New bike - need advice

Discussion in 'Bike buying advice' started by nomad_1998, Dec 12, 2005.

  1. nomad_1998

    nomad_1998 New Member

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    Hi all,

    I am in need of some advice for selecting a bike. I will be using this bike to ride to uni which is about 12km from where I live. Also I will also be using it to go mountain bike orienteering. Lastly where I live can get pretty hilly.

    The guy at the bike shop said a Trek 3900 should do the trick but I think he is full of shit and I am wanting to get a second opion. If anyone could give me some advice I would greatly appreaciate it.

    Thanks for your help, Cheers
    Adam
     
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  2. Jon Cooper

    Jon Cooper New Member

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    Hi Adam

    Key question - do you have a budget - would you consider second hand? You can typically get a bike for c 60% of new if you go the second hand route - personally I like Rocky Mountain or Kona bikes - Scott can also be good Trek a tad unexciting.

    If you are student do you have secure place to keep it ? May be worth not getting a new shiny bike as it could get knicked...

    Front suspension would be very wise and get as good a frame as you can - after Uni you can invest in serious technology perhaps.

    Anyway enjoy your riding

    Cooperman
     
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