Apollo Code Mens Hybrid Bike with lights, lock and pump on collection £97.99 at Halfords
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Apollo Code Mens Hybrid Bike with lights, lock and pump on collection £97.99 at Halfords

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Found 6th Jun 2013
must be a misprice.

£129.99 normally.
£107.99 with Cycle Accessory Pack (£19.99).
£10 discount on bikes over £100 online at the moment.
= £97.99 on collection. Can be built for free.

Also, 3% quidco!

29 Comments

i understand that some people may not want to spend a lot of money on a bike, but i would not recommend buying cheap bikes. they are built with cheaper components that will not perform very well in the long term (just read the reviews on Halfords for examples).

a couple of better (and not too expensive) option:

http://www.wiggle.co.uk/felt-qx70-equipped-2012/

wiggle.co.uk/cha…13/

llywmog

i understand that some people may not want to spend a lot of money on a … i understand that some people may not want to spend a lot of money on a bike, but i would not recommend buying cheap bikes. they are built with cheaper components that will not perform very well in the long term (just read the reviews on Halfords for examples).a couple of better (and not too expensive) option: http://www.wiggle.co.uk/felt-qx70-equipped-2012/http://www.wiggle.co.uk/charge-grater-2013/



Im looking for a bike and I know what your saying, it would be better to spend a bit more and get quality but the examples you've given are 3x and 4x the price. Do you any recommendations around the 100-250 mark?

gratisaja

Im looking for a bike and I know what your saying, it would be better to … Im looking for a bike and I know what your saying, it would be better to spend a bit more and get quality but the examples you've given are 3x and 4x the price. Do you any recommendations around the 100-250 mark?



If your budget won't stretch to £400+ then forget the likes of Wiggle/Pauls Cycles etc..

Try Decathlon...they sell good quality bikes and theire MTB and Hybrid ranges start at around £120+

gratisaja - best advice is always from your local bike shop (try a few of them). they can also guide you to buy the right size bike, and will set it up to suit your dimensions (very useful).

ether707 - i didn't mention anything about weight. you pay for quality.

gratisaja

Im looking for a bike and I know what your saying, it would be better to … Im looking for a bike and I know what your saying, it would be better to spend a bit more and get quality but the examples you've given are 3x and 4x the price. Do you any recommendations around the 100-250 mark?



If you're buying from Halfords, personally would go for one the Carrera range of bikes. Far better than the Apollo stuff.

gratisaja

Im looking for a bike and I know what your saying, it would be better to … Im looking for a bike and I know what your saying, it would be better to spend a bit more and get quality but the examples you've given are 3x and 4x the price. Do you any recommendations around the 100-250 mark?



There are still a lot of people who buy a bike with the thought of riding but after a few miles and a few rides they lose interest. Rather than buy new, look out for these at your local bike shop that sells second-hand or on the internet. If you're prepared to wait for the right one you can get a lot more bike for your money and your rides will be much more enjoyable than riding one of these cheap-new offerings.

very useful advice from Trentend. it's also worth noting that your enjoyment of cycling will not last if your bike becomes less smooth and reliable due to poor quality.

If have a tight budget you should look at Gumtree or even Ebay. You can end up with a decant quality bike for a fraction of the cost of a new bike. Although this is the wrong time of year to pick a real bargain.

Currently riding my mountain bike on the road to try (badly) to get fit. Would a road bike be a LOT better for me? Only go for a few rides a week but am wondering if it's putting me off as it can be hard work considering how unfit I am.

wozwebs

Currently riding my mountain bike on the road to try (badly) to get fit. … Currently riding my mountain bike on the road to try (badly) to get fit. Would a road bike be a LOT better for me? Only go for a few rides a week but am wondering if it's putting me off as it can be hard work considering how unfit I am.



A road bike, or even a hybrid, will always be better and easier to ride on the road.

Yeah, go for a £10'000 carbon road bike most roadies use them once then leave it in the shed as their 'good' bike

Not even worth 97p

Original Poster

its not for going down mountains or racing. if you want a bike that will take you from a to b for around £95 after quidco, i think this is the best shout.

Biker Jeff

If you're buying from Halfords, personally would go for one the Carrera … If you're buying from Halfords, personally would go for one the Carrera range of bikes. Far better than the Apollo stuff.



I agree. Picked up a Carrera Vengence for £280 on Monday. Seems a decent entry level bike for the price and gets good reviews on Halfords site. My kids have had a couple of Apollo bikes over the years and they are scrap within a year or so. Bit of a false economy buying a really cheap bike if it is going to get a bit of use.

I still have my pair of his n hers 18 year old Apollo bikes!!

Recently bought the Apollo Phaze 22" bike, excellent bit of kit

Biker Jeff

A road bike, or even a hybrid, will always be better and easier to ride … A road bike, or even a hybrid, will always be better and easier to ride on the road.



Change the tyres to city/mountain bike tyres (thinner tyres with proper thread instead of knobbly bits) will run a lot smoother on the road for about £30 go faster and easier less resistance.

shanew001

Change the tyres to city/mountain bike tyres (thinner tyres with proper … Change the tyres to city/mountain bike tyres (thinner tyres with proper thread instead of knobbly bits) will run a lot smoother on the road for about £30 go faster and easier less resistance.



Something like these? http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/SCHWALBE-26-X-1-5-CITY-JET-SLICK-MOUNTAIN-BIKE-TYRES-X2-/130289562287?pt=UK_sportsleisure_cycling_bikeparts_SR&hash=item1e55dcf2af

or these? amazon.co.uk/pro…s=1

Edited by: "wozwebs" 6th Jun 2013

wozwebs

Something like these? … Something like these? http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/SCHWALBE-26-X-1-5-CITY-JET-SLICK-MOUNTAIN-BIKE-TYRES-X2-/130289562287?pt=UK_sportsleisure_cycling_bikeparts_SR&hash=item1e55dcf2af



They would be good I use SCHWALBE 26 X 2 marathons for about 5 years! not the same pair!!! but they have kevlar in the tyre and are very puncture resistant only 1 puncture in that time, and I ride 3 miles a day five days a week and a couple of hours social riding in the week, corner really well and good in the wet and dry. The city slicks will be fine though.

Thanks for that - may go for these then: http://www.amazon.co.uk/City-x1-5-Bicycle-Puncture-Protection/dp/B000NNQFXU/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1370560019&sr=8-3&keywords=SCHWALBE+CITY+JET

Pretty sure my wheels are 26". Worth getting new inner tubes also or should current ones fit I wonder? If so which ones would you recommend?

+1 for Schwalbe Marathons

llywmog

i understand that some people may not want to spend a lot of money on a … i understand that some people may not want to spend a lot of money on a bike, but i would not recommend buying cheap bikes. they are built with cheaper components that will not perform very well in the long term (just read the reviews on Halfords for examples).a couple of better (and not too expensive) option: http://www.wiggle.co.uk/felt-qx70-equipped-2012/http://www.wiggle.co.uk/charge-grater-2013/


Of these two bikes, there's only 1 review for one bike and 3 reviews for the other. The Halfords one has 73 reviews, of whom 73% recommend this bike.

pasheast

Of these two bikes, there's only 1 review for one bike and 3 reviews for … Of these two bikes, there's only 1 review for one bike and 3 reviews for the other. The Halfords one has 73 reviews, of whom 73% recommend this bike.



we don't all need reviews to know if something is good quality though

I'm using city jets on my hardtail for commuting, good tyres so far, though (as you'd expect) have very likely grip if you venture onto wet grass for some reason. You may have to change the inner tubes if they are a drastically thinner tyre than you take off, but otherwise should be ok. You'll need tyre levers to fit the city jets though,. It might be possible without but I'm not sure..

llywmog

we don't all need reviews to know if something is good quality though


No; some people just go by price and condemn anything inexpensive regardless.

Put some 'Slime' in the tyres too, cheap ones can tend to puncture like crazy.

wozwebs

Thanks for that - may go for these then: … Thanks for that - may go for these then: http://www.amazon.co.uk/City-x1-5-Bicycle-Puncture-Protection/dp/B000NNQFXU/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1370560019&sr=8-3&keywords=SCHWALBE+CITY+JETPretty sure my wheels are 26". Worth getting new inner tubes also or should current ones fit I wonder? If so which ones would you recommend?



Maybe worth it if they are a couple of years old, I use "Specialized" inner tubes but I don't think there is much difference.
Cityjet seem to be more for road use, I rag about on trails with the Marathon's, still grippy unless the trail is thick wet mud.

The Marathons are more of a 50/50, cityjet would be more of a 70% road and 30% off road.

pasheast

No; some people just go by price and condemn anything inexpensive … No; some people just go by price and condemn anything inexpensive regardless.



lol. it's called experience.

Now £129.99

llywmog

lol. it's called experience.


lol. it's called arrogance.
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