Falcon Nevada 700c Hybrid adults bike £50! Instore at Asda
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Falcon Nevada 700c Hybrid adults bike £50! Instore at Asda

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LocalFound 7th May 2016
Seems like an OK bike for pootling around on... Not like I'm training for the Olympics or anything! I've just bought this for £50 in Asda Taunton. It feels very light (I managed to get it in the car by myself) and so far it's been quite easy to put together. The box says suitable for 28-33 inch inside leg so best for teenagers or little adults?
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As long as you buy this bike knowing full well there are better bikes costing between £120 and £350, and that some parts may not last long because it is cheaper quality - then good spot and thanks for sharing!
Does the box say anything about the assembled weight? Does it have suspension? How many gears? What sort of brakes?
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androidavis

As long as you buy this bike knowing full well there are better bikes … As long as you buy this bike knowing full well there are better bikes costing between £120 and £350, and that some parts may not last long because it is cheaper quality - then good spot and thanks for sharing!



I'm quite happy so far... It's a nice sunny day & I've enjoyed having the wind in my hair - even if I only use it a handful of times, it's better than driving everywhere & getting fat!
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m1chaels

Does the box say anything about the assembled weight? Does it have … Does the box say anything about the assembled weight? Does it have suspension? How many gears? What sort of brakes?



It says it's a lightweight 6061 alloy frame (whatever that means!), 18 speed shimano gears & has smooth rolling 700c tyres (according to the box)

https://static.hotukdeals.com/images/threads/high-res/2443840_1.jpg
Edited by moderator: "larger deal pic" 8th May 2016
shelliebish

I'm quite happy so far... It's a nice sunny day & I've enjoyed having the … I'm quite happy so far... It's a nice sunny day & I've enjoyed having the wind in my hair - even if I only use it a handful of times, it's better than driving everywhere & getting fat!



Well said.
my carrera vengeance is that alloy and wheels are 700c I just have more gears seeks quite descent for that money
There are more details about this bike on the Falcon Cycles website. Seems Ok for the money.

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Johnnnnnno

There are more details about this bike on the Falcon Cycles website. … There are more details about this bike on the Falcon Cycles website. Seems Ok for the money.http://falconcycles.co.uk/product/falcon-monza-2/



Considering the price, I would say it's a pretty good spec!
didn't realise it is a hybrid I would have bought this last week instead of my carrera I was after a hybrid
for 50quids, this deal is super hot. ouch it burns!
No suspension, road tyres, alloy frame... could this be the first ever £50 supermarket bike that's acutally worth buying?

Seems pretty good for the price.
Is this a national deal?
The best supermarket bike I have seen on HUKD. Which isn't necessarily saying much - but Shimano gears are a safe bet, SRAM MRX shifters are reliable, v-brakes are nice (compared to the rubbish disk brakes that often end up on such bikes). The headset is old school and pretty naff...but overall, it looks like a decent bike. Should be relatively lightweight compared to the monkey metal steel bikes that usually find their way into supermarket store rooms!

(Of course, this is more suitable for children/teenagers or short adults. If you are tall, don't get a small bike - it'll be uncomfortable and pretty unsafe)
Edited by: "wenttoabetterplace" 7th May 2016
Great price but spend time setting it up because cheap bikes often don't get brilliantly assembled in the factory. Often they don't include grease where its needed or put very small amounts in plus parts may not be tightened correctly. This looks like it could be a geniunely good bike set up correctly. Nothing amazing but definitely fit for purpose.
Strip and sell job. Get a decent profit
Come on! Someone post "BSO" - it's a HUkD tradition!
Was it just a mens bike, or was there a female version? I can't really see the picture very well
Edited by: "Jakena" 7th May 2016
UncleWilly

Come on! Someone post "BSO" - it's a HUkD tradition!



It's not a good example of a BSO because it lacks terrible front suspension and even worse rear suspension. The frame is aluminium not steel (not that I have a problem with steel frames) and the gearing components do seem to be branded mostly. Some of the decent brands have entry level Shimano gears on their entry level bikes pretty much like this bike. For anyone looking to buy a bike for the summer and also considering a similarly priced dual suspension bike I recommend strongly you go for this bike instead.
Do you know what the bottom bracket is on this? One of the main problems with these supermarket bikes is that they have poor cup and cone bearing type bottom brackets, which are fairly unsuitable for any sort of wet weather riding and generally don't last very long and require adjustment frequently if you do any sort of mileage on them.
Jakena

Was it just a mens bike, or was there a female version? I can't really … Was it just a mens bike, or was there a female version? I can't really see the picture very well



Just one model - but why would you need a female version? For £50 i's not going to be a perfect fit for anyone, but as long as it's the right size it'll be fine for occasional use/short trips.
The frame and forks are probably fine, but I would not trust any of the other components. For £50 you're getting components that cost pennies and a bicycle assembled somewhere in the poorer parts of East-Asia by workers paid pennies who have virtually zero interest in doing the job properly.

I'm not a bike-snob; when it comes to ordinary bicycles (road bikes, hybrids, town&country bikes etc, etc) I think there are some real bargains to be had for under £200; only competition cyclists need "performance" components, but when you get to the sub-£100 price bracket, things start to get dodgy. £50? Expect snapped brake callipers, misaligned drive chain, chain frequently coming loose, and terminal rust within 6 months.

If you are going to ride that bike, check that the handlebars are properly secure and that the front wheel is secure; it's not unheard of for them to come flying off of cheap bikes, resulting in serious injury. If you were riding a motorcycle at 30mph, you'd expect it to be roadworthy, but people sometimes fail to apply the same logic when they are cycling downhill at 30mph on a bike they bought for £65 from Sports World or wherever. Seriously, do check that the bike is safe to ride; it has not been inspected by a real bicycle mechanic.

Personally, if I wanted to buy a cheap brand new bicycle, I'd keep my eyes open for anything made by Giant during the sales - but make sure it's the right size; that is so important. Choosing a bike is like choosing a pair of shoes; either it fits or it doesn't.
Love the description "it's very light, I managed to get it in the car myself" , is there a bike available that would actually be too heavy to lift by yourself?? oO
The fact you can lift it doesn't make it very light
This sounds like quite a good bike for the money, and one can never have enough bikes. Even if the bottom bracket bearing is the cup and cone type, it is pretty cheap and easy to change it to a sealed bearing, which would make this a nice bike.
Heat added, I'll have a look in the local Asda in the morn.
souljacker

Love the description "it's very light, I managed to get it in the car … Love the description "it's very light, I managed to get it in the car myself" , is there a bike available that would actually be too heavy to lift by yourself?? oOThe fact you can lift it doesn't make it very light



Depends on the size of the person lifting and their individual strength and also the loading height of the car into which it was lifted.
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Jakena

Was it just a mens bike, or was there a female version? I can't really … Was it just a mens bike, or was there a female version? I can't really see the picture very well



I'm a girl & it's fine for me - I'm only 5"4 though so someone bigger may struggle!
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JonjoKincade

Depends on the size of the person lifting and their individual strength … Depends on the size of the person lifting and their individual strength and also the loading height of the car into which it was lifted.



I was by myself, trying to get a stupidly oversized bulky box into the back of my car, getting it around a car seat & dog cage - so yes, it being light was a bonus!
Only checked out this thread to read to BIKE NERD NONSENSE. and you guys did not disappoint

thanks - hot deal BTW
Nearly up there with the legendary HUKD find on the Tesco Carnaby road bike (£65)
For occasional casual use or to get someone back into cycling, this is a great deal. You could sell this 2nd hand and easily get your money back, so no-risk if you use this as a stepping stone to something better
good one , not everybody needs a million dollar bike great find
othen

This sounds like quite a good bike for the money, and one can never have … This sounds like quite a good bike for the money, and one can never have enough bikes. Even if the bottom bracket bearing is the cup and cone type, it is pretty cheap and easy to change it to a sealed bearing, which would make this a nice bike.Heat added, I'll have a look in the local Asda in the morn.


Yes but it will cost £40 plus to get a bike shop to do it, plus the embarrassment of taking it into the shop. Sure you can do it yourself if you have the tools, ie crank puller and bb spline tool.
Finally a deal which isn't junk food. About time the health conscious came out the woodwork. Heat
androidavis

As long as you buy this bike knowing full well there are better bikes … As long as you buy this bike knowing full well there are better bikes costing between £120 and £350, and that some parts may not last long because it is cheaper quality - then good spot and thanks for sharing!



I'm looking for a bike in that price range (though the cheaper the better!) any recommendations? :-)
Cosmic_Mastermind

The frame and forks are probably fine, but I would not trust any of the … The frame and forks are probably fine, but I would not trust any of the other components. For £50 you're getting components that cost pennies and a bicycle assembled somewhere in the poorer parts of East-Asia by workers paid pennies who have virtually zero interest in doing the job properly.I'm not a bike-snob; when it comes to ordinary bicycles (road bikes, hybrids, town&country bikes etc, etc) I think there are some real bargains to be had for under £200; only competition cyclists need "performance" components, but when you get to the sub-£100 price bracket, things start to get dodgy. £50? Expect snapped brake callipers, misaligned drive chain, chain frequently coming loose, and terminal rust within 6 months. If you are going to ride that bike, check that the handlebars are properly secure and that the front wheel is secure; it's not unheard of for them to come flying off of cheap bikes, resulting in serious injury. If you were riding a motorcycle at 30mph, you'd expect it to be roadworthy, but people sometimes fail to apply the same logic when they are cycling downhill at 30mph on a bike they bought for £65 from Sports World or wherever. Seriously, do check that the bike is safe to ride; it has not been inspected by a real bicycle mechanic.Personally, if I wanted to buy a cheap brand new bicycle, I'd keep my eyes open for anything made by Giant during the sales - but make sure it's the right size; that is so important. Choosing a bike is like choosing a pair of shoes; either it fits or it doesn't.


If it rusts of the drive chain is misaligned you can just take it back for a refund so no big deal tbf
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EazyDuz

If it rusts of the drive chain is misaligned you can just take it back … If it rusts of the drive chain is misaligned you can just take it back for a refund so no big deal tbf



It comes with a 12 month guarantee - so if it goes rusty quickly, I've lost absolutely nothing!
bike snobs, tech snobs, book snobs ect ect, what is it about this site? sometimes a bargain is just that, a bargain, relax chill. heat from me op. oh and grammer snobs feel free..
shelliebish

It comes with a 12 month guarantee - so if it goes rusty quickly, I've … It comes with a 12 month guarantee - so if it goes rusty quickly, I've lost absolutely nothing!


I doubt rust would be covered, but then again the staff would probably be so surprised you bothered to bring it back that they'd honour it.
tezray

my carrera vengeance is that alloy and wheels are 700c I just have more … my carrera vengeance is that alloy and wheels are 700c I just have more gears seeks quite descent for that money


You mean it's good at going down hills?
shelliebish

I'm a girl & it's fine for me - I'm only 5"4 though so someone bigger may … I'm a girl & it's fine for me - I'm only 5"4 though so someone bigger may struggle!


Ah, thanks! I'm 5ft 6 1/2, but as someone said it might fit a 33" inside leg, I though it might be ok if the seat was raised all the way. Was the seat ok, as mens and female bike seats tend to be different
I have a falcon renegade,got mine from halfords and only cost me £100 ..more spec than this,but this is still worth a buy if you want a cheap bike..heat added...
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