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LP
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off topic - mountain bikers

Post by LP » Wed 21 Mar, 2007 10:02

anyone on here in to mountain biking ? after a few years off am upgrading from hard tail to full sus - dont know whether to go for 2nd hand premium (£1k - £1.5k when new) bike or new iro £800 - 1000.
any advice?
I am reading the usual mb forums - just interested in advice from someone on here that I (sort of) know.
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Post by paulg » Wed 21 Mar, 2007 10:39

Fellow MTBer here. Went to full sus back in '99, and still running the same bike (Specialized FSR XC Pro). Try the Specialized FSR XC range if you're into general cross country stuff. Can't go wrong with them. Copes with all sorts, including more extreme stuff like Coed Y brenin, etc.

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Post by LP » Wed 21 Mar, 2007 11:22

was looking at the GT i-drive range - they seem to have some decent bikes - a mate has also told me that he can get Cannondales at trade plus VAT - so may have a look there.
I have a boot rack on the Z - was wondering if i could strap the bike on it - have you ever tried ?

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Post by Austin Powers » Wed 21 Mar, 2007 14:59

Another MTBiker reporting to duty.
I ride fullys for 8 years now.
Used to use Cannondales, then swaped to BMW (it's true, don't ask), currently I have two, CC and "enduro".
Would highly recommend the Rush model from Cannondale. It has been a while since I ride such a nice bike...go on and test it. You'll see this is the one to get.
Specialized is also an option. All I hear are positive comments.
Lappiere could also be an option.
Make a good choice and TEST THE BIKE BEFORE YOU BUY IT. If it "fits". I am sure you have a specialized dealer that rents test bikes...
Are you familiar with this page?

http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/

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Post by LP » Wed 21 Mar, 2007 15:06

yes - I have spent most of the last two weeks reading it.
Thanks for the tips - keep 'em coming.
LP

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Post by Austin Powers » Wed 21 Mar, 2007 15:16

A few online stores to check out:

Europe:

IT:

www.gambacicli.it

www.shockbike.com

www.hotchain.com

www.ciclidrigani.com

www.bikeonline.it

www.bicimania.it

www.bici.it

www.bikeplanet.it

www.inbike.it

www.zonabici.it

www.nencinisport.it

www.newenergystore.com

www.weinert.it

www.h3ostore.com

www.mondomtb.com

www.bunnyhop.it

www.supercrossbike.com

www.bicishop.it

www.biciclettaonline.it

www.sporteciclo.it

www.officinagirardi.it

www.itsbicycletime.it

www.bikesportfortunato.com

www.sipav.it

www.sport-bike.it


DE:

www.bike-box.de

www.bike-discount.de

www.bike-components.de

www.bike-mailorder.de

www.100prozentbike.de

www.bikeparts-online.de

www.hibike.de

www.mob-bikes.de

www.bikediscount.com

www.mtb24.de

www.bikenet24.de

www.bike-stuff.com

www.burningcookie.de

www.wheels-world24.de

www.next-level-shop.de

www.bicycles.de

www.globetrotter.de

www.freestylerbikes.de

www.joker-sports.de

www.starbike.com

www.speedhunter.de

www.tnc-hamburg.de

www.bike-side.com

www.kultbikeshop.de

www.bikeimperium.de

www.bike-box-extreme.de

www.probike-koblenz.de

www.bikemarkt.org

www.bike-brake.com

www.fahrradversand.de

www.brennaborshop.de

www.roadbikes.de

www.radnormal.de

www.bikeshop4u.de

www.profirad.de

www.bikerstreff.de

www.adano.de

www.fahrrad-teileshop.de

www.komponentix.de

www.bmxer.de

www.raddiscount.de

www.freestylerbikes.de

www.race-worx.de

www.bike-x-perts.com

www.poison-bikes.de

www.egle-parts.de

www.mtb-restposten.de

www.zweirad-stadler.com

www.actionsports.de

www.der-fahrradladen.de

www.roadbikes.de

www.trailattack-shop.de

www.extremertuechtigung.com/shop/

www.hergarden.de

www.rogollsrennradreich.de

www.rosso-sport.de

www.delta-bike.de

www.cycles4u.de

www.pole-position-parts.de

www.bikearea.de

www.radsport-ludwig.de

http://shop.cnc-bike.de

www.bruegelmann-shop.de

www.bikx.com

www.chill-out.org

www.best-bike-parts.de

www.preiswerte-fahrradteile.de

www.minibarista.de

http://connections-mainz.de/schoen


UK:

www.bikedock.com

www.ukbikestore.co.uk

www.chainreactioncycles.com

www.stifsport.com

www.leisurelakesbikes.com

www.wadescycles.co.uk

www.simplythebike.co.uk

www.allterraincycles.co.uk

www.cyclesurgery.com

www.edinburgh-bicycle.co.uk

www.winstanleysbikes.co.uk

www.cyclexpress.co.uk

www.discountbicycles.co.uk

www.cyclestore.co.uk

www.realcycles.com

www.airevalleycycles.com

www.outsydecycles.com

www.bikepedlar.co.uk

www.pedalon.co.uk

www.bicyclemagic.com

www.cyclesmart.co.uk

www.cobr.co.uk

www.bike-shed.com

www.merlincycles.co.uk

www.cyclingbargains.com

www.totalcycling.com

www.evanscycles.com

www.wheelspincycles.com

www.fisheroutdoor.co.uk

www.jdcycles.co.uk

www.settlecycles.co.uk

www.awcycles.co.uk

www.bromleybike.com

www.cyclesense.co.uk

www.xpedia.co.uk

www.chevincycles.com

www.richmondcycles.co.uk

www.primera-bournemouth.co.uk

www.gbcycles.co.uk

www.jormabike.com

www.nwmtb.com

www.bionicsports.com

www.parker-international.co.uk

www.withingtoncycles.co.uk

www.winstanleysbmx.com

www.bikefilth.com

www.wheelbase.co.uk

www.gearshift.co.uk

www.sjscycles.com

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Post by LP » Wed 21 Mar, 2007 16:12

thanks Austin - great list, should keep me busy for a while

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Re: off topic - mountain bikers

Post by laworm » Thu 05 Feb, 2015 12:44

i bought my bike at http://www.radonline.de.

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Re: off topic - mountain bikers

Post by Davejue1 » Thu 05 Feb, 2015 17:01

Wow! That's what you call digging up the past! :D
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Re: off topic - mountain bikers

Post by Koolflyer » Thu 05 Feb, 2015 18:21

Myself and Rocky Dave been keen 'MTB'ers' (esp RD) for many years, trails, long distance(200+ miles) with all our gear plus also 'Roadies', full carbon. As far as MTB, Dave has a Rock Mountain full sus, which has given him years of service. I started at the bottom with a Carrera Kraken hard tail which gave very good service but then went down the full sus path and bought a GT i-Drive, a good bike but carried a weight penalty (nick named by my biking mates as the "Brunel Bomber!". When I got my carbon fibre Trek road bike I soon got rid of the GT and bought a Scott Spark full sus from Rutland Cycles (local). It's not carbon fibre but its seriously light, with great spec and suspension lock out at my finger tips on the handle bars. Release the lockout and it'll handle most off road stuff, and ask RD I love night riding in forests plus going off the tracks too!! As far as the price, it depends on how much you want to spend. IMHO spending less than £1000 on a full sus MTB is pushing it with quality and weight. My Scott cost £1500 in the autumn sale (good time to buy, as next years stock coming on line) and what a difference. You can go on spending a whole shed load, but if you have to answer to the other half :roll:?? On the other hand, if your not doing much 'real' off road then a hard tail should be better. When we do our longer trips and not much off roading (Celtic Trail in June 200+) I bought another Kraken as new off ebay for about £250 3 years ago. Infact for these trips we all use hard tails.

It just depends on what you want to do with the thing and I'd advise not to buy cheap, as you will regret it! Autumn sales a good time to buy and haggle, because they desperate to shift last years stock. Thats my honest opinion, others my differ, so also read the MTB mags........loads on the shelf. Good luck :rtm: :thumb:
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