Which kind of bike

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Miny
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Which kind of bike

Postby Miny » Tue Feb 19, 2013 21:29 pm

Had a carrera MTB for the past few years but want a new bike. Need some advice as to what to go for as not too sure about a few thinks. At the moment I just do trails in my local area. I want to be able to start entering fun events too. I'm 5' 2" and 123lbs.

Should I go for full suss or hardtail?

26 or 29 wheels?

Any more info welcome.
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Re: Which kind of bike

Postby supersonic » Tue Feb 19, 2013 21:52 pm

What is your budget?

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Re: Which kind of bike

Postby Miny » Tue Feb 19, 2013 23:06 pm

£1500

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Re: Which kind of bike

Postby miss notax » Wed Feb 20, 2013 13:51 pm

Well, i'm 5ft 4 and I don't realistically see how a 29er would work for me, so in my opinion you should probably look at 26 bikes. As for the full suss / hardtail debate it really depends on what you personally prefer! Perhaps try a few and see what you think?
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Re: Which kind of bike

Postby supersonic » Thu Feb 21, 2013 13:51 pm

Some very good bikes for this money: as above, I'd try and test some. What are the local shops like?

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Re: Which kind of bike

Postby Miny » Thu Feb 21, 2013 20:43 pm

There is nothing available locally to try, however, made a quick decision today as there was a bike advertised on gumtree in my size. A boardman which had only been used twice at a good price. It is the original one before they downgraded a few things. Went and had a try on it and it was fine.
This will do me for a while until I get the chance to try some more bikes although, this may be all the bike I might need.


Thanks for all the advice.

Miny


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