Apollo CX.10 Mens 21" Town & Trail Bike £180 -> £85 @ Halfords
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Apollo CX.10 Mens 21" Town & Trail Bike £180 -> £85 @ Halfords

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Found 29th Dec 2009
First Post so be kind!!
pretty decent bike down from £180 to £85 quid!

not bad for a 95 quid saving on a pretty decent bike imo

* Powerful front and rear V-brakes
* Multi tread town and trail tyres are beneficial for good road speed and grip on light trails
* Mens comfort saddle is ergonomically designed to reduce pressure points when riding
* Soft touch handlebar grips provide extra comfort and control
* Town and trail bikes offer superior road handling and pedalling efficiency on the road compared to mountain bikes and can be taken on light trails and paths
* The Apollo CX.10 mens town & trail bike offers great advantage on the road compared to mountain bikes and offers great value for money and comfort

Specification subject to change without notice

19 Comments

Anyone know if these Apollo bikes are any good??

Original Poster

Yeh they are. Only type of bike i would ride and have done for years. this is the latest one i own and have done for a few weeks now and i must say its perfect

Most obvious give away of a cheap bike... frame material: Steel

SUMMONER;7356226

Most obvious give away of a cheap bike... frame material: Steel



What are the better ones made from? :?

silvertwister;7356234

What are the better ones made from? :?


Good bike frames are made of Aluminium, to save weight. Steel is cheaper, hence all the low budget bike frames are made of it.

the bike snobs will be all over this Im afraid - its a cheap bike for a cheap price i'll warm it a little

SUMMONER;7356248

Good bike frames are made of Aluminium, to save weight. Steel is cheaper, … Good bike frames are made of Aluminium, to save weight. Steel is cheaper, hence all the low budget bike frames are made of it.



Would a steel bike be less reliable? Or just heavier :-D

silvertwister;7356262

Would a steel bike be less reliable? Or just heavier :-D

Just heavier and more parts that can rust. Suppose it will give you more of a workout. :-D

The amount you can spend on a bike is literally infinite.

I frown on people buying bikes from Tesco for £40. Enthusiasts frown on me for owning a £150 bike. etc. etc..

If this bike was on sale for £120 it would probably be expensive. £85 is ok for a run-about (shopping/30min to and from work). Just don't believe you are getting a £180 bike.

SUMMONER;7356274

Just heavier. Suppose it will give you more of a workout. :-DThe amount … Just heavier. Suppose it will give you more of a workout. :-DThe amount you can spend on a bike is literally infinite.I frown on people buying bikes from Tesco for £40. Enthusiasts frown on me for owning a £150 bike. etc. etc..If this bike was on sale for £120 it would probably be expensive. £85 is ok for a run-about (shopping/30min to and from work). Just don't believe you are getting a £180 bike.



Very informative answer! Thanks bud :thumbsup: have som rep!

There's nothing wrong with buying a bike from Halfords, just remember to ignore their previous sale prices (they are usually, no actually always, hugely inflated).

If you do buy a bike from Halfords, get them to assemble it for you and then take it for a spin around the shop for 10min, before taking it home.

Keep it simple, no or only front suspension (unless you do serious off road biking, but then you wouldn't buy a bike from Halfords anyway). Branded gears/chainset and may be a nice gel saddle (if you plan on doing long bike tours it is essential).

SUMMONER;7356248

Good bike frames are made of Aluminium, to save weight. Steel is cheaper, … Good bike frames are made of Aluminium, to save weight. Steel is cheaper, hence all the low budget bike frames are made of it.



Ali is light yes but weaker and more expensive (that is why ali bikes have larger diameter frame tubes to make up for this weakness)

best bet is a cromoly frame strong yet lighter as its an alloy - but there nothing wrong with steel frames they just weigh a lot - as said youll get fitter on a steelie

dont get a full suspension - there a waste of time and energy - spend your saved cash on a good comfy gel saddle

I would image this town and trial bike is what is know as a hybrid - better for road work - larger thinner tyre and larger handle bars

If only carbon fiber bikes were £85:roll:

There must be millions of bikes like these left in sheds all over the country. Before you buy, try lifting a made-up one off the ground, if you almost give yourself a hernia then it's not for you, you will struggling up the first slope you get to.

philstowe;7357220

There must be millions of bikes like these left in sheds all over the … There must be millions of bikes like these left in sheds all over the country. Before you buy, try lifting a made-up one off the ground, if you almost give yourself a hernia then it's not for you, you will struggling up the first slope you get to.

Yeah, one of these in my garage:oops:...just bought a bike of e-bay store....key in, dual suspension.........everest,has top feedback and is a solid bike:thumbsup:

Banned

Don't compare this bike to a full suspention supermaket specail..this is a better bike for the money.

Banned

SUMMONER;7356356

Keep it simple, no or only front suspension (unless you do serious off … Keep it simple, no or only front suspension (unless you do serious off road biking, but then you wouldn't buy a bike from Halfords anyway).



That's not the case....Halfords sell the Carrera Fury which is the best £500 MTB on the Market and gets recommended to people looking in that price range on all the MTB forums. They also sell boardman and the legendary GT zaskar amongst other very capable MTB's.

im looking `for an "occasional" bike as a spare or for friens who stay etc, does anyone know if this bike is better than the argos muddyfox?? hotukdeals.com/ite…ke-

Better this than a cheap full-suspension jobby for getting 'round town. Purely functional, not for hobbyists.

timric21;7373654

im looking `for an "occasional" bike as a spare or for friens who stay … im looking `for an "occasional" bike as a spare or for friens who stay etc, does anyone know if this bike is better than the argos muddyfox?? http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/565653/muddyfox-air-front-suspension-bike-


Buy the Halfords one, they will put it together for you and make sure it is road safe. As mentioned, the front suspension of the Argos bike is undesirable on a bike like this. It just makes riding on the road more of a strain and is just another moving part that can break.

May be look around for one with pannier, so it can be used to do the shopping as well.
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