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    Default 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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TomSawyer View Post

    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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    You may get same comments here as in bikeszone...go for a test ride and choose the one you like

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    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 at 01:27 AM. Reason: Post buying update
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    Quote 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

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    ^^^^ found the addresses of firefox showrooms on the firefox site..

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    buy FF at your own risk . You've been warned
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    Quote 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

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    coplay - which bike did you get?

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    Quote 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)!
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    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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