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    Looking For A Rigid MTB

    Currently riding a generic rubbish rigid MTB mainly for the ride to catch the train, and the odd bit of fairly worn in tracks. Now I'm looking to buy a fairly decent rigid mtb to ride at weekends, preferably I don't want to spend much more than 300, but I could push it to at most a grand. I'm not after anything fancy, just something low maintence and newbie friendly.

    I can't seem to find many fully rigid MTBs tho. Anyone have any suggestions?

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    The following bike looks like it comes with a rigid fork as stock.

    On-One Inbred Trail X5 Mountain Bike

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    I am tempted by building a bike however for the experience and to help me to maintain the bike in the future.

    And then I'm lost on what frame and forks haha.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Robertwebb745 View Post
    I am tempted by building a bike however for the experience and to help me to maintain the bike in the future.

    And then I'm lost on what frame and forks haha.
    200 for a frame and fork.
    http://www.on-one.co.uk/i/q/FROOVDO126/on_one_inbred_26er_vertical_dropout
    http://www.on-one.co.uk/i/q/FOOOCR26DO/on_one_cromo_26er_mtb_fork_disc_only

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    since there are not many deals on rigid. I think your best bet to get a deal on a front suspension bike, then sell the suspension and buy a rigid fork.
    Last edited by bob13bob; 07-20-2013 at 08:32 PM.

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    Buy a SS! Rigid is pretty much standard for SS. Low cost, low maintenance, noob friendly. And will kick your ass into shape quicker than gears or kill you in the process!
    SS ==> Nut up or Shut up!

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    You can always pick up a rigid for mail-order for pretty short money and put it on any bike. That opens up your shopping options a lot; you've have a lot more choices if you don't have to limit yourself to bikes that are already rigid. Can likely sell of the suspension fork for more than you pay for the rigid too, or hang onto it, as you might want to give it a try as you do more off-road riding.

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