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Old 03-01-20, 09:23 AM
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Another "Looking for a new bike." thread

Good morning

Looking at a new bike best bang for the buck

Im In South Florida and street riding and some light trail riding

Here are the candidates:

the giant and cannondale are 29ers

Giant Talon 3
$550 local

Triumph xcx 27.5” tires
1st post so I cant post a link

www triumphmotorcycles com/mountain-bike
$600 delivered

Cannondale Trail 5 or 6
$750 local

Im open to any other suggestions too.

The local shops will take 10% off plus tax

Thoughts?

Thanks in advance!
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Old 03-01-20, 08:45 PM
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Originally Posted by Redrovermiami View Post
Good morning

Looking at a new bike best bang for the buck

Im In South Florida and street riding and some light trail riding

Here are the candidates:

the giant and cannondale are 29ers

Giant Talon 3
$550 local

Triumph xcx 27.5 tires
1st post so I cant post a link

www triumphmotorcycles com/mountain-bike
$600 delivered

Cannondale Trail 5 or 6
$750 local

Im open to any other suggestions too.

The local shops will take 10% off plus tax

Thoughts?

Thanks in advance!

Was surprised to see that Triumph manufactures a MTB.
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Old 03-01-20, 09:57 PM
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For hardtail mountain bikes at this price points most bikes are more similar than not. You'll get a serviceable drivetrain, some inexpensive but also serviceable hydraulic brakes, a heavy and mostly nonadjustable coil spring fork. Unless you're getting a particularly good deal, I'd stick to a major brand (the Giant or the Cannondale) and either pick a less expensive bike like the Talon 3, or increase your price point and find something with a 1x drivetrain and air sprung fork. A local shop offers a fair amount of value over an online sale that's useful to take into account--they will be fully assembled at pickup, and will offer additional support.
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Triumph. I had a Triumph 10 speed bicycle back in the early seventies. I road the C&O canal with it. Some time afterwards the frame down tube broke above the shifters. I had it sleeved and brazed. It was Candy Apple red.
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