Nearly 59 and want a new bike

Discussion in 'Bikes and Buying Advice - What Bike?' started by Neil woods, 25 Feb 2018.

  1. Neil woods

    Neil woods New Member

    Location:
    Newmarket
    hi all.. new to this.
    Just getting in the saddle.

    Have a limited budget and have see the following:

    Cycle king -
    Ammaco Team 4.0 29" Wheel MTB Front Suspension Black/Green

    or from Halfords a career vengance.

    What should I go for given budget ?
     
  2. Banjo

    Banjo Fuelled with Jelly Babies

    Location:
    South Wales
    Hello Neil It all depends what you want to do with it.

    If you are riding on roads or smooth paths you don't need a mountain bike with suspension and knobbly tyres. A mountain bike is harder work to pedal on roads.
     
  3. Specialeyes

    Specialeyes Über Member

    Location:
    Essex
    Second hand, Decathlon or Halfords would be my recommendations. I presume you're in the South East somewhere if you have a local Cycle King so you should also be within striking distance of a branch of Decathlon. Their road and hybrid bikes are excellent value for money. Ammaco bikes from Cycle King are a false economy really with lower grade componentry and can be discouragingly heavy which is an important consideration when starting out.
     
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  4. Spiderweb

    Spiderweb Veteran

    Location:
    North Yorkshire
    Last edited: 25 Feb 2018
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  5. Drago

    Drago Guru

    Location:
    Poshamptonshire.
    Vengeance without a shadow of a doubt.
     
  6. roadrash

    roadrash cycle chatterer

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  7. Cycleops

    Cycleops Guru

    Location:
    Accra, Ghana
    As @Banjo says what’s the intended use? Ammaco is a cheap brand, you can do better as in the Vengeance. Both are going to be heavy as compared to a hybrid or road bike. A crossover bike like the one linked above is a good compromise.
    Having bought from Cycle King in the past I wouldn’t buy from there again.

    The other thing is size, how tall are you and what’s your inside leg measurement? You need to get the right size frame.

    BTW welcome to the forum.
     
    Last edited: 25 Feb 2018
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  8. biggs682

    biggs682 Smile a mile bike provider

    Location:
    Northamptonshire
    thanks @roadrash

    @Neil woods as others have said 2 different bikes there , so road or off road ?

    not sure where you are based in the uk but if near to Northamptonshire you are welcome to come and try these 2 road bikes i have for sale

    The Carrera is a nice bike that would be at home with a bit of gentle tow path useage or a bit of off roading Carrera Tanneri cx bike 21.3"

    whilst the Cannondale is more of a road bike 2016 Cannondale Synapse Claris

    both are very nice bikes with not a lot of use
     
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  9. Spiderweb

    Spiderweb Veteran

    Location:
    North Yorkshire
    Think the op is wanting a front suspension mountain bike. Both the Ammaco 4.0 & Carerra Vengeance he mentions are MTB’s.
     
  10. roadrash

    roadrash cycle chatterer

    my mistake , I thought the vengeance was a road bike
     
  11. I personally wouldn't opt for front suspension unless I was downhill mtb'ing as to me otherwise its an energy sapping unnecessary weight. But that aside CK tend to purvey way too heavy bikes of poor quality, H'fords have got a better reputation on that front. I'd go for the Carerra or check out Decathlon.
     
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  12. I dont understand what age has got to do with a new bike.
     
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  13. OP
    OP
    Neil woods

    Neil woods New Member

    Location:
    Newmarket
    Thanks guys for all your advise.
    After trying each bike and speaking each retailer to gauge their responses to questions I had, I decided that I’d go for
    The decathlon rockrider520

    Looking frwd to taking her out on the forest trail with young son
     
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  14. biggs682

    biggs682 Smile a mile bike provider

    Location:
    Northamptonshire
    hats good then , enjoy it
     
  15. Specialeyes

    Specialeyes Über Member

    Location:
    Essex
    Cracking bike - enjoy! :smile:
     
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