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Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by steve134, 7 Jul 2007.

  1. steve134

    steve134 New Member

    Location:
    birmingham
    HI Everbody just registered here, was on wmb forum but its all changed (not for the better i might add) just thought i would say "hi". I will be looking to get a new bike for me and the mrs within the next 2 months i personnally like the tyax elite (any thoughts) but no idea what to get the other half. Plan on doing nothing extreme just some xc in local park and getting to and from work. budget will be around £300. Cheers for any advice
     
  2. Andy in Sig

    Andy in Sig Vice President in Exile

    Tyax Elite? Sounds like a tax efficient hedge fund. Welcome anyway. Most of us are new here and we seem to mostly be refugees from C+.
     
  3. punkypossum

    punkypossum Donut Devil

    Tyax Elite is the most recommended sub-300mtb...However, also look at the Avalanche, GT Aggressor, etc. plus make sure you get a testride so you know it fits.

    I believe the tyax elite is a bit of a nightmare to find at the moment as it seems to be out of stock pretty much everywhere.

    I ride a trek 4300 which admittedly has a worse spec than the mongoose, but it was the bike that fitted perfectly - no point in getting a bargain if it doesn't fit...
     
  4. Assuming you're taking about mtb...If you're on a budget of £300 then I'd be looking at second hand. You're not going to get a decent ride for that money from new really - GT aggressor, Specialized hardrock, claude butler, giant terrago all do mmodels in that price range - for my money they're all a bit harsh and the parts wear out really quickly.

    Singletrack classifieds have some great bargains on them, so just keep an eye out there. Also Ebay. The best bit of research you can do is on what size frame would be right for you. By all means go down your LBS and test a few makes for size, and then look out for something second hand. You'll get a lot more for your money that way.
     
  5. OP
    OP
    steve134

    steve134 New Member

    Location:
    birmingham
    Ok kirstie thanks for that, so then if i up my budget to around £450 - £500 i will get something good with parts that will last because this will be my only bike and i will not be getting another one after this.
     
  6. Mister Paul

    Mister Paul Honky

    Location:
    North Somerset
    Check out Edinburgh Bike co-op. Their own-brand bikes (Revolution) are pretty highly rated, and within your price range.

    http://www.edinburghbicycle.com
     
  7. Trembler49

    Trembler49 Veteran

    Location:
    Portimao, Portugal
    We went to Decathlon to get a bike for my daughter, £300 will get you a very nice MTB there.

    What you get for your money has improved enormously in the last ten years.