men's Diamondback Scree 1.0 Mountain Bike WAS £329 NOW £229 with voucher code from go outdoors
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men's Diamondback Scree 1.0 Mountain Bike WAS £329 NOW £229 with voucher code from go outdoors

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Found 27th Apr 2017
The Diamondback Scree 1.0 is ideal for starting out in the rugged world of mountain biking. Its tough alloy frame is lightweight and manageable but will easily handle the abuse the trails can give.

Alloy Butted Hydrofomed frame tubing for a lighter, more responsive and durable bike

Shimano 21-speed derailleurs for smooth gear shifting

Suntour M3030 Suspension Forks

Tektro Novela mechanical disc brakes for a powerful and controlled braking action

Double walled 27.5” rims are lightweight yet stiff, to deliver precise steering

Wheel Size:\x0927.5"

Frame:\x09Alloy Butted Hydrofomed Tubing, Integrated Headset, Forged Dropouts

Gear Shifters:Shimano EF-51 Easyfire, 21 speed

Front Derailleur:\x09Shimano TX-50 Tourney

Rear Derailleur:\x09Shimano TX-35 Tourney

Chainrings:\x09KMC

Brakes - Type:\x09Mechanical Disc

Brakes - Details:\x09Tektro Mechanical Disc Brake

Head Set:\x091-1/8" Semi-Integrated Threadless

Bottom Bracket:\x09Semi Sealed Cartridge 122mm

Gender:\x09Mens

Voucher code: save2017
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Also they have left out the cassette information from the spec for the simple reason you can see it's a basic shimano 7 speed freewheel so the rear wheel isn't going to be that strong and this isn't really a viable entry level mountain bike. You may find similar bikes at Halfords and Decathlon that might feature better components for only a little bit more. I'd personally put this bike at good value at between £150-180 but its pretty much full price for the spec at £229. It does look the part but in the detail there are quite a few failings.

This is a much better bike for only £11 more.

btwin.com/en/…tml

Better drivetrain and a much stronger cassette based rear wheel. Apart from that pretty much the same I guess.

Check out Zeek as sometimes you can get Decathlon gift cards cheap from there which can help bring down the price of Decathlon bikes.
Edited by: "bonzobanana" 27th Apr 2017
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Hot. I miss my old DB Topanga that some scrote stole.
Good bike for the money, brakes are terrible though.
Also they have left out the cassette information from the spec for the simple reason you can see it's a basic shimano 7 speed freewheel so the rear wheel isn't going to be that strong and this isn't really a viable entry level mountain bike. You may find similar bikes at Halfords and Decathlon that might feature better components for only a little bit more. I'd personally put this bike at good value at between £150-180 but its pretty much full price for the spec at £229. It does look the part but in the detail there are quite a few failings.

This is a much better bike for only £11 more.

btwin.com/en/…tml

Better drivetrain and a much stronger cassette based rear wheel. Apart from that pretty much the same I guess.

Check out Zeek as sometimes you can get Decathlon gift cards cheap from there which can help bring down the price of Decathlon bikes.
Edited by: "bonzobanana" 27th Apr 2017
Just reserved but forgot to apply the voucher - will have to ask in store - not paid yet.

Had a diamond back as a kid, and was the best bike I ever owned until some rag stole it.

Bought this for the Mrs's - be perfect for her, and can finally use my Cube
bonzobanana

Also they have left out the cassette information from the spec for the … Also they have left out the cassette information from the spec for the simple reason you can see it's a basic shimano 7 speed freewheel so the rear wheel isn't going to be that strong and this isn't really a viable entry level mountain bike. You may find similar bikes at Halfords and Decathlon that might feature better components for only a little bit more. I'd personally put this bike at good value at between £150-180 but its pretty much full price for the spec at £229. It does look the part but in the detail there are quite a few failings.This is a much better bike for only £11 more.https://www.btwin.com/en/mountain-bikes/sport-mountain-bikes/19510-rockrider-520-275-mountain-bike-black.htmlBetter drivetrain and a much stronger cassette based rear wheel. Apart from that pretty much the same I guess.Check out Zeek as sometimes you can get Decathlon gift cards cheap from there which can help bring down the price of Decathlon bikes.



What are you on about? You can't base the strength of wheel on which cassette it has on it.
Edited by: "scott_cam" 28th Apr 2017
worth the money but the rrp is too high.this is a basic bike with the cheapest shimano gear and useless brakes . the price is about right, certainly not a bargain level but decent deal.hot
bonzobanana

Also they have left out the cassette information from the spec for the … Also they have left out the cassette information from the spec for the simple reason you can see it's a basic shimano 7 speed freewheel so the rear wheel isn't going to be that strong and this isn't really a viable entry level mountain bike. You may find similar bikes at Halfords and Decathlon that might feature better components for only a little bit more. I'd personally put this bike at good value at between £150-180 but its pretty much full price for the spec at £229. It does look the part but in the detail there are quite a few failings.This is a much better bike for only £11 more.https://www.btwin.com/en/mountain-bikes/sport-mountain-bikes/19510-rockrider-520-275-mountain-bike-black.htmlBetter drivetrain and a much stronger cassette based rear wheel. Apart from that pretty much the same I guess.Check out Zeek as sometimes you can get Decathlon gift cards cheap from there which can help bring down the price of Decathlon bikes.



Perfect, thanks. I've been searching a lot and finding a few of these that look like really good deals. I saved a few i liked and passed them on to a bike junkie who just told me to go second hand instead...
Seems like for under £300, unless it's a really ridiculous offer (i saw a Calibre Two Two at £250 which seemed too good to be true), you're just gonna end up with something that's had too many corners cut to make it look the part.
Edited by: "EllEzDee" 28th Apr 2017
Yes it is cheap. But it also is crap.
There is no point in cheap mountain bikes. They are too heavy and too fragile for actual trial riding. And they make no sense as a general purpose bike.
Any good suggestion for a hybrid?
Bought my so a Diamondback BMX a couple of years ago. Thoroughly disappointed and brakes are awful, even after pad replacement, to the point he never wanted to ride it.

I'm sure they had a good name back in the day, but certainly couldn't recommend them now.
Edited by: "sheppio" 28th Apr 2017
scott_cam

What are you on about? You can't base the strength of wheel on which … What are you on about? You can't base the strength of wheel on which cassette it has on it.



That's the point it doesn't even have a cassette its using a weaker freewheel. Freewheel design is much weaker, it's much easier to bend the axle with a freewheel and as you can imagine a mountain bike actually used off road will damage this with a drop. The cassette based hub have the bearings much farther apart that makes its harder to bend the axle and is standard on most higher quality mountain bikes. A Shimano tourney freewheel like this is pretty much standard fitment on the very cheapest bikes even sub £100, it is entry level.
If you just want to go 'off-road' on stuff like bridle paths this will probably be fine. If you want to take it around proper red trails with drops and stuff then probably not.
Definitely one for the local kids to 'look cool' pulling wheelies on - not for grown-ups to do proper riding on.
Reduced to about what it's worth (maybe) but £200 will buy you a very good used bike if you know what you're doing and have a bit of patience.
caevv

Any good suggestion for a hybrid?


£100, £500, £1000? Where/what do you want to use it for ('hybrid covers a lot of options)? If you don't know the answers before you start you're very likely to waste your money.
my first mountain bike (in 1984) must have weighed over 30lbs!
bonzobanana

That's the point it doesn't even have a cassette its using a weaker … That's the point it doesn't even have a cassette its using a weaker freewheel. Freewheel design is much weaker, it's much easier to bend the axle with a freewheel and as you can imagine a mountain bike actually used off road will damage this with a drop. The cassette based hub have the bearings much farther apart that makes its harder to bend the axle and is standard on most higher quality mountain bikes. A Shimano tourney freewheel like this is pretty much standard fitment on the very cheapest bikes even sub £100, it is entry level.



​You really don't have a clue about bikes. Do you?
Do yourself a favour and stop commenting on subjects you don't have any knowledge on.
scott_cam

You really don't have a clue about bikes. Do you?Do yourself a favour and … You really don't have a clue about bikes. Do you?Do yourself a favour and stop commenting on subjects you don't have any knowledge on.



You haven't shared your knowledge yet so I know where I've gone wrong X)

Are you saying its not a freewheel? Because it certainly looks like one to me and besides it's tourney derailleurs so to be expected. Maybe your are disagreeing that freewheels are weaker than cassette hubs but there are literary 100s of sites that would disagree with you on that one. You need to add some facts to your argument.

http://www.gooutdoors.co.uk/Img/Dyn/Cache/Products/49712-200516110942866497374.jpg

http://sheldonbrown.com/harris/images/fw628.jpg
Hotukdeals seems to have mucked up the link above by trying to affiliate it but this is a better bike for £240. Only £11 more. I'm not saying its amazing but doesn't have the major failings of the Diamondback.

https://contents.mediadecathlon.com/p1108718/rockrider-520-275-mountain-bike-black.jpg
Original Poster
It's not HotUKDeals that have mucked up the link it's just the website I tried to go on btwin.com but if keeps crashing
Why this tat has gone hot is beyond me. Has anyone actually bought one?
Or are people reading mountain bike, looking at the low price and voting hot not thinking how little value you're actually getting here.
Besford

£100, £500, £1000? Where/what do you want to use it for ('hybrid covers a … £100, £500, £1000? Where/what do you want to use it for ('hybrid covers a lot of options)? If you don't know the answers before you start you're very likely to waste your money.



​Same range price / features as the op. Using for commuting plus family rides.
these123

It's not HotUKDeals that have mucked up the link it's just the website I … It's not HotUKDeals that have mucked up the link it's just the website I tried to go on btwin.com but if keeps crashing



https://www.decathlon.co.uk/rockrider-520-275-mtb-grey-id_8378535.html

Hopefully the link will stay working.
Edited by: "bonzobanana" 28th Apr 2017
bonzobanana

Hotukdeals seems to have mucked up the link above by trying to affiliate … Hotukdeals seems to have mucked up the link above by trying to affiliate it but this is a better bike for £240. Only £11 more. I'm not saying its amazing but doesn't have the major failings of the Diamondback.


I have to admit that I have no idea what I'm talking about, but I'm looking to get a mountain bike around this price point. What makes the Rockrider better than the Diamondbacks?
desiny

I have to admit that I have no idea what I'm talking about, but I'm … I have to admit that I have no idea what I'm talking about, but I'm looking to get a mountain bike around this price point. What makes the Rockrider better than the Diamondbacks?



The Rockrider is better than the Diamondback of this thread mainly because of overall higher grade components and the fact it has a cassette based rear wheel not a freewheel which is stronger. The gears for example on the Diamondback are entry level and very basic, not particularly durable or reliable for slightly rougher use.

The Rockrider is basically fit for purpose where as this Diamondback looks to be an ok frame but most of the rest of it is low end components and is very limited and not really a competent mountain bike, it would need many upgrades to be so.

As a brand I'm not saying BTwin is better than Diamondback its just Btwin offers much better value as the shop chain that sells the bike (Decathlon) directly imports the bikes themselves or at least the components (may have some european basic assembly) where as Diamondback is a brand that has to import then sell to wholesalers who then sell to bike dealers all needing a profit margin themselves. It just means a Diamondback bike of the same spec as Btwin would normally cost a fair chunk of money more. So if you have a limit of only £250 to spend your money goes further with Decathlon. Halfords is the same situation often they have some very good deals on their own brands of bikes. They are the largest seller of bikes in the UK and import a huge number of bikes under their own brands some are exceptional value. Most big bike brands can't offer a entry level competent bike at £250, you'd be looking more at £350-400 shop price probably as a minimum.
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