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Dunlop 20inch folding bike £84.99 + £4.99 P&P @ Field & Trek
Dunlop 20inch folding bike £84.99 + £4.99 P&P @ Field & Trek

Dunlop 20inch folding bike £84.99 + £4.99 P&P @ Field & Trek

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Down from £329.99 saving £245.00! Lightweight, folding handlebars, 6 speeds, front and rear breaks, 20kg total boxed weight!
Was looking for a little folding bike to get to and from work, was amazed at the price reduction.

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I hate to say it but this smacks of a Sports Direct bike shaped object with an inflated rrp. Will save up for a Dahon or Brompton rather than this.

finnmaccool

Sports Direct. avoid


Regardless, it is a great price for what it is.

Nobody else seems to sell this....

AndyRoyd

Regardless, it is a great price for what it is.



​A heavy piece of poorly welded together metal? Horrifically too heavy to be practical for a folding bike. Did I mention it's heavy?!

It is on the Dunlop sport web site at this price too

Dunlop Twist 20 inch Folding Bike
The Dunlop Twist 20 inch Folding Bike is lightweight, compact and easy to transport as well as being a breeze to ride! The alloy folding frame features a quick release folding mechanism, a quick release seat post and fold down handlebars so you can assemble and disassemble in seconds. Ideal for taking on the train for your weekday commute and in the caravan on your weekends away.

Dunlop Twist 20 inch Folding Bike Tech Spec

> Lightweight Alloy Folding Frame
> Folding Alloy Handlebars
> Quick Release Seat Post
> 6 Speed Shimano Tourney Gears with Shimano Revoshift shifters
> Front & Rear Alloy V-Brakes
> 20" Alloy Wheels (Front Quick Release)
> Kickstand
> Total boxed weight: 20kg

> Recommended inside leg measurement: 29 - 35 inches
> Recommended age: 12 years and above

cut_la_roc

​A heavy piece of poorly welded together metal? Horrifically too heavy t … ​A heavy piece of poorly welded together metal? Horrifically too heavy to be practical for a folding bike. Did I mention it's heavy?!


The one I used for a just over a week gave me no problems when riding it and frequently lifting it to / from car boot. Wouldn't like to guess at the actual weight rather than transit weight, but I found no issues. Wasn't aware of any poor welds. Only compalint would be lack of water protection from wheel spray - no mudguards as standard so there is zero protection! No doubt there are lighter alternatives for more money. My requirement did not require an alternative.

What would be a half decent weight for a folding bike like this type?

Is 10kg the norm as some are saying this 20kg is heavy
I am in the market for one but don't want a heavy thing I will struggle to carry on trains buses etc!

crazylegs

What would be a half decent weight for a folding bike like this type?Is … What would be a half decent weight for a folding bike like this type?Is 10kg the norm as some are saying this 20kg is heavyI am in the market for one but don't want a heavy thing I will struggle to carry on trains buses etc!



​20kg... That's a lot.
Put it this way, a half decent road bike will be about 9kg and a full on downhill bike 16kg.

You'll struggle with this, especially if you're not the strongest person around.

Wouldn't buy this. It will cause you problems after problem.
There's a reason people pay a grand for a Brompton.

Folding bikes are usually 15kg or less - hard to know how this compares as we've only got a boxed weight.

The Dunlop brand is owned by Sports Direct - so this is a cheap bike with a name stuck on it.

For this money you'd be lucky to get a secondhand folding bike so I wouldn't criticise it for the price. But don't believe the inflated RRP - for £300 there's a choice of decent folders from Dahon, Claud Butler, Dawes and Tern. This was never worth that much. It's a cheap folding bike, not a £300 bike at a bargain price.

very basic bike, I have one like it i think it's a probike, does the job but is very heavy and cheaply made. I've started to use it because some scrote stole my a to b lock up and don't worry gt, can't believe they went to the effort of breaking the abus u lock.
anyway, this dunlop one has a crap name, but it actually looks quite nice in the black colour; quite sleek, I picked mine up from ebay for 30 quid i think, so this isn't too bad I suppose for the price

Looking at the bike and its component level and taking them at their word on materials used it actually looks pretty good. It's not a £300 bike but it does look like it could justify a price of perhaps £130-160 so a very good deal at this price in theory. It's hard to know because there are no reviews and yet the bike has been around for quite a few years which seems suspicious.

If its boxed weight of 20kg its going to end up somewhere around 15-16kg because bike boxes are surprisingly heavy with all the packaging and bits inside. I don't think weight will be an issue it will be close to similar bikes.

I can't imagine you'll get much in the way of support with it and the bike will probably need a good check over and adjustment before riding but if after that its fit for purpose does seem a bargain.

Plenty of advice about online for checking and adjusting bikes plus videos on youtube.

just looking at it again saw this fixie, I'd prefer this to be honest fieldandtrek.com/mud…248

slevinkelevra

just looking at it again saw this fixie, I'd prefer this to be honest … just looking at it again saw this fixie, I'd prefer this to be honest http://www.fieldandtrek.com/muddyfox-fixie-bike-mens-933352?colcode=93335248



Muddyfox went bust years ago - now it's just another label stuck on cheap bikes.
Field & Trek are another Sports Direct company.

If you really want a bike; either go to a bike shop and accept that bikes cost more than this - Decathlon is about the cheapest place you'll find a bike. Or find a local recycling charity (The Bike Station in Glasgow & Edinburgh are excellent) who'll sell you a refurbished bike for sensible money. Or just buy a SH bike.

slevinkelevra

very basic bike, I have one like it i think it's a probike, does the … very basic bike, I have one like it i think it's a probike, does the job but is very heavy and cheaply made. I've started to use it because some scrote stole my a to b lock up and don't worry gt, can't believe they went to the effort of breaking the abus u lock. anyway, this dunlop one has a crap name, but it actually looks quite nice in the black colour; quite sleek, I picked mine up from ebay for 30 quid i think, so this isn't too bad I suppose for the price


I use an abus u lock; any idea how they broke it?

neh0

I hate to say it but this smacks of a Sports Direct bike shaped object … I hate to say it but this smacks of a Sports Direct bike shaped object with an inflated rrp. Will save up for a Dahon or Brompton rather than this.


And of course you pay what ? 5, 6 7, Eight times this price for those brands ?

afroylnt

I use an abus u lock; any idea how they broke it?


4 seconds with a cordless angle grinder.
See U-tube (_;)

crazylegs

What would be a half decent weight for a folding bike like this type?



A Brompton will be between 9 – 12½ kg depending on spec. Ordered mine yesterday.

common dudes, sports direct, don't buy, have some morals x

Easy Action Baby

4 seconds with a cordless angle grinder.See U-tube (_;)


no, the lock was left on the floor, it had been bent slightly and seperated, they obviously used a lever of any kind like a metal bar, they can use car jacks too. I've just moved into a flat and parked it outside on the racks in the square where the community centre, post office and library, docs are, I could see it from my window and one day it was gone.
I was a bit miffed that they'd wrecked the lock as it does come in handy, I was glad it was left however as it does still work, a pity it wasn't a kryptonite and maybe I could try and claim the thousand pound warranty thing, not that they would easily pay out or anything, at least I could try as usually thieves don't leave the lock behind I hear so it makes the claim pointless.
I hadn't been feeling myself recently and really wasn't thinking as I didn't fill as much of the empty space of the lock like I normally would, but like I said before didn't really think they would go to the bother with such a s**t bike and a relatively decent lock.
Anyway I actually saw from my window a man with my bike outside the post office last week when I woke up; I'm on the 5th floor and debated putting on my jeans and going down, I was in ten minds whether to confront him or take it back or a hundred other things and in the end left it. As I know there's a lot of dodgy stuff going on with these people and thought as I'm not feeling hundred percent didn't want to become a target of any more crap.
At least I know its in the area and I can just keep an eye on things and maybe decide to do something in the future.
It's funny that bike was actually stolen from me a few years ago and I accidentally spotted it one day and managed to get it back; round two

dabe1971

A Brompton will be between 9 – 12½ kg depending on spec. Ordered mine ye … A Brompton will be between 9 – 12½ kg depending on spec. Ordered mine yesterday.



Brompton's are amazing but come on they are like 10x this price or more. If your buying a £6000 Dacia Sandero you don't expect people to suggest you buy a £60,000 Mercedes Benz instead.

Looking at this bike on the Decathlon site.

http://www.decathlon.co.uk/hoptown-320-folding-bike-blue-id_8352596.html

It's £180, it has a heavier steel frame and it has a generic 'sunrace' deraileur and if anything looks lower spec except has mudguards and a built in light. The frame mechanism latch looks inferior and many of the reviews highlight quality issues. This is from a so called good supplier and actually looks much worse for twice the money.

afroylnt

I use an abus u lock; any idea how they broke it?


looking at the lock they would have used a metal bar like a scaffold bar or something, no lock is inpenetrable, it's just about the time it takes for them to compromise the lock whether it be angle grinder, bolt croppers, metal bar or whatever, the strength of the metal of the abus is very could as it is still intact and didn't actually bend like some per se, but you can tell it is slightly, I can't explain it but not straight and the fork gap had been reduced slightly so I had to try bending it a bit

ArthurDent1

Muddyfox went bust years ago - now it's just another label stuck on cheap … Muddyfox went bust years ago - now it's just another label stuck on cheap bikes.Field & Trek are another Sports Direct company.If you really want a bike; either go to a bike shop and accept that bikes cost more than this - Decathlon is about the cheapest place you'll find a bike. Or find a local recycling charity (The Bike Station in Glasgow & Edinburgh are excellent) who'll sell you a refurbished bike for sensible money. Or just buy a SH bike.


yeah I know muddyfox aren't the bikes they were of the 90s and realise that this one is a pile of **** but I would prefer it to the folding bike if I had to choose. I always get my bikes second hand and fix them up so they are roadworthy, you get so much more value for your money that way, I have about ten bikes currently, they are ones I have put time and effort into and I need to start getting rid of some now really

ArthurDent1

Folding bikes are usually 15kg or less - hard to know how this compares … Folding bikes are usually 15kg or less - hard to know how this compares as we've only got a boxed weight.The Dunlop brand is owned by Sports Direct - so this is a cheap bike with a name stuck on it.For this money you'd be lucky to get a secondhand folding bike so I wouldn't criticise it for the price. But don't believe the inflated RRP - for £300 there's a choice of decent folders from Dahon, Claud Butler, Dawes and Tern. This was never worth that much. It's a cheap folding bike, not a £300 bike at a bargain price.


This is incorrect. Dunlop is now owned by Sumitomo Rubber Industries (SRI)

yeah think I heard something on the news recently about a japanese company keen on buying dunlop, I was thinking aren't dunlop crap?

ArthurDent1

Muddyfox went bust years ago - now it's just another label stuck on cheap … Muddyfox went bust years ago - now it's just another label stuck on cheap bikes.Field & Trek are another Sports Direct company.If you really want a bike; either go to a bike shop and accept that bikes cost more than this - Decathlon is about the cheapest place you'll find a bike. Or find a local recycling charity (The Bike Station in Glasgow & Edinburgh are excellent) who'll sell you a refurbished bike for sensible money. Or just buy a SH bike.


just checked out the bikestation site it looks pretty good and well equipped, we have something similar started up a few years back now at the racecourse in northampton, I was thinking of helping out there one time

This is just cheap rubbish! It will fall apart in no time. Keep your money and buy something a lot better for a similar price. None of this Sports Direct tat.

Weight is an issue

somru

Weight is an issue


Sorry to hear that but I can highly recommend slimming world

These bikes seem to have been £149 or so. £169 ebay, £149 amazon delivered. There are a couple of reviews but they don't give much detail or depth. I like the look of the quality of the alloy TIG welds, that makes it for me.
For alloy with even low end shimano this price seems to represent a great deal.
For occasional use - i'm going to risk it.......;)
http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e380/mozzer99/dunlop%20bike_2.jpg
Thanks SHunt94

Edited by: "mozzer99" 29th Jan

MAdam98

​20kg... That's a lot. Put it this way, a half decent road bike will be a … ​20kg... That's a lot. Put it this way, a half decent road bike will be about 9kg and a full on downhill bike 16kg.You'll struggle with this, especially if you're not the strongest person around. Wouldn't buy this. It will cause you problems after problem.There's a reason people pay a grand for a Brompton.



​Yes, 20kg is a lot. the Brompton is about 12kg for instance but even a 20kg bike , once you get going and if the gearing is OK, should be fine.

wouldn't trust this Dunlop at all. get a second hand Tern or Dahon from eBay or Gumtree for twice the price. they'll only weigh 10-12 kg
Edited by: "batesie" 30th Jan

I found a Brompton too heavy and unwieldy for my commute so I wouldn't rate your chances with carrying this folded up stairs and avoiding fellow passengers. I found biking to one station on a normal bike and walk from the other easier.

This bike will not last. A year of daily commute will kill it probably. I used to own a similar folder.
But it is cheap so may be worth the risk.

Some abs

Bahr_guhn

This is just cheap rubbish! It will fall apart in no time. Keep your … This is just cheap rubbish! It will fall apart in no time. Keep your money and buy something a lot better for a similar price. None of this Sports Direct tat.



What?

In terms of weight, cost and fun I recommend this , if you can get it off the kids:

amazon.co.uk/Ind…9O/

TheDelBoy

This is incorrect. Dunlop is now owned by Sumitomo Rubber Industries (SRI)



So it is. Hopefully they'll stop putting the Dunlop name on crap, full-suspension, steel mountain bikes with inflated RRPs - not that it'll make any difference, Sports Direct will just stick a different brand name on them.

Looks like Dunlop have basically bought their own brand name back:
"Sumitomo Rubber Industries, originally called the Dunlop Rubber Company, has a tyre business as well as a sports division that makes tennis and golf equipment. It already owns the rights to the Dunlop brand for other markets."
theguardian.com/bus…37m

mozzer99

These bikes seem to have been £149 or so. £169 ebay, £149 amazon de … These bikes seem to have been £149 or so. £169 ebay, £149 amazon delivered. There are a couple of reviews but they don't give much detail or depth. I like the look of the quality of the alloy TIG welds, that makes it for me.For alloy with even low end shimano this price seems to represent a great deal.For occasional use - i'm going to risk it.......;)Thanks SHunt94


you have a good point, the welds do look good, much better than the ones on the probike I have, and didn't realise it is an alloy frame as the probike i'm sure must be steel or something as it weighs a tonne, I actually carried it up 5 floors to my flat rather than use the lift. I'm not sure about the stand and bracket by the bottom bracket on this dunlop though.

ArthurDent1

So it is. Hopefully they'll stop putting the Dunlop name on crap, … So it is. Hopefully they'll stop putting the Dunlop name on crap, full-suspension, steel mountain bikes with inflated RRPs - not that it'll make any difference, Sports Direct will just stick a different brand name on them.Looks like Dunlop have basically bought their own brand name back:"Sumitomo Rubber Industries, originally called the Dunlop Rubber Company, has a tyre business as well as a sports division that makes tennis and golf equipment. It already owns the rights to the Dunlop brand for other markets."https://www.theguardian.com/business/2016/dec/27/sports-direct-sells-dunlop-for-137m




Not quite. Sports Direct are selling it to SRI, but the deal isn't set to be complete until May, and that's only if it's allowed. Besides, that was only announced at the end of last year, so any existing Dunlop Sports stock would still have been produced for Sports Direct.

gainsay

​Yes, 20kg is a lot. the Brompton is about 12kg for instance but even a 2 … ​Yes, 20kg is a lot. the Brompton is about 12kg for instance but even a 20kg bike , once you get going and if the gearing is OK, should be fine.



​Are you having a laugh? 20kg is fine with the gearing????
Maybe if you're only going downhill.
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