Vertigo Elbrus 26'' front suspension Mountain Bike - £44.98 @ Tesco ! - HotUKDeals
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The Vertigo Elbrus 26'' front suspension bike comes in a silver/blue colour and features front and rear V-brakes for added safety, front suspension forks, 18 gears with Shimano gear shifters and 26 alloy wheels. The steel frame makes this bike sturdy and durable. The inside leg measurement for this mountain bike is 70-90cm.
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#1
Just what i needed at the moment as my hubbys bike is falling to bits slowly! Thanks and voted hot!
#2
http://www.tbpcontrol.co.uk/TWS/CoverImages_TBP/184/529/1845295110.jpg
#3
http://i179.photobucket.com/albums/w302/bucketandbucket/SS07200-7120TPS162687.jpg
#4
Why should you swerve to avoid hitting a cyclist in Liverpool?

It might be your bike! :p
#5
Wonder if these are any better than the other mountain bike tesco had on offer? Does anyone know if this is grip shift, or tigger operated (forget the correct term perhaps rapid fire). for the gear lever?

http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/134863/gents-26-mountain-bike-40-in-store-/showthread.php?t=134863
#6
As a keen MTB'er, and someone that regular does *proper* mountain-biking (ie. S.Wales, Morzine, etc), I'd have to advise against using one of these as a mountain bike.

But, if you are buying one as a runaround, or a town bike - go for it.

I can't believe this, but, that bike is cheaper than the pedals on either of my MTB's!! :D
#7
mcbazza
As a keen MTB'er, and someone that regular does *proper* mountain-biking (ie. S.Wales, Morzine, etc), I'd have to advise against using one of these as a mountain bike.

But, if you are buying one as a runaround, or a town bike - go for it.

I can't believe this, but, that bike is cheaper than the pedals on either of my MTB's!! :D


I couldn't agree more. FFS! Bikes aren't measured by their wheel size! If it really was a 26" bike you'd need to be about 8 foot tall before you could even think about getting on it.
#8
jonnyfatman;1537651
I couldn't agree more. FFS! Bikes aren't measured by their wheel size! If it really was a 26" bike you'd need to be about 8 foot tall before you could even think about getting on it.

Maybe thats why its cheap!
#9
"and features front and rear V-brakes for added safety"

translation: has brakes. :roll:
#10
If you are looking for a cheapo for about town, you are better without the front suspension.

But at under 45 quid I can forgive the redundant kit/weight.
#11
http://direct.tesco.com/q/R.202-7724.aspx

A better bet for something to leave in towns (if they get them back in stock).
#12
This is going to be a stupid question but I presume that if you order this for delivery it's going to arrive in need of assembly?
#13
Not much - just pedals & front wheel.

EDIT: Oh and the saddle.
#14
Another one here too.
http://direct.tesco.com/q/R.202-5035.aspx
£50.00 this time.
http://direct.tesco.com/pi/Enlarge/5/AW07202-5035TPS254634.jpg
They're in stock too.:p
#15
Ordered one at this price, great deal! Quidco also?
#16
Why would anyone call a bicycle "Vertigo"? http://netlab.e2k.ru/forum/html/emoticons/newest/fear2.gif

vertigo
n noun a sensation of whirling and loss of balance, caused by looking down from a great height or by disease affecting the inner ear or the vestibular nerve.


But the deal is pretty good :)
#17
if its anything like their first bike i wouldnt reccomend. my gers broke and my mates chain snapped lol.
#18
I have just got for £115 delivered a Tourismo 20SIX Gents 21" Hybrid Bike - FROM DAWES via eBay and sold by www.holcroscycles.com
#19
great bicycle..........................lol
#20
Doubting Thomas
I have just got for £115 delivered a Tourismo 20SIX Gents 21" Hybrid Bike - FROM DAWES via eBay and sold by www.holcroscycles.com


DT, I went via your link but could not find the bike you mentioned. Can you give further details, please.

Sorry, I have now found it!

I'm 5ft 9in tall. Would 21in be OK for me?
banned#21
can i add sim card for getting free delivery?
#22
I got the £35 bike last year and it's still being used but...

..one of the pedals fell out (thread had gone completely!??) and I was never happy with the brakes so picked up a set of basic Shimano Alivo levers and brake mounts from that auction website and it now stops perfectly.

As others have said, for off road use these bikes are going to be very poor and for road use you really don't want front or rear suspension, especially not the cheap stuff where it's going to be uber squishy.
#23
Quick warning about this bike - I bought one last summer instore from Tesco, and It went back as the nut securing the handlebars to the frame shattered while I was tightening it. One of the screw-in pedals was threaded as well.

Wouldn't have confidence in it on a day-to-day basis - some of the parts seemed almost lethally cheap. Many things you'd expect to be metal were actually more like toughened plastic. God help you if a nut holding a crucial part in place suddenly gives way while you're on a main road.
#24
Norman-B
DT, I went via your link but could not find the bike you mentioned. Can you give further details, please.

Sorry, I have now found it!

I'm 5ft 9in tall. Would 21in be OK for me?


I wouldn't recommend a 21" for someone of your height.
I've just bought a 19.5" frame, I'm 6'1" tall, and its about right. At a 21" frame, I'd be risking losing the twins if I came off the saddle!

Its always best to try a bike out for size before buying.
#25
Norman-B
DT, I went via your link but could not find the bike you mentioned. Can you give further details, please.

Sorry, I have now found it!

I'm 5ft 9in tall. Would 21in be OK for me?

You need to go on eBay and look at their shop. I think they use eBay for slow stock or old stock. What is your inside leg measurement? You need to add 10 inches to the frame size so that you can put your foot on the floor when sitting on the bike seat.
#26
fyi: I'm the same height, and both my MTB's are 19in frames.

But, the 'standover' (distance when astride the bike, with both feet on the ground, of frame-to-groin) will be very poor on this bike. This is because the top-tube (runs from handlebars to seat-post) joins the seat-post very high up. In much the same way as a 'road' (aka: racer) bike does.
#27
Doubting Thomas
You need to go on eBay and look at their shop. I think they use eBay for slow stock or old stock. What is your inside leg measurement? You need to add 10 inches to the frame size so that you can put your foot on the floor when sitting on the bike seat.


Thank you for the reply
#28
Doubting Thomas
What is your inside leg measurement? You need to add 10 inches to the frame size so that you can put your foot on the floor when sitting on the bike seat.

nb: You don't size an 'MTB' in this way. That's (being able to touch the ground whilst sat in the saddle) for a road/racer bike.

You size an MTB by sitting on the saddle, having comfortable reach of the handlebars, and turning the pedals. You should be able to pedal without your hips moving from side-to-side, and without affecting your reach to the bars/levers.

Because MTBs are off-road vehicles, it's not important to be able to touch the ground whilst sat on the seat. In fact, if you can touch the ground, it means the saddle is far too low, and therefore you aren't getting full stretch on the pedals during a rotation.

You'll often see bike mags refer to MTBs as having a "high BB" (bottom bracket - the bearing where the pedals run through). This is so as to increase ground clearance. Of course, the side effect of a high BB is that it places the pedals higher from the ground, and therefore the rider.

It's more important (on an MTB) that you are able to stand across the frame whilst off the saddle, hence me mentioning the standover height.

For my 'proper' MTB sessions, I only use the saddle for the climbs. Once at the top, I drop the saddle, as it just gets in the way (you need to move your centre-of-balance all over the place rather quickly during a technical descent), and stand on the pedals for the descent.

But, given as I've said this bike shouldn't be used as an MTB (road/urban would be okay), then the above doesn't really apply so much. I mention it just so that people know how to size an off-road MTB .
#29
Ordered one of these, it came Friday. Tried to put it together but didn't succeed as there were a lot of stuff missing. Also the spindle through the front wheel was too short to get the bloody nuts on, absolute rubbish and another deal too good to be true on here.

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