Budget MTB around £250-£350

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saiklist
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Budget MTB around £250-£350

Postby saiklist » 31 Aug 2017, 4:52pm

Ok, I have a mountain bike already set up for trails but I am after a second mountain bike to use for commuting (3 miles road and 2 miles off-road) & leisurely off-road weekend jaunts with the other half.

The most strenuous activity I'd expect the bike to be regularly capable of are day long rides through the south downs and north downs.

As a starting point I am looking into the B'Twin Rockrider 520 for £250
https://www.decathlon.co.uk/rockrider-5 ... l#v1864812

Just wondering if there are any other mountain bikes around this price bracket (£250-£350) that are worth a ganders?

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Re: Budget MTB around £250-£350

Postby NUKe » 31 Aug 2017, 11:48pm

orbea
About 400
Merida
Carera worth a look too
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Re: Budget MTB around £250-£350

Postby 3spd » 23 Sep 2017, 7:30am

I bought my son an adults Felt 7 ex rental second hand in vgc from Sherwood Pines about 2 years ago. Fully serviced for £200.
Might be worth a look.
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Re: Budget MTB around £250-£350

Postby Bonefishblues » 23 Sep 2017, 9:04am

Lose the suspension forks and you're down to 12kg for those day rides:

https://www.evanscycles.com/ridgeback-m ... e-EV289247

But whatever you get at this pricepoint will be a significant compromise of some kind. I would be looking second hand.

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Re: Budget MTB around £250-£350

Postby landsurfer » 23 Sep 2017, 9:09am

Go to Decathlon their £159 MTB is an ideal commuter.
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Re: Budget MTB around £250-£350

Postby pjclinch » 25 Sep 2017, 12:49pm

Look at Gumtree/eBay/classifieds. Used MTBs are a buyer's market. I got an as-new Cannondale Trail 4 for what boiled down to half price at £300.
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