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    New to mtb, need advice.

    Been riding a road bike for a while now and want to mix it up a bit with some Mtb trails, also the mrs had finally been coerced into tagging along but hates London roads so as a compromise i suggested trails. She accepted and now im looking for a Mtb for myself.

    The one I had my eye on is this
    Second link:attempt 2

    I've been told the front suspension isn't too great but tbh I dnt know much about mtbs. I dnt suspect I'll be doing crazy stuff so I think what is considered a good entry level will be fine.

    Any advice? Is this one decent, I trust cube because my road is a cube and it's served me well. What are key points to look out for when I come to give it a quick test ride.
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    Curmudgeon in Training 20grit's Avatar
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    Your link just goes to a generic sales site, not a specific bike.

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    Sorry slimrider, can't send PM's yet. Just had a look and hopefully fixed it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 20grit View Post
    Your link just goes to a generic sales site, not a specific bike.
    Apologies, I think it was because I'm using my iPhone so the website was in mobile format.

    The bike is the Cube Attention 2012

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    I was able to see the Cube. It looks like a good entry level bike. I think trails would be preferable to London streets, from what I hear. Are the trails close enough that you and the wife can ride regularly? I love trails, but I live in the desert SW and trails are everywhere.

    The components are always a big consideration as is weight on a new bike. But the bike should give you a couple years of fun. Keep it serviced and adjusted and I think you will have a great chance to see how you like mountain biking. I ride both skinny and fat tires. I prefer the fat tires as it give me more of a full body workout and the terrain changes as does the scenery. I get more of a full body workout. How you both enjoy it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Daspydyr View Post
    I was able to see the Cube. It looks like a good entry level bike. I think trails would be preferable to London streets, from what I hear. Are the trails close enough that you and the wife can ride regularly? I love trails, but I live in the desert SW and trails are everywhere.

    The components are always a big consideration as is weight on a new bike. But the bike should give you a couple years of fun. Keep it serviced and adjusted and I think you will have a great chance to see how you like mountain biking. I ride both skinny and fat tires. I prefer the fat tires as it give me more of a full body workout and the terrain changes as does the scenery. I get more of a full body workout. How you both enjoy it.

    woa woooa woa "wife"?!

    thanks for looking it over, yeah they are within a decent distance. They aren't probably like your local ones but they should do i guess, especially for beginners.

    I've read the major components are ok but the shocks could do with an upgrade, then again as a beginner i doubt these will bother me much if any. I'm looking forward to it!

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    That's a pretty decent entry hardtail for 679.00/$1100.00. Kinda Deore mix of components, though the shifters and brake levers aren't listed in the specs. Rock Shox XC 28 fork, appears to be a bottom line approx. $100 item.

    But it seems upgrade worthy, mostly the fork, maybe tires, then other things as you progress/break/wear things out.

    Just fine to get going right out of the box. Buy from a shop if possible so they can fit you, take care of ya, etc..
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