Activ Daytona Hardtail 26" Men's Mountain Bike designed by Raleigh  £53.20 at Tesco
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Activ Daytona Hardtail 26" Men's Mountain Bike designed by Raleigh £53.20 at Tesco

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Found 30th Jan 2014
The Raleigh Activ adult mountain bike will give you an extreme ride!Equipped with a front suspension fork, all-terrain tyres and 18-speed Shimano gears, this bike is built for extreme action. The Raleigh Activ adult mountain bike comes complete with alloy V-brakes for steady breaking.Minimal assembly is required.

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price?

Any codes?

backinstock

Any codes?



Try BSO

Hot. You beat me to posting by 4 minutes. Good find.

Anyone considering buying this bike...;

★★★★★ ★★★★★ Overall rating value is 1 of 5 stars.
basia0808

· 6 months ago
misunderstanding - unconditionally NO!!!

The bike lasts on average 3 week before something falls apart, had three of them over the period of less then three months!!! In the first one pedal shaft baring feel apart, in second one pedal broke, the third on had faulty gears right from the start. On the other hand I had the bike exchanged next day every time I called the customer service, so no problem there- just the product of embarrassingly low quality...



★★★★★ ★★★★★ Overall rating value is 1 of 5 stars.
ahgadallah

· 6 months ago
Spend a little bit more and get a real bike

This bike is of really poor quality. Had to return the first one, and now having assembled the replacement, I found that the gears are faulty. Waste of time and money.


Personally, I would just buy a 90's/early 00's hardtail mountain bike from Ebay. They always sell far below £100 - but they are proper bikes. Not a cheap piece of rubbish like this.
Edited by: "wenttoabetterplace" 30th Jan 2014

scrimpersdelight

Try BSO



Is that a code? Didn't work, but thanks.
Ordered this one instead.
tesco.com/dir…prd

backinstock

Is that a code? Didn't work, but thanks.Ordered this one … Is that a code? Didn't work, but thanks.Ordered this one instead.http://www.tesco.com/direct/vertigo-k2-20-front-suspension-mountain-bike-mens/211-1889.prd



Me too
Link to deal

craigvip

Me too :)Link to deal



Missed it sorry. Too many shandies!
Voted hot though, great spot and nice tips about the 12 months guarantee/return stuff.
Probably ebay it in 12 months and get most of your cash back. lol

No, BSO stands for Bike Shaped Object.

This is 100% useless. Its like spending £1000 on a brand new car and expecting a great car.

This thing will fall apart in a few weeks of riding. Its made from weak/cheap materials and from the cheapest of components. This will put you off riding forever.

If you ride maybe 2-3 times per year then fine this might be worth it but for regular riding this will cause headaches and a lot of repair bills.

thralll

No, BSO stands for Bike Shaped Object.This thing will fall apart in a few … No, BSO stands for Bike Shaped Object.This thing will fall apart in a few weeks of riding.



And if it falls apart within 12 months of riding, just take it back.
They probably won't be able to replace, so get a full refund. It's a no brainer.

backinstock

And if it falls apart within 12 months of riding, just take it back.They … And if it falls apart within 12 months of riding, just take it back.They probably won't be able to replace, so get a full refund. It's a no brainer.


What happens when something breaks when your 10 miles from home or on way to work.
Your not considering the inconvenience.
Have to agree that this will put you off cycling for good and end up rusting in the garden.
Cheap bikes like this are a false economy.

callum84

What happens when something breaks when your 10 miles from home or on way … What happens when something breaks when your 10 miles from home or on way to work.



10 miles?
You must have a pub nearer than that.
Work? What, with my back?. lol

backinstock

10 miles?You must have a pub nearer than that. :pWork? What, with my … 10 miles?You must have a pub nearer than that. :pWork? What, with my back?. lol


I'd never dream of visiting a pub while cycling.......

My camelbak holds 3 litres of super lager

Edited by: "callum84" 30th Jan 2014

callum84

I'd never visit a pub while cycling.......



To be honest, it's best not to.
Last time I did it, I couldn't find my bike.

backinstock

And if it falls apart within 12 months of riding, just take it back.They … And if it falls apart within 12 months of riding, just take it back.They probably won't be able to replace, so get a full refund. It's a no brainer.



Its not about the money. Its such a small amount that you must know its made of the cheapest of materials. Why buy something you know its going to break. Its inevitable and will taint your love for one of the most enjoyable and healthy sports around.

Imagine getting your new bike and taking it for a lovely long cycle and Wow that was great I will go tomorrow, ditto, ditto ditto.

A few weeks later you go a decent cycle and end up 20 miles away from home and boom your wheel/rear derailleur/headset decides to give up and you need to walk home/get a taxi and ditch the bike. I guess the money you saved isnt a positive anymore.

Activ lol

fcuk me ,.maybe for the first hundred yards before it disintegrates haha

Original Poster

thralll

Its not about the money. Its such a small amount that you must know its … Its not about the money. Its such a small amount that you must know its made of the cheapest of materials. Why buy something you know its going to break. Its inevitable and will taint your love for one of the most enjoyable and healthy sports around.Imagine getting your new bike and taking it for a lovely long cycle and Wow that was great I will go tomorrow, ditto, ditto ditto.A few weeks later you go a decent cycle and end up 20 miles away from home and boom your wheel/rear derailleur/headset decides to give up and you need to walk home/get a taxi and ditch the bike. I guess the money you saved isnt a positive anymore.



I don't think many people buying a £53 bike are the type who will be riding 20 miles away from home, more a case of short commutes and a few leisurely rides along the cycle track on the weekend. I have owned a cheap bike before and it was reliable and lasted a long time until it was stolen from my garage. I get what you are saying but I don't have hundreds of pounds to spend on a bike and to be honest the amount of time I will be using it I don't want to spend a fortune on a bike.

went for it - gotta be better than my 15+ year old Raleigh max!
not planning on using it for commuting but for the occasional cycle

logohigh

Activ lolfcuk me ,.maybe for the first hundred yards before it … Activ lolfcuk me ,.maybe for the first hundred yards before it disintegrates haha


This bike is built for extreme action though?

Looking at other bike posts, some people will only consider spending this on a bike!

evanscycles.com/pro…410

quakerphil

This bike is built for extreme action though?





Course it is X)
Edited by: "logohigh" 30th Jan 2014

scrimpersdelight

Try BSO



I'm not sure the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra can help much here, to be honest

Top level components at an extraordinary price, what more can you ask.

we have 2 activ (by raleigh) and yes it is a bike that I wouldnt go out riding it without a toolkit in my backpack. It seems that always needs maintaining in between uses but nothing broke yet in the last 2 years. Brake gromit failed on one which caused complete loss of front brakes. I dont think I ll buy again. (it was from amazon and yes it was around similar price)

Banned

This is an amazing bike with top quality components being massively undersold as a loss leader. Under £55 for a bike?!! Wow - this is worth near on £500.

Unfortunately Tesco are selling so cheap as they want buyers to come and spend more money on spares and repair fees.

















Oops, sorry - Tesco have NO qualified bike mechanics or servicing - but can somehow sell this rubbish.

Jeez - however bad Halfords are at least they have the set up to maintain a bike......

Northerndave

Looking at other bike posts, some people will only consider spending this … Looking at other bike posts, some people will only consider spending this on a bike!http://www.evanscycles.com/products/cannondale/scalpel-29er-2014-mountain-bike-ec054410



for that money you could buy yourself many a new (good) car..insure it..fill it to the brim with fuel...buy a bike rack..AND have money left over to buy yourself a damn good bike.
perspective: use it or lose it

My son had one of their BMX bikes that was on here for around £40 he had it a week and it broke the pedal came off cross threaded all the crank and now the bikes rusting in the garden, do yourselves a favour and avoid these cheap bikes from Tesco. They are rubbish and should be banned as they are of a very poor build and quality and could end up killing your kid while out on it when something fails. I dont know how they can get away with selling such rubbish, i thought bikes had to be up to a high standard and pass a test in this country but i can tell you straight their is no way these would pass.
Edited by: "polly69" 31st Jan 2014

polly69

My son had one of their BMX bikes that was on here for around £40 he had … My son had one of their BMX bikes that was on here for around £40 he had it a week and it broke the pedal came off cross threaded all the crank and now the bikes rusting in the garden, do yourselves a favour and avoid these cheap bikes from Tesco. They are rubbish and should be banned as they are of a very poor build and quality and could end up killing your kid while out on it when something fails. I dont know how they can get away with selling such rubbish, i thought bikes had to be up to a high standard and pass a test in this country but i can tell you straight their is no way these would pass.


I keep wondering why some people find it so hard to grasp the concept of quality when it comes to bikes. Apart from the obvious quality issues, these bikes are not equipped properly to be ridden on road (the knobby tires will track awfully, especially in corners) but were not designed to be used off-road either (as they would break easily).. It is ignorant and straight forward dangerous to promote the use of these "bikes". I accept that there are certain situations where these fit the purpose, but even if someone doesn't have the funds it's a lot better to buy a good branded second hand bike (after consulting someone with experience of course) than investing into something like this.
Edited by: "alien_" 31st Jan 2014

BSO FTW!

There is absolutely no **** justification for buying a bike like this. There is absolutely no **** justification for SELLING a bike like this, other than the fact that plebs will lap it up. Just buy a second hand bike for the same price and I more or less guarantee you that it will be a better bike in EVERY WAY.

If anyone goes ahead and buys this for themselves or anyone else, I'm just going to say it -- you're an idiot. I'm sorry but you're an idiot.

https://scontent-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-frc1/t1/581257_10152420106909782_28117446_n.jpg

That cost me £40 from gumtree. Some WD-40 to uncease the derailleur, some air in the tyres and it was good to go.
Edited by: "johnstalvern" 31st Jan 2014

with a 50-100 budget you could search for and find a decent used bike. If you are keen and lucky enough you could get something hardly used, something too tired and you may spend more £s
over time.

If you want new then stretch the budget and a get low end Btwin from Decathlon, a bit more may get you a Carrera an offer at Halfords.

Avoid suspension. Get something semi decent and you may enjoy it.

herrbz

I'm not sure the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra can help much here, to be … I'm not sure the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra can help much here, to be honest


Made me laugh and I have no affiliation with the Bournemouth area!

Great find, gonna get two for when the 1st one breaks I can use the other one for parts!

johnstalvern

That cost me £40 from gumtree. Some WD-40 to uncease the derailleur, some … That cost me £40 from gumtree. Some WD-40 to uncease the derailleur, some air in the tyres and it was good to go.


Are those bits that have fallen off it in the bowl there?! Rusting chain links that crumbled with the WD-40?

Original Poster

I knew someone who purchased a bike from Gumtree and had it taken off him by the Police because it was stolen. At the end of the day if this bike from Tesco isn't fit for purpose then I will return it but I have read some good reviews from people that own this model and I see it sells for £150 on ebay so I can't see it being all that bad, especially as I will only be using occasionally.

Banned

Good deal. Heat added.

Ignore the muppets that prefer to spend £1ķ on a bicycle that is a bit lighter and will get nicked.

I purchased a bike from Gumtree, got a 2013 Carera Vulcan for £110 and went to the fellas house to collect.

Bike is stunning, only twice the price of this one yet 10 times the quality, you do the maths.

As for Gumtree, well you just use some common sense, do not buy off a chav with a joint in his mouth who will only deliver to you. 99% of people who let you come to their home to collect something are genuine. Not many people are stupid enough to sell stolen goods from their home and give you their address.

Trust me, get a second hand one off the classifieds, you can get £400 worth of bike (and I mean a real £400 bike not an inflated £100 price tag) for £100 or less.

It's not just a case of this one being poor quality and falling to bits, it's also a case of it will be a complete dog to ride, even for local commutes. If you are going to buy a bike you may as well get pleasure from riding the thing.

Delicious rusty chain links.

If you buy a **** high end 2014 Colnago for £20 then chances are, yes, it's stolen. You can also check the local police database before buying it.

Put it this way: the bike in the OP doesn't even come close to mediocre. It's almost certainly not fit for purpose, will but horrible to ride due to being incredibly heavy, having **** tyres that have no real terrain suited to them, will have suspension forks which spring back making it more likely for you to get thrown off if you're ever in a situation where they get used, apart from just being there to sap away any power you have in sprints due to having no lockout mechanism.

This bike WILL be a hideous ride that will make you feel out of breath and more or less like **** when you get on the bike and try it for the first few times. You'll fee like you're hauling a sack of ****, instead of 'travelling' -- a novel concept?

I know this because as a less fit me about 6-7 years ago I tried to get into cycling and bought a piece of **** off a guy I knew -- something matching the horrible piece of **** in this thread. I was unfit more or less and could barely **** cycle it a mile. It put me off for several years. I ended up buying an old steel Reynolds 501 framed Claud Butler which was £120 from a local bike charity.

I could've gotten this on gumtree if I had been more astute, and saved some money. I've no regrets though because it was a pleasure to ride and basically kick started my new found obsession with bikes which has lasted almost 2 years now and shows no sign of stopping

Take a buggered one if these back in 11 months time, if it lasts that long, and try the warranty card. You'll get laughed out of the store with the words "fair wear and tear" ringing in your ears.

crystalclear

for that money you could buy yourself many a new (good) car..insure … for that money you could buy yourself many a new (good) car..insure it..fill it to the brim with fuel...buy a bike rack..AND have money left over to buy yourself a damn good bike. perspective: use it or lose it



Or if you have the cash available buy a £40k VW Transporter to move your £8k bike to the races. It's great living in a free country. Not that much of a shocker to find that one if the best race bikes costs more than the cheapest cars. A £6k car can do 100mph. Can a 12k car do 200? It's the law if diminishing returns, you want the very best, it's going to cost you.
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