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PostPosted: Mon Nov 26, 2012 6:31 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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Location: Suffolk
ok here goes


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/300822157152? ... 1423.l2649

and

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/221159080777? ... 1423.l2649


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 26, 2012 7:36 pm 
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I'm sure one of the more knowledgeable members will be along soon, but I think that, with patience, you can get better for your money.

Scott and GT are both very reputable. The GT would retail at about £300 new. Not sure about the Scott I'm afraid.

From your selections, I'm guessing that you want a fairly modern looking aluminium hardtail, with a budget of £100 or so?

If you look through retailer's websites, Bikepedia, and the catalogues on Retrobike, you will sort of see the hierarchy for a given manufacturer. A quick poke around on Gumtree shows that you could get something a level or two higher - say originally £500+. None of these links are in Suffolk I'm afraid, and may not fit your height, but they do give you an idea of what is out there ........

http://www.gumtree.com/p/for-sale/marin ... 1003898131
http://www.gumtree.com/p/for-sale/gt-av ... 1003829431
http://www.gumtree.com/p/for-sale/speci ... 1003677409
http://www.gumtree.com/p/for-sale/marin ... 1003688803
http://www.gumtree.com/p/for-sale/mount ... 1003766281


Hope this helps.

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 26, 2012 9:37 pm 
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What's your budget... What's your era of riding ?
What's you bike mechanical skills ?

What bikes on here do you like the look of (link to the posts)

As a long forked dowhill bike certainly does give me a good 'look', but I'm from an era in the early 90's like most of us here (retrobike ;)) and I certainly wouldn't want to be impressing anyone on my bikes just to go to work.
And £100 probably wouldn't get you a lot of suspension quality are decent finish for the later bikes.


Does this sort of bike appeal ?
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/carrera-bansh ... 20cd8eab4d


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 26, 2012 10:06 pm 
Dirt Disciple

Joined: Sat Nov 24, 2012 6:15 pm
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Location: Suffolk
Well for a first project I'm not looking at going mad with a high budget. Around 100 quid max I'd say, for now!

Used to BMX as a kid, and Mountain biking off and on since the 90s with a big gap from 2000, so out of touch really!

Have realised, thanks to the advice on here, a hardtail is prob my best option. I can do a DH another time!

So many great bikes on the forum..I'd just like to start with a half decent frame, as if I'm going to add/replace parts, I'll get the best I can afford, so don't want to be putting good stuff on a poor frame..

Do like the fatter frames..Any recommendations?

PS..Trawling ebay!


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