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Which new bike 250-400

Old 03-03-15, 09:57 AM
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Which new bike 250-400

Hey guys,

I've been riding a Saracen Mantra X27 for about 3 years.

Evans Cycles | Saracen Mantra X-27 2010 Mountain Bike | Online Bike Shop

It's been my only bike and has been excellent up until recently. I use it as my sole means of transport to work (put road tires on it) but it's had a hard life; the brakes are shot, as is the fork and gears. So time for a new bike I think!

I visited my LBS and they kept pressing their Coyote Nevada for 350. I had a little ride on it but was unimpressed, and I need a bigger frame. (My Saracen is a 17" and I want an 18").

So, what would you guys recommend? I'd like to spend in the reigon of 250-400. Probably would go for a hardtail as I won't be able to get a decent full suspension with that budget.


Thanks in advance!
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Old 03-03-15, 10:24 AM
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Forgot to mention that I'd have no problem buying used
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My bike is gone, everything will need to be replaced. It's easier to just get a new bike.

That VooDoo does look nice... I'm also looking at the Rockrider B'twin 520.

I've heard bad things about the Tektro HDC-300 brakes. My most impostant component on the bike for me is the brakes. The Quad-Dime ones on my Saracen were amazing.

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