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Postby Chris C » Mon Mar 16, 2009 2:57 pm

One of my friends (not in the Wheelers, yes I do have some) wants to invest about £1,500 in a full suspension MTB. He is mechanically competent but would like to buy reasonably locally so he can get the bouncy bits serviced and fettled as needed. I cannot help him as, being on the Dark Side, I wouldn't even recognise a disc brake if one jumped up and bit me. Does anyone have any suggestions for the bike, dealer or both? Thank you.
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Re: Local MTB dealers

Postby Toni Mion » Mon Mar 16, 2009 6:23 pm

I'm no mtb expert, but from visiting various local shops I'd say the specialists are;-

Bicycle Smithy in Hazel Grove, Cycle Centre Congleton or Royles in Wilmslow.

Former two would be my first recommendations on the grounds that the mechanics are more visible/accessible i.e. you know who's going to handle your pride and joy (ooerrr! :wink: ). It all seems a bit mysterious/surgical in the other establishment.
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Re: Local MTB dealers

Postby Claire » Mon Mar 16, 2009 6:40 pm

Wayne (him in doors) got a new specialized stump jumper last year and loves it, they just done a new frame for the xc which is a bit cheaper. But if your mate wants to give wayne a buzz if he has a spare day to talk about bikes feel free.

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Re: Local MTB dealers

Postby AlexTaylor » Mon Mar 16, 2009 9:27 pm

it sounds a bit sad but all my mates who mountain bike and i all have commencal meta 5.5 mountain bikes. we each got them from royles.

can't recommend the bike or the shop highly enough!
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Re: Local MTB dealers

Postby jjackson » Tue Mar 17, 2009 12:01 am

The nearest bike shops to work are Royals http://www.royles.biz The most expensive on the web site is £4499.00 for a Trek.
Rick Green http://www.rickgreencycles.co.uk can order any Specialized /Giant frame. Servicing is by Paul Green a certified CyTech and Shimano mechanic. You can see him working on the bikes. 10% discount for club members :-D
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Re: Local MTB dealers

Postby NickC » Tue Mar 17, 2009 1:13 am

I always go to Rick Green's and agree with John that Paul green is a top mechanic. But they don't specialise in mountain bikes and don't have much stock. The best mountain bike shop by far imo is NW Mountain Bike Centre in Cheadle. they have tons of stock and really know their stuff. so my shopping favourites are:

NW for all MTB servicing
Royles for accessories
Rick Greens for everything else especially servicing repairs and advice
..and Harry Halls in MCR to service my Brompton :-)
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Re: Local MTB dealers

Postby AlexTaylor » Tue Mar 17, 2009 9:06 am

I actually think we are pretty lucky round these parts for good bike shops.

you hear a lot of complaining on other forums from members who have yet to experience good service.

just bear in mind chris that pretty much all mtbs at 1500 quid are good and it may just come down to preferred looks and dealer service...
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Re: Local MTB dealers

Postby thetrotter » Tue Mar 17, 2009 9:36 am

NickC wrote:I always go to Rick Green's and agree with John that Paul green is a top mechanic. But they don't specialise in mountain bikes and don't have much stock. The best mountain bike shop by far imo is NW Mountain Bike Centre in Cheadle.


Agree that the NW Mountain Bike Centre is very good. But Paul will order you anything you want, is a first class mechanic, all round good bloke and supports the local club scene. We have always bought our MTBs from Paul and have never been disappointed. :cheers:
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Re: Local MTB dealers

Postby Chris C » Tue Mar 24, 2009 2:32 pm

Many thanks to all for these prompt and most helpful replies, which have been very useful to my friend.
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