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OK - it's Muddyfox and Sports Direct ! But before slagging it off where else can you buy a lightweight alloy-framed, 21 Shimano geared. front suspension mountain bike for £99 ?

Muddyfox Anarchy100 Tech Spec

> Lightweight Alloy Hydro-formed Hardtail Frame
> Front suspension forks - 60mm Travel
> 21 Speed Shimano Tourney Gears with Shimano E-Z fire gears
> Front & Rear Alloy V-brakes
> 26" Quick Release Alloy Wheels

Available in 18, 20 & 22 inch frame sizes.

> Recommended inside leg measurement:
18 inch frame: 28 - 34 inches
20 inch frame: 30 - 36 inches
22 inch frame: 31 - 37 inches

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VJ1
where are all the die hard biker comments?

It's such a nice day, we're all out riding along sunny country lanes instead of sitting indoors scouring the internet for cheap BSO's (_;)
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It's worth every penny of £100 for a bike, but don't be swayed by the Muddyfox name. Mike Ashley and Sports Direct make a point of buying brands in trouble, just for the name (think Karrimor, Firetrap, Lonsdale, Dunlop, Muddyfox etc etc), then slaps their name over all sort of cheap-ass sh*te as he knows that in the few years before the brands names are worthless, punters will mistakenly think they are buying higher quality than they are actually getting.

If you're going to spend this amount, I'd push you towards Decathlon, they'll be able to size you properly, advise and assemble and adjust the bike for you. And after 3 months they will give it another service for free.

http://www.decathlon.co.uk/rockrider-50-mountain-bike-black-id_8202062.html

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#1
[quote=But before slagging it off where else can you buy a lightweight alloy-framed, 21 Shimano geared. front suspension mountain bike for £99 ? [/quote]
Got a point there. Best I could find was E-bay @ £138.95.

Is there a carriage charge?
#2
http://images.sportsdirect.com/images/products/93201052_l.jpg
#3
do they have anything for a penny? for free delivery? hot
#4
add 10p item for free delivery http://www.sportsdirect.com/england-kit-magnets-750672?colcode=75067201

more add on items for free delivery http://www.sportsdirect.com/clearance/clearance-accessories#dcp=1&dppp=24&OrderBy=price_asc

OP, it would help to edit title for free delivery workaround

Edited By: foxabcd1234 on Apr 17, 2014 14:41
#5
where are all the die hard biker comments?
6 Likes #6
VJ1
where are all the die hard biker comments?

It's such a nice day, we're all out riding along sunny country lanes instead of sitting indoors scouring the internet for cheap BSO's (_;)
#7
scrimpersdelight
VJ1
where are all the die hard biker comments?

It's such a nice day, we're all out riding along sunny country lanes instead of sitting indoors scouring the internet for cheap BSO's (_;)

great so now I dont get any advice......I waiting for you guys so I can make my decision
#8
VJ1
scrimpersdelight
VJ1
where are all the die hard biker comments?

It's such a nice day, we're all out riding along sunny country lanes instead of sitting indoors scouring the internet for cheap BSO's (_;)

great so now I dont get any advice......I waiting for you guys so I can make my decision

besides miseriblw where I am
1 Like #9
Find something without suspension at this price.
/serious

You mean 3.99 for the bike and 99 delivery for this weight?
/snarky
#10
eeehh by heck, cold from thee. no carbon frame or 1k pound crank-r-shaft andt old style subutio gears and no space for the front bread basket.
#11
if you are getting a bike from evans you can get up to £250 off when you trade in an old bike so you'd still be £150 better off if you got this just to trade it in

http://www.evanscycles.com/pages/tradein?promo_cmp=homepage_banner_set_1_1_image&promo_ad=Homepage*UNITED%20KINGDOM

Edited By: chrisbass on Apr 17, 2014 23:33
5 Likes #12
It's worth every penny of £100 for a bike, but don't be swayed by the Muddyfox name. Mike Ashley and Sports Direct make a point of buying brands in trouble, just for the name (think Karrimor, Firetrap, Lonsdale, Dunlop, Muddyfox etc etc), then slaps their name over all sort of cheap-ass sh*te as he knows that in the few years before the brands names are worthless, punters will mistakenly think they are buying higher quality than they are actually getting.

If you're going to spend this amount, I'd push you towards Decathlon, they'll be able to size you properly, advise and assemble and adjust the bike for you. And after 3 months they will give it another service for free.

http://www.decathlon.co.uk/rockrider-50-mountain-bike-black-id_8202062.html
#13
chrisbass
if you are getting a bike from evans you can get up to £250 off when you trade in an old bike so you'd still be £150 better off if you got this just to trade it in

http://www.evanscycles.com/pages/tradein?promo_cmp=homepage_banner_set_1_1_image&promo_ad=Homepage*UNITED%20KINGDOM

Errrrr, you'd have to buy a bike over £2000 to get the £250, may as well pick up an old banger off freecycle !
1 Like #14
Nothing wrong with a cheap bike like this for its intended use - off road. The problem is that the vast majority of users will be bombing up and down the pavement and swerving into and out of the road. All done with no protection, hivis or lights while staring at their phone texting. Yes, I've had a few unpleasant experiences from such people recently.

As for Evans, they'll take a bike with no wheels so just grab one from a skip :)
#15
I've ridden enough bikes with cheap front suspension - I don't see why you'd want it?

Also; I wouldn't say 14kg is particularly light weight.

It's lighter than the total weight of the normal hybrid I ride and about the same as my full suspension bike with 6' of travel - which is a good chunk heavier than many other options out there.

£100 seems "about right", not a deal particularly. And I'd still advice going for a hardtail at this price if you're insistent on getting something like to be a nightmare to own.
1 Like #16
awastedyouth
Nothing wrong with a cheap bike like this for its intended use - off road. The problem is that the vast majority of users will be bombing up and down the pavement and swerving into and out of the road. All done with no protection, hivis or lights while staring at their phone texting. Yes, I've had a few unpleasant experiences from such people recently.

As for Evans, they'll take a bike with no wheels so just grab one from a skip :)

this is definitely not intended for off road use!
#17
_g_




£100 seems "about right", not a deal particularly. And I'd still advice going for a hardtail at this price if you're insistent on getting something like to be a nightmare to own.

This IS a hardtail!

Edited By: Besford on Apr 18, 2014 00:06
banned#18
bargain.

heat added and laughing at the silly people who pay 1k+
1 Like #19
chrisbass

this is definitely not intended for off road use!

Well it's not suited to on-road either, so what use is it? :)
4 Likes #20
awastedyouth
chrisbass

this is definitely not intended for off road use!

Well it's not suited to on-road either, so what use is it? :)
http://www.loveyourbin.co.uk/images/wheelie_bin_large.png


Edited By: the cool on Apr 18, 2014 00:55
#21
awastedyouth


As for Evans, they'll take a bike with no wheels so just grab one from a skip :)

i tried that i went instore and they said whats that i said a bike they said its got no wheels and i said so then they said what do they want a bike for with no f*****g wheels
1 Like #22
awastedyouth
Nothing wrong with a cheap bike like this for its intended use - off road.

Most Dangerous Advice of the Day Award has a clear front runner already
#23
certainly better than the £100 unheard of brand specials.
#24
I brought a mountain bike from sports direct once. Rode it 5 times, it broke twice leaving me stranded. Ended up at the skip. The only good thing about the bike is it got me into running to work instead and I became rather good at that.
2 Likes #25
trixabel
bargain.

heat added and laughing at the silly people who pay 1k+

You don't need to spend £1k to get an acceptable mountain bike, but buying something this cheap is a false economy. It will be heavy and slow, and more importantly stands a good chance of falling apart, possibly while you are riding it.

Up and down the country you'll find thousands of BSOs like this sat in sheds and garages not being ridden, usually with brakes that broke and gears that don't change smoothly. It's all too easy to get distracted by lots of gears and suspension for a "too good to be true" price, but instead go somewhere like decathlon and spend a bit more money on something that will last you far longer.

As for people that do spend £1k+ on a bike, they know exactly what they are doing and will in all likelihood be serious committed riders that will definitely get their money's worth out of it.
#26
Buy a cheap BSO today and regret it tomorrow.
#27
Besford

This IS a hardtail!
Oops, I meant rigid/non-suspension etc, of course!

And if you were to spend £1k on a bike and leave it in the shed never ridden, yes you'd be a silly person.
If you enjoy riding bikes and have the money to spare, then spending that on a bike makes sense (I've only once spent near that and it was a second hand bike with an RRP around 3x that!)

You don't see many people saying "Why would you spend £2k on a car when you can get one for £200", yet the same applies - the cheap one is likely to fall apart and cause you frustration.
#28
I'm not sure I would want to take this offroad - you have to question how much the frame and components actually cost when you factor in shipping, import duty, contribution to overheads and profit. Take these out of the mix and you have a bike that has been made for less than £60'ish. Say the Shimano gears are ~£20 of the cost you have £40 left for the frame, wheels, tyres, brakes, etc ... it doesn't bode well for getting something that wont break on you as soon as you show it a curb drop, never mind a proper drop.

To be fair - if you are just looking for something to take you to the pub and back it will do the job, but I would suggest that if this is your budget range you go to Decathlon and get the Rockrider 5 for £10 more ... http://www.decathlon.co.uk/rockrider-50-mountain-bike-black-id_8202062.html#avantages At least it has a good warranty and you can be sized properly in the shop for it. No money wasted on crap suspension either.
1 Like #29
solidamber
certainly better than the £100 unheard of brand specials.

Really? See my post above - just because it has Muddyfox printed on the side it isn't anything like an old Muddyfox bike - Mike Ashley is just using the name to sell crap ... factor in the cost of shipping, etc to get a view of how much the bike has cost to build and then think about what you really get for that money ...

You can get a GT Aggressor second hand for around £100 on ebay - far better buy that this.

I once had a really cheap full suspension bike which was a dog to ride, and spent most of the time in the garage. I then bought a GT Aggressor from Halfords which I really enjoyed and it got me into biking. I have since sold that and bought a Cannondale SL2 29er, along with a Specialized Secteur and it has resulted in me spending at least 3 nights/days a week out on the bike (even just for an hour at a time) - they are so much more fun to ride that the cheaper bikes, but you have to take a first step to see if it is for you. Neither of my current bikes were over £1k, so you don't need to spend silly money to have fun.

However, spending a little more will get you a better bike (stating the bleeding obvious), but if you factor in that you are more likely to ride it if it is fun to ride and not a grind, then you are best advised to buy the best bike you can afford and actually have fun riding it, rather than spending £100 and leaving it in the garage to rust!
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A man asked a cycle dealer, " could I have a mudguard for my Muddy Fox? " The dealer replied, " Yes sir, that seems like a fair swap
".
#31
12 warranty what are people moaning about!
#32
Because having your chain snap in the middle of a ride, having to push the bike back then get it to the shop for them to fight about the warranty isn't worth the savings of 'buying cheap', I'd say.

(After only a couple of days very light riding of my Halfords BSO it had various problems including the chain coming apart.)
#33
good deal. I got this bike from tescos 2 years ago for 39.99 thanks to hot uk deals. good bike and I still use it
#34
I had my "BSO" for 6 years until it got nicked. The chain snapped once probably cause I barely oiled it or did any proper maintenance on it and that was about 2-3 years down the line. Everything was fine on it and it was a smooth ride.

Until I get a BSO that really let's me down like people think they should I will not understand these comments or rather simply think they are a bit harsh.
#35
It is a good bike to start with for this price and a good introduction to cycling, it will handle comfortably the ever growing network of cycle paths. All you cycle snobs with multi k machines should be helping and encouraging others without a large budget to get started on safe and sensible cycling with a machine they can afford. Cycles are not status symbols.
#36
Bike in a box

Often when you buy a BSO you get it in a box. Apparently all that's needed is to unpack it, pump up the tyres, fit the pedals, make a few adjustments and you're away… hilarious. And what do they give you to do this? Da da! Yes, a strange shaped soft piece of metal with a lot of irregular shaped holes in it. Finally you get this heap of junk into a semi rideable state and what does it feel like? Terrible. You ride it down the road and it's heavy, clunky and unresponsive. The braking is poor and uneven. The gear shifting is a joke. Where is the pleasure in riding a bike like this?
Suspension

Suspension deserves a section of its own. Suspension in bikes - what a fabulous invention. You can get fixed frame bikes with a suspension fork known as 'hardtails' or bikes with both suspension forks and a variety of methods of having suspension in the frame known as 'full suspension' bikes or 'full-sussers'. The Mountain Bike came along in the 1980s and in many ways revolutionised cycling. A suspension bike is more complicated than its non-suspension sibling. A standard bike is designed to run along a continuous rolling surface, a road or track. A suspension bike is designed for throwing around, riding down the side of a mountain, off ledges, down jumps, across rocks, rough ground and many other surfaces. So guess what? If it's going to be able to take this sort of abuse and still work then it needs to have well made, good quality components or it will just fall apart. Cheap bikes are bad enough but cheap suspension bikes - please! Consider this: cheap bikes have poor quality wheels. For suspension to absorb the shock of riding a bike on an uneven surface these bumps must be transferred through the wheels into the shocks - but cheap wheels are not up to this, they just buckle and go out of shape. A susser frame has moving parts, a standard bike frame does not. Moving parts require maintenance and can go wrong, seize, break. Cheap moving parts don't last. I see suspension BSOs all the time, they don't last 5 minutes. If you want to get into mountain biking (and what a great thing to get into) you need to be prepared to spend a decent amount of money to buy a bike that is up to the task. If you want suspension for riding on the road think about a suspension seat post, a simple invention that can be a real bonus.
All is not lost!

Modern manufacturing methods have enabled a relative reduction of the price of many consumer goods. The bicycle is not exempt from this. For £300+ you can choose from a range of well-built bikes utilising quality components for almost any purpose. £300 is not expensive. Look at the following table. For further information and sources see end of article.

Average Weekly Wage Cost of reasonable bicycle No of Days to buy
1955 £8.25 £33 28
1980 £110.20 £200 12.7
2005 £518.70 £400 5.4

Today it takes less than an average week's wage to buy a good quality bicycle. Fifty years ago it took nearly a month. And the bike you'd buy today would be a far superior, more comfortable and responsive ride than its counterpart of yesteryear. You can sometimes get reasonable bikes for even less.

Still not convinced? You still want to buy a BSO for £99? Believe me, it will not last. If you get two years out of it (no chance) that works out at £50 a year for a heavy, clunky, unresponsive ride. The £400 bike will last at least ten years. That's £40 a year for something that's a real pleasure to ride. See where I'm coming from?
1 Like #37
I like this quote:
Bikes: buy cheap, buy twice

http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2009/jul/22/asda-cheap-bike
1 Like #38
JohnGillham
It is a good bike to start with for this price and a good introduction to cycling, it will handle comfortably the ever growing network of cycle paths. All you cycle snobs with multi k machines should be helping and encouraging others without a large budget to get started on safe and sensible cycling with a machine they can afford. Cycles are not status symbols.

This is just wrong and misleading - you don't need a multi k bike to have fun, but thinking that a £99 BSO will handle comfortably is just not right. My posts above are trying to help people who do not want to spend silly money buy something that will last them many a year and provide some fun, rather than frustration, additional maintenance cost and ultimately a poor BSO.
1 Like #39
Having once bought a BSO... I know exactly what will go wrong with it. Everything. I replaced everything on mine, brakes, wheels, tyres, tubes, rear derailleur, cassette, bottom bracket, crankset, suspension, seat, seat post. Only things which refused to go wrong was the shimano front derailleur and shimano shifters which were fine.

The disc brakes were awesome. Need adjusting every 5 miles. Even when properly adjusted, pull as hard as you want... you would not be stopping anytime soon....That is simply dangerous!

Replaced it with a £300 Diamondback I bought secondhand for £150, which was ridden once. Generally a very good bike but brakes on that were hopeless. Then proceeded to replace everything on it with the upgraded parts from my old bike which were much better. Ended up with Suntour Epicon forks, Deore hydro brakes with 203mm rotor on front, Alivio drivetrain, Alex DH22 rims on Shimano hubs, Spesh seat + grips.

Total cost for a "high end" bike? £570, with gearing, seat and grips suited for my needs.

A decent second hand bike for a bit more cash will be much, much better, I can guarantee you on that!
#40
JohnGillham
It is a good bike to start with for this price and a good introduction to cycling, it will handle comfortably the ever growing network of cycle paths. All you cycle snobs with multi k machines should be helping and encouraging others without a large budget to get started on safe and sensible cycling with a machine they can afford. Cycles are not status symbols.
I would strongly encourage anyone with around £100 to spend to go for a second hand rigid bike in good nick, which will do all of those.
I spent just over £100 on a secondhand giant globe, barely used.
Until it got stolen, it was massively better than the BSO I later got for use at Glastonbury festival.

That route would be good encouragement, rather than encouraging people to get a bike that may put them off for life.

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