Dunlop Dual Disc 24 Inch Mountain Bike Junior was £229.99 now only £90 @ Sports Direct
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Dunlop Dual Disc 24 Inch Mountain Bike Junior was £229.99 now only £90 @ Sports Direct

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Found 24th Aug 2012
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I am after a decent bike within my budget range of around £100 and I found this Dunlop Dual Disc 24 Inch Mountain Bike on sale when I went to the Sports Direct in town.

What else could you ask for with Dual Disc break at £90!

Description:
This mountain bike features 18 speed twist grip gears, alloy wheels, twin disc brakes with a striking paint finish.

Dunlop Realm Tech Spec

> 17 inch Dual Suspension Steel Frame Mountain Bike
> 18 Speed Twist Grip Gears
> Front and Rear Mechanical Disc Brakes
> 24 inch Painted Alloy Wheels
> Recommended for ages 9-12 years
> Assembled Weight: Approximately 15kgs

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What else could you ask for with Dual Disc break at £90!



Something that weighs less than 15kilos...
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deleted117705
'What else could you ask for with Dual Disc break at £90! '
One that doesn't fall apart when you apply them would be good.
Don't forget to get it set up you'll need to take it to a bike builder really as it's only part built, adding £30-£50.
The likelyhood is if you don't get it done by a professional it will never work properly and probably be unsafe.
As for buying a decent bike for £100, budget or not, it's highly unlikely you will find one.
A quick search on google for dunlop bikes led me to 2 poor amazon reviews and some hall of shame for bikes.
Edited by: "deleted117705" 24th Aug 2012
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'What else could you ask for with Dual Disc break at £90! 'One that … 'What else could you ask for with Dual Disc break at £90! 'One that doesn't fall apart when you apply them would be good.Don't forget to get it set up you'll need to take it to a bike builder really as it's only part built, adding £30-£50.The likelyhood is if you don't get it done by a professional it will never work properly and probably be unsafe.As for buying a decent bike for £100, budget or not, it's highly unlikely you will find one.A quick search on google for dunlop bikes led me to 2 poor amazon reviews and some hall of shame for bikes.



why the hell would you spend £90 on a bike and then another £50 to pay a bike builder - build it yourself or pay a bit extr a for a decent (not hard) one prebuilt

i personally wouldnt spend less than £500 on a bike now, when my 14 year old £300 raleigh falls apart ill prob spend £500-1000 on a decentish bike
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why the hell would you spend £90 on a bike and then another £50 to pay a b … why the hell would you spend £90 on a bike and then another £50 to pay a bike builder - build it yourself or pay a bit extr a for a decent (not hard) one prebuilti personally wouldnt spend less than £500 on a bike now, when my 14 year old £300 raleigh falls apart ill prob spend £500-1000 on a decentish bike


Easy is it? do you really think the average man/woman off the street could safely assemble this and adjust the gears/brakes etc? I would like to bet 9/10 couldn't do it properly, even the local bike shop couldn't make my friend's £90 bike safe it was so badly made and advised him to put it in a skip before he had an accident.
If I remember correctly BBC Watchdog have already done a show on this subject.
Edited by: "deleted117705" 24th Aug 2012
Yes, easy to assemble. I recently did my partners bike from halfords and my own specialized road bike. Its not hard.
It's going to get very cold in here.......... BUT

I got my now 8y/o daughter the 20" version of this 18 months ago for around the same price and she loves riding it. Yes it's heavy, yes it's built using cheap parts and no you wouldn't take it anywhere near a MTB track but for riding round the streets with her friends and riding along the canal towpaths and through the local woods with me it's perfect. It looks the part in kids eyes, she's had loads of really good comments about it from her friends and from kids she doesn't know and in the 18 months or so she has had it I have only had to replace the grip shifter, due to a bit of the plastic breaking inside it, it cost me a total of £8 to repair it and about 30 minutes of my time. The brakes work perfectly, I tightened the rear suspension up as far as it would go to save her wasting energy peddling, and it took me about 30 minutes to "build" the bike up (you have to put the front wheel on and straighten the handlebars) and she was off.

Don't let the bike snobs put you off these, IMO they are perfect for kids who want a "mountain bike" for riding round the streets with their friends.

Goose, these things are easy to put together, they even supply the spanner (although you're better off using your own!) and with a bit of common sense and 30 minutes of your time it's all done and SAFE to ride. Assemble, test the brakes, check the nuts and bolts and away you go, simples!
£229.99 my 4rse!

Pig iron rubbish.
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Watchdog link If anyone is interested.
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Watchdog link If anyone is interested.



I think there are a few villages missing their idiots here!
http://www.bikes2udirect.com/B4266.html

153 bit over budget decent bike no gimmicks, stick with something basic,
hand built.
no need to spend 1000pound on the bike
Pretty pointless posting bike deals on here. Folks on here don't appear to understand that people have different uses for bikes, different priorities and different budgets. I haven't ridden a bike for 17 years and so if I was going to consider dabbling then I wouldn't be spending a grand (on something that would possibly get one outing). Likewise there are many people that can afford little more than this, so rather than say you wouldn't pay less than x number of pounds, how about suggesting an appropriate alternative at a similar price.
I understand there is a market for 1000 pound bikes but that is for the very well off or serious biker.
Saw this today in sports direct thought it looked fantastic for £65
sportsdirect.com/mud…033
http://images.sportsdirect.com/images/products/93503345_l.jpg

Edited by: "BigBuds" 24th Aug 2012
BigBuds

Saw this today in sports direct thought it looked fantastic for … Saw this today in sports direct thought it looked fantastic for £65http://www.sportsdirect.com/muddyfox-x-ray-bmx-935033



I remember in the 80's Muddy Fox were actually a proper BMX brand and made quality stuff. Shame really
I love bike snobs, they're great fun!

I love the "9/10" people are all stupid comment. Because putting a wheel and set of handlebars on a frame is beyond the wit of most people these days. (_;) Maybe that poster bought the TOWIE DVD earlier? (And yes, that was a snobbish comment!)

I've just "restored" my old 1992(ish) Raleigh Activator. I bought that thing new as a teenager as it was "cool" when I was 13! Yeah, that big old, heavy beast of a bike. But I'll tell you what, I rode that back and forth to school for 3 years, four times a day (I went home for lunch; didn't eat with the plebeians!), then back and forth to work for 6 years after that. Got knocked off it one day, bloke hit my right leg at 40mph (the police later told me), bike went flying through the air, crashed-landed on the road 30 feet away, bounced off the road and came to rest in the bushes. Damage? Bent handlebars, bent wheel and a slight bend in the frame.

I wonder how well a new light bike would cope with that?

Further, that bike sat outside for the last ten years and the only problems with it were the cables were all rusted as were some of the screws and nuts. Frame is tough as old boots!

So yeah, a bike made of "pig iron" is far more preferable to me than some £1000 bike made of spit and tin-foil!

A £90 MTB for your teenager? Go for it!
Exinferis

I love bike snobs, they're great fun! I love the "9/10" people are all … I love bike snobs, they're great fun! I love the "9/10" people are all stupid comment. Because putting a wheel and set of handlebars on a frame is beyond the wit of most people these days. (_;) Maybe that poster bought the TOWIE DVD earlier? (And yes, that was a snobbish comment!)I've just "restored" my old 1992(ish) Raleigh Activator. I bought that thing new as a teenager as it was "cool" when I was 13! Yeah, that big old, heavy beast of a bike. But I'll tell you what, I rode that back and forth to school for 3 years, four times a day (I went home for lunch; didn't eat with the plebeians!), then back and forth to work for 6 years after that. Got knocked off it one day, bloke hit my right leg at 40mph (the police later told me), bike went flying through the air, crashed-landed on the road 30 feet away, bounced off the road and came to rest in the bushes. Damage? Bent handlebars, bent wheel and a slight bend in the frame. I wonder how well a new light bike would cope with that? Further, that bike sat outside for the last ten years and the only problems with it were the cables were all rusted as were some of the screws and nuts. Frame is tough as old boots! So yeah, a bike made of "pig iron" is far more preferable to me than some £1000 bike made of spit and tin-foil! A £90 MTB for your teenager? Go for it!



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"What else could you ask for with Dual Disc break at £90!"

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OK:

I love bike snobs, they're great fun!

I love the "9/10" people are all stupid comment. Because putting a wheel and set of handlebars on a frame is beyond the wit of most people these days. (_;) Maybe that poster bought the TOWIE DVD earlier? (And yes, that was a snobbish comment!)

I've just "restored" my old 1992(ish) Raleigh Activator. I bought that thing new as a teenager as it was "cool" when I was 13! Yeah, that big old, heavy beast of a bike. But I'll tell you what, I rode that back and forth to school for 3 years, four times a day (I went home for lunch; didn't eat with the plebeians!), then back and forth to work for 6 years after that. Got knocked off it one day, bloke hit my right leg at 40mph (the police later told me), bike went flying through the air, crashed-landed on the road 30 feet away, bounced off the road and came to rest in the bushes. Damage? Bent handlebars, bent wheel and a slight bend in the frame.

I wonder how well a new light bike would cope with that?

Further, that bike sat outside for the last ten years and the only problems with it were the cables were all rusted as were some of the screws and nuts. Frame is tough as old boots!

So yeah, a bike made of "pig iron" is far more preferable to me than some £1000 bike made of spit and tin-foil!

A £90 MTB for your teenager? Go for it!



By the way, is that a self portrait in your picture? Because that's the look I see on most blokes who strut around Chavsville wearing branded T-Shirts with your UN on them. (_;)
Exinferis

OK:I love bike snobs, they're great fun!I love the "9/10" people are all … OK:I love bike snobs, they're great fun!I love the "9/10" people are all stupid comment. Because putting a wheel and set of handlebars on a frame is beyond the wit of most people these days. (_;) Maybe that poster bought the TOWIE DVD earlier? (And yes, that was a snobbish comment!)I've just "restored" my old 1992(ish) Raleigh Activator. I bought that thing new as a teenager as it was "cool" when I was 13! Yeah, that big old, heavy beast of a bike. But I'll tell you what, I rode that back and forth to school for 3 years, four times a day (I went home for lunch; didn't eat with the plebeians!), then back and forth to work for 6 years after that. Got knocked off it one day, bloke hit my right leg at 40mph (the police later told me), bike went flying through the air, crashed-landed on the road 30 feet away, bounced off the road and came to rest in the bushes. Damage? Bent handlebars, bent wheel and a slight bend in the frame.I wonder how well a new light bike would cope with that?Further, that bike sat outside for the last ten years and the only problems with it were the cables were all rusted as were some of the screws and nuts. Frame is tough as old boots!So yeah, a bike made of "pig iron" is far more preferable to me than some £1000 bike made of spit and tin-foil!A £90 MTB for your teenager? Go for it!:DBy the way, is that a self portrait in your picture? Because that's the look I see on most blokes who strut around Chavsville wearing branded T-Shirts with your UN on them. (_;)



Your just embarrassing yourself now, it still counts on the internet you know.........
This coming from someone who can't spell "You're"? Bwahhhh! Good one!

Oh and it's "Internet" , not internet.

Toddle off in your over-priced Adidas stuff and get yourself an education eh? Might be more productive than picking fights with people who's opinions differ from your own.
Exinferis

This coming from someone who can't spell "You're"? Bwahhhh! Good one! Oh … This coming from someone who can't spell "You're"? Bwahhhh! Good one! Oh and it's "Internet" , not internet. Toddle off in your over-priced Adidas stuff and get yourself an education eh? Might be more productive than picking fights with people who's opinions differ from your own.



Oh dear, keep digging....
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