I'm pretty new and have £1500 burning a hole

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Rideradam
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I'm pretty new and have £1500 burning a hole

Postby Rideradam » Thu Feb 13, 2014 11:59 am

Hi all, I'm new to the forum, and would like your help.

I have searched for this answer, but with new bikes changing so often, I cannot find the answer.

I would like a full suspension all mountain bike, for less than £1200.

I will mainly be trail riding I would think, with a mixture of the Peak District and some bike parks.

What bike would be best suited, as I have many going around my head, from boardman team FS 650b, to giants reign 2, and other bikes too.

I would very much appreciate any guidance, as I don't really know what specs are good and bad, I would like full suspension though.

Thanks all for any help you give :)

KevChallis
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Re: I'm pretty new and have £1500 burning a hole

Postby KevChallis » Thu Feb 13, 2014 12:01 pm

Is it £1500 or £1200 bro lol?? I'm in pretty much the same boat, and have been looking at the reign 1, and trance x2, but I'm as new as you to MTB really
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Rideradam
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Re: I'm pretty new and have £1500 burning a hole

Postby Rideradam » Thu Feb 13, 2014 12:03 pm

Sorry, it is £1500

lexinoo
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Re: I'm pretty new and have £1500 burning a hole

Postby lexinoo » Thu Feb 13, 2014 15:24 pm

I am no expert so I'll leave it to others to advise ,but i keep being drawn to this salsa horsethief but I'm worried it might be a bit much for the trail centres (cannock/llandegla ) i normally ride at.It might be more suitable for you though?
http://www.billys.co.uk/english/group.p ... 2013Horse3

Cqc
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Re: I'm pretty new and have £1500 burning a hole

Postby Cqc » Thu Feb 13, 2014 15:50 pm

lexinoo wrote:I am no expert so I'll leave it to others to advise ,but i keep being drawn to this salsa horsethief but I'm worried it might be a bit much for the trail centres (cannock/llandegla ) i normally ride at.It might be more suitable for you though?
http://www.billys.co.uk/english/group.p ... 2013Horse3

29ers aren't great in drawing you into mtbing though IMO as they are bulkier and slower and less fun to ride.

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Re: I'm pretty new and have £1500 burning a hole

Postby AAddict » Thu Feb 13, 2014 20:07 pm

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tarbot18
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Re: I'm pretty new and have £1500 burning a hole

Postby tarbot18 » Thu Feb 13, 2014 20:38 pm

New giant trance 3 £1500 but most bike shops will give you 10% off that if you ask nicely 140mm travel and its red so it goes quicker ;-)
The family that rides together stays together !

Boardman Comp 29er 2013

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Re: I'm pretty new and have £1500 burning a hole

Postby Cqc » Thu Feb 13, 2014 20:46 pm

AAddict wrote:Two 2013 Giant Reign models heavily discounted at pauls cycles:

http://www.paulscycles.co.uk/m1b0s1p493 ... IGN-1-2013
http://www.paulscycles.co.uk/m1b0s1p494 ... IGN-2-2013

The reign 1 isn't great with its fox suspension, etc, although its very heavily discounted... The reign 2 however!!! GET THAT!!!

benchallinor
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Re: I'm pretty new and have £1500 burning a hole

Postby benchallinor » Fri Feb 14, 2014 12:29 pm

That Reign 2 looks like a decent buy. Similar spec to the Commencal Meta AM 4 2013 that I've also been looking at, but a couple of hundred quid cheaper and doesn't have to be ordered from Andorra!

I'm thinking that the Reign would be a good base that could be upgraded as and when I feel the need (new forks/shock perhaps one day). Is there any reason why this wouldn't be a good idea with this bike?

kammybear
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Re: I'm pretty new and have £1500 burning a hole

Postby kammybear » Fri Feb 14, 2014 13:01 pm

I'd say add another £99 and get the Cannondale Jekyll from Paulscycles instead!

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Re: I'm pretty new and have £1500 burning a hole

Postby hainman » Sun Feb 16, 2014 19:48 pm

Ive had the Reign 2 for nearly a year and its an awesome bike,Brought my riding and confidence on tenfold,
Giant Reign 2
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KevChallis
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Re: I'm pretty new and have £1500 burning a hole

Postby KevChallis » Sun Feb 16, 2014 20:40 pm

hainman wrote:Ive had the Reign 2 for nearly a year and its an awesome bike,Brought my riding and confidence on tenfold,


I went out on mine for the first time today, really enjoyed it!! Loved it infact!!!!
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