First mountain bike - advice please

Apr 23, 2020
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Hi guys,
Although I'm a cycling fanatic, I haven't cycled bikes for many years.
Anyway, I have a lot of free time now and I would like to get back on the bike, but off the road. I'm thinking of a budget mountain bike for $900.
Any and all suggestions much appreciated.
 
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The bottom bracket, cranks and pedals and hubs are all complete junk on that bike.
Its a $500 bike. Is there a bike at that price with better BB, cranks, hubs, and pedals? Point the OP to it. I was just trying to give one direction to the OP (yep from my LBS). I honestly don't know anything about bikes at that price point.
 
Oct 21, 2020
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get full suspension if you can. I got a budget hardtail bike when I got back into it and immediately wished i'd forked out on full suspension
 
Feb 1, 2021
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The bike I've got is pretty decent and pretty cheap Carrera Vengeance was ~£350, 27.5" tyres, fits me (6ft) well

I find it really comfortable for the trails in my area despite it being a hardtail.

Would reccomend for the price.
 
Feb 5, 2021
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get full suspension if you can. I got a budget hardtail bike when I got back into it and immediately wished i'd forked out on full suspension
I agree on that sensus, wishing i had been less cheap and gotten a full suspension at the start too instead of a cheap hard tail
 
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