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    What are you all riding in sunny Singapore? Are MTBs expensive?

    I'm looking for a replacement for my cheapo Marin and was wondering what Hardtrail bike would you recommend? I'm going for disc brakes this time and I'm after something light.

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    This is cool, anyone know where to get this in local?


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    Quote Originally Posted by informer
    What are you all riding in sunny Singapore? Are MTBs expensive?

    I'm looking for a replacement for my cheapo Marin and was wondering what Hardtrail bike would you recommend? I'm going for disc brakes this time and I'm after something light.
    For me -

    1994 GT Saddleback - revived with new parts
    Chase - for the extremes and street riding

    Well, you can take a look at Specialized / Kona's range. I'd recommend the Kona Kula. Parts wise, it's really not bad.

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    hi,

    what's your budget?

    usually light = expensive

    Quote Originally Posted by informer
    What are you all riding in sunny Singapore? Are MTBs expensive?

    I'm looking for a replacement for my cheapo Marin and was wondering what Hardtrail bike would you recommend? I'm going for disc brakes this time and I'm after something light.

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    Quote Originally Posted by catchlights
    This is cool, anyone know where to get this in local?

    I saw something like this at Giant, Marina Sq. Ya damn cool looking and i tried riding it at the store. Chopper style, a bit not used to it.

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    mine a 'Fisher'. Gary Fisher F3.

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    I'm a Roadies. But since my back hub became faulty, it has been collecting dust. No mola to change.

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    Quote Originally Posted by informer
    What are you all riding in sunny Singapore? Are MTBs expensive?

    I'm looking for a replacement for my cheapo Marin and was wondering what Hardtrail bike would you recommend? I'm going for disc brakes this time and I'm after something light.
    You may want to buy a Fisher, cost app > $2000.
    http://www.fisherbike.co.uk/bikes/20...0Hardtails.htm

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    heh heh.. seems we have enthusiastic cyclists aplenty in CS..im not up to it, but why not someone arrange outing! all go cycling together..haha! kenele you hardcore eh. shiok.
    spore not much natural chance to justify usage of pro-class mountain bikes..but street bikes n gear more applicable? what do u guys think.

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    Yeah! cycle and shoot in Ubin, the perfect combi, however gotta be a good cyclist, you don't want any mishap on your camera " it's ok if i fall but not my camera".

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    Quote Originally Posted by doug3fflux
    heh heh.. seems we have enthusiastic cyclists aplenty in CS..im not up to it, but why not someone arrange outing! all go cycling together..haha! kenele you hardcore eh. shiok.
    spore not much natural chance to justify usage of pro-class mountain bikes..but street bikes n gear more applicable? what do u guys think.

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    street bikes? ... i'm still a n00b @ street riding

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    yeah.. let go street RIDE~

    hehehe/e/ at nite can?? afternoon hot hot~~~ :P

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    Quote Originally Posted by informer
    What are you all riding in sunny Singapore? Are MTBs expensive?

    I'm looking for a replacement for my cheapo Marin and was wondering what Hardtrail bike would you recommend? I'm going for disc brakes this time and I'm after something light.

    Marin bikes aren't cheapo unless yours feels like one because it's a low-end model. But at least it's not a Urata, Aleoca, or the sort that you find in supermarkets.

    I'm riding an old model of GT Zaskar. Even though it's has a 7-speed cassette and cantilever brakes, it holds up to the abuse that it gets when I go to the Bukit Timah trails.

    But to answer your question, MTBs are as expensive as you want them to be. IMHO, disc brakes are not that necessary, unless you ride on wet and muddy terrain most of the time. Nevertheless, higher-end bikes are now equipped with disc brakes. And since you want a light bike, I suspect it's likely to be in the high-end ($1.8k and above), and you'll get disc brakes anyway.

    I'd stick to more reputable brands (not in any order of merit):

    Kona
    Cannondale
    GT
    Giant (not to be confused with the Giant hypermart)
    Schwinn
    Rocky Mountain
    Specialist
    Marin
    Trek
    Gary Fisher
    ... the list goes on

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    I'm not an expert on bikes or biking, but I guess I know just enough to pick the right one for my own riding pleasure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by catchlights
    This is cool, anyone know where to get this in local?

    who ever ride this sure have big leg muscles...
    Logging Off. "You have 2,631 messages stored, of a total 400 allowed." don't PM me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by roadsandtrails
    Marin bikes aren't cheapo unless yours feels like one because it's a low-end model. But at least it's not a Urata, Aleoca, or the sort that you find in supermarkets.

    I'm riding an old model of GT Zaskar. Even though it's has a 7-speed cassette and cantilever brakes, it holds up to the abuse that it gets when I go to the Bukit Timah trails.

    But to answer your question, MTBs are as expensive as you want them to be. IMHO, disc brakes are not that necessary, unless you ride on wet and muddy terrain most of the time. Nevertheless, higher-end bikes are now equipped with disc brakes. And since you want a light bike, I suspect it's likely to be in the high-end ($1.8k and above), and you'll get disc brakes anyway.

    I'd stick to more reputable brands (not in any order of merit):

    Kona
    Cannondale
    GT
    Giant (not to be confused with the Giant hypermart)
    Schwinn
    Rocky Mountain
    Specialist
    Marin
    Trek
    Gary Fisher
    ... the list goes on

    Disclaimer:
    I'm not an expert on bikes or biking, but I guess I know just enough to pick the right one for my own riding pleasure.
    Bro .. don't tell me you own a black GT Zaskar .. whatever you do. Keep it. Its better than the current generation of Zaskars - i'd die to have one of those in my collection

    Two other brands you can consider are Jamis, Kinesis (hope i got the spelling right) . If you like steel bikes, On-One would be the best choice.

    I'd go for the Cannondale as build is very good but it comes at a price. My suggestion is, go take a look at the Kula.
    Last edited by dEthANGeL; 24th August 2005 at 05:13 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bluestrike
    yeah.. let go street RIDE~

    hehehe/e/ at nite can?? afternoon hot hot~~~ :P
    Most mtb no light, must buy one like that. Before we go ( if we go) we have to consider these factor ( no offence here, we are photographer first and cyclist 2nd A) the prefer route b) Day and time C) Duration 4) Getting there 5) Leader etc. Importantly your fitness level cos those lagging behind must at least be able to know where to meet or takes alternative routes.

    Anyway which is the best routes?
    1) Bukit timah
    2) West Coast
    3) Ghim Moh canal to Juroung
    4) East Coast park
    5) Pasir Ris park
    6) Ubin
    7) Sentosa
    8) Your suggestions

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    hmmm
    I think for a start, we must decide.. are we going to cycle or are we going to shoot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by roadsandtrails
    Kona
    Cannondale
    GT
    Giant (not to be confused with the Giant hypermart)
    Schwinn
    Rocky Mountain
    Specialist
    Marin
    Trek
    Gary Fisher
    ... the list goes on
    .. not to forget Litespeed & Merlin. Ti frames are the best. But cost a bomb tho"

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    Quote Originally Posted by damian77
    .. not to forget Litespeed & Merlin. Ti frames are the best. But cost a bomb tho"
    You missed out Seven

    anyway ... get the route planned first ?
    Last edited by dEthANGeL; 24th August 2005 at 11:32 PM.

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    own a Giant ATX-870 with Rockshox SL4 U-turn fork, Shimano Deore hydraulic disc brakes & LX RD.

    have this bike since 1999

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