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    Follow the Broom Wagon Schmadley's Avatar
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    MTB Noobie - Looking For A New Bike

    My first post in the MTB forum.

    I have started to look at 'supplementing' my road biking with a mountain bike and will also want to take it away to places like the Snowy Mtns (Aussie), along with the road bike, so I can get some extra fitness and generally improve my overall riding ability.

    The mtb would be used on fire trails and horse trails - no heavy duty stump busting, cliff jumping, downhilling etc.

    Here are a couple of bikes I'm looking at (prices in Aus dollars), and I was hoping that you guys would have some comments on what you think of the bikes and which you would recommend:

    2011 Trek 4300 Disc ($799.00) - http://www.trekbikes.com/au/en/bikes...ies/4300discz/

    2011 Trek 4500 Disc ($999.00) - http://www.trekbikes.com/au/en/bikes...ries/4500disc/

    2010 Haro Flightline Comp ($999.00) - http://www.harobikes.com/mtb/tab2_subNav3.php

    2010 Malvern Star XCS 5.0 ($999.00) - http://www.malvernstar.com.au/range/bike-2605.aspx

    2011 Giant Talon 2 ($999.00) - http://www.giant-bicycles.com/en-AU/...ck/7389/44227/

    2010 Avanti Montari 3 ($900.00) - http://www.avantibikes.com/cross-cou...3.aspx?bid=386

    Thanking everyone in advance........
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    With that lineup I would go with the Haro, just for the parts spec on it.
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    Follow the Broom Wagon Schmadley's Avatar
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    Thanks Danni for your reply. I ended up going for the 2011 Trek 4500 Disc and got a good discount (20%) on it from my LBS (and they also included these pedals and shoes in the deal - Au$150 more). I've purchased everything to do with my road bike from them and also get it serviced there as well, so they look after me (thankfully) - I've also recommended them to other people that mention to me that they are interested in getting into cycling.

    Bike (Matte Onyx) - http://www.trekbikes.com/us/en/bikes...ries/4500disc/
    Pedals - http://www.shimano.com.au/publish/co..._mountain.html
    Shoes - http://www.shimano.com.au/publish/co...NV.-type-.html

    I made an error on the Haro - it was the Flightline Three, not the Comp..... The shop only had a copy of the specs for the Comp, but wrote " F-L Three" and the Three price on the paper (my bad).
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    Quote Originally Posted by schmadley View Post
    my first post in the mtb forum.

    I have started to look at 'supplementing' my road biking with a mountain bike and will also want to take it away to places like the snowy mtns (aussie), along with the road bike, so i can get some extra fitness and generally improve my overall riding ability.

    The mtb would be used on fire trails and horse trails - no heavy duty stump busting, cliff jumping, downhilling etc.

    Here are a couple of bikes i'm looking at (prices in aus dollars), and i was hoping that you guys would have some comments on what you think of the bikes and which you would recommend:

    2011 next power x ($96.00) - http://www.walmart.com/ip/26-mens-ne...n-bike/4231518


    2011 next power x ($96.00) - http://www.walmart.com/ip/26-mens-ne...n-bike/4231518

    2011 next power x ($96.00) - http://www.walmart.com/ip/26-mens-ne...n-bike/4231518

    2011 next power x ($96.00) - http://www.walmart.com/ip/26-mens-ne...n-bike/4231518


    2011 next power x ($96.00) - http://www.walmart.com/ip/26-mens-ne...n-bike/4231518


    thanking everyone in advance........

    great choices on bikes man!
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