Looking for Mountain Bike

huggybear0

Well-Known Member
Hi

I am looking for a mountain bike for my wife.

19 inch frame. Nothing too high spec but a good make would be good. Looking to pay 150.

for example I have seen a Specialized Hardrock 3 years old 145.

if you have one for sale near me Surrey. Please let me know.

thanks

rob.
 

Smudge

Über Member
Location
Somerset
They have this at Go Outdoors, in 18 & 20" frame size.

https://www.gooutdoors.co.uk/15910008/diamondback-sync-10-15910008?utm_source=affiliate&utm_medium=affiliate&utm_campaign=http://www.digidip.net/&awc=3549_1579601660_37fdd71b368124fb98700f38fb30ac08

If you phone them, they will likely price match Merlin Cycles, that have this bike for £159, but only in a 22" frame.
 

Kernow_T

Senior Member
Location
Cornwall
My suggestion, fwiw, is to up the budget to say 225 if you can and look for one of a few bikes at a price that basically completely protects your investment. I recommend a Voodoo Bizango - I've seen a number of absolutely mint ones (barely ridden) go for 175-225 and even if you ride it regularly, as long as it's maintained you'd get £200 for it in 3 years time. Similarly look for 2018-2019 Bokor at £300 (I paid 270 - admittedly a rare bargain - for my 2019 one which had never seen a 'proper' MTB trail and only had one scuff on the fork where it'd been dropped) - it's got many more now but I expect someone would snap my hand off at 325 if it was for sale. It's better to buy something you'll really enjoy riding at £250-300 which will be worth 200-250 when you sell it in a couple years time than something less comfortable/capable for 150 that you'll sell for 100 in a cpl years time (if that's an option). All the best
 
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Slioch

Guru
Location
York
Just a thought, but is your wife an experienced cyclist or is she relatively new/coming back to it?

The reason I ask is that new bikes at the £160 mark are more likely to be heavy, which may be offputting to a newbie. Getting a decent bike on the second hand market may be the better way to go.
 
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huggybear0

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Hi. Yes she is new to it. I am just trying to the get best for the money. I think a decent second hand one maybe a good option. There don’t seem to be many bike sold on this site.
 
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huggybear0

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Hi any thoughts on Specialized pitch sport 2018 one is for sale at £200. Research says it’s an entry level bike.
 
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huggybear0

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2012 Specialized Hardrock £185

Spec is as follows:

Frameset: Specialized Hardrock - Red 26” - 17” (M), FSA headset fitted and Shimano Deore BB.

Front suspension: RockShox XC28 - Remote Lockout - Plush!

Crankset: Shimano Deore HT - 1 Speed.

Wheel set: AlexRim XD-Sport White - 32 H 26” - Smooth hubs and true.

Drivetrain: SRAM X4 Rear Derailleur + Shifter - Red Ceramic Alloy Jockey Wheels fitted.

Brakeset: Tektro Auriga Hydraulic Disc Brakes - 160mm Rotor - Nippy and freshly bled for sale with lever covers.

Handlebar: Wake 700mm - Black

Stem: Cansucc 50mm AM Stem

Seat/ Seatpost: WTB Volt + Bontrager Rhythm 30.9mm.
Pedals: Wellgo Plastic

Any suggestions
 
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