old mtb'er getting back into it
P7’s are good. My mate had huge problems with a couple of early Blue Pigs but they might be ok now. How about an On One Inbred? If you go to the On One site you’ll get some decent forks within budget as well.
If you’re in Lancashire it’d be worth a trip to Merlin. Check out Bike Scene online as well because they usually have some great deals on frames.Posted 4 years agogears_suckMember
Yep. Me too. 43 when I started. My advice is get out there while you’re young. Better skill development now will reduce injuries later. It was hard learning I’m my 40’s as you don’t bounce or heal as we’ll or quickly respectively. On the subject of the bike. Get what you like the look of with the best speck you can afford.Posted 4 years ago
Hi, i used to do alot of mtb’ing when i was 13/14 and lived in gloustershire and did abit of everything- jumping, downhill and so on.
Im now 26, live in lancashire near the lakes. i did buy a cheap kona shred single speed for cycling to work but want something abit more suitable all round like work, trail riding in the lakes maybe, etc. Im 5ft 8/9″ so what size frame would be ideal?
I can currently been looking at a orange p7 which i really like but have read stuff about blue pig.Posted 4 years ago
I am after a frame so i can build it up to suit my budget which would be about £150 max, then about the same for forks then likes of lx/xt shifters, mech, deore brakes.
I have found a 2010 p7 in 19″ im thinking of getting. i know most people have there seat really high but i liked to have it at a more normal height so i think id be fine with that size frame, a extra inch as to whats recommended for my height?
I did see a old cannondale jekyll but think a hardtails alot easier to maintain.Posted 4 years ago
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