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#1
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#2
I bought a bike from halfords last year, what a deathtrap that turned out to be!! no problems with getting a refund though.
#3
Wodja
I bought a bike from halfords last year, what a deathtrap that turned out to be!! no problems with getting a refund though.


Wow, same here, with mine the cogs and pedals fell off, because they're all attached by one big bolt..........that broke!!!
But yeah I soon got a refund.
#4
I have an apollo mountain bike from halfords that I bought second hand from ebay.

I think the quality is excellent for the price I paid (£50) & have done over 200 miles with no problems, I do check it over very regular to make sure it's not going to fall apart and have adjusted the gears once.....but you would probably need to do that with any bike. :thumbsup:

They are a bit steep in price though, I wouldn't pay anything more that £130-£140 for an apollo bike.
#5
halfords are rubbish cheap heavy bikes badly set up by idiots pay the extra go to an independant specalist or a retailer of specalised, gt, gary fisher, flow etc and get a bike you will enjoy riding
#6
halfords do have cheap nasty heavy bikes, but they have some good ones too. their "Chris Boardman" ranges has had some great reviews and won awards. Their Subway range are great commuter/city bikes. And the Carrera range are good too. They do sell some shockers tho - some awful, awful bikes (shockwave!) .

not disagreeing you will be MUCH better served in an independent shop, but not everything halfords sell is ****.
#7
I have bought my daughter the Apollo sweetie bike, Im getting my Dad to build it, perfection gauranteed, they offered to build it for free, but I think my old man will do a better job!
#8
SpoonyBoy
I do check it over very regular to make sure it's not going to fall apart


It was the day I bought it, I decided to ride home on my new bike after purchasing it, and then the cogs fell off, and I was driving on a road, fortunately a quiet one.
#9
toffee
halfords do have cheap nasty heavy bikes, but they have some good ones too. their "Chris Boardman" ranges has had some great reviews and won awards. Their Subway range are great commuter/city bikes. And the Carrera range are good too. They do sell some shockers tho - some awful, awful bikes (shockwave!) .

not disagreeing you will be MUCH better served in an independent shop, but not everything halfords sell is ****.


They sell 1 good bike (kona) for every 10 robbish ones (apollo etc)
either way i wont vote
check out this deal (fair enough i did post it) there are sales on everywhere on the 2008 frames here
#10
SpoonyBoy
I have an apollo mountain bike from halfords that I bought second hand from ebay.

I think the quality is excellent for the price I paid (£50) & have done over 200 miles with no problems, I do check it over very regular to make sure it's not going to fall apart and have adjusted the gears once.....but you would probably need to do that with any bike. :thumbsup:

They are a bit steep in price though, I wouldn't pay anything more that £130-£140 for an apollo bike.


It depends how much you intend to use a bike SpoonyBoy. If you only cycle occasionally then go to Halfords and get something cheap otherwise I advise you to pay a little more and get a decent bike even if it is from Halfords.

All bikes should be checked thoroughly after the first few hundred miles as things often need readjusting from the original set up. Afterwards things tend to settle down and the main components which require regular attention are brakes, cables &, chain. It doesn't matter who does this as long as they are competent.

Going 200 miles without problem is OK but I wonder if it would still be going like mine. It's got over 12,500 miles on the clock since I bought it new [SIZE="1"](less that £300)[/SIZE] three years ago and it has only needed serviced once a year. :)
#11
Daaker33
It was the day I bought it, I decided to ride home on my new bike after purchasing it, and then the cogs fell off, and I was driving on a road, fortunately a quiet one.


I bought a bike from halfords and on the way home the brakes failed when going down a steep hill on a busy road (after they ask me to sign a form that said they carried out safety checks), it was a £150 bike reduced from £300, took it back and they fixed it and before I got out of the carpark the gears broke so I asked for a refund.

The bike I bought was made up of cheap parts and it wouldn't matter who put the bike together it was always going to break, it looked nice in the shop but nothing on it worked properly as I found out.
#12
JBAUERBEATSJBOND
halfords are rubbish cheap heavy bikes badly set up by idiots pay the extra go to an independant specalist or a retailer of specalised, gt, gary fisher, flow etc and get a bike you will enjoy riding
2nd that, they've ruined the Kona brand name too :x
#13
if you are going to get into biking you just as well spend the extra amn make it enjoyable
i am picking up my 09 frame gt avalanche thursday £450
Not from Halfords by the way :)

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