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Compass Control / Contour Men's and Women's Hybrid Bikes - £169.15 (With Code) at Go Outdoors
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Compass Control / Contour Men's and Women's Hybrid Bikes - £169.15 (With Code) at Go Outdoors

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Posted 20th Aug

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Both the Men's Control Hybrid and the Women's Compass Hybrid Bikes are currently on one of Go Outdoors' "Wow Deals".

This wow deal brings the prices down from the usual £299 (ignore the £400 RRP, don't think they have ever sold for more than £299) to £199 and there is an extra 10% discount code bringing the total down to £179.10.

A great entry level bike that will deal with most terrain no problem.

Links below for mens and womens versions. All sizes showing in stock at the moment.

gooutdoors.co.uk/159…291


gooutdoors.co.uk/159…292
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WARNING: A HYBRID BIKE IS DIFFERENT TO A HYBRID CAR. IT DOES NOT MEAN THEY PARTLY RUN ON BATTERIES. DO NOT MAKE THE SAME MISTAKE AS I DID. I BOUGHT 4 BIKES FOR THE FAMILY. WE ALL NEARLY DIED OF ASTHMA ATTACKS WHEN WE TRIED TO USE THEM. WE’RE LUCKY TO BE ALIVE. THE BIKES ARE IN THE BIN.
easyphones20/08/2019 18:59

This bike is a deathtrap. If you don't wish to be run over/fall over/be …This bike is a deathtrap. If you don't wish to be run over/fall over/be abducted by aliens on your first ride, you need to at least get something like this for £800:https://www.gooutdoors.co.uk/15918597/raleigh-sp-comp-carbon-road-bike-15918597On a more serious note, it seems like a nice bike (if a bit heavy?), can someone more enlightened comment on the fork and brakes?


Haha! Someone had to get in there quickly with that kind of comment.

The cable operated disc brakes aren't great if you are used to hydraulic disc brakes but they are a step up from V brakes, especially in the wet!

The fork...well, I would prefer this bike with a rigid fork to be honest. Honestly, it won't add anything to the bike except for weight and cost but people think they need suspension.

It is a compromised bike, but it is very cheap and will serve someone very well as a commuter or a casual weekend bike for many years.

The world of bikes is a game of diminishing returns and you would have to spend a fair bit more to get a noticeably better bike for the casual cyclist
Edited by: "V12AMG" 20th Aug
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This bike is a deathtrap. If you don't wish to be run over/fall over/be abducted by aliens on your first ride, you need to at least get something like this for £800:

gooutdoors.co.uk/159…597

On a more serious note, it seems like a nice bike (if a bit heavy?), can someone more enlightened comment on the fork and brakes?
WARNING: A HYBRID BIKE IS DIFFERENT TO A HYBRID CAR. IT DOES NOT MEAN THEY PARTLY RUN ON BATTERIES. DO NOT MAKE THE SAME MISTAKE AS I DID. I BOUGHT 4 BIKES FOR THE FAMILY. WE ALL NEARLY DIED OF ASTHMA ATTACKS WHEN WE TRIED TO USE THEM. WE’RE LUCKY TO BE ALIVE. THE BIKES ARE IN THE BIN.
easyphones20/08/2019 18:59

This bike is a deathtrap. If you don't wish to be run over/fall over/be …This bike is a deathtrap. If you don't wish to be run over/fall over/be abducted by aliens on your first ride, you need to at least get something like this for £800:https://www.gooutdoors.co.uk/15918597/raleigh-sp-comp-carbon-road-bike-15918597On a more serious note, it seems like a nice bike (if a bit heavy?), can someone more enlightened comment on the fork and brakes?


Haha! Someone had to get in there quickly with that kind of comment.

The cable operated disc brakes aren't great if you are used to hydraulic disc brakes but they are a step up from V brakes, especially in the wet!

The fork...well, I would prefer this bike with a rigid fork to be honest. Honestly, it won't add anything to the bike except for weight and cost but people think they need suspension.

It is a compromised bike, but it is very cheap and will serve someone very well as a commuter or a casual weekend bike for many years.

The world of bikes is a game of diminishing returns and you would have to spend a fair bit more to get a noticeably better bike for the casual cyclist
Edited by: "V12AMG" 20th Aug
Ok for a station commuter or pub bike. Something no one is going to want to steal.
For the price ok. But are those front forks lockable? If not best avoiding or you will soon be regretting it
Not a bad buy for the money, and if your budget is £180-£200 max, you won't find much better brand new for less. As mentioned, cable discs can take some fiddling to adjust, but better than v-brakes especially in the wet. The Altus derailleur is durable, and bars, stem, seatpost, clamp etc are standard alloy stuff by the looks of it. The suspension fork is a bit heavy and clunky but it'll do the job on Britain's pot hole ridden roads. I can't make out if the 7 speed cog is a cassette or freewheel, hopefully cassette
Edited by: "rugman" 20th Aug
How does it compare with this similarly priced from decathlon? decathlon.co.uk/tri…tml
Andrisakins20/08/2019 19:45

How does it compare with this similarly priced from decathlon? …How does it compare with this similarly priced from decathlon? https://www.decathlon.co.uk/triban-100-flat-bar-road-bike-id_8554239.html


Triban is better if you are just worried about speed.

Compass will be more comfortable and more accessible to beginners or less confident riders.
The compass is also able to cross all terrains. The triban will be stuck with smooth surfaces.

Not really directly comparable but both are great bikes for the money depending on your use.
Andrisakins20/08/2019 19:45

How does it compare with this similarly priced from decathlon? …How does it compare with this similarly priced from decathlon? https://www.decathlon.co.uk/triban-100-flat-bar-road-bike-id_8554239.html


Triple chainset on the Compass, single on the Triban. You might be glad of more gears uphill. You can always put slicker tyres on the Compass for more speed if needed. Of course, disc brakes (albeit mechanical) on the Compass over calliper on the Triban, and better groupset (gears)
rugman20/08/2019 19:37

Not a bad buy for the money, and if your budget is £180-£200 max, you w …Not a bad buy for the money, and if your budget is £180-£200 max, you won't find much better brand new for less. As mentioned, cable discs can take some fiddling to adjust, but better than v-brakes especially in the wet. The Altus derailleur is durable, and bars, stem, seatpost, clamp etc are standard alloy stuff by the looks of it. The suspension fork is a bit heavy and clunky but it'll do the job on Britain's pot hole ridden roads. I can't make out if the 7 speed cog is a cassette or freewheel, hopefully freewheel


Don't you mean hopefully cassette?
Rogier_Arpignot20/08/2019 19:04

WARNING: A HYBRID BIKE IS DIFFERENT TO A HYBRID CAR. IT DOES NOT MEAN THEY …WARNING: A HYBRID BIKE IS DIFFERENT TO A HYBRID CAR. IT DOES NOT MEAN THEY PARTLY RUN ON BATTERIES. DO NOT MAKE THE SAME MISTAKE AS I DID. I BOUGHT 4 BIKES FOR THE FAMILY. WE ALL NEARLY DIED OF ASTHMA ATTACKS WHEN WE TRIED TO USE THEM. WE’RE LUCKY TO BE ALIVE. THE BIKES ARE IN THE BIN.


This, kiddos, is what is called a "bad trip". Stay clean. Ride bikes.
rugman20/08/2019 20:07

Triple chainset on the Compass, single on the Triban. You might be glad …Triple chainset on the Compass, single on the Triban. You might be glad of more gears uphill. You can always put slicker tyres on the Compass for more speed if needed. Of course, disc brakes (albeit mechanical) on the Compass over calliper on the Triban, and better groupset (gears)


Is it just me who prefers single chainset on these commuter bikes? My current one is single and I find it much easier to clean/maintain. Reduces weight too and never felt like it's missing gears either.
Edited by: "Andrisakins" 20th Aug
Andrisakins20/08/2019 20:19

Is it just me who prefers single chainset on these commuter bikes? My …Is it just me who prefers single chainset on these commuter bikes? My current one is single and I find it much easier to clean/maintain. Reduces weight too and never felt like it's missing gears either.


I'd normally agree with you, if you are running 9 or 10 speed with 12-32/34 rear cassette, but looking at the Triban, that's a 7 speed 14-28 and a 44 tooth chainwheel, if you are unfit and hit some big hills, you'll be pushing hard to keep up the cadence
Edited by: "rugman" 20th Aug
From the pics it looks like the Compass may have lockout on its forks, although it would still be better if it had rigid.
Dont know why they put suss forks on hybrids, they really aren't needed on these bikes.
tawse5720/08/2019 21:45

Pretty sure that this is not a lockable …Pretty sure that this is not a lockable fork.https://www.srsuntour.com/products/fork/?Model[]=NEX&Travel[]=0&Travel[]=200


I noticed the blue adjuster at the top of the fork, spose it may be a preload adjuster if it isn't a lockout.
Thank you, I have just ordered it. Does it come fitted?
schowdary20/08/2019 22:15

Thank you, I have just ordered it. Does it come fitted?



Probably will need to straighten the handlebars and put the pedals on. If you do not know about putting pedals on have a look at some youtube videos or read some articles.
Andrisakins20/08/2019 19:45

How does it compare with this similarly priced from decathlon? …How does it compare with this similarly priced from decathlon? https://www.decathlon.co.uk/triban-100-flat-bar-road-bike-id_8554239.html


Both look like good bikes. The decathlon is lighter, but the Compass has better brakes and should be more comfortable to ride on the road.
Andrisakins20/08/2019 19:45

How does it compare with this similarly priced from decathlon? …How does it compare with this similarly priced from decathlon? https://www.decathlon.co.uk/triban-100-flat-bar-road-bike-id_8554239.html


I think the Triban is a great deal. Less gears means less goes wrong and you get fit (one of the reasons the cycle ) but it's so light as well.
TJS27118220/08/2019 19:09

Ok for a station commuter or pub bike. Something no one is going to want …Ok for a station commuter or pub bike. Something no one is going to want to steal.

Can't ride a bike after drinking mate it's illegal "The maximum penalty for cycling under the influence of drink or drugs is a £1,000 fine, and this is also the case for the offence of careless or inconsiderate cycling. The maximum penalty for dangerous cycling is a £2,500 fine."

Norseg20/08/2019 23:40

Can't ride a bike after drinking mate it's illegal "The maximum penalty …Can't ride a bike after drinking mate it's illegal "The maximum penalty for cycling under the influence of drink or drugs is a £1,000 fine, and this is also the case for the offence of careless or inconsiderate cycling. The maximum penalty for dangerous cycling is a £2,500 fine."



No, riding a bicycle after drinking, or taking drugs for that matter, is not, in itself, an offence. The offence of "Cycling when under influence of drink or drugs." is only an offence when "A person who, when riding a cycle on a road or other public place, is unfit to ride through drink or drugs (that is to say, is under the influence of drink or a drug to such an extent as to be incapable of having proper control of the cycle) is guilty of an offence." So the case the Crown has to prove for conviction is that a rider was incapable of proper control, but there is no defined blood or breath alcohol, or drug, content limit. Whether it would ever be a sensible thing to ride after having a drink, or getting high, on today's crazy roads is of course a completely different matter.
Rogier_Arpignot20/08/2019 19:04

WARNING: A HYBRID BIKE IS DIFFERENT TO A HYBRID CAR. IT DOES NOT MEAN THEY …WARNING: A HYBRID BIKE IS DIFFERENT TO A HYBRID CAR. IT DOES NOT MEAN THEY PARTLY RUN ON BATTERIES. DO NOT MAKE THE SAME MISTAKE AS I DID. I BOUGHT 4 BIKES FOR THE FAMILY. WE ALL NEARLY DIED OF ASTHMA ATTACKS WHEN WE TRIED TO USE THEM. WE’RE LUCKY TO BE ALIVE. THE BIKES ARE IN THE BIN.


I'll happily have them and I actually pay for postage :))Better than the bin
nice, and at a price not much more than the crappy supermarket junk
Edited by: "ijwia" 21st Aug
schowdary20/08/2019 22:15

Thank you, I have just ordered it. Does it come fitted?


If you collect from store then they will PDI it so it is ready to ride. It also comes with a free first service.
Not for me , it doesn't have any pedals and I can't see an electric motor or battery , so it's basically for hanging your shopping on and pushing
Edited by: "villan57" 21st Aug
Norseg20/08/2019 23:40

Can't ride a bike after drinking mate it's illegal "The maximum penalty …Can't ride a bike after drinking mate it's illegal "The maximum penalty for cycling under the influence of drink or drugs is a £1,000 fine, and this is also the case for the offence of careless or inconsiderate cycling. The maximum penalty for dangerous cycling is a £2,500 fine."


"Wanton & furious driving" (also covering cycling) from the Offences Against the Person Act 1861 carries a two year maximum sentence.
TJS27118220/08/2019 19:09

Ok for a station commuter or pub bike. Something no one is going to want …Ok for a station commuter or pub bike. Something no one is going to want to steal.


You say that, but the reason I'm looking at this is because someone stole the back wheel off my piece of crap pub bike!
I was eyeing up a kona, but at £120 cheaper this is tempting. Dunno about the suspension forks though.

This is the kona: gooutdoors.co.uk/159…044
tek-monkey21/08/2019 11:23

You say that, but the reason I'm looking at this is because someone stole …You say that, but the reason I'm looking at this is because someone stole the back wheel off my piece of crap pub bike!


Couple of lower end u locks (locking the wheels to the frame) should stop them bothering with that. To be fair it they really want it they will take anything. Usually they are looking for east targets though.
Edited by: "TJS271182" 21st Aug
TJS27118221/08/2019 11:58

Couple of lower end u locks (locking the wheels to the frame) should stop …Couple of lower end u locks (locking the wheels to the frame) should stop them bothering with that. To be fair it they really want it they will take anything. Usually they are looking for east targets though.


I think they were just being dicks, 2 other bikes had rear wheels taken and no front ones went missing. My step brother found a rear wheel in a bush further down the road but it wasn't mine
tek-monkey21/08/2019 11:23

You say that, but the reason I'm looking at this is because someone stole …You say that, but the reason I'm looking at this is because someone stole the back wheel off my piece of crap pub bike!


By any chance, was it a quick-release wheel?
easyphones21/08/2019 15:39

By any chance, was it a quick-release wheel?


Yup! As was the front but they left that. I've left it unnatended for 2 years without an issue, sometimes for days at a time. This time I decided I'd had too much to drink so left it, wheel was gone by 8am.
tek-monkey21/08/2019 16:05

Yup! As was the front but they left that. I've left it unnatended for 2 …Yup! As was the front but they left that. I've left it unnatended for 2 years without an issue, sometimes for days at a time. This time I decided I'd had too much to drink so left it, wheel was gone by 8am.


Problem solved.

amazon.co.uk/Tra…19E

I always see bikes with the rear gone, rarely the front. Using those skewers should be a slight deterrent and then using a d-lock through the rear wheel should help too. The skewers only unlock with a pentagonal key, and you can prise them off by force, but it should be a deterrent.

Note, you only need to lock the bike through the rear wheel, not even through the frame, to stop a thief removing the wheel and then running off with the frame. They physically won't be able to get the wheel off without taking the lock off. Yes, sounds odd, right? Try it! See below:


thebestbikelock.com/wp-…jpg
tek-monkey21/08/2019 16:05

Yup! As was the front but they left that. I've left it unnatended for 2 …Yup! As was the front but they left that. I've left it unnatended for 2 years without an issue, sometimes for days at a time. This time I decided I'd had too much to drink so left it, wheel was gone by 8am.


Problem solved.

amazon.co.uk/Tra…19E

I always see bikes with the rear gone, rarely the front. Using those skewers should be a slight deterrent and then using a d-lock through the rear wheel should help too. The skewers only unlock with a pentagonal key, and you can prise them off by force, but it should be a deterrent.

Note, you only need to lock the bike through the rear wheel, not even through the frame, to stop a thief removing the wheel and then running off with the frame. They physically won't be able to get the wheel off without taking the lock off. Yes, sounds odd, right? Try it! See below:


thebestbikelock.com/wp-…jpg
If I were able to spend money on another bike, I would certainly give this a look.....Could be just what I fancy if I were to convert it into a drop bar pseudo 'adventure/touring' bike Heat added
is there an easy way to find out how do i know what size of bike to get ?
ijwia22/08/2019 23:09

is there an easy way to find out how do i know what size of bike to get ?


Go into store and try one is always best, but if you post your height, we should be able to approximate.
has this code expired? not working for me :-(
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