Not the best retailer or the best bike in the world, but i was given a strict budget to adhere to (which I have exceeded by £7.99!) and I think this is good value and fairly lightweight for the money given the Aluminium frame. It also has no gimmicky suspension on it and will be fine for family rides. I'm a keen cyclist so will be servicing this myself before I let my wife ride it given the Halford/Apollo rep.
I know this was never worth £280 and that a £300 Specialized would have been better value in the long run. Hopefully I'll get to say "I told you so" in a year or two!
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