Couldn’t to find a MTB help thread so I decided to make my own.
I am currently thinking about purchasing a Mountain bike, I’m not completely new to the sport. I did briefly own a Kona Stinky (probably over kill) in my early teens. I got it very very second hand and only used it for small trails.
So now im asking myself questions which I don’t know the answers such as.
$1000 dually vs $1000 hardtail vs $??? full rigid.
Mostly what I’ll be doing is cross country riding so I can rule out downhill and jumpers.
A dually sounds good to me but is spending 1000 dollars on an entry level one plain stupid?
Are the parts not as good to match up to the low price tag?
On that note is a hard tail more of a appropriate buy and than in the future spend 2g+ on a FS.
With rigid MTB, I like the idea of smashing hills without dropping 100mm every stroke. But am I limiting my trails by buying one and what are small drops (1-2ft) like on it?
Bikes I’ved looked at include.
Giant Anthem - Seen for around 500-1200 on ebay/gumtree
Giant trance - Bit more expensive than the anthem but doable if convinced.
Kona tanuki - Not much known about it
Having a hard time researching Rigid’s and I’m not sure about hard tails either.