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Shopping list for newbie

Discussion in 'Mountain Biking, Trials and BMX' started by meadows, 13 Feb 2018 at 10:12.

  1. meadows

    meadows Active Member

    North Devon , UK
    Hi guys
    After spending some time on the road I finally caved in and joined my friends on a trail ride, which I loved so much, had so much fun. With this in mind looking at getting a bike soon, I am currently borrowing a friends Cotic he built up (which eh wont sell) anyways I have started on working up a shopping list for a hardtail. Could you guys have a look and give me pointers and what do you think a decent 2nd hand bike would cost with the criteria. The basis for the whole bike would be a decent steel frame, like the cotic or maybe the orange P7
    many thanks in advance

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    Last edited: 13 Feb 2018 at 11:25
  2. Drago

    Drago Guru

    Not at work
    What about the frame? Far more important than everything bolted to it. Settle on the spec/materials you want first and make your shortlist from that. All the groupset bling in the World won't make a poor frame ride any better, but a brilliant frame with even a fairly mediocre group set can be a joy.
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