Exodus Alpine MTB with 100mm Front Suspension. Was £799 now £300 - Deal of the day - HotUKDeals
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Not sure on the quality of some of the components, but at £300 it seems like a good deal. Worthwhile considering if you really must not spend over £300.

"The Exodus Alpine is a versatile all terrian mountain bike in striking polar white. It is capable of tackling any surface with 27 Shimano deore 27 speed gears with deore shifters gears and hydraulic disc brakes. This Alpine's frame is 17.5" in size and made from a light alloy/carbon while the 26" wheels are alloy. This all terrain bike has an inside leg measurement of 68 - 81cm and requires home assembly"

Age Group Adult
Brake Disc brakes (hydraulic)
Brake Lever Shimano integrated
Brand Exodus
Colour White & black
Controls Handle Bar Rapid-fire
Drivetrain Shimano deore 27 speed gears with deore shifters
Forks EPICON-RL
Frame Material Alloy / carbon
Frame Size in CMs 43
Front Brakes Shimano hydraulic disc
Gears Chain Shimano
Gears Crankset Truvative alloy/steel
Gears Front Derailleur Shimano
Gears Rear Cogs Shimano 9-sp
Gears Rear Derailleur Shimano deore
Gears Shifters Rapid-fire
Inside Leg Measurement 68 - 81cm
Number of Gears 27
Pedals Alloy
Product Depth 170 cm
Product Height 102 cm
Product Width 61.5 cm
Rear Brakes Shimano hydraulic disc
Wheel Size 26"
Wheel Specification Alloy
Wheels Front Hub Alloy QR
Wheels Nipples Steel
Wheels Rear Hub Alloy QR
Wheels Rims Alex profiled
Wheels Spokes 32
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#1
I personally dont believe the £799 retail price and whilst the Suntour Epicon-RL forks retail at £180 that doesnt mean that they are any good. Also read mixed review on the long term durability of the Alex rims too. This offer provides triple clubcard points and you could also use the optional £5 voucher (if you havent already) to bring it down to £295.
#2
I was waiting for someone to post it, I thought about it !!!!.

They have it as deal of the day: http://www.tesco.com/dealoftheday/ the price is crazy ;-) it hasn't even got a rear shock ???
#3
any good for someone wanting to take part triathlon?
#4
masterruckus
any good for someone wanting to take part triathlon?


No
#5
masterruckus
any good for someone wanting to take part triathlon?


If it is an off road triathlon, yes.

But its not ideal for a road triathlon unless your aim is to just get round.
Also if you only want to buy a single road bike that needs to do some off road use, then this might be a good compromise.

EDIT: MasterRuckus: Just to let you know I have done several triathlons and I have often seen people do the cycle leg on mountain bikes (and even an old upright shopper!). Dont let the lack of a racer stop you/your friend doing their first sprint triathlon. (if it is a MTB, you might want to put slick tyres on it though!)
#6
Fork information can be found here (assuming it is the 2007 model):
http://www.srsuntour-cycling.com/index.php?screen=sh.detail&tnid=1374
#7
Oh yes, Exodus, that well known and respected bike manufacturer!
If this bike was ever sold for £800 then somebody got robbed.

You have to ask yourself why Tesco are selling this amazing bike for only £300.
Well because it's **** and probably worth £200 at most.
It's the same reason why Morrison's are selling 32" Sony Bravia HDTV's for £400, because they are **** budget versions that no decent retailer will buy.
#8
masterruckus
any good for someone wanting to take part triathlon?


Not really as it has wide soft nobby tyres which are more for sticking to offroad tracks than running smoothly and quickly on roads.

Also - although it does not say - the highest gear ratio is likely to be 44/11 so the wheel rotates 4 times each time the pedals do. On a good bike for triathlon you would be looking at 54/11 so almost 5 times and with a larger wheel.

The frame is also shaped more for control at slower speeds than something to speed along roads, and the suspension will change energy that could otherwise be used for moving forward, into a bouncy up and down motion.

So - not unless it differs from normal triathlons and is not on roads.
#9
nadnerb
Oh yes, Exodus, that well known and respected bike manufacturer!
If this bike was ever sold for £800 then somebody got robbed.

You have to ask yourself why Tesco are selling this amazing bike for only £300.
Well because it's **** and probably worth £200 at most.
It's the same reason why Morrison's are selling 32" Sony Bravia HDTV's for £400, because they are **** budget versions that no decent retailer will buy.


Its not worth 800 quid - but could you post a link to where you can find new bikes with hydraulic disks, deore kit, and alex rims for 200 quid (or 300 even)?
#10
Does anyone know if the triple clubcard points are based on the 300 or 800 price?
#11
ibiza
Its not worth 800 quid - but could you post a link to where you can find new bikes with hydraulic disks, deore kit, and alex rims for 200 quid (or 300 even)?

My local bike shop has a Specialized Hardrock for about £315 if my memory is correct.
Ok it's probably an old model but would be a way better buy than this Tesco bike.
#12
it will be the price you pay
#13
ibiza
Does anyone know if the triple clubcard points are based on the 300 or 800 price?


Think it will be 300 so you will get 900.

This seems a good deal as the group set will set you back £200. So £800 is mad but £300 seems fair. The only downside for me is the carbon rear down on the frame, which yes will help with the jarring as it will flex but if not made well may well snap in heavy use. But as most people wont hammer it it may not matter.
#14
nadnerb
My local bike shop has a Specialized Hardrock for about £315 if my memory is correct.
Ok it's probably an old model but would be a way better buy than this Tesco bike.


The year is pretty irrelevant other than they tend to improve on the spec each year - so the important thing is the kit it has on it, the weight and reliability.

What groupset/kit has the 315 quid one?
#15
nadnerb
My local bike shop has a Specialized Hardrock for about £315 if my memory is correct.
Ok it's probably an old model but would be a way better buy than this Tesco bike.


you should be able to find a hard rock for cheaper than this. Especially the standard model. I got my comp model for about £360 i think. The sport was about the prie you are talking and the standard was about £300 (maybe even less)

those are 2008 model prices.

google dales cycles and youll find some good deals there
#16
Not a bad group set but the forks are woefull and the frame is not one that would first spring to mind when looking for a decent bike. Buy a copy of MBR and look for the sub £400 shootout if you are after a bike at this price point.

I doubt you will find an 06/07 Hardrock Disc for £315 but you may if you are prepared to dig around? That would be a complete bargain. Specialised make great frames and have good kudos factor when out on the trails. I think I'd spend a few quid extra and get a low end Orange or Specialised definately. But then I'm a bit of a bike snob.:thumbsup:
#17
imiskeen
Not a bad group set but the forks are woefull ...


Interesting - I have heard mostly bad things about the Suntour XCR forks, but nothing at all on the Epicon RLs. Where did you find out about these?

The Epicon-RL's do seem to retail at about twice the price of the XCR's so I assumed that the performance is more akin to the Dart 2 (and hopefully more refined on this budget fork.)
#18
Diekund


google dales cycles and youll find some good deals there


I stopped using Dales when I gave them one of my bikes to swap the headset.

When I took it in they said it would not take too long if I wanted to wait.

Twenty minutes later they called me into the workshop, to show me my frame with two cracks where they had put in the bearing, and told me it must have been cracked already.

So why did it take 20 mins and an almost completed job to notice.

They then said if it worked loose I could jam in metal from coke cans to keep it tight - so not my idea of either safety or a bike shop really.

When I complained they told my they would replace the frame if I could get an "expert" to say the cracks were not there before.

Dont go there.
#19
i dont spend that much on a bloomin car
#20
Sadly speak from the experience of a friend who went against all of my advice and bought this a few weeks back, for £300! I found the forks track very unevenly and didn't feel very rigid, I also had issues with them bottoming out.

I suspect the forks on the bike sold at tesco to be OEM'd to a different manufacturer anyway and may feel slightly different to the full retail Epicons.

I am larger than the avarage MTB'er and didn't have them set up exactly to match my weight (and am use to Marzocchi VF66's :-D) but I would still expect better.

But maybe I have been a bit spoilt. However on saying that my missus rides an Orange Gringo with Manitou 6/sports which retail at around the same price as the epicons and they feel much plusher and solid.

Just my opinion mind.
#21
imiskeen
Sadly speak from the experience of a friend who went against all of my advice and bought this a few weeks back, for £300! I found the forks track very unevenly and didn't feel very rigid, I also had issues with them bottoming out.

I suspect the forks on the bike sold at tesco to be OEM'd to a different manufacturer anyway and may feel slightly different to the full retail Epicons.

Just my opinion mind.


Based on the above review (and only review of this bike I have read), I have marked my own post as expired to stop others buying what now seems to be a poor deal.
:whistling:
#22
jazid
Interesting - I have heard mostly bad things about the Suntour XCR forks, but nothing at all on the Epicon RLs. Where did you find out about these?

The Epicon-RL's do seem to retail at about twice the price of the XCR's so I assumed that the performance is more akin to the Dart 2 (and hopefully more refined on this budget fork.)


Oh. No pressure there then.Sorry Suntour.:oops:

I'm no expert, just a regular fatboy mountain biker, I have no idea how much the whole 900 tesco club points thing works out as?
#23
Well I would have said it was a good deal, but there is nothing like rubbish forks to ruin a ride and would prefer people to not buy

Good point about the OEM version of the forks - that surprises me everytime I read that.
The points are not a good reason to buy a rubbish bike if you ask me.
#24
jazid
Based on the above review (and only review of this bike I have read), I have marked my own post as expired to stop others buying what now seems to be a poor deal.
:whistling:


Well if you dont get on with the forks you could always swap them for some lightweight rigids like some kona project 2's. They will only set you back £40 and Im sure somebody on flebay will give you £40 for your old ones.
#25
GAVINLEWISHUKD
Well if you dont get on with the forks you could always swap them for some lightweight rigids like some kona project 2's. They will only set you back £40 and Im sure somebody on flebay will give you £40 for your old ones.


Yes but all this time and effort faffing about, you would be better off buying something like the Focus Fatboy for £450, which is a very good bike and has some good reviews to back it up. Unlike the Exodus Alpine.

http://www.wiggle.co.uk/ProductDetail.aspx?Cat=cycle&ProdID=5360032163
http://www.wiggle.co.uk/images/fat-boy-main.jpg
#26
jazid
Yes but all this time and effort faffing about, you would be better off buying something like the Focus Fatboy for £450, which is a very good bike and has some good reviews to back it up. Unlike the Exodus Alpine.

http://www.wiggle.co.uk/ProductDetail.aspx?Cat=cycle&ProdID=5360032163


Agreed. :thumbsup:

Seen great reviews for this, and yes, it is a little more, but look at what you get for the extra cash and even if you end up stacking on your first ride and decide biking is not for you, you will still make a healthy return on your investment if you sell it on.
#27
jazid
Yes but all this time and effort faffing about, you would be better off buying something like the Focus Fatboy for £450, which is a very good bike and has some good reviews to back it up. Unlike the Exodus Alpine.

http://www.wiggle.co.uk/ProductDetail.aspx?Cat=cycle&ProdID=5360032163
http://www.wiggle.co.uk/images/fat-boy-main.jpg



Yes but that is 50% more! All I was trying to do was point out that there was a cheap alternative. I always say spend more but if £300 is all you have its not that bad a deal. I only stopped using project 2's a few years back and if I had to use a cheaper heavier bike I have them over cheap
suspension any day.
#28
GAVINLEWISHUKD
...I always say spend more but if £300 is all you have its not that bad a deal. I only stopped using project 2's a few years back and if I had to use a cheaper heavier bike I have them over cheap suspension any day.


I am still riding with my Pilot SL forks (which are bottom of the range roxshox) on my Trek 6700. The ride is bearable but not as plush as my mates bike I tried in Wales a while ago.

If you only have £300 to spend on a bike then my advice is to wait and save up for longer to help avoid buying tat.
#29
Hi, Novice here with silly question.
Could anyone tell me if I would be better of going for a Saracen MTB? spec:

# Frame: Lightweight 7005 Performance Alloy T6 suspension adjusted
# Forks: XCM-LO 100mm with Mini boots and lock out
# Rear Derailleur: Shimano Deore Rear Mech
# Front Derailleur: Shimano
# Shifters: Shimano Alivio Rapid fire shifters
# Chainset: Truvativ X-Flow 3.0 42/34/24
# Bottom Bracket: Truvativ Power sealed cartridge
# Chain: KMC Z7
# Freewheel: Shimano HG30 8 speed 11-30T
# Headset: Aheadset w/seals
# Stem: Forged alloy adjustable stem
# Handlebars: Aluminium flat handlebar
# Front Brake: Tektro Auriga Comp hydraulic brakes with 180mm front rotor
# Rear Brake: Tektro Auriga Comp hydraulic brakes with 160mm rear rotor
# Brake Levers: Tektro Auriga Comp hydraulic
# Rims: XC-D alloy double wall
# Front Hub: Formula Alloy with disc fittings
# Rear Hub: Formula Alloy with disc fittings
# Tyres: Tioga Factory XC 26x1.95
# Saddle: Lightweight double stitch saddle with drop nose
# Pedals: BMX style resin platform
# Grips: Kraton grips for comfort

for the same money, as I have ordered an Exodus from Tesco but after reading the very poor reviews:? ( I haven't a clue about specs but thought Shimano where very good, hence my order ) I've been looking around and can't see many with Hydraulic brakes etc.

Cheers in advance.
#30
No need to reply as the Exodus is excellent value.

The bike on Tesco's website is incorrectly named. It is an Exodus Blade.
Not a massive difference I know but anyhow.
The bikes weight is 27lbs. The carbon fibre bit of the frame is the rear stays,
The brakes are Deore M535 Hydraulic. The frame is 7005 alloy. The gears are Shimano deore 27 speed with rapid fire shifters.
The bike is imported into the country by the same company that imports the GT/Schwinn range of bikes.
If you want to know where to go look at one I found that out as well, but they won't sell you one cos they are suppliers to the trade only. ( thanks to focusman )

27lbs (just over 12kg) for that money I think is hot!

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Exodus-Blade-27-speed-Alloy-Carbon-Cycle/dp/B0013N9374/ref=sr_1_9?ie=UTF8&s=sports&qid=1207988488&sr=1-9.

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