New Bike - £250 budget?

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After a new bike, got about £250-300 to spend.

I know i'm not going to get anything amazing but in the past i've only ever had bikes from Halfords and the like so i'm guessing i'l notice a bit of difference in terms of quality etc?

Would be used for "off road" at the weekends, trails etc.

Any reccomendations?

Cheers.
 
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This question comes up a fair bit. Seems 250-300 is a standard budget.

I got a Specialized Hardrock Sport for just under 250 quid as it was a 2005 model. You will be hard pushed to find a better bike for the money.

Specialized Hardrock/ Hardrock Sport or a Trek 4300 would be my recommendations.

Best thing to do is go ride some at a local bike shop then buy the one you like online and save 50 quid or so
 
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Why not go for a second hand 'older' model. I picked up a Marin Mount vision(00) for £200. This bike was over £2k new and has had all of it's major parts upgraded(shock/forx/brakes etc)
 
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For that budget I would look at a hardtail (Front suspension), although really you do need a few hundred more on a quality bike.

I would look at second hadnd
 
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