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What is the best quality bike i could buy for £150-£200?

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8y, 4m agoPosted 8 years, 4 months ago
I've seen a few bikes on Hotukdeals in the last few weeks some varying from 100 - 400 but should i really spend more?

Having just returned from eastern europe where I did many a bike tour I realised how much i missed missing biking (something I hadn't done for about 8 years) I'm 20 now and have realised that i need to get some exercise.

I would be using the bike in an urban setting.

I did look up some bikes on halfords this one in particular: http://ncane.com/bg1 but having read a little most people recommend spending a bit more on a quality bike one that was recommended was
http://ncane.com/etg
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8y, 4m agoPosted 8 years, 4 months ago
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#1
Get on eBay for great deals. Stick to brands that you know. I picked up a Kona Scab for £100 like this. It's one of the best bikes I've ever ridden. If your careful and ask lots of questions about the bike's condition, you could get as good as a new one from Halfords at a 3rd of the price, or a 3x better bike at the same price.
My trusted brands: Cannondale, Kona, Trek.
#3
oi!!! that bike will be mine........... pending pictures :)
#4
auto keep me updated on if its worth getting the same one of ebay or something?
#5
Keep a look out for Giants, Specialized or Trek.

I have a specialized rockhopper and specialized hardrock and they are both great.
banned#6
yeah stick with ebay and do local area search and save it for daily updates. Got a brand new Trek7300SLR a while back for £100 (RRP £500).
#7
i used to have a trek 7300 , nice bikes. Yeh but ebay is defo the place and places like gum trees, loot,free ads, car boots.

Watch out for stolen bikes though.
banned#8
you can have my GT Chucker 3.0 for £200, I paid £350 for it (down from £400) barely been used. though I suspect you could get a better bike for the price

http://www.gtbicycles.com/GTFiles/ProductImages/5238_2294_medium.jpg
#9
Whilst you can get some good bargains on ebay, you invariably have to travel a bit, and know a reasonable amount in order to appraise it.

For your sort of budget, and the type of riding you're talking about, I'd get a Carrera Subway 1 from Halfords. If it's mainly / solely (realistically, let's be honest!) on road, you'd want smooth tyres, and suspension would be a waste - both in terms of the money / budget and compromises in spec of the bike, and in terms of energy whilst cycling.

V-brakes are more than adequate, and are easy and simple to maintain.

The Subway 1 is quite light, has a reasonably good frame, and reasonable spec parts. When you wear some out, if you use it for long enough, then it wouldn't be unreasonable to upgrade to better parts.

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