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    New bike for beginner ?

    How's it going everyone , I'm new to forum and would say a novice in terms of biking . Looking to get a new bike within my budget and have narrowed it down to 3.
    the bikes I'm looking at are the
    GT AVALANCHE 3.0 (2012)
    CANNONDALE SL 5 (2012)
    GIANT TALON 3 (2011)
    my budget is between 350 -450 Gbp

    any help or advice on these bikes or any other within that budget would be appreciated .
    Cheers

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    try posting this in the beginners forum:
    Beginner's Corner

    id ride them all and then decide.

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    Most people on this forum will probably tell you that if a a tight budget is concerned, it is best to buy used. Bikes lose a lot of value, even when they have barely been uses. I don't know if this is as prominent in Britain as it is here in the US. If the bikes listed in your post are all new, you might want to have a look at some used bikes with a bit better components on them. The bikes you listed are ok for beginning, but if you find you really like riding a lot, you will outgrow them rather quickly. Even a used bike, if it has good components, will often be a much better bargain than a new bike with crappy shifters, derailleurs, etc.
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    New bike for beginner ?

    Giant gives you a ton of bike for your buck. Check out their site to get an idea.

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    the bikes you listed would be better for xc

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