Indi Shockwave Kids BMX Bike was £200 now £90 with code KIDSBIKES10 @ Halfords
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Indi Shockwave Kids BMX Bike was £200 now £90 with code KIDSBIKES10 @ Halfords

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Found 11th Nov
Great looking bmx for under £100.

Was going to wait till black Friday deals but this bike is currently 50% off and use code KIDSBIKES10 to get a further £10 off.

Can also get it built for free and a £10 accessory voucher if collecting in store.

Fantastic price.

Also a few other decent kids bikes with the code KIDSBIKES10


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More bikes here halfords.com/adv…tor
18 Comments

SuperEd

Nice spot @Q4Legend

Have some heat

Code works on other kids bikes too, thanks.

It' not worth the rrp cos it' quite heavy but for £90 It's quite cool.
Heat added.

I went to purchase one very similar to this last year. The assistant at Halfords strongly advised me not to buy it will the wheels like this. Not voted either way but just please check this particular bike out before buying it. I was told the wheels get damaged very quickly and would cost about £30 a wheel to get new ones. He wasn' trying to upsell me either.

Nice one. Does anyone know if this code will work in in store? I've already reserved a kids bike for Christmas but I haven't picked it up yet.

Thanks

The.Reverend1 h, 17 m ago

Nice one. Does anyone know if this code will work in in store? I've …Nice one. Does anyone know if this code will work in in store? I've already reserved a kids bike for Christmas but I haven't picked it up yet.Thanks


I don't think it will. In my local today he said they can't apply it, and asked me to reserve it online, while I was in-store.

Has anyone used the Indi bikes before? I was trying to find a review on them before buying. Ended up reserving two Apollo ones.

Thanks op. Nice 24 inch bike works out at£72.

Thank you for the information sashleyy and thank you OP. I just called Halfords to cancel my original reservation and created a new one - saved £12:50 and got 6% through Quidco.

wookiemummy17 h, 3 m ago

I went to purchase one very similar to this last year. The assistant at …I went to purchase one very similar to this last year. The assistant at Halfords strongly advised me not to buy it will the wheels like this. Not voted either way but just please check this particular bike out before buying it. I was told the wheels get damaged very quickly and would cost about £30 a wheel to get new ones. He wasn' trying to upsell me either.


my other half works in halfords as the bike guy - he says the exact same thing but that it is a real shame because it is a lovely bike other than the wheels

Have had one of these previously, the plastic mag wheels on these do get damaged from impacts quite easily and as there's no spokes to realign the rim, it was useless within 6 months.

Got my daughter one of these instead; halfords.com/cyc…eel

Much better bike for the money!

wookiemummy11th Nov

I went to purchase one very similar to this last year. The assistant at …I went to purchase one very similar to this last year. The assistant at Halfords strongly advised me not to buy it will the wheels like this. Not voted either way but just please check this particular bike out before buying it. I was told the wheels get damaged very quickly and would cost about £30 a wheel to get new ones. He wasn' trying to upsell me either.




I used to be a bike technician for a well known retailer and these cheap bikes can be pretty dire. Quite often they came in on delivers with things needing repaired, never mind once the kids got out on the streets with them. There were PLENTY that came back faulty or after kids came off them due to things breaking on them.

This is the reason your sales assistant was keen to talk you out of buying one... 1. He/she was probably only too aware of the risk these cheap bikes can be to kids and 2. So many of these type of bikes go out around Xmas, then absolutely tonnes come back with angry parents and grim repairs needing done shortly after the New Year, usually with the sale assistant/technician taking the grief, even though it's not their fault. They're just thrown together with very cheap parts, so no matter how good the technician is at their job, these cheap bikes are still a total lottery in terms of reliability.

If you can, spend a bit extra on your kids bikes. They'll be safer and most probably last a good bit longer, which may also save you money in the long run as you'll not need to spend as much money and time taking the bike back for repairs or replacing it after a year or two due to the cheap one falling to bits and costing more to repair than it was to buy.

Just a note: I haven't voted either way as they are extremely affordable bikes, but after having worked with bikes like this for a few years, I cant honestly upvote as there's a reasonable chance these bikes will end up costing more than a slightly more expensive one in the long run.
Edited by: "takkischitt" 14th Nov

Not the same bike, but this is worth a watch: A professional BMX rider testing out a £100 Halfords BMX
Skip to 15:09 for where it all goes horribly wrong

Yeah I know most Halfords bikes are never gonna end up at the skate park / experiencing that kind of abuse, but it demonstrates what you get for your money with bikes.
Edited by: "nadnerb" 14th Nov

takkischitt1 h, 36 m ago

I used to be a bike technician for a well known retailer and these cheap …I used to be a bike technician for a well known retailer and these cheap bikes can be pretty dire. Quite often they came in on delivers with things needing repaired, never mind once the kids got out on the streets with them. There were PLENTY that came back faulty or after kids came off them due to things breaking on them.This is the reason your sales assistant was keen to talk you out of buying one... 1. He/she was probably only too aware of the risk these cheap bikes can be to kids and 2. So many of these type of bikes go out around Xmas, then absolutely tonnes come back with angry parents and grim repairs needing done shortly after the New Year, usually with the sale assistant/technician taking the grief, even though it's not their fault. They're just thrown together with very cheap parts, so no matter how good the technician is at their job, these cheap bikes are still a total lottery in terms of reliability.If you can, spend a bit extra on your kids bikes. They'll be safer and most probably last a good bit longer, which may also save you money in the long run as you'll not need to spend as much money and time taking the bike back for repairs or replacing it after a year or two due to the cheap one falling to bits and costing more to repair than it was to buy.Just a note: I haven't voted either way as they are extremely affordable bikes, but after having worked with bikes like this for a few years, I cant honestly upvote as there's a reasonable chance these bikes will end up costing more than a slightly more expensive one in the long run.


Which bikes do you recommend for an 8 year old and 15 please?

katestewart927914th Nov

Which bikes do you recommend for an 8 year old and 15 please?


Kate, just try and avoid the super cheap ones. And the ones that claim to be 'originally £199.99, now £89.99' etc.

An extra £50-60 up from the cheapest model on a kids bike will usually make a big difference to the quality. If you can, ask the bike technician in the store what they think, not a sales person or manager (sales folks might be OK, but managers are often just wanting to get quick and easy sales, especially on these bargain basement bikes). Big stores actually compete with each other/the other branches around the nation for who sells the most bikes at Xmas. It's often just about the numbers to the managers/regular sales people.

The bike technicians are the folks who actually work on the bikes, know what they're made like, know what they're talking about and don't want to have angry parents coming back to them and giving off after Xmas. So if you say you don't want the super cheap stuff and are happy to pay a little more for something which will be more reliable, they will probably point you in the right direction, as it will most definitely make their lives easier in the long run.
Edited by: "takkischitt" 15th Nov

Ok. Thanks. So Halfords is better than Toys r'us. Sadly I don't think i can afford independent bike shops where the quality stuff is.

Original Poster

Just picked this up yesterday and it was pre-built for me. I have to say it looks amazing.

It may not be the best bike in the world but my son is only 11 and quite fickle.

It looks the business and at this price I'm really not concerned if he trashes it or gets bored of it and just dumps it in the garage.

Also got £10 voucher so got stunt pegs for free.

Really, really pleased with this purchase.

Replacement tyres are £35 for a pair on amazon if the worst should happen

Just bought one. My lad is 5 and will grow out of it before he gets a chance to wreck it. He only just got the hang of riding by himself so we are a year or two away from him doing anything too severe on it.

I did get the 16in version. I agree by the time they are on the bigger bikes a bit more cash for a lot more quality is worth it.
Edited by: "danielmch23" 21st Nov
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