I moved from Woolwich to Falkirk in October and now most of the house stuff is done bar a bit of painting, my eye turns to the wealth of countryside and tracks near me I'm excited to get back to a MTB for the first time since I was a kid in the New Forest. Also my only bike since the move is my trust Pre Cursa which is not fit for any paths near here.
I know close to nothing about MTBs but in terms of requirements:
- Suitable for my little 5'5 frame
- Ideally quite versatile (can take a rigid fork and rack or sus fork)
- Good starting point for learning about riding off road
- Can be used on a turbo indoors (possibly direct drive as a friend has offered my his as he's never used it)
There are lots of good woodland trails near me, Callendar Estate trails and I'm sure heaps more to discover.
I've always liked the look of On-One Inbred for the above, but anything I can get a hold off 2nd hand for around the £400/500 mark ideally the lower end of that would be fantastic.
Things to decide:
Components wise I'll be going for whatever comes with the 2nd hand bike, and I'll just put on whatever the MTB equivalent of 105 is if I feel like upgrading and I'm riding enough.
The other area I'm flummoxed by is MTB sizing - from a google around, it'd appear about 16"?
As you can tell from the above pretty useless BUT I'd love any help/advice people have, and if anyone is near me and fancies a ride let me know!