/ Mountain Biking questions to consign to Room 101
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.
Nope. £500 second hand for something middle of the road.
You need to study Buddhism.
Tollerance Acceptance & Understanding.
26 or 29 inch wheels?
> 26 or 29 inch wheels?
exactly the question i am pondering myself...any advice :)
650b, singlespeed, rigid, fat bike. If you also buy an Audi you should be right on trend.
> 26 or 29 inch wheels?
I want to switch to 29"... is it easy to put them on my existing bike?
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 !)
> 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.
4-bar v single pivot. Discuss.
What tyres for....? (the answer is obviously panaracer fire XC)
the anthem indeed looks nice...if a little pricey!
i guess i will just have to try out a 29er
> the anthem indeed looks nice...if a little pricey!
I agree on both.
do they make good bikes on-one? They must be new as i dont remember them from when i last lived in the Uk
I want a bike that does it all
Road single speed or 9" full suss?
Recommend me a bike ....
Is this thread still a piss-take or are people being serious; I find it hard to tell.
> 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.
What do I need - 3x9? 2x10? 1x11*?
*guess what arrived in post this morning :-D
> 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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