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unclesamsauntibess - on 29 Jan 2013
Sparked by a recent ski-ing similar style post.

Again, for starters - I'm a beginner to biking and all my mates go out a lot, can I get a decent bike for 200 as I am a student with no money.
Muel - on 29 Jan 2013
In reply to unclesamsauntibess:

Nope. 500 second hand for something middle of the road.
unclesamsauntibess - on 29 Jan 2013
In reply to unclesamsauntibess: But I don't want to ride in the middle of the road, I want to ride mountains...................are disc brakes any good and which should I buy?
Timmd on 29 Jan 2013
In reply to unclesamsauntibess:

You need to study Buddhism.

Tollerance Acceptance & Understanding.

(:-))
Horse on 29 Jan 2013
In reply to unclesamsauntibess:

26 or 29 inch wheels?
dissonance - on 29 Jan 2013
In reply to Horse:

27.5 surely?
Kimono - on 29 Jan 2013
In reply to Horse:
> (In reply to unclesamsauntibess)
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> 26 or 29 inch wheels?

exactly the question i am pondering myself...any advice :)

Horse on 29 Jan 2013
In reply to kieran b:

650b, singlespeed, rigid, fat bike. If you also buy an Audi you should be right on trend.
Mike Stretford - on 29 Jan 2013
In reply to Horse:
> (In reply to unclesamsauntibess)
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> 26 or 29 inch wheels?

I want to switch to 29"... is it easy to put them on my existing bike?
Chris the Tall - on 29 Jan 2013
In reply to unclesamsauntibess:
The Lake District - should I go to Grizedale or Winlatter ?

(Actually it's a perfectly reasonable question, particularly at this time of year, but it does seem to upset the bike snobs who view trail centre users with the sort of contempt usually reserved for top-ropers !)
Timmd on 29 Jan 2013
In reply to kieran b:
> (In reply to Horse)
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> exactly the question i am pondering myself...any advice :)

A full sus 29er by Giant (Anthem 29ers get great reviews IIRC) if you want to go over things smoothly and easily and quickly.

A hardtail 26er if you want to feel more involved and like a bit more of a challenge, more than you do speed and smoothness/ride comfort.

What riding you do would affect which model of bike you choose, but that seems to be what you get from riding the above types of bike, going on what i've gathered by reading around a bit.



mkean - on 29 Jan 2013
In reply to unclesamsauntibess:
4-bar v single pivot. Discuss.

What tyres for....? (the answer is obviously panaracer fire XC)

Darkskys - on 29 Jan 2013
In reply to unclesamsauntibess: consider the colour of the bottle cage before anything!
Kimono - on 29 Jan 2013
In reply to Timmd:
the anthem indeed looks nice...if a little pricey!

i guess i will just have to try out a 29er
Timmd on 29 Jan 2013
In reply to kieran b:
> (In reply to Timmd)
> the anthem indeed looks nice...if a little pricey!

I agree on both.

Horse on 29 Jan 2013
In reply to kieran b:

Tubeless?
Timmd on 29 Jan 2013
In reply to kieran b:Guess you could try a On-One 456 29er? Never ridden one though.
Kimono - on 29 Jan 2013
In reply to Timmd:
do they make good bikes on-one? They must be new as i dont remember them from when i last lived in the Uk
Orgsm on 29 Jan 2013
In reply to unclesamsauntibess: l

I want a bike that does it all

Road single speed or 9" full suss?
unclesamsauntibess - on 29 Jan 2013
In reply to unclesamsauntibess: tyre pressures next...........
ads.ukclimbing.com
Orgsm on 29 Jan 2013
In reply to unclesamsauntibess:

Recommend me a bike ....
Robert Durran - on 29 Jan 2013
In reply to Timmd:
> (In reply to kieran b)Guess you could try a On-One 456 29er?

Is this thread still a piss-take or are people being serious; I find it hard to tell.
Timmd on 29 Jan 2013
In reply to Robert Durran:I've started being serious. Can't help being helpfull, I guess i've spoilt the thread. (;-))
Timmd on 29 Jan 2013
In reply to kieran b:
> (In reply to Timmd)
> do they make good bikes on-one? They must be new as i dont remember them from when i last lived in the Uk

Some people really rate them, and some people don't, due to how they handle rather than thier quality, perosnal preference in the end, and some say thier steel tubing isn't as nice as Cotic frames or Rock Lobster, for instance, but they have thier fans. They're definately good value and always recieve good reviews, even if they don't always win outright in tests, though they do quite often.
Lurking Dave - on 29 Jan 2013
In reply to unclesamsauntibess:

What do I need - 3x9? 2x10? 1x11*?

LD

*guess what arrived in post this morning :-D
Kimono - on 30 Jan 2013
In reply to Robert Durran:
> (In reply to Timmd)
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> Is this thread still a piss-take or are people being serious; I find it hard to tell.

Yes, sorry, was being far too serious for this thread...on with the silliness!


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