Category: Bike Buying

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Which Mountain Bike is Right For Me?

This is Chapter 2 of my guide to Which Mountain Bike is right for you. Make sure to read the rest here: ‘What Mountain Bike Guide‘. I could easily start this Chapter by trotting out...

Back to Basics – Moving from full suspension to titanium hardtail 5

Back to Basics – Moving from full suspension to titanium hardtail

Ok, I’ll admit it at last. I’m really not so good a rider, especially downhill, that I need a full suspension bike. That stubby little shock might make it nice and smooth, kind and...

Finding a quality second hand bike – searching ebay and beyond 6

Finding a quality second hand bike – searching ebay and beyond

I’ve mentioned before that most of the bikes I own were bought second hand, and, as long as you’re careful about it it’s a great way to get yourself some awesome kit without having...

Incoming Hardtail – Giant XTC 0 bike with XTR Groupset 0

Incoming Hardtail – Giant XTC 0 bike with XTR Groupset

My second hand mountain bike buying has taken a turn for the worse. I’ve just splurged far too much money on a new hardtail… In the past couple of months I’ve been planning a...

Second Hand Mountain Bikes: Buying on Ebay and Beyond 7

Second Hand Mountain Bikes: Buying on Ebay and Beyond

No matter how much we think they’re worth it, mountain bikes are pretty expensive when you get to the higher end models. A brand new, decent full suspension bike will normally set you back...