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Men's Cross Malvern 700c Hybrid Bike in grey for £139.99 click & collect @ eBay / Argos
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Men's Cross Malvern 700c Hybrid Bike in grey for £139.99 click & collect @ eBay / Argos

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A brand new bike for less than £150 seems like a pretty good deal to me. Use it to travel where allowed, get some fresh air and pick up necessary supplies when available. Click & collect from your local Argos or Sainsbury's, or have it delivered for £3.95.

You can also get a ladies version in white: ebay.co.uk/itm…287

"If you like covering long distances but don't like the riding position of a racing bike then the Cross Malvern 700c Hybrid Bike is for you. Packed full of features to help you move forward on your commute or towards your exercise and fitness goals this bike has 18 Shimano gears so you can choose how much power you put into your journey. It has front and rear derailleurs to help you move smoothly through your gears and alloy v brakes to help you stop safely and quickly.

This bike has front and rear mudguards to help keep your clothes clean and a rear rack, ready for fitting a pannier. The lightweight alloy frame is easy for you to ride and move around when you need to.
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Details
  • Alloy frame.
  • 18 gears.
  • Shimano shifters.
  • Shimano revoshift gears.
  • Shimano TX35 rear derailleur.
  • Front alloy V brake and rear alloy V brake brakes.
  • Rigid suspension.
  • Steel forks.
  • Weight fully assembled 15.5kg.
  • 18 inch frame size.
  • 27.5 inch wheel size.
  • 28 to 33 inch inside leg measurements.
  • City style tyres.
  • Alloy rims.
  • Rear pannier holder.
  • Front and rear mudguards.
  • Self-assembly.


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Alexcolvill17/03/2020 15:24

It weighs 15.5kg!My full suspension bike weighs 13,...Take from that what …It weighs 15.5kg!My full suspension bike weighs 13,...Take from that what you will.. Also,with a Pure steel frame.... Ride will be horrid.Parts will be cheap.. Revo shifters... As in.. Like.. The ones for kids to get them interested in riding bikes... but always go slack and need services a plenty.Also expect punctures from the heavy weight combined with garbage tyres.. Don't mean to Diss! But you can go too cheap, even for a hot deals site! (better go to Halfords and get a carerra subway for £199 - will last longer, be more enjoyable)Top tip... Keep away from moisture ie... Not in a shed or outdoors... And have many years happy cycling. Have a great day.


Thanks for all that, but please, use ellipses with care. I was waiting for some absolute cliffhanger moments, but none came.
Edited by: "Akira_Cat" 19th Mar
It weighs 15.5kg!

My full suspension bike weighs 13,...

Take from that what you will.. Also,with a Pure steel frame.... Ride will be horrid.
Parts will be cheap..

Revo shifters... As in.. Like.. The ones for kids to get them interested in riding bikes... but always go slack and need services a plenty.

Also expect punctures from the heavy weight combined with garbage tyres..

Don't mean to Diss! But you can go too cheap, even for a hot deals site! (better go to Halfords and get a carerra subway for £199 - will last longer, be more enjoyable)

Top tip... Keep away from moisture ie... Not in a shed or outdoors... And have many years happy cycling.

Have a great day.
Edited by: "Alexcolvill" 17th Mar
i love these nerdy threads about bikes.

Its a cheap £130 bike - no need to break down the composition of the metals or the braking distance of the brake blocks.
I had this bike and I miss it. It was my daily commuter horse. Done about 10ml/day in all kind of weather for 2.5 years without big issues. After 6 months had to replace tyres - bought cst selecta (never punctured that). After 1 year - replaced brake pads, chain, rear wheel bearings and bottom bracket to cartridge type. Then there was 1.5 year maintenance free cycling.
Do I recommend it?
Yes and no.
You can get good used bike with deore parts and hydraulic disck brakes for this price. But if you want new cheap bike - this one is cheap and chearfull.
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It weighs 15.5kg!

My full suspension bike weighs 13,...

Take from that what you will.. Also,with a Pure steel frame.... Ride will be horrid.
Parts will be cheap..

Revo shifters... As in.. Like.. The ones for kids to get them interested in riding bikes... but always go slack and need services a plenty.

Also expect punctures from the heavy weight combined with garbage tyres..

Don't mean to Diss! But you can go too cheap, even for a hot deals site! (better go to Halfords and get a carerra subway for £199 - will last longer, be more enjoyable)

Top tip... Keep away from moisture ie... Not in a shed or outdoors... And have many years happy cycling.

Have a great day.
Edited by: "Alexcolvill" 17th Mar
Don't see where it says pure steel frame, typically when they write alloy frame they mean aluminium not steel although both are alloys. Cheap aluminium frames are often designed with zero flex with no butting but the bike has thick tyres so should be very comfortable and the high tensile steel fork at the front should flex to provide more comfort. I doubt the bike is unpleasant to ride in comfort terms but it has a very low end drivetrain so could be a pain to keep dialled in and working well. Lots of added weight with the rack, mudguards, adjustable stem and at this price many parts will be steel I guess. I'd say £140 was a fairly typical price for the spec. It's fairly high maintenance and certainly not an all weather bike. The freewheel drivetrain makes it unsuitable for heavy riders in my opinion.
Alexcolvill17/03/2020 15:24

It weighs 15.5kg!My full suspension bike weighs 13,...Take from that what …It weighs 15.5kg!My full suspension bike weighs 13,...Take from that what you will.. Also,with a Pure steel frame.... Ride will be horrid.Parts will be cheap.. Revo shifters... As in.. Like.. The ones for kids to get them interested in riding bikes... but always go slack and need services a plenty.Also expect punctures from the heavy weight combined with garbage tyres.. Don't mean to Diss! But you can go too cheap, even for a hot deals site! (better go to Halfords and get a carerra subway for £199 - will last longer, be more enjoyable)Top tip... Keep away from moisture ie... Not in a shed or outdoors... And have many years happy cycling. Have a great day.


Totally agree... that’s one heavy frame !! It’s nearly twice the weight of my bike which is an XXL sized frame
Alexcolvill17/03/2020 15:24

Take from that what you will.. Also,with a Pure steel frame.... Ride will …Take from that what you will.. Also,with a Pure steel frame.... Ride will be horrid.


Not really sure what makes you state that. Steel is considered one of the most comfortable rides, its strength as a material is its ability to flex with the downside being its weight and hence it popularity on touring and winter bikes. Traditionally it is aluminium that produces the harshest of rides but is lighter although fatigue far worse.

Also a Carrera subway is a £300 on Halfords at this moment in time (over twice the price here) and is aluminium yet weighs nearly as much as this whilst being effectively a mountain bike setup with fat slick tyres.
Alexcolvill17/03/2020 15:24

It weighs 15.5kg!My full suspension bike weighs 13,...Take from that what …It weighs 15.5kg!My full suspension bike weighs 13,...Take from that what you will.. Also,with a Pure steel frame.... Ride will be horrid.Parts will be cheap.. Revo shifters... As in.. Like.. The ones for kids to get them interested in riding bikes... but always go slack and need services a plenty.Also expect punctures from the heavy weight combined with garbage tyres.. Don't mean to Diss! But you can go too cheap, even for a hot deals site! (better go to Halfords and get a carerra subway for £199 - will last longer, be more enjoyable)Top tip... Keep away from moisture ie... Not in a shed or outdoors... And have many years happy cycling. Have a great day.


Thanks for all that, but please, use ellipses with care. I was waiting for some absolute cliffhanger moments, but none came.
Edited by: "Akira_Cat" 19th Mar
I had this bike and I miss it. It was my daily commuter horse. Done about 10ml/day in all kind of weather for 2.5 years without big issues. After 6 months had to replace tyres - bought cst selecta (never punctured that). After 1 year - replaced brake pads, chain, rear wheel bearings and bottom bracket to cartridge type. Then there was 1.5 year maintenance free cycling.
Do I recommend it?
Yes and no.
You can get good used bike with deore parts and hydraulic disck brakes for this price. But if you want new cheap bike - this one is cheap and chearfull.
Bertz9917/03/2020 15:56

Not really sure what makes you state that. Steel is considered one of the …Not really sure what makes you state that. Steel is considered one of the most comfortable rides, its strength as a material is its ability to flex with the downside being its weight and hence it popularity on touring and winter bikes. Traditionally it is aluminium that produces the harshest of rides but is lighter although fatigue far worse.Also a Carrera subway is a £300 on Halfords at this moment in time (over twice the price here) and is aluminium yet weighs nearly as much as this whilst being effectively a mountain bike setup with fat slick tyres.


I haven't ridden much but I remember a lot of fuss being made over the reynold frames. They were being turned into single speed bikes a few years back. I agree to some extent with the other poster that heavy probably takes it's toll, but feeling every bump in the road with an aluminium frame isn't much fun either.
Alexcolvill17/03/2020 15:24

It weighs 15.5kg!My full suspension bike weighs 13,...Take from that what …It weighs 15.5kg!My full suspension bike weighs 13,...Take from that what you will.. Also,with a Pure steel frame.... Ride will be horrid.Parts will be cheap.. Revo shifters... As in.. Like.. The ones for kids to get them interested in riding bikes... but always go slack and need services a plenty.Also expect punctures from the heavy weight combined with garbage tyres.. Don't mean to Diss! But you can go too cheap, even for a hot deals site! (better go to Halfords and get a carerra subway for £199 - will last longer, be more enjoyable)Top tip... Keep away from moisture ie... Not in a shed or outdoors... And have many years happy cycling. Have a great day.


Very true
Handel7817/03/2020 17:38

I haven't ridden much but I remember a lot of fuss being made over the …I haven't ridden much but I remember a lot of fuss being made over the reynold frames. They were being turned into single speed bikes a few years back. I agree to some extent with the other poster that heavy probably takes it's toll, but feeling every bump in the road with an aluminium frame isn't much fun either.


The other poster has made a number of errors including, as Bonzo has pointed out, this is an alloy frame and not steel, albeit the statement was it will be horrid as it is pure steel - which of course is nonsense and the "steel is real" is oft quoted for some good reasons I just relayed the pros and cons of the material.

Reynolds are a manufacturer known for their steel tubing although they also make aluminuim and titanium. At £140 you are not going to get the best frame in any material.

It is also not just single speed you will find, to name a few, Genesis, Vitus, Moda, De Rosa all have Reynold tubing steel frame bikes in their range (besides other materials) - To give one example the Genesis Volare is a sub 9kg steel framed bike (there are lighter).
Some cheap bikes with 700c wheels are surprisingly heavy because of the larger wheels they typically have thicker rims and a high spoke count to increase the strength. 26" wheels are 559, 27.5" are 584 but 700c/29" are 622mm in diameter so are easier to bend and weaker unless reinforced with more spokes and rim material. Wouldn't surprise me if that was an important part of the extra weight of this bike. I don't think people should be too focused on weight though, this type of bike is never going to win any races its just a leisure and commuting type bike and if you bought it to get fit and lose weight its fine. It has a wide spread of gears and hills won't be a problem. Many entry level road bikes don't have such a wide range of gears, they are 2x7 instead of 3x6 so are actually harder up hills despite being a few kg less because they don't have such a small front chainring, the one on this Cross bike may only be 22 teeth compared to maybe 32 or 39 on a road bike . Of course you'll take a bit longer going up the hill if you are in a lower gear but it will be more manageable. It will need that low gearing too as this is a more practical bike for collecting shopping and other tasks.
Bertz9917/03/2020 18:13

The other poster has made a number of errors including, as Bonzo has …The other poster has made a number of errors including, as Bonzo has pointed out, this is an alloy frame and not steel, albeit the statement was it will be horrid as it is pure steel - which of course is nonsense and the "steel is real" is oft quoted for some good reasons I just relayed the pros and cons of the material. Reynolds are a manufacturer known for their steel tubing although they also make aluminuim and titanium. At £140 you are not going to get the best frame in any material.It is also not just single speed you will find, to name a few, Genesis, Vitus, Moda, De Rosa all have Reynold tubing steel frame bikes in their range (besides other materials) - To give one example the Genesis Volare is a sub 9kg steel framed bike (there are lighter).


For sure. I wasn't disagreeing. I have a limited knowledge on the subject but when I did research and looked into buying a second hand bike about 12 years back Reynolds came up again and again as a good option. I checked out a second hand one near to Elephant and Castle and regret not buying it. That was not single speed.
cantonabanks17/03/2020 15:50

Totally agree... that’s one heavy frame !! It’s nearly twice the weight of …Totally agree... that’s one heavy frame !! It’s nearly twice the weight of my bike which is an XXL sized frame


If your bike weighs 8kg it certainly didn't cost anywhere near £140 and is close to the UCI minimum weight limit for race bikes!
Nearly .... but hey you know best
Hybrid, I thought that would relate to battery powered, but.
I wouldn't accept this even if it was free. No suspension. Revoshift shifters, basic V-brakes. No, thank you.
Be good to ride around in the house under lockdown.
My carbon bike is only 7.2kg. It cost over £2.5K.
This bike at £140 and 15kg is a bargain. You don’t need to spend so much to have fun.

Cheap pub bike or commuter or dodgy theft area when locked up. Good entry level bike.
Edited by: "jr007" 20th Mar
photomorgana18/03/2020 22:39

I wouldn't accept this even if it was free. No suspension. Revoshift …I wouldn't accept this even if it was free. No suspension. Revoshift shifters, basic V-brakes. No, thank you.


Why do you need cheap elastomer suspension on a cheap bike? Steel forks though!
Edited by: "jr007" 18th Mar
It's a cheap bike, it's cheap and not-so-cheerful
It's tough to get a decent bike at this price - but that doesn't make this a "deal"

I would probably looking at Decathlon bikes or Halfords Carrera around this price point. Not this.
cantonabanks18/03/2020 19:39

Nearly .... but hey you know best


I'm happy to be corrected. If theres an 8kg/17lb bike to be had for £150-200 it's the red hot deal of the century and I'll be buying one.
Not any good in a lockdown! Lol just saying
johnnystorm18/03/2020 23:16

I'm happy to be corrected. If theres an 8kg/17lb bike to be had for … I'm happy to be corrected. If theres an 8kg/17lb bike to be had for £150-200 it's the red hot deal of the century and I'll be buying one.


You can have my old GT Zaskar frame, 1.6 kg Large for £100. Excluding wheels, gears and anything else you might find on a bike!
usynn19/03/2020 00:46

Not any good in a lockdown! Lol just saying


Use it after a lockdown. Besides outside exercise is still ok.
This price is not really a deal as it's cost this much for a long time.

As for the bike itself, I used it as a food courier and it's solid as a brick being mostly steel.

However, it's heavy and you do get what you pay for. I'd spend more on a lighter bike.
It's £126 via eBay at the moment, got a 10% off code there on the sales page

Max user weight is 100kg according to Argos website
Edited by: "DonkeyKonk" 19th Mar
Great deal, can ride around the lounge
photomorgana18/03/2020 22:39

I wouldn't accept this even if it was free. No suspension. Revoshift …I wouldn't accept this even if it was free. No suspension. Revoshift shifters, basic V-brakes. No, thank you.


Nobody needs suspension on a road going bike. Even cheap V brakes are superb. The shifters will not be as slick as expensive ones but will be OK.

For urban cycling in flattish areas this bike will be adequate transport if looked after properly. It'll pay for itself in no time at all with savings on petrol or fares.
i love these nerdy threads about bikes.

Its a cheap £130 bike - no need to break down the composition of the metals or the braking distance of the brake blocks.
usynn19/03/2020 00:46

Not any good in a lockdown! Lol just saying



On the contrary, there will still be some people who need to get to work in places like pharmacies and warehouses and there's likely to be no public transport.
photomorgana18/03/2020 22:39

I wouldn't accept this even if it was free. No suspension. Revoshift …I wouldn't accept this even if it was free. No suspension. Revoshift shifters, basic V-brakes. No, thank you.


I hate revoshifters myself mainly as I have big hands and seem to get accidental shifting which is dangerous. I ended up not lubricating them in the hope they would be stiffer to operate. However 'V' brakes are very effective brakes and you would not want a cheap bike with suspension not only is such suspension un-necessary on the road, it's very heavy and high maintenance. When you are buying a cheap bike keep it a simple as possible. Personally I think the ideal cheap bike is a simple 26" mountain bike with rigid steel forks and a simple 1x setup. Easy to maintain and adjust.
johnnystorm18/03/2020 23:16

I'm happy to be corrected. If theres an 8kg/17lb bike to be had for …I'm happy to be corrected. If theres an 8kg/17lb bike to be had for £150-200 it's the red hot deal of the century and I'll be buying one.

Didn’t say that ? You keep filling the gaps ...
cantonabanks19/03/2020 15:21

Didn’t say that ? You keep filling the gaps ...


Ok. You said its twice the weight of your bike. That's only relevant if your bike costs anywhere near the rrp of this one.

So, you either got the bargain or the century or you're comparing apples and oranges? Fill us in with the full details instead of being Mr Mysterious!
DonkeyKonk19/03/2020 03:13

It's £126 via eBay at the moment, got a 10% off code there on the sales …It's £126 via eBay at the moment, got a 10% off code there on the sales pageMax user weight is 100kg according to Argos website


where?
johnnystorm19/03/2020 15:24

Ok. You said its twice the weight of your bike. That's only relevant if …Ok. You said its twice the weight of your bike. That's only relevant if your bike costs anywhere near the rrp of this one. So, you either got the bargain or the century or you're comparing apples and oranges? Fill us in with the full details instead of being Mr Mysterious!


Why should I explain ? you clearly Already know it all ....
cantonabanks19/03/2020 18:03

Why should I explain ? you clearly Already know it all ....


So your comment was irrelevant, thanks for clearing that up.
usetheforceluke19/03/2020 10:02

i love these nerdy threads about bikes.Its a cheap £130 bike - no need to …i love these nerdy threads about bikes.Its a cheap £130 bike - no need to break down the composition of the metals or the braking distance of the brake blocks.


Exactly and based on the cyclists I see during my commute they could probably do with losing the 2.5Kg not the bike.
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Nothing wrong with steel frames and I would go as far to say I prefer them to the harsh ride of aluminum ones which require front suspension thus increasing the weight. This bike is heavy though but for casual use is good enough. If I were using it daily I would spend a lot more as the money you save by comuting by bike will pay for a far better and enjoyable experience.
I spent an extra 20 quid on the version with 21 gears instead of 18, trigger shift instead of revo, and front suspension for the days where we go off tarmac on green lanes or whatever (Cross CRX500 - sounds like a motorcycle). Seems like worth the extra money to me.

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