I need your advice on purchasing a new bike for me.To be ridden recreationally, on Bikepaths and roads sealed and unsealed, BUT definitely not for racing or anything strenuous like that.Stats:
I am 195cm and 115kgs. (So need a very large frame and built for strength, weight of bike is not a consideration).
My current MTBs are 2000 Norco Nitro (this has finally died) and an older Merida Dakar 660 (this is my holidaying bike).What I would like.
I want a Hardtail MTB or similar.
I do not like the look of the Hybrids, but could be convinced to look at one.
Cost: $1,000 tops.
I would change tyres to Schwabe Marathon Plus, as I like these tyres.
Disc or V brakes. I assume for the price V Brakes would be better.
Would prefer the LBS to be close to Braeside but am prepared to drive as far as Frankston. Hint, hint Ducky.
I would like to buy it when we return from Queensland, probably sometime in October or is there a sale time?
Over to you, what make and model do you suggest?