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    Default Quality Mountainbike brands?

    hi all,

    My 2 daughters have outgrown their current bikes.

    Looking at a 26" and a 24" ladies/girls config, expecting these need to last a bit longer.

    The current 16" and 20" from Makro did a decent job for the short duty period required.

    So for the next level of quality after the supermarket stuff - which would be a good quality bike at a reasonable price?
    (thinking the regions of R2500 ea. if at all possible - I know the sky is the limit... )
    And where do I buy?


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    I find Merida prices reasonable. You might struggle though to get any decent bike at that price range.
    Last edited by Roberto Betta; 2019/04/08 at 04:40 PM.

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    Think secondhand, especially with the 26". Nobody buys them anymore (everybody on 29") and you might pick up good quality bikes at a good price.
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    There is a big sale on Merida at Solomons cycles, but theyre already running out...not sure which branch is closest, I saved 30%. And they may have trade ins... esp 26" wheels

    I think there are more than these advertised on special
    https://solomonscycles.co.za

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    I know someone who has a small Giant 26er for sale for 2250 her daughter has out grown it.

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    Check the BikeHub classifieds - often good deals there.
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    Thanks guys - looking into...
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    Default Re: Quality Mountainbike brands?

    Quote Originally Posted by Oscar View Post
    Think secondhand, especially with the 26". Nobody buys them anymore (everybody on 29") and you might pick up good quality bikes at a good price.
    Think he was reffering to the old bike size numbers and not the wheel sizes.
    Diamondback very good value for money but might be out of your budget.
    As suggested look at 2nd hand.

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    Default Re: Quality Mountainbike brands?

    Also look at Axis bikes. Reasonably priced.

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    Wheel size is exactly what he was referring to. Lots of small used 26ers for very good deals which might fit someone who has way outgrown a 20-24.

    As soon as my son is big enough to fit my 26 FS bike I will look for something else (assuming I can find pivots for it)
    Last edited by SimonB; 2019/04/09 at 11:48 AM.
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    Default Re: Quality Mountainbike brands?

    Bikehub classifieds. You'll also find a myriad of threads there with the exact same basic question as yours.

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