- Best £200 bike options for 6ft 14 year old
My sister is looking for a new bike for her 14 year old and has a £150 budget. I’m happy to put in another £50 to try and get him something decent.
Anyone come across anything new that looked passable? I’m thinking rigid 29er would probably do the job.
Or if not, anyone got something that would shine up nice enough for a birthday present?Posted 1 week agon0b0dy0ftheg0atMember
How about the extra large (or maybe large) £130 XLA frame if you have access to enough spares to build it up as a flat bar? https://www.planetx.co.uk/i/q/FRPXXLAFMSET/planet-x-xla-alloy-cyclocross-framesetPosted 1 week ago
He lives in Southsea so I think mostly it’ll be cycling round to mates houses and the odd family ride. Nobody else in the family rides off road so think it’ll mostly be road but he wants chunky tyres just because…
With the sea air it probably needs to be as rust friendly as poss. No suspension, hub gears probably an idea but might be hard on the budgetPosted 1 week agopoltheballMember
As much as it would make sense to find him a second hand rigid singlespeed 29er, he’d probably not thank you for the loss of street cred he’d suffer as a result.. mountain bikes are the “in” thing just now amongst the yoot, if you start him with something new you at least know nothing will need replacing for a while.Posted 1 week agojoebristolSubscriber
Carrera Subway would probably do the job. Look out for a sale or go secondhand. Loads of them bought on bike to work with good intentions to commute then basically not used. I picked up one in ok condition really cheap (650b wheelsize the newer ones / 26er are older ones). It’s a low end mountain bike frame with slightly more road friendly parts.
Subway 1 is mechanical discs and has a steel fork – the Subway 2 I think has hydraulic brakes and an alloy fork. So the 2 is lighter and better at stopping.Posted 1 week agohaggis1978Member
Check Gumtree. Loads of folk buy on the cycle to work scheme and then realise they don’t like biking 6 months down the line. They sell the bike having done next to zero miles and half price. I bought a Voodoo Bantu for my nephew early last year. Got it for £225 which is half price. Looked like brand new. Got decent reviews as well.Posted 6 days ago
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