- £200 hardtail – is it possible?
A mate wants a 17″ hardtail with decent forks, discs if possible. Is this possible? if so – where?Posted 11 years ago
No.Posted 11 years ago
See some chav in a pub……Posted 11 years ago
Buy my ’97 Kona Lava Dome with Manitou X-Vert Supers – actually only joking and it’s a 19″ anyway, however secondhand is the only way to go.Posted 11 years ago
how about this (slightly over budget)Posted 11 years ago
That yukon is shockingPosted 11 years ago
brand new, no chance
second hand yeah,
bought a older circa 2002 hardrock with complete upgrades, off the classifieds, for a friend
rs sids xt/lx drivetrain, avid v’s
very light immaculate condition £220
recently got a old gt frame setup for SS
everything but wheels, chain and cog.
£85 again classified
changing the forks
so reckon the build would come to £150
just need to look on the classifiedsPosted 11 years ago
2nd hand is the way to go for a better bike for the money you want to spend.
the cycle to work scheme if your work is on it or anyone you know and you’ll be able to get about a £400 bike.Posted 11 years ago
That yukon is shocking
so is spending just £200 on an MTB and thinking it will be trailworthy.
buy the GT 🙂Posted 11 years ago
the bike i linked to is £240 reducd by 50% – so in effect he is spending £480 on a hardtailPosted 11 years ago
a mate from work has just bought the GT a couple of months ago. He pleased with it. I reckon it was the best we could find for the price at the time. think he got his for £280.00 though.Posted 11 years ago
so in effect he is spending £480 on a hardtail
you really believe that?Posted 11 years ago
“so in effect he is spending £480 on a hardtail”
Its still only got V-brakes thoughPosted 11 years ago
And non-disc hubbed wheels
Someone offered me a nice Brodie Niner in a pub in Sheff the other nightPosted 11 years ago
I’ve been looking at this price range lately for my kids and this was one that looked good value:
2008 commencal normal
£224.96 – 27.9lbs. V Brakes but disc ready hubs.
There is a 2009 one too not much more.
Decent ‘looking’ forks~Posted 11 years ago
forgot about those commencals!!!Posted 11 years ago
Definitely the way to go… If they have your mates size. Disc ready wheels and a frame that can handle long travel forks.
racing_ralph – Member
That yukon is shocking
tell your mate to stop being sooooooooo tight! The amount of money he will need to spend to fix the bits falling off means he would be spending more anyway.
Find somewhere to rent and go to the trails. He will know if he wants to continue and invest in a real bike, not some rubbish for going to the shops.
You could get him to get a bike from amazon for £100 and send him to fort william! Just make sure you get it on tape though! Jeremy Beadle would give a little thumb up for the footage if he was still here!
🙂Posted 11 years ago
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