New bike help!

Discussion in 'Bike buying advice' started by Sean morris, Jan 3, 2019.

  1. Sean morris

    Sean morris New Member

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    I have around £300 for a new bike and have just reserved - Carrera Vengeance Mens Mountain Bike, from halfords, cant link as the forums ban links?

    i will only be using this to pedal around with my son, just got him a bike for christmas, so nothing extreme, mostly on a cycle path and a little bit off road, will it last or is it dog crap? i have no clue about bikes...

    Cheers!
     
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  2. dabac

    dabac Well-Known Member

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    It’s not a horrible bike by any account. Fork and brakes are likely to be uninspiring, but not outright bad. If you store it out of the rain it should last fairly well.
    Although from your description, it doesn’t sound like you need a MTB.
    Unless you actually plan to jump the bike, hit obstacles fast and hard, a hybrid will tolerate moderate off-roading fairly well.
     
  3. Chuckabutty

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    The forum doesn't ban links, to my knowledge. Perhaps you just haven't figured out how to do it. You type a word or sentence for linking... For instance.... 'Carrera Vengeance Men's Mountain Bike'... You then highlight it, go to the top of the editing choices and click on the short chain. That will open a window where you insert the URL to the page you want to show. I bolded and underlined it to make it stand out. Thus...

    Carrera Vengeance Men's Mountain Bike
     
  4. Chuckabutty

    Chuckabutty Member

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    I see the bike has four different sizes of frame. Depending on how tall you are, you'd need to know the standover measurement. You don't want to be crushing your privates on the top tube when you stand with your feet on the ground. Here is a link to a page that explains it. A bike shop should be able to fit you for it, but if you're buying it online, then you'll need to know exactly what you are ordering.

    Standover Height
     
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    cjluo New Member

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    Hi, I am not experienced actually and unable to add any value to your post. Just replying here to let you know and to follow this thread because I am also looking forward to buying a basic kinda bike for my day to day use and the requirements you mentioned seems much similar to my requirement. However, as I am looking for buying a bike, I am surfing around different forums as there are too many expert opinions around the web which can be super helpful for me to find out what kind of bike should I get. I found this guide very informative which will help you a lot to choose the right bike for your son.
     
  6. Yojimbo_

    Yojimbo_ Member

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    I am a great believer in hybrid bikes for commuting...and noodling around with your son.

    I suggest you check those out as well before you make your decision.

    Good luck and happy cycling....and wear a helmet. I've broken 3 so far.
     
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    bryangreene New Member

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    I bought Carrera Vengeance Mens Mountain bike a month ago,and I’m over the moon with it, it’s ideal for the type of cycling I want to do, think I will wear out before the bike does.
     
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