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Challenge 20 Inch Kid's Mountain Bike For Girls - £39.99 *Reserve & Collect* @ Argos

£39.99 @ Argos
I bought this a month ago when it was 44.99. For my daughters 10th birthday. Would actually suit 10 to 15 yr olds I recon. It doesn't show up in argos listing when searching all bikes but cat number … Read More
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I bought this a month ago when it was 44.99. For my daughters 10th birthday. Would actually suit 10 to 15 yr olds I recon. It doesn't show up in argos listing when searching all bikes but cat number is 332/1346 . Now its even cheaper. Limited stock now though, only 1 within 10 miles of me at Bradford Foster Square. Great bike, is more pink than it looks in pic so dont think it would suit a boy
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#1
14KG....31lbs for a kids bike, jeezus its a death trap.
#2
cicobuff
14KG....31lbs for a kids bike, jeezus its a death trap.


Why? What should a bike weigh? 4.6 out of 5 star review and 100%would recommend to a friend.

Its a mountain bike not some tin alloy racer !

Edited By: robbie1412 on Feb 21, 2011 14:04
#3
robbie1412
cicobuff
14KG....31lbs for a kids bike, jeezus its a death trap.
Why? What should a bike weigh?

Put it this way, decent (not halfords or Argos cheapies) adult suspension mountain bikes weigh about the same if full suspension or less if only front suspension, but we are talking about 26" wheel Adult Bikes, not 10 year old bikes, there is some serious weight here with the steel frame.

The average weight of a 10 year old girl is 71lbs, so this bike would weigh nearly half a child....as I say a death trap (as well as a serious weight to ride up any hills for any kid)


Edited By: cicobuff on Feb 21, 2011 14:11: danger danger its high voltage
#4
cicobuff
robbie1412
cicobuff
14KG....31lbs for a kids bike, jeezus its a death trap.
Why? What should a bike weigh?


Put it this way, decent (not halfords or Argos cheapies) adult suspension mountain bikes weigh about the same if full suspension or less if only front suspension, but we are talking about 26" wheel Adult Bikes, not 10 year old bikes, there is some serious weight here with the steel frame.


Never really thought about the weight. Having gears seems to help with that. And I think it feels safer being more sturdy. All I know, is that it will last longer and will hold its price to flog on Ebay when she outgrows it.
#5
Linky - A handy guide to parents on buying kids bikes.

Edited By: cicobuff on Feb 21, 2011 14:27
#6
Good advice
1 Like #7
- 27 lol . !! Obviously its difficult to tell from the picture just how good this bike is. But trust me it really is good. See the Argos reviews on it. Those are actually people who have actually bought and assembled this bike That sizing guide is no good to me. At 10, my daughter only just fits this bike, and will do for her for a good few years.I think sizing obviously depends on the individual. As for problems with manoeuvrability with weight, we have a 10 mile cycle track near us that was built over a disused railway line, and that is where everybody cycle here. You can imagine the lack of 90 degree bends there can't you. Oh well, never mind. I'll find a bargain tin of beans with 1p off that can get ultra hot :p
#8
My daughter has just grown out of her 20" bike at 9½yrs so can't imagine that this would fit a 15yr old. I haven't voted by the way, does annoy me that people are allowed to vote something cold without saying why, I think some just do it for the sake of it.
#9
My view sits half way between the 2 of you. While on the one hand, I could never justify starting at £200 for a child's bike (and often spending double without giving it much thought), on the grounds that for most, it will be a 3 week fad, and the bike will end up gathering dust in the shed until it has to be sold for peanuts, because as stated in the article, fashion is important, and second hand is not cool (poor attitude but true).

On the other hand, I've seen similar bikes to these and they really are very heavy and cumbersome. Regarding the glowing reviews on Argos, I find it difficult to take seriously the views of people who would buy a bike from Argos (i.e without trying it out) as opposed to a bike shop.
#10
i bought the £40 bike deal last week Challenge Deluth
as it was lighter and only one gear
no springs
ie less to go wrong for my 9 year old daughter
buts its now £90
so this is now their cheap deal of the week
but a bit cool from me
#11
spock1958
My view sits half way between the 2 of you. While on the one hand, I could never justify starting at £200 for a child's bike (and often spending double without giving it much thought), on the grounds that for most, it will be a 3 week fad, and the bike will end up gathering dust in the shed until it has to be sold for peanuts, because as stated in the article, fashion is important, and second hand is not cool (poor attitude but true).

On the other hand, I've seen similar bikes to these and they really are very heavy and cumbersome. Regarding the glowing reviews on Argos, I find it difficult to take seriously the views of people who would buy a bike from Argos (i.e without trying it out) as opposed to a bike shop.


But there lies the problem, buy a cheap clunker of a bike to start with and it is not going to inspire much in a kid to ride it if its heavy and unresponsive.

If the kid doesn't take to it, "theoretically" resale value would be better on a £200 bike.
#12
I doubt whether your average 12 year old can critically differentiate between different quality of bikes. The colour, the number of gears (however pointless, seeing as most children I have observed rarely change gear), and whether their favourite celebrity endorses it are more important for the majority. As adults, we should be able to judge quality better, but you only have to read many comments on here to realise that even that is not a given.

It seems insurance companies take the same unenlightened view, as when we had one of the children's bikes stolen a few years ago from the shed, they were only interested in the specification and not the quality, so I was lucky and we received a bike over double the value of the stolen one, but not so good if you have a really expensive bike, unless I suppose you use a specialist insurer.
#13
A proper bike will normally cost at least 4x as much as this so as a playing in the street/down the park bike it's fine. If, however you own a bike yourself and want to go on family bike rides your daughter won't be able to keep up (unless you buy yourself an equally bad bike and are very unfit) and won't enjoy cycling.

Not voting cold because £40 is ok for what it is.

I spent 3x on my son's bike here (there's a girl's version here)and have never regretted it

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