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Muddy Fox 'Blade' Road Adults Road Bike - £175 *Delivered To Store* @ Tesco Direct
Muddy Fox 'Blade' Road Adults Road Bike - £175 *Delivered To Store* @ Tesco Direct

Muddy Fox 'Blade' Road Adults Road Bike - £175 *Delivered To Store* @ Tesco Direct

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Muddy Fox 23" Adult Road Bike

Was #ahem# £350 NOW £175

If you enjoy the freedom of cycling on the road the Muddy Fox 20” Blade road bike is ideal, with a lightweight 700c alloy frame its extremely aerodynamic and great for travelling at faster speeds.

This stylish white and black adults’ road bike comes with 14 speed gears and thumb shifters for easier gear changes when you’re on the move. The Blade road bike is brilliant for travelling across large distances, whether you’re going to be travelling up hills or on level ground, its racing handlebar will provide you with great control when you’re travelling on the open road.

Complete with front and rear calliper brakes, this Muddy Fox bike provides you with the effective braking you need when cycling in the great outdoors.

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Original Poster

Age Range in Years Adult
Assembled Dimension Depth 23
Assembled Dimension Height 134
Assembled Dimension Units cm
Assembled Dimension Width 72
Assembled Weight 11.95
Assembled Weight Units kg
Assembly Self assembly
Brake Caliper
Brake Lever Yes
Brand Muddyfox
Controls Handle Bar No
Features of Product 700c alloy frame. 14 speed gears. Thumb shifters. 20 inches frame. Racing handlebars
Foldable Mudguards No
Forks Rigid steel fork
Frame Material Alloy
Frame Size 54
Front Brakes Yes
Gears Speed indexed
Gears Crankset Yes
Gears Front Derailleur Yes
Gears Rear Derailleur Yes
Gears Shifters Yes
Gender Unisex
Giro Electric Headset No
Number of Gears 14
Pannier Holder No
Pedals Yes
Primary Colour White and Black
Product Depth 23 cm
Product Height 134 cm
Product Weight 14.5
Product Weight Units kg
Product Width 72 cm
Rear Brakes Yes
Stunt Pegs No
Suspension None
Wheel Size in Inches 700c
Wheel Specification Racing Wheels
Wheels Front Hub Yes
Wheels Rear Hub Yes
Wheels Spokes Yes

Was never worth £350, but looks ok to me at £175.


Oh dear.

andynicol

Age Range in Years Adult Assembled Dimension Depth 23 Assembled Dimension … Age Range in Years Adult Assembled Dimension Depth 23 Assembled Dimension Height 134 Assembled Dimension Units cm Assembled Dimension Width 72 Assembled Weight 11.95 Assembled Weight Units kg Assembly Self assembly Brake Caliper Brake Lever Yes Brand Muddyfox Controls Handle Bar No Features of Product 700c alloy frame. 14 speed gears. Thumb shifters. 20 inches frame. Racing handlebars Foldable Mudguards No Forks Rigid steel fork Frame Material Alloy Frame Size 54 Front Brakes Yes Gears Speed indexed Gears Crankset Yes Gears Front Derailleur Yes Gears Rear Derailleur Yes Gears Shifters Yes Gender Unisex Giro Electric Headset No Number of Gears 14 Pannier Holder No Pedals Yes Primary Colour White and Black Product Depth 23 cm Product Height 134 cm Product Weight 14.5 Product Weight Units kg Product Width 72 cm Rear Brakes Yes Stunt Pegs No Suspension None Wheel Size in Inches 700c Wheel Specification Racing Wheels Wheels Front Hub Yes Wheels Rear Hub Yes Wheels Spokes Yes Was never worth £350, but looks ok to me at £175.



Did any road bike ever have stunt pegs? I have a Marin, was it worth the RRP probably not but I didn't pay RRP.

So as you say its probably worth £175 even without stunt pegs.
Edited by: "TheBiker" 27th Feb 2011

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mitchgixer6

Oh dear.



Care to ellaborate?
I know bike deals are a bit like the HDMI cable 'deals' on here in that people wanting to spend decent money on items will look down on anything remotely like a bargain.
Unless the cold voters can point me in the direction of a basic road bike for this kind of money for a 2/3 mile daily round trip to work in the summer I intend picking one of these up and giving it a go.


Edited by: "andynicol" 27th Feb 2011

Looking to replace my very old marin mountain bike. Looking for something for on and off road. Happy to go for something second hand will only use it a couple of times a weeks. Is this any good? Anu suggestions gratefully received
Edited by: "Lawlost" 27th Feb 2011

Lawlost

Looking to replace my very old marin mountain bike. Looking for … Looking to replace my very old marin mountain bike. Looking for something for on and off road. Happy to go for something second hand will only use it a couple of times a weeks. Is this any good? Anu suggestions gratefully received



I would replace it with another mountain bike. Road bikes just don't do off road.

HDMI cables? Really? Unlike HDMI cables, more expensive bikes generally do have tangible benefits over cheaper ones.

Now I don't know enough about this particular bike, so haven't voted either way.

alasrati

HDMI cables? Really? Unlike HDMI cables, more expensive bikes generally … HDMI cables? Really? Unlike HDMI cables, more expensive bikes generally do have tangible benefits over cheaper ones.Now I don't know enough about this particular bike, so haven't voted either way.




Have to agree, unlike HDMI cables the more money you spend on bicycles the better the quality.

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alasrati

HDMI cables? Really? Unlike HDMI cables, more expensive bikes generally … HDMI cables? Really? Unlike HDMI cables, more expensive bikes generally do have tangible benefits over cheaper ones.Now I don't know enough about this particular bike, so haven't voted either way.



I was merely using hdmi cables as an example of how fickle folks can be when voting.

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TheBiker

Have to agree, unlike HDMI cables the more money you spend on bicycles … Have to agree, unlike HDMI cables the more money you spend on bicycles the better the quality.



So this would be a better bike if I paid the full £350 ?

andynicol

So this would be a better bike if I paid the full £350 ?



Do you get a better picture with a £350 HDMI cable if reduced to half price?

Regarding bikes I can't answer I have a Marin & a Yamaha R1, both of which suffice for the money spent. I also have a Honda type R but that has four wheels.

Just call me LUCKY I like my toys,


Edited by: "TheBiker" 27th Feb 2011

Gear shifters : Yes

Original Poster

TheBiker

Do you get a better picture with a £350 HDMI cable if reduced to half … Do you get a better picture with a £350 HDMI cable if reduced to half price?Regarding bikes I can't answer I have a Marin & a Yamaha R1, both of which suffice for the money spent. I also have a Honda type R but that has four wheels.Just call me LUCKY I like my toys,



Of course an hdmi cable at half price wouldn't produce a better picture than a full priced one.
IF your earlier theory was applied the full priced one would be better as it costs more.

Being pedant aside, my hdmi cable bought for a couple of quid does the job just fine for me but someone would diss that just because it was only a couple of quid, each to there own.

Same applies to this bike, folks will happily pay a LOT more than £175 for a bike and look down on anything less than that.

andynicol

Of course an hdmi cable at half price wouldn't produce a better picture … Of course an hdmi cable at half price wouldn't produce a better picture than a full priced one.IF your earlier theory was applied the full priced one would be better as it costs more. :pBeing pedant aside, my hdmi cable bought for a couple of quid does the job just fine for me but someone would diss that just because it was only a couple of quid, each to there own.Same applies to this bike, folks will happily pay a LOT more than £175 for a bike and look down on anything less than that.



I am getting confused with all this. I will happily spend £20k on a Type R, £10k on an R1 and £500 on a pushbike but I won't spend more than £2.50 on an HDMI cable.

For me its what goes at either end of the HDMI cable that matters and I have a Yamaha DSP-Z7 at one end and quality sources connenctng so budget HDMI cable is fine by me.


Edited by: "TheBiker" 27th Feb 2011

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TheBiker

I am getting confused with all this. I will happily spend £20k on a Type … I am getting confused with all this. I will happily spend £20k on a Type R, £10k on an R1 and £500 on a pushbike but I won't spend more than £2.50 on an HDMI cable.For me its what goes at either end of the HDMI cable that matters and I have a Yamaha DSP-Z7 at one end and quality sources so budget HDMI cable is fine by me.



The HDMI snobs would say that would be like putting chip fat in your Type R as fuel....:p

I digress, like I stated earlier unless someone can put up a similar road bike for what amounts to max 15 miles per week over the summer months for a couple of hundred quid it looks good to me...

andynicol

Of course an hdmi cable at half price wouldn't produce a better picture … Of course an hdmi cable at half price wouldn't produce a better picture than a full priced one.IF your earlier theory was applied the full priced one would be better as it costs more. :pBeing pedant aside, my hdmi cable bought for a couple of quid does the job just fine for me but someone would diss that just because it was only a couple of quid, each to there own.Same applies to this bike, folks will happily pay a LOT more than £175 for a bike and look down on anything less than that.

Notice the word "generally". I deliberately put that there to avoid tedious pedantry.
Edited by: "alasrati" 27th Feb 2011

is there any bikes out there with hdmi cables already fitted as standard ?

CELTSOF67

is there any bikes out there with hdmi cables already fitted as standard ?



only 720p so not the full experience.

check argos out for some decent muddy fox bikes

TheBiker

I am getting confused with all this. I will happily spend £20k on a Type … I am getting confused with all this. I will happily spend £20k on a Type R, £10k on an R1 and £500 on a pushbike but I won't spend more than £2.50 on an HDMI cable.For me its what goes at either end of the HDMI cable that matters and I have a Yamaha DSP-Z7 at one end and quality sources connenctng so budget HDMI cable is fine by me.



Wow dont you like to try and show off ?

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alasrati

Of course an hdmi cable at half price wouldn't produce a better picture … Of course an hdmi cable at half price wouldn't produce a better picture than a full priced one.IF your earlier theory was applied the full priced one would be better as it costs more. :pBeing pedant aside, my hdmi cable bought for a couple of quid does the job just fine for me but someone would diss that just because it was only a couple of quid, each to there own.Same applies to this bike, folks will happily pay a LOT more than £175 for a bike and look down on anything less than that.

Notice the word "generally". I deliberately put that there to avoid tedious pedantry.[/quote]

I did notice you used the word 'generally', hence the reason I quoted 'the biker' who did not.

No stunt pegs , no deal

In all honesty is this a good beginners bike , thinking about starting up cycling and need to test the water . You think this is worth it ?

ukmonkey

check argos out for some decent muddy fox bikes



Just bought a carrera subway 1 from Halfords --- classed as a Hybrid but will be used as a road bike--30% off on selected carrera bikes over the weekend on Reserve and Buy ----- offer will end today ------by registering at Halfords they also sent me a 10% off voucher by email which they also accepted which was a nice surprise ----- also another 4% off with quidco (it has tracked ok) ------ a £370 bike for approx £222-----so well pleased.

Edited by: "cockseye" 28th Feb 2011

Would this be ok for riding on rough ground as well as roads/paths etc ? or would the wheels not be up to the job? i.e. too weak... I don't particulalry want to get another mountain bike but want one that can cater for a little rough ground. I know an hybrid would probably be ideal... tks for your thoughts

**** no composite

This looks like a buy cheap buy twice bike to me.

I wouldn't get this as it only has caliper brakes, I prefer disc brakes especially on a bike supposedly worth £350. Also no mention of the components used, i.e. Shimano gears or cheap chinese ones with metal that bends?

I got a Halford's Carrera MB last year for about £250 and don't regret spending a bit of extra money to get a bike with quality components. My previous bike was a Raleigh and it really was crap comparitively.

CountFilth

I wouldn't get this as it only has caliper brakes, I prefer disc brakes … I wouldn't get this as it only has caliper brakes, I prefer disc brakes especially on a bike supposedly worth £350. Also no mention of the components used, i.e. Shimano gears or cheap chinese ones with metal that bends? I got a Halford's Carrera MB last year for about £250 and don't regret spending a bit of extra money to get a bike with quality components. My previous bike was a Raleigh and it really was crap comparitively.



All road bikes have calipers - even mega pricey ones.

AFAIK muddyfox are now just rebranded universal bikes (circa 2001).

pretty sure I'd rather go for a halfords ownbrand if i was looking for a cheapie.

Mr_Tdontmess

This looks like a buy cheap buy twice bike to me.



thats easy for you to say!

afroylnt

Would this be ok for riding on rough ground as well as roads/paths etc ? … Would this be ok for riding on rough ground as well as roads/paths etc ? or would the wheels not be up to the job? i.e. too weak... I don't particulalry want to get another mountain bike but want one that can cater for a little rough ground. I know an hybrid would probably be ideal... tks for your thoughts



It's a dedicated road bike, you need a hybrid, end of.

Bicycles are one of those products you really need to try out to see if it suits you, rather than buying on paper specification and dubious price reductions. Before you buy a 'bargain' bike, I would recommend finding a quality bike shop, who will be able to tell you the pros and cons of various bikes from £100 to £1,000+. After you have bought it, any decent bike shop will make minor adjustments after you have ridden it for a few weeks at no charge. If your bike shop is really good, like mine is, they will do minor work at little or no cost even after 12 months. You will not get this at Tesco or Argos, and it is very unlikely at Halfords.

Hmm tempted as this is the cost of 3 tanks of petrol so if i cycled to work for a month or two it'd probably pay for itself, however as the forum appeared to get sidetracked by an f-ing hdmi discussion there isn't really any clear argument as to whether this is good value or not!!! Is the RRP inflated? Is there a better bike for cycling to work for the same price??! any comparatives?

Saw this in Tesco the other day.

Sadly little to recommend about it. Basic, built down to a price and uses cheap copies of very outdated kit. Appalling value at the suspicious "RRP" and pretty ropey at £175.

CountFilth - it's a road bike. Disc brakes are not fitted to road bikes.

andynicol

Care to ellaborate? I know bike deals are a bit like the HDMI cable … Care to ellaborate? I know bike deals are a bit like the HDMI cable 'deals' on here in that people wanting to spend decent money on items will look down on anything remotely like a bargain.Unless the cold voters can point me in the direction of a basic road bike for this kind of money for a 2/3 mile daily round trip to work in the summer I intend picking one of these up and giving it a go.



Buy second hand.
For a smidge more than this I got a 6 month old mid-range Claud Butler with carbon forks. And that was from a bike shop, not off fleabay. I paid £25 more than this but it's worth a hell of a lot more than that in terms of the extra performance

It uses Thumbshifters...

These things are a royal Pain in the ass, to change gears you need to reach between your legs to the shifters on the frame. Outdated kit.

Better off buying a half decent second hand bike than this junk.

http://direct.tesco.com/pi/Enlarge/8/SS11210-8498TPS895456.jpg

Imagine riding that thing with the bars in that position. You'd need triple jointed arms!

Jetpac

It uses Thumbshifters...These things are a royal Pain in the ass, to … It uses Thumbshifters...These things are a royal Pain in the ass, to change gears you need to reach between your legs to the shifters on the frame. Outdated kit.



It has too! Is it from 1985 or what?

Picked up a second hand Raleigh 100 the other weekend. £50 with Campagnolo shifters.
But at this price level you really should be looking at secondhand for a road bike or spotting hybrids on sale at Halfords or Evans.
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