Silverfox Orb 26inch Dual Disc DS Cycle half price - now £99.99 @ Argos - HotUKDeals
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Summer is upon us and Argos have a great deal on a Silverfox full suspension mountain bike. It's a very good brand and great value for the price. The details are as follows;

* Colour of frame black.
* 18 Shimano gears.
* Gear type thumb shift.
* Front brakes disc.
* Rear brakes disc.
* Frame type y-frame.
* Frame material steel.
* Black alloy rims.
* Tyres style mountain.
* Frame size 45cm (18in).
* Wheel size 65cm (26in).
* Suitable for leg measurement 72 to 88cm.
* For ages 14 years and over.
* Gender male.
* Some assembly required.

Ideal for getting fit for summer!
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#1
It's not a good brand and it's not a bargain.
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jbp
It's not a good brand and it's not a bargain.


It's certainly not a bad brand - excellent if you've got a budget. I'd like you to find me a similar bike with similar specs for the same price.
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Ryanposs
It's certainly not a bad brand - excellent if you've got a budget. I'd like you to find me a similar bike with similar specs for the same price.


Cracking deal :thumbsup:
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cold.... its not a £1000 bike, doesn't have a top rated brand decals down the side, the parts aren't platinum and gold plated, children wouldn't be seen dead in anything like this.
You need to spend at least £900 more on a decent brand so when you do occasionally use it, you can say your on a top of the range bike. A more expensive bike will also give you more exercise by chasing the thieves who are cycling it away...
#5
meclive
cold.... its not a £1000 bike, doesn't have a top rated brand decals down the side, the parts aren't platinum and gold plated, children wouldn't be seen dead in anything like this.
You need to spend at least £900 more on a decent brand so when you do occasionally use it, you can say your on a top of the range bike. A more expensive bike will also give you more exercise by chasing the thieves who are cycling it away...


I know your being sarcastic but your post also shows your ignorance as well.
#6
Toybhoy
I know your being sarcastic but your post also shows your ignorance as well.

How is saying that a £99 bike is a good deal showing my ignorance? sounds like you need to lighten up!
#7
[FONT="Comic Sans MS"][SIZE="4"]Ok....the be all and end all is that it is not a solid frame. It has disc brakes!? For under £100? And it's an Argos half price bike. I'd say look at Halfords as all Raleigh's are 50% off at the moment....and they, whilst not being uber cool won't kill you![/SIZE][/FONT] ;-)
#8
i had a pig iron cheapo argos bike about 5 years ago that i used for a couple of years, guess what, im still here! used it down river paths, woodland trails, road. sure it wasnt the greatest but it was fine for occasional use which is what these bikes are for. hot
#9
#10
Biggushlong
[FONT="Comic Sans MS"][SIZE="4"]Ok....the be all and end all is that it is not a solid frame. It has disc brakes!? For under £100? And it's an Argos half price bike. I'd say look at Halfords as all Raleigh's are 50% off at the moment....and they, whilst not being uber cool won't kill you![/SIZE][/FONT] ;-)


What bikes nowadays are made of solid frames thought they are all tubes and steel is still one of the strongest. There are many articles on bicycle frames this is one

http://www.torelli.com/tech/material.shtml
#11
OOS at all Bolton, Wigan, Leigh & Bury depots
#12
just bought one of these for my girlfriend and i have to say its worth £100 of anyones money, the spec is high for the cash, we looked at plenty of £80-120 bikes and nothing came close for the money

do you get the point yet? for the money it is excellent.

couple of points, the front end is heavy, much heavier than the rest of the bike, (i learnt this trying to carry it up 2 flights of steps)

also the gears may say shimano, but only the rear derailer is, the front derailer and both adjusters are "Power" (much too our annoyance)

beside those the bike is spot on, for the money :-P
#13
Also, it was posted recently but was not then available for pickup....

http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/426328/silverfox-orb-26inch-dual-disc-ds-c
#14
Too right it's heavy.
#15
iirc the weight on the box was 18KG and 20KG inc the box

to play it safe expect the bike to be 20KG
#16
I purchased one.
I know it's a cheap bike, but the disc brakes constantly rub against the disk causing enough friction to slow the wheel, especially on the front.
There appears to be no way to adjust the gap between the outer pad and the disc - only the inner pad (inner of the brake mechanism that is). There is only an adjustment screw for the inner pad.
As this is the case, adjusting the caliper screws makes little difference.
The breaks do not appear to match either of the differing instruction booklets. They have "FLAME" written on them.
I may phone Universal cycles (the manufacturer) and ask them.
#17
justintrouble
I purchased one.
I know it's a cheap bike, but the disc breaks constantly rub against the disk causing enough friction to slow the wheel, especially on the front.
There appears to be no way to adjust the gap between the outer pad and the disc - only the inner pad (inner of the break mechanism that is). There is only an adjustment screw for the inner pad.
As this is the case, adjusting the caliper screws makes little difference.
The breaks do not appear to match either of the differing instruction booklets. They have "FLAME" written on them.
I may phone Universal cycles (the manufacturer) and ask them.


Turn bike upside down, take off the wheel, put the wheel back into the fork and spin the wheel, at this point start tightening either the quick release or tighten nuts (whatever is on the bike)

It usually takes a few goes but by adjusting one side slightly more than the other you should be able to have the wheel spinning freely once it has been tightened fully:thumbsup:
#18
marco67
Turn bike upside down, take off the wheel, put the wheel back into the fork and spin the wheel, at this point start tightening either the quick release or tighten nuts (whatever is on the bike)


Hi! Thanks for the advice, but I figured out the problem was caused by a missing washer and stopper on the end of one of the caliper adjustment screws - therefore it did nothing!
Argos replaced the whole bike and I've adjusted the brakes fine.
#19
interesting to know as ours does exactly the same, tried washers etc but no joy.

also found the markings on the gear adjusters out of sync with the gears, i'm saying to my girlf (her bike) change into 3rd but 3rd was marked at 5th etc so she was changing into 1st and wondering why her legs are going 10 a penny.

we've gave up on this and are waiting on a proper bike.
#20
I can spend more money on this on a night out.....its a great bike n if its knackered in a year just buy another......

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