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Calibre Rail bike at £199 at Go Outdoors (free delivery/C&C)
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Calibre Rail bike at £199 at Go Outdoors (free delivery/C&C)

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Posted 28th Oct 2018Edited by:"squirmster"

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Seems like a good deal. Similar spec bike in Decathlon (rockrider 520) is £259.

The reviews I have seen for Calibre bikes have generally been good.

Blurb:
A fast, fun and trail-ready mountain bike with full front suspension and large 27.5" tyres.Calibre's Rail is a great choice to get you into mountain biking, with its tough, lightweight alloy frame that's been built using Calibre’s award winning geometry.

Full Shimano gears keeps you moving fast and smooth, with a great range of 21 gears providing effortless shifting when tackling uphill and downhill sections.

It comes with Tektro mechanical disk brakes that will let you really attack the trail, all whilst giving you the confidence and stopping power you require when you need it most.

  • Lightweight weight alloy frame with confidence inspiring geometry for off road taming
  • 80mm of travel from the front suspension forks provide maximum shock absorption
  • 21 speed Shimano Gearing ensure fast and smooth shifting
  • Available in frame sizes S, M and L, please check the info tab for geometry details

Edit: Just found there is 3% for Utility warehouse members or 5% cashback from Quidco (but I think that is for new customers)
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27.5” not that popular? Itis the default wheel size for MTBs these days.
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Looks good for 200 squid. Alloy frame disc brakes, some shimano bits and bobs. Hot
Edited by: "wagendeal" 28th Oct 2018
Nice bike
No peddles??? So you can’t actually ride it then
Good price. Heat added.
dodgymix29/10/2018 08:09

No peddles??? So you can’t actually ride it then


Does it come with pedals ?
dodgymix29/10/2018 08:09

No peddles??? So you can’t actually ride it then


Most good bikes don't come with pedals fitted. You might want to install your own preferred ones either platform or clips etc. Most likely they will fit a basic set in the shop.
dave_stuf6729/10/2018 08:29

Most good bikes don't come with pedals fitted. You might want to install …Most good bikes don't come with pedals fitted. You might want to install your own preferred ones either platform or clips etc. Most likely they will fit a basic set in the shop.


It's hardly in the "good" category. Would expect pedals at this price.
phatbhoy1 m ago

It's hardly in the "good" category. Would expect pedals at this price.


Agreed and it does.
not sure if this is a wow deal, was only 249

anyone know how it compares to a carrera vengence etc
Seems like a good bike for the money.

Two points to consider. It has 27.5 inch wheels which are not that popular and replacement tyres might be more more expensive and there will be less choice. The front suspension on such a cheap bike will not be good quality. On rough ground it will not work very well and will quickly wear out and become loose. Front suspension adds weight and is not really needed on the road. For people who mean to ride on the road a rigid fork bike would be a better choice, and might offer better components for the same low price.
27.5” not that popular? Itis the default wheel size for MTBs these days.
ebble29/10/2018 08:59

Seems like a good bike for the money.Two points to consider. It has 27.5 …Seems like a good bike for the money.Two points to consider. It has 27.5 inch wheels which are not that popular and replacement tyres might be more more expensive and there will be less choice. The front suspension on such a cheap bike will not be good quality. On rough ground it will not work very well and will quickly wear out and become loose. Front suspension adds weight and is not really needed on the road. For people who mean to ride on the road a rigid fork bike would be a better choice, and might offer better components for the same low price.


any recommendations for a road bike around this price bracket
ebble29/10/2018 08:59

Seems like a good bike for the money.Two points to consider. It has 27.5 …Seems like a good bike for the money.Two points to consider. It has 27.5 inch wheels which are not that popular and replacement tyres might be more more expensive and there will be less choice. The front suspension on such a cheap bike will not be good quality. On rough ground it will not work very well and will quickly wear out and become loose. Front suspension adds weight and is not really needed on the road. For people who mean to ride on the road a rigid fork bike would be a better choice, and might offer better components for the same low price.



Most MTBs are on 27.5 or 29 inch tyres, 27.5 is the most popular size and because of this there's plenty of tyre choice out there. Yes a rigid fork would be lighter for the road but then again if you want to ride on the road buy a road bike.
This is a cracking bike for under £200 for someone who wants to ride light trails and parts are easily upgradable. Heat from me
Edited by: "badjoker" 29th Oct 2018
kramer208829/10/2018 09:39

https://www.decathlon.co.uk/triban-100-road-bike-id_8377732.html


Actually the 100 is a bit of a wierd set up with single 7 speed drive train and separate shifters on the bars. Halfords option a bit more standard
halfords.com/cyc…4cm?
Edited by: "kramer2088" 29th Oct 2018
kramer208814 m ago

Actually the 100 is a bit of a wierd set up with


Not sure how comparable they are but, bikesdirect365 have some similar: Mizani, IronMan & RAD
Give me 27.5 over 29ers anyday.
badjoker1 h, 36 m ago

Most MTBs are on 27.5 or 29 inch tyres, 27.5 is probably the most popular …Most MTBs are on 27.5 or 29 inch tyres, 27.5 is probably the most popular size and because of this there's plenty of choice out there. Yes a rigid fork would be lighter for the road but then again if you want to ride on the road buy a road bike.This is a cracking bike for under £200 for someone who wants to ride light trails and parts are easily upgradable. Heat from me


The original post is incorrect. 27.5 is standard, I would not recommend anyone get a 26inch bike now as they are being fazed out and parts will become harder to get. These forks will take the edge off any bad road or light mtb trail - which is exactly what anyone spending £200 on a bike will be using it for. Added weight will be negligible and certainly not noticeable to a casual rider. They are only 100mm travel and if used for what this bike is designed for, will certainly last as long as the rest of the bike. For a first time rider, short distance commuter, adolescent getting into mtb or someone that wants this for holidays, improved fitness or just to test out the sport, this is a cracking staring point, you won’t get a better bike for this money. Resale won’t be bad on this either. If u later want to upgrade or decide biking isn’t for you. Heat from me
yoyo5929/10/2018 09:08

any recommendations for a road bike around this price bracket


Depends what you mean by a road bike. Some keen cyclists use the term to describe what most people would call a racing bike or racer, drop handlebars etc.

If you just want a cheap, basic bike which will be good on the road for short trips then something like this should be OK as it comes with nice wide tyres for comfort, mudguards, chain guard and a luggage rack. It also has straight bars which many people prefer.


halfords.com/cyc…mes
Edited by: "ebble" 29th Oct 2018
ebble1 h, 57 m ago

Depends what you mean by a road bike. Some keen cyclists use the term to …Depends what you mean by a road bike. Some keen cyclists use the term to describe what most people would call a racing bike or racer, drop handlebars etc.If you just want a cheap, basic bike which will be good on the road for short trips then something like this should be OK as it comes with nice wide tyres for comfort, mudguards, chain guard and a luggage rack. It also has straight bars which many people prefer.https://www.halfords.com/cycling/bikes/classic-bikes/kingston-sloane-mens-classic-bike-19-22-frames


Looks like a cracking deal for the price. One niggle for me is the 3x6 gearing system as too many permutations and chances are some combination rattle or skip. But for the dish, muguards, rack, even a chain guard !
I don't think anyone has written it already but apologies if they have but this bike is a basic mountain bike lookalike. It has a freewheel not a freehub so is quite weak and not suitable for any semi-serious off road cycling. Light trails only. I'd say £200 was too much for what it is. Decathlon do a 520 model which is freehub based although has very low rider weight limits. Carrera often offer something around £250 with a freehub and better weighth limits with stronger frames.

Look for something with a Suntour XCM front shock or failing that XCT with a multiple of 8 or 9 gears (16,24,18, 27) not 7 (14,21).

26, 27.5 or 29" are all fine for a a mountain bike. 26" is still good, 27.5" is the norm nowadays and 29" is a great option too. I wouldn't get too hung up on wheel size.

Sadly I don't think Calibre offer any decent mountain bikes under about £400 possibly £500 they are not like Carrera or Btwin. They do offer a reasonably good Kona though at £300. That is their first real mountain bike in their range of bikes.

gooutdoors.co.uk/kon…108
badjoker29th Oct

Most MTBs are on 27.5 or 29 inch tyres, 27.5 is the most popular size and …Most MTBs are on 27.5 or 29 inch tyres, 27.5 is the most popular size and because of this there's plenty of tyre choice out there. Yes a rigid fork would be lighter for the road but then again if you want to ride on the road buy a road bike.This is a cracking bike for under £200 for someone who wants to ride light trails and parts are easily upgradable. Heat from me


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