Any recommendations for Mountain Bike small budget

Discussion in 'Mountain Biking, Trials and BMX' started by gmw492, 29 Dec 2017.

  1. gmw492

    gmw492 Well-Known Member

  2. Cycleops

    Cycleops Veteran

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    Accra, Ghana
    Decathlon have some good bikes at reasonable prices. https://www.decathlon.co.uk/rockrider-560-mountain-bike-275-black-red-id_8364715.html
    At this price point all will likely have hydraulic discs.

    The Bizango from Halfords has had some very good reviews http://www.halfords.com/cycling/bikes/mountain-bikes/voodoo-bizango-29er-mountain-bike-2016 Even got MTB of the year.

    http://www.bikeradar.com/mtb/gear/c...hardtail/product/voodoo-bizango-review-50627/
     
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  3. meta lon

    meta lon Guru

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    gmw492

    gmw492 Well-Known Member

    ok thanks
     
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  6. Liz Su

    Liz Su Über Member

    Halfords have a few around that price that are generally well liked.
     
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  7. SkipdiverJohn

    SkipdiverJohn Senior Member

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    All you need for a ride in the woods is a solid frame basic MTB, and you could easily pick up a perfectly suitable one secondhand for £50 or less on one of those online auction sites. You don't need disc brakes either.
     
  8. Cycleops

    Cycleops Veteran

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  9. 2017 Marin Pine Mountain , LINKY :okay:

    I got mine for £549 from Rutland but stock everywhere seems sparse now, and prices seem higher, but, if you can find one for what I paid then grab it while you can, it's a great great bike.
     
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  10. SkipdiverJohn

    SkipdiverJohn Senior Member

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    One reason I think there is so much bargain-priced secondhand stuff about, is that a lot of newbies get carried away and spend significant amounts on brand new bikes in a big burst of enthusiasm that often doesn't last. They soon give up using their bikes and they get shoved in the garden shed and forgotten. After a few years, they come to light during a clear out and then get sold off, having covered very little mileage, for a fraction of what they cost originally. By that time, the original purchase price is mentally written of as "water under the bridge" and the seller doesn't feel the same pain they would have done if they'd sold the bike after only 3 months. Bicycles, particularly MTB's, must be one the most frequently bought, but then rarely used, objects owned by most households. One of mine, which is 23 years old, came to me with these funny conical plastic protectors still fitted over the wheel nuts. I'm sure they were sent out to the dealers from the Factory like that!
     
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  11. meta lon

    meta lon Guru

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    The other reason many are for sale is there stolen in large volume.
    So try not to help line the pocket of a thieving C#%T when you buy off gumtree or ebay
     
  12. SkipdiverJohn

    SkipdiverJohn Senior Member

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    Good point, although I think this is much more a problem with expensive stuff, not sub-£50 bikes from the 1990's. I'd want to see some paperwork if paying in the hundreds rather than tens of pounds. I'm happy enough that none of mine are bent, and I do have the dealer receipt for one, got it from original owner still living at same address.
     
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  13. bjellys

    bjellys Well-Known Member

  14. odav

    odav Guest

    I've got a Specialized Crosstrail and would thoroughly recommend them. They are classed as a hybrid, but given the huge tyre clearance, hydraulic discs, and firm front suspension, mine is excellent for most off road riding. The added bonus is that it is good to ride on the tarmac as well. New start at under £550, but can be picked up very reasonably second hand. It's a very versatile machine.

    I also use a 90's rigid mtb that cost me the grand sum of £5, and it can be ridden almost anywhere. It's cheep to maintain and I don't worry too much if I have to leave it locked somewhere.

    Both are good fun to ride on or off road, can be fitted with racks for commuting or touring.
     
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  15. NorthernDave

    NorthernDave Never used Über Member

    Officially it's a hybrid, but it's definitely MTB biased and will be found for a blast around the woods with the advantage of being fairly decent on road - the perennial Cyclechat favourite: the Carrera Subway from Halfords. ^_^
     
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