need new bike...BADDLY!!!

Discussion in 'Mountain Bikes' started by mountainxboy, Feb 8, 2003.

  1. mountainxboy

    mountainxboy New Member

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    ok...i need a new bike...but i dont know wat 2 choose....i have a few bikes to choose from...here they r:
    Norco Sidewinder
    Giant Rincon-second hand and a few years old and quite small
    Diamondback outlook
    Mongoose rockadile AL

    Basicly all these bikes are around the same prices...i have a budget of 500 Aud....i want to get the Norco but it has SIS gears....very sh**....but it looks good...i want abike for sum downhilling...not serious stuff tho...and i need my bike soon..

    cyaz...hope u guys can help...
     
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  2. roKeMS

    roKeMS New Member

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    Where do you live?
    I'm in Brisbane - might be able to help ya....
     
  3. mountainxboy

    mountainxboy New Member

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    i live in sydney..but have a few contacts in brsbane...plz help...as u can c.... i ride a grls huffy..
    thanx m8..
     
  4. roKeMS

    roKeMS New Member

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    Well for $500 you're not going to get a bike up for DH. It will self-destruct. (I've seen a guy try DH with a DS Huffy and it lasted 50metres I shit u not)

    As for HTs'. Trek are over priced and underspec'd.
    Kona are pricey but will last forever.
    Giant are ok but no HT/DH stuff unless you spend more.

    I know 2 guys selling really nise HT bikes:
    http://mtb.dknx.net/mtb/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=496
    http://mtb.dknx.net/mtb/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=439
    http://mtb.dknx.net/mtb/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=557
    http://mtb.dknx.net/mtb/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=443

    The first is prob your best bet. Even good second hand bikes are $$$.
     
  5. adrianmachunter

    adrianmachunter New Member

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    Hay don't knock the Huffy :) That was my first full suspension bike. I pulled off a 2.5meter drop off onto flat ground ... it hurt :(
     
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    Allo New Member

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    That first one sounds like a bargain, if you can lay your hands on another 150 I'd snap it up. Just inspect it VERY closely for cracks!!!
     
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    Huffy is Crap!!!
     
  8. Cyclist14

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    Huffy is Crap!!!
     
  9. oil27

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    Cheap new MTB IN Sydney cost $269.00. A Mongoose with front and rear suspension alike the cheaper ones costs $369.00 and with disc breaks and more gears costs $469.00. Others cost more.

    Any value in buying more expensive bikes? My cheap MTB broke after about 90km.

    Is it cost wise to buy more expensive equipment in the long run...?
     
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