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Cross Hybrid 700C Bike - Men's £99.94 @ Homebase

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2y, 3w agoFound 2 years, 3 weeks ago
22" hybrid bike
18 gears
comes with mud hards and rack
Subtotal£119.99
Special offer discount % 20 off orders over £50
Delivery£3.95
Order total£99.94

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[Moderator]#1
Thanks for sharing, I've added the price & retailer to your deals title as it helps people to see your deal better :)
#2
I thought this was a good price for a 22.5" bike for a taller op like myself.
I have found some reviews else we're that states that the weight is 15kg not 20kg as the site stats
1 Like #3
bigflump
Thanks for sharing, I've added the price & retailer to your deals title as it helps people to see your deal better :)

thanks but you put the price as £9.94 it's £99.94
#4
Looks like very good value and better than the average BSO usually offered around this price.
#5
Looks great. The parts would cost much more.
#6
greencat
Looks like very good value and better than the average BSO usually offered around this price.

Weight fully assembled says here 20KG. It's a BSO nothing more :)

Edited By: rev6 on Dec 27, 2014 06:32
#7
BSO?
3 Likes #8
kalico
BSO?

Bike shaped object.
2 Likes #9
does come with pedals so Heat added
#10
Sure would someone proud as a run about short distance (flat area) commuter, weekend pottering bike and for a bit of shopping. If those are your needs then I reckon this would be good, possibly better than taking a gamble on a second hand bike, but I'd get my self an old Raleigh shopper 2nd hand as lighter and more fun the ride.

That said hot bike at this price, even if you only use it a year it's not a huge outlay, and I reckon if you keep it covered and well oiled it would last you a surprisingly long time.
#11
While these cheap bikes do usually weigh a ton this doesn't look half bad. I'd actually be surprised if it did actually weigh 20kg. If it does at least it's got useful additions like mudguards and not pointless suspension.
#12
Not bad. Get yourself a pair of cheap metal pedals off amazon. And it'll do as a good runaround.
#13
Collect/Delivery
QC 1.5%/2%
TCB 2.52%/2.02%
#14
When I orderd it wasn't showing click & collect available for any stores in the south west, not sure about nationally.

As to the weight if you look up the bike, argos website under questions and answers it said the actual weight is 15 kilograms.

This is a bike for the taller deal hunter's out there, on the homebase website it states (inside leg up to 32") but if you look up reviews of the bike people say it's made for tall riders like myself (being 6 foot 3)

I've been looking for a cheap bike to get to town but all the cheap bikes on halfords only go up to 21" frame.
suspended 3 Likes #15
rev6
greencat
Looks like very good value and better than the average BSO usually offered around this price.

Weight fully assembled says here 20KG. It's a BSO nothing more :)

Ignorant [email protected]@rse comment.

That'll be the boxed weight - other quoted figure of 15kg is about right with the mudguards and rack fitted. The mudguards and rack alone would cost half this price as accessories.

Alloy frame (unusual at this price point) and some branded components.

Decent brand, based in Bulgaria.

http://www.crosscycle.com/

If you want a cheap bike this is the kind of thing to go for (basic spec and NO SUSPENSION!) Definately not your average supermarket BSO!

Shame it's such a large frame or I'd be tempted!


Edited By: Besford on Dec 27, 2014 12:07
#16
Looks good. Heated up to 100.
#17
great price. well spotted op
#18
It said 26" to 32" inside leg, so suit tall as well as normal height men.
banned 2 Likes #19
at what point do bikes stop being BSO's? Or is it more about the mentality of cyclists than the actual bikes?
#20
hotdealseeker
It said 26" to 32" inside leg, so suit tall as well as normal height men.

postings on other websites say it's more like 28" to 34". If you go on the argos page for this bike it's got lots of q&a posted
http://www.argos.co.uk/m/static/Product/partNumber/3324202.htm
1 Like #21
WillieGallimore
at what point do bikes stop being BSO's? Or is it more about the mentality of cyclists than the actual bikes?

When they don't have "features" merely for the sake of having them.

It is possible to build a budget bike but manufacturers rarely decide to make them as basic as possible. When they do this (like in this instance) you sometimes end up with something decent.

I would still probably be heading to a Decathlon instead of a Homebase though.
#22
davester2k
WillieGallimore
at what point do bikes stop being BSO's? Or is it more about the mentality of cyclists than the actual bikes?

When they don't have "features" merely for the sake of having them.

It is possible to build a budget bike but manufacturers rarely decide to make them as basic as possible. When they do this (like in this instance) you sometimes end up with something decent.

I would still probably be heading to a Decathlon instead of a Homebase though.

Serious question Dave... Which bike at Decathalon is best comparison to this? Is it the Original 300?
#23
I might give this a go £99 is nothing if it gets me back on a bike after 40 years . No bike snobs slagging it off yet either ?
#24
WillieGallimore
at what point do bikes stop being BSO's?

a) When you don't buy it from a DIY store (or a store that sells everything ie Argos)
b) Rigid suspension. - its either got suspension or a rigid fork as steel tends to not have that much flex.

It is what it is.. a £99 bike.

Much prefer people who are spending £99 to buy a bike like this though rather than a gimick full suspension/ front suspension bike. At least with this you are getting something usable. Ideal towpath bike for light quiet road use.

ride it.. if you enjoy upgrade.



Edited By: RickT on Dec 27, 2014 13:18: Edit
1 Like #25
Personally I don't give a fig whether something is a bike or a BSO, as each one has it's own customers. What bothers me far more is seeing a DIY shop selling something that it clearly knows nothing about and depriving real bike shops of it's bread and butter sales. Even most real bike shops can't survive without selling BSOs, just as most book shops can't survive without selling romantic fiction.
1 Like #26
Thanks for all the comments about the bike, I think it looks like a good deal but if anyone has a better suggestion for a tall op 22 looking to get on the first bike since about 12.
Still I don't think you can find better for £99
1 Like #27
spock1958
Personally I don't give a fig whether something is a bike or a BSO, as each one has it's own customers. What bothers me far more is seeing a DIY shop selling something that it clearly knows nothing about and depriving real bike shops of it's bread and butter sales. Even most real bike shops can't survive without selling BSOs, just as most book shops can't survive without selling romantic fiction.


I would have preferred to buy from a proper bike shop, I checked my 2 local bike shops (hot pursuits cycles) but for a large hybrid cheapest option they had to offer was £350
#28
jaewest73
Thanks for all the comments about the bike, I think it looks like a good deal but if anyone has a better suggestion for a tall op 22 looking to get on the first bike since about 12.
Still I don't think you can find better for £99

Question... Bike usage ? Trails, canal , B roads, park, off road ??

Thing with this it's running 700c rims, (ie simple terms ..road bike size) and no details of the rubber size fitted. (Maybe kendra or the likes) ideal to going to the local village shop... Anything less than a hard pack surface could cause you issues.
#29
jaewest73
Thanks for all the comments about the bike, I think it looks like a good deal but if anyone has a better suggestion for a tall op 22 looking to get on the first bike since about 12.
Still I don't think you can find better for £99

I'm with you mate just bought it ! if I like it and take up riding again I can get a better one , if it becomes an ornament , I sell it for 50 quid and move on . My other half has just bought a Pashley trike for 800 quid , its seen the light of day 3 times since August !! Now that is a waste of money!
#30
Thanks Op Good Value

Just Ordered
#31
Cyclists are such elitists, it's like reading the comments of a German car owner in here.
#32
RickT
jaewest73
Thanks for all the comments about the bike, I think it looks like a good deal but if anyone has a better suggestion for a tall op 22 looking to get on the first bike since about 12.
Still I don't think you can find better for £99

Question... Bike usage ? Trails, canal , B roads, park, off road ??

Thing with this it's running 700c rims, (ie simple terms ..road bike size) and no details of the rubber size fitted. (Maybe kendra or the likes) ideal to going to the local village shop... Anything less than a hard pack surface could cause you issues.


want to use it for getting down to town (doing a bit of shopping) about 1.5 miles roads and tarmac paths and going along by the river earth path not meny stones or anything sometimes a bit of mud.
as to the tires they are 38c is that what you mean?
Thanks rick t
#33
Youll fly dowhill !
#34
I take it this would be way too big for a 5'7 tall person?
#35
jaewest73
RickT
jaewest73
Thanks for all the comments about the bike, I think it looks like a good deal but if anyone has a better suggestion for a tall op 22 looking to get on the first bike since about 12.
Still I don't think you can find better for £99

Question... Bike usage ? Trails, canal , B roads, park, off road ??

Thing with this it's running 700c rims, (ie simple terms ..road bike size) and no details of the rubber size fitted. (Maybe kendra or the likes) ideal to going to the local village shop... Anything less than a hard pack surface could cause you issues.

want to use it for getting down to town (doing a bit of shopping) about 1.5 miles roads and tarmac paths and going along by the river earth path not meny stones or anything sometimes a bit of mud.
as to the tires they are 38c is that what you mean?
Thanks rick t

38c.. decent enough tyre width then.

Using it for what you suggest would be best placed for the bike with (excluding the mud element), however a better tyre choice could be upgraded if needed in due course, run the tyres at a high PSI to avoid pitchflats.

without seeing the bike its impossible to really give a view, but for your needs I think it may tick your boxes but it all comes down to budget. Another £100 would see you on a aluminum frame and better spec.

as said above, much prefer someone to buy a rigid bike than some gimmick suspension bike.

Just remember.. no quick release wheels, threaded headset, cheap drive chain.

If you enjoy it, sell it for £50 and buy something better in due course.

other option - buy used via ebay / gumtree / pinkbike etc and pick something up




Edited By: RickT on Dec 27, 2014 14:07: edit
#36
Feeble
I take it this would be way too big for a 5'7 tall person?

I'm hoping it would be to big for 5'7 as I orderd one for me and I'm 6'3---6'4.
sorry but I've seen some good deals around for shorter bikes
#37
Thanks RickT sounds like you know your stuff I don't have a clue lol.
slightly nervous about setting it up on Monday when it arrives.
#38
jaewest73
Thanks RickT sounds like you know your stuff I don't have a clue lol.
slightly nervous about setting it up on Monday when it arrives.

simple .. if in doubt.. youtube
suspended#39
hotdealseeker
It said 26" to 32" inside leg, so suit tall as well as normal height men.

That can't be right for a 22" frame - more like 34"+
#40
Besford
hotdealseeker
It said 26" to 32" inside leg, so suit tall as well as normal height men.

That can't be right for a 22" frame - more like 34"+

yh I was a little confused by that I'm 6'3 with a inside leg of about 34".
homebase has just copied the info from argos but on the argos page there's q&a that clarify the size.
http://www.argos.co.uk/m/static/Product/partNumber/3324202.htm

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