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Apollo Jewel Womens Mountain Bike - Purple - 14", 17", 20" Frames at Halfords from £128
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Apollo Jewel Womens Mountain Bike - Purple - 14", 17", 20" Frames at Halfords from £128

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Posted 4th Aug 2019

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deleted249798
Okay bikes for the price, no doubt the purists will be along to say you can't possibly ride to the shops without spending £1,000.

Personally I would replace the tyres as they are very prone to punctures. But otherwise good as a starter/occasional bike.
deleted24979806/08/2019 00:42

Okay bikes for the price, no doubt the purists will be along to say you …Okay bikes for the price, no doubt the purists will be along to say you can't possibly ride to the shops without spending £1,000.Personally I would replace the tyres as they are very prone to punctures. But otherwise good as a starter/occasional bike.


So that's £30+ plus you've spent on top on a mediocre bike which should be cheaper to start with.
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Besford06/08/2019 08:49

So that's £30+ plus you've spent on top on a mediocre bike which should be …So that's £30+ plus you've spent on top on a mediocre bike which should be cheaper to start with.


Go on then, share your £98 bike which you can pick up built from a local store, have a six week service, and be able to trundle it in any time over a year for warranty repairs if needed.
deleted24979806/08/2019 08:56

Go on then, share your £98 bike which you can pick up built from a local …Go on then, share your £98 bike which you can pick up built from a local store, have a six week service, and be able to trundle it in any time over a year for warranty repairs if needed.


£30 extra for the tyres! You said: "Personally I would replace the tyres...", so a £158 bike. That's approaching the price of a good one, even one of Halford's far better Carrera range.
Edited by: "Besford" 6th Aug 2019
deleted24979806/08/2019 08:56

Go on then, share your £98 bike which you can pick up built from a local …Go on then, share your £98 bike which you can pick up built from a local store, have a six week service, and be able to trundle it in any time over a year for warranty repairs if needed.



Or buy a Carrera and don't waste your time going back for repairs on a BSO. Having worked on many Apollos in a previous job, I can say with certainty that this will definitely be the case. Good luck when the crank gives up when you're 5 miles from home.
deleted24979806/08/2019 00:42

Okay bikes for the price, no doubt the purists will be along to say you …Okay bikes for the price, no doubt the purists will be along to say you can't possibly ride to the shops without spending £1,000.Personally I would replace the tyres as they are very prone to punctures. But otherwise good as a starter/occasional bike.


I have this bike and have gone almost 200km on stock tyres no punctures only demise is it's slow. I only achieve 20km/hr when am going downhill. It's designed like a mountain bike and weighs almost 16kg. Anyways less prone to theft and quite durable for commuting.
I think the Carrera bikes are light years ahead of this bike. But that's more expensive
RedAnnette06/08/2019 16:47

I think the Carrera bikes are light years ahead of this … I think the Carrera bikes are light years ahead of this bike. But that's more expensive



Some of the entry level Carrera's offer basic freewheel drivetrains same as basic Apollo's. You still get the nicer Carrera frame but many of the other parts are low end. I was in Halfords the other day and noticed a delivery of bikes so saw the boxes for some of the Carrera's. Some of them were still from Cambodia, some were from Indonesia and what looked like a folding e-bike was from the Czech Republic. Also a Voodoo bike was from Indonesia. Bike brands including shop brands who don't manufacture themselves are always sourcing from the cheapest factories and changing regularly it seems. I have 2 Carrera's one made in Vietnam and one in Cambodia. Just making the point that the quality of the bike is dependent on the factory used not the brand slapped on the frame. Halfords do seem to be resisting buying bikes from Bangladesh for their Carrera range so I feel they should be better than many of the big brands who are happy to source from the more basic factories there.
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