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dry-waitress-7852

06/21/2021, 10:21 AM
Hey, anyone in cycling here? I'm looking for an off-roader which I can probably take up-to mountains and downhill trails so something robust. MTB seems to be like a super broad and loosely defined category. Would love to connect with someone who knows a bit more. Thanks 🙂
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late-machine-83996

06/21/2021, 10:25 AM
I am looking for tandom cycles. Reliable ones too. I have heard that we get good ones from abroad. There are couple of Bengaluru based setups who manufacture tandom cycles. But I do not know the quality they provide. I used to be riding tandom cycles as part of an NGO out here in Pune
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loud-glass-33663

06/21/2021, 10:34 AM
I cycle but am in the hybrid cycle group. Don’t have an MTB. I use a Trek Bike (Dual Sport 2) but have heard good things about their Marlin line of bikes which are good for folks starting out on trails / mountain biking.
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cuddly-wire-55623

06/21/2021, 1:26 PM
You can try entry level Merida models. They are good and last a long time. Last time I was looking a few years ago they started at around 30 k
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polite-waiter-56273

06/22/2021, 7:03 AM
I use a Trek Dual Sport 2 as well. Though it is not recommended for heavy off-road. If you wanna go up and down on paved roads in the hills, I would recommend go for a road/hybrid bike as they are lighter. Go for mountain bike if you literally wanna go into the woods, though I am not sure if many such places exist in India.
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dry-waitress-7852

06/23/2021, 2:58 AM
@polite-waiter-56273 I don't want to ride on paved road (will be carrying the bike on car instead). I need the bike for off-roading only.
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polite-waiter-56273

06/23/2021, 4:30 AM
I’m that case I agree Marlin would be a good pick.
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dry-waitress-7852

06/23/2021, 5:16 AM
Yeah, seems like marlin is the only solid contender. they don't deliver, so I'll have to pick it up from a location 😞
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polite-waiter-56273

06/23/2021, 8:39 AM
Trek bikes have low availability in general, I had to wait 2 months for mine