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Just been looking around online for a new mountain bike. Came across this on toys r us and couldn't believe the price.

Although it's a full suspension mountain bike I doubt it will stand up to much punishment but as a cheap run-around for less than 40 pounds it looks ok.

Also add the code: BIRTHDAY4 for an extra £5 off

Thanks to: The_Pellstar for the heads up.
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14 Likes
philphil61
Yes it's had a few bad reviews, yes it's prone to rusting, yes it's made in China, yes it's not for the pro-cycling campaigners who expect every cyclist to spend over £500 on a decent bike or buy a decent secondhand

But it's less than £40 new and you are covered under the Sale of Goods Act - fit for purpose

The Sale of Goods Act is a wonderful piece of legislation. But it's of limited value to you if your cheap bike causes you to go over the handlebars and under a bus.
13 Likes
The cheapest bike anyone should even contemplate buying is a Decathlon Rockrider at £110.

This "deal" is a bit of crap metal shaped to look like a bike.
13 Likes
Boopop
Musician
More like it, does everything a £1000 bike does and doesn't cost the price of a car. Shows how overpriced some bikes are. Still if fools buy them they will go on making them.

Let's see, things that a £1000 mountain bike will do that this won't:

-Won't weigh a metric ton
-Has way more than 18 gears
-Has disc brakes
-Could get a 29er for more comfortable riding
-Won't fall apart after a couple of hours of riding
-Won't put you off cycling for life.
-You might actually enjoy mountain biking on it.

-Has suspension that actually works and doesn't just add weight

I suppose you think a Lada from the '80s offers the same driving experience as an Audi R8 too?

This thing is a death trap. COLD COLD COLD!


-Won't weigh a metric ton - you are comparing approx 20kgs to 10/15kgs? and you equate that to be a metric tonne?
-Has way more than 18 gears - why does anyone need more than 18 gears - explain
-Has disc brakes - disc brakes weigh more than standard brakes (therefore your first argument fails)
-Could get a 29er for more comfortable riding - depends on who is riding the bike (we are not all 6' 3" tall
-Won't fall apart after a couple of hours of riding - if it did I'd get a refund
-Won't put you off cycling for life. - spending £500 on a decent bike that sits in the shed for 3 years is cost effective?
-You might actually enjoy mountain biking on it. - the person might buy the £40 and get hooked on cycling then realise it's worthwhile investing into something more otherwise (sorry for the repeat) spending £500 on a decent bike that sits in the shed for 3 years

I read a post on here from a few years ago - it basically said that the poster hates the pro-cycling (spend £500+ on a bike) brigade because it discourages opportunity to those who might want to see if cycling is for them, who might want to not spend so much only to realise it's not

Are all these negatives because it's Toys R Us? Do you honestly believe Toys R Us will sell a bike that is not fit for purpose? They sell toys... you know those things made for kids that have to meet certain criteria/standards etc

Yes it's a cheap bike, made in China, will rust if you don't know how to maintain it (most kids don't and some adults don't even know how to change a tyre or raise the seat) and yes it's had a few bad reviews - how many goods never get bad reviews? and how many people never give a review?


Edited By: philphil61 on Jun 25, 2014 18:12
10 Likes
Found a code for £5.00 off as well

BIRTHDAY4
9 Likes
One day people here will learn. Now chant the mantra after me:

"Just because it's cheap doesn't mean it's a deal."

This bike is clearly a shed. If you are worrying about buying an expensive bike because you might never use it, then don't bother and do something else instead. If you *think* you might want to try cycling, then buy a half-decent secondhand one and learn some basic bike maintenance. If you don't enjoy it, sell it on and you'll probably not lose a penny on it. In fact, if you've learnt your lessons, you might make a few quid instead!

Now I come to think about it, if you really want to learn bicycle maintenance, buy the ToysRUs one and then you'll understand why the people on here that actually understand bikes told you not to buy it ;)

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10 Likes #1
Found a code for £5.00 off as well

BIRTHDAY4
#2
Yep - ordered for £34.96. Many thanks :)
#3
5% quidco cashback to, thanks OP ordered
1 Like #4
Pretty poor reviews and will no doubt be heavy but cheap for those on a tight budget.
2 Likes #5
review suggest waste of £35 :(
#6
wow! heat!,
#7
The_Pellstar
Found a code for £5.00 off as well

BIRTHDAY4

can this be used in store as delivery not available
#8
AL1S0N
The_Pellstar
Found a code for £5.00 off as well

BIRTHDAY4
can this be used in store as delivery not available

i have no idea i entered the code for home delivery on the checkout page, but on pick up there is no option to add a discount code

Edited By: The_Pellstar on Jun 25, 2014 14:52
#9
Have you seen the reviews for this bike? Seems it is prone to rusting!!
1 Like #10
This review says it all - don't waste your money thinking this is any kind of bargain!

I bought this for my partners birthday & unfortunately have had to take it back. It started rusting within a month and it was never left outside.
A few days after using it the chain kept coming off whilst riding it & then the gears became impossible to turn which we were told could be fixed but that we'd need to wait for the parts etc.
I was shocked at the price this bike was being sold for online as I'm sorry to say it's only worth about £30.
Very dissapointed.
2 Likes #11
Does it come with a pump
4 Likes #12
Yes it's had a few bad reviews, yes it's prone to rusting, yes it's made in China, yes it's not for the pro-cycling campaigners who expect every cyclist to spend over £500 on a decent bike or buy a decent secondhand

But it's less than £40 new and you are covered under the Sale of Goods Act - fit for purpose
1 Like #13
I might get this and take it apart for a few new bits for my old bike, probably a better option given the reviews!
13 Likes #14
The cheapest bike anyone should even contemplate buying is a Decathlon Rockrider at £110.

This "deal" is a bit of crap metal shaped to look like a bike.
1 Like #15
What sort of height is this for?
#16
davester2k
The cheapest bike anyone should even contemplate buying is a Decathlon Rockrider at £110.

This "deal" is a bit of crap metal shaped to look like a bike.
link?
1 Like #17
For road use which is all this bike is any good for I'd rather have a well constructed hard tail than a dodgy full suspension....as it's just another poor quality component likely to fail.....you need to have full faith in the components of a bike
3 Likes #18
mrvot
davester2k
The cheapest bike anyone should even contemplate buying is a Decathlon Rockrider at £110.

This "deal" is a bit of crap metal shaped to look like a bike.
link?

http://www.decathlon.co.uk/C-359112-mountain-bikes

The £110 price is now instore only.

EDIT:- I have heard that the Kemmel at £90 is decent. Most Decathlon branded bikes are.

Edited By: davester2k on Jun 25, 2014 15:30
14 Likes #19
philphil61
Yes it's had a few bad reviews, yes it's prone to rusting, yes it's made in China, yes it's not for the pro-cycling campaigners who expect every cyclist to spend over £500 on a decent bike or buy a decent secondhand

But it's less than £40 new and you are covered under the Sale of Goods Act - fit for purpose

The Sale of Goods Act is a wonderful piece of legislation. But it's of limited value to you if your cheap bike causes you to go over the handlebars and under a bus.
1 Like #20
mrvot
I might get this and take it apart for a few new bits for my old bike, probably a better option given the reviews!
The components are garbage.
Just buy what you need for your old bike.
1 Like #21
Newbold
philphil61
Yes it's had a few bad reviews, yes it's prone to rusting, yes it's made in China, yes it's not for the pro-cycling campaigners who expect every cyclist to spend over £500 on a decent bike or buy a decent secondhand

But it's less than £40 new and you are covered under the Sale of Goods Act - fit for purpose

The Sale of Goods Act is a wonderful piece of legislation. But it's of limited value to you if your cheap bike causes you to go over the handlebars and under a bus.

Isn't that what insurance is for and the fact that if the bike was that unsafe to ride why is it being sold in the UK - maybe you should pass on what you know to Trading Standards
2 Likes #22
philphil61
Newbold
philphil61
Yes it's had a few bad reviews, yes it's prone to rusting, yes it's made in China, yes it's not for the pro-cycling campaigners who expect every cyclist to spend over £500 on a decent bike or buy a decent secondhand

But it's less than £40 new and you are covered under the Sale of Goods Act - fit for purpose

The Sale of Goods Act is a wonderful piece of legislation. But it's of limited value to you if your cheap bike causes you to go over the handlebars and under a bus.

Isn't that what insurance is for and the fact that if the bike was that unsafe to ride why is it being sold in the UK - maybe you should pass on what you know to Trading Standards
Insurance isn't much good to you if you're dead. And plenty of unsafe bikes are sold in the UK. Trading Standards can't check them all - though if you read the 5 reviews you'll find plenty there to suggest that these could be dangerous.

"the chain kept coming off whilst riding"
"when we got the bike the back wheel was wobbly"

from two different reviews out of just 5 in total is enough to persuade me, together with the price, that it just isn't worth risking your life to save a few quid.
#23
callum84
mrvot
I might get this and take it apart for a few new bits for my old bike, probably a better option given the reviews!
The components are garbage.
Just buy what you need for your old bike.

Thanks, think I might do that, need quite a lot of components though, it's very old and rusty, tyres have cracked etc...

Need a minimum of...

Cogs (considering a single speed conversion set) £15 - £20
Chain (seen these for about £5)
tyres £17.50

probably cables too, hence was thinking perhaps this crappy bike may suffice just for parts?

I don't mind rescuing a bike for £35 - after that, I may as well get a better looked after second hand one or dump it.

(I already have a single speed fixie that's fully functional and a hybrid I just bought in Halfords for £120)
1 Like #24
Newbold
philphil61
Newbold
philphil61
Yes it's had a few bad reviews, yes it's prone to rusting, yes it's made in China, yes it's not for the pro-cycling campaigners who expect every cyclist to spend over £500 on a decent bike or buy a decent secondhand

But it's less than £40 new and you are covered under the Sale of Goods Act - fit for purpose

The Sale of Goods Act is a wonderful piece of legislation. But it's of limited value to you if your cheap bike causes you to go over the handlebars and under a bus.

Isn't that what insurance is for and the fact that if the bike was that unsafe to ride why is it being sold in the UK - maybe you should pass on what you know to Trading Standards
Insurance isn't much good to you if you're dead. And plenty of unsafe bikes are sold in the UK. Trading Standards can't check them all - though if you read the 5 reviews you'll find plenty there to suggest that these could be dangerous.

"the chain kept coming off whilst riding"
"when we got the bike the back wheel was wobbly"

from two different reviews out of just 5 in total is enough to persuade me, together with the price, that it just isn't worth risking your life to save a few quid.

I hear you loud and clear but you have turned your hearing aid off. If a particular item was not fit for purpose you are covered by many regulations. Yes there are reviews but who writes the reviews? There is only a small number of reviews! How many have purchased the bike but never posted a review? How many of those negative reviews are posted by incompetent "cyclists"?

You have to take everything with a "pinch of salt" - keep throwing these reviews as your argument is pointless - if you are concerned about this bike and the safety of riders of this actual bike, as a British citizen, you should report it to Trading Standards - that's the correct and proper method but then again Britain isn't what it used to be.

As for going under a bus or over the handlebars you could spend £2000 on a top of the range bike and still end up with the same scenario so again your argument is null and void unless you have more knowledge of this particular bike to which you should contact Trading Standards

Reply if you wish - I still stand by the fact - it''s £40 for a new bike supplied by a reputable trader/dealer/store and therefore the buyer has rights

Edited By: philphil61 on Jun 25, 2014 16:05
#25
Newbold
philphil61
Yes it's had a few bad reviews, yes it's prone to rusting, yes it's made in China, yes it's not for the pro-cycling campaigners who expect every cyclist to spend over £500 on a decent bike or buy a decent secondhand

But it's less than £40 new and you are covered under the Sale of Goods Act - fit for purpose


The Sale of Goods Act is a wonderful piece of legislation. But it's of limited value to you if your cheap bike causes you to go over the handlebars and under a bus.

also why would you buy it knowing you are going to be wasting your time taking it back or fighting them using the sale of goods act
1 Like #26
absolute piece of crap! better off buying second hand
banned 2 Likes #27
More like it, does everything a £1000 bike does and doesn't cost the price of a car. Shows how overpriced some bikes are. Still if fools buy them they will go on making them.
4 Likes #28
Musician
More like it, does everything a £1000 bike does and doesn't cost the price of a car. Shows how overpriced some bikes are. Still if fools buy them they will go on making them.

Let's see, things that a £1000 mountain bike will do that this won't:

-Won't weigh a metric ton
-Has way more than 18 gears
-Has disc brakes
-Could get a 29er for more comfortable riding
-Won't fall apart after a couple of hours of riding
-Won't put you off cycling for life.
-You might actually enjoy mountain biking on it.
-Has suspension that actually works and doesn't just add weight

I suppose you think a Lada from the '80s offers the same driving experience as an Audi R8 too?

This thing is a death trap. COLD COLD COLD!


Edited By: Boopop on Jun 25, 2014 17:24
2 Likes #29
philphil61
Yes it's had a few bad reviews, yes it's prone to rusting, yes it's made in China, yes it's not for the pro-cycling campaigners who expect every cyclist to spend over £500 on a decent bike or buy a decent secondhand

But it's less than £40 new and you are covered under the Sale of Goods Act - fit for purpose

But why bother if it's going to fall apart / made of poor components etc?

Yes, you're covered by Sale of Goods Act, but you'd spend more time/energy/petrol returning a faulty bike, arguing the toss with ToysRus to get a refund/replacement, when you'd have been better off buying a better one to begin with.
4 Likes #30
Musician
More like it, does everything a £1000 bike does and doesn't cost the price of a car. Shows how overpriced some bikes are. Still if fools buy them they will go on making them.
Going by your name I guess you don't play the spoons, pans, elastic band shoe box or paper trumpet.

It just shows how some people appreciate items of superior quality for the market of products they choose to use items from, then others who know nothing of the subject show their ignorance.
#31
Oneday77
Musician
More like it, does everything a £1000 bike does and doesn't cost the price of a car. Shows how overpriced some bikes are. Still if fools buy them they will go on making them.
Going by your name I guess you don't play the spoons, pans, elastic band shoe box or paper trumpet.

It just shows how some people appreciate items of superior quality for the market of products they choose to use items from, then others who know nothing of the subject show their ignorance.

Couldn't agree more. I'm sure some bikes are overpriced, but the majority offer great value. Spend £500 and it lasts a few years. Spend £40, it might see you to the weekend. In the long term, if you are going to use it regularly, worth investing some more money into.
#32
Everyone who voted Beats headphones cold should love this...

It's not a Big Brand
It's Cheap
It's not good Quality

Ticks all the boxes for a Red Hot item right

(_;)
1 Like #33
Super hot
#34
Could buy a car for that!
#35
Heat for the price not for the ****!
#36
Best to be bought instore and ridden instore for safety purposes, really.
#37
crap crap crap
1 Like #38
That 5* review is obviously fake, the rest look legit.
Seems like a waste of £40, may as well pick up a 2nd hand bike instead of buying that heap of junk.
#39
mrvot
Everyone who voted Beats headphones cold should love this...

It's not a Big Brand
It's Cheap
It's not good Quality

Ticks all the boxes for a Red Hot item right

(_;)
You seem mad about your Beats deal going ice cold. That's what happens when you post deals for crap, overpriced headphones.
Next time post a deal for some decent cans, might get a bit of heat then.


Edited By: jukkie on Jun 25, 2014 18:07
1 Like #40
mrvot
callum84
mrvot
I might get this and take it apart for a few new bits for my old bike, probably a better option given the reviews!
The components are garbage.
Just buy what you need for your old bike.

Thanks, think I might do that, need quite a lot of components though, it's very old and rusty, tyres have cracked etc...

Need a minimum of...

Cogs (considering a single speed conversion set) £15 - £20
Chain (seen these for about £5)
tyres £17.50

probably cables too, hence was thinking perhaps this crappy bike may suffice just for parts?

I don't mind rescuing a bike for £35 - after that, I may as well get a better looked after second hand one or dump it.

(I already have a single speed fixie that's fully functional and a hybrid I just bought in Halfords for £120)

Back in my uni days, I did John O'Groats to Lands End on a 1970's racing bike that I picked up from a tip for a fiver. Although it was 'old and rusty', a couple of hours of TLC had it working very nicely indeed. It is still being used by a friend...
Basically, if you have a decent frame, learn to upgrade the rusty components. You'll have a much nicer bike at the end of the day - and you'll know how to maintain it properly.

It annoys me that companies are allowed to sell such junk as this. It's a horrible way to experience cycling....and also sounds pretty dangerous too.

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