Jump to content

What bike to go for


Fassy
 Share

Recommended Posts

Hi

Im new to mountain biking which bike would you recomend getting im looking to spend up to R8500

im look at the gt zaskar elite 09 and mongoose otero super 09

Thanks

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • Replies 36
  • Created
  • Last Reply

Top Posters In This Topic

Top Posters In This Topic

Welcome to the hub.

This one is gonna go on forever and confuse you even more. Zaskar is great, ride it, if you like it - buy it. You're gonna get hooked and upgrade in a year anyway.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I would go for the GT simply because I think the mongoose are really ugly and generally comes with components not readily available in SA.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I would go for the GT simply because I think the mongoose are really ugly and generally comes with components not readily available in SA.

 

im no expert on the myriad of mtb choices. however. one of the most amazing bikes i've ever ridden was a GT Zaskar expert

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Buy the best bike you can afford - more importantly though, make sure it fits you correctly. My first MTB was too big, and I really didn't enjoy my riding, upgraded to a better, correctly fitted bike, and what a difference.

 

Size does matter...

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Size does matter...

 

So smaller is sometimes better... Yes! This bodes well for a lot of guys B)

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Hi

Im new to mountain biking which bike would you recomend getting im looking to spend up to R8500

im look at the gt zaskar elite 09 and mongoose otero super 09

Thanks

That's the best choice.

GT and Mongoose have the best priced bikes on the market

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Welcome to the hub.

This one is gonna go on forever and confuse you even more. Zaskar is great, ride it, if you like it - buy it. You're gonna get hooked and upgrade in a year anyway.

Maybe we should try swing him toward Silverbacks?? ;)

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Maybe we should try swing him toward Silverbacks?? ;)

Ha ha! I seem to have created a rep for myself. Great idea though. Fassie do a search for Silverback. You will find loads of adverts. I think you can even get a Mercury 2 for like 500 bucks...

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Ha ha! I seem to have created a rep for myself. Great idea though. Fassie do a search for Silverback. You will find loads of adverts. I think you can even get a Mercury 2 for like 500 bucks...

 

Tim this is actually getting irksome, do me a favour go out with the SB crew, try the bikes and then come try and badmouth them. I'm fully fed up with know it all's that have no fcuking clue what they are on about. For instance if i say tim henman can't play tennis that is a fact, if i said GT makes a crap bike i would be lying ive never been on one.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Tim this is actually getting irksome, do me a favour go out with the SB crew, try the bikes and then come try and badmouth them. I'm fully fed up with know it all's that have no fcuking clue what they are on about. For instance if i say tim henman can't play tennis that is a fact, if i said GT makes a crap bike i would be lying ive never been on one.

How about chilling the **** out for once? So much of anger. It was a joke, really.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Many a love affair with MTB started on a GT.

 

HIT IT - you will not be sorry with the option you going for...

Link to comment
Share on other sites

buy the one with lots of gears. it must also have bar ends on risers added benefit is you look pretty pimped out if you do that

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
 Share

Settings My Forum Content My Followed Content Forum Settings Ad Messages My Ads My Favourites My Saved Alerts My Pay Deals Help Logout