike advice/help!

weirdwilli Avatar
7y, 10m agoPosted 7 years, 10 months ago
Right I'm looking for a new bike as I've outgrown mine finally.
I think I'm looking for a hardtail'd mountain bike and it's going to be used to bike to school and back every day (3-4 miles), and maybe the odd off-route trail ever month or few weeks.
I've been having a look at the Claude Butler Stone River for £230 and at the Giant Boulder 2008 for £215, any opinions on these?
Don't really want to be paying more than £230.
Thanks. :)
Tags:
weirdwilli Avatar
7y, 10m agoPosted 7 years, 10 months ago
Options

All Comments

(20) Jump to unreadPost a comment
Comments/page:
#1
If you're not a snob about having this years model, then http://www.paulscycles.co.uk/offers.php?cat=1 has excellent prices for last seasons bikes. I've used them before with no problems.
With your price range definitely DON'T go for full suss, get a rigid or hart tail at the most.
When choosing, check out the spec of the components as decent gears & brakes make all the difference.
Good luck.
#2
Thanks for the link, would actually rather get 2008 or even '07 models as they are cheaper and there tends to be more reviews on the net for them.

And yeah I've always found that full suspension bikes look like little kids ones (even though I am a little kid).

Thanks.
#3
Get yourself a Yamaha YZF R1 ... stop all that peddlin' nonsense!! :-D
#4
I'm 14....
:whistling:
#5
weirdwilli
I'm 14....
:whistling:


grow a beard! No one will know!! :-D
#6
Maybe even a goatee to fool the insurance company. :)
1 Like #7
Cheers, I'll clear off now, I dont want to spoil your thread ..... :thumbsup:
#8
Haha, rep left for the fun of it. :)
#9
Bumpo..
#10
the gadget show always said the
Marin Northside Mountain Bike
was the best but a little pricey for your budget(£391)

:whistling:

there is one on flea bay currently £191
#11
Is the Stone River the disc braked model and the Boulder has V's? If so then I would go for the cable discs. Not as good as hydraulics, but won't get those at this price, and still a lot better than v brakes.

If they both have discs (two good deals at those prices) then i would take the Giant. But only because I have the Yukon already and love that.
#12
Ta, bit over my budget though as you said. :)
#13
I'd have a look at one of these. £20 over budget but a good starting point for upgrading at a later date.

http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/Models.aspx?ModelID=25442
#14
Evans Cycles have got some really good deals on bikes at the moment. I have just bought a Pinnacle Peak 1.0, http://www.evanscycles.com/product_image/image/c56/e5e/8ac/23992/product_page/pinnacle-peak-10-mountain-bike.jpg?1227109602which is a little above your budget at £250.
There is a Claud Butler Pagan which offers a superb spec for £220,
http://www.evanscycles.com/product_image/image/765/6b7/315/23300/product_page/claud-butler-pagan-2008-mountain-bike.jpg?1227107773
GT Outpost
is a great bike at £230.
http://www.evanscycles.com/product_image/image/bfd/064/501/32888/product_page/gt-outpost-2009-mountain-bike.jpg?1227134139
Here is the full list of hardtail mountain bikes from £150 to £250, delivery is free.
#15
AyrshireBacon
Is the Stone River the disc braked model and the Boulder has V's? If so then I would go for the cable discs. Not as good as hydraulics, but won't get those at this price, and still a lot better than v brakes.

If they both have discs (two good deals at those prices) then i would take the Giant. But only because I have the Yukon already and love that.

Yeah the Boulder only has V brakes, although I don't really see the attraction of Disk brakes apart from the fact that they should last longer and be more reliable. I mean, as far as I'm concerned, with V brakes you have the advantage of being able to slowly stop by increasing the pressure on the breaks, while with disk brakes you cannot do this, can you?
Thanks. :)

GAVINLEWISHUKD
I'd have a look at one of these. £20 over budget but a good starting point for upgrading at a later date.


EDIT: Pugw$sh, any idea if the Pagan (or any of the other bikes for that matter) are any better than the Stone River?
http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/Models.aspx?ModelID=25442

Thanks, will take a look at that one, although that's really on the boundary of what I want to pay. :)

EDIT: Pugw$sh, any idea if the Pagan (or any of the other bikes) are better than the Stone River?
#16
weirdwilli



Thanks, will take a look at that one, although that's really on the boundary of what I want to pay. :)


Yes I know but instead of getting a new one in a year or two just upgrade a few bits when they are on offer. Also as they are not a known make with the thieving scumbags your more likely to keep hold of it.:thumbsup:
#17
I plan to keep it for more than a year or two. :thumbsup:
But yeah, thanks for that, will take a look at it. :)
#18
The Stone River has a better spec than the Pagan, but I couldn't find it for less than £270.

The guy in the shop said the Pinnacle Peak was a better built bike than the Claud Butler, the only difference is that the Stone River has 100mm travel on the front forks and manual lock out whilst the Pinnacle has 80mm travel and no lockout, the remaining specs are very very similar. The Pinnacle is British designed and built so has the equipment to deal with our environment.

But both the Pinnacle and the Stone River are great bikes, it's what ever you prefer.
#19
OK thanks, the Stone River is avaliable here for £230+£13 del by the way. :)

I prefer the look of the Stone River with it's black frame and white forks, although don't think that I'm solely judging my decision on that.

Now I'm getting tempted by this and this too...
#20
I had a GT Outpost Trial a few years back............................OK it was actually 1997 and it lasted well until somebody else took a shine to it and liberated it from my garage. My wife still rides a GT Palomar bought at the same time. So GT bikes will last a long time.

Post a Comment

You don't need an account to leave a comment. Just enter your email address. We'll keep it private.

...OR log in with your social account

...OR comment using your social account

Thanks for your comment! Keep it up!
We just need to have a quick look and it will be live soon.
The community is happy to hear your opinion! Keep contributing!