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HALFORDS HALF PRICE VIBE IGNITE BMX BIKE £63
HALFORDS HALF PRICE VIBE IGNITE BMX BIKE £63

HALFORDS HALF PRICE VIBE IGNITE BMX BIKE £63

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FIRST POST PLEASE BEAR WITH ME!!

Just got the above bike for my son. Its currently on half price deal from 139.99 to 69.99 but there is a 10% code on here - hotukdeals.com/ite…ore - which brought it down to 63.00.

PLUS

When I went in to collect the bike with my 10% off voucher they gave me a ten pound voucher to spend on cycle accessories so I got him a star wars bike helmet for my nephews xmas present!!

So bike really only cost me 53.00!!!

Really nice bike and whats more its all been put together and professionally tried and tested... just ready to ride!!

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I don't know how to add the photo sorry

Good deal!!!

Halfords have a £20 accessory voucher for each Adult bike and £10 voucher for each Childrens bike sold until 23 November!

Halfords bikes are overpriced and not very good quality, OK for kids but much too heavy for regular use (most that I looked at anyway)

You can get a good quality bike from a small shop for much less than in Halfords.

This price may be ok but it was never worth £140.

To be honest, Halfords is one of those places which I can never understand how they manage to survive as nearly everything I have ever seen in the shop can be bought much cheaper elsewhere .... Homebase is the same ???

arr reserved online but not ready till thursday 5th bloody voucher runs out 3rd november.do u think they will let me pay early lol

raymcm;6753254

Halfords bikes are overpriced and not very good quality, OK for kids but … Halfords bikes are overpriced and not very good quality, OK for kids but much too heavy for regular use (most that I looked at anyway)You can get a good quality bike from a small shop for much less than in Halfords.This price may be ok but it was never worth £140.To be honest, Halfords is one of those places which I can never understand how they manage to survive as nearly everything I have ever seen in the shop can be bought much cheaper elsewhere .... Homebase is the same ???




u get what u pay for pal,halfords is cheap and actually use good components unlike the tat u get at toys r us etc

This bike is rubbish. OK for very basic cycling, BUT if you buy it for a child who actually intends to BMX and ride it like a BMX, then this is not the bike to buy. The handlebars snapped on ours and several other bits. We realised that our son was far more important than buying a cheap bike, and bought a proper bike. Do not be fooled by the 'half-price' either. In fact a bike we bought from Toys R Us once was far better quality! We had a kids BMX Stuntking (from Halfords age 5-7) and this was a brilliant sturdy little bike that our 10 yr old still uses from time to time. Nothing has ever broken and it is a very good little number, hence why we risked the larger VIBE bike.
Big mistake and rubbish customer care. Assistants actually put our neighbours 2 bikes together wrongly (bits on the wrong way round!!!)
Don't buy this rubbish, go to a bike shop!

Really nice bike and whats more its all been put together and … Really nice bike and whats more its all been put together and professionally tried and tested... just ready to ride!!



Why did you take it to a proper bike shop, and get them to check it? If not I'd reccomend it. And I am not biased, I have had appalling customer care from 3 seperate Halfords, and my son and husband are avid BMXers.

raymcm;6753254

To be honest, Halfords is one of those places which I can never … To be honest, Halfords is one of those places which I can never understand how they manage to survive as nearly everything I have ever seen in the shop can be bought much cheaper elsewhere .... Homebase is the same ???



yep, Halfrauds is one hell of a rip. You can get all the same stuff from motor factors and diy stores loads cheaper.

If it is just the chain and brake pads that are the issue then thats fine they are perishable in any case.

Personally I am more worried about the "handle bar" snapping comment

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raymcm;6753254

Halfords bikes are overpriced and not very good quality, OK for kids but … Halfords bikes are overpriced and not very good quality, OK for kids but much too heavy for regular use (most that I looked at anyway)You can get a good quality bike from a small shop for much less than in Halfords.This price may be ok but it was never worth £140.To be honest, Halfords is one of those places which I can never understand how they manage to survive as nearly everything I have ever seen in the shop can be bought much cheaper elsewhere .... Homebase is the same ???



That sweeping statement is absolute rubbish....the Carrera Kraken and Fury are excellent bikes, The fury just won the Top place in the MTB magazine best £500 bike this month after being tested by professional riders.

slamdunkin;6756394

That sweeping statement is absolute rubbish....the Carrera Kraken and … That sweeping statement is absolute rubbish....the Carrera Kraken and Fury are excellent bikes, The fury just won the Top place in the MTB magazine best £500 bike this month after being tested by professional riders.




Yeah you're talking about £500 plus bikes there though. Not £60 ones.......

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I bought my son an apollo Bike for £75 4 years ago when he was 8...he's used it every day and really given it a hammering, all it's ever needed was the chain oiling. he goes off road on it and jumps off ramps etc and we have never had any problems with it. He's out grown it now and it's still roadworthy enough to hand down to my younger son.

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If you believe every thing that you hear on here, you'd expect the customer reviews of this bike to be appalling, but that is not the case....lots of happy customers

reviews.halfords.com/402…htm

slamdunkin;6756514

I bought my son an apollo Bike for £75 4 years ago when he was 8...he's … I bought my son an apollo Bike for £75 4 years ago when he was 8...he's used it every day and really given it a hammering, all it's ever needed was the chain oiling. he goes off road on it and jumps off ramps etc and we have never had any problems with it. He's out grown it now and it's still roadworthy enough to hand down to my younger son.



This is not the 'apollo' it's the VIBE! I also commented that we had a very good sturdy, Stunking, that is still going after 5 years, however the vibe is not the same league at all, and the majority of sales assistants are not well trained or professional at all (I would say all, from my experience, but I am sure there must be some ok sales assistants somewhere). :roll:



After ours almost killed our son, we went to a local real bike shop, and bought a very good budget BMX. It was not a lot more, and being a local business, were happy to arrange a payment plan. They also provided a 6 week service check and when an inner tube punctured twice they replaced it free of charge (nothing to do with the overall quality, but fantastic customer care).

people love to hate halfords. Some stuff is cheaper elsewhere, some stuff isnt. and halfords do pricematch, even trade outlets.
I just managed to bag some cheap maglites from halfords, 2 cell D torches, only £5 each. doubt get those cheaper anywhere else.

nightyard;6753535

u get what u pay for pal,halfords is cheap and actually use good … u get what u pay for pal,halfords is cheap and actually use good components unlike the tat u get at toys r us etc



You don't get what you pay for at Halfords where bikes are concerned. They generally over charge for rubbish bikes.
Toys R us and Argos sell even worse bikes at cheaper prices.

Go to a bike shop if you want a bike but don't know much about them.
Buy one online from an online bike shop if you know your bottom brackets from your seatposts.

savagevixen;6754446

This bike is rubbish. OK for very basic cycling, BUT if you buy it for a … This bike is rubbish. OK for very basic cycling, BUT if you buy it for a child who actually intends to BMX and ride it like a BMX, then this is not the bike to buy. The handlebars snapped on ours and several other bits. We realised that our son was far more important than buying a cheap bike, and bought a proper bike. Do not be fooled by the 'half-price' either. In fact a bike we bought from Toys R Us once was far better quality! We had a kids BMX Stuntking (from Halfords age 5-7) and this was a brilliant sturdy little bike that our 10 yr old still uses from time to time. Nothing has ever broken and it is a very good little number, hence why we risked the larger VIBE bike.Big mistake and rubbish customer care. Assistants actually put our neighbours 2 bikes together wrongly (bits on the wrong way round!!!)Don't buy this rubbish, go to a bike shop!



NEVER EVER buy a halfords bike !!

We bought this exact model and the rear wheel cog snapped after only 2 months.
How bad this bike is for the rear wheel cog to snap ?? god only knows !!
Took it back and they didnt wanna know , even wanted to charge for a repair :x

I actually still cant see how the cog can snap ??

STAY AWAY from this shower of a merchant !!

i bought a childs bike for my daughter 2 years ago from halfords and it is still in excellent condition and we have had no problems at all, which they are still selling

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STEVEWOLF;6756938

http://www.bikeradar.com/news/article/bargain-basement-bikes-are-they-a-false-economy-22628



what has that article about an ASDA bike aimed at adults got to do with this child's BMX.

Would this not be a better bike to get for a decent price?

argos.co.uk/web…%3E

[B]I owned this bike.
I bought this Bike for my young child
It was not safe and while using it the handlebars snapped
My son was badly, facially injured, BY LANDING ON HIS FACE
My son lost his teeth.
The bike was not fit for purpose.
In our experience, for a BMXer this bike is not very good.

Response to slamdunkin for inappropriate comments.

slamdunkin;6757028

what has that article about an ASDA bike aimed at adults got to do with … what has that article about an ASDA bike aimed at adults got to do with this child's BMX.



The article is perfectly relevant. It's saying that cheap bikes are not fit for purpose. Regardless of whether it is a childs bike or an adults bike you get what you paid for.

If

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STEVEWOLF;6757273

The article is perfectly relevant. It's saying that cheap bikes are not … The article is perfectly relevant. It's saying that cheap bikes are not fit for purpose. Regardless of whether it is a childs bike or an adults bike you get what you paid for.



It says the ASDA mountain bike is not....it says nothing about a childs BMX bought from halfords.

Ok help me out here. I want to get my daughter (age 10) a BMX for xmas. Not to expensive, good quality, well built and light. Any suggestions??................. reading above comments I guess this one is one to avoid - But would really appriciate advice on this. Thanks :thumbsup:

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rolo28;6757357

Ok help me out here. I want to get my daughter (age 10) a BMX for xmas. … Ok help me out here. I want to get my daughter (age 10) a BMX for xmas. Not to expensive, good quality, well built and light. Any suggestions??................. reading above comments I guess this one is one to avoid - But would really appriciate advice on this. Thanks :thumbsup:



is it...if you could get buyers of any bike from any retailer I'm sure you would find 1 or 2 buyers who weren't satisfied. Don't believe all you read in forums, a lot of it is miss quoted regurgitation from posters who don't really know what they are talking about.

No i think this bike would be good for your daughter.
I presume she's not going to be taking up professional bmxing on it and just using it to ride around on?
My son's 10 (nearly 11) and i would get this for him as think it'd be ideal but i am a little worried as it says 8-10 years old.
Thread unsubscribed tho as too much bickering!!
HnR to the OP tho, cheers

rolo28;6757357

Ok help me out here. I want to get my daughter (age 10) a BMX for xmas. … Ok help me out here. I want to get my daughter (age 10) a BMX for xmas. Not to expensive, good quality, well built and light. Any suggestions??................. reading above comments I guess this one is one to avoid - But would really appriciate advice on this. Thanks :thumbsup:



I would go to a bike shop (a proper bike shop!) and ask there advice. They usually are very good as they want your custom, and want you to come back! Also the bike mentioned above, is aimed at 8-10yr olds, and your daughter is at the top of this range. A 20 inch wheel is standard for BMX's, it's the frame size you need to consider. We searched and found the mOngoose Mini Motivator. It has a slightly smaller frame and fitted our 10yr old very well. But you may not want to spend £130. (We only did as our son is quite serious about it!)

STEVEWOLF;6756276

and the brake pads will have worn.



Could you show me where you bought your brake pads, I could really do with a set that are impervious to wear....:thumbsup:

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rolo28;6757357

Ok help me out here. I want to get my daughter (age 10) a BMX for xmas. … Ok help me out here. I want to get my daughter (age 10) a BMX for xmas. Not to expensive, good quality, well built and light. Any suggestions??................. reading above comments I guess this one is one to avoid - But would really appriciate advice on this. Thanks :thumbsup:



Not a BMX...but take a look at this....

Barracuda Potion Bicycle Girls

hotukdeals.com/ite…8-s

savagevixen;6757201

[B]I owned this bike.I bought this Bike for my young childIt was not safe … [B]I owned this bike.I bought this Bike for my young childIt was not safe and while using it the handlebars snappedMy son was badly, facially injured, BY LANDING ON HIS FACEMy son lost his teeth.The bike was not fit for purpose.In our experience, for a BMXer this bike is not very good.Response to slamdunkin for inappropriate comments.


I'm honestly sorry to hear of anyone who gets injured, especially a child. So of course you took legal action to claim damages over an unsafe product, or was there actually an issue of misuse or lack of appropriate supervision perhaps? Did it get checked over from time to time?

Handlebars "snapped"? What were they made of? Steel or alloy may bend under extreme use but did they really 'snap'?

Your point may be entirely valid but every bike post on here fills up with nonsense based on opinion and samples of one. If your claims are fact then you really have a responsibility to take this up with Trading Standards, etc as a dangerous product aimed at kids really needs to be taken off the market asap. Or is the reality not quite as simple as that?

Don't you just love bike threads!

Methos;6757532

Could you show me where you bought your brake pads, I could really do … Could you show me where you bought your brake pads, I could really do with a set that are impervious to wear....:thumbsup:



Clever aren't you?

If you read my post it's pretty clear that I said that the brake pads will have worn within weeks......that is not an acceptable time frame for brake pads to wear out.

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It's not burning break pads I can smell.

Let's be honest about this and many other bike 'deals' which create so much heat (of a different kind) on here:

No one should be fooled into thinking they're really 'half price' in the sense of half what they're really worth, just like a million other deals out there, but better to buy now than when it's 'full price'.

What can you realistically expect for £70 (or less)? Materials and labour, manufacturer's profit, shipping half way round the world, retailer's markup and build cost, etc. Your local car dealer or plumber wouldn't even sell you an hour's labour for that much. Astonishing value really.

The OP posted a good deal with all the additional discounts.

Bikes (and lots of other products) have inherent dangers built in. It's usually misuse in some form which turns this into damage, an accident or even a tragedy. Of course we should pursue rogue traders but haven't we developed a culture where every 'incident' has to be someone else's fault?

Judging by the way kids' bikes get flung onto the pavement outside our local shops it's remarkable that they work at all. Do kids ever get told to look after anything any more?

If it really has serious design/build flaws which make it unacceptably dangerous then purchasers have a responsibility to report it for either Halfords or Trading Standards to get it withdrawn from sale. Whatever you may think of Halfords, as a national chain with a name to protect they are not going to knowingly sell an inherently dangerous product. Let's separate durability and finish from safety.

You could pay a lot more and get something which MAY be better made, more durable, etc. (though not necessarily so) but is this actually worthwhile for a kid's bike which they probably won't look after anyway and will grow out of in a couple of years.

Grumpy old fart's rant over for now!

Besford;6757744

Don't you just love bike threads!



For sure no other subject on HDUK seems to inject quite so much fire as a "bike of doom" deal thread :-D

STEVEWOLF;6757778

Clever aren't you?If you read my post it's pretty clear that I said that … Clever aren't you?If you read my post it's pretty clear that I said that the brake pads will have worn within weeks......that is not an acceptable time frame for brake pads to wear out.



Brake pads can easily wear within weeks especially on BMXs. It all depends on the use they are put to. BMXs are widely abused. Most BMXs I see have their brakes removed anyway almost immediately. I'v known branded bikes worn out within their guarantee period. OTOH I've seen standard Apollo bikes surviving for many years. Halfords bikes are no worse than any others in this repect. To the person buying a bike for their daughter, unless she is bmx fanatic (unlikely at the age of ten) then this bike should be perfectly good. With any bike particularly a BMX, you should inpect it every few weeks.

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The sheep crack me up, they read about a full suspension death machine that is wrongfully marketed at a 16 stone bloke going off road, and apply the same logic to a small bike designed for an 8 yr old which will be ridden round the garden or in the local playground.

pick my daughter bike up tomorrow have saved around £20 on list price Well happy

jellytott's first post and it's a bike deal! Brave or foolish? ;-)

Hot deal by the way.
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