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  1. #1
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    Beginner - New Bike Help

    Hello everyone,

    Busy shopping around for my first MTB, and looking for help deciding.
    So far, I have narrowed it down to the following two bikes.
    Reason for picking these two was the Hydraulic Brakes, Air Shocks, and of course, budget.

    Any help / advice will be highly appreciated.

    Silverback Sola4 (2014) - R 7,000

    Beginner - New Bike Help-silverback-bicycle-sola4_1.jpg

    Frame: superlight 6061 aluminium
    Fork: suntour xcr air 100mm
    Brakes: shimano br-m395
    Crankset: shimano fc311
    Front deraileur: shimano altus
    Rear deraileur: shimano deore
    Hubs: shimano fh-rm35
    Rims: alex
    Shifters: shimano altus (8 spd)
    Tyres: maxiss sphinx
    Handle bar: sbc light xc
    Seat post: sbc alloy
    Saddle: sbc ride
    Pedals: alloy cage
    Weight: 13.4 kg
    Silverback Sola 4 (2014) Specs

    TITAN 29R TRAIL - R7,000

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    • Hydroformed X7 Disc
    • SR SF14 XCR Air 100mm
    • Titan Comp
    • Titan Flat Bar 660mm
    • Selle Royal
    • Shimano Acera
    • Shimano FD-M190
    • Shimano SL-M310
    • Shimano M131 42/34/24T
    • Shimano M355 with Tektro Rotor 180/160mm
    • KMC Z7
    • Titan 29R Disc
    • Alloy Disc Q/R
    • Titan Racing 29" X 2.10"
    • PP Body/Steel Cage
    • Selle Royal Seta S1
    • Titan Sport

  2. #2
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    At any price range ,bikes will be basically the same ,pick a bike by how it fits and feels to you .If you can't tell the difference ,then by the dealer you like ,the price or color.

  3. #3
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    I'm assuming you've just started mountain biking -- I've been mountain biking for about a year now.

    From one beginner to another -- buy a used bike as your first one. You're going to wreck the hell out of it and probably decide you want something else. I bought a brand new bike as my "first mountain bike" last March, beat the hell out of it - and decided I wanted a FS. Now, I don't even own the bike I bought last March.

    Just get a cheap beater to give yourself time to learn and figure out what you want.
    Last edited by shawneeboy; 03-26-2015 at 08:59 AM.
    Quote Originally Posted by WA-CO View Post
    If you bash it, what do you do? Walk? Don't be a puss. Get back up there and try again.

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