Folding Mountain Bike Shimano 26 Inch/700CC Double Disc Brake Suspension Front/Rear - £219.19 - LightInTheBox EU Warehouse
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Folding Mountain Bike Shimano 26 Inch/700CC Double Disc Brake Suspension Front/Rear - £219.19 - LightInTheBox EU Warehouse

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Found 13th Oct
Not a bad price for a folding bike. Seems to have a few bells and whistles too.

We've just moved offices and I'm a little further away from the train station than before. I guess I could bite the bullet and drive but am exploring the "bike on a train" option.

I don't know a lot about bikes, but I presume that you have to make sacrifices in folding bikes for the portability.

I'm guess that it's not going to be the best folding bike ever, but would appreciate if its relative merits could be discussed in relation to other models in the price range?

This is in the EU Warehouse so no hidden charges and quick delivery.

Cheers

Specifications
Gender Men's, Unisex, Kid's
Material Steel, Aluminium Alloy
Category Folding Bike, Mountain Bike
Speed 21 Speed
Bicycle Wheel Size 26 Inch/700CC
Rear Derailleur SHIMANO TZ50
Front Derailleur SHIMANO TX-50
Fork Type Suspension Fork
Pedals Type Ordinary/Standard
Spokes 6
Rider Weight (KG) <=100
Bike length (CM) 170
Stuffsack Size 85*75*40
Wheel Material Magnesium Alloy
Frame Material Carbon Steel
Fork Material Steel
Is there a suspension fork? Yes
Brake system Double Disc Brake
Frame Type Rear Suspension
Rider Height (CM) 155-180
If Folding or Not Yes

Top comments

On face value looks very stylish but looking at the components very low end. Maybe good value at a £100 but really not worth this money. It looks like a mountain bike but can't be used as one due to low end components. It's folding but what is the point as still bulky due to the large frame and wheels. It's hard to see any type of rider its ideal for.

Two best folding bike bargains at the moment are the greenway folding bike and the Shimano Nexus 7 hub geared folding bike at Sports Direct. Both similar money to this.
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looks good compared to other folding bikes.

There is no way this bike is worth the money , don't even think about doing proper mountain biking on it either , don't know how these companies get away with churning out this garbage tbh.

They made up their own wheel size 700cc 26". Huh?

gazdoubleu2 m ago

They made up their own wheel size 700cc 26". Huh?

Folding from a 700 to a 26 quality

Cold, cheap nasty china junk, the rrp is a total joke £1,042.71. the £208.52 is just a waste of £200.
this is worth about £8.52

if you only have £200 to spend on a bike go to decathlon and get a rockrider even a entry level £200 bike from decathlon will be 1000% better. or look on ebay if you know what spec and size frame your after.

heat from me. nice looking bike for a commute or a bit of gentle riding. will fold into a large boot of a car no doubt saves on having to buy a rack for if you wanted to go further afield

i think the point is that it folds and appeals to its own niche market? are they any more favourable folding bikes out there? i dont know ive not looked. had my cube for years its ace!

Any comparisons need to be with folding bikes. Might be a good deal and would be ok for trails but not true mountain biking.

Looks like a poor hinge mechanism. A steel frame is also much heavier than an alloy one, and the front forks and a wishbone suspension on the back add to the weight. The easier it is to cycle, the further and quicker you will go ( you'll be glad of a lighter bike when the wind is against you, you're tired, you've got a hill or steps to climb or you've got to get somewhere quick - what most of us face at some time ). The whole point of a bike is to either get from A to B or to perform tricks, jumps etc. and weight is a major factor in both scenarios. I've an ammaco alloy frame bike, and the basic spec isn't that much dearer. Ok it doesn't have suspension front or back, disk brakes, and it's not folding. But I can lift it with two or three fingers and it's no effort to stand upright on one wheel if you're tight of space. I've two other bikes ( a steel frame and a full suspension alloy frame ), and they hardly get used as they are so heavy.

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I know it won't be as good as an equivalent priced 'standard' bike, and I know that it's not really a mountain bike.

But, good as they are, I can't bring myself to use one of the 'Brompton' style folding bikes, I just think they look appalling - I know this is entirely subjective though.

On face value looks very stylish but looking at the components very low end. Maybe good value at a £100 but really not worth this money. It looks like a mountain bike but can't be used as one due to low end components. It's folding but what is the point as still bulky due to the large frame and wheels. It's hard to see any type of rider its ideal for.

Two best folding bike bargains at the moment are the greenway folding bike and the Shimano Nexus 7 hub geared folding bike at Sports Direct. Both similar money to this.

Lol a full suss folding bike. why? If you want a commuting bike this ain't it, likewise if you want a trail bike this ain't it. Looks like a death trap avoid.

Bikes are 98% efficient from pedal to wheel turning so any saving by lightness, number of gears etc etc is marginal. You only get out what you put in. A heavy bike makes you work harder for the outcome but get fitter quicker, a light bike allows you to use a fraction less effort but if someone comes past you like you are standing still it's not his bike, it's his fitness and the effort he's putting in.

winter_zombie1 h, 49 m ago

Cold, cheap nasty china junk, the rrp is a total joke £1,042.71. the …Cold, cheap nasty china junk, the rrp is a total joke £1,042.71. the £208.52 is just a waste of £200.this is worth about £8.52 if you only have £200 to spend on a bike go to decathlon and get a rockrider even a entry level £200 bike from decathlon will be 1000% better. or look on ebay if you know what spec and size frame your after.


Really? If you want a folding bike you are completely wrong, you should ignore what you want and go and buy a solid bike? I think you've missed the point.

My mrs used a folding bike to cycle, for a year, the last mile through town after parking as near as she could. She stopped because she thought she looked stupid on the little wheel ones. This would have been perfect.

bollybobinson9 m ago

Really? If you want a folding bike you are completely wrong, you should …Really? If you want a folding bike you are completely wrong, you should ignore what you want and go and buy a solid bike? I think you've missed the point.My mrs used a folding bike to cycle, for a year, the last mile through town after parking as near as she could. She stopped because she thought she looked stupid on the little wheel ones. This would have been perfect.



Lots of cheaper Chinese folding bikes most Mrs's would feel less stupid on than this.

E.g. amazon.co.uk/gp/…c=1

That must be a 20kg bike!, how is 700c anywhere near 26inch or am I going mad?.

Looks quite a good bike for commuting short distances - and how many people who own Mountain Bikes actually ride them on mountains? (or off-road at all for that matter)

It seems "hardcore cyclists" are rapidly becoming this generation's wine snobs

A bike with a lot of overweight cheap components,you'll spend more time repairing and pushing than riding,
spending a little more on something like a Raleigh Evo-2 [Halfords]with better quality gears and brakes
and a lighter alloy frame will be less fatiguing to ride,more reliable,and last a lot longer.

cb-uk2 h, 22 m ago

Looks quite a good bike for commuting short distances - and how many …Looks quite a good bike for commuting short distances - and how many people who own Mountain Bikes actually ride them on mountains? (or off-road at all for that matter)It seems "hardcore cyclists" are rapidly becoming this generation's wine snobs


I'm no bike snob or bike brand snob but this really doesn't look very good especially for £200+ which if carefully chosen will get you a pretty decent bike new. Many years ago I bought a new £65 bike and rode it at 26 stone despite the warnings from many people. It was brilliant, loved the bike but in contrast to this bike it was incredibly simple, no suspension or gimmicks at all just a strong rigid steel mountain bike. Of course the weight it was carrying meant a few issues, had to replace the bearings in the front wheel and after hitting a pothole had to true the rear wheel that happened within the first 3 months. The basic Shimano tourney rear derailleur was poor at shifting after going through rain and about maybe after 6 months of ownership changed it for a Deore. As I got lighter the problems pretty much disappeared. If you are buying a cheap bike new keep it simple would be my advice. Cheap suspension is next to useless and short life. Cheap suspension can pretty much guarantee a landfill destiny in a few years at best.

It is true though that many people buy mountain bike style bikes (Apollo, Argos, Toy's R Us etc) with no intention of taking them off road because they like the style and such bikes could never successfully be taken off road anyway due to weak freewheels, threaded headsets and weak suspension. I don't think its unfair to warn people that such bikes aren't suitable for such use. Many would assume a bike described as a mountain bike could be taken off road.

Be careful with this supplier. They clearly give false information.

This bike claims to be 7 speed but the image shows what looks like a single speed bike with no cable going to the rear for hub or derailleur gears and no derailleur shown either.


lightinthebox.com/fol…5.0

They are also claiming normal price at close to £2000 but the bike appears something worth more like £90-110 slightly below their asking price.

bonzobanana3 h, 8 m ago

I'm no bike snob or bike brand snob but this really doesn't look very good …I'm no bike snob or bike brand snob but this really doesn't look very good especially for £200+ which if carefully chosen will get you a pretty decent bike new. Many years ago I bought a new £65 bike and rode it at 26 stone despite the warnings from many people. It was brilliant, loved the bike but in contrast to this bike it was incredibly simple, no suspension or gimmicks at all just a strong rigid steel mountain bike. Of course the weight it was carrying meant a few issues, had to replace the bearings in the front wheel and after hitting a pothole had to true the rear wheel that happened within the first 3 months. The basic Shimano tourney rear derailleur was poor at shifting after going through rain and about maybe after 6 months of ownership changed it for a Deore. As I got lighter the problems pretty much disappeared. If you are buying a cheap bike new keep it simple would be my advice. Cheap suspension is next to useless and short life. Cheap suspension can pretty much guarantee a landfill destiny in a few years at best. It is true though that many people buy mountain bike style bikes (Apollo, Argos, Toy's R Us etc) with no intention of taking them off road because they like the style and such bikes could never successfully be taken off road anyway due to weak freewheels, threaded headsets and weak suspension. I don't think its unfair to warn people that such bikes aren't suitable for such use. Many would assume a bike described as a mountain bike could be taken off road.


Well done some good advice. No commuter needs a full suss, its just going to add weight and result in less money being spent on the basics. Plenty end of season deals around. I am going to mention the second hand market, despite havin previously being stalked on HotUK deals for doing so! Plenty of good deals on gumtree.
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