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PostPosted: Sun Jan 06, 2013 8:19 pm 
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im looking to get a full suspension bike as my knees need a bit of help now. I have been looking at new and there are some good deals out there. but im also open to second hand so I thought I would ask the good folks on here what a good second hand buy would be as a first full susser


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 06, 2013 8:45 pm 
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What do you want it for Dh, XC, FR ? and how much are you looking to spend ?


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 06, 2013 8:46 pm 
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sorry xc


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 06, 2013 10:09 pm 
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Ball park budget?

If you are going very new, then a grand will buy you a decent rig.

If you spend wisely you can pick up an older full susser as light as your weight will allow for £500 ready to rock and roll.

Really spoilt for choice.

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 06, 2013 10:11 pm 
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I have about £800 at the mo. that was my thinking a good second hand one or a ok ish new one


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 06, 2013 10:19 pm 
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http://www.pedalon.co.uk/acatalog/giant-anthem-x3.html

Up the budget £100 and get this. No issues with worn parts, and lifetime warranty on the frame.

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 06, 2013 10:27 pm 
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gradeAfailure wrote:
http://www.pedalon.co.uk/acatalog/giant-anthem-x3.html

Up the budget £100 and get this. No issues with worn parts, and lifetime warranty on the frame.

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Good call, heard lots of good things about those, or there's arguably a much better bike....

http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?t=236572

Bloody lovely bike that. Really staring to get a thing for Cannondales again.


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 06, 2013 10:29 pm 
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that could be just the thing for me


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 06, 2013 10:35 pm 
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Which one the Cannondale or Giant ? Personally a 2100 quid bike with less than 100miles on it for 850....btw I have no affiliation with the seller it's just a bloody bargain.


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 06, 2013 10:37 pm 
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both to be honest


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