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maxima storm ds 24 was £159.99 now £49
Octane Breeze Bike was £99.99 now £49
Octane Velocity Bike was £99.99 now £49
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#1
also other various items on sale
#2
The £2000 bike (expletive deleted) cold voters must be busy voting cold on other good deals....
#3
does any one know whether those bike any good?

ie. frame rusted, break wont work, etc after a few month(or weeks) using it?

Im asking because from their website, their return policy suck.
#4
some one else posted Maxima Storm. See post 45 or go to amazon review for Octane bike.

With so many bad review and return policy...so no thanks, I will stay far away from this deal(if u can call that).
#5
hashimotoyukari
does any one know whether those bike any good?

ie. frame rusted, break wont work, etc after a few month(or weeks) using it?

Im asking because from their website, their return policy suck.


The frame won't rust in a few months. A few years maybe if not treated well. These are not quality bikes, and have a fair chance of having problems. If you want a disposable bike for a kid, they maybe ok, but I certainly would consider them a false economy. If you are on a tight budget, or don't want to spend much because the recipient is growing quickly, I would advise a secondhand bike.
These bikes will handle like they're made of lead.
#6
my mate spent £50 on a bike and the back wheel buckled when he rode off a kerb.

false economy imho.

cold.
#7
Bike? 'Bike shaped object' would be more apt.
#8
Bought a bike for £40 (half price) and it's still going strong. Regularly zoom past the posers in their lycra.

Good price. Hot.

Edited By: Bradly on Mar 27, 2011 08:46
#9
£50 bike? Granted you get what you pay for, but for something that gets you from A-B, you can't go wrong.
1 Like #10
KinanswerMe
£50 bike? Granted you get what you pay for, but for something that gets you from A-B, you can't go wrong.


The problem is if you get less than you paid for, where the bike is dangerous to ride, and costs more to fix than the bike cost in the first place. Its worth reading http://bicycleshapedobject.wordpress.com/ and the links to the right hand side.

If you want a bike and you have £50 to spend, IMHO, you're better off getting one second hand. You can then get something which is better quality. I would look for brakes that are made from alloy and steel (apart from the brake blocks). On a budget bike, you're better off without front, and especially rear suspension, so the manufacturer spends the money on better quality components for the rest of the bike.
1 Like #11
I love these Bike threads.

On the left we have the bike Nazis

On the right we have the peasant (or parents) who want a cheap bike.

I want a clean fight Gentlemen, no punches below the belt. When I say break, you break. Do we understand eachother?

Now just wait a second while I get some popcorn.

Go!
#12
OK, here's my opinion.

Both camps have very valid points.

I bought a second hand bike for £200 and really enjoy cycling and make use of it. Before this I had a £50 bike and didnt use it so technically £50 wasted.

If you have very basic needs of a bike then these will be fine, but like everything else you will get what you pay for. But keep it clean and well maintained and it should be OK for a while.
#13
what on earth is that Huffy bike? I have a garage full of broken bikes, I just wish my kids would learn how to maintain/repair like I used to have to do ...
#14
Looks good. Stay away from their reduced bikes with calliper brakes though, the bike i got with these brakes was always pretty dodgy and repair shop could not adjust them and said to stay away from cheap bikes with these brakes as you will always have problems.
#15
THE BAD:

Looks terrible
Will ride terrible
Probably a death trap
Not worth repairing
Will wear out/break sooner than a more expensive bike.
Heavy

THE GOOD:

Cheap
You can shout at your kids for breaking it, then use it as an excuse why you won't get them another bike.
No one will knick it
Better than walking
Looks fun
When it breaks, you won't care
If it does get nicked you won't care

It is a kids bike though and for £49 how can you complain?
Buy it and if it gets nicked or breaks why would you care? They're only going to be riding it short distances outside the house, not like they're going to come down Jacobs Ladder or anything is it.

For £49 this is pretty good. If it was in a mans size I'd get it just to ride into town and not have to worry about it getting nicked. At the moment I have to walk everywhere as i'm too scared to take my bike into the town center.

Edited By: RoBad on Mar 27, 2011 10:44
1 Like #16
Just my thoughts...these very cheap bikes will be pretty horrible to ride, but if you do want one, best to go for one with a rigid frame, no suspension. I made the mistake a few years back of buying a full-suspension £80 bike, and I just found that I didn't go anywhere on it...as well as being unbelievably heavy, much of the effort I put into pedalling seemed to be wasted by the suspension bouncing! Hills were a nightmare...ended up ditching it and going back to my previous rigid-framed bike. I now have an old Raleigh Pioneer hybrid that I bought secondhand for £10, garage clearout, to use short-term - and have ended up keeping it as it's so nice to ride. Had it serviced, but £10 for the bike and £25 for a service, still pretty cheap...most of the cheap new bikes will need extra attention from a bike shop anyway, if you can find anywhere that will touch them, so that's extra cost on top of the purchase price.

Hope this may be helpful to someone, I can certainly understand that a cheap bike is the only option for some people (e.g. me!), but my own limited experience has shown that it's so much better to go for a semi-decent secondhand bike than a cheap new one. If I still had the £80 full-suspension bike, it would be sat in the shed unused, whereas I get out on my current bike and enjoy it to the full.
3 Likes #17
msharif911
I love these Bike threads.

On the left we have the bike Nazis

On the right we have the peasant (or parents) who want a cheap bike.

I want a clean fight Gentlemen, no punches below the belt. When I say break, you break. Do we understand eachother?

Now just wait a second while I get some popcorn.

Go!



Is there an unlike or not funny button?
#18
Every post in this topic with any kind of positive feedback is borderline medically retarded.

It would be much more advised to just chuck your kid with your own hands under an on coming car to save yourself the 49 quid.
#19
I brought a cheap bike, problems after 1 months use include inner tube valve faulty, rear wheel cog becoming locked turning with wheel dragging the chain over until wheel locks, suspect wheel bearing changed but did not fix the problem. Rear breaks poor friction even with a tune up. Expect problems with build quality with cheap bikes, I learnt through experience quickly.
1 Like #20
MorfuK
Every post in this topic with any kind of positive feedback is borderline medically retarded.

It would be much more advised to just chuck your kid with your own hands under an on coming car to save yourself the 49 quid.


Why would you chuck your kid uner a car to save money? Thats the only retarded response I've seen so far!
#21
It seems the consensus is that as well as this being cheap, this will break easily.

So my question is, without spending too much more, ie. the dunlop models they have on sports direct, going for around £80, £85 and £90, would they be any better. (or perhaps even a £99 bike from Halford or Toys R Us)

I need a bike for an 11 year old for casual riding, not the tour de france.
#22
genieuk2008
It seems the consensus is that as well as this being cheap, this will break easily.

So my question is, without spending too much more, ie. the dunlop models they have on sports direct, going for around £80, £85 and £90, would they be any better. (or perhaps even a £99 bike from Halford or Toys R Us)

I need a bike for an 11 year old for casual riding, not the tour de france.


Snap! I've been looking at this one from Amazon @ £77.99. Any thoughts? Just after something safe & cheap for a 10yo (26" inside leg).
#23
Well, as a kid I had all kinds of rubbish second-hand bikes, some had odd wheels, some where home made, some only had one brake, one looked like a bike my nan would have, virtually all of them got nicked, and I loved them all. My parents couldn't afford a branded BMX so I got some no-name-looked-a-bit-like-a-BMX, but still fantastic fun until it got nicked. As long as it had two wheels and pedals, I didn't care what it looked like! I had wheels fall off, brakes fall off, chains come off, went over handlebars, went over far to high ramps and punctures tyres, all without pads or a helmet. I wouldn't change anything (apart from the time I went over a foot bridge and went over the double bars at the foot of the slope, banged my head and lost my memory for a week). Now my wife is so over-protective my kids don't go out on their bikes and don't appreciate them.
[helper]#24
You're best bet is to go into the shop and take a very good look at them - for instance I think the Dunlop bikes have plastic cranks. JJB sports, Halfords, Asda, Tesco etc do their own range of bikes so I recommend wandering round the shops and take your kids with you (you might buy a bike they wouldn't want to be seen on!) . When you do find something you like then check if you can get it cheaper online.

Like anything its up to the buyer to decide what compromises they want to make.......
#25
What's the point of buying a bike anyway, when I'm walking along I regularly come across bikes just left about propped up against walls etc. They ride great to me often top brands too. Bargain!
#26
dupe thread
#27
unclecuddles
Well, as a kid I had all kinds of rubbish second-hand bikes, some had odd wheels, some where home made, some only had one brake, one looked like a bike my nan would have, virtually all of them got nicked, and I loved them all. My parents couldn't afford a branded BMX so I got some no-name-looked-a-bit-like-a-BMX, but still fantastic fun until it got nicked. As long as it had two wheels and pedals, I didn't care what it looked like! I had wheels fall off, brakes fall off, chains come off, went over handlebars, went over far to high ramps and punctures tyres, all without pads or a helmet. I wouldn't change anything (apart from the time I went over a foot bridge and went over the double bars at the foot of the slope, banged my head and lost my memory for a week). Now my wife is so over-protective my kids don't go out on their bikes and don't appreciate them.


And the point of this post is?
#28
DAMNOME
dupe thread


Absolutely right. Other thread here.

Points to note on this deal:

1. It's a kids bike.
2. It's cheap and nasty
3. It's cheap and nasty
4. £159.99 is a Joke RRP. With ferrous scrap fetching about £170/tonne, this is worth just under three quid.
5. See points 2 and 3.

Edited By: Duggie_22 on Mar 27, 2011 19:49
#29
kungfukiffa
msharif911
I love these Bike threads.

On the left we have the bike Nazis

On the right we have the peasant (or parents) who want a cheap bike.

I want a clean fight Gentlemen, no punches below the belt. When I say break, you break. Do we understand eachother?

Now just wait a second while I get some popcorn.

Go!



Is there an unlike or not funny button?


Yes, everytime you post Sunshine.
#30
Buy one for Center Parcs and leave it there at the end of the holiday - still cheaper than hiring!
#31
msharif911
kungfukiffa
msharif911
I love these Bike threads.

On the left we have the bike Nazis

On the right we have the peasant (or parents) who want a cheap bike.

I want a clean fight Gentlemen, no punches below the belt. When I say break, you break. Do we understand eachother?

Now just wait a second while I get some popcorn.

Go!



Is there an unlike or not funny button?


Yes, everytime you post Sunshine.



That reply doesn't make any sense.
#32
kungfukiffa
unclecuddles
Well, as a kid I had all kinds of rubbish second-hand bikes, some had odd wheels, some where home made, some only had one brake, one looked like a bike my nan would have, virtually all of them got nicked, and I loved them all. My parents couldn't afford a branded BMX so I got some no-name-looked-a-bit-like-a-BMX, but still fantastic fun until it got nicked. As long as it had two wheels and pedals, I didn't care what it looked like! I had wheels fall off, brakes fall off, chains come off, went over handlebars, went over far to high ramps and punctures tyres, all without pads or a helmet. I wouldn't change anything (apart from the time I went over a foot bridge and went over the double bars at the foot of the slope, banged my head and lost my memory for a week). Now my wife is so over-protective my kids don't go out on their bikes and don't appreciate them.


And the point of this post is?


Don't let this guy build you a bike! pmsl :D
#33
Buying a bike like this will be a sure-fire way to ensure they never ride a bike again, stop doing all exercise and have a heart attack and die at the tender age of 30 from inactivity and morbid obesity..

Won't someone please think of the children?
#34
powertoolman
Buy one for Center Parcs and leave it there at the end of the holiday - still cheaper than hiring!


Or just rent one from centerparcs with fake details then never take it back. I heard its standard behavior for portsmouth scallys.
#35
I am looking for a cheap bike to ride to the station ~2 miles each way with farily steep hills.

Was looking for second hand really but have absolutely no idea what to watch out for - brands etc...

Any ideas / pointers from the bike people on here? I used to ride loads but that was years ago and I wouldn't know what to look for these days.

I guess keys points would be lightweight(ish) and low maintence - not worried about having anything flash as don't want it getting stolen!
#36
Get a 2nd hand Ridgeback, there is no better 2nd hand commuting bike, if all your doing is a 2 mile commute, wack it in to your local bike shop for a service every 6 months and your set for ever.

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