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Second Hand Mountain Bike Advice - Valuation please :)

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banned4y, 2m agoPosted 4 years, 2 months ago
Please ignore this and read post 13 :)

Thank you.

I'm looking to buy a mountain bike.

looking at around £200

I would prefer a new bike however they seem to be closer to £300 for a new half decent one.

Can anyone give me some recommendations?

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banned4y, 2m agoPosted 4 years, 2 months ago

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Rockrider 5.2
2nd hand Cannondale BadBoy on ebay :)
Sorry to jump in :{ Looking to buy my first mountain bike for around the same price. No idea on sizing. What kind of measurements am i looking at being 6'2?

Edited By: jaybizzle on Aug 10, 2012 14:07
Rockrider 5.2

Thanks but I can't seem to find that bike new or on eBay.

2nd hand Cannondale BadBoy on ebay :)

Thanks, I've had a look but it seems that they sell for considerably more than £200 :(
Any other advice?
Is it for road use? if so stick some city jets tyres on , on offer at Halfords web price 12.99
Don't know where you are in the country, but this is a good bike for £200.....Mine cost £375 20 months ago and it's been a great bike that's withstood some really heavy riding in the peak district. In the last couple of years all bikes at a given price range have become lower spec'd and gone up in price with the newer model Kraken being a good example of getting less for more...the model shown was only replaced with the new kraken a year ago, so it's all modern kit. the sram X5 gears are the equivalent of shimano deore, and the XCR forks have lasted on mine really well, with the lockout staying rigid with no sag. As for the rip in the seat, just get a £18 charge spoon like a lot other MTBikers do

Edited By: slamdunkin on Aug 10, 2012 19:47
Yep....The 5.3 is a good buy for the money.
Any info on the above bike would be very helpful!
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It looks like a 10yr old agreeor xc3 with newer rims added. even though it's old the plus's are that it has reasonable kit like deore gears, better wheels added and GT frames are strong, so should still be pretty sound. Ride it and go through all the gears under load, spin the wheels through the breaks and look for buckles. listen for any noises coming from cranks. check that the front shock isn't to spongy under heavy breaking and over a few bumps. you can always upgrade the forks at a later date.)

It's hard to put an actual value cheap is cheap, because just by age alone and wouldn't want to pay more than £90-£100 max.

I bought my son and XC'3 on ebay that had been ridden 3 times by some chaps girlfriend, was a year old at the time, immaculate with the strangely bits still on tyres for £160

Edited By: slamdunkin on Aug 11, 2012 15:16: .
As You haven't had many other opinions, you could always go and ask on the buying advice section on the bikeradar forums.
Thanks for all your help.

I will have a look on bikeradar :)
what area do you live in?

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