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Challenge Orbit 26 inch Wheel Size Mens Mountain Bike - £133.94 Delivered @ Argos
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Challenge Orbit 26 inch Wheel Size Mens Mountain Bike - £133.94 Delivered @ Argos

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Posted 10th Jun

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Challenge Orbit 26 inch Wheel Size Mens Mountain Bike

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That bike is truly hideous. The suspension is nothing more than a gimmick. Please do not purchase this bike, you will regret it.
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BSO if I’ve ever seen one
OOS In Northern Ireland
Also available for click and collect in some stores
Great if you can get none anway near me
Really poor - buy second hand you'll get something far superior to this, even if you know little about bikes, a friend or relative will be able to point you in the right direction.
Halfords Carrera range is decent as is Decathlon bikes you'll find these for £120 plus second hand
That bike is truly hideous. The suspension is nothing more than a gimmick. Please do not purchase this bike, you will regret it.
CharlieBrown10/06/2020 12:12

Really poor - buy second hand you'll get something far superior to this, …Really poor - buy second hand you'll get something far superior to this, even if you know little about bikes, a friend or relative will be able to point you in the right direction. Halfords Carrera range is decent as is Decathlon bikes you'll find these for £120 plus second hand


What's wrong with this bike? Surely better to spend £130 on a new one than £120 on a second hand?
Not in this case. That bike is pure junk.
Anyone know the best budget 1 to buy?
gsj8710/06/2020 12:14

What's wrong with this bike? Surely better to spend £130 on a new one than …What's wrong with this bike? Surely better to spend £130 on a new one than £120 on a second hand?


Not really. It's like buying a unreliable cheap car brand new or a very reliable one a few years old. I've had a bike like this and it was scrap metal within a couple of years
john_chappell10/06/2020 12:25

Not really. It's like buying a unreliable cheap car brand new or a very …Not really. It's like buying a unreliable cheap car brand new or a very reliable one a few years old. I've had a bike like this and it was scrap metal within a couple of years


Got ya. What's crap about this bike though? Build quality?
The_Guru10/06/2020 12:24

Anyone know the best budget 1 to buy?


41042078-avWYm.jpgI picked this up from Halfords , £130 , it's ok for knocking about on
gsj8710/06/2020 12:14

What's wrong with this bike? Surely better to spend £130 on a new one than …What's wrong with this bike? Surely better to spend £130 on a new one than £120 on a second hand?


Too many things to mention - suspension is rubbish, wheels will buckle under stress, generally components are very poor - for Argos to sell at this price I would think bike was bought in at sub £50-60.
Seen it too many times - wheels buckle, brakes are a joke - people that would otherwise enjoy cycling turned off by the problems these bikes give them.
Second hand for this price you'll get a £3-400 bike a year or two old, with decent components and built to last a few years
CharlieBrown10/06/2020 12:32

Too many things to mention - suspension is rubbish, wheels will buckle …Too many things to mention - suspension is rubbish, wheels will buckle under stress, generally components are very poor - for Argos to sell at this price I would think bike was bought in at sub £50-60. Seen it too many times - wheels buckle, brakes are a joke - people that would otherwise enjoy cycling turned off by the problems these bikes give them.Second hand for this price you'll get a £3-400 bike a year or two old, with decent components and built to last a few years


The price of second hand bikes rocketed due to the pandemic even not so good ones , theres also alot of stolen bikes around for sale so worth doing alot of research before buying a second hand one , I suppose it boils down to how much money you have and how confident you are in the second hand market , a brand new cheap bike still has to be fit for purpose
gsj8710/06/2020 12:29

Got ya. What's crap about this bike though? Build quality?


17.3kg for a start. Crap shifters. Steel frame. Unbranded crap brakes.

It will be a pain to ride, difficult to shift gears etc - someone will buy it to try cycling and think that cycling is awful, when in fact it’s just this awful bike.

The difference between a toy bike like this, and an actual rideable bike is immense.
Agree with most comments here.
I've been trying to buy a used bike for my 9 year old but failed so far.
Mind you.. my (I know it all) son is insisting on a brand "Islabike" and they are crazy expensive. I admit, I am an absolute noob when it comes to bikes but to pay £350+ for a 5-7 year old bike makes no sense to me.
I understand covid situation and all but... thats a lot of money.
My son keeps saying these bikes hold their value.
So, are we all in favour of giving this one from Argos a miss?
For £129 for riding around on is a good price and the reviews on argos are positive. Don't be so quick to judge this bike as yes it it not going to do tour d France or get you through the MTB championships, but like I said for the price as a ride around the park/streets etc. This is a good bike.
sconedu210/06/2020 12:30

[Image] I picked this up from Halfords , £130 , it's ok for knocking about …[Image] I picked this up from Halfords , £130 , it's ok for knocking about on


Edited by: "The_Guru" 10th Jun
HorseBoxGuy10/06/2020 12:51

17.3kg for a start. Crap shifters. Steel frame. Unbranded crap brakes.It …17.3kg for a start. Crap shifters. Steel frame. Unbranded crap brakes.It will be a pain to ride, difficult to shift gears etc - someone will buy it to try cycling and think that cycling is awful, when in fact it’s just this awful bike.The difference between a toy bike like this, and an actual rideable bike is immense.


17.3kg!!!!! Like riding a tank. Buy cheap, buy twice

whycycle.co.uk/buy…ct/
adaily10/06/2020 13:05

For £129 for riding around on is a good price and the reviews on argos are …For £129 for riding around on is a good price and the reviews on argos are positive. Don't be so quick to judge this bike as yes it it not going to do tour d France or get you through the MTB championships, but like I said for the price as a ride around the park/streets etc. This is a good bike.


Sorry, you are just wrong saying this is a good bike, it’s not. The only positive thing that can be said about this is that it’s cheap.
My father in law bought bikes like this for my kids and one of the brake arms broke within a few weeks, luckily there were no consequences, but it could have been a disaster.
gsj8710/06/2020 12:14

What's wrong with this bike? Surely better to spend £130 on a new one than …What's wrong with this bike? Surely better to spend £130 on a new one than £120 on a second hand?


Noooooo, better off buying a proper bike second hand. That suspension is next to useless, the bike will be too heavy and it will have awful components.

if you want to throw money away, go for this bike.
skhbilgrami10/06/2020 13:05

Agree with most comments here.I've been trying to buy a used bike for my 9 …Agree with most comments here.I've been trying to buy a used bike for my 9 year old but failed so far.Mind you.. my (I know it all) son is insisting on a brand "Islabike" and they are crazy expensive. I admit, I am an absolute noob when it comes to bikes but to pay £350+ for a 5-7 year old bike makes no sense to me.I understand covid situation and all but... thats a lot of money.My son keeps saying these bikes hold their value.So, are we all in favour of giving this one from Argos a miss?


Your son is right, Isla bikes do hold their money and are built with kids in mind.
Digger-SCFC10/06/2020 16:48

Your son is right, Isla bikes do hold their money and are built with kids …Your son is right, Isla bikes do hold their money and are built with kids in mind.


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New costs £499.99 and look at the winning bid for an old islabike
Btw my bid was £150 which I thought was quite generous.
My son laughed at me.
Edited by: "skhbilgrami" 10th Jun
Lump of junk
That looks truly awful
Brilliant bike for DH. Saw Danny hart absolutely sending it on this at Revolution last week. Voted scorchio
skhbilgrami10/06/2020 13:05

Agree with most comments here.I've been trying to buy a used bike for my 9 …Agree with most comments here.I've been trying to buy a used bike for my 9 year old but failed so far.Mind you.. my (I know it all) son is insisting on a brand "Islabike" and they are crazy expensive. I admit, I am an absolute noob when it comes to bikes but to pay £350+ for a 5-7 year old bike makes no sense to me.I understand covid situation and all but... thats a lot of money.My son keeps saying these bikes hold their value.So, are we all in favour of giving this one from Argos a miss?


Avoid this thing like covid.
Unfortunately there is quite a lot of knowledge needed to make a good choice in a bike, especially if you can't try it for fit first.
Personally I'd be looking for something second hand that can have components upgraded in the future (Ie v-brake is fine, as long as it has a mount for disc). A lot of components on bikes are consumables (ie chainring, bearings, tyres etc) and need to be replaced throughout its life, so worth bearing that in mind too.
skhbilgrami10/06/2020 13:05

Agree with most comments here.I've been trying to buy a used bike for my 9 …Agree with most comments here.I've been trying to buy a used bike for my 9 year old but failed so far.Mind you.. my (I know it all) son is insisting on a brand "Islabike" and they are crazy expensive. I admit, I am an absolute noob when it comes to bikes but to pay £350+ for a 5-7 year old bike makes no sense to me.I understand covid situation and all but... thats a lot of money.My son keeps saying these bikes hold their value.So, are we all in favour of giving this one from Argos a miss?


In this case your kid does know it all! We bought an Isla bike, really light and great to ride and got well used and sold it for £50 less than we paid for it and had people falling over to buy it. Buy this and it will be at the tip within a year or so. The real cost of something is how much money it depreciates.
@dave_stuf67@josephniet cheers fellas!
Islabike it is then.
Btw 99% of Islabikes are out of stock/sold out.
From what I've read so far, they never go on sale, they aren't available through third parties and apart from high end price.. fantastic bikes.
New stock "expected" in August/September.
Back to ebay
skhbilgrami10/06/2020 17:37

[Image] [Image] New costs £499.99 and look at the winning bid for an old …[Image] [Image] New costs £499.99 and look at the winning bid for an old islabike Btw my bid was £150 which I thought was quite generous. My son laughed at me.


I like bikes, and think the Islabikes are good if a bit overpriced, although they do hold their money if not wrecked. I bought one of these Wild Bikes from Go Outdoors for my daughter though, as I thought it was a better proposition than an Islabike. Its nice and light with no suspension which just weighs kids down. I think I paid £210. I doubt it will keep its value as well as Islabikes seem to. Time will tell.

They are out of stock however. And quite new so may not be many available second hand but worth looking.

gooutdoors.co.uk/159…233
jonathan.porter11/06/2020 20:09

I like bikes, and think the Islabikes are good if a bit overpriced, …I like bikes, and think the Islabikes are good if a bit overpriced, although they do hold their money if not wrecked. I bought one of these Wild Bikes from Go Outdoors for my daughter though, as I thought it was a better proposition than an Islabike. Its nice and light with no suspension which just weighs kids down. I think I paid £210. I doubt it will keep its value as well as Islabikes seem to. Time will tell.They are out of stock however. And quite new so may not be many available second hand but worth looking.https://www.gooutdoors.co.uk/15907233/wild-bikes-wild-24-kids-bike-15907233


Nope! No luck on ebay.
This is what I found on Go Outdoors:
gooutdoors.co.uk/159…eal
13+kg on this one as compared to 8+ on an Islabike (I am learning :D)
@jonathan.porter Mate! Guess what.. Islabike Beinn 26 is back in stock (only Teal colour).
I just ordered one.
I guess it's worth spending £500 on a new bike than £470 on a 2016 model.
So this bike ain’t no good from
What I hear ???
Any other recommendations at a similar price
HJboss17/06/2020 19:35

What’s BSOI’m getting old I think


Bike shaped object
gsj8710/06/2020 12:29

Got ya. What's crap about this bike though? Build quality?


A frame with segments cut and incorporating a spring screams the designer has no clue.
I swear to god I'm having the worst luck with bikes I cant find a in stock bike anywhere! My budget is under £150 somone please help!
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