Jamis Trail X1 Mountain Bike- Alu Frame - £150 Delivered @ Chain Reaction Cycles - HotUKDeals
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Seems like there's quite a few people looking for a cheap mountain bike for summer. Your not going to win any downhills on this but the specs are good for the money.

There's also the next model up for £175:

http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/Models.aspx?ModelID=62400

Specifications:
• Frame: Enduro II frame design, 7005 aluminium main tubes
• Replaceable derailleur hanger
• Fork: Suntour XC 60, alloy crown, coil spring, 60mm travel
• Headset: VP threadless, sealed, 1 1/8”
• Wheels: Alloy 26 x 1.50” 36H rims, heavy-duty ATB hubs with QR, 14g nickel-plated spokes
• Tires: Maxxis, 26 x 1.95”, blackwall
• Derailleurs: Shimano TX50 rear, Shimano TZ30 31.8mm top pull front
• Shiftlevers: Shimano Acera ST-EF50 EZ-Fire Plus, 21-speed
• Chain: KMC Z51
• Cassette: Indexed 7-speed freewheel, 13-28
• Crankset: Forged alloy crank, 42/34/24 steel rings, 170mm
• BB: Set VP bolt-type 3SB axle, 68 x 124.5mm (35 - 52 - 37.5)
• Pedals: ATB platform, hi-impact resin cage & body
• Brakeset: Alloy linear pull type with Shimano alloy levers
• Handlebar: Jamis XC riser, 6˚ sweep x 13mm rise x 620mm wide
• Stem: Jamis XC threadless, alloy cap, 10˚ rise, 90mm (12-14.”), 100mm (17”), 120mm (19 -21”)
• Grips: Kraton for trigger-shift
• Seat Post: Jamis alloy micro-adjust, 27.2 x 300mm, with alloy QR clamp
• Saddle: Jamis ATB, SL cover, protective front and rear guards
• Weight: 13.9Kg
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#1
http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/Images/Models/Original/62397-1.jpg
#2
Nice basic - but good quality - bike for the price ;)

Scorching deal!
#3
very tempted on the 175 model, any bike gurus care to give an opinion? is it good value

http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/Models.aspx?ModelID=62400
1 Like #4
Piece of crap. You get what you pay for.
#5
Shame about the tiny frame sizes!!
#6
asayer
Shame about the tiny frame sizes!!


Isn't 19" a large?

Like jakeystyle says though "Piece of crap. You get what you pay for."

Edited By: Burty on Mar 16, 2011 19:48
#7
Probably best to avoid ChainReaction right now - loads of customers have been hit by fraudulent transactions on their credit cards after shopping there in the past couple of weeks. See the complaints on their facebook page for an idea of the problem.
#8
Burty
asayer
Shame about the tiny frame sizes!!


Isn't 19" a large?



Yeah it is I think, but I think most on OP's deal are smaller than that? nothing for us tall guys! Got my eye on something else anyway!

I need a 21" minimum though, if not a 23"

So these are small for me, but ok for some :D
4 Likes #9
Guys, I ride a £1200 hard tail, but a lot of people won't or can't spend a lot of money on a bike.

This bike is at least honest with name brand components, reasonable weight, and supplied by a reputable company. The reviews of the £175 model give it 4 star ratings from bikies that have bought one for non-biking friends.

Why not be useful and find a better deal for around this price range.
#10
verybigchris
Probably best to avoid ChainReaction right now - loads of customers have been hit by fraudulent transactions on their credit cards after shopping there in the past couple of weeks. See the complaints on their facebook page for an idea of the problem.


They take paypal though
#11
Kafkaesque
Guys, I ride a £1200 hard tail, but a lot of people won't or can't spend a lot of money on a bike.

This bike is at least honest with name brand components, reasonable weight, and supplied by a reputable company. The reviews of the £175 model give it 4 star ratings from bikies that have bought one for non-biking friends.

Why not be useful and find a better deal for around this price range.

+1 :)

I ride a £1200 FSR full sus (thankfully obtained via bike-to-work) and there are FAR too many bike snobs on the forum.

For me, £150 for the above is worth the stretch over £100 piles-of-steel job. OK, Im not a fan of the suntour fork..... but its still better than all the non-name rock-hard forks from halfords :D

EDIT - Also great as a "disposable" commuter bike or for knocking about on :)

Edited By: sniperpenguin on Mar 16, 2011 20:25
#12
The first cheap bike Ive seen on hukd that's alright.
edit: was posting from mobile.
this is about as good as it gets for the money - considerably better than supermarket £100-£150 bikes!
it'll come flatpacked so get someone with a clue to check over!

the truth remains that you cannot get a good performing and long lasting mtb (true off road, regular use) for less than about £400
or as someone famous said "light,strong,cheap - pick two"

i'm not going to join the "how much is mine worth" brigade :oO


Edited By: Smiff on Mar 17, 2011 02:08: blah
#13
Off Topic - but can anyone recommend where I can get a pair of reasonable light weight RIM brake wheels from (rear 9speed shimano hub) for XC use? FWIW Im looking to spend £70-£150. They all seem to be disc hubs these days.
#14
jakeystyle
Piece of crap. You get what you pay for.

Yawn...the bike whores are out early I see.....
2 Likes #15
For a while i watched HUK deals for a good value for money bike and noticed the comments from people who splash higher amounts of cash by enthusiasts.. However after getting a 'nice' looking cheaper bike to go around the park and along cannals, from Toy r us, the build quality soon started to show after 2 months moderate cycling. Components started to fail. Faulty inner tube valve, grinding noise on rear wheel, suspect wheel bearings changed but seemed to be something else. Back breaks useless, despite a tune up. I could not afford the higher priced bikes so now accept this is the quality you get for the price.

Edited By: Romi on Mar 17, 2011 00:55
#16
Burty
verybigchris
Probably best to avoid ChainReaction right now - loads of customers have been hit by fraudulent transactions on their credit cards after shopping there in the past couple of weeks. See the complaints on their facebook page for an idea of the problem.


They take paypal though


yes, paypal seems to be uneffected by the fraud at CRC. i myself have been done out of £187.02!
natwest have refunded me but dont know if they will investigate it
#17
That frame looks pretty good with some additional strengthening and the components don't look too bad overall. I'd probably want to see a review of those suntour front shocks to see if they are at least competent. Definitely looks good for the money especially the frame.
#18
I'm 6'3"... will a 17" frame be too small?
#19
Of the mega cheap bikes these are definitely better then most.
#20
Mr_Tdontmess
Of the mega cheap bikes these are definitely better then most.


Agreed. If you are on a genuinely tight budget, it's probably not too bad. Certainly not the waste of money that most cheaper bikes will soon show themselves to be.
#21
slotbadger
I'm 6'3"... will a 17" frame be too small?
There will be a size guide on CRC, but you would want at least a 19 inch. I'm 5' 11'' and ride 18 or 19 inch.
#22
catherton
slotbadger
I'm 6'3"... will a 17" frame be too small?
There will be a size guide on CRC, but you would want at least a 19 inch. I'm 5' 11'' and ride 18 or 19 inch.

If you are 6'3" then I suggest a 22" or 23" frame.

Edited By: xigent on Mar 17, 2011 09:50
#23
Not a bad deal if your looking for a cheap knock-around or something for taking your first trails off road.

Heat added.
#24
Flat packed? Not sure if I trust myself enough. How long would it take say, an absolute beginner to build a bike from flat pack? If the instructions are anything like Ikea, I estimate weeks. Good deal if you're keen on DIY otherwise.
#25
ShaunnyBwoy
Flat packed? Not sure if I trust myself enough. How long would it take say, an absolute beginner to build a bike from flat pack? If the instructions are anything like Ikea, I estimate weeks. Good deal if you're keen on DIY otherwise.


sorry for bikes "flatpacked" normally means straighten the bars, put the front wheel in, saddle maybe, pedals. it's not like Ikea where you get a bag of bolts. probably no more than half a dozen bolts to tighten. or allen if the parts are better.
the problem is that then, for safety, all systems should be checked which really needs someone with experience (or a bike shop, but understandably most shops may not want to help you with this without a labour fee).




Edited By: Smiff on Mar 17, 2011 11:27
#26
jakeystyle
Piece of crap. You get what you pay for.


wa hay a good few bites, have you finished reelin em in yet?
#27
Off topic (whats new) but any good bike recommendations with a £300 budget?!?!
#28
Note: This is how you do cheap bikes... Its got quality cheap parts and a suntour fork (Which are 'OK' for the price). Trigger shifters too rather than awful gripshift, and they haven't tried to 'full suspension' the rear end....

So its a hot from me!
#29
voted hot! good price for a basic bike, I have also lost money to the same scam that hit crc website, simply contact your bank and you will find your bank are aware of this problem..Still not going to stop me buying stuff from crc.
#30
btw i've never heard of Jamis i'm purely going on paper specs.
#31
Was on the look-out for a cheap bike so went for the X2 yesterday morning. Although it states next-day delivery I have since been informed that although the bike has been despatched, it won't arrive until tuesday. Abit annoying as I ordered yesterday knowing someone would be in to receive it today. For all the complaints I have read about CRC's customer service, they did reply to email within half an hour which can't be faulted.
#32
Let us know how you get on! :)
#33
Could anybody recommend a bike around this price, maybe up to £200, for myself, 6"1?

Would be much appreciated.

Cheers
#34
Got mine today (although was the X2 - also on offer). I got a tracking number from CRC and tracked it this morning to find it was already in the local depot but wouldn't be delivered until tuesday. Gave Parcelforce a ring and they agreed to let me go down and pick it up today.

Took me about 3 hours to put it all together but I had no idea what I was doing. Spent probably 2 hours trying to configure the front derailleur properly. Managed it in the end.

Great bike, pain in the a*** to put together if you're useless at stuff like that, like me. Nice and light, forks seem pretty good and all components look reasonably decent. Certainly can't grumble for the price.
#35
Sorry, should have posted this link earlier:

http://www.parktool.com/blog/repair-help

It's an excellent site for instructions on bike repair/maintenance. It's always my first stop before attempting anything complicated on my bike. Their tools are nice too, but quite expensive.

I didn't realise the bike required that much construction :( Usually it's just handlebars, front wheel and pedals.
#36
Very useful, thanks :)
#37
I have just foolishly signed up for the London 2 Brighton for charity and am a complete newbie. Would this bike do?
#38
A road bike or hybrid would be easiest, but this would do it with a bit more effort on your part. Would recommend getting slick tyres and getting the bike checked by a bike shop beforehand!

Best of luck! :)
#39
Should I get the Jamis X2 for my son or this Mongoose Tyax Sport 2010 anybody who know about these things have an opinion please?

Mongoose
1 Like #40
If you can afford it I would go for the Mongoose, at least if you're looking at the small size :) (Wish they would give you proper frame sizes or standover heights- might be worthwhile calling them)

It's got better forks with lockout, arguably a bit better kit all round, I'm not too keen on mechanical disc brakes but they'll probably be fine.

BTW you can get it £10 cheaper through Rutland Cycling's eBay store.
(Item number: 330543685347)

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