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  • pcb
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    Hi,

    I’m thinking about getting my first DH bike, mostly to be a play bike nothing too serious. I don’t want to spend much money on it and looking at 2nd hand.

    What do peaople rate and how much do you think I could get an OK one for?

    Cheers

    PCB

    Premier Icon jam bo
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    plenty of S/H bargains to be had on Southerndownhill

    do you want a proper DH bike? or a longer travel bike?

    glory’s are generally good value s/h, i’d recommend a commencal supreme DH but then i’m biased…

    pcb
    Member

    Between 300 – 500 quid.

    Premier Icon jam bo
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    a big-hit then.

    will
    Member

    Hmmm…I’d guess you’d be lucky to get a decent one for that, but I’m happy to be proved wrong.

    Your going to struggle for that much.

    For £500 you could get one, but it might involve scouring classifieds for really cheap bits.

    Better off on a hardtail to be honest

    Big hit, Coyote DH3, Club roost DH8, Azonic, Muddy fox dor an old orange patriot. All worth looking out for

    matthew_h
    Member

    You might be able to find an old Orange 222 for the top end of your budget. Would be my choice over those mentioned.

    Premier Icon jam bo
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    i’d rather walk than ride that…

    Premier Icon mboy
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    Seen a Full Build Santa Cruz VPFree for £750 in good nick the other day.

    Most of it is good kit on it too, the only real budget item is the Junior T forks, but you could sell those for £100 and get some second hand 888’s for £250 probably.

    Can’t go wrong with a Bighit though I suppose. Though depends where you’re going to be riding, if it’s flatter courses you may be better off with a lighter, shorter travel bike, like an SX trail perhaps.

    dobo
    Member

    do you really need a downhill bike? where/what sort of stuff you riding?

    pcb
    Member

    Its not a need its a want, already have a SS, FS and Fixie.

    I’ll have a look out for those mentioned above.

    Cheers

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