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Universal Gents Grand Mountain Bike 26"wheels, 19" Alloy lightweight frame £49.99 plus £19.99 delive £69.98

£69.98 @ Amazon
Looks a good price to me for a lightweight alloy framed bike even with the delivery charge. * 12 years to Adult or an inside leg of 25-inch to 34-inch * Racing Red & Silver 19-inch Alu… Read More
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9y, 8m agoFound 9 years, 8 months ago
Looks a good price to me for a lightweight alloy framed bike even with the delivery charge.



* 12 years to Adult or an inside leg of 25-inch to 34-inch
* Racing Red & Silver 19-inch Aluminium lightweight Frame bike frame
* Zoom Front suspension forks
* 18-speed Shimano REVO Grip-shifters
* Quick release adjustable saddle
* Front & Rear v brakes
* 26-inch Alloy wheels
* Schrader tyre valves
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#1
voted hot!
#2
Gosh - even cheaper than sterling House - the 'home' of cheap bikes
http://www.sterlinghouse.co.uk/ViewProduct.aspx.qmap/ptId/744/pId/80404
#3
Hmmm Sterling say "25-inch to 30-inch" for inside leg, so which is it?!
#4
http://ec1.images-amazon.com/images/I/510FRhBnirL._SS500_.jpg
#5
Mat-d-Rat
Hmmm Sterling say "25-inch to 30-inch" for inside leg, so which is it?!

It depends on how you adjust the saddle. ;-)
You don't want to pull the metal bar too far out, so go for the shorter range.

Nice find but a bit heavy, suspensions are only useful if you go out of the cities. Perfect for weekends but you'll prefer a lighter bike to go to work every day. There's a different bike for each type of use, just get yours right!

Voted hot nonetheless!
#6
The delivery cost is a real shame :-(
#7
Kiddson, do you think that this bike would be ok for going down the shops that kind of thing?
#8
This bike seems good value. I got a 21 speed MB from Aldi 3 years ago, £70 with full suspension and quite heavy, but find it good when riding over bumpy roads and potholes as well as off road, can get plenty of speed up. Another advantage is the heavier weight means it goes faster downhill especially against the wind than a lighter bike.
#9
£200 plus is the bare minimum you should spend on a bike. Cheap ones are heavy, unrelaible and make hard work of getting anywhere.

For £50 you should be looking on ebay for a front suspension or rigid second hand bike. Trust me, it will be a lot better and more useful.


http://www.paulscycles.co.uk/products.php?plid=m1b1s2p1325
http://www.bonthronebikes.com/15-32117?sid=fd6aadab62de85ff
http://www.bonthronebikes.com/15-32125?sid=fd6aadab62de85ff
#10
i agree, too heavy and will not last anytime at all.

if u want a bike to ride and enjoy the ride spend more or by used. a lighter bike with good wheels and part could hard the ride half as hard.

i ride 50 miles plus a day but would never ever ride a bike like this because it would be just to much hard work. bit like driving the worst car you can think of on a motorway for 100 miles... never again.
#11
But I don't think people wanting to ride 20miles + a day would be looking at buying this, it would be for the people going on a general stroll!

Voted hot.
#12
Winchy
But I don't think people wanting to ride 20miles + a day would be looking at buying this, it would be for the people going on a general stroll!

Voted hot.


Being a lazy car owner I didnt ride a bike for years, but now the kids are old enough to want to go bike riding on a Sunday morning I recently bought a steel framed suspension bike and find it really heavy and most uncomfortable with a saddle that was designed for an elf and handlebars too far forward to make riding a leaning pain.
Had I seen this bike I may well have gone for it for the lightness though I think I would still have needed to change the saddle!
So some of us dont need to travel miles each day so only want a bike to keep up with the kids occasionally :thumbsup:
#13
well i ride my bike every day to work, and this is fine i would have thought i dont think it is worth spending £200 plus in bristol as most likely to get nicked.

The bike i use at the moment i got from e-bay and it is ok heavy 2nd hand brakes just dont work, and well when i got it i paid £40 ( picked up) but £70 for brand new everything is just about fine for basic use i would say, But then again i also drive a car you wouldn't want to do 100 miles on a motroway in ;-)

hahaha
all about preferences

voted hot ! :)
#14
i should read what i post before pressing send, as that didn't make an awful lot of sense... :)
#15
Golaboots888
£200 plus is the bare minimum you should spend on a bike. Cheap ones are heavy, unrelaible and make hard work of getting anywhere.

For £50 you should be looking on ebay for a front suspension or rigid second hand bike. Trust me, it will be a lot better and more useful.

Yep, I used to work in a bike shop and this spec of bike was always being repped to us incredibly cheap. We never took any, because the soft metals means that it is very dangerous to ride one of these. Only the big discount stores (which frequently flout the laws by selling them not set up properly and therefore unsuitable for use) would take them. A £120 bike would cost the retailer £25-£40 to purchase on average- would you trust a new car that cost £150, or a pushchair that cost £10?

The basic advice is if you buy this, don't ride above walking pace. The rear mech will often shear into the back wheel under shifting and you'll hit the road. As Golaboots says, get a decent s/h bike if you can't afford more than £100 and pay your local bike shop £20 to service it and set it up safely.

Hope this advice helps!
#16
billyX
Yep, I used to work in a bike shop and this spec of bike was always being repped to us incredibly cheap. We never took any, because the soft metals means that it is very dangerous to ride one of these. Only the big discount stores (which frequently flout the laws by selling them not set up properly and therefore unsuitable for use) would take them. A £120 bike would cost the retailer £25-£40 to purchase on average- would you trust a new car that cost £150, or a pushchair that cost £10?

The basic advice is if you buy this, don't ride above walking pace. The rear mech will often shear into the back wheel under shifting and you'll hit the road. As Golaboots says, get a decent s/h bike if you can't afford more than £100 and pay your local bike shop £20 to service it and set it up safely.

Hope this advice helps!


Just want to echo what these guys have said...do not buy one of these bikes, or any other remarkably cheap bike, especially a mountain bike, as it just won't take the strain. A few weeks back Halfords were advertising a full-suspension bike for £99 - utter junk. For a mountain bike, spend at least £300/£400 - it might sound a lot compared to the deal here, but it will ride better and outlive a cheap bike by many years.
#17
what do you recommend for students who obviously can't afford £200+ on a bike?

personally, i'd need it to cycle max of 10 miles/day, and there also a chance of theft (it'd be left in cardiff center), and i'd prefer a road bike not mountain bike
1 Like #18
morales
what do you recommend for students who obviously can't afford £200+ on a bike?

personally, i'd need it to cycle max of 10 miles/day, and there also a chance of theft (it'd be left in cardiff center), and i'd prefer a road bike not mountain bike


I would go for an old Reynolds framed Raleigh or Peugeot Road Bike off Ebay. You can get a 1980's bike for about £50 and there's that many of them that you can go for a local one, so you can inspect it first and avoid the delivery charge. These are pretty lightweight and aren't likely to attract much attention from thieves. On the flat, they will also outrun any mountain bike you could buy regardless of your budget.

ClashInDevon
#19
these kind of bikes are fine , bought similar kind of deal couple years ago and still going strong. no need to spend £200+ unles you are doing miles and miles per day or off roading etc. general use they are great.
1 Like #20
morales
what do you recommend for students who obviously can't afford £200+ on a bike?

personally, i'd need it to cycle max of 10 miles/day, and there also a chance of theft (it'd be left in cardiff center), and i'd prefer a road bike not mountain bike

Hey, I live in Cardiff centre- Admiral House on Newport Road! There's often a good classic Kona locked up near the Virgin shop, that's worth £400-600 easy and hasn't been nicked yet. The key is to get a decent lock, if you leave your bike in the same place you can leave it locked to the railing to save carrying it too. For a decent road bike, check ebay. They always have road bikes going for incredibly small prices ie <100 because the seller can't be bothered to pack up the bike to send it, so look for 'collection only' listings in/near Cardiff. I saw a decent raleigh with Sora STis go for £92 about a fortnight ago, that's about £550 new. Prob had about 100 miles on it too!

BTW dont think that parking your bike under CCTV will help you if it gets stolen, all the police want to do is give you a crime number so you can claim on your insurance. Go for Kryptonite locks, I got two in 1992 and they're still perfect now- not bad for a £40 spend, 15 years use, eh! Another tip is wrap the frame in electrical tape, it disguises the bike, weighs little, and means the paintwork is in perfect nick when you come to sell it.
#21
thanks for the advice, i'll keep an eye out :thumbsup:
#22
There's a racer for £30 and a Trek MTB for £95, all local to you and obviously you can see them before you buy etc

Edit: sorry no direct links to adtrader please, you may point someone to the site like saying look on Adtrader for a bike but thats all.
#23
[SIZE=2]Maybe it's just me being pedantic but I always find it amusing when manufacturer's describe a bike as having an "Alloy" frame as steel is in fact an alloy![/SIZE]
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[SIZE=2]So, even if you have a bike with a steel frame you *could* describe it as being alloy framed and be technically correct....[/SIZE]
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:roll:
#24
Decent price for aluminium frame and basic shimano gears, though I agree with what a lot of people have said about ideally spending more. That said, it will be substantially better than the steel full-suspension bikes that can often be found for a similar price, and it is going to be okay for riding about in town and towpaths etc. Just don't take it up/down a mountain!
#25
If you are on a budget then go to a local bike place (pedalabikeaway @ forest of dean for me) and buy an ex hire one for half price. Most will be sold with new cassette, chain, tyres etc. I just got an ex hire Hardrock sport for £150 (£300 new) for going to friends houses, shops etc on as my other bikes are too big for that sort of stuff (Enduro SL & Demo 8 :thumbsup: )

You will also find that a cheap bike like this one will more than likely be uncomfortable and take some enjoyment out of it for you and probably break, so it will be thrown out as it was cheap or left in a shed.

Dont always get sold on lightweight MTB either, if the gears are rubbish it wont really matter how light it is.

and as jah128 says, stay clear of £60 full sussers! you would be better off buying a bmx and a suspension saddle.
#26
I love these bike threads!!!
#27
Remember that you may be able to claim tax part of the cost of a new bike via your employer (if they are in the appropriate scheme) Thus save the VAT and other tax on a new bike. This has the added advantage of knowing that your giving corrupt politicians less money to squander :giggle:
#28
Hmm..
I just bought the British Eagle from Littlewoods for £60. (tho obviously they retailed it at £112).
The trailbreaker, which is also on Amazon.

Is it REALLY that bad? I will only be with the girlfriend, so hardly chucking it about into anything? I made the mistake of assuming that my old bike (a British Eagle K1 with reynolds 531 tubing) has done well so this will too.

Is it really going to be heavy? BUt also fall apart? :s
#29
m00nie
these kind of bikes are fine , bought similar kind of deal couple years ago and still going strong. no need to spend £200+ unless you are doing miles and miles per day or off roading etc. general use they are great.

Couldnt agree more. My £70 'apparently ****' bike is 3 years old and still going strong. They had some Velo plush padded seats for a few £ when I got it so I put one on and havent looked back. I dont ride 20 or 50 miles a day but do ride often, on road and occasionally off road as well (eg an 8 mile off road trails ride isnt a problem) The only thing that Ive needed to do is tighten is the front twist grip gear mechanism using a small hex key and that was last weekend! Ive used more expensive makes in the past such as Trek and found no noticeable difference in performance. These so called experts who rubbish ALL bikes under whatever price are just plain wrong. Its whatever suits the individual. These same xperts would probably say dont drive Skoda cos they're **** when fact they have won numerous awards across the board (JD Power, Top gear etc). Dont believe everything you read, if you like it, try it.

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