Charge Scourer 2012 Hybrid bike RRP £629.99 now £327.59 @ Wiggle + 10% off
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Charge Scourer 2012 Hybrid bike RRP £629.99 now £327.59 @ Wiggle + 10% off

£329.99Wiggle Deals
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Found 20th Sep 2012
Charge Scourer 2012 for £329.99 possible extra £5 off for signing up to newsletter and TCB / Quidco.

A lot of bike for the money and looks pretty good IMO

Vouchers are available too Extra 10% off in stock 2012 bikes with Pizza Express - buy a £2 Pizza Express pizza currently on offer at Sainsbury's and has a voucher in to save you near on £30 bringing this to under £300

Bargain!
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Nice commuter, like the shimano mechanical disks. Not bad at all.
Is Wiggle a known company? I need a new bike kinda given up with Halfords <.
lol yes @ Irmarky, they are a big company
..what he said. Wiggle are an excellent on-line shop. I use them and chainreaction most of the time.
IrMarky

Is Wiggle a known company? I need a new bike kinda given up with Halfords



They are much better than Halfords with completely incompetence staff.
Very tempting.

Just been looking in to this after looking at the GT hybrid offer they have here.

There's a glowing review for this model here: issuu.com/ash…r=1 - not helping me resist clicking 'buy'!
_g_

Very tempting.Just been looking in to this after looking at the GT hybrid … Very tempting.Just been looking in to this after looking at the GT hybrid offer they have here.There's a glowing review for this model here: http://issuu.com/ash_chargebikes/docs/scourer_cyclingactive_april?mode=window&pageNumber=1 - not helping me resist clicking 'buy'!



Was just having a look at the spec and this is more of a racer with flat bars. The GT deals are good but I'd go for this if I had around £300 to spend on a commuter simply for the fact that it looks as it is more set up for speed and personally I think sus isn't necessary.
is this good for mainly road cycling and some casual off-roading?

Also I'm new to bikes how long would it take the bike to ship and how much would it cost to get it assembled? thx
I've actually already got a Specialised Vienna 1 for 'town' commuting.
I was thinking of putting some higher gearing on it for distance stuff; had always kinda wanted something like a boardman hybrid for doing distance on. This seems to fit the bill nicely; but I'm back to the issue of whether it's worth having two hybrid bikes.
I'm fairly happy leaving the Vienna 1 around town without too much paranoia as it set me back £115. Not sure if I'd be so happy with this.

shs: it will 'handle' casual off-roading, but something like the GT deal I linked to in the above will handle it much better; especially if you're new to bikes generally.
As hollymia says, this is more of a road racer with flat bars, while that GT is more of a mountain bike with road wheels.
If you're mostly looking to do road stuff and want to keep the pace up, this will do that job better.

I've got an expensive cross country full suspension mountain bike for off-road, so that aspect I'm not so worried about.
Edited by: "_g_" 20th Sep 2012
_g_

I've actually already got a Specialised Vienna 1 for 'town' commuting.I … I've actually already got a Specialised Vienna 1 for 'town' commuting.I was thinking of putting some higher gearing on it for distance stuff; had always kinda wanted something like a boardman hybrid for doing distance on. This seems to fit the bill nicely; but I'm back to the issue of whether it's worth having two hybrid bikes.I'm fairly happy leaving the Vienna 1 around town without too much paranoia as it set me back £115. Not sure if I'd be so happy with this.shs: it will 'handle' casual off-roading, but something like the GT deal I linked to in the above will handle it much better; especially if you're new to bikes generally. As hollymia says, this is more of a road racer with flat bars, while that GT is more of a mountain bike with road wheels.If you're mostly looking to do road stuff and want to keep the pace up, this will do that job better.I've got an expensive cross country full suspension mountain bike for off-road, so that aspect I'm not so worried about.



thx for the reply.

from ur experience, which would you advice me to go for? gt transeo 3 or 4? and will it hold it's resale value after some time?
For the extra £20, you'd be best to go for the 3 over the 4.

As it's at a decent discount, you shouldn't lose too much. Also, it's a well known brand.
Obviously how you treat and maintain it will affect it's value.
As with cars, computers and many other things, the minute you get it out of a store it's going to lose some money and leave it a few years you'll find the spec will be a bit oudated.
However, a bike like that you've got the best chance of regaining the most money - and in some cases possible it could even be worth more when the sales are over and prices bounce up.
Edited by: "_g_" 20th Sep 2012
msciazko

They are much better than Halfords with completely incompetence staff.



Oh the irony.
Ordered.
I don't know why I so often visit a website all about spending money!
_g_

Ordered.I don't know why I so often visit a website all about spending … Ordered.I don't know why I so often visit a website all about spending money!



Can you let us know what it's like when it arrives. Am seriously considering flogging my Scott Sub and getting this as I fancy the compact set up.

Then again I am sure it will attract magpies with all that silver. Wish I hadn't spotted it now!

Some more pics Charge Scourer
Edited by: "hollymia" 20th Sep 2012
It looks sweet for a town/commute bike, heat added.
Will do hollymia.
I'm actually going to be using it more out of town (unless I get a job in a bigger town/city anyway), but have found drop bars do my back in a bit and prefer the hybrid 'feel'.
May still get some tri/aero style bars to stick on it for the fast downhills. And will see how the gearing goes if I do that, though using this site: machars.net/bik…htm - I can see that 90rpm on the pedals will give me 25mph on my current bike.
On the new bike it will give me 32.5mph which is considerably better; going up to a 53 front sprocket would only give 34.4mph at the same cadence.

Oh and I also blame the friendly bloke on a road bike I had a little race with last night after climbing - he hadn't been climbing, though may well have been at the end of his ride, so I don't know how much of an excuse that was!
He passed me, but I managed to keep up until we got to a decent hill.
Not sure abut the RRP... but good for the price
msciazko

They are much better than Halfords with completely incompetence staff.



That's a completely ignorant comment.
Nice bike for the money, would be seriously tempted if I hadn't just bagged this
shs

is this good for mainly road cycling and some casual off-roading? Also … is this good for mainly road cycling and some casual off-roading? Also I'm new to bikes how long would it take the bike to ship and how much would it cost to get it assembled? thx



i bought a bike from wiggle recently. took about a week to arrive. just had to attach the handlebars and add the pedals
Wiggle & CRC both excellent.
waby1234

That's a completely ignorant comment.



Apart from the grammatical error, it's not that ignorant a comment. There are some good staff in some Halfords but in general, they are more sales staff than bike experts and good at neither. About 90% of the time I've popped in needing a small part urgently, I have been met by confused staff or those that are trying to wing it.
Seriously tempted but I'm holding out for an Alfine bargain for my next commuting bike. Hopefully a Genesis, Charge or Focus Alfine bargain comes along soon (feel free to throw any my way if anyone knows of any)
I'm currently rocking a Scott Sub 35 2010 which has swayed me to hub gears for all my future commuting bikes
Flombard

"rocking" a pushbike?


Yes, I'm "rocking" a pushbike (if that's what you want to call it). Is this a problem?
Edited by: "lame" 20th Sep 2012
Would love that for my commuter!
Is this any good for jumps?
Amazing price for this. I've been "rocking" a Charge Mixer for the past two years and it's exactly what you want in a commuter bike. I'd buy this in a heartbeat if I could. But I'm afraid buying a fourth bike may put my marriage at risk
Love it. Too bad I already have two bikes:/ Can't really justify another flatbar racer.
basergorkobal

Love it. Too bad I already have two bikes:/ Can't really justify another … Love it. Too bad I already have two bikes:/ Can't really justify another flatbar racer.


Know what you mean I'm up to 4 bikes now, can't justify a 5th however tempting!
inc

Amazing price for this. I've been "rocking" a Charge Mixer for the past … Amazing price for this. I've been "rocking" a Charge Mixer for the past two years and it's exactly what you want in a commuter bike. I'd buy this in a heartbeat if I could. But I'm afraid buying a fourth bike may put my marriage at risk


How is the mixer? I've narrowed my options down to the Focus Planet TR 3.0, Genesis Day One Alfine 8 and the Charge Mixer. I'm leaning towards the Genesis Day One but I'm still not sure
I saw this online on Tuesday and was tempted.
I popped into Evans Cycles for a closer look and they price matched.
Delivered to store for a test drive the net day - Sold.
I rode mine home today for the first time and loved it (only 11 miles).
I am far from an expert but I would describe it as a firm and fast ride.
I did keep catching my trainers on theback of the frame though, so I would recommend test riding before buying.
These are really striking in the flesh, someone at work picked one up recently. Fantastic looking bike. Not my cup of tea though, thought the silver and baby blue looked a little girly?

Re: commuters in general, I got an '11 Croix de Fer on cycle to work - wish I'd gone for a Day One singlespeed. The CDF rides beautifully, but is no quicker. Still, Genesis steel frames are lovely.
mkja

I did keep catching my trainers on theback of the frame though, so I … I did keep catching my trainers on theback of the frame though, so I would recommend test riding before buying.


I did read this in a review somewhere before purchasing. Think you can get some pedals that stick out a bit further to sort it.
Edit - here we go - singletrackworld.com/for…rer

Buy pedals that have a longer space to the crank, or check out Harris … Buy pedals that have a longer space to the crank, or check out Harris Cyclery website, they have pedal extentions than solve the problem, not expensive. I love this bike.



If I'd known Evans would price match this, would have been tempted to get it from them - though with the £5 off, £6.50 quidco and now £15 voucher, suppose I can't complain!
mkja

I saw this online on Tuesday and was tempted.I popped into Evans Cycles … I saw this online on Tuesday and was tempted.I popped into Evans Cycles for a closer look and they price matched.Delivered to store for a test drive the net day - Sold. I rode mine home today for the first time and loved it (only 11 miles).I am far from an expert but I would describe it as a firm and fast ride. I did keep catching my trainers on theback of the frame though, so I would recommend test riding before buying.



yeah saw that Evans would price match online but they only had small sizes in stock. Not too sure why your trainers should be catching the frame. Could you let me know how heavy it is and how wide the bars are please?

If i did go for this and the bars were too wide I'd ask Wiggle to cut the bars down for me and put some bar ends on.
I definitely reccomend fitting some bar ends as gives you more positioning options and helps with climbing too.
I ride race bikes but for someone coming from a mountain bike who wants flat bars, this is a fast commuter bike. It should take mudguards easily - it has the eyes on the fork ends and good clearance with disc brakes. A good spec for the money.
what size would i need? 5'11, 31.5" leg & a little overweight!
technowhat

what size would i need? 5'11, 31.5" leg & a little overweight!



According to the size guide on the description a Medium 19"
currently have an apollo mountain bike - would there be a noticable improvement?
technowhat

currently have an apollo mountain bike - would there be a noticable … currently have an apollo mountain bike - would there be a noticable improvement?



No - stick with that.
hollymia

According to the size guide on the description a Medium 19"


For his height, it'd be Large, but for his inside leg JUST in medium - 32 inch inside leg would be Large.

On that, how exactly do you go about measuring your inside leg?
A quick google showed from 'floor to crotch'? But does that include my, ahem, 'package' - I came out at about 31.5" measured quickly with my trousers on, but there's still move 'movement' up there, so suspect reality might be a bit more.
Went for large anyway as know I'm happy with a bigger bike for road use.

technowhat:
Having ridden friend's Apollo mountain bikes and having had similar bikes to this in the past (well, I currently have a lower spec hybrid and also used to have a cyclocross bike which is pretty similar but with drop bars) - most definitely, I'd say so.
If you stick some road tyres on the mountain bike, there will be less of a difference. However, you should not only notice better 'acceleration', but the higher gearing will mean you can get really speedy down hills. Generally should 'feel' nicer for road use overall.
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