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Boss Shock 26 Inch Dual Suspension Men's Mountain Bike - Orange & Black/ Boss Earthquake 26 Inch £142.49/ at Argos/ebay with code
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Boss Shock 26 Inch Dual Suspension Men's Mountain Bike - Orange & Black/ Boss Earthquake 26 Inch £142.49/ at Argos/ebay with code

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Boss Earthquake 26 Inch Front Suspension Men's Mountain Bike - Black & Red

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Ride in comfort with this 26 inch wheel dual suspension mountain bike. The Y-frame design gives you great performance and the 21 speed gearing with Shimano rear derailleur and rotational shifters help you tackle any terrain. Strong and lightweight double wall alloy wheel rims in a hard-wearing black finish combine with off-road 1.95" wide MTB tyres with deep tread to give you great traction. Front and rear mechanical disc-brakes improve your safety with responsive braking and 160mm wavy rotors give faster heat dispersion and better performance.

General Information:
  • Alloy main frame/HiTen rear triangle frame.
  • 21 gears.
  • Twist grip shifters.
  • Front disc and rear disc brakes.
  • Dual suspension.
  • Suspension forks.
  • Mountain bike style tyres.
  • Double-wall rims.
  • Rear mud and front crud guard.
Specifications:
  • 18 inch frame size.
  • 26 inch wheel size.
  • 28 to 32 inch inside leg measurements.
  • microSHIFT Shifters gears.
  • Shimano RD-TY300 rear derailleur.
  • Minimal assembly.
  • Weight fully assembled 15kg.
  • Tyres and tubes are excluded from the guarantee.
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Dreadful. At the very least spend your £142 on a semi decent second hand bike by the likes of Kona specialized etc from eBay. Ok it'll be second hand but way better quality and last longer than this piece of landfill.
Edited by: "Evo141n" 19th Feb
Dual suspension, or in fact any suspension on a bike this price is a waste of time. If this is all you have to spend, get something second hand, or without suspension.
Edited by: "Konrad_Newton" 19th Feb
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Oooo now this is tempting nice find! heat added
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Wow what an absolute shocker you’ll well look like the boss on that
Dreadful. At the very least spend your £142 on a semi decent second hand bike by the likes of Kona specialized etc from eBay. Ok it'll be second hand but way better quality and last longer than this piece of landfill.
Edited by: "Evo141n" 19th Feb
Dual suspension, or in fact any suspension on a bike this price is a waste of time. If this is all you have to spend, get something second hand, or without suspension.
Edited by: "Konrad_Newton" 19th Feb
Evo141n19/02/2020 06:38

Dreadful. At the very least spend your £142 on a semi decent second hand …Dreadful. At the very least spend your £142 on a semi decent second hand bike by the likes of Kona specialized etc from eBay. Ok it'll be second hand but way better quality and last longer than this piece of landfill.


Yes, but if you know nothing about bikes you'll need to factor in the cost of a bike mechanic to check it out etc. People sell bikes for various reasons, one being that they are well used and knackered. I've got a Specialized bike in my garage like this, and you are welcome to it for under £100.
Don't do it. As said above Spend the same money on a secondhand bike if you have to. These dual suspension bikes really are poor quality and heavy. Cheap and not worth repairing they inevitably end up at the tip. You could always go there and get one to cut out the middle bit.....
M_z19/02/2020 07:25

Yes, but if you know nothing about bikes you'll need to factor in the cost …Yes, but if you know nothing about bikes you'll need to factor in the cost of a bike mechanic to check it out etc. People sell bikes for various reasons, one being that they are well used and knackered. I've got a Specialized bike in my garage like this, and you are welcome to it for under £100.


It really not that difficult to assess the condition of a bike. I can't see anyone getting a mechanic to check a bike over before they bought it unless they were spending thousands, in which case they'd probably know enough themselves.
Worth more as scrap metal
blake_719/02/2020 08:02

It really not that difficult to assess the condition of a bike. I can't …It really not that difficult to assess the condition of a bike. I can't see anyone getting a mechanic to check a bike over before they bought it unless they were spending thousands, in which case they'd probably know enough themselves.



youtube.com/wat…rBc - simple checks you can make
Try gumtree
M_z19/02/2020 07:25

Yes, but if you know nothing about bikes you'll need to factor in the cost …Yes, but if you know nothing about bikes you'll need to factor in the cost of a bike mechanic to check it out etc. People sell bikes for various reasons, one being that they are well used and knackered. I've got a Specialized bike in my garage like this, and you are welcome to it for under £100.


Mountain or road, what make and year, what part of the country are you in and do you have any pics (of the bike)?
This thing will be like towing a caravan up a hill it will be that heavy. You could pick up a half decent 2nd hand bike in your local bike shop for this price
Even if you don't want to go the s/hand route there are cheaper better new options like this;

parkersofbolton.co.uk/col…ike

It's a much more efficient lighter bike and stronger too. If you are buying a cheap bike keep it simple, no suspension. The only complaint I would say about the bike below is it looks to have a aluminium saddle post in a steel frame so you will need to use copper grease or another grease to prevent the the saddle post seizing in the frame over time with galvanic corrosion. Looks to be a pretty decent commuting bike with good reviews on the site.


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M_z19/02/2020 07:25

Yes, but if you know nothing about bikes you'll need to factor in the cost …Yes, but if you know nothing about bikes you'll need to factor in the cost of a bike mechanic to check it out etc. People sell bikes for various reasons, one being that they are well used and knackered. I've got a Specialized bike in my garage like this, and you are welcome to it for under £100.


Ok for the poor souls that don't know what's to look for on the mechanical aspects of a bike then MonkeyMan90 suggestion of buying second hand from their LBS is better idea.
Evo141n19/02/2020 11:06

Ok for the poor souls that don't know what's to look for on the mechanical …Ok for the poor souls that don't know what's to look for on the mechanical aspects of a bike then MonkeyMan90 suggestion of buying second hand from their LBS is better idea.


I remember reading a forum posting where a professional bike mechanic thought he had a bargain and got it home and on inspection found there was a small crack in the frame and no economic way of fixing an aluminium frame and had no recourse. I've seen other forum posts where it turned out one of the wheels had a worn bearing race so the hub and wheel was toast. On the retrobike forum I've read forum postings where someone has bought a bike and then had to replace a huge amount of parts and the final bill has been quite staggering. There are definitely pitfalls in buying s/hand and frames only have a certain lifespan anyway. You buy an aluminium frame new and its super strong but over the years fatigue eats away at that strength and it becomes much weaker and some aluminiums harden with age and become more brittle even if you don't use the frame. If you buy a bike and realise the drivetrain is quite worn you can't dial it in and the chain slips under very high load it can be a huge expense to replace a lot of components. The depreciation on high end bikes is absolutely huge and there are massive savings there but people looking for lower end bikes s/hand can be a false economy. Then add to that a fair percentage of s/hand bikes are stolen especially in cities.

I don't know about other areas but where I am the s/hand bikes sold at bike shops or bike workshops are quite expensive. My local bike shop was selling new Giant Contend's at £400 and quite tatty ex-hire bikes at £350 and their s/hand bikes are equally expensive except they often sell bikes on parts only basis cheaply. I bought my Saracen Pylon there for £30 but it needed some work and parts, if they'd fixed it up themselves to sell it probably would have been £150-200. Also my local workshop sells old mountain bikes that probably only cost £150 new for about £80 on the open s/hand market such bikes would be about £30.

I've seen basic new rigid mountain bikes with simple 1x drivetrains go as low as £80 in Halfords and they will set the bike up for the customer and then in 8 weeks time re-adjust the bike and provide ongoing safety checks. If the pedals fail or you break a spoke etc they will repair it within the warranty period. The drivetrain is brand new, a basic shimano freewheel and kmc chain and good for a few thousand miles. I seem to remember on s/hand bikes from workshops and bike shops the warranty seemed to vary from about 30 days to 3 months. Also if you ever go in a bikeshop where they have a row of repaired bikes each with a price tag on for the repair costs some of those repairs can be staggering. Yes they might range from £30 but you see quite old bikes with bills for £120 or more which might say, new cassette, chain and replaced and regreased wheel bearings. A s/hand bike makes much more sense if you do your own maintenance if you don't it can definitely be the wrong choice.

As ever I really don't see the problem with buying a new cheap bike if its a relatively simple bike. The issue with this boss bike is its complete garbage, its far too complicated for its own good with low quality heavy components and suspension that is likely to fail quickly. It's just designed to look flashy and appeal to people who don't undertand bikes, often with bikes less is more.
M_z19/02/2020 07:25

Yes, but if you know nothing about bikes you'll need to factor in the cost …Yes, but if you know nothing about bikes you'll need to factor in the cost of a bike mechanic to check it out etc. People sell bikes for various reasons, one being that they are well used and knackered. I've got a Specialized bike in my garage like this, and you are welcome to it for under £100.


But that is how companies market bikes these day's.
They make it sound like your getting the best full suspension all singing all dancing mountain bike around.
When the truth is it is nothing but a heap of junk that will rust to bits & fall apart in month's.
In the long run no matter how much money you throw at it, it will always be the same.
I you buy a half decent second hand bike, yes you will have to replace part's but it will last you many years.
bonzobanana19/02/2020 10:45

Even if you don't want to go the s/hand route there are cheaper better new …Even if you don't want to go the s/hand route there are cheaper better new options like this;https://www.parkersofbolton.co.uk/collections/clearance-bikes/products/2018-viking-urban-gents-21sp-aluminium-trekking-bikeIt's a much more efficient lighter bike and stronger too. If you are buying a cheap bike keep it simple, no suspension. The only complaint I would say about the bike below is it looks to have a aluminium saddle post in a steel frame so you will need to use copper grease or another grease to prevent the the saddle post seizing in the frame over time with galvanic corrosion. Looks to be a pretty decent commuting bike with good reviews on the site. [Image]


Much better option, I fully agree
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