New what bike?
sorry bout this guys. You probably get a lot of these messages and they probably piss you off big time, I know i get wound up with all the n00bs posting on the surf forums i go on. Anyway my mate started mountain biking in xmas and hes been trying to get me to go. So its finally rubbed off and i decided to get a new bike. Try and keep sugestions to within a £1000(UK obviously). I would like a fairly high spec bike, full sus' etc... also do you know any site that help with bike science, like how to mod it or whatever i decide to build my own. Also im not to up on part names so any sites with a sort of mountain biking anatomy guide if you like would be helpful. Thanks for letting me waste your time and cheers in advance for your help.
anatomy of a mtb: http://mountainbike.about.com/library/blparts.htm
don't know if you should be building the bike yourself unless you really know what you want... as for bike recommendations, the first Q is always: what kind of riding do you intend to do?
Proud to be a MAGGOT!
If you dont mind no reaer suspension, and not really choosing what parts on the bike, I would suggest A Haro Escape 8.1 I have one and it is a very nice and strong bike. not quite sure if you can get it over in the UK. And its only $660 US dollars (not sure what that would be in your dollars). If not that go with a 05' Kona Dawg Matic (1100 UK dollars), and if your willing to spend 1500 UK dollars you can get a 05' Kona Coiler. Those are my suddestions, but I'm new too so some one correct me if I'm worng that they are good bikes.
Last edited by issues034; 10-21-04 at 06:49 PM.
Mostly downhill and jumping, but will also use it to get around but dont worry bout that too much as i it will only be short journeies, just focus on the downhill and jumping, perhaps a bit of freeriding aswell but nothing to much. I live in south wales as well so i know loads of good dirt rides, so i guess its an ideal place to start.