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Newbie looking to get the right bike

11 May, 2012 08:31PM
Hi everyone, great forum and also the sites pretty cool too!

Decided a little while back that I wanted to get a newer bike. I currently have a 21 sp hard tail mtb with gripshifters. Nothing special really.

A bit of background. I used to be a roadie in my 20's but now in my 40's and a little bit heavier (!) I've taken to "explorer" riding either on road or off it. However, whilst on the road I have the tendency to want to go for that "in my 20's speed" but find that I am just spinning the pedals without getting anywhere.

I am looking to get something that will be around the 10-12Kg weight, 21-27 gears (with a larger front crank I guess), disk brakes, slimmer tyres than my 2.175 (I think) and profile bars (but not dropped bars).

I guess most of you will say that this is a custom job but is there anything remotely out there that would help me? Even if someone says get an "ABC" and mod it using "XYZ" then I'm up for suggestions.

For info the off road demands aren't demanding in anyway or form. Far too concerned about breaking anymore bones nowadays!

Any advice will be much appreciated.
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