That on-one bike looks sexy!If you can find another couple of hundred quid you get a lot of bike for your money here
If you can't then this should do the job
Just seen the other thread in the correct 'What Bike' section!No.
Longer travel forks are used by more extreme or downhill mountain bikers.
It's a general cross country mountain bike which I think is what you want.Just seen the other thread in the correct 'What Bike' section!
Any views on this cheapo Boardman?
I'm an occasional mtb-er but I like doing one ride a week during the drier months.
My son rides on the road with me and I'd like to buy him an mtb for his upcoming birthday so he can join me. The budget is up to £500 for a hardtail.
not much difference between 100 and 120... Especially as you'll see a lot of 29ers with100s, the frame geometry means they don't have such long forks as 26ers or 650b
5'9" and 31 - quite old but never had an mtbnot much difference between 100 and 120... Especially as you'll see a lot of 29ers with100s, the frame geometry means they don't have such long forks as 26ers or 650b
How old is your lad? Or I suppose the proper question is how big is he?
Cheers!Bang for buck it's gotta be something from Decathlon, or a calibre from Go Outdoors, or a good trawl of some classifieds. You'd get a decent hard tail for £500 used, with proper components and everything. Have a look on Singeltrackworld or even post a wanted ad. You could try pink bike or eBay, it ain't rocket science, but the old buyer beware, it's easy to get stung.
Thing is, I hear you say, what is good componentry?
As a rule of thumb, for that money, used, I'd be looking for a hard tail, alloy or steel, with Rockshox, Fox or Xfusion fork, Shimano or SRAM chainset, (most likely Deore, Slx or xt cranks) pref Shimano brakes, and you'll find a mix of 9 or 10 speed at that budget. Don't get hung up on cassette or chainring wear, it's cheap enough to swap it for new, and you may even find some decent wheel sets on bikes at that budget.
I'll go and have a browse.
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