Advice on a few bikes.

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Jday373
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Advice on a few bikes.

Postby Jday373 » Sat Jan 05, 2013 23:22 pm

Hi there :)

so im about to get a new bike and i don't really know much about whats good on a bike and what isn't so i was wondering if i could please have some advice on a few of the bikes i have been looking at getting. I have around about $800 to spend. these are the bikes i have been looking at:

2012 GT Avalanche 2.0
http://evolutioncycles.co.nz/gt-bikes/2 ... nche%202.0

2013 GT Karakoram 4.0
http://evolutioncycles.co.nz/2013-GT-Ka ... =karakoram

Also is there any other similar priced bikes that you would recommended? and im 15 and 6ft3 and im still going to grow a bit more so would i need i need a 21 or 22 inch frame??

Thanks for the help :)

(money is in new zealand dollars by the way)

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Re: Advice on a few bikes.

Postby kammybear » Sat Jan 05, 2013 23:41 pm

Check out the Cubes.

They should be better specced for the same cash.

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Re: Advice on a few bikes.

Postby cooldad » Sun Jan 06, 2013 00:00 am

Kia Ora mate.
Difficult to tell, this is a UK based site, so prices, spec etc are hard to compare, but I would go for the Avalanche of those two. Maybe marginally better forks, hydraulic brakes.
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Re: Advice on a few bikes.

Postby Jday373 » Sun Jan 06, 2013 00:25 am

Kia ora to you as well mate. Thanks for that I had been leaning towards the avalanche. I converted the money and it came came to about 410 pounds if that helps people out.

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Re: Advice on a few bikes.

Postby cooldad » Sun Jan 06, 2013 00:35 am

Not really. You could get better here for that sort of money. Much better in the USA. But NZ is quite a small market and far away from everywhere. I found bike there expensive. I used Bike Barn and bought models that were a few years old and they wanted to get rid of to fit new stock in. Last one was marked down from $1800 to $600. But it was a while back.
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