Help choosing a new mountain bike

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phezman
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Help choosing a new mountain bike

Postby phezman » Tue Feb 19, 2013 08:01 am

Hi everyone, I'm pretty new to the whole mountain biking thing and I'm in the market for my first 'proper' bike. I've got a budget of about £500-800 through the cycle to work scheme (not one that includes halfords but my local shop sells most brands). I've done a bit of looking and come up with a few names. Any thoughts/suggestions would be greatly appreciated! I'm undecided between -
rockrider 8.1
rockrider 9.1

but i am very open to suggestions
I'll be going about 50/50 on roads and some offroad stuff in the local woods/ maybe further afield in future.
thanks in advance

petriodet
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Re: Help choosing a new mountain bike

Postby petriodet » Tue Feb 19, 2013 09:22 am

why couldn't this go in your other thread?

snoopsmydogg
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Re: Help choosing a new mountain bike

Postby snoopsmydogg » Tue Feb 19, 2013 10:08 am

is your local shop decathlon? otherwise you may struggle to get the rockrider

phezman
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Re: Help choosing a new mountain bike

Postby phezman » Tue Feb 19, 2013 13:36 pm

snoopsmydogg wrote:is your local shop decathlon? otherwise you may struggle to get the rockrider
it's not, but I could get to a decathlon shop without any trouble.

chrisw333
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Re: Help choosing a new mountain bike

Postby chrisw333 » Tue Feb 19, 2013 15:55 pm

As you know they are both good bikes for the money. Your decision is whether you want full suss or hardtail.

For the type of riding you describe I would have thought a hardtail may suit you better, but have a read around the subject and see what you think.


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