Shockwave Mens Mountain Bike - was £160 now £70 this weekend only! @ Halfords - HotUKDeals
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Halfords have a Shockwave SUS 550 Mens Mountain Bike on sale at half price at the moment - was £159.99 now £79.99 - but they also have 10% off everything when you order online (even if you order it to pick up instore) and when you take into account the extra 3% you get back from most cashback sites - ranges from 3% at some (incl. RPoints)to a possible 7% at others (Topcashback) - this brings the price down to less than £70!

This bike also includes free build and safety check (worth £24.99) so unlke most online bikes you can order it online and pick it up instore ready-built and ready to go!!

Features and Benefits

> Hi-tensile steel frame
> Front and rear suspension
> 18 Speed Shimano gears
> Powerful V-brakes

I phoned them up to check earlier and there's loads of stock all over the place (every store near me - Essex - hhad it in stock) and this bike has an 18" frame which according to their website is suitable for guys with a 28" - 33" inside leg measurement so is a full size men's bike with front and rear suspension - not bad for under £70!!

They also have a few Apollo bikes on sale - all including free build and safety check - but this one was the best deal.
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#1
That bike is ****. I had one similar for 80 pounds, after one month I decided to buy a proper bike for £300 and I am happy now :) Better save the money and buy something better! Especially if you drive to work everyday.
#2
Halfords are a joke. This bike is NOT strong.Take this bike on a proper trial and I hope its got a 12mnths warranty so you can get your money back when it breaks!!

great for pavements, but watch the curbs!!!!
#3
I will have to agree its a £69 aldi bike at best .. if you a bike to ride once in a blue moon then go ahead , if your thinking of taking out for some serious stuff , do yourself a favour and save your life .. don't bother I've seen so many of these things fall apart its unbelievable im afraid with bikes it a case of what you pay is what you get 90% of the time ..
I have 4 bikes and my best one cost more than my car , and my worst one is a 1970`s road bike and I would rather that to any fake halfords **** .. every year when the major brands bring out their new range you can find brilliant bargains , I got £400 off on one and ..

Again dont be fooled by cheap dual suspension bikes
#4
so are there any bikes that are ok for around £100 or less? Its ok for bike enthusiast to slate cheaper bikes as they'll happily spend hundreds on there dream model - but what about us casual users. (but I agree this bike is pretty pap as I ihad a look at it last week)

Local bikes shops around me always plug the bikes they need to sell - which are usaully last years models that havent been reduced in price!

Ive had some £250 + bikes suggested to me but they're mail order only and I dont really want to spend that sort of cash on something I cant see or test.

Any ideas?
#5
chazz;1725740
Better save the money and buy something better! Especially if you drive to work everyday.

What like a car you mean?
#6
daBluone;1726647
so are there any bikes that are ok for around £100 or less? Its ok for bike enthusiast to slate cheaper bikes as they'll happily spend hundreds on there dream model - but what about us casual users. (but I agree this bike is pretty pap as I ihad a look at it last week)

Local bikes shops around me always plug the bikes they need to sell - which are usaully last years models that havent been reduced in price!

Ive had some £250 + bikes suggested to me but they're mail order only and I dont really want to spend that sort of cash on something I cant see or test.

Any ideas?

Not a bike expert, but Decathlon alway seem to have a good affordable range that appears to be streets ahead of Halfords in terms of quality. Their stores are also big enough that you can ride around inside to get a good feel.
http://www.decathlon.co.uk/EN/bikes-3962299/
#7
i bought a cheapy from them ,they are heavy and ****, i wish i never bought it
#8
daBluone
so are there any bikes that are ok for around £100 or less? Its ok for bike enthusiast to slate cheaper bikes as they'll happily spend hundreds on there dream model - but what about us casual users. (but I agree this bike is pretty pap as I ihad a look at it last week)

Local bikes shops around me always plug the bikes they need to sell - which are usaully last years models that havent been reduced in price!

Ive had some £250 + bikes suggested to me but they're mail order only and I dont really want to spend that sort of cash on something I cant see or test.

Any ideas?


The trouble with buying a bike as cheap as this is that it's a false economy - chances are it will break pretty easily, forcing you to pay for new parts, thus defeating buying it in the first place. If you really only want something for pottering up the shops on occasion, then fair enough, but they're not nice bikes to ride, so it will probably end up in the shed to go rusty!

If you are after a decent cheap bike, you'd be much better off buying a second hand one from your local paper - at least that way you can go and have a look at it prior to buying. My first serious bike (about 12 years ago) was a GT Timberline bought out of the paper for approx. £150 and it lasted me about 3 years before I decided to upgrade! Bargain!! :thumbsup:

I can't even imagine how cheap the suspension components are on this bike! Why the hell would anyone buy a bike at this price level with full-suspension - doesn't make a lot of sense. If you need full-suspension, then at least buy something made to withstand some abuse. Much better to buy a rigid or hardtail bike in my opinion.
#9
Yep as above these weigh a ton! Try ebay for second hand bikes such as treks, specialized, gt, carrera, giant etc.

I picked up a Giant Boulder for £30 quid of ebay and its a million times better then this bike.
#10
HU5TLER
Yep as above these weigh a ton! Try ebay for second hand bikes such as treks, specialized, gt, carrera, giant etc.

I picked up a Giant Boulder for £30 quid of ebay and its a million times better then this bike.


Surely postage for that must've been a ton though?? Plus balancing on it and making it roll must be awkward...?

Think I'll stick with buying a bike. :thumbsup:
#11
I got mine 2nd hand for £25 and it seems to be the best deal I've ever made. The bike is basic, but perfectly ticks the boxes if what you want is to cycle occasionally.

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