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    Is this a good mountain bike?

    claudbutler.co.uk/cyc…002

    found on ebay in my area can get for around 80-140£ it worth the money and will it be fast?.. not good with bikes or could i get better?]

    ebay.co.uk/itm…AIT

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    Unlucky for you but some pro cycling brigade HUKD members will tell you it's a BSO because it costs less than £400 new and is therefore not worth spending your money.

    I would offer this advice - do not buy a secondhand bike without first testing it (ride) and inspecting it. Checking for wear n tear, balance (out of aligned front forks etc) check handlebar and seatpost joints for rusting/seizing etc. Tyres/brakes/chains are easy to replace but the frame is more important.

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    philphil61

    Unlucky for you but some pro cycling brigade HUKD members will tell you … Unlucky for you but some pro cycling brigade HUKD members will tell you it's a BSO because it costs less than £400 new and is therefore not worth spending your money.I would offer this advice - do not buy a secondhand bike without first testing it (ride) and inspecting it. Checking for wear n tear, balance (out of aligned front forks etc) check handlebar and seatpost joints for rusting/seizing etc. Tyres/brakes/chains are easy to replace but the frame is more important.



    yeash i will definitly need to look at this, Im a bit stuck basically I'm 18 and need a bike to get to 15 minutes down the road where all my friends live and the gym, not sure if a mountain bike or racing bike would be fit, obvs racing bike would be faster but are they not harder to maintain aswell?

    wanting to spend 100-200£ new or secondhand, want something fastish

    gumtree.com/bic…sea assuming Shoreham-by-Sea is your area is another site to check (you can easily change the area on the left)

    and one new bike I've been seriously looking at B'TWIN Rockrider 300 Mountain Bike @ £119.99 delivery is free - there are no reviews but I contacted Decathlon and the B'TWIN Rockrider 300 Mountain Bike is a renamed B'TWIN Rockrider 5.0 Mountain Bike and the reviews on that are good (plus a few other HUKD members recommend it)




    Edited by: "philphil61" 20th Jul 2014

    whelan189

    yeash i will definitly need to look at this, Im a bit stuck basically I'm … yeash i will definitly need to look at this, Im a bit stuck basically I'm 18 and need a bike to get to 15 minutes down the road where all my friends live and the gym, not sure if a mountain bike or racing bike would be fit, obvs racing bike would be faster but are they not harder to maintain aswell?wanting to spend 100-200£ new or secondhand, want something fastish



    For a 15min ride it wouldn't matter which type of bike you got and as long as you are not going full MTB terrain (sticking to road, cycle paths and the odd easy dirt track) - do not bother looking at bikes with suspension unless you are going to begin messing about on rough terrain and then you'll need a much stronger framed bike and the "market that fits your current spend" will not be suitable

    BSO? bicycle shaped object! :-$

    Boogie83e

    BSO? bicycle shaped object! :-$



    I know... so very very sad that the pro cycling brigade use this acronym - they give the impression that they are like upper class models who wouldn't be seen in the street without their Gucci Soft Stirrup Crocodile Shoulder Bag and Valentino dress

    Yes there are some bikes @ £100 or less and most will be suitable for everyday riding by "the average family" then storage in the shed but not everyone has the financial outlay or need or desire to spend £1000 on a carbon fibre sex toy/**** extension

    halfords.com/cyc…ike

    £79.99 - basic but brand new and set up for you, surely this would be ok for what you need it for?

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    you can definitely get better secondhand, it's only £162.99 new
    bikes2udirect.com/B41…tml

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    op for £100-£140 you should be looking for a bike that was £400-£2k new, depending on how old the bike is now

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    WHAT DO I WANT FULL SUPSESION FRONT SUSPENSION OR NO SUSPENSION CONUFED!

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    whelan189

    WHAT DO I WANT FULL SUPSESION FRONT SUSPENSION OR NO SUSPENSION CONUFED!



    no need for suspension if you just ride on roads with no potholes
    most mountain bikes have front suspension anyway but unless you plan on using it offroad and the bike was £1k+ to start with i'd avoid rear suspension because it adds weight and around 10-20% of the energy you put into the peddles is absorbed by the suspension
    saying that I do have full suspension on my bike but the rear shock is usually set near solid and most of my journeys are under 10 miles so the extra weight and extra work needed to peddle doesn't bother me

    haha "will it be fast" X)

    Love when someone asks this question!

    Edited by: "joshp" 23rd Jul 2014

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    ebay.co.uk/itm…AIT

    this a good one?! thanks

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    philphil61

    http://www.gumtree.com/bicycles/shoreham-by-sea assuming Shoreham-by-Sea … http://www.gumtree.com/bicycles/shoreham-by-sea assuming Shoreham-by-Sea is your area is another site to check (you can easily change the area on the left)and one new bike I've been seriously looking at B'TWIN Rockrider 300 Mountain Bike @ £119.99 delivery is free - there are no reviews but I contacted Decathlon and the B'TWIN Rockrider 300 Mountain Bike is a renamed B'TWIN Rockrider 5.0 Mountain Bike and the reviews on that are good (plus a few other HUKD members recommend it)


    what you think?
    ebay.co.uk/itm…AIT

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    whatsThePoint

    no need for suspension if you just ride on roads with no potholesmost … no need for suspension if you just ride on roads with no potholesmost mountain bikes have front suspension anyway but unless you plan on using it offroad and the bike was £1k+ to start with i'd avoid rear suspension because it adds weight and around 10-20% of the energy you put into the peddles is absorbed by the suspensionsaying that I do have full suspension on my bike but the rear shock is usually set near solid and most of my journeys are under 10 miles so the extra weight and extra work needed to peddle doesn't bother me

    what do you thimk?
    ebay.co.uk/itm…AIT

    whelan189

    what you … what you think?http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/231289300010?_trksid=p2055119.m1438.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT



    @ £110.00 I'd wait or buy new @ £209

    B'TWIN Rockrider 300 Mountain Bike @ £119.99

    It's got 1 review and according to Decathalon it's the B'TWIN Rockrider 5.0 Mountain Bike just renamed - the 5.0 has very good reviews, you get a lifetime guarantee on frame etc (whatever a lifetime is! - I wouldn't go too much on the guarantee - I don't know the make or seller but would assume ion the negative side that they'll try to find some way to void the guarantee)
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