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Buying Advice sought: Hardtail mountain bike

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  • Buying Advice sought: Hardtail mountain bike

    My requirement for a new bike:
    1. Hard Tail
    2. Disks at the front for downhill stopping power & in wet weather.
    I could fit aftermarket, if the mounting provision is available. so V brakes are ok.
    3. Light weight: I'll be doing lot of hill climbing in Coorg, Nandi hills, Kodachadri... ; maybe Nilgiris & Leh too ! .
    I dont mind a steel or Al frame.
    4. Easy & economical availability of spares.
    5. I won't be upgrading in the near future (distant too). So it's got to be a good build.

    My work place is 5 kms from home. I could save that 40m at the gym. Its not just me, it's 3 more buddys jumping in! Same bike for all of us.

    My height: 5'8. So what would be the appro frame size.
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    I've shortlisted :
    Decathlon Rockrider 5.2 - good enough
    Firefox Viper - was told quality varies from unit to unit.
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    How are Suncross, LA, Haro Flightline Sport (looks yummy ), Schwinn, Raleigh. Havn't checked their models yet.
    Trek & Merida - out of bound .

    Thanks,
    Kaveriappa
    Note: I'm from Bengaluru.
    Originally posted by TomSawyer
    Topics here dont require Mod approval. Cool
    Last edited by TomSawyer; 04-18-2009, 01:46 PM. Reason: Darn! Never get it right the 1st time.
    Kaveriappa
    _________
    I know that you believe that you understood what you think I said, but I am not sure you realize that what you heard is not what I meant.
    - Robert McCloskey

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    Originally posted by TomSawyer View Post

    My height: 5'8. So what would be the appro frame size.
    ---------
    I've shortlisted :
    Decathlon Rockrider 5.2 - good enough
    Firefox Viper - was told quality varies from unit to unit.
    ---------

    You may get same comments here as in bikeszone...go for a test ride and choose the one you like
    Can't be a victim

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    • #3
      Shelved my buying plans until June. I'm going for an Indian make bike, for starters. The last I cycled was 8 years ago. Had a single speed Hercules MTB, & what a beating it took.

      Edit: 12:19 AM 5/7/2009
      Got a Hero Thunder Racer on 3rd May. After flexing the gray cells on MTBs, ended up buying a roadbike, considering long distance riding. The videsi road bikes were yummy, but are in the upper limits of 25k INR.
      Last edited by TomSawyer; 05-07-2009, 01:27 AM. Reason: Post buying update
      Kaveriappa
      _________
      I know that you believe that you understood what you think I said, but I am not sure you realize that what you heard is not what I meant.
      - Robert McCloskey

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      • #4
        Originally posted by rajiv_359 View Post
        You may get same comments here as in bikeszone...go for a test ride and choose the one you like
        where is Bikezone??? pls dont tell me Orion motors...
        Now I am all tempted to ride a new bike.
        Whare in Bangalore can I get a nice bike for 10k??

        PS: my Girlfriend says she'll get me a new one if I am determined to lose weight
        Never Argue with an Idiot !!!
        He will bring you down to his level and beat you with his experience.

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        • #5
          ^^^^ found the addresses of firefox showrooms on the firefox site..
          Never Argue with an Idiot !!!
          He will bring you down to his level and beat you with his experience.

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          • #6
            buy FF at your own risk . You've been warned
            Kaveriappa
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            I know that you believe that you understood what you think I said, but I am not sure you realize that what you heard is not what I meant.
            - Robert McCloskey

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Coplay@180 View Post
              where is Bikezone??? pls dont tell me Orion motors...
              bikeszone is an online bicycling community. you will get answers to every query you have on bicycles..

              www.bikeszone.com
              Yamaha R15 | Merida SUB 20MD

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              • #8
                coplay - which bike did you get?

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by GokulR View Post
                  coplay - which bike did you get?
                  coplay aint getting new bike/old ZMA.
                  poor fellow, he is asking me to get an used HERO RANGER SWING!

                  he recently got a new job in a garment factory
                  rite coplay(noplay)!
                  YAMAHA
                  HONDA
                  IDEAL JAWA

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                  • #10
                    Hi,
                    I own a Merida TFS XC 400D. Its an amazing bike with good components. Comes with the shimano Deore 27 speed combo. Both the brakes are hydraulic disc - Hayes Ryder. Comes with original Merida TFS tyres. It costed me 43K & got it from Venky's.

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