Adult bikes from £89.99 @ argos
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Adult bikes from £89.99 @ argos

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Found 8th Aug 2017
looking for cheap run about bike for myself. and came across with this, i will agree these are heavy for what they are, however it doesnt bother me, at the end i am not lifting this bike but riding it for the added purpose of fitness.

may come in handy for someone out here.

some of these bikes are on Argos lowest ever price and most of them have average 4 start + rating.
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I don't understand the debate...it's a cheap bike. Nobody suggested it's going to win you the next Tour de Wherever
POWYSWALES3 h, 30 m ago

Difference is a steel frame will normally outlive an aluminium frame which …Difference is a steel frame will normally outlive an aluminium frame which can suffer from fatigue and fractures. Also just how lazy are today's youth if they moan that there bike is 3kg heavier than the equivalent aluminium frame.

I cannot believe you're talking about a steel frame outlasting an aluminium alloy one. Let's be honest, most people aren't going to own a bike for as long as it takes for an aluminium alloy frame to degrade sufficiently such that it
would be unrideable!

That is certainly not lazy. Consider a 25kg kid. 3kg is nearly one eighth of their bodyweight. That's like an 80kg adult lugging around an extra 10kg (except worse as children are much weaker per kg)!
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The link is down unfortunately.
I could do with something like this
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hardikjshah8321 s ago

Challenge Conquer Rigid Suspension Mountain Bike - £89.99Challenge Regent …Challenge Conquer Rigid Suspension Mountain Bike - £89.99Challenge Regent 26 Inch Female - £89.99


these are the links direct to £89.99 bikes
Pretty bad bikes but they'll do the job.
Hopefully they wont be nicked too!

At least there is no unnecessary "suspension".
Didn't realise how much difference weight makes.

Bought my daughter a steel frame bike for £79.99 from smyths for her bday.

Day after an apollo theia (used but in good nick) came up on ebay for £40. Aluminium frame. The bso went straight back.

The weight difference is unbelievable. Can't believe anyone would buy their kids a cheap bike any expect them.not to moan as they have to lug this cast iron thing around! Must make a difference with adult bikes too.
Edited by: "ses6jwg" 8th Aug 2017
The weight difference will make a difference and as you say for a kids bike it is more noticeable due to the smaller person riding the bike, however the difference between a cheap BSO (say £80) and a decent childs bike (£250+), most parents would end up in Halfords looking for a bike around about £150 due to the doubt of how long the bike will last, as in fit the child. Yes you are more likely to get more of your money back on a better quality bike but not all parents are aware, don't have the time to try and sell it afterwards or have the money initially to spend. Let alone the worry of your kid playing out and about with an expensive bike that is more likely to be stolen.

As for adults yes of course the weight still makes a difference (why else would pros cycle on the lightest bikes they can legally get away with?) but if you are only starting out cycling then you can find out for cheap if you actually like the sport and then keep the bike for work or sell it on. I started on a Tesco BSO, that i still use for cycling a few miles a day to and from work. I now race on a more expensive carbon framed 8.2kg bike.
ses6jwg33 m ago

Didn't realise how much difference weight makes.Bought my daughter a steel …Didn't realise how much difference weight makes.Bought my daughter a steel frame bike for £79.99 from smyths for her bday.Day after an apollo theia (used but in good nick) came up on ebay for £40. Aluminium frame. The bso went straight back.The weight difference is unbelievable. Can't believe anyone would buy their kids a cheap bike any expect them.not to moan as they have to lug this cast iron thing around! Must make a difference with adult bikes too.


Difference is a steel frame will normally outlive an aluminium frame which can suffer from fatigue and fractures. Also just how lazy are today's youth if they moan that there bike is 3kg heavier than the equivalent aluminium frame.
Cheap bikes have cheap components which can wear out quickly and are costly to replace. Some bike shops refuse to attempt repairs on them because they are difficult to fix and customers are rarely happy with the results.
POWYSWALES3 h, 30 m ago

Difference is a steel frame will normally outlive an aluminium frame which …Difference is a steel frame will normally outlive an aluminium frame which can suffer from fatigue and fractures. Also just how lazy are today's youth if they moan that there bike is 3kg heavier than the equivalent aluminium frame.

I cannot believe you're talking about a steel frame outlasting an aluminium alloy one. Let's be honest, most people aren't going to own a bike for as long as it takes for an aluminium alloy frame to degrade sufficiently such that it
would be unrideable!

That is certainly not lazy. Consider a 25kg kid. 3kg is nearly one eighth of their bodyweight. That's like an 80kg adult lugging around an extra 10kg (except worse as children are much weaker per kg)!
hardikjshah834 h, 19 m ago

Challenge Conquer Rigid Suspension Mountain Bike - £89.99Challenge Regent …Challenge Conquer Rigid Suspension Mountain Bike - £89.99Challenge Regent 26 Inch Female - £89.99



nice find hardik!
I don't understand the debate...it's a cheap bike. Nobody suggested it's going to win you the next Tour de Wherever
Interesting concept of "rigid suspension". No suspension is a good idea on a bike this cheap, but rigid suspension is a contradiction.
I was taken aback just what a difference getting a lighter bike makes to your enjoyment. It's evident not just when picking up your bike, as someone suggested, but in every aspect of your ride. Acceleration, top speed, smoothness and agility are all vastly improved with a light bike and I actually found it hard to get into cycling before riding my current bike, so I would disagree that you should use this bike as a tester to see if it's for you. It won't give you a great experience. I suggest buying this bike if you want a budget second bike that won't get nicked and doesn't need to travel for miles.
"Rigid suspension". I think this bike should be on everyone's shopping list, after all it comes with rigid suspension. Surely its got to better then the bikes without any suspension?
Ian_1 h, 36 m ago

https://www.evanscycles.com/pinnacle-ramin-4-2016-mountain-bike-frame-EV271762?esvt=54356-GOUKE4329500&esvq=&esvadt=999999-0-1213008-1&esvcrea=183737382847&esvplace=&esvd=c&esvtg=pla-342781253428&esvo=EV271762-S-BLK&esvaid=50080&gclid=EAIaIQobChMIzN2R-ITF1QIVTmQZCh36DgHuEAkYASABEgLPW_D_BwEI will buy this and topcash back so a good deal


Good luck with that. You'll just need to buy wheels, brakes, cable inners, cable outers, headset, handlebars, saddle, seatpost, tyres, inner tubes, groupset, stem and forks.
ses6jwg6 h, 16 m ago

Didn't realise how much difference weight makes.Bought my daughter a steel …Didn't realise how much difference weight makes.Bought my daughter a steel frame bike for £79.99 from smyths for her bday.Day after an apollo theia (used but in good nick) came up on ebay for £40. Aluminium frame. The bso went straight back.The weight difference is unbelievable. Can't believe anyone would buy their kids a cheap bike any expect them.not to moan as they have to lug this cast iron thing around! Must make a difference with adult bikes too.


Given that when you ride you effectively become part of the bike. How does shaving a few ounces off the weight of the frame help a casual cyclist once he parks his 12st butt on it? Surely the engineering quality is what mostly separates a good bike from a rubbish one?
Ego-X2 h, 29 m ago

Given that when you ride you effectively become part of the bike. How does …Given that when you ride you effectively become part of the bike. How does shaving a few ounces off the weight of the frame help a casual cyclist once he parks his 12st butt on it? Surely the engineering quality is what mostly separates a good bike from a rubbish one?


Plenty of studies have been done regarding that so you can Google it if you're really interested.
Ego-X2 h, 35 m ago

Given that when you ride you effectively become part of the bike. How does …Given that when you ride you effectively become part of the bike. How does shaving a few ounces off the weight of the frame help a casual cyclist once he parks his 12st butt on it? Surely the engineering quality is what mostly separates a good bike from a rubbish one?


A good bike won't be as heavy as a rubbish one. If it is well engineered, it won't be this price and is highly unlikely to be this heavy.
POWYSWALES2 h, 14 m ago

Same price give or take a penny …Same price give or take a penny http://www.halfords.com/cycling/bikes/mountain-bikes/ridge-mens-mountain-bike-26[Image]


Plus Halfords will assemble it for you and do safety checks and you get a 6 week service thrown in. Sadly some Halfords don't do good job of assembling their bikes going by comments but in my experience they are fine.
bonzobanana1 h, 9 m ago

Plus Halfords will assemble it for you and do safety checks and you get a …Plus Halfords will assemble it for you and do safety checks and you get a 6 week service thrown in. Sadly some Halfords don't do good job of assembling their bikes going by comments but in my experience they are fine.



I really don't trust Halfords...
bonzobanana1 h, 55 m ago

Plus Halfords will assemble it for you and do safety checks and you get a …Plus Halfords will assemble it for you and do safety checks and you get a 6 week service thrown in. Sadly some Halfords don't do good job of assembling their bikes going by comments but in my experience they are fine.


I remember spending a lot more time in one Halfords watching a "mechanic" put together a bike, i then took immense pleasure when he was finished, telling him that the forks were on backwards. Knowing that he would have to strip out the bar tape and cable to do it again.

Not all are the same obviously but that isn't an easy thing to mistake.
Dodge626 h, 28 m ago

Interesting concept of "rigid suspension". No suspension is a good idea on …Interesting concept of "rigid suspension". No suspension is a good idea on a bike this cheap, but rigid suspension is a contradiction.


Marketing for you. Almost as bad as 'hardtail'
The bikes are all horrific
mac909121 h, 34 m ago

The weight difference will make a difference and as you say for a kids …The weight difference will make a difference and as you say for a kids bike it is more noticeable due to the smaller person riding the bike, however the difference between a cheap BSO (say £80) and a decent childs bike (£250+), most parents would end up in Halfords looking for a bike around about £150 due to the doubt of how long the bike will last, as in fit the child. Yes you are more likely to get more of your money back on a better quality bike but not all parents are aware, don't have the time to try and sell it afterwards or have the money initially to spend. Let alone the worry of your kid playing out and about with an expensive bike that is more likely to be stolen.As for adults yes of course the weight still makes a difference (why else would pros cycle on the lightest bikes they can legally get away with?) but if you are only starting out cycling then you can find out for cheap if you actually like the sport and then keep the bike for work or sell it on. I started on a Tesco BSO, that i still use for cycling a few miles a day to and from work. I now race on a more expensive carbon framed 8.2kg bike.

​I have just bought a second hand frog 62 for my daughter for £130. When both her then her younger sister are too big for it then i will re-sell it and hopefully get my money back (or more). Therefore quality bike at no cost for two children!!! No brainer really if you are prepared to wait for ond to come up then sell on later.
Ego-X16 h, 57 m ago

Given that when you ride you effectively become part of the bike. How does …Given that when you ride you effectively become part of the bike. How does shaving a few ounces off the weight of the frame help a casual cyclist once he parks his 12st butt on it? Surely the engineering quality is what mostly separates a good bike from a rubbish one?


If you walk up a hill, or walk up a hill pushing a bike... which do you think would be easier?
You're having to exert force on the pedals to get the bike up hill when riding. The heavier the bike, the more force required.
apswfc3 h, 21 m ago

​I have just bought a second hand frog 62 for my daughter for £130. When bo …​I have just bought a second hand frog 62 for my daughter for £130. When both her then her younger sister are too big for it then i will re-sell it and hopefully get my money back (or more). Therefore quality bike at no cost for two children!!! No brainer really if you are prepared to wait for ond to come up then sell on later.



I did mention that in my post earlier.
buddn073 h, 22 m ago

If you walk up a hill, or walk up a hill pushing a bike... which do you …If you walk up a hill, or walk up a hill pushing a bike... which do you think would be easier? You're having to exert force on the pedals to get the bike up hill when riding. The heavier the bike, the more force required.



Better for keeping fit then.
Jefft47 m ago

Better for keeping fit then.


Agreed. Although, I know a couple of people who don't go out on their bike "because they don't like doing hills". So if it's a case of heavy bike = no bike then this isn't the case.
AKA Bike-shaped objects
mrphantomb2 h, 31 m ago

AKA Bike-shaped objects



Never heard that before. Yawn!!
go to decathlon steel frame bike. its worth it
kay91 h, 59 m ago

https://www.decathlon.co.uk/riverside-100-hybrid-bike-id_8379019.html



Quite like the look of that Decathlon bike but looks incredibly weak and has the same junk low end components, the argos bike has a saiguan derailleur and the Decathlon bike sunrace both below entry level Shimano in quality. Also single wall 700c rims are not going to be strong. I think you'd probably be better off with 26" wheels on such a low end bike. The Decathlon bike looks about £30 overpriced for the components on offer. The Decathlon bike is neither an upgrade or downgrade on the Argos bike just something slightly different parallel to it. Still a bike shaped object even if its the budget brand of choice by many cyclists. You really need to spend more before Decathlon bikes get decent quality, its probably over £250 they become good value, below that they are pretty much Apollo or BSO quality.




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POWYSWALES8th Aug

Difference is a steel frame will normally outlive an aluminium frame which …Difference is a steel frame will normally outlive an aluminium frame which can suffer from fatigue and fractures. Also just how lazy are today's youth if they moan that there bike is 3kg heavier than the equivalent aluminium frame.


Yes very true my kids bikes have lasted ages


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