Cross DXT300 Dual Suspension Mountain Bike @ Argos for £94.99
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Cross DXT300 Dual Suspension Mountain Bike @ Argos for £94.99

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Found 27th May
Seems decent for a cheap bike, seems to have front disk brakes and alloy frame. Unless I'm mistaken. Don't know about the brand though.

Alloy frame.
21 gears.
Revoshift shifters.
Shimano SL-RS35 gears.
Shimano TX35 rear derailleur.
Front alloy V brake and rear alloy V brake brakes.
Dual suspension.
Steel forks.
Weight fully assembled 17.5kg.
18 inch frame size.
26 inch wheel size.
31 to 34 inch inside leg measurements.
Mountain bike style tyres.
Alloy rims.
Self-assembly
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17.5Kg.... that is a serious pile of metal. I would use that money to buy something used, this really is going to be poor.
Rogier_Arpignot25 m ago

17.5Kg.... that is a serious pile of metal. I would use that money to buy …17.5Kg.... that is a serious pile of metal. I would use that money to buy something used, this really is going to be poor.


Didn't even notice that, thought that with an alloy frame it'd be quite light. Ah well, everyone, cold it down.
BSO
Rogier_Arpignot40 m ago

17.5Kg.... that is a serious pile of metal. I would use that money to buy …17.5Kg.... that is a serious pile of metal. I would use that money to buy something used, this really is going to be poor.


I bought a second hand bike like this one for my son. It really did put him off from cycling. Put a bit more money to get a light aluminium frame. Even this one here is ok for starters Link
Thanks for the effort.
Edited by: "salahwrexham" 27th May
Trade descriptions, if I’d ridden that yesterday I would have died
This will be awful. Avoid!
I'm so tempted to get a cheap bike like this, just to see what everyone is moaning about! (Most of whom have probably never been on one!)

It has 4-star reviews, so is probably OK for a light kid going to school and messing about. The suspension may struggle with a heavier gentleman such as myself!

Are cheap disk brakes OK, or constant trouble?
pieinthesky18 m ago

I'm so tempted to get a cheap bike like this, just to see what everyone is …I'm so tempted to get a cheap bike like this, just to see what everyone is moaning about! (Most of whom have probably never been on one!)It has 4-star reviews, so is probably OK for a light kid going to school and messing about. The suspension may struggle with a heavier gentleman such as myself!Are cheap disk brakes OK, or constant trouble?


Buy one and see for yourself. If people are moaning, it's because they had a bad experience. Heavy bike and constant problems with highly inefficient brake discs. Go for it and let us know how you get on.
pieinthesky2 h, 13 m ago

I'm so tempted to get a cheap bike like this, just to see what everyone is …I'm so tempted to get a cheap bike like this, just to see what everyone is moaning about! (Most of whom have probably never been on one!)It has 4-star reviews, so is probably OK for a light kid going to school and messing about. The suspension may struggle with a heavier gentleman such as myself!Are cheap disk brakes OK, or constant trouble?


If you or the recipient of this bike want to be put off riding for life then sure go ahead

People who advise against buying such a bike are quite obviously ill informed bike snobs anyway
Any good budget , light weight bike would you suggest for a 9 years old? Or just a guide for me to see what to look for. Thanks
HotDealAlert3 h, 5 m ago

Any good budget , light weight bike would you suggest for a 9 years old? …Any good budget , light weight bike would you suggest for a 9 years old? Or just a guide for me to see what to look for. Thanks


That is a good question as much is written about and discussed regarding adult cycles but information not so readily available about child bikes, which is a shame as having bad bikes when younger may discourage cycling when they reach an age where motor vehicles become an option. Probably the best place to start is a local independent bike shop, or as children grow out of bikes check Gumtree & local classifieds and go and have a look at what's on offer. Things to look for is something that is light weight and has good components (brakes, gears, etc), basically try to avoid anything with parts from companies you have never heard off. And finally test ride and make sure gears change smoothly and cleanly, and brakes work well and that nothing looks bent or worn out. You can probably pick up a bargain, keep it for a year or two and sell to get your money back
Baz87551 h, 35 m ago

That is a good question as much is written about and discussed regarding …That is a good question as much is written about and discussed regarding adult cycles but information not so readily available about child bikes, which is a shame as having bad bikes when younger may discourage cycling when they reach an age where motor vehicles become an option. Probably the best place to start is a local independent bike shop, or as children grow out of bikes check Gumtree & local classifieds and go and have a look at what's on offer. Things to look for is something that is light weight and has good components (brakes, gears, etc), basically try to avoid anything with parts from companies you have never heard off. And finally test ride and make sure gears change smoothly and cleanly, and brakes work well and that nothing looks bent or worn out. You can probably pick up a bargain, keep it for a year or two and sell to get your money back


Thank you. What would you consider as 'light weight' , in kg?
Baz87557 h, 14 m ago

If you or the recipient of this bike want to be put off riding for life …If you or the recipient of this bike want to be put off riding for life then sure go ahead People who advise against buying such a bike are quite obviously ill informed bike snobs anyway



Well, when I was looking for a cheap TV, people (or "TV snobs"!) on here were constantly saying "Vestel TVs are rubbish!". But I bought a cheap Vestel TV as it had very good user reviews and it is great. So at the moment I trust actual user reviews more than snobs on HUKD! (Though maybe bike snobs are better than TV snobs?? )
pieinthesky20 h, 52 m ago

Well, when I was looking for a cheap TV, people (or "TV snobs"!) on here …Well, when I was looking for a cheap TV, people (or "TV snobs"!) on here were constantly saying "Vestel TVs are rubbish!". But I bought a cheap Vestel TV as it had very good user reviews and it is great. So at the moment I trust actual user reviews more than snobs on HUKD! (Though maybe bike snobs are better than TV snobs?? )


You can lead a horse (aka troll) to water.....
Edited by: "Baz8755" 28th May
Baz87558 h, 35 m ago

People who advise against buying such a bike are quite obviously ill …People who advise against buying such a bike are quite obviously ill informed bike snobs anyway.


Correct!
Good for buying for a child that you don't want to get any further than about 20 metres from the house although saying that the front suspension looks pretty weak and dangerous. Cheap bikes are fine although can be high maintenance if they don't have suspension anywhere. I don't get how they can do these bikes so cheaply. It's the same price as a rigid basic steel mountain bike yet features so many additional parts and an aluminium main frame.

Cheaper just to pull something similar out the metal scrap container at your local recycling centre.
HotDealAlert27th May

Thank you. What would you consider as 'light weight' , in kg?



Have a read on this site islabikes.co.uk/, when they grow up you can resell these bikes on for near enough what you paid originally. Looking at around a10kg bike for that age
Edited by: "esq3585" 28th May
esq35858 m ago

Have a read on this site https://www.islabikes.co.uk/, when they grow up …Have a read on this site https://www.islabikes.co.uk/, when they grow up you can resell these bikes on for near enough what you paid originally. Looking at around a10kg bike for that age


Thank you so much
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