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    Downhill/freeride noobie needing help

    Hey everyone.

    first off, Hi my names Nick im 16y/o and live in Spain and i want to get started with downhill/freeride.

    Im on a rather tight budget at the moment since im not working.

    i can afford about 300€ (aprox. 400$ / £270) max

    and was wondering what the best bike i can get for that kind of money.

    I was looking on the Tesco and Argos website and came up with these.

    Lamborghini Toro 26" Dual Suspension bike £240
    http://direct.tesco.com/q/R.205-1288.aspx

    Lamborghini Diablo 26" Front Suspension Bike £240
    http://direct.tesco.com/q/R.205-6692.aspx

    Exodus Vault 26'' Dual Suspension Bike £274
    http://direct.tesco.com/q/R.200-5737.aspx

    Silverfox 26in Slither Dual £244
    http://www.argos.co.uk/static/Produc...s|12108222.htm

    Muddyfox Vice Front Suspension. £200
    http://www.argos.co.uk/static/Produc...s|12108224.htm

    if you could please just take 5 mins to look at those, im also open to any surgestions.

    the Silverfox 26in Slither Dual looks pretty sweet and is my favourite so far.

    thanks.

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    That place has a great deal on finance:
    BUY NOW, PAY 6 Months LATER when you buy with
    the Argos Card. Typical 27.9% APR variable.


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    NONE of the above choices are suitable, unfortunately (and I say this as a person who started racing downhill on the most questionable of bikes).

    At least Muddyfox is a brand name bike on your continent; but the Celcius would be much more suited and in your price range.

    http://www.muddyfox.com/celcius_2007.html

    Expect to get a durable hardtail at what you want to spend rather than a crappy full-suspension.

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    WOW thanks dminor! thats a sweet bike!

    Im familiar with muddyfox because my dad has a really old one lol. I didnt think they make bikes no more haha.

    front suspension only is fine for downhill right??

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    Front only will be a fine way to start. If you find you really like it and start to get faster/go bigger, then you may want to move to full suspension in the future.

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    i click buy now and it says bike currently unavailable

    and none of the ones on amazon send to spain.

    anyway.... i´ll get my hands on it one way or another.

    thanks for all your help, see you around on the forum

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    sorry for double posting.

    I was wondering what a good length travel would be for starting out on?, alot of the hardtrail bikes on the muddyfox website have 3 inch/70mm , 60mm travel.

    would those be ok? or should i stick to buying the Celcius with 100mm?

    i at least wana leave the ground without snaping my wrists in half on the landing.

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    You are better off with the Celsius; it's most suited for what you want to do with it in your budget.

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