I have read alot of the posts earlyer regarding this subject but kinda wanted a few more opinions. (as you guys really seems to have a clue)
My whole problem is that i have started biking with a very old, very heavy, very poorly made MTB but still I have found alot of joy when riding. So I have now reached the point where i want to invest some more money into it and start riding even more.
I have signed up for a race in 10 months. 92km offroad with alot of uphill.
By the looks of it these kinds of races is something i want to do regularly, but i also want to be able to do some downhill and trail biking if i get the chance.
So that brings me to the actual task ahead. I need a bike that fits my needs.
Been looking on the difference between full suspension and hardtails, have a problem deciding this.
My pricerange for my first "proper bike" will be around: 2000$
Will this give me a decent first bike?
And for that price, should I rather spend it on a hard tail with better gear or have you seen good FS bikes within that pricerange?
Any actual bike suggestions would be very much appriciated as I have very little knowledge of what good and whats bad.
Also.. Im 193cm and am abit worried about what size i should choose. After the calculations on different selling pages i seem to land on 22" or XL. Does that sound right? Seems like when i view more experienced people biking they seem to have so small bikes?
Some inputs would be very much appreciated. So many bikes and so many different models to choose from