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    Mountain Bike for £200 to £250

    Hi I'm looking to buy my boyfriend a mountain bike for his birthday. Would like to get a cheap one but with reasonable components etc if possible as he's just getting back into biking and his old bike is just... old.

    Have seen this
    chainreactioncycles.com/Mod…442
    and this
    rutlandcycling.com/814…tml

    But don't know enough about bikes to know which is the better bike.

    Please could someone help?

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    That Chainreactions bike, you got to assemble it yourself from what is said in the reviews.

    Can you go up to £300ish? I personally think you cannot beat GT Avalanches.

    Original Poster

    Thank you. But I can't stretch past £250

    Hmm.

    I would suggest you really post on the forums I post below, I did when looking for a bike and these guys are regular, many posters, and they know so much stuff.

    mtbe.co.uk/

    An english bike forum, just post up!

    Original Poster

    Ok. Thanks for your help

    rutlandcycling.com/108…tml

    as much as i like kona, the spec is a bit poor in your link. has a freewheel (kids bikes have freewheels!) whilst the giant at least has a cassette. (basically the way the cogs on the back wheel fit on, cassette is preferrable over freewheel.)
    The giant seems a good price, as good a spec you'll get for the money and is a decent brand too.

    Hi,

    I am big into my bikes and i find that the best place to get one from is ebay! You can get a much better price for a fraction of the price from ebay!

    If he wants a mountain bike then i would recommend any of the following brands;

    Kona, Giant, Specialzes, GT,

    Or you could get yourself or your partner to enqurie at work about the "ride to work scheme" great incentive put out by the governemnt - evanscycles.com/rid…ork
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