Beginners mountain bike - advice please!

Discussion in 'Bikes and Buying Advice - What Bike?' started by Bradfield23, 14 Apr 2019.

  1. Bradfield23

    Bradfield23 New Member


    I am looking to pick up a beginners mountain bike, predominantly for casual cycling on roads, in woodlands and along footpaths etc. My preferred budget is around £300 but I could stretch to £400 depending whether the extra money would be worth it. I'm really not looking for anything flashy at all. I'm 23, around 5"7 and 14 stone.

    I've found a few online - see links below. Are these decent beginner bikes? Struggling to decide as I know nothing about bikes so don't really understand the specs at all.

    Any help would be much appreciated - feel free to post suggestions etc!
  2. Cycleops

    Cycleops Guru

    Accra, Ghana
    Decathlon bikes are pretty decent value and you're bound n to have one near you.
    You really don't need a mountain bike the type of cycling you'll be doing, you might find a hybrid better.
    Entry level bikes with front suspension have poor quality forks which you really don't need anyway.
    At that price point a MTB will be about 4kg heavier than non sus hybrid which you'll real feel on the hills.
    What about this?
    Last edited: 14 Apr 2019
    Spiderweb likes this.
  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice