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I'm looking to get myself a new bike this summer now that I've got off my arse and got myself a garden shed to keep one in. I used to be well into it when I was still at my parents' house but that was a lot of years ago.

 

I'm looking for recommendations for a good new bike as I haven't got a clue what the standards are these days. Price range ideally 300-400 quid. Cheers!

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Does anyone know of any good circuits/tracks within an hour or so of Newcastle? I'm heading up to Kielder tomorrow to hit a trail or two but its quite a hike just for an afternoons ride. Ideally we're looking for off road routes with some technical bits (not just uphill and downhill), ideally limiting the amount of tarmac we have to go on.

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Does anyone know of any good circuits/tracks within an hour or so of Newcastle? I'm heading up to Kielder tomorrow to hit a trail or two but its quite a hike just for an afternoons ride. Ideally we're looking for off road routes with some technical bits (not just uphill and downhill), ideally limiting the amount of tarmac we have to go on.

 

Hamsterley forest mate, should be able to get there in an hour from newcastle. take a69, then a68 south.

 

Some really good trails up there, was up there yesterday doing the black route but theres trails for all abilities. If you get into it properly I can reccomend a little trip to the peebles area. We go up every year, do the trails at Glentress the first day, a few beers in Peebles on the night then do Innerliethen the next day. Both are fantastic places!

 

Im sure there will be plenty of biking forums that will have good routes on that are not at proper trail centres too. I think theres one near Blanchland called "the killer loop" or something similar.http://www.mtbtrailfinder.co.uk/html/routes/england/neengland/northumberland.htm

 

 

 

 

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I have a specialised rockhopper, it think there in your price range, hane mine 2 years now and been all over on it. Never had one issue with it.

 

The boardman bikes get an excellent write up, apparently very high spec for the money. The one below is £650 and should be all you will need

 

http://www.halfords.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/product_storeId_10001_catalogId_10151_productId_777775_langId_-1_categoryId_165499

 

I dont think i would go the full suspension route at this budjet though.

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I have a specialised rockhopper, it think there in your price range, hane mine 2 years now and been all over on it. Never had one issue with it.

 

The boardman bikes get an excellent write up, apparently very high spec for the money. The one below is £650 and should be all you will need

 

http://www.halfords.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/product_storeId_10001_catalogId_10151_productId_777775_langId_-1_categoryId_165499

 

I dont think i would go the full suspension route at this budjet though.

i need one specifically off that list though as it's part of the work cycle scheme thingy (ie lots of savings and it comes off before tax)
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Fuck that shit, the trail looks like it'd have some really good flow to it if you weren't 25cm away from hosptialising yourself.

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