Nothing wrong with pretty colours. All part of being a bike tart.
Welcome to the forum, the chaps seem to have covered the choices very well. You might want to have a look at the older models of the Specialised Rockhopper. Top bike for the buck and you'll probably get a good deal on them if you shop around.
Our new bikes
Well after a fair bit of t'internet search we popped into the Samways of Derby today and we walked out with the following;
http://www.ukcyclestore.com/hardtail...comp-2012.html for me
http://www.ukcyclestore.com/category...sc-e-2011.html for Mrs C
Very happy quick ride tonight and can't believe the difference compared to the other bike I was using.
Thanks for all the advice.
Good stuff, is the rockhopper for you?
Enjoy getting them both muddy.
Yes rockhopper is for me. Its a world apart from what i've been riding on recently.
Originally Posted by NorthernMatt
Excellent, have fun, now go and get them dirty:D
welcome to the forum baboby, you will love the rock hopper I am sure
and Mrs b will love the Trek. both great bikes and you will be hooked.
I love the way you said £1200 and then went and then went and spent £1339.99, 139.99 over budget :D
you are gonna fit in here :)
Congrats on the new bikes. We need pics with white goods to make it official.
Originally Posted by Tango
Ahh yes but bit of a deal was done Sarahs was £600 and mine was £635 so not a million miles away. :)
Could be tricky that we live on a narrowboat so going to be awkward to get that photo due to space constraints.
Originally Posted by fredmundo