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Asda has launched a Pedal Power campaign to get the nation cycling. Our bikes offer families great value for money, so what are you waiting for, grab a bike and go...

Pedal Power is about making cycling accessible and affordable for everyone. To help achieve this we're selling a selected range of affordable bikes at no profit to ASDA.

British Eagle Tulsa Mens Bike £70
British Eagle Verona Womens Bike £70
British Eagle Jackal BMX £50
British Eagle Coral Girls Bke £50

*The offer is instore soon
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#1
Sounds like a good concept, thanks for sharing, I'd be interested to see peoples' reviews on the bike.
#2
Im after a new bike, could be tempted to get one

Thanks for posting
#3
any idea when it will be in store?
#4
For £70 you get a very basic bike. At 18kg it's heavy, but If the brakes work reasonably , it would be OK for a wee runabout bike. You won't lose any sleep if it gets nicked or trashed.

British Eagle is a common budget brand,for regular use I would pay a bit more for better spec.

Good price I suppose so heat given. :thumbsup:
#5
gstok
Sounds like a good concept, thanks for sharing, I'd be interested to see peoples' reviews on the bike.


Yeah looks a good price. Just had a google but couldnt find anymore information on it than Asda have on their site. No reviews about.
#6
peperoncino
For £70 you get a very basic bike. At 18kg it's heavy


18kg? 40lbs!!! holy cow, don't put it on a bike rack on the back of your car, it'll knacker the suspension! Love the spin on this promotion, this sort of bike comes in at around £18 per unit from China, even with logistics and promotion, stating 'no profit' is a bit far-fetched... they must be including store staffing costs and store overheads into that equation! A good bike if you only cycle once every now and again, but with that weight it'll be terrible to ride.
[mod]#7
pablotatt
any idea when it will be in store?


Not sure mate; the email only said "soon". Can you get it delivered to the store, or were you more interested in actually seeing the bike in the flesh (so to speak)?
#8
ASDA chief exec, Andy Bond, is cycling John O'Groats to landsend in August. Expect lots of bike stuff in ASDA's to coincide.
#9
andywedge
Not sure mate; the email only said "soon". Can you get it delivered to the store, or were you more interested in actually seeing the bike in the flesh (so to speak)?


The latter, so to speak. Although doubt it would really make that much of a difference if I did see it in the flesh or not- can't expect much at this price.
#10
british eagle are a brand of FALCON , making bikes in england since forever (tho they may get parts shipped in from china , cant verify).
they have a great rep for cheap but indestructable bikes.
and 40lbs isnt heavy for a mountain bike imo , if you are spending 2grand you will only be getting a 30lb bike still.
#11
beavisrules
british eagle are a brand of FALCON , making bikes in england since forever (tho they may get parts shipped in from china , cant verify).
they have a great rep for cheap but indestructable bikes.
and 40lbs isnt heavy for a mountain bike imo , if you are spending 2grand you will only be getting a 30lb bike still.


Falcon haven't put bikes together in the UK for many years, along with Raleigh and all the other major manufacturers- it's not cost effective. You can't make or build a bike in the UK, cover labour, factory overheads, taxes, etc and retail at a pricepoint under £100.

£2000 will buy you a front suspension mtb weighing 23lbs or thereabouts- 30lb would be a downhill rig, built for strength, and heavy so it can roll downhill. 40lbs is almost unrideable when combined with rubbish hub bearings, but for £70 nobody will expect much. I'm tempted to get two to bench press, that'll be much more rewarding exercise than riding the things!
#12
Beavis,

I wasn't trying to be controversial, only factual. One is a XC Trek weighing about 12-13kg, the other is a GT I have kitted out as a town bike weighing probably 18kg without panniers. As another contributor says, I know which one is easier to ride/ put on a bike rack.

The difference between my bikes is the effort required to ride them. Cheap bikes have a place - as long as they are safe to ride ie. the brakesw ork efficiently. My GT has decent V brakes that work well, that is the only proviso I put on the British Eagle - although I wouldn't want want to ride it up an actual mountain. :-D
#13
Woops, meant to say I have two bikes , I have personally built. Previous post seems stupid without that vital piece of info.
#14
Yeah , I'm happy to be wrong :3 , can only go with my own experiance after all.

my first mountain bike was more like 60lb and had calliper brakes. was perfect for 5 or 6 years going up/down the cotswolds without an issue.
#15
peperoncino
Woops, meant to say I have two bikes , I have personally built. Previous post seems stupid without that vital piece of info.


No problems, thats what the edit button is for, I just wish more people would correct their posts.
#16
Well I highly doubt those prices are 'cost', theres bound to be some profit somewhere, but good deal none the less.
#17
beavisrules
Yeah , I'm happy to be wrong :3 , can only go with my own experiance after all.

my first mountain bike was more like 60lb and had calliper brakes. was perfect for 5 or 6 years going up/down the cotswolds without an issue.


Oh aye, too right, my first bike used for off-roading was a raleigh racer that cost £20 which I put straight bars and chunkier tyres on, the gear ratios were stupidly big, the wheels bent and buckled every time it was ridden, and the frame was far too big. Had a great time on it but i'm glad i've got a half-way decent mtb now, it's much more fun to ride. Having said that, i'd suggest anyone looking to buy one of these considers a s/h bike instead- you'll get better value and it's recycling. My current early 90s Cannondale cost less than £100 from a trading post type place near my bro's house, theres always loads of £300ish bikes for under a ton in Loot [better resale value too!]
#18
Sorry but I voted cold as you can get these rubbish cheap no-name bikes (British Eagle, Dunlop etc.) for cheaper than this - Amazon, Sports Direct etc.

I agree with above that given the choice, I would rather pick up a second hand bike for th money.

Also these bikes are self assembly which can be very dangerous if you dont know what you are doing so you might have to factor in the cost of having a Local Bike Shop setting it up for you correctly and safely. This would probably cost £20-£30 on top of this price.
#19
The specs on the Asda site are a joke, made me laugh out loud when I read them! They obviously struggled to write anything, the bikes are so crappy and unbranded.

£70 is cheap, but so what? Your talking about something that could potentially hurt, cripple or maim you if it fails, mechanically, so why skimp? These chepo bikes are false economy and lunacy if you ask me!

And as, Toybhoy said above, if you wanna buy chepo nasty crap, there is cheaper (and probably nastier!) available if you look. :p
#20
40lbs. Gulp! At least they aren't trying to sell useless double-boingers and keeping it simple. I have seen base bikes being sold for £50 before though.
Any ways... here's another crappy bike for 1p cheaper. Non in stock ATM which is probably just as well.
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Emmelle-Trekker-Gents-18-speed-Silver/dp/B0013NCR7M/ref=sr_1_7?ie=UTF8&s=sports&qid=1245127679&sr=1-7
#21
peperoncino
ASDA chief exec, Andy Bond, is cycling John O'Groats to landsend in August. Expect lots of bike stuff in ASDA's to coincide.


Bet he's not doing it on one of his ASDA bikes though..........
#22
To my eyes these are about the cheapest bikes around. Only buying one will tell you how solid the components are, but the Amazon ones seem to be made of glass according to 2 out of 3 reviews. As it is from Asda I am sure you can take it to the store for a full refund if it causes you a problem.

What I like about this model over most of the cheap ones I have seen is that it is a solid frame (I have seen full suspension for less and dread to think about the weight and quality of them). It also has a solid combo of 18 speed grip shift, v brakes and alloy wheels, most of the others this price bracket that I have seen downgrade at least one of these areas.

I have been trying to find a decent second hand one for my good lady on ebay for around a month and unless you know every bike model and component from the last 20 years then it is a struggle to be sure you are getting decent value. It is also difficult to find ones local enough to collect without spending a fortune on fuel.

If people can find a considerably better bike for similar cash then please post the link.
#23
40lbs really isn't that heavy - any well built freeride bike will tip the scales around there, my cannondale gemini is currently 45lbs, and its perfectly ridable. a town bike (not roadbike) will rarely tip the scales at a lot less than 30lbs - an extra 10 lbs is less than 5% of the total weight when you consider a 175lb rider so doesn't make that much difference at all

that aside, this doesn't sound like cost price
#24
beavisrules
british eagle are a brand of FALCON , making bikes in england since forever (tho they may get parts shipped in from china , cant verify).
they have a great rep for cheap but indestructable bikes.
and 40lbs isnt heavy for a mountain bike imo , if you are spending 2grand you will only be getting a 30lb bike still.


Wrong!

£500 should see a hardtail of around 25lbs.
#25
Yes and thats £500. You are comparing a £70 bike to one that costs over 7 times as much - are you nuts?!
#26
When I used to commute to work via bike it seemed strange that some people would spend so much money on a bike in order to save a few kilos when they were many kilos overweight themselves.
#27
AnotherOne
When I used to commute to work via bike it seemed strange that some people would spend so much money on a bike in order to save a few kilos when they were many kilos overweight themselves.


Fair comment! :w00t:
#28
billyX
18kg? 40lbs!!! holy cow, don't put it on a bike rack on the back of your car, it'll knacker the suspension! Love the spin on this promotion, this sort of bike comes in at around £18 per unit from China, even with logistics and promotion, stating 'no profit' is a bit far-fetched... they must be including store staffing costs and store overheads into that equation! A good bike if you only cycle once every now and again, but with that weight it'll be terrible to ride.

must be made from solid metal,my bike only weighs 8kg:):):)
#29
AnotherOne
When I used to commute to work via bike it seemed strange that some people would spend so much money on a bike in order to save a few kilos when they were many kilos overweight themselves.


A light bike is not the sole reason for buying a reputable (see I didnt say expensive) bike with good components.

For example, I have a Specialized commuting bike that is fairly heavy especially when I load up my panniers but the reason I went for this bike rather than an el-cheapo is that when am going downhill at speeds of 30mph, I want to know that my bike will hold up and not fall apart, with nothing seperating me from death apart from a helmet and the clothes am wearing.

However, am not saying there isn't a use for these bikes, they are totally fine for say slow, family park riding but I see too many of these on the roads built by people with no idea what they are doing and did not get it safety checked. I wouldn't build myself a car so I wouldnt build myself a bike if I was to use on road.

The reason why I suggest a better bike is that these bikes generally would put you off cycling forever which is a shame as its one of the best forms of exercise and leisure activity out there.
#30
Surely the extra weight of the bike only makes it better exercise for the rider? If you can't handle the extra kilos then your probably not the kind of person that will be cycling a great deal of miles anyway.

I think these bikes have their uses but I would try & go for second hand, slightly better spec.
#31
peperoncino;5501651
ASDA chief exec, Andy Bond, is cycling John O'Groats to landsend in August. Expect lots of bike stuff in ASDA's to coincide.


broona;5502778
Bet he's not doing it on one of his ASDA bikes though..........


Damn - you beat me to it!
#32
IMO, at the end of the day, a brand new bike for £70 is a great deal.

As long as I can cycle from A2B I really couldn't care less for caliper this and front suspension that, to be honest :) although I would be inclined to change the tyres to something smoother.

Have some heat from me - but I bet they will sell out mondo pronto.
#33
martinelsen;5505207
IMO, at the end of the day, a brand new bike for £70 is a great deal.
I'd rather have one that's not brand new than one that goes from brand new to broken in half an hour. :)
#34
18kgs - after 5 min on such a beast you'll be put off cycling forever! better off picking up a decent 2nd hand bike or attending a local police auction of recovered bikes!
#35
No offence to the original poster but I genuinely cannot believe this got so hot. Its not even a good deal!!

For example, this other cheap and no frills bike only got 80 degrees and its cheaper plus a free helmet too!

http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/420817/26-havoc-bike-v-brakes-free-helmet-/
#36
SpoonyBoy
Surely the extra weight of the bike only makes it better exercise for the rider? If you can't handle the extra kilos then your probably not the kind of person that will be cycling a great deal of miles anyway.

I think these bikes have their uses but I would try & go for second hand, slightly better spec.


A good point, like running with a weighted bergen- BUT the quality of the bearings will make it like pushing a car with the handbrake on! As with anything, it's a personal cost/predicted use equation. As mentioned before, s/h is the best way- my early 90s Cannondale cost £80 from a trading post place a couple of years ago and runs like a dream- resale on it would be pretty much what I paid out too.
#37
I would say that the average person thinks a bike is just a bike ,and wouldn't dream of spending £500 on one nevermind £2000 .So if they can get one for £70 that has to be a deal (doesn't it) and £50 for a kids bmx great no worrying some toe rag will swipe it off them
#38
Well said.
#39
Toybhoy
I wouldn't build myself a car so I wouldnt build myself a bike.


wtf?
Cos of course, they are exactly the same and very relevant to what we are discussing LOL
#40
Toybhoy
No offence to the original poster but I genuinely cannot believe this got so hot. Its not even a good deal!!

For example, this other cheap and no frills bike only got 80 degrees and its cheaper plus a free helmet too!

http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/420817/26-havoc-bike-v-brakes-free-helmet-/


Couldn't agree more, no offence to OP, but poor bikes and not worth the money.

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