Mens Muddyfox Impel Mountain Bike - £69.99 @ SportsDirect.com
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Mens Muddyfox Impel Mountain Bike - £69.99 @ SportsDirect.com

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Muddyfox Impel Mountain Bike Mens

The Mens Muddyfox Impel Mountain Bikel is ideal for regular riders who don't want to break the bank featuring a lighweight hardtail frame is equipped with front suspension forks to absorb the bumps. This mountain bike also features a 21 speed Shimano gearing to make hill climbs easy and the powerful V-brakes will ensure safe stopping when needed.

Muddyfox Impel Tech Spec

> Alloy Hardtail Frame
> Front suspension forks
> 21 Speed Shimano Gears with Shimano Revoshift Shifters
> Alloy V-brakes
> 26" Alloy Wheels

Available in an 18 inch frame size.

> Recommended inside leg measurement: 27 - 33 inches
> Assembled Weight: Approximately 14 kgs
> Recommended age: 12 years and above



Free delivery on over £75 orders, so might aswell add the basket up to £75 as it is £74 without
- trikidy
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Available at this price elsewhere but Quidco @ 5% may be a clincher!
This used to be a respected cycle name but now appears to concentrate on the bottom end of the market.

I suspect this cycle is another cheap BSO
At 14KG with front suspension fork it is quite a reasonable BSO.
Doesnt sports direct bikes come flat packed?
just put the front wheel, handle bars and pedals on- grr tried to sell one on fleabay at £85.00, didn't understand why no takers, now I do - thanks op Had someone bite at £80 and then went quiet, must of done a quick search off ebay lol - heat added

ps bike made by universal



Edited by: "ramtec" 8th Feb 2013
Hibbers1

Available at this price elsewhere but Quidco @ 5% may be a clincher!



Top cash back is 5.05% with 99.9% tracked. I never used TCB before, but they seem to offer a little bit better deal, better tracked and quicker payment speed.
Edited by: "ShineHunter" 8th Feb 2013
ShineHunter

Top cash back is 5.05% with 99.9% tracked. I never used TCB before, but … Top cash back is 5.05% with 99.9% tracked. I never used TCB before, but they seem to offer a little bit better deal, better tracked and quicker payment speed.

£0.035 thanks!
Hibbers1

£0.035 thanks!



£3.53! Do you work in the Banking industry?
Edited by: "pstuart" 8th Feb 2013
pstuart

I think he is talking about the difference between cash backs form Quidco … I think he is talking about the difference between cash backs form Quidco and TCB..£3.53! Do you work in the Banking industry?

pstuart

£3.53! Do you work in the Banking industry?

Muppet..............
pstuart

£3.53! Do you work in the Banking industry?

pstuart

Looks like you are ideally qualified in that particular industry!£3.53! … Looks like you are ideally qualified in that particular industry!£3.53! Do you work in the Banking industry?

Banned
I blame Wiggle
Great price for the spec and appears to be a bit better than a BSO. Couldn't find frame size. Most reviews generally favourable (for the price) but overall scored only 2.4/10 and it looks like SD aren't very helpful if you do have a problem:

"The bike arrived yesterday...
It looks good, but there are problems...
Both wheels are slightly buckled and the gears don't work properly...
I don't think this is good enough for a new bike...
I contacted customer service, but they weren't helpful...
I also think it is rubbish that the customer has to cover the cost of a return...
Customer service are calling me back tomorrow, lets see what happens...
Over all the bike is a bargain, but when i buy something i expect it to work and be damage free..."
You certainly do not have to cover the cost of returning a faulty item. If Sports Direct saying otherwise then they need reporting to trading standards.
Banned
Better buy 2nd hand bike for this price u will get much better bike , like Carrera etc . this is absolute rubbish , total waste of money .
Banned
oskarito32

Better buy 2nd hand bike for this price u will get much better bike , … Better buy 2nd hand bike for this price u will get much better bike , like Carrera etc . this is absolute rubbish , total waste of money .


Assembled Weight: Approximately 14 kgs
I bought something similar a while back. Lasted about 2 weeks before a pedal snapped off as I was pulling away at some lights and almost fell into a car which was overtaking me.

I took it back and spent a bit more. Not worth it IMO
Average rating of 2.41 / 5 from 49 ratings and yet only 1 negative review out of 11. Hhmm, censorship?
How did this garbage bike get voted hot? Sportsdirect must have a team of people voting it up
The £1000 bike brigade are back.
Fine as a pub bike. But no more!
A bike for £70, the picture looks alright too.. hmm
£73.98
dewonderful

How did this garbage bike get voted hot? Sportsdirect must have a team of … How did this garbage bike get voted hot? Sportsdirect must have a team of people voting it up



because it's cheap.
might take a risk on this.
Good reviews on other sites like Tesco
Last MuddyFox I had the top bar snapped due to corrosion just behind the handlebars - didn't notice until I got home. I thought it had developed suspension! :). Hot price though.
ShineHunter

Good reviews on other sites like Tesco



But also some with the familiar gear change problems. If you need this sorted by a bike tech it'll probably cost as much as the bike - and you still have a pretty poor bike.

I think these things are terrific value in terms of what you get for not much money - but if you're not very proficient at bike servicing it'll probably drive you crazy.
ether707

The £1000 bike brigade are back.



Nope. were the 250 quid bike brigade here! That'd about the price you pay for quality, usable bike. Do we have to go over this every time

PS I often have taken groups of children and adults cycling. The release form states that if you buy a dirt cheap bike, your child isn't riding. Too many accidents in the past. It's not snobbery, it is just that cheap bikes are barely built to a safe standard, this one included. Colder than a penguin in a icy ditch drinking lemonade!
Bought this when it was £27 at Tesco last year, a good bike for getting from A to B, what do you expect for the money?

It's not too heavy either.
"Nope. were the 250 quid bike brigade here! That'd about the price you pay for quality, usable bike"

If this gets 350% more people biking then great. It might even upgrade easy if they get keen.
MrFerret

Nope. were the 250 quid bike brigade here! That'd about the price you pay … Nope. were the 250 quid bike brigade here! That'd about the price you pay for quality, usable bike. Do we have to go over this every time PS I often have taken groups of children and adults cycling. The release form states that if you buy a dirt cheap bike, your child isn't riding. Too many accidents in the past. It's not snobbery, it is just that cheap bikes are barely built to a safe standard, this one included. Colder than a penguin in a icy ditch drinking lemonade!



I always feel safer falling off a £250 bike.
trikidy

might take a risk on this.



Yup you certainly are.
ether707

The £1000 bike brigade are back.



What a stupid, sweeping statement. I recognise that this bike will be utterly awful, I once bought a cheap BSO and ended up using it about 5 times before getting rid, and that was enough for something to break - I went back to my 10-year-old budget Raleigh mountain bike. I would never spend £1000 on a bike, so where do I fit into this assumption? Most I ever spent was £300, and that was returned and not replaced as the seller (Halfrauds) couldn't set it up correctly

Nowadays my main bike is a £10 secondhand Raleigh hybrid, 20+ years old, which I love and which never lets me down, unlike these cheap pieces of junk. Far better to buy a secondhand bike, get it serviced (local bike shop here in south of England charges £25), and you have something that is much more likely to last and will be enjoyable to ride.
dontasciime

I always feel safer falling off a £250 bike.



Less likely to fall off if the bike is less likely to fall apart E.g. the person who had a pedal break off could easily have had a fall due to the bike breaking, whereas that kind of issue is much less likely to happen on a halfway decent bike.
got excited, read comments now not ordered as confused it says was over 250?
pinch of salt but can they get away with that if its that bad

i want a bike for work i want mud guards i am 43 and want a mature looking bike not a bmx or mountain bike like a grandad bike sturdy.

got about 250 - 350 any recomendations
LadyEleanor

"Nope. were the 250 quid bike brigade here! That'd about the price you … "Nope. were the 250 quid bike brigade here! That'd about the price you pay for quality, usable bike"If this gets 350% more people biking then great. It might even upgrade easy if they get keen.



Problem is that an awful bike like this will probably discourage someone, when they are just starting out. The saddles alone on these sorts of bikes rip your bum to shreds. TO SHREDS!
or do i need to sell my car 5000??
Besford

But also some with the familiar gear change problems. If you need this … But also some with the familiar gear change problems. If you need this sorted by a bike tech it'll probably cost as much as the bike - and you still have a pretty poor bike.I think these things are terrific value in terms of what you get for not much money - but if you're not very proficient at bike servicing it'll probably drive you crazy.



The two reviews seemed factory faults as all reviews seem OK including on the other sites. The paint work problem seems to creep up on other reviews. In my opinion all reviews will have faults and people moaning, just got to come to a conclusion yourself/myself if it's worth the try and after all if it's not return it. I guess I'm going to find out.
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Got this bike a couple of years ago from tesco when it was on sale.

Good bike for the money. It was flat packed when I got it and had local bike shop set it up as I had not made one up before.

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