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Trax Outrage Full Suspension Mountain Bike £89.99 + 7% quidco + £20 free accessories @ Halfords

£89.99 @ Halfords
I've been looking around for a bike and this seems to be a pretty good deal, hope you all agree! RRP is £199.99, and it is on sale at half price for £99.99. For this weekend Halfords have an extra … Read More
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8y, 7m agoFound 8 years, 7 months ago
I've been looking around for a bike and this seems to be a pretty good deal, hope you all agree!

RRP is £199.99, and it is on sale at half price for £99.99. For this weekend Halfords have an extra 10% off bringing the price down to £89.99. You can also get 7% back from quidco, bringing the price down to £83.69.

They are also offering £20 worth of free accessories, so its almost like only paying £60 for the bike with those chucked in.
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#1
was never worth £199.99......ever.
#2
Steel frame? You'll need a jack to change a tyre!! :-)
#3
oh god, why would anyone buy a bike from halfords!? :oops:
#4
You'll never get anyone agreeing that a full suspension bike is any good at any price less than several hundred pounds.
On the plus side, you'll get very fit riding on a bike like this cos it's gonna be extremely heavy.
#5
Too heavy, sub par construction, will turn to a pile of rust within 6 months.
#6
Well thanks for the feedback guys, perhaps this one isn't for me then!
#7
Acutally im interested in getting a bike and only know about a steel frame is heavy but as for the rest of it ive know idea why isnt a full suspension bike any good? what should i be looking out for then?
#8
What I've been told, and may not be correct, is that the heavier frame helps with stability if you are going down a hill at speed, and the suspension obviously takes the impacts. I was looking for something cheap to muck about with outdoors, I'd imagine the weight and suspension wouldn't make it an ideal road bike.
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The things you want to be paying alot of tension are things like the bottom bracket and crank arms. Obviously all of this rant is based on using your bike every day for about 5 miles - Uni experience ;-)

The bit with the pedals on is a crank arm and the bit that connects the two crank arms is the bottom bracket.

A lot of cheap bikes have poor crank arms, they will work loose, start to round off i.e. no longer be square and then you just get wobbling crank arms after a few hundred miles. New crank arms are about £20 from halfords, a new bottom bracket is about £20 fitted at a bike shop, they tend to creak and crack after a few months of using them every day to get to uni/work.

Next you have rims, these don't stay true for long. Even being careful going up and down curbs onto cyclepaths take their toll on cheap bikes. Further to not staaying true - the bearings in the wheels then to be shocking too. they work loose the cones need tightening - easy job when you know how but its only like putting a plaster on a gun shot wound. wheels are overlooked but these are the things that carry you from a to b.

Finally there are the breaks, a lot of the cheap v brakes are just ****, the cables slack, the brakes need tightening once a month - sure this is easy, but most peoople dont knjow how to do this properly and just get rubbing.

With suspension bikes - you've got moving parts, cheap bikes don't have good seals, water and things get into the moving parts, it seizes, rusts, weakens. A set of steel forks that has rust on them can be very dangerous, I've seen somoene who had a pair that just split. Also you willt end to bob up and down on every pedal stroke as they normally have a v.soft suspension to give the impression that they are very comfy - but this just wastes energy.

Spend a bit more - get a second hand bike. I've seen claud butlers for about 60 quid (they are only about 100 new) again I wouldn't particuarly rate these bikes but at least it is a step in the right direction.

I went through 3 bikes last year, I've spend 325 quid on a new 2006 road bike and 400 miles in and I think i've greased the chain once and adjusted the brake pads. Look for |old stock in bike shops - I think I got about 60% off.... pauls cycles tends to stock old bikes, winstanleys bikes seems to have a lot of old stock in at the mo, sunset are great at price matching and will knock money off for using a debit card. Wiggle seems to be selling a range of bikes made by "Felt" and "Focus" never tried them but they seem to be great bikes for the money.
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jeffwode
What I've been told, and may not be correct, is that the heavier frame helps with stability if you are going down a hill at speed, and the suspension obviously takes the impacts. I was looking for something cheap to muck about with outdoors, I'd imagine the weight and suspension wouldn't make it an ideal road bike.


Not at all, the weight of a bike is all in the middle of you so it doesnt matter, stability on the bike is directly related to your confidence on that bike. The faster you go the stabler you are, the more you know about your body balance the better you are.
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jeffwode;3326001
What I've been told, and may not be correct, is that the heavier frame helps with stability if you are going down a hill at speed, and the suspension obviously takes the impacts. I was looking for something cheap to muck about with outdoors, I'd imagine the weight and suspension wouldn't make it an ideal road bike.


If you ride this Cross Country it will break, there's no 2 ways about it, it's not designed for being thrown around, it's designed to be ridden on a road where the toughest knock it'll get is a 2 inch pothole. If you were going to ride it on a road, it'll be exceptionally heavy and so have longer stopping distance and more energy will be expended by the rider, oh, and don't take it out in the rain or it'll rust.
#12
arent these the ones which cost something like a tenner to make
#13
I just bought a Trax TFS.1 "mountain" bike about 4 weeks ago. Mistake. It's already rusting, is a very heavy bike and I seriously regret buying the bloody thing. Everything is falling apart on it, the brakes are no good and stopping time is very very slow. I'm taking it for it's 4 week after purchase fix up at Halfords and they better put everything right on it, because all that is wrong with it is because of shoddy manufacture and has nothing to do with wear and tear. AVOID this bike. Spend a little more, it'll save you in the long run.

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