Bike help please

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Found 7th Sep 2010
OK so I need help. I think I'm down to 4 Mountain Bikes - will be used for light off road (10%) and 90% going around the park/town etc..

So opinions please on the 4 (and if u can, why did u choose)

First is a Mongoose Switchback 2010

Frame:
Heat Treated 6061 alloy with replaceable hanger
Fork:
Suntour M2025 alloy crown with 63mm travel
Front Derailleur:
DNP top pull
Rear Derailleur:
Shimano TX31
Shifters:
SRAM MRX twist
Chainset:
ProWheel forged alloy triple
Chainrings:
24/34/42 tooth
Bottom Bracket:
VP loose ball
Cassette:
DNP 14-28 tooth 7 speed
Chain:
KMC Z51
Pedals:
Resin platform
Front Brake:
Linear pull brakes
Rear Brake:
Linear pull brakes
Brake Levers:
Alloy with adjuster
Handlebars:
Mongoose low-riser bar
Stem:
Mongoose 25.4 Quill
Headset:
1 1/8" Threaded
Grips:
Mongoose Kraton
Rims:
Alloy single wall
Front Hub:
Alloy quick release 36 hole
Rear Hub:
Alloy freewheel 36 hole
Spokes:
14G UCP
Front Tyre:
26x2.0 Innova Hardpack dual tread
Rear Tyre:
26x2.0 Innova Hardpack dual tread
Saddle:
Mongoose Sport
Seatpost:
Steel 27.2mm
Seat Binder:
Mongoose alloy quick release

then.. Coyote Arkansas 2010
# Frame: Lightweight alloy tubing, oversize down tube.
# Fork: Coyote suspension forks.
# Cranks: Prowheel Triple chainset with a chainring chainguard
# Bottom Bracket: cartridge
# Gears: Shimano 21 speed
# Pedals: ATB style
# Shifter: Shimano EZ-Fire STI levers
# Wheels: Alloy double wall 36 hole black rims, black hubs and black spokes.
# Tyres: 26” x 2.10” all black tyres
# Brakes: Promax Alloy V brakes, with Shimano alloy levers.
# Handlebar: ATB Riser
# Stem: Oversize Atb
# Saddle: Coyote ATB saddle with black seat post.
# Colour: Black/White

then Raleigh AT05

Frame:
AIRLite MTB frame
Fork:
Rigid Unicrown
Front Derailleur:
Shimano
Rear Derailleur:
Shimano
Shifters:
Shimano Revoshift
Cassette:
6 speed Shimano
Front Brake:
Powerful light-action alloy V Brake
Rear Brake:
Powerful light-action alloy V Brake
Handlebars:
low-rise bars for comfortable riding
Stem:
Quill Stem
Grips:
kraton
Rims:
Lightweight alloy rims
Front Hub:
Alloy Hub
Rear Hub:
Alloy Hub
Saddle:
Avenir Sport saddle

lastly Dawes XC 1.0
Frame: Dawes 7005 alloy with MTB geometry

Fork: Rigid steel unicrown

Headset: Threaded 1.1/8

Stem: Steel quill

Speed: 18

Front Mech: Shimano FD-TZ50

Rear Mech: Shimano TZ30

Chainset: 42/32/22 x170mm alloy crank

Bottom Bracket: Sealed semi-cartridge

Cassette: Shimano MF-TZ20 14-28T

Chain: KMC Z-51

Front Brake: Alloy V

Rear Brake: Alloy V

Rims: Alloy black with CNC sidewalls

Front Hub: Alloy 36 hole QR

Rear Hub: Alloy 36 hole nutted

Tyres: HF-827 MTB 26x2.125 Front HF-827 MTB 26x2.125 Rear

Seatpost: 27.2mm x 350mm

They are all between 145-175 GBP. Thanks in advance.

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I know you say you're down to 4, but have you looked at Halfords?
halfords.com
They've got a few great deals on bikes. There's a Reebok Mountain bike £319.99 down to £139.99 and with respect, is much better spec than all of those you have listed.
If you can stretch a tad more, they have good deals on Carrera bikes too, which again are much much better specs and will last longer.
I don't work for Halfords by the way, just saw them earlier ;-)

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I saw them but didn't think Reebok was "known" for its MTB's

Banned

tl ; dr

I agree it's not, but the parts look/read good quality and they give you a standard years warranty and you can extend it further if you want (I think). The front suspension is a bit of a winner too.

This is the time of year when 2011 MTBs are just coming in, my advice maybe save up a little more over the next month or so then buy a 2010 bike at a good discount, buy an issue of MBUK or MBR around about the November issue on sale in October, and you are bound to find online retailers listed with sales on 2010 MTBs.

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cicobuff

This is the time of year when 2011 MTBs are just coming in, my advice … This is the time of year when 2011 MTBs are just coming in, my advice maybe save up a little more over the next month or so then buy a 2010 bike at a good discount, buy an issue of MBUK or MBR around about the November issue on sale in October, and you are bound to find online retailers listed with sales on 2010 MTBs.



So are you saying that none of these are any good?, as they are mostly 2010 bikes I think

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csiman

tl ; dr



What does this mean?

Original Poster

too long ; didn't read - got it

taylope1

So are you saying that none of these are any good?, as they are mostly … So are you saying that none of these are any good?, as they are mostly 2010 bikes I think



I am saying you would get more bang for buck by waiting , as in a £300 mountain bike for £200 because its a 2010 model instead of a 2011.

can any 1 help please ive just bought a reebok m-byte mountain bike i need a mech hanger if people dont no what that is it a derialeur hanger could any 1 help as cant find them plus havnt got old 1 to go off

garywheatley71

can any 1 help please ive just bought a reebok m-byte mountain bike i … can any 1 help please ive just bought a reebok m-byte mountain bike i need a mech hanger if people dont no what that is it a derialeur hanger could any 1 help as cant find them plus havnt got old 1 to go off



You'd have been better starting your own thread rather than bumping a 2+ year old one. Also I can't understand your post, some punctuation and real words might help.

garywheatley71

can any 1 help please ive just bought a reebok m-byte mountain bike i … can any 1 help please ive just bought a reebok m-byte mountain bike i need a mech hanger if people dont no what that is it a derialeur hanger could any 1 help as cant find them plus havnt got old 1 to go off



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