Suggestions for mountain bikes for trip

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adamb342
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Suggestions for mountain bikes for trip

Postby adamb342 » 25 Feb 2017, 3:48pm

Hey guys, I'm looking to rent a bicycle for a bike ride next month, have seen loads available so not sure which to go for.

Have seen a Dawes Giro 700, Raleigh Espirit, Apollo Feud and a Road Gint Defy 3 (EDIT : Graham : List others of interest. Please don't link to a company in your first post / topic . . . . cos spammers do that a lot. ).
As you can see they’re all different types and am willing to pay that bit extra for something that goes the extra mile!

Have ridden a bike around London before but nothing in the countryside so would love some recommendations for rockier surfaces.
Would also appreciate any ideas for accessories, am contemplating a GoPro to film some of it. Only using it for a week in March hence I'm not buying.
Recommendations would be much appreciated!

Cheers, Adam

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Re: Suggestions for mountain bikes for trip

Postby Bonefishblues » 25 Feb 2017, 3:55pm

Where are you riding and what's the terrain like?

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Re: Suggestions for mountain bikes for trip

Postby Gattonero » 25 Jun 2017, 8:18am

Bonefishblues wrote:Where are you riding and what's the terrain like?


Indeed!
Bike type and tyres will play a big role. Also, you'll have to make a few miles on any given bike, before settling on a long trip, you know, "first you learn to walk, then you learn to run"
It is by riding a bicycle that you learn the contours of a country best,
since you have to sweat up the hills and coast down them.
Thus you remember them as they actually are...

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Re: Suggestions for mountain bikes for trip

Postby Bonefishblues » 25 Jun 2017, 8:39am

OP disappeared as quickly as they came :)