Go Back  Bike Forums > Bike Forums > Mountain Biking
Reload this Page >

Newbie buying a Mt. Bike

Mountain Biking Mountain biking is one of the fastest growing sports in the world. Check out this forum to discuss the latest tips, tricks, gear and equipment in the world of mountain biking.

Newbie buying a Mt. Bike

Old 02-20-06, 12:51 AM
  #1  
Aussie_Chop
Newbie
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Posts: 2
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Hey all,

Great stuff on these forums, really like the idea

I am looking at buying a new mountain bike & am getting thrown around from all the sales reps in the shops I have visited & am wanting some advice on brands aswell as where to buy from.

- I live in NSW Australia
- I wiegh approx 95kg's & stand 5'10
- Looking for a bike around the $5-600 mark - I know I won't get much for the money but can't afford much more
- Looking for something durable / off-road mostly for fire trails etc.


I went to 3 shops:
- first were trying to sell me an Appollo (not sure of type) for $499 AUD - alluminum 606, pad brakes, 24pd shimano acera gearing
- second shop had a mongoose '05 version Tyax elite hardtail xc for $499 AUD - alloy frame, shimano acera gearing components, alex pc-19 double wall rims with alloy hubs, tektro disk brakes.
- then finally went to another store where they tried to sell me a specialized (I think hardrock) for $579.00 AUD - alloy frame with sram gearing + casette, padded brakes.

I have probably left a lot of info about some of the bikes, I'm sorry but this is all the info I remember but if you can help me buy a bike, that would be greatly appreciated. Even if the isn't up there, please recommend one if so

Thanks in advance

Last edited by Aussie_Chop; 02-20-06 at 12:56 AM.
Aussie_Chop is offline  
Old 02-20-06, 12:54 AM
  #2  
blue_neon
Elite Rep
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Melbourne - Australia
Posts: 2,096
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
No for Apollo. How the hell did they offer you $579 for a rockhopper! Thats worth over $1k, it might have been the HardRock Sport Disk however. I dont really like the Mongooses. Appollo just dosn't fit the picture right, if you had the choice go with Trek over Apoolo. (trek 4300 or 4500)

Do you know what Specialized they tried to sell you?
blue_neon is offline  
Old 02-20-06, 12:57 AM
  #3  
Aussie_Chop
Newbie
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Posts: 2
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Originally Posted by blue_neon
No for Apollo. How the hell did they offer you $579 for a rockhopper! Thats worth over $1k, it might have been the HardRock Sport Disk however. I dont really like the Mongooses. Appollo just dosn't fit the picture right, if you had the choice go with Trek over Apoolo. (trek 4300 or 4500)

Do you know what Specialized they tried to sell you?
Thanks for the quick reply

That's what I thought about 'apoolo' lol. Yeah it was a hard rock sorry.
Aussie_Chop is offline  
Old 02-20-06, 01:03 AM
  #4  
blue_neon
Elite Rep
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Melbourne - Australia
Posts: 2,096
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
No worries. The HardRock is a popular bike for its money...I think you would be looking at the Sport Disk? (with disk brakes as opposed to the rim brakes). If you budjet is up to $600 then you might be able to look into a Giant...say a Yukon i think? (that might be over$600). Definatley also check out the Trek 4500. I can't say anythin about the Mongoose though, but I think there are better bikes out there then that for that price.
blue_neon is offline  
Old 02-20-06, 07:07 AM
  #5  
kakashisen77
Mr Mato [_-
 
kakashisen77's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Posts: 97
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
i bought i yukon for 600! ^^V but was orginally on 750. luckyyyyy

good luck on your search Aussie_chop. yeah, i wouldnt recommend apollo, i friend has one and the last time i rode on it, i went into a 360 flip..ouch.

after riding my giant, i think that the feel is alot better but then again, thats up to the individual
kakashisen77 is offline  

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service

Copyright 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.