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Best MTB for around R8000

Cav''s Photo Cav' 22 Jul 2011

Hi I,ve decided to take up mountain biking ( already on the road ) and would like to know what Hardtail would be best for R 8000 max. I see solomons have a few bikes , at the moment the Bianchi's (Kuma 5300&5500) look good but cant i get something better than Shimano Deore for that price maybe...
Any advise?

(Helmet, shoes, etc does not have to be in the R8k budget)

thanks
Jan
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scotty's Photo scotty 22 Jul 2011

Have a look at www.obike.co.za they have a few decent bikes in that range,

Silverback are also good value for money, for around R8000 you should be able to get the Spectra (Mix SLX/XT, RS Recon Gold shock) http://www.silverbacklab.com
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Cav''s Photo Cav' 22 Jul 2011

Thanks scotty had a look, the cannondale doesnt look to bad (Cannondale - Trail SL2 2010) for 8K
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brad890's Photo brad890 22 Jul 2011

take a look here for a general price idea

http://www.cyclefact...le-factory.html

then look up what you can get the best bang for your buck in terms of components (normally merida or silverback)

and in terms of buying a bike. Chat to the guys at hotspot cycles in menlyn, at the attebury value mart shopping center i think it is. they generally have the best prices in PTA
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Thumper's Photo Thumper 22 Jul 2011

Check out solomons in woodmead, they always have good deals on the go.
Chat to kelly and he'll sort you out.
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Cav''s Photo Cav' 22 Jul 2011

I think its a dual between the folowing 2 bikes
http://www.obike.co..../ProductsB.aspx
http://www.jjcycling...uma-5500-XQ.gif

The cannondale has bit better specs but the bianchi is a beauty!
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Cav''s Photo Cav' 22 Jul 2011

Ok will go to hotspot and solomons first before leaning towards a certain bike
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rudipollard's Photo rudipollard 22 Jul 2011

Silverback Ventura
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canfan's Photo canfan 22 Jul 2011

Thanks scotty had a look, the cannondale doesnt look to bad (Cannondale - Trail SL2 2010) for 8K

The SL2 is an awesome bike! Best bike for the money in my opinion. But then again I am biased.
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Ramrod's Photo Ramrod 22 Jul 2011

Or you could buy my GT Zaskar Pro with XT and carbon cranks. Depends what size frame you are though. LOL
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heed0's Photo heed0 23 Jul 2011

Silverback Ventura


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