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im a student...im plannin to buy cycle..im confused with which one to buy...im plannin to go to college(8kms from ma place)and some trekkin with friends..my max budget is 16.5k can someone suggest me one cycle:)

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Comment by Deepak Kini on January 30, 2012 at 8:57pm

The Btwin is better than the Fomas.

Look around a bit more and come back and tell what you can find.

Comment by Shaikh Mohammed Imran on January 30, 2012 at 8:42pm

I think u can go for fomas mtb delux. its a nice bike. my brother bought one last saturday.

Comment by chethan konkodi on January 30, 2012 at 8:31pm

whats the openion about btwin rockrider 5.2?im plannin to buy that

Comment by Deepak Kini on January 26, 2012 at 7:32pm

16.5k is an ideal budget for a hybrid - if you aren't going to bash around too much, that is.

I was in the exact same position as you exactlt a year ago. I bought a Schwinn Frontier Sport for Rs. 12500 at that time (the cost is about 19k now). My friend at that time bought a Giant Revel 1. He paid 17.9k.

I used the bike for a few months for cycling around college and the occasional medium long (50km) ride.

Eventually, I found out that I was really into cycling. The light trail riding that I had started off with turned more into bashing and long rides at night through the forests of the Western Ghats.

That was the time I really felt the inadequacy of the bike. The tires were hopeless so I had to shell in 3k for new Bontrager ones.

In time, I found out that the bike I had bought was useless to upgrade so I had to go for a new one, that I wouldn't upgrade for the next 3 years. I bought a Cannondale Trail SL 2 a few weeks ago. It set me back upwards of half a lakh.

My friend still has the Revel 1. He can upgrade his bike as he wishes. The bike will eventually become better than mine (after upgrading) and it will cost him less than the 70k combined it cost me to get a bike that adheres to my requirements.

That is why I always maintain, buy the bike you can almost NOT afford. I guarantee you won't regret it.

SOME VALUABLE tips:

- Go for brands like Giant and Schwinn.

- Look for second-hand Cannondales.

Get a good aluminium bike, preferably the Schwinn Sporterra if you want a hybrid. For a bit of trail bashing, check out Giant's Revel series.

Here are the links:


www.trackandtrail.com

www.redroosterlifecycle.com

My sincere advice, again, LOOK BEYOND INDIAN BIKES.

Most of them at this range are designed for kids.

Comment by Longshine Global on January 25, 2012 at 5:36pm

you can go for FOMAS MTB KING DELUX  MRP:9600/-

Comment by Sanam Marik on January 22, 2012 at 8:08pm

sorry, forgot to mention that these prices are without vat...

Comment by Sanam Marik on January 22, 2012 at 8:05pm

Hi, you can go for Adidas Genius. Yesterday only I visited two cycle stores and found the price to be 16k and 13.5k for Adidas Genius..Its in Kolktata...Visit a cycle store and check out the price at your place...

Best of Luck...!!!

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