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    Default Mtb buying advice needed

    Hi everyone.. I've been thinking of getting an MTB.. i have a budget of 15k and have the following bikes in mind

    1. Montra madrock 2017
    2. Cosmic entourer 27.5(a local store sells them for 14.4k)
    3. Btwin rockrider 340

    I don't think I'll be able to get upgrades soon so i would like something that will take a rookie's beating in moderately rough trails for at least 2 years (ignoring tire and inner tube replacements)

    And what tools should I get?
    I'm thinking about getting the crank brothers 19 multitool

    Thanks in advance
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    Default Re: Mtb buying advice needed

    I am not too sure about the specific models. But i would in general prefer the Btwin brand among the three.

    2 years is a long time and if you ride regularly enough, you would be using your bike in such condition that sooner rather than later, it will need to be upgraded.

    Though it is all relative, what might be moderate trails for you, might be nothing for someone else or vice versa. If you actually ride regularly, my bet is that you would outgrow these bikes in 3 months tops!

    Check this Facebook group called Cyclop for buying/ selling used bikes. You might get a good deal on a better bike there.

    Things to buy:

    Helmet first and foremost. Gloves. Allen key set. Puncture repair kit. Extra tubes to carry on the trails. Taillight / headlight if you plan to commute. Water bottle and bottle holder.

    You can then slowly keep adding to the things you require, as you require them.
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    Default Re: Mtb buying advice needed

    Are zoom brakes and forks as bad as people say they are?

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    By the way... the bike store had another 2 bikes that I might be able to buy if i wait a few months

    1. Raleigh terrain 30 for 19k
    2. Raleigh talus 2.5 for 26k

    Are they worth spending more?

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    Default Re: Mtb buying advice needed

    Another question..
    A bike store a bit far from me has scott, gt.... is there anything good in the range around 20k

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    Default Re: Mtb buying advice needed

    I got a Montra Rock 1.1D at 19k last month. Its pretty good though I am a beginner in cycling.
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    I looked around cyclop ... it's pure heaven.. one guy was selling a 600,000 carbon xc bike for ~200,000.
    I'm a bit uncomfortable about not being able to inspect used stuff before buying.
    One of my uncle's friends is a MTB racer. He might be able to give me a week of tutoring on MTB in one of the coming months... I'll ask him for bike buying advice as well. But please don't let that stop you from giving suggestions.
    And do you have any suggestions on YouTube MTB channels? I have been watching GMBN and Seth's bikes hacks regularly...
    The max i can spend is 20k (+5k if it is that good)

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    Quote Originally Posted by AshishTamhane View Post
    I got a Montra Rock 1.1D at 19k last month. Its pretty good though I am a beginner in cycling.
    Have you taken it out to trails?

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    @monk.... what suggestions do you have for MTBs under 20k

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    Quote Originally Posted by positron View Post
    Have you taken it out to trails?
    Not really. Just a small country road. I am trying to learn bunny hops and track stands.

    The stuff that he does on Seth's bike hacks is truly awesome!
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