I've been looking to get a new mountain bike for a few months now, but I'm no closer to choosing the right one.
It will mainly be used for canal footpaths, gentle off-roading and a few trips to places like Cannock Chases mountain bike tracks.
I currently have a 7/8 year old Saracen full suspension bike which weighs half a ton, with poor brakes and dodgy gears.
I want from my new bike the following:
Hardtail with a good front fork
After seeing advice on here I've been looking at newish bikes on eBay and have been looking at:
Carrera Fury (Just missed one at £278)
GT Avalanche 2.0 or 1.0 (if I can afford it)
I got a bit excited when I saw the Carrera Vengeance on here for £250 but went and had a look at it and it did feel like it was built to a price. Even the guy in Halfords said the fork was poor and the brakes were Shimanos cheapest.
Can the bike experts on here give me some advice please.
My limits on price are £300ish, so would ideally like a £500 bike in good nick from eBay for half price.