mr626 wrote:Thanks for the reply Slow6. I've been keeping an eye on gumtree and I'm pretty sure I saw that bike previously.
I guess I'm slightly hesitant to purchase something like a dual suspension bike second hand, as I really don't feel that I know enough about fixing/maintaining them (yet!). Agreed, it seems to be in good condition and at a good price though. I'm about 2 hours away from where that particular bike is located unfortunately, but I might contact the seller anyway and see what he says.
Probably still leaning towards buying new though
Fair enough.. I'm still going to drop anything cool I see around Sydney in this thread to taunt you.. You'll eventually have to buy something just to shut me up
This Kona is dripping in xtr and again would be a lot of fun. The terrible photography might help keep the price low too.
Bicycle mechanics is as easy as pie and between this forum and the thousands of step by step videos from random guys on youtube you'll never be stuck for long. A new bike in the lower range is also going to require maintenance very quickly anyway.. either way you'll be getting greasy soon enough.