Got £300-500 to spend? Want a new bike? READ THIS!

Discuss the eternal "Which fork/bike/tyres should I buy?" questions.
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Got £300-500 to spend? Want a new bike? READ THIS!

Postby supersonic » Sun Sep 02, 2012 16:57 pm

The most common question, by far, is the one of what bike to buy if you have a budget of 3-500 quid. If you want a machine for cross country and general trail riding (ie moorland, forest paths, trail centre blue and red routes and so on), then the following represents the best your money can buy. All feature adjustable, hydraulically damped forks. This is absolutely ESSENTIAL if you plan to ride on rougher trails or you will be bouncing all over the place. The bikes also have quality drivetrains, disc brakes and good components throughout.

£500:

Decathlon Rockrider 8.1


http://www.decathlon.co.uk/81-2011-id_8168695.html

and

http://www.decathlon.co.uk/rockrider-81 ... 68918.html

£400

Voodoo Bantu

http://www.halfords.com/webapp/wcs/stor ... e=shopping

£300

Decathlon Rockrider 5.3

http://www.decathlon.co.uk/rockrider-53 ... 06682.html

Ideally you want to at least sit on the bike for size. If it doesn't fit then try something else, but always try and get that all important hydro fork.

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Re: Got £300-500 to spend? Want a new bike? READ THIS!

Postby supersonic » Tue Jul 21, 2015 12:37 pm

Many of these are now unavailable, so will be updated. For now, look at this:

http://www.decathlon.co.uk/rockrider-560-mountain-bike-id_8293151.html

Rockshox xc32 air fork, 10 speed Deore/SLX. For £400?!!!


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