Men's 2014 Momentum Bike OR Trek 3500 Disc 2013
Gday from Australia
New to the forum and new to Mountain bike riding.
I used to ride BMX from a teenager to around 22.
Now I am 29 have a wife and kids and frankly have got fat 113kg (250pound) and am looking to get active and back into riding a little.
Based on that I will be riding mostly on the road, beach (on low tide) and perhaps some trails when I start to get fitter and if interested in doing so.
I am very interested in my competitive shooting and fully understand you get what you pay for. And the buy once and cry one philosophy
But in saying that I am purchasing knowing I am will be getting entry level. I know I am not purchasing a Rolls Royce.
So based on that please bare with me.
The two bikes I have been interested in are the :
Men's 2014 Momentum Bike @ $399 AUD
Men's 2014 Momentum Bike
Trek 3500 Disc 2013 @ $429 AUD
3500 Disc | Trek | 26" Mountain Bikes for sale in Caboolture | 102147947
From what I can see is they are very similar and both are made in some Asian country of where ever.
If some of you guru's would be so kind to look at the specs and share your opinions of what is the better choice.
Please dont suggest I go buy a 2K bike. Thats shooting money that will not be spent.
I am also open to other suggestions. But please consider that buying in Australia is normally much dearer than the US ect
Thanks in advance and as a mod of a shooting forum myself thanks team for the great site.
The forks on those bikes won't be suited to someone that's 250 lb and the springs in them can't be upgraded.
Some other bikes you might want to look at if you're on a budget.
Maybe a hybrid type bike would be more suited to the type of riding you want to do with it.
A while back there was a member on here that had a low end Suntour fork, he weighed 250 lb, he was complaining that his fork was too soft for his weight and the adjustments on the fork made no difference.
I suggested that he contact Suntour and see if a firmer spring was available for the fork.
He contacted them, Suntour replied saying that there was no firmer spring that could be put in the fork and also that he'd need to buy a new fork that was more suited to or adjustable for his weight, they also said the fork he had was rated for riders that weigh 180 lb or less.
For what you are doing, v-brakes would be fine, especially if you can otherwise get a more suitable bike.
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