Evans Cycles GT Transeo 3.0 2010 Hybrid Bike £229 plus possible 3% cashback - HotUKDeals
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Looking for a commuter bike and this looks like a good deal to me. Reduced by £150 and I can't see it cheaper elsewhere.

Not sure how it compares to the much posted Halford Carrera range but I don't remember seeing a 700 wheel with lock out front forks.

http://www.evanscycles.com/products/gt/transeo-30-2010-hybrid-bike-ec026173#BVRRWidgetID

Website description as follows:-
Can't decide between pavement comfort and off-road durability? Then don't. The GT Transeo 3.0 2010 Hybrid Bike packs a lightweight, responsive 7000 series aluminium frame with a more upright riding position that's as comfortable weekday commuting as it is on Saturday afternoon singletrack.





Frame:
7000 series aluminium with sport fitness geometry, hydroformed top tube, forged drop outs with chainstay disc mounts, removable derailleur hanger and braze-ons
Fork:
SR Suntour NEX-4610 50mm travel, disc mount with pre-load adjust, speedlock mechanical lockout and mudguard and rack mounts
Front Derailleur:
Shimano C102
Rear Derailleur:
Shimano Alivio
Number of Gears:
24
Shifters:
Shimano SLM-360 8 speed Rapid Fire
Chainset:
Shimano Acera Octalink with chaincase
Chainrings:
48/38/28 tooth
Bottom Bracket:
Shimano Octalink
Chain:
KMC HG-40
Pedals:
High Impact Nylon Comfort
Front Brake:
Direct Pull with 110mm arms
Rear Brake:
Direct Pull with 110mm arms
Brake Levers:
Alloy with reach adjust for linear
Handlebars:
GT Alloy MTB Riser bar with 25.4mm clamp
Stem:
GT Exclusive Alloy Ahead
Headset:
1 1/8" sealed Ahead
Grips:
GT Dual Density Comfort design
Rims:
Alex ACE-17 Double Wall Trekking, 32 hole with stainless eyelets
Front Hub:
Alloy Quick Release
Rear Hub:
Alloy Quick Release, Freehub
Spokes:
Stainless steel, 14 gauge with brass nipples
Front Tyre:
Schwalbe Landcruiser with puncture protection and reflective sidewalls 700x40C
Rear Tyre:
Schwalbe Landcruiser with puncture protection and reflective sidewalls 700x40C
Saddle:
WTB GT exclusive with waterproof cover
Seatpost:
GT design alloy
Seat Binder:
GT cold forged clamp and quick release
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#1
3.03% Topcashback brings it down to less than £222. Not bad ;)
#2
Looks good for the money :)
#3
be careful i am still waiting for cash back since august last year from this lot
#5
GT make good value bikes, voted hot.
#6
Can anyne advise on the benefits of a hybrid over a traditional MTB? I want to be able to go offroad on rugged terrain but not 100mph down rockfaces LOL. I also used to do a bit of road riding too and my mate (who is v.unfit) used to leave me for dust on his racer, would this be easier on road than a trad MTB??
#7
I've ordered it now so all I need is a good lock......any recommendations?
#8
frakison
Can anyne advise on the benefits of a hybrid over a traditional MTB? I want to be able to go offroad on rugged terrain but not 100mph down rockfaces LOL. I also used to do a bit of road riding too and my mate (who is v.unfit) used to leave me for dust on his racer, would this be easier on road than a trad MTB??


This is basically a mountain bike with skinnier tyres. If you want to go on really rugged terrain, get fatter tyres. This should be fine on the road, but if you want to keep up with a road bike, get a road bike!
#9
skdotcom
frakison
Can anyne advise on the benefits of a hybrid over a traditional MTB? I want to be able to go offroad on rugged terrain but not 100mph down rockfaces LOL. I also used to do a bit of road riding too and my mate (who is v.unfit) used to leave me for dust on his racer, would this be easier on road than a trad MTB??
This is basically a mountain bike with skinnier tyres. If you want to go on really rugged terrain, get fatter tyres. This should be fine on the road, but if you want to keep up with a road bike, get a road bike!


Im not bothered about keeping up with a road bike, I just wondered if it gave better road performance than an MTB on road. From what you're saying I might as well just buy skinny tyres for my MTB and save myself a few hundred quid if thats the ONLY difference??

Edited By: frakison on Jan 03, 2011 12:07
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frakison

Im not bothered about keeping up with a road bike, I just wondered if it gave better road performance than an MTB on road. From what you're saying I might as well just buy skinny tyres for my MTB and save myself a few hundred quid if thats the ONLY difference??

The thing is that there are hybrid bikes that are very close to mountain bikes, and hybrid bikes very close to road bikes, so it's impossible to generalise. From my own personal experience, I have a Claud Butler hybrid that is (to me) much closer to a road bike. It also has the benefit of mudguards, a chain guard (transparent) and a rack. If you want to look cool and hip (depending on current fashions), then maybe such a bike is not right for you, but if you use the bike a lot on roads, old railway tracks, canals, and not excessively muddy terrain, and lets face it, most MTB riders don't if they were honest, then this bike is ideal. You stay much cleaner, and don't end up with your chain covered in crud all the time.

This is the bike I have. The dealer in the link is also brilliant. Never charges me for minor repairs (though this is no use if you are not local), and is very keen on price. A real bike shop as they used to be rather than a box shifter.

Link Here



Edited By: spock1958 on Jan 03, 2011 12:25
#11
I saw one of these the other day and it actually looked quite good, at that price.
Always think carefully what you want to use a bike for, a mountain bike on the road is going to be hard work, this looks like a reasonable compromise.
#12
This has 700mm wheels like a road bike and with the skinnier wheels you get with this sort of hybrid bike should give you more oomph on the tarmac. A friend recently changed his tyres on his 26in wheeled mountain bike and he reckoned he got 'two gears' better performance - by which he meant he could peddle two gears higher with the same effort purely due to having road tyres rather than knobbly off-road tyres.

In other words you could change the tyres on your current bike rather than spend on a new bike.

Edited By: jfy on Jan 03, 2011 12:52: typo
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I'd like to inform people of the trouble I've had with this firm.

I purchased a triathlon bike last year, when it finally turned up one of the arm rests was broken, now if that was the only problem it wouldn't have been so bad.

Further problems arose when I discovered they'd actually fitted the front and rear changers on the wrong side of the bars. That is I had indexed shifting on the front chainring and frictional changing to the rear cassette!

The fitting of a brake cable was that incompetent the cable where it entered the frame was frayed and had damaged the bike's paint finish.

It took many phone calls and couriers who finally turned up before the problems were fixed.

If there support was setup so that you only had one contact who was aware of your problems it may have helped but I must have dealt with at least six different staff, most of whom knew nothing about the problems I was experiencing.

To cap it all off no reason, excuse or apology was ever forthcoming.

I'm sure many people have had good or better service from Evans, I'm just informing of my experience, for that reason they'll see no repeat business.
#14
Thanks very much for the info guys :)
#15
i bought a garry Fischer off em last year

wasnt really impressed with the service in all honesty
#16
blorbed
I'd like to inform people of the trouble I've had with this firm.I purchased a triathlon bike last year, when it finally turned up one of the arm rests was broken, now if that was the only problem it wouldn't have been so bad.Further problems arose when I discovered they'd actually fitted the front and rear changers on the wrong side of the bars. That is I had indexed shifting on the front chainring and frictional changing to the rear cassette!The fitting of a brake cable was that incompetent the cable where it entered the frame was frayed and had damaged the bike's paint finish.It took many phone calls and couriers who finally turned up before the problems were fixed.If there support was setup so that you only had one contact who was aware of your problems it may have helped but I must have dealt with at least six different staff, most of whom knew nothing about the problems I was experiencing. To cap it all off no reason, excuse or apology was ever forthcoming.I'm sure many people have had good or better service from Evans, I'm just informing of my experience, for that reason they'll see no repeat business.
I never understand why people think anyone would be interested in their personal experience with a company - for your one problem there will literally 100's of none problems. The thread is about a deal and not a chance for you to **** off Evans.
I personally get everything price matched at Evans for the opposite reason.
#17
bargainhunter666
blorbed
I'd like to inform people of the trouble I've had with this firm.I purchased a triathlon bike last year, when it finally turned up one of the arm rests was broken, now if that was the only problem it wouldn't have been so bad.Further problems arose when I discovered they'd actually fitted the front and rear changers on the wrong side of the bars. That is I had indexed shifting on the front chainring and frictional changing to the rear cassette!The fitting of a brake cable was that incompetent the cable where it entered the frame was frayed and had damaged the bike's paint finish.It took many phone calls and couriers who finally turned up before the problems were fixed.If there support was setup so that you only had one contact who was aware of your problems it may have helped but I must have dealt with at least six different staff, most of whom knew nothing about the problems I was experiencing. To cap it all off no reason, excuse or apology was ever forthcoming.I'm sure many people have had good or better service from Evans, I'm just informing of my experience, for that reason they'll see no repeat business.

I never understand why people think anyone would be interested in their personal experience with a company - for your one problem there will literally 100's of none problems. The thread is about a deal and not a chance for you to **** off Evans.
I personally get everything price matched at Evans for the opposite reason.


Well I fully understand why people on here comment on the service they receive from companies. Its to give an indication of the type of service that you may receive if things go wrong. By the law of averages for every 100 items sold possibly only a handful will be faulty and therefore the majority of people will be happy customers, but the difference between a good or bad retailer is how things are handled when something is wrong.

Anyway, Thanks Blorbed for your helpful comment.

Edited By: MrHappy37 on Jan 03, 2011 15:23
#18
frakison
skdotcom
frakison
Can anyne advise on the benefits of a hybrid over a traditional MTB? I want to be able to go offroad on rugged terrain but not 100mph down rockfaces LOL. I also used to do a bit of road riding too and my mate (who is v.unfit) used to leave me for dust on his racer, would this be easier on road than a trad MTB??
This is basically a mountain bike with skinnier tyres. If you want to go on really rugged terrain, get fatter tyres. This should be fine on the road, but if you want to keep up with a road bike, get a road bike!



Im not bothered about keeping up with a road bike, I just wondered if it gave better road performance than an MTB on road. From what you're saying I might as well just buy skinny tyres for my MTB and save myself a few hundred quid if thats the ONLY difference??


Do the forks lock out on your mountain bike? If not, that will definitely slow you down on the road too.

This is basically a Mountain bike orientated Hybrid. As someone has already said, there are more road bike orientated Hybrids if that is what you are after. I have a Trek 7.3 fx, but that was £450.

For the money, this looks like a good bike. I did consider one of these when I bought my Trek, but decided i wanted something a bit more road orientated.
#19
So Mrhappy do seem to imply his comment helped. You would have to be a serious fool to think this. Which store, member of staff, customer expectations etc so many factors of which all are totally irrelevant to this deal.
#20
bargainhunter666
So Mrhappy do seem to imply his comment helped. You would have to be a serious fool to think this. Which store, member of staff, customer expectations etc so many factors of which all are totally irrelevant to this deal.

Do you own shares in this company or are you a partner? It's disheartening to think that anyone who dare make a criticism should be considered a fool. I get the impression that blorbed had multiple reasons to be unhappy, and I would also find the comments helpful if I was considering a purchase, which I suppose in your eyes also makes me a fool.
#21
I'm sorry, I wasn't aware that you couldn't inform people of the experience you've had with the proposed company. Is it only about the deal and the initial savings made? Does not the condition of the goods received or the after sales service constitute part of the buying experience. I did though use the caveat that many buyers will have had good or better service from Evans. To MrHappy37 and spock1958 I thank you for your constructive comments.

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