Thinking of getting a mountain bike. Worth the investment?

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Thinking of getting a mountain bike. Worth the investment?

Postby Chaderotti » Tue Sep 10, 2013 10:06 pm

Hey guys,

Stupid question I know. Any who, around November/December I'm thinking of getting a little entry level mountain bike, I've always loved mountain biking but have never gone off road properly. But do we have any good trails/tracks or which ever you'd like to call them near Perth? I get we have the perth hills but is there anything actually worth traveling out for? Not to mention making the investment.
I have no intention of mtb racing.

Again, another stupid thought is that I want to get a mountain bike to be less afraid of tyres chattering or sliding. Today, I decided to give it a little gas while over a "tar snake", the rear spun up and I fish tailed a little. Don't think there is a force sensor strong enough to get a reading between the old bum after that.

Should I take the plunge?
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Re: Thinking of getting a mountain bike. Worth the investmen

Postby uglybob » Wed Sep 11, 2013 1:33 pm

plenty of trails out there - more & more being added almost monthly. Kalamunda is ever increasing in size (and is well signposted & mapped), Jarrahdale is getting sign posted & tidied up, and Marg River is amazing.

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Postby bychosis » Wed Sep 11, 2013 2:06 pm

Yes. /thread
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Postby Aushiker » Wed Sep 11, 2013 2:10 pm

Yep ... here is why :)

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Postby Jackfrost » Tue Sep 24, 2013 6:25 pm

I say go for it. Nothing beats the pure joy of passing a couple of fully kitted out MAMIL on your MTB dressed in a t-shirt, board shorts and running shoes and hearing their groans of despair as you go by.

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Re: Thinking of getting a mountain bike. Worth the investmen

Postby trailgumby » Tue Sep 24, 2013 6:28 pm

Jackfrost wrote:I say go for it. Nothing beats the pure joy of passing a couple of fully kitted out MAMIL on your MTB dressed in a t-shirt, board shorts and running shoes and hearing their groans of despair as you go by.

QFT :lol:
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Re: Thinking of getting a mountain bike. Worth the investmen

Postby RonK » Tue Sep 24, 2013 7:40 pm

Nah, get a real bike - you'll want one soon enough...
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Re: Thinking of getting a mountain bike. Worth the investmen

Postby bychosis » Tue Sep 24, 2013 8:02 pm

RonK wrote:Nah, get a real bike - you'll want one soon enough...


Bt he's asking about getting a real bike.
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Re: Thinking of getting a mountain bike. Worth the investmen

Postby Mulger bill » Tue Sep 24, 2013 11:04 pm

bychosis wrote:
RonK wrote:Nah, get a real bike - you'll want one soon enough...


But he's asking about getting a real bike.


This.

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Re: Thinking of getting a mountain bike. Worth the investmen

Postby _mike_ » Tue Sep 24, 2013 11:58 pm

Jackfrost wrote:I say go for it. Nothing beats the pure joy of passing a couple of fully kitted out MAMIL on your MTB dressed in a t-shirt, board shorts and running shoes and hearing their groans of despair as you go by.


reminds me of my last weekend on the dualie except replace the shoes with thongs :)

+1 go for it. I ride my roadie a lot more than the mountain bike though. mountain bike is just pure fun where the roadie just makes you want to work hard. We have some great single tracks round perth. Turner hill loop is awesome. Go a dualie

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Re: Thinking of getting a mountain bike. Worth the investmen

Postby RonK » Wed Sep 25, 2013 8:29 am

trailgumby wrote:
Jackfrost wrote:I say go for it. Nothing beats the pure joy of passing a couple of fully kitted out MAMIL on your MTB dressed in a t-shirt, board shorts and running shoes and hearing their groans of despair as you go by.

QFT :lol:

Is he talking about you TG? :lol:
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Re: Thinking of getting a mountain bike. Worth the investmen

Postby Parker » Wed Sep 25, 2013 12:28 pm

Anything to get you back on a bike Chad!!

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