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Suggestions please

Postby meags24 » Wed Feb 27, 2013 11:46 am

Hi there,

I'm after a bike for some light weekend trail riding as well as the occasional spin to work (half trail/half road) flat surfaces. I've currently got an Avanti Giro purchased 2008 however there are alot of trails around where I live and I find I don't end up riding as the road bike isn't suitable.

Any suggestions? i'm 6ft so generally prefer Mens bikes for the size.

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Re: Suggestions please

Postby Mulger bill » Wed Feb 27, 2013 12:27 pm

G'Day Meags, welcome outside :)

It's hard to be specific without knowing the type of trails, are you talking well groomed or rough and rocky singletrack?

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Re: Suggestions please

Postby meags24 » Wed Feb 27, 2013 1:03 pm

I would say well groomed

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Postby Mulger bill » Wed Feb 27, 2013 1:07 pm

You could probably get away with a decent 700c hybrid but a bike from the Cyclocross stable would be the best compromise IMO.
Do you have some sort of budget in mind?
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Postby meags24 » Wed Feb 27, 2013 3:51 pm

I don't have a budget in mind...I think I paid around $1000 for the Avanti back then. I guess they are worth half that now. If I could sell that and get a new one with only a small changeover cost that would be ideal.

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Re: Suggestions please

Postby antipodean » Wed Feb 27, 2013 8:47 pm

2013 Oppy SL
2013 Boardman CX Pro
2012 KHS Yuma 29er

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Postby Mulger bill » Wed Feb 27, 2013 8:57 pm

antipodean wrote:This might do the trick.

http://www.torpedo7.com.au/products/KHB ... e-29er-mtb

Methinks you could be right, killer deal.
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Re: Suggestions please

Postby meags24 » Thu Feb 28, 2013 4:01 pm

Thanks for the tip, I'll look into it!

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Re: Suggestions please

Postby AndrewBurns » Thu Feb 28, 2013 4:42 pm

I've ridden dirt roads on my carbon road bike, but it wasn't fun :P

I love my CX bike, a CX with 35c knobby tyres would do well on fire trails and be faster on the road, depends what side of the compromise you want to be on. For example : http://www.wiggle.com/boardman-cx-comp/
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