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BeOne 2008 bike sale (price drop)@Chainreaction cycles £187.00

£187.00 @ Chain Reaction Cycles
They have been clearing last years models for a while but the prices have dropped again. Highlights BeOne Aspire 2.0 Hardtail Bike 2008 Now £187 sizes 17" BeOne Aspire 1.0 Hardtail Bike 2008 No… Read More
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They have been clearing last years models for a while but the prices have dropped again.

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BeOne Aspire 2.0 Hardtail Bike 2008 Now £187 sizes 17"

BeOne Aspire 1.0 Hardtail Bike 2008 Now £300 sizes All


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#2
thanks for taking the time to post this, I'm after a bike for the missus.
#3
Thanks for the heads up.

I have been after a starter hybid bike but want to avoid the overly cheap tat.

I can only see one in their sale? Anyone out there with any views on this bike or could suggest a good alternative? :?

http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/Models.aspx?ModelID=32090
#4
Thank you for your time & effort GAVINLEWISHUKD! Voted hot!


:p
#5
mkja
Thanks for the heads up.

I have been after a starter hybid bike but want to avoid the overly cheap tat.

I can only see one in their sale? Anyone out there with any views on this bike or could suggest a good alternative? :?

http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/Models.aspx?ModelID=32090


Unless comfort is your main aim then you will get better value out of a hardtrail bike. Just change the tyres of hybrid tyres.

sadiebabes
Thank you for your time & effort GAVINLEWISHUKD! Voted hot!


:p


Your welcome any time.:thumbsup:
#6
Those three are fantastic deals - so much bike for the money. I can't imagine there's anything comparable out there for these prices - so absolutely hot!
#7
Are these bikes good? I'm planning on getting one, especially hardtails (they make life so much easier :D) But I don't know what is best? Are these bikes good and for performance/price? I am a student and need something speedy, reliable and comfortable but also in a good price range. The BeOne Aspire 2.0 looks good but has anyone ridden it so I can get a personal view of it?

Cheers for the answers, Zukky.
#8
Can anybody help me over the size I should choose I'm nearly 6 foot and I seem to have a choice between
15 17 19 and 21" frames what size would be approproate for my size.
thanks
#9
john-boi
Can anybody help me over the size I should choose I'm nearly 6 foot and I seem to have a choice between
15 17 19 and 21" frames what size would be approproate for my size.
thanks


Hi, same size as me - I just ordered the 19" (http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/Models.aspx?ModelID=25442) after reading a few frame size guides.

I'm in the middle of the recommended size band for the 19", rather being at the bottom of the band for the 21". Also tried a 19" in a shop and it was plenty big for me.

Thanks to the OP - great deal.
#10
john-boi
Can anybody help me over the size I should choose I'm nearly 6 foot and I seem to have a choice between
15 17 19 and 21" frames what size would be approproate for my size.
thanks


I'm in the same boat and the advice that has been given to me by a bike-mad friend and Halfords was 19" frame for a hardtail but they do vary according to brand apparently. Ideal is to actually try them.
#11
Zukkyzb
Are these bikes good? I'm planning on getting one, especially hardtails (they make life so much easier :D) But I don't know what is best? Are these bikes good and for performance/price? I am a student and need something speedy, reliable and comfortable but also in a good price range. The BeOne Aspire 2.0 looks good but has anyone ridden it so I can get a personal view of it?

Cheers for the answers, Zukky.


Yes BeOne bikes are very competitive at normal prices so are excellent value now. They started out building very expensive downhill bikes and have now used these skills to design a whole range of bikes.
My choice would be to pay the little extra and get an Aspire 1.0. The reason is it has Deore gears which give a better feel and change. I haven't ridden this model but a higher range model, but I do currently have one of there road bikes.

john-boi
Can anybody help me over the size I should choose I'm nearly 6 foot and I seem to have a choice between
15 17 19 and 21" frames what size would be approproate for my size.
thanks


Well I'm just short of 6ft and I ride a 17". However if it will be used a lot on the road and for light off roading I would go with a 19" as it will be less stressful on your back and shoulders.
#12
if the 1.0 is in your size, you wont get a better bike for the money.
#13
mkja
Thanks for the heads up.

I have been after a starter hybid bike but want to avoid the overly cheap tat.

I can only see one in their sale? Anyone out there with any views on this bike or could suggest a good alternative? :?

http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/Models.aspx?ModelID=32090


That's pretty good for the money, but if I was after a Hybrid I would buy a Carrera Subway 1 from Halfords. It's a little bit more money (£225) but has better quality components, some stores have the grey version with grip shift but if you ask they can get the latest model (black) which has SRAM SX4 trigger shifters.

Also that Aspire 1 is SO worth the money over the 2 & a great entry level MTB, Deore kit is very nice & almost unheard of at that price range.
#14
If anyone is looking for a Hybrid then this is by far the best deal I can find for a top quality bike and brand.

http://hotukdeals.com/item/357942/specialized-expedition-elite-2008-h
#15
can anyone tell me what size would i need if im 180?
thanks!
#16
Please excuse my ignorance – I’ve no idea about the subject of ‘performance’ bikes but I could do with buying a new one and this looks like a good deal.

I do all of my cycling on the road (mostly commuting to work). Would any of these bikes be suitable? I assume ‘hybrid’ means ‘suitable for both on and off-road cycling (but not particularly good at either’). And, presumably, the main reason bikes are classified as on or off road is the tyres. Are the tyres on all these bikes meant for off-road use (they would appear to be – given the chunky design).

And, in the world of the cyclist, what on earth is a ‘cassette’?!

Also, and I realise this may seem like sacrilege but, can they be fitted with mudguards? I cycle in all weathers and going without mudguards is not an option.

Thanks.
#17
greenecho
can anyone tell me what size would i need if im 180?
thanks!


If it's for pure offroad biking then the 17" will be best. However if it will be used mainly on road and light tracks then a 19" would be a better choice as it will be easier on your back and arms.

GrumpyBob
Please excuse my ignorance – I’ve no idea about the subject of ‘performance’ bikes but I could do with buying a new one and this looks like a good deal.

I do all of my cycling on the road (mostly commuting to work). Would any of these bikes be suitable? I assume ‘hybrid’ means ‘suitable for both on and off-road cycling (but not particularly good at either’). And, presumably, the main reason bikes are classified as on or off road is the tyres. Are the tyres on all these bikes meant for off-road use (they would appear to be – given the chunky design).

And, in the world of the cyclist, what on earth is a ‘cassette’?!

Also, and I realise this may seem like sacrilege but, can they be fitted with mudguards? I cycle in all weathers and going without mudguards is not an option.

Thanks.


These bikes a known as hardtrails. They are fine to use as a commuting bike but you should change the tyres to hybrid ones to reduce the drag on the tarmac. Ones like these would be better for road use.

A cassette is....well a pic speaks 1000 words
http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/Images/Models/Full/20677.jpg

Yes mud guards are cheap and easy to fit. Rear ones tend to clip onto your seat stem and front ones clip on the downtube. Here
#18
A bike that uses a cassette is generally better quality than cheaper bikes that use freewheels.
There are a few differences between the two, a freewheel tends to only have a small low gear of 14 teeth, a cassette goes down to 11 teeth. So you can go faster with a cassette, but the main advantage of a cassette is that the freehub (bit that spins when you stop pedalling & engages when you start pedalling) is contained inside the hub, this allows for the bearings to be bigger & spread over a larger area which makes it a lot stronger than a freewheel which has the ratchet/bearings inside it. It's not uncommon for freewheels to break the internal ratchet which means at best a new freewheel (approx £17) & if it is more than a few months old a replacement chain as well.

As for tyres, well I ride a really light rigid fork carbon/scandium xc mtb (Salsa frame/Ritchey WCS carbon parts, a shade under 9kgs) & put slick tyres on it but didn't really notice any major speed/effort difference between those & a decent lightweight cross country tyre.
The lack of grip pushed me back to using my xc tyres though.
#19
Thanks to OP. I have taken the plunge on the 1.0.:-D

I remain on the lookout for a city bike too.
#20
Ive seen the dawes xc-1.8 which had hydraulic dsic brakes for £260 delivered,would one of these be a better buy than that?
#21
I am 5'8, can anyone suggest the correct frame size for the 1.0 mainly to use on road? Thanks
#22
misterpaul
I am 5'8, can anyone suggest the correct frame size for the 1.0 mainly to use on road? Thanks


17" will be great.

You may want to change the tyres to something a little more suitable for the use of the bike. Look for mountain bike tyres of 1.5-1.75. They don't have to cost much. These are a good all round tyre suitable for road, light tracks and grass. Here
#23
Have gone for the 1.0. Should receive it tomorrow.
Can anyone recommend a good lock for around £20.
This is the best I have found so far:
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Onguard-Bulldog-Shackle-Including-115x229x13/dp/B0010VRLGY/
#24
GAVINLEWISHUKD

Does anyone know how easy it is to remove the front wheel on this bike to make it fit in a car?

Many thanks.

John
#25
jcpren
Does anyone know how easy it is to remove the front wheel on this bike to make it fit in a car?

Many thanks.

John


It's Quick Release, takes 15 sec..
#26
jcpren
Does anyone know how easy it is to remove the front wheel on this bike to make it fit in a car?

Many thanks.

John


Takes about 3 seconds. Just unclip the brake cable then undo the quick release for the wheel.
#27
Hi, Could someone please tell me what size I would need, I am 6'4". Thanks in advance.
#28
BeOne Aspire 2.0 17" only £187.
#29
How would this compare to this one
http://www.paulscycles.co.uk/products.php?plid=m1b4s1p1746
Looking for the easiest to ride on roads, comfort and robustness
#31
Cracking deal, didn't have the funds, or probably the need, for the 1.0 so went for the 2.0. Looks like a good piece of kit for a cracking price.

Now only need to get a bike for the missus, somewhere under £150 would be good. Any suggestions?
#32
Great bikes! need to replace the saddle, not comfortable at all.
Gone for this £19.99
http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/379063/sdg-bel-air-saddles-at-unbeatable-p/showthread.php?t=379063
#33
Ok in the hope someone might be able to help I am looking for a bike for my fiance. She will need a 14" or 15" frame, what size would she need when bikes specify feel size? Now comes the requirements, she has arthritis in her ankle and as such I think she will need a decent quality bike to try and reduce the pressure on it, so looking for something light and smooth to make things easier. I am sure this is going to cost a bit more but some help would be much appreciated.

Are there any parts which would make a particular difference to her and that might even be worth looking at upgrading once something arrives?
#34
Went for the Aspire 1.0 on the back of getting it through the cycle to work scheme ..... quite a saving overall from list price to what comes out of my salary :)

I've got a question though, which is can I raise the handlebars? I've raised the seat height. I'm 5'10" and went fot the 21" frame, but now the seat height is quite a lot higher than the handlebars. I thought the seat and handlebars were mean't to be at the same height?

Any suggestions?

Thanks,
Nige
#35
Depends on how you like your riding position, the lower the handlebars the more aerodynamic but the more backache etc the lower the seat and higher the handle bars the easier the ride
#36
Bike came yesterday. Easyish to put together, other than the breaks which im not sure about.

Now need to buy the accessories, like pump, helmet, lock, lights. Any recommendations?
#37
I was in the same boat as you Xenu and I went for the Giro Rift in black and red from chainreaction as well, down to £36 from £50. I just bought a pump from my local shop to blow the tyres up to get out and about on it and to be honest will probably just look for a cheap lock, bike bottle holder from chainreaction when I've got a few quid and pick some lights up towards the end of the summer when I need them.
#38
iainkane
I was in the same boat as you Xenu and I went for the Giro Rift in black and red from chainreaction as well, down to £36 from £50. I just bought a pump from my local shop to blow the tyres up to get out and about on it and to be honest will probably just look for a cheap lock, bike bottle holder from chainreaction when I've got a few quid and pick some lights up towards the end of the summer when I need them.


Don't skimp on the bike lock...
#39
yeah bike theft is on the rise... MAKE SURE YOU BUY A D-LOCK AND NOT A CABLE
#40
hi,

I am very interested in one of these but am unsure about the frame sizing.
I'm 1.92, about 6.1 or 2", would I better off going for the 19 or the 21?

Thanks

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