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    A question for all the cyclists on here

    well its my birthday next sunday and im getting a bike from my parents. im really just looking for something to get about on and maybe a bot of off road when i get round to it.

    i have seen a few people on here that are into cycling and was wondering if you could recommend anything for a good starter bike, that will last me a while

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    Price range?

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    and what type of riding ? IE what do you think you may get into once you atart riding more?


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    http://www.edinburgh-bicycle.co.uk/

    these are good all prices and range for novice or pro
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    Haha, tough luck Mat, thats the life that comes with hardcore riding I though i mashed my wheel in the other day doing a 180 but it just slipped in the mounts, god i was releived!

    What i will say is if you buy a cheap bike, buy a new set of tyres for it, absolutely transforms the ride of lower end bikes.

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    well price range is between £200 and £400 probably. to start it will just be for getting around/excersise. might take it off road later on though.

    Cheers for the advice so far
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    my advice would be to go for a good package with a good frame and maybe some unbranded or lesser speced components parts.

    then you'll have a good platform to upgrade. in the future, rather than finding you need a whole new bike a few months into it
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    oh and for the love of god dont get twin sus, because in your price range its all kiddy stuff.


    www.wiggle.co.uk - good online store i use. fast, reasonably priced
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    Wiggle are pretty good, www.evanscycles.co.uk usually have good deals and good stock, and www.chainreactioncycles.com are good for components. If you do upgrade tyres look on www.allterraincycles.co.uk at the panaracer fire XC pro's.

    Look at Scott's and Trek's, theyre usually good in that price range. Also check out local bike shops (although more mountain bike shops as opposed to 'cycling' shops, they may have some 2005 spec bikes left over going at a good deal. My mate got a £600 trek 05 model for £400, although when it turned up theyd cocked up and it was an 06 model, scored a right bargain there!

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    as said by cal emphasis shold be on the frame in your price range.other stuff can be upgraded as and when needed.make sure you get an aheadset style steerer tube( ie threadless) in 1 1/8 inch and rear disc mounts on the frame -maybe not discs a this point but for future upgrades! also quick release should be on both wheels at this price. again as said first thing to get when you venture offroad is tyres ,makes a world of difference

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