What bike for an Old Guy

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What bike for an Old Guy

Postby nauticatarcher » Wed Apr 22, 2009 8:14 am

Hi, watched a couple of guys mucking around on there Trials Bikes the other day and as i used to ride motorbike Trials in younger days, I thought it might be fun to get a trials Bicycle, These days I ride a SS 29er,
What would be a good starter bike for a 46yr old 6'2" 120kg rider, Please dont fall over laughing, i wont be doing anything too serious, just having a bit of Fun



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Re: What bike for an Old Guy

Postby motostar99 » Wed Apr 22, 2009 9:23 am

I promise I won't laugh! :lol: just joking! I think it's great you want to get back into it.

I have just recently bought a trials pushbike. I got a Monty 219 Alp which is a great bike for playing around on, which is all i want to do. I would recommend that, except it is only a 20", so might not suit you as well. I would prob recommend to go for a 26" bike because i'd say it would suit your stature better.

Check out some of the bikes at http://www.montybicycles.com.au/ and the observedtrials.net forums are pretty good too.

Where abouts are you located? I got my bike from Tim at Expressive Bikes, he's situated on the Gold Coast, QLD but he could no doubt ship a bike if you were elsewhere. Give him a call and he could prob put together something for you at a good price to suit what you're looking for.

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Re: What bike for an Old Guy

Postby motostar99 » Wed Apr 22, 2009 9:27 am

forgot the expressive bikes link:

http://expressivebikes.com/

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Re: What bike for an Old Guy

Postby Jeremy7086 » Fri Jun 27, 2014 3:53 pm

You should look for a cruiser or a comfort bike. These bikes have high-rise handlebars that help you to sit up and lean back so you won't be hunched over. They also have wide tires for a smooth ride, few gears, and shock-absorbing forks and seat posts.




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