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Dunlop Special Edition 26 Inch Bike £59.00 at Sports Direct

£59.00 @ Sports Direct
Dunlop Special Edition 26 Inch Bike £59 at Sports Direct rrp £169.99 The Dunlop Special Edition is a stunning bike at an affordable price. Complete with 18 speed twist grip gears, powerful V…
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6y, 4m agoFound 6 years, 4 months ago
Dunlop Special Edition 26 Inch Bike £59 at Sports Direct

rrp £169.99

The Dunlop Special Edition is a stunning bike at an affordable price. Complete with 18 speed twist grip gears, powerful V-brakes and a comfortable dual suspension frame, this bike is not to be missed!!

Dunlop Special Edition Tech Spec

> 18 inch Dual Suspension Steel Frame Mountain Bike
> 18 Speed Twist Grip Gears
> Front and Rear V-Brakes
> 26 inch Alloy Wheels
> Recommended for inside leg measurement 28-34 inches
> Assembled Weight: Approximately 17kgs

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#1
Good price. Crap bike!

Heads up for incoming bike snobs comments.
#2
y do u fink that this bike is crap? wots wrong wiv it, as im lookin at buyin 1 as a an xmas gift.
10 Likes #3
jerram85
y do u fink that this bike is crap? wots wrong wiv it, as im lookin at buyin 1 as a an xmas gift.
I think you should save your money and go on an ENGLISH course which may teach you how to write correctly... this isn't a text message...
1 Like #4
dunlop deathtrap
#5
exellent find, what do you expect for that price!
#6
Perfect for students especially in areas of high bike crime.... I got a £99 bike from tesco after my £150 bike was stolen within 6 months of buying it (kept at student halls).
#7
Heat added
#8
Poor quality, even you can get it to work correctly. Best stay clear, and buy a bike already assembelled
3 Likes #9
In all seriousness, Dunlop bikes really are rubbish. They're made with the cheapest of cheap materials and really do have a tendency to fall apart very soon after you've put them together. It's extremely likely that the gears will constantly switch and I dare say that the breaks will be a death trap. It's like all the bikes from sports companies that don't specialise in bikes at all and just put their name on them.

Another point is that unless you're spending some serious money on a full suspension bike, you're going to be getting total rubbish - I'd say you have to spend at least £500 on a full suspension bike in order to get anything that's remotely bad.

What I'd recommend is spending a little bit more money and getting a bike from a reputable brand - Motor World are selling a Raleigh for £89.99 ( http://www.motor-world.co.uk/index.cfm?product=2046 ) - It's a rigid frame, but you can be assured that it will be well made and won't fall apart the first time you go on it. The components will also work.

I say all this for two reasons - if you buy a cheap bike like this, it'll put you off cycling for a long time - it's really not a pleasant experience. Secondly, and perhaps most importantly, there are real safety aspects to consider - they are often dangerous.

The point I'm trying to make is that you don't have to spend a fortune to get something that's safe and ride-able (See the Raleigh above), but this really isn't the bike for that.
1 Like #10
Cold.
£70 Decathlon/B'twin Vitamin if you want cheapest usable bike available.
Suspension on a £59 bike?! surely you want to travel forward rather than up and down.

Edited By: dhope on Nov 25, 2010 16:31
#11
tahir_owen
Poor quality, even you can get it to work correctly. Best stay clear, and buy a bike already assembelled


A valid point, but what I would say is that if you get a bike fully assembled that's okay to ride, it's going to cost quite a bit more. I'll ponder this some more though, because I fully agree with your comment - putting a bike together and setting the breaks and gears correctly certainly isn't basic.
#12
if the bikes are anything like the dunlop golf clubs then expect parts to fall off, i have lost count of the amount of club heads i've seen fly off at the golf driving range. lol
#13
how this junk gets past safety standards i dont know. Cheap bikes are death traps. Go secondhand or dig a bit deeper into your pockets. Never buy suspension on a bike under £300.
#14
better off buying secondhand at this price range, as you will have a chance of buying something that is useable. This is rubbish, sorry.
1 Like #15
Bike threads are SSSSOOOO predictable
#16
gcmarcal
Good price. Crap bike! Heads up for incoming bike snobs comments.

true took around 4 hours but they have arrived.

Would suit someone on a low budget who needs it just for casual use.

But then again it is only 59 squid, stop complaining
1 Like #17
ive had a look at these bikes and whilst i agree there not the highest quality, i have to question your point about them not being safe. there are laws regarding the sale of unsafe goods
what i will say to all the bike snobs out there. i used to have a cheapo bike and when i found i quite enjoyed a ride out in the sun i then went and bought an Cube Acid at close to £700. it DIDNT make me ride any better or feel any better, the gears still rattle, the seats a real pain and im no faster on it.
all in all i have to question the need to spend a lot on a bike. i guess a lot depends on what your going to use it for, if its just the odd cycle track ride then i think this bike would be ideal, especially if your wondering whether biking is your thing or not
#18
irradiated
ive had a look at these bikes and whilst i agree there not the highest quality, i have to question your point about them not being safe. there are laws regarding the sale of unsafe goodswhat i will say to all the bike snobs out there. i used to have a cheapo bike and when i found i quite enjoyed a ride out in the sun i then went and bought an Cube Acid at close to £700. it DIDNT make me ride any better or feel any better, the gears still rattle, the seats a real pain and im no faster on it.all in all i have to question the need to spend a lot on a bike. i guess a lot depends on what your going to use it for, if its just the odd cycle track ride then i think this bike would be ideal, especially if your wondering whether biking is your thing or not

I had a cheap bike, Hated going on it so did not do much cycling. Spent a bit more on a good bike and love it, I do at least 50 miles a week.
#19
You do get what you pay for but if you want a cheap bike then this fits the bill:)

Not planning on mega journeys, just round the village and maybe a little further.

it'll do for that
#20
I bought a cheap £60+ suspension bike from Tesco over 3 years ago. Using it daily for commuting. Still working ok but tyres, brake handles and gears need replacing. although still safe enough. It would cost as much as this bile to replace them all, so I might as well buy this. At this price, I am happy to replace it every 3 years.
#21
I remember going out with someone who was riding a cheap dual suspension bike from Halfords (Apollo is it?).
He did a little drop off of about 6 inches and his seat post snapped in half, cutting into his ball sack. It was hilarious.

So Hot, for reminding me of that amazing time.

Look at the welding on the front forks, brilliant. That's the kind of thing I want protecting myself from serious injury.
http://images.sportsdirect.com/images/products/93205090_l_a2.jpg


Edited By: RoBad on Nov 25, 2010 17:24
banned#22
jerram85
y do u fink that this bike is crap? wots wrong wiv it, as im lookin at buyin 1 as a an xmas gift.


And why are YOU talking in that ridiculous manner?

Showing your obvious lack of intelligence....
#23
tahir_owen
Poor quality, even you can get it to work correctly. Best stay clear, and buy a bike already assembelled


Don't underestimate the hassle of assembly - bought a Raleigh for my son recently online which needed assembling and it took *ages* to get the gears adjusted so the number on the gear change matched the cog wheel + brakes needed adjusting as well etc.
#24
localshop
Bike threads are SSSSOOOO predictable


Indeed, because the same old junk keeps turning up and the same people rave on about what bargains they are.

Being cheap doesn't make it good. Junk for £170 or junk for £60 is still junk.

There are good bikes out there at reasonable prices, but seriously, below about £180, you're getting into the territory of toys and 'pretend' bikes where the quality drops away faster than the price, so they don't represent value for money.

If you want to spend £50-£60 on a bike that's "not for serious riding, just nipping to the shops" get a second hand example that's been used but cared for - It'll be in better shape and be more enjoyable to ride.
#25
I is finkin of byin one 4 me ofspring
#26
Worse than the bike snobs are the inverse bike snobs, who seem to think all bikes are the same and the cheaper the bike the bigger the bargain. £60 for a dangerous heap of crap (see post no 21) is not a bargain.

And worse than both are the grammar police. It's the Internet - get a life.
#27
bilbo
I is finkin of byin one 4 me ofspring


Have you heard of Darwin?
#28
bilbo
I is finkin of byin one 4 me ofspring

this is the ideal bike for you, buy it
#29
Duggie_22
bilbo
I is finkin of byin one 4 me ofspring
Have you heard of Darwin?

Obviously the exceptin that proves the rule.
#30
Don't underestimate the hassle of assembly - bought a Raleigh for my son recently online which needed assembling and it took *ages* to get the gears adjusted so the number on the gear change matched the cog wheel + brakes needed adjusting as well etc.[/quote]

I dont underestimate the hassle of putting it together. It was a massive headache for me, took a while to put together as instructions weren't so clear, getting the gears to work was difficult, and a day after putting it together it fell apart while I was riding it, got a few cuts on the wires as well.
Its very poor quality. If you truly want a bike, spend another £40 or so, better quality, already assembelled, less hassle, all you do is to pump up the tyres. The bike will have better ride quality as well (much smoother). T
The equivalent would be to buy something from Ikea, flat packed made of balsa wood (well some of the backings to furniture) and maybe taking 3 hours to put together. When maybe you could've spent another few pounds on something much easier to put together or assembelled already and something will last a bit longer.
#31
irradiated
ive had a look at these bikes and whilst i agree there not the highest quality, i have to question your point about them not being safe. there are laws regarding the sale of unsafe goods
what i will say to all the bike snobs out there. i used to have a cheapo bike and when i found i quite enjoyed a ride out in the sun i then went and bought an Cube Acid at close to £700. it DIDNT make me ride any better or feel any better, the gears still rattle, the seats a real pain and im no faster on it.
all in all i have to question the need to spend a lot on a bike. i guess a lot depends on what your going to use it for, if its just the odd cycle track ride then i think this bike would be ideal, especially if your wondering whether biking is your thing or not


You're right - there are laws regarding the sale of unsafe goods. These are safe if expertly assembled.
The kind of person who buys one if these is not going to be particulary adept at assembling them, the parts are made to poor tolerances making the process difficult and there's not a sane bike shop in the land that will take on the responsibility for assembling one.
As such, given that they're usually sold in boxes in supermarkets, they are rarely assembled to a safe standard and, if they are, they are unlikely to be maintained as such.

Interesting point on the inverse bike snobs.
I wonder if those on here screaming "bike snob" have a Sony or a Bush TV. Is their washing machine a Bosch or a Beko? Do they drive a Ford or a Lada? Do they have iPhones or cheapy Chinese lookalikes?
In each case, both options will do the job, but one will do it quite a bit better. Is it really appropriate to start name calling when someone who recognises the differences and can spot a dog tries to advise others against wasting money on something that doesn't really live up to the job?
#32
If you want a bike for under £100 you would do much better buying 2nd hand or saving some more pennies.

The suspension is only there so people can say 'I've got a full suspension mountain bike', when in fact it would be a much better bike if the suspension manufacturing costs were spent elsewhere (brakes,gears etc). It's worse than useless.

It will probably be just about ok for tootling around town on, just don't even take it anywhere near gravel, never mind off-road.
#33
DO NOT TOUCH IT!!!!!! we got one last year and its really rubbish, will now have to buy a decent one!
#34
It's a £59 bike, not a £169.99 bike which doesn't make it hot IMHO
#35
I don't think anyone's saying that you shouldn't buy cheap bikes. Just that cheap bikes that claim to have specifications similar to expensive bikes are probably not going to be worth having. I've had a cheap bike with suspension (not this cheap, and only front suspension) and every time I went up a hill I put more energy into bouncing up and down than actually moving the bike.

These bikes seem to me like cheap digital cameras that advertise 10MP+ but have horrible lenses and cheap sensors so you'll never get a decent picture from them.
#36
Duggie_22
irradiated
ive had a look at these bikes and whilst i agree there not the highest quality, i have to question your point about them not being safe. there are laws regarding the sale of unsafe goodswhat i will say to all the bike snobs out there. i used to have a cheapo bike and when i found i quite enjoyed a ride out in the sun i then went and bought an Cube Acid at close to £700. it DIDNT make me ride any better or feel any better, the gears still rattle, the seats a real pain and im no faster on it.all in all i have to question the need to spend a lot on a bike. i guess a lot depends on what your going to use it for, if its just the odd cycle track ride then i think this bike would be ideal, especially if your wondering whether biking is your thing or not
You're right - there are laws regarding the sale of unsafe goods. These are safe if expertly assembled.The kind of person who buys one if these is not going to be particulary adept at assembling them, the parts are made to poor tolerances making the process difficult and there's not a sane bike shop in the land that will take on the responsibility for assembling one.As such, given that they're usually sold in boxes in supermarkets, they are rarely assembled to a safe standard and, if they are, they are unlikely to be maintained as such.Interesting point on the inverse bike snobs. I wonder if those on here screaming "bike snob" have a Sony or a Bush TV. Is their washing machine a Bosch or a Beko? Do they drive a Ford or a Lada? Do they have iPhones or cheapy Chinese lookalikes?In each case, both options will do the job, but one will do it quite a bit better. Is it really appropriate to start name calling when someone who recognises the differences and can spot a dog tries to advise others against wasting money on something that doesn't really live up to the job?

Ok...car is a 21 year old mazda 323...telly is an LG...no idea what the washer is but it's old and silver.....
#37
JoshuaCh1v9
Duggie_22
irradiated
ive had a look at these bikes and whilst i agree there not the highest quality, i have to question your point about them not being safe. there are laws regarding the sale of unsafe goodswhat i will say to all the bike snobs out there. i used to have a cheapo bike and when i found i quite enjoyed a ride out in the sun i then went and bought an Cube Acid at close to £700. it DIDNT make me ride any better or feel any better, the gears still rattle, the seats a real pain and im no faster on it.all in all i have to question the need to spend a lot on a bike. i guess a lot depends on what your going to use it for, if its just the odd cycle track ride then i think this bike would be ideal, especially if your wondering whether biking is your thing or not
You're right - there are laws regarding the sale of unsafe goods. These are safe if expertly assembled.The kind of person who buys one if these is not going to be particulary adept at assembling them, the parts are made to poor tolerances making the process difficult and there's not a sane bike shop in the land that will take on the responsibility for assembling one.As such, given that they're usually sold in boxes in supermarkets, they are rarely assembled to a safe standard and, if they are, they are unlikely to be maintained as such.Interesting point on the inverse bike snobs. I wonder if those on here screaming "bike snob" have a Sony or a Bush TV. Is their washing machine a Bosch or a Beko? Do they drive a Ford or a Lada? Do they have iPhones or cheapy Chinese lookalikes?In each case, both options will do the job, but one will do it quite a bit better. Is it really appropriate to start name calling when someone who recognises the differences and can spot a dog tries to advise others against wasting money on something that doesn't really live up to the job?
Ok...car is a 21 year old mazda 323...telly is an LG...no idea what the washer is but it's old and silver.....

Oh...and the fridge is a beko
#38
u kan not dis it @ 59

sweet ofa
#39
''Suspension on a £59 bike?! surely you want to travel forward rather than up and down.''

Love it!

Rubbish bike- no matter what the price.I work on and repair a lot of bikes- this is barely one step up from the DANGEROUS crap that Toys R Us sell. To children.
I'm speaking about safety and reliability issues, it's not about bike snobbery!
#40
Probably costs less than £5 to make and it's not really worth more than that. Pile of poo.

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