Tip & How-To about Cycling

Buying a good bike under a limited budget: Buy a cheap bike from a brand that also makes expensive bikes. If the brand of bike you are looking at also makes much more expensive models (Giant, GT, Trek, Specialized, Bianchi etc) there is a good chance that: some of the technology has filtered down to the cheaper bikes they are a large company with significant expenditure on research and development with years of experience they will have ironed out any little problems the dealer will be familiar with the bike, and your local bike shop will be happier repairing it (and parts will be readily available)

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I have a very limited budget, can I find a good MTB under £500?


yes.
This can only be done by searching out a 'last years model bargain' that was as far over £500 as possible when first offered. Don't buy second hand unless you're absolutely sure the bike has only been ridden a few times. Otherwise you'll find expensive replacement parts soon mount up.

Dec 16, 2010 | Cycling

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hi, looking to buy a new 6v battery for quad bike. there are no stickers on it to identify which brand it is, apart from feber.


Feber makes ride-on toy cars and bikes and also resell batteries made for them under their own brand/logo.
Any good brand of equivalent (Sealed Lead Acid or SLA) battery with the same voltage (eg. 6 Volts) and equal or greater Amperage (e.g. 12 Ah) and approrpriate terminal connections and physical size limitations (must fit the battery compartment) can be purchased as long as a good warranty is given. A higher the Ah rating will result in a longer runtime with the converse also true!
Hope it helps! Let me know if the information is useful.

Aug 10, 2010 | Feber Roadster Waverazor Battery Powered...

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Hi there, i was wondering how good the quality is when it comes down to the important factors of the Titan Fusion 26" Men's Dual-Suspension All-Terrain Bicycle, i am unsure if its worth getting, I want a good bike i can ride on trails and the streets. How safely made are these bikes? Is it a good bike that you would recommend, it seems far too good for the price thanks aidan


If you want to buy a NEW dual-suspension mountain bike that is worth buying, be prepared to spend at least $700 dollars. A GOOD dual-sus bike will run upwards of $1500 and a very nice one will be over $2000. Anything new for under $500 is generally rubbish and money down the drain. The components will be bad, the manufacturing will be bad, the frame will be bad and it will no doubt be problematic if ridden more than occasionally on the street only. i might suggest looking at bike forums or craigslist for a used bike made by one of the reputable manufacturers like Giant, Trek, Specialized, Cannondale or the like. Bargain bikes are not a bargain at all, but money down the drain.

i hope this helps,
matthew

Oct 22, 2009 | TitanNet Titan Fusion 26" Men's...

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