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Old 04-20-15, 12:18 AM
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Need suggestions for a MTB

Hello guys,

I am in the process of buying a first MTB. I have always been a cycling enthusiast, and now I want to make it a
part of my routine. My needs would be to do a fair bit of off-roading on weekends, and maybe once or twice commute to office. I have set my budget in the range of $300-400.

Below are the options, a couple of them which the
cycle stores have suggested me, and the others that I
found on such forums. Please enlighten.

SCOTT ASPECT 680 2015
GT AGGRESSOR 2.0
GIANT REVEL 4 2013
SUNCROSS LOADED 2014

Also, my height in 6ft, weight 70 kgs. Ideal frame and wheel size?
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Old 04-20-15, 03:15 AM
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Links would help.

For wheel sizes, new 26" is dead, 29ers are following, 650b/27.5 is the best option for a bike in 2015 as it's what the industry has decided is the new standard
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You did not give us a lot to go by. I have no clue what the Suncross loaded is. The others listed are all descent bikes but we need more info. Your size probably puts you in a large frame. The forks on those bikes are for really light trail use, such as gravel.Have you tried a 27.5 or 29er?
you may fare better looking at the used market and looking at the other size mtbs, especially if you are hitting trails with any level of difficulty.
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Originally Posted by jimc101 View Post
Links would help.

For wheel sizes, new 26" is dead, 29ers are following, 650b/27.5 is the best option for a bike in 2015 as it's what the industry has decided is the new standard

Thanks,
Here are the links:
Suncross Loaded 2014 - Welcome to Suncross Bikes
GT Aggressor 2.0 - 2014 Aggressor 2.0 - Recreational Hardtails - Mountain - Bikes - 2014
GIANT Revel 4 2013 - Revel 4 (2013) | Giant Bicycles | United States
SCOTT Aspect - SCOTT Sports - SCOTT Aspect 680 Bike
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Thanks,
Here are the links:
Suncross Loaded 2014 - Welcome to Suncross Bikes
GT Aggressor 2.0 - 2014 Aggressor 2.0 - Recreational Hardtails - Mountain - Bikes - 2014
GIANT Revel 4 2013 - Revel 4 (2013) | Giant Bicycles | United States
SCOTT Aspect - SCOTT Sports - SCOTT Aspect 680 Bike
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From a quick look, they are all similar in spec, would just pick the one that you like the look of best, as you have to live with it.
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Thank you, jimc101.
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Old 04-30-15, 09:26 AM
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Not sure if you got a bike already, I have recently purchased the Scott 950 and its a sold bike. I know the bike you are looking at is a step down or 2 I'm not sure. For enty level bikes they do have solid components.
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