Raleigh 26in Dual suspension + Disc brakes Thunderbolt mountain Bike, Black - Half Price £99.99 - Argos - HotUKDeals
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18 gears.
Grip shift gears.
Front brakes disc.
Rear brakes disc.
Steel frame.
Tyres style mountain.
For ages 14 years and over.
Frame size 17in.
Wheel size 26in.
Suitable for leg measurement 66 to 86cm.
Unisex.
Front and rear mudguards.
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#1
http://www.argos.co.uk/wcsstore/argos/images/129-3321126A68UC442691X.jpg
#2
Thats an amazing price for that kind of bike ! well done!:thumbsup:
#3
sounds good. someone on this forum said steel frames are heavy and alloy frames should be preferred? Any opinion from the experts, whether this bike represents value for money? Thanks !!
#4
There is way too little info on the argos site to make a truely informed statement about wether this bike is good value, however I always go by this statement: Deppendent on what your requirements are, you gets what you pays for when it comes to bikes.

This is probably going to be quite heavy and not really something you want to push too hard. Don't forget that all Raleigh frames are no longer made in Nottingham and are rebranded cheap imports made in China. They are not what they used to be.

Look to be paying £700+ for an entry level full suspnsion bike thats going to be any good for serious riders. No disrespect to this post coz I have kids and this looks okay'ish as a commuter or saturday afternoon canal trail bike especially if you are on a budget, or don't want to have to worry about insurance or getting it nicked etc, but don't expect it to do too much more than that. btw: Voted hot for those reasons above.

At this price your better off saving up a little more and buying a good hard tail, then if you have to, add a decent saddle (possibly sprung on the stem?) IF you feel you really need extra suspension
#5
Yup, I wholly agree with imiskeen - If you are going to spend £100 on a bike it would be much better to spend it on a hardtail as you would be getting a much better bike. You cannot overestimate how heavy these cheap full suspension bikes are...............

If you want it to hang around the streets then its a bargain (except its a Raleigh so it doesn't hold any street cred anyway)..........................................Try riding any real distance on this bike and you will have problems.

Edit: Forgot to say, its looks like these are "mechanical" disc brakes not "hydraulic" disc brakes, and therefore no better than "v brakes" - not worth paying any extra for except that they look slightly better.
#6
I bought one of these last Christmas when they were this price. It is an OK bike gears are a bit clunky. It is exactly the same as the Boss stealth (which is a falcon bike) in the littlewoods catalogues only less gears I know because I bought one of these also. Looks cool for kids etc but not for serious off roading.
#7
Steel bikes are heavy and coupled with the heavy dual suspension, would make this bike a lot harder to ride for distances than needs to be. No bike at £100 is going to be suitable for serious off-road cycling. For basic off roading (cycle paths, decent tracks etc) then a front suspension only alloy frame bike is a much better bet.

IMO these dual suspension cycles are nothing more than fashion items for kids to play in the local park with.
#8
It's £100 at the end of the day. Saying that I've just bought an ally hardtail from Winstanleys for £119..

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