https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K-RUQMPASB0 all the forks in question for all the youtube fans, conclusion: raidon bad
Working out what bike is in stock on wiggle is not a game I’m willing to play. Evans the best thing they have looks like https://www.evanscycles.com/gt-avalanche-expert-2021-mountain-bike-EV381395 Not an easy time to to buy a bike!
29er is preference on how it makes the bike feel more than how it suits your height which you shouldn’t have any problem with. For me it’s smoother and faster down hill, less jittery over bumps and more stable. Again personal preference, I would really go to a trail centre and rent a couple and see which you prefer. Bedgebury have lapierre if you are near there. Never ridden the Ragley that’s an educated guess telling me that’s a good bike.
Thanks for replying. Ive youtubed that lapierre and read some reviews, its been in stock on there for a while and something is telling me it maybe due to the colour (which i dont fancy tbh). They do have some good bikes but get bought out really quickly (bikes mentioned above.) The Big Wig is 29er, should someone like me a M (173cm tall) got for a 27.5er? Thanks again. Edit: i have a choice of Wiggle & Evans cycles too.
I filtered mountain bikes on tredz from £500-1500 and I get 3 options. https://www.tredz.co.uk/.Lapierre-Edge-AM-827-27-5-Mountain-Bike-2020-Hardtail-MTB_212036.htm Ridden this and it’s great. Push the budget you can get this https://www.tredz.co.uk/.Ragley-Big-Wig-29-Mountain-Bike-2020-Hardtail-MTB_224220.htm it takes a while to figure out what it is you want specifically but tredz appears to not have a large choice at the mo