I need help picking my bike

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The_Godfather
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I need help picking my bike

Postby The_Godfather » 2 Sep 2018, 8:00pm

I want to buy a bike for a number of uses, primarily I need a bike to travel to, and from uni, along with this I will be riding trails and often riding offroad, my budget is £1500 MAX, ideally I would prefer a full suspension bike, I have added some that have taken my interest below, just wondering if I could have some advice on which you prefer, or if you could recommend me anything better.

p.s - I need at least a large frame as I am 6ft 3

Merida One-Twenty 7.600 - https://goo.gl/axjvva

Kona Process 134 SE - https://goo.gl/W7sLWi

Boardman MB Pro - https://goo.gl/JJ996V

Cube Stereo 120 Pro 29er - https://goo.gl/WQqTxX

Giant Anthem - https://goo.gl/Np1SKd

peetee
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Re: I need help picking my bike

Postby peetee » 7 Sep 2018, 2:01pm

Have you space for two bikes? I wouldn't be happy to leave £1500 worth of bike in a communal bike rack.
Current status report:
Latter side of fifty and feeling less than nifty.
Too many bikes on pegs and too few miles in the legs.

peetee
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Re: I need help picking my bike

Postby peetee » 7 Sep 2018, 2:01pm

Have you space for two bikes? I wouldn't be happy to leave £1500 worth of bike in a communal bike rack.
Current status report:
Latter side of fifty and feeling less than nifty.
Too many bikes on pegs and too few miles in the legs.

meejozzz
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Re: I need help picking my bike

Postby meejozzz » 7 Sep 2018, 2:19pm

As a recent uni graduate (albeit mature in years!) I’d recommend getting yourself a older less valuable machine for your uni travels. Something that isn’t attractive to theives but works as it should is easily sourced. Check out your uni ‘for sale’ page - in my experience there were always people moving bikes on.

Then you can spend virtually the whole lot on a nice full susser which hopefully won’t get swiped around campus. Personally I’d chain it up to the radiator in your room with a massive padlock!

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pjclinch
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Re: I need help picking my bike

Postby pjclinch » 8 Sep 2018, 12:01pm

Wot they sed...

I would also say do not use a piece of valuable and nickable sports equipment as an urban hack. Aside from the security issue you'll bugger up the drive-train with winter gritting and then it won't be as good for what you got it for. If space is limited in your new digs maybe get a cheap (second hand, perhaps) folder as the hack.

An urban hack is best with a rack and/or basket to put stuff, mudguards, and zero desirability to thieves. A £1500 MTB tends not to tick these boxes. Also note that if you fit a folder with high pressure slicks they're actually quicker on the roads than an MTB with knobblies...

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Often seen riding a bike around Dundee...

Bonefishblues
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Re: I need help picking my bike

Postby Bonefishblues » 8 Sep 2018, 12:10pm

Sadly, I think my compadres are correct.

Work on £300 for the bike and the remaining £1200 for locks :wink:

Jontrev
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Re: I need help picking my bike

Postby Jontrev » 10 Sep 2018, 12:30pm

Boardman :D