BeOne CRD SPORT Ltd Alloy 29er Mountain Bike / ACERA / HYDRAULIC BRAKES - £331.50 Delivered + Quidco @ MERLIN CYCLES
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BeOne CRD SPORT Ltd Alloy 29er Mountain Bike / ACERA / HYDRAULIC BRAKES - £331.50 Delivered + Quidco @ MERLIN CYCLES

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Found 21st Apr 2014
Good, rideable Hardtail Mountain Bike with branded components from great retailer.
Hydraulic brakes worth £50-60 alone.

£60 more for Shimano Deore equipped
merlincycles.com/beo…tml

Frame:BeOne CRD29 Sport LTD Alloy 7005
Fork:RST Blaze ML 100mm (lock out function)
Headset: FSA NO.10P Internal ZS style 1-1/8"
Rear Derailleur: Shimano Acera RD-M390
Front Derailleur: Shimano Acera FD-M390
Shifters: Shimano Acera SL-M390
Brake Levers: Shimano BL-M395
Brakes: Shimano BL-M395 180mm F, 160mm R (hydraulic, not mechanical)
Hubs: Shimano HB-RM66 Black
Cassette: Shimano HG20 11-34T
Rims: Cross X-6
Tires: Schwalbe Rapid Rob 2.25
Cranks: Shimano FC-M371
Chainrings: 44-32-22T
Chain: Shimano HG53
Bottom Bracket :Shimano BSA 68mm
Stem: Clever OS
Handlebar: Clever DB Flat
Saddle: Selle Italia Q-bik XC
Seatpost: Clever 0mm setback 31,6 350mm
Seatpostclamp: Superlight Road clamp 34,9mm
Pedals: No pedals
Framesizes: 17 19 21 inch
Colour: Matte Black - White
Weight: 13,8 kg

Supplied in its original box 90% assembled, it will require the front wheel & bars fiting and some fine tuning of the gears are brakes, easily done by a compentent home mechanic. If you are unsure please give us a call and we call build the bike for you for a small extra charge.

46 Comments

Glad to hear it's rideable.X)

Original Poster

Whitedot

Glad to hear it's rideable.X)



It had to be added as some perceive 'mountain bikes by Dunlop from Sportsdirect' as comparable : ) .I bought £140 Muddyfox (alleged RRP £399 and current price £199 !!!) recently for my friend's son and there is almost nothing I liked about the bike.To be honest, everything but the frame (surprisingly well welded) and Shimano Acera gears would need to be replaced . The mechanical disc brakes are a total disaster, the wheels are made out of cheese, the tyres weight 1kg each, the chainset is soft and started to show some irregularities on the very first day, nasty aluminium screws, bolts, the fork...just @rap, not rideable







Edited by: "7777777" 21st Apr 2014

No pedals? oO

Original Poster

chugerblug

No pedals? oO



No as there are quite a few solutions (different shape/material.weight/ clip systems) available on the market

Whitedot

Glad to hear it's rideable.X)



Without the pedals it may not be very rideable!!!!

Original Poster

brownslate

Without the pedals it may not be very rideable!!!!




Do not be toxic

7777777

Do not be toxic



Only joking. I gave you some heat anyway.

Original Poster

brownslate

Only joking. I gave you some heat anyway.



I know

Shame I have no justification for replacing my mountain bike - looks like a top deal. I'm not terribly familiar with BeOne bikes, mind you. I'd definitely pay the extra few quid for the Deore model, but that's just personal preference.

I don't know if they've got much better over the years, but 15 years ago RST forks were similar sort of territory to Suntour - functional, but pretty heavy and not very well damped. I'd probably budget for a fork upgrade at some point if you're an ambitious rider.

Are there definitely no Merlin voucher codes kicking about this weekend?

Looks like a good deal but I think BeOne have just gone bankrupt - so don't know what the warranty situation will be, might not make any difference - damn tempted at this price.

Just bought the sport ltd 29' - thanks for posting, I have been looking for a while and this ticks the boxes.

Should be good for on-roading all those potholes

Arghh! Must. Resist. Sooo tempted to get the Race version for £385. It's a lot of bike for the money. Have a Specialized Hardrock Sport 29er already, but if I get this I can fit hybrid tyres to one or the other and avoid the faff of swapping wheels depending on whether on or off road riding. Damn you HUKD - my wallet is your sworn enemy...

This or this?

halfords.com/web…499

Any help from the biking fraternity would be appreciated.

when you buy a mountain bike think frame forks and wheels.the rest can be upgraded as time passes.oftern you better with a rigid fork over cheap heavy suspension.best value bikes in uk are boardmans.nothing comes close for the money you pay.even discounted models.

Al Fresco

This or … This or this?http://www.halfords.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/product_storeId_10001_catalogId_10151_productId_907523_langId_-1_categoryId_165499Any help from the biking fraternity would be appreciated.



I would go for the that has been posted over that as the voodoo bike are not the best frames. But if you have that extra bit of money as the voodoo is £600. got for this merlincycles.com/beo…tml now thats alot better bike hope that helps.

Hmmm, the N+1 temptation is kicking in here....

If I could use the cycle to work scheme I'd be on that deore version.

Just bought the £500 one. Been waiting for a decent deal on a hardtail 29er for a while so thanks OP. These prices seem to smash anything else that I've seen in the last 2 months out of the water.
Just for anyone looking at getting one, look out for the fact that the £385 model has mostly the OEM spec Deore kit which is surprisingly different to the full spec stuff.
The 2 cheaper models are still great bikes for money if that's where your budget is. But I think the £500 model should (fingers crossed) be a good bike full stop. Looked at the £700 model but I think the law of diminishing returns kicks in there. I imagine the only thing I'd want to upgrade from the £500 one is the fork and it should work out cheaper to sell the original one and buy another on ebay.

Banned

no pedals and overpriced.

cold.

trixabel

no pedals and overpriced. cold.



Can you find a better spec for the money? I'm serious, I'm on the lookout for something like the £385 one so if you have a better option I'd love to see it.

tek-monkey

If I could use the cycle to work scheme I'd be on that deore version.

merlincycles.com/cyc…tml

jacko791

Just bought the £500 one. Been waiting for a decent deal on a hardtail … Just bought the £500 one. Been waiting for a decent deal on a hardtail 29er for a while so thanks OP. These prices seem to smash anything else that I've seen in the last 2 months out of the water.Just for anyone looking at getting one, look out for the fact that the £385 model has mostly the OEM spec Deore kit which is surprisingly different to the full spec stuff.The 2 cheaper models are still great bikes for money if that's where your budget is. But I think the £500 model should (fingers crossed) be a good bike full stop. Looked at the £700 model but I think the law of diminishing returns kicks in there. I imagine the only thing I'd want to upgrade from the £500 one is the fork and it should work out cheaper to sell the original one and buy another on ebay.



I'm in the same price range but know very little about mountain bikes and have consequently never heard of Beone. How does the 500 one compare to say the carrera fury at halfords or voodoo bizango x ? Thank you!

my-planet

http://www.merlincycles.com/cycle-to-work-scheme.html



Thanks, very interested as they only mention 3 suppliers where a 10% charge occurs. I'll get onto them first thing (may as well do it on works time ;))

Al Fresco

This or … This or this?http://www.halfords.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/product_storeId_10001_catalogId_10151_productId_907523_langId_-1_categoryId_165499Any help from the biking fraternity would be appreciated.



Pretty sure that VooDoo got a stonkingly good review in the <£1000 category in the MBR (or MBUK, cant remember) hardtail test. If you have the cash I'd go for that

Gemo

Looks like a good deal but I think BeOne have just gone bankrupt - so … Looks like a good deal but I think BeOne have just gone bankrupt - so don't know what the warranty situation will be, might not make any difference - damn tempted at this price.



The warranty will be with Merlin not BeOne so shouldn't be an issue

Just comparing the individual components and it seems very close but possibly the BeOne has the slightly higher model numbers in each case although I don't think I'd notice the difference.

BazingaBen

I'm in the same price range but know very little about mountain bikes and … I'm in the same price range but know very little about mountain bikes and have consequently never heard of Beone. How does the 500 one compare to say the carrera fury at halfords or voodoo bizango x ? Thank you!


I've not ridden either so I'm pretty much going off the on paper specs. The Bizango is basically the same spec as the £385 Beone other than the fork. I would expect the fork on the Bizango to outperform the ones on the Beones despite the name. Check the weights, the £600 Bizango is about 2kg more than the £500 Beone. The £500 Beone has decent Mavic rims so should save a bit of weight off the wheels which should be really noticeable.
I'd say whatever price range you're in you won't beat the Beones on price. On all of them though I'd expect the first upgrade to be the fork but best to just buy it and see how you like it then upgrade if you think you need to.

jacko791

I've not ridden either so I'm pretty much going off the on paper specs. … I've not ridden either so I'm pretty much going off the on paper specs. The Bizango is basically the same spec as the £385 Beone other than the fork. I would expect the fork on the Bizango to outperform the ones on the Beones despite the name. Check the weights, the £600 Bizango is about 2kg more than the £500 Beone. The £500 Beone has decent Mavic rims so should save a bit of weight off the wheels which should be really noticeable.I'd say whatever price range you're in you won't beat the Beones on price. On all of them though I'd expect the first upgrade to be the fork but best to just buy it and see how you like it then upgrade if you think you need to.



I was thinking the Rock Shox would be better than the Raidon. I'm not looking to upgrade, just for a casual bike to take on some trails with the gf really, I'm not a hardcore mountain biker just trying to shop around for the best bargain for around £500 and this deal caught my eye although as I say, haven't heard the brandname before. Dont think that matters when they all use the same parts, it's just the frame isn't it.

In your position I'd probably go for the £385 model. The extra over the £325 model will get you components that should have a bit more longevity and better resale value.
Riding the £385 model and the £500 model side by side you'd probably notice the performance difference but for the riding you're doing the £385 one should do you fine.

Thanks OP - have bought the £385 Race version along with some Shimano MT-80 pedals. It's a good, cheap replacement for my Norco Charger 9.1 that was stolen

Cheers OP, I've also gone for the 385 version.

What do people think about the £500 one versus: decathlon.co.uk/roc…tml ? The Rockrider isn't a 29er, but they work out the same price for me for the cycle scheme.

Original Poster

my-planet

What do people think about the £500 one versus: … What do people think about the £500 one versus: http://www.decathlon.co.uk/rockrider-81-mountain-bike-grey-id_8168918.html#anchor_ComponentProductTechnicalInformation ? The Rockrider isn't a 29er, but they work out the same price for me for the cycle scheme.



That's a good bike but hard to compare. 29 vs non ? SRAM on MTB ? X5 Levers ?....hmmmm . I would still probably go for the BeOne /Deore. Can you use the CTW scheme @ Merlin ?

Banned

29ers are dead. Long live 650b

7777777

That's a good bike but hard to compare. 29 vs non ? SRAM on MTB ? X5 … That's a good bike but hard to compare. 29 vs non ? SRAM on MTB ? X5 Levers ?....hmmmm . I would still probably go for the BeOne /Deore. Can you use the CTW scheme @ Merlin ?

I'm one of those who doesn't really see what all the fuss is about with the 29ers. I can use Cycle scheme with merlin, but they charge you £50 (10%) for the privilege, which is a one off payment: merlincycles.com/cyc…tml

If they've gone bust, wouldn't better deals be around the corner?

Has anyone who's bought one of these checked how the actual weight compares to the weights listed?
12.4kg is light for a 29er under £1000, let alone £500.
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