Half Price on Adult and Kids Bikes, eligible for Clubcard Boost, starting from £60 @ Tesco Direct
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Half Price on Adult and Kids Bikes, eligible for Clubcard Boost, starting from £60 @ Tesco Direct

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Found 28th May 2016
Half price on selected kids and adults bikes at Tesco Direct, ranging from £60-120.

Great if you're looking to pick up a cheap kids bike, or perhaps an affordable run around yourself!

Included in Clubcard Boost so could save any loyal Tesco die-hards alot ^^

Good prices for some basic sets of wheels!

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Just had a quick look at these bikes and wouldn't recommend any of them. I only got into road cycling last year myself and bought a tesco one that had the Shimano Claris gears on going for £125.

While it was ok i have since been riding a giant defy 3 (yes much more expensive) and it is so much better to ride, lighter, smoother gear changes (both bikes maintained by myself) and has better handling.

If you are looking for a cheap bike for adult or child, get in touch with a local bike club and see if anyone is selling "last years" model or an older bike. They will have been well looked after and will be a fair price.

Original Poster

Just had a quick look at these bikes and wouldn't recommend any of them. … Just had a quick look at these bikes and wouldn't recommend any of them. I only got into road cycling last year myself and bought a tesco one that had the Shimano Claris gears on going for £125.While it was ok i have since been riding a giant defy 3 (yes much more expensive) and it is so much better to ride, lighter, smoother gear changes (both bikes maintained by myself) and has better handling.If you are looking for a cheap bike for adult or child, get in touch with a local bike club and see if anyone is selling "last years" model or an older bike. They will have been well looked after and will be a fair price.



Isn't the whole point of this deal to get cheap and cheerful bikes? xD a Giant defy 3 is £600+ and even last year's model will be triple, quadruple these prices. If you can afford those kinda bikes to ride around I doubt you'd be here! ^^

Hence why i said look for 2nd hand bikes. new bikes at this price range are poorly specc'ed and heavy. There may also be limited upgrades available i.e the bottom bracket will be square tapered and will restrict the cranks you can upgrade to.

A cheap beginner bike may put off a child from riding it and will require more maintenance, they rust easier.

Edited by: "mclovin9091" 28th May 2016

How much do you think bikes are...

Yep. False economy these lot. That full suspension bike would be a death trap off-road. Get to Go outdoors or Decathlon, or Evans for a decent entry level offering.

I purchased one of these bikes at Christmas.
After watching the YouTube video of how to put it together we took it for a Short ride and the foot pedal came off as I was crossing a busy road (5 minutes of riding), I emailed tesco and they replaced it quickly.
The second bike arrived and watched the video once again and learnt from my mistake with the first bike n took it down a side road and after 3 minutes we had the same issue. The second time the foot pedal actually cut the back of my leg.
Tesco gave us a full refund and I spent the cash on a bike from halfords!
Where they made the bike for us, we ordered the bike at 10am and collected it later the same day!

AVOID TESCO BIKES

ouch .. ordered one of these when deal came up

Terrain Freemont 20" Kids' Dual Suspension Mountain Bike, Pink
Read more at tesco.com/dir…prd

but reading some of the comments above now not sure if such a great idea?

Original Poster

ouch .. ordered one of these when deal came up Terrain Freemont 20" Kids' … ouch .. ordered one of these when deal came up Terrain Freemont 20" Kids' Dual Suspension Mountain Bike, PinkRead more at http://www.tesco.com/direct/terrain-freemont-20-kids-dual-suspension-mountain-bike-pink/672-5885.prd#KWQs0ERX3cHWiTzk.99but reading some of the comments above now not sure if such a great idea?



Dude its a bargain, if you listened to these guys you would go buy a Giant defy 3 for 600 quid, even 2nd hand those kinda bikes are 2-300, and it would defeat the whole purpose of getting a bike on a budget.

Go for it man, they're covered by tesco, give it a go ^^

Dude its a bargain, if you listened to these guys you would go buy a … Dude its a bargain, if you listened to these guys you would go buy a Giant defy 3 for 600 quid, even 2nd hand those kinda bikes are 2-300, and it would defeat the whole purpose of getting a bike on a budget.Go for it man, they're covered by tesco, give it a go ^^



It's not a bargain if it has poor build quality and it breaks. It's a false economy.

are these any good for road racing? no
are these any good for extreme off road? no
are these any good to use while you pop to the local shop, or take your young kids out on a bike ride and not have to keep telling them to stop as your 2 legs can't keep up? yes, they perfect for this, and if it only lasts 2 years the worst you've lost is £60

Warning - Bike snobs incoming.

Bought a Vertigo Carnaby from Tesco for £65 last year (RRP £250ish).

After 1000 miles of cycling it's been a great bike, everything still works as it should and nothing has fallen off. It's not light, but it's not heavy either and has been a great all rounder.

Tesco may have some lemons but choose right and you'll have years of budget biking.

Also, the best part of a £65 bike is the most you can lose if it gets pinched is £65. But likelihood is there plenty of nicer bikes to pinch.

Its taken me 21 years to save up my Clubcard points, Im not going to waste them on a bike

I m looking for first adult bike any idea which one would be good for me just to ride in the park to start with

thanks for all the comments, i figured for 2 years use should be ok

however just seen the 10% off at halfords deal (and 2nd younger daughter would possibly use the bike in a few years) so wondering how the kids 20" bike from tesco:

Terrain Freemont 20" Kids' Dual Suspension Mountain Bike, Pink
£70 (RRP £160??)
tesco.com/dir…prd

compares with this one at halfords?

Apollo Envy Girls Hybrid Bike - 20"
halfords.com/cyc…-20
£89.99 - 10%

Halfords one doesn't have gears like the tesco one, which i guess would be easier, and not really needed if just going around the park
Edited by: "hypa3000" 29th May 2016

I m looking for first adult bike any idea which one would be good for me just to ride in the park to start with

Bought a Vertigo Carnaby from Tesco for £65 last year (RRP £250ish).After … Bought a Vertigo Carnaby from Tesco for £65 last year (RRP £250ish).After 1000 miles of cycling it's been a great bike, everything still works as it should and nothing has fallen off. It's not light, but it's not heavy either and has been a great all rounder.Tesco may have some lemons but choose right and you'll have years of budget biking.Also, the best part of a £65 bike is the most you can lose if it gets pinched is £65. But likelihood is there plenty of nicer bikes to pinch.



What should you look out for to avoid a lemon? looking for a moutain bike rather than road or hybrid

Get a 2nd hand Carrera (half decent Halfords brand) over this. These may be cheap but they are not "cheerful".

Don't buy Apollo (utter garbage Halfords brand) either.
Edited by: "mugen6" 29th May 2016

Hence why i said look for 2nd hand bikes. new bikes at this price range … Hence why i said look for 2nd hand bikes. new bikes at this price range are poorly specc'ed and heavy. There may also be limited upgrades available i.e the bottom bracket will be square tapered and will restrict the cranks you can upgrade to.A cheap beginner bike may put off a child from riding it and will require more maintenance, they rust easier.



I yearn for the days that you could high specced cranks which fit a square taper bottom bracket. How lovely it was to have a bottom bracket which would be reliable, quiet and long loved compared to a modern external bearing type which will be lucky to survive a muddy ride!

No doubt they are crap bikes but this point shows that cheaper can be better for someone who doesn't want to be constantly messing around changing parts on their bike.

Original Poster

I yearn for the days that you could high specced cranks which fit a … I yearn for the days that you could high specced cranks which fit a square taper bottom bracket. How lovely it was to have a bottom bracket which would be reliable, quiet and long loved compared to a modern external bearing type which will be lucky to survive a muddy ride!No doubt they are crap bikes but this point shows that cheaper can be better for someone who doesn't want to be constantly messing around changing parts on their bike.



Thats what I was trying to get at, even a pre owned Giant Defy 3 is likely to be 3 or even 4 times the price of these, for nipping out, cycling in the park, or just for a cheap kids bike, these are great deals, and if you got CC points sitting around you could effectively get free bikes

These will be heavy , lots of these suffer weld failures , not good if your front forks sheer off at speed .

Banned

damm you Tesco.
I was looking for one on the next club boost, but unfortunately there isn't one !

hypa3000

thanks for all the comments, i figured for 2 years use should be … thanks for all the comments, i figured for 2 years use should be okhowever just seen the 10% off at halfords deal (and 2nd younger daughter would possibly use the bike in a few years) so wondering how the kids 20" bike from tesco:Terrain Freemont 20" Kids' Dual Suspension Mountain Bike, Pink £70 (RRP £160??)http://www.tesco.com/direct/terrain-freemont-20-kids-dual-suspension-mountain-bike-pink/672-5885.prdcompares with this one at halfords?Apollo Envy Girls Hybrid Bike - 20" http://www.halfords.com/cycling/bikes/kids-bikes/apollo-envy-girls-hybrid-bike-20£89.99 - 10%Halfords one doesn't have gears like the tesco one, which i guess would be easier, and not really needed if just going around the park



​looking at the tesco one, it's a nice looking bike and you get more for your money, I would definitely go for this one and get it assembled at any local store if you are not a pro

Bought a Vertigo Carnaby from Tesco for £65 last year (RRP £250ish).



My initial impressions.

Below is my review of the Vertigo Carnaby

Cheap, cheerful but usable especially on a budget.

If you are looking for a entry road bike then theres not a lot of choice new below £200, your going to get a fairly heavy and low spec'ed bike, the Carnaby is actually IMO quite good.

Bearing in mind that when you get the bike the 'minimal assembly' will require the fitting of the Front wheel, seat and adjust to suit you, pedals and handle bars. You will also need to check and or adjust the brakes, the gears the bearings and all bolts tightness before even thinking about going on the road. Oh and not forgetting to pump up the tyres.

The main benefit on this bike is that the groupset are matched, (Shimano Claris) normally you will find a shimano rear cassette but different front dérailleur. This makes adjustments easier and more likely to be set correctly.

The paint job is nice and clearly unisex, although there are too many decals for my liking.

Not had a chance to get it our for a good ride yet due to a broken leg, so will report back when done. Although for £125 then only other option would have been to get a 2nd hand bike but then thats a whole different can of potential worms.

Update 1: Took it out for the test ride of 10 miles spent a small part of it adjusting the seat, bars, gears etc to fine tune them to my preference. Still can get coming down the gears 100% but it just means after clicking down a gear (only on a couple of them) i need to then push the lever slightly to the left again to get it into the gear.

What i forgot to mention; when i was trying to fit the front wheel the housing on one of the fork legs was not far enough apart and i had to physically spread the housing with the use of a large spanner (if you can get the wheel on you'll see what i mean, otherwise you probably don't get what im on about)

If i were to change anything about the bike from standard, it would be the pedals. Other than that, again its a good bike for the money.

For those who like to save weight on the bike....the front wheel weighs...... a massive 1960grams. OH MY GOD!!!

Update 2: Well received a set of SKS mudguards that are 45mm wide. They do fit however it would be advisable to get thinner ones. Won't go into detail on the mudguards but the fixings on the bike are there for them and they are now securely fitted to the bike.

Update 3: Having done a fair few miles now the only problem I am still having is the saddle. It appears to be the wrong shape for me, regardless of the way i have it angled although slightly up is better than it being level. A new seat is on its way but the rest of the bike is still going along nicely.

Dude its a bargain, if you listened to these guys you would go buy a … Dude its a bargain, if you listened to these guys you would go buy a Giant defy 3 for 600 quid, even 2nd hand those kinda bikes are 2-300, and it would defeat the whole purpose of getting a bike on a budget.Go for it man, they're covered by tesco, give it a go ^^



Yes 2nd hand Giants will be £2-400, but the quality is so much better and therefore worth spending extra. You buy one of these bikes for £100 and in a couple of years you try to sell it but may be unlikely to do so. you've lost £100 (+ whatever upgrades you added). You buy a £600 Giant and sell it two years later for £400, you've lost out on £200 but you have more than likely enjoyed riding the bike and rode it more because of this.

Warning - Bike snobs incoming.



I'm definitely not a bike snob and as above i have owned a Carnaby and gave my opinion in an earlier post.

Bought a Vertigo Carnaby from Tesco for £65 last year (RRP £250ish).After … Bought a Vertigo Carnaby from Tesco for £65 last year (RRP £250ish).After 1000 miles of cycling it's been a great bike, everything still works as it should and nothing has fallen off. It's not light, but it's not heavy either and has been a great all rounder.Tesco may have some lemons but choose right and you'll have years of budget biking.Also, the best part of a £65 bike is the most you can lose if it gets pinched is £65. But likelihood is there plenty of nicer bikes to pinch.



Its not that heavy Sorry but 30% heavier than other entry level road bikes, dodgy wheels and bearings Isn't a good bike, even at £65.

Original Poster

Bought a Vertigo Carnaby from Tesco for £65 last year (RRP £250ish).

Dude its a bargain, if you listened to these guys you would go buy a … Dude its a bargain, if you listened to these guys you would go buy a Giant defy 3 for 600 quid, even 2nd hand those kinda bikes are 2-300, and it would defeat the whole purpose of getting a bike on a budget.Go for it man, they're covered by tesco, give it a go ^^

Warning - Bike snobs incoming.



I fully understand what you're saying and appreciate that a Giant Defy or something like that is a BETTER bike. But many people are here because they want a CHEAPER bike. Its no good saying to the guy buying a new 4 grand Peugeot that for £2k more he can buy a used BMW and 'enjoy' it more, if all he needs is a cheap car to get from A to B or do the school run.

While you may be a biker and may not be a bike enthusiast I think you're missing the point that most people are here because of the price, we all know these bikes aren't Tour de France quality but not everyone has your '£400' to spend on a pre owned high quality bicycle.

Of the Vertigo Monteaux and Vertigo Tabor which would you go for?

Agree with everything Bobbins said. I've had a cheapo Tesco bike (a Vertigo) for over two years. I ride it to work five days a week, go exploring to take photos at weekends and the only thing I've got to complain about is the head bearings needed tweaking the first few months till they stayed snug oh and I once got a puncture - damn those Tesco cheap bikes. Gears,brakes, cranks, steering, everything works exactly as it should and coasts without a sound and if it ever got nicked I'd not be totally gutted,( just a bit gutted). Previously I'd bought secondhand and there was always some issue. Go down that route if you want but don't let people scare you off some amazing priced Tesco deals.

Of the Vertigo Monteaux and Vertigo Tabor which would you go for?



Without looking into it further than the titles: I'd go with the Tabor. dual suspension at this price point is pointless and (in cases) dangerous.

Having looked slightly longer: I'd Still say the Tabor, The gears are the same on both bikes and the Tabors £20 cheaper.
Edited by: "mclovin9091" 29th May 2016

I fully understand what you're saying and appreciate that a Giant Defy or … I fully understand what you're saying and appreciate that a Giant Defy or something like that is a BETTER bike. But many people are here because they want a CHEAPER bike. Its no good saying to the guy buying a new 4 grand Peugeot that for £2k more he can buy a used BMW and 'enjoy' it more, if all he needs is a cheap car to get from A to B or do the school run.While you may be a biker and may not be a bike enthusiast I think you're missing the point that most people are here because of the price, we all know these bikes aren't Tour de France quality but not everyone has your '£400' to spend on a pre owned high quality bicycle.



OK so you only have £100 then you either look for older bikes or not as well specc'ed, not so old bikes.

mclovin9091

Without looking into it further than the titles: I'd go with the Tabor. … Without looking into it further than the titles: I'd go with the Tabor. dual suspension at this price point is pointless and (in cases) dangerous.



Thank you

A cheap beginner bike may put off a child from riding it and will require … A cheap beginner bike may put off a child from riding it and will require more maintenance, they rust easier.



Ye gods you don't half spout some nonsense. When I was a kid learning to ride a bike, they were all heavy (my first bike was a Raleigh Grifter - it was an absolute beast!). All of my mates had "heavy and/or rusty" bikes cos that was all you could get - there was none of this carbon fibre hydraulic system nonsense, and no snobbery.

And guess what? No child was ever "put off" riding bikes. We all loved getting out and about regardless of rust or weight or cranks or bottom brackets. Any kid who does worry about that kind of thing nowadays needs their parents to stop pampering them with costly alternatives.

I bought a Vertigo hybrid about 3 years ago to use as a commuter whilst I fixed up my ridgeback hybrid. It wasn't too bad, not too much heavier than the ridgeback, wheels were actually quite good, brakes were more than adequate. Weak point though was the bottom bracket which wasn't of the sealed cartridge type, so it did get a bit creaky though I did use this over a winter in all weathers. Chainsets got quite rusty too. But if you are only going to use these in good weather as a little local runaround they are honestly fine, just don't expect to be doing sportives etc on them. I cleaned it up and gave it to.my old man in the end, it was still perfectly usable for him to go down the shops etc, deliver local leaflets etc. If you can get this one for £50 of clubcard vouchers and only want something to cycle with your kids in the park or take you to the pub and back in the summer, then I'd say it's a bargain.

Banned

it's not a blooming Audi R8.!!

These will be heavy , lots of these suffer weld failures , not good if … These will be heavy , lots of these suffer weld failures , not good if your front forks sheer off at speed .


Lass at work a couple of weeks back mentioned her OH's bike weld had broken below the seat. He could still ride it, though. I presumed it was a cheap bike and she laughed and said he'd paid '£1500' for it. It can't have been very old, the manufacturer saw some photo evidence and sent a new frame, not sure who is paying the bike shop for swopping over all the parts,which is a fair bit of work. They didn't take the broken frame away, I think he's hoping to make a few quid on it.

Ye gods you don't half spout some nonsense. When I was a kid learning to … Ye gods you don't half spout some nonsense. When I was a kid learning to ride a bike, they were all heavy (my first bike was a Raleigh Grifter - it was an absolute beast!). All of my mates had "heavy and/or rusty" bikes cos that was all you could get - there was none of this carbon fibre hydraulic system nonsense, and no snobbery. And guess what? No child was ever "put off" riding bikes. We all loved getting out and about regardless of rust or weight or cranks or bottom brackets. Any kid who does worry about that kind of thing nowadays needs their parents to stop pampering them with costly alternatives.



What have i said thats wrong?

A. May be put off?

B. Require more maintenance?

C. Rust easier?

Where do i mention getting a carbon fibre bike?

I'm all for having a discussion but when people make **** up or add parts that weren't said really annoys me.
Edited by: "mclovin9091" 29th May 2016

Original Poster

What have i said thats wrong?A. May be put off?B. Require more … What have i said thats wrong?A. May be put off?B. Require more maintenance?C. Rust easier?Where do i mention getting a carbon fibre bike?I'm all for having a discussion but when people make **** up or add parts that weren't said really annoys me.



Dude stop getting salty over this product, its a good deal for cheap bikes, we get they're heavier, not made of carbon fibre, not as good as (obviously) more expensive stuff LIKE your precious Giant Defy 3

No one is put off or this would be negatively reviewed
Generally the more finicky and specialist the bike, the MORE maintenance it needs, same as cars
Rust? Keep it inside, locked up or covered, it'll be fine, stop scaremongering

Not everyone can afford 600 quid racers. Get used to it.

I read a rave review of a bike in a cycling mag. It was considered very good value at EIGHT THOUSAND POUNDS.The Tesco bike wont be as good or as light ,but what if it gets stolen?My children were happy with supermarket bikes ,put together properly they do the job fine.

Dude stop getting salty over this product, its a good deal for cheap … Dude stop getting salty over this product, its a good deal for cheap bikes, we get they're heavier, not made of carbon fibre, not as good as (obviously) more expensive stuff LIKE your precious Giant Defy 3No one is put off or this would be negatively reviewedGenerally the more finicky and specialist the bike, the MORE maintenance it needs, same as carsRust? Keep it inside, locked up or covered, it'll be fine, stop scaremongeringNot everyone can afford 600 quid racers. Get used to it.



Are you being stupid on purpose???

You do realise that I own one of these cheap bikes from tescos?

You do realise that i wrote a review on said cheap bike?

Or did you just skim past that?

Its not that heavy Sorry but 30% heavier than other entry level road … Its not that heavy Sorry but 30% heavier than other entry level road bikes, dodgy wheels and bearings Isn't a good bike, even at £65.


Seeing as the Clairs shifters alone are worth about £65-£80, urely it has to be a bargain. It appears to be out of stock now though, otherwise I would have had it and put swapped the shifters over as i've been looking to upgrade to the Claris shifters on my Triban so I can change gear from the drops.
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