Recreational mounting biking

Discuss the eternal "Which fork/bike/tyres should I buy?" questions.
andrewgrundill

Recreational mounting biking

Postby andrewgrundill » Mon Apr 01, 2013 20:28 pm

hi some of you may know me.

im looking to do some mountain biking for fun im not going to go mental crazy and ride down mount Everest on it. maybe thou a few forest couple of parks and some trails nothing hard-core. as most of you know or might guest by my past rambling's im not exactly rich. so I was browsing decathlon site and came across this bike I know its not much but it seems okay to me and its cheap which is most important.

jus a couple of questions which I be able to install disc brakes in the future.
if I decided I wanna go cycle down a mountain is there room for upgrades ?

http://www.decathlon.co.uk/rockrider-51 ... nformation

thank you

User avatar
cooldad
Posts: 28170
Joined: Sat Apr 17, 2010 22:01 pm

Re: Recreational mounting biking

Postby cooldad » Mon Apr 01, 2013 20:43 pm

Can't see if the frame has disc mounts. The forks do, but you'd need brakes and new wheels, so not worth it IMO.
At some point you need to stop starting threads and buy something.
I don't do smileys.

There is no secret ingredient - Kung Fu Panda

London Calling on Facebook

Parktools

User avatar
Jedi Master
Posts: 659
Joined: Mon Jul 14, 2003 03:27 am

Re: Recreational mounting biking

Postby Jedi Master » Mon Apr 01, 2013 20:44 pm

One of the photos shows the back end of the bike, and it has no discs mounts that I can see.

andrewgrundill

Re: Recreational mounting biking

Postby andrewgrundill » Mon Apr 01, 2013 20:49 pm

cooldad wrote:Can't see if the frame has disc mounts. The forks do, but you'd need brakes and new wheels, so not worth it IMO.
At some point you need to stop starting threads and buy something.


will be buying on 12th april as a early birthday present for myself. this looks like the best quality by far for my price range

andrewgrundill

Re: Recreational mounting biking

Postby andrewgrundill » Mon Apr 01, 2013 21:02 pm

Jedi Master wrote:One of the photos shows the back end of the bike, and it has no discs mounts that I can see.


I see two holes in the back of the frame not the side the gears are mounted on if you get my meaning try photo shop it for people

andrewgrundill

Re: Recreational mounting biking

Postby andrewgrundill » Mon Apr 01, 2013 21:14 pm

Image I presume front disc mounts?

Image confused possible rear disc mounts?

User avatar
cooldad
Posts: 28170
Joined: Sat Apr 17, 2010 22:01 pm

Re: Recreational mounting biking

Postby cooldad » Mon Apr 01, 2013 21:32 pm

Still going to cost you more than the bike is worth to convert, even if they are.
The rest of the bits are pretty dire as well. Steel bars etc.
Not worth upgrading IMO.
I don't do smileys.

There is no secret ingredient - Kung Fu Panda

London Calling on Facebook

Parktools

andrewgrundill

Re: Recreational mounting biking

Postby andrewgrundill » Mon Apr 01, 2013 21:40 pm

cooldad wrote:Still going to cost you more than the bike is worth to convert, even if they are.
The rest of the bits are pretty dire as well. Steel bars etc.
Not worth upgrading IMO.


not really considering its £159.99 brand new in box

probably convert on the cheap using ebay and other second hand outlets.

Chunkers1980
Posts: 7909
Joined: Tue Feb 10, 2009 14:12 pm

Re: Recreational mounting biking

Postby Chunkers1980 » Mon Apr 01, 2013 21:49 pm

Wheels aren't disc.

Seriously, find the extra to get the better rockrider.

andrewgrundill

Re: Recreational mounting biking

Postby andrewgrundill » Mon Apr 01, 2013 22:01 pm

Chunkers1980 wrote:Wheels aren't disc.

Seriously, find the extra to get the better rockrider.


there is no extra really this looks nice for the price I think

User avatar
Tom Barton
Posts: 500
Joined: Mon Feb 02, 2009 12:31 pm

Re: Recreational mounting biking

Postby Tom Barton » Mon Apr 01, 2013 22:09 pm

If your budget is this low you could consider second hand and hold maybe 40 quid in reserve incase it needs a service.. ebay search the big brand bikes and see what crops up - as per usual beware anything that looks too good to be true - such as high end bikes or odd requests for meeting and pick ups.. It mihgt bring the big brands budget bikes into your reach and even though its second hand the kit will be better than the decathalon bike which is very basic.

andrewgrundill

Re: Recreational mounting biking

Postby andrewgrundill » Mon Apr 01, 2013 22:14 pm

Tom Barton wrote:If your budget is this low you could consider second hand and hold maybe 40 quid in reserve incase it needs a service.. ebay search the big brand bikes and see what crops up - as per usual beware anything that looks too good to be true - such as high end bikes or odd requests for meeting and pick ups.. It mihgt bring the big brands budget bikes into your reach and even though its second hand the kit will be better than the decathalon bike which is very basic.



im gonna check the various second hand site's when I get payed but it would have to be close enough for me to pick up.

you never know I might get something better but it would have to be almost new quality

User avatar
supersonic
Lives Here
Posts: 81828
Joined: Fri Nov 25, 2005 11:50 am

Re: Recreational mounting biking

Postby supersonic » Mon Apr 01, 2013 23:15 pm

It's a good bike for the money. As it is. Not for upgrading. Will cost a LOT to put discs on it, not worth it.

andrewgrundill

Re: Recreational mounting biking

Postby andrewgrundill » Mon Apr 01, 2013 23:33 pm

supersonic wrote:It's a good bike for the money. As it is. Not for upgrading. Will cost a LOT to put discs on it, not worth it.



yh it will need new wheels are new disc brakes . I can possibly do that over time depending if it really needs it as for the bike it looks good for the money and probably the one I will end up buying if I don't find anything else new for my budget

thanks for feedback

User avatar
supersonic
Lives Here
Posts: 81828
Joined: Fri Nov 25, 2005 11:50 am

Re: Recreational mounting biking

Postby supersonic » Mon Apr 01, 2013 23:44 pm

What is your budget? It was £300 in another post!

andrewgrundill

Re: Recreational mounting biking

Postby andrewgrundill » Tue Apr 02, 2013 00:08 am

supersonic wrote:What is your budget? It was £300 in another post!


it was originally £300 but other more important expense's popped up in this month list of things to buy im going for a interview about a college course I want to do to improve my job prospects and need to visit my hairdresser and buy nice new clothes so I can make a good impression as space on the course is limited and I want to look like I mean business. :D

sorry if it confusing I only found out that I had been offered a interview late last week.

im budgeting around £175 max for bike including postage (atm could change depending on cost of clothes)
around £110 for clothes shirt, trousers, cuff links etc.
around £15 for hair dresser

User avatar
97th choice
Posts: 2248
Joined: Sat Oct 24, 2009 21:37 pm

Re: Recreational mounting biking

Postby 97th choice » Tue Apr 02, 2013 07:15 am

andrewgrundill wrote:
supersonic wrote:What is your budget? It was £300 in another post!



im budgeting around £175 max for bike including postage (atm could change depending on cost of clothes)
around £110 for clothes shirt, trousers, cuff links etc.
around £15 for hair dresser


Is this a wind up?
Too-ra-loo-ra, too-ra-loo-rye, aye

Giant Trance
Radon ZR 27.5 Race
Btwin Alur700
Merida CX500

andrewgrundill

Re: Recreational mounting biking

Postby andrewgrundill » Tue Apr 02, 2013 10:10 am

97th choice wrote:
andrewgrundill wrote:
supersonic wrote:What is your budget? It was £300 in another post!



im budgeting around £175 max for bike including postage (atm could change depending on cost of clothes)
around £110 for clothes shirt, trousers, cuff links etc.
around £15 for hair dresser


Is this a wind up?


what bit trips you up sport?

if it clothes part this may help.

clothes plural of clothes (Noun)

Noun

1.Items worn to cover the body.

Synonyms

clothing - dress - apparel - raiment - wear - garb

I cant see how I can be any more clear on the bike there's a bike a for £159.99 im going to buy it more then likely

or are you confused by the concept of hairdressers

hairdressers plural of hair·dress·er

Noun

A person who cuts and styles hair as an occupation. usually in return for payment


please get back to me so I can instruct you in how to reply appropriately

thank you.

User avatar
97th choice
Posts: 2248
Joined: Sat Oct 24, 2009 21:37 pm

Re: Recreational mounting biking

Postby 97th choice » Tue Apr 02, 2013 10:27 am

Your budget and expectations change so rapidly that you are completely wasting peoples time. However, I'm sure there's a cuff links forum somewhere where you can get buying advice too.
Too-ra-loo-ra, too-ra-loo-rye, aye

Giant Trance
Radon ZR 27.5 Race
Btwin Alur700
Merida CX500

andrewgrundill

Re: Recreational mounting biking

Postby andrewgrundill » Tue Apr 02, 2013 10:29 am

97th choice wrote:Your budget and expectations change so rapidly that you are completely wasting peoples time. However, I'm sure there's a cuff links forum somewhere where you can get buying advice too.



so it was the cuff links im happy to provide a definition of them if you require :D

while were on the subject what do you think of these.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/8147-Twist-Cuff ... _jewelry_0


Return to “MTB Buying Advice”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Don B and 2 guests