WANT TO BUY A MOUNTAIN BIKE £1000-£1400

Discuss the eternal "Which fork/bike/tyres should I buy?" questions.
ross121
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WANT TO BUY A MOUNTAIN BIKE £1000-£1400

Postby ross121 » Sun Apr 27, 2014 09:42 am

Hi I need a new mountain bike to go around Cannock Chase Trails, at the min im using a hardtail.
iv looked at a few but don't no what is good or bad
NEED HELP

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Re: WANT TO BUY A MOUNTAIN BIKE £1000-£1400

Postby Antm81 » Sun Apr 27, 2014 10:18 am

Post up some links to this you like to help narrow it down to start with


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Re: WANT TO BUY A MOUNTAIN BIKE £1000-£1400

Postby Antm81 » Sun Apr 27, 2014 10:45 am

Of those i would go with the virus escarpe 1 if it's in a suitable size (only 16" left I think) the revelation fork is a good one, then it would be the other escarpe, it's not as well specced being a newer model, such as having the sektor fork which is a lower model. The ghost looks ok too but I've no experience of the rst forks. The sunn bikes may have quite a lot of travel at 170mm so may be a little too burly, especially coming from a hardtail.

Try having a look here http://www.paulscycles.co.uk have some good deals on previous years models.

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Re: WANT TO BUY A MOUNTAIN BIKE £1000-£1400

Postby ross121 » Sun Apr 27, 2014 11:02 am

what bike would you recommend if you was buying one but not the ones iv looked at?
the first sunn bike is the one I prefer looks of

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Re: WANT TO BUY A MOUNTAIN BIKE £1000-£1400

Postby Antm81 » Sun Apr 27, 2014 11:08 am

I've got a giant trance and rate it highly, the giant anthem is a very good bike too, just a less travel at 100mm. The boardmans at halfords get good reviews too.

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Re: WANT TO BUY A MOUNTAIN BIKE £1000-£1400

Postby ross121 » Sun Apr 27, 2014 13:25 pm

ok thanks :)

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Re: WANT TO BUY A MOUNTAIN BIKE £1000-£1400

Postby The Rookie » Mon Apr 28, 2014 07:18 am

What hardtail do you have and what do you feel are it's inadequacies you want to address?

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Re: WANT TO BUY A MOUNTAIN BIKE £1000-£1400

Postby ross121 » Mon Apr 28, 2014 07:52 am

its a trails bike frame DDG build it for lightness and easy riding use but then we found out about the chase trails and it would be nice to have full suspension.


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