Muddyfox 26" Dual Suspension Mountain bike £99.99 @ Argos
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Muddyfox 26" Dual Suspension Mountain bike £99.99 @ Argos

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Found 24th Nov 2010
1st post so if I've not done it right I apologise, I did search but couldn't find anyone else who has posted.

Was looking for a bike for my eldest for Xmas and came across this, reduced from £249.99!

Muddyfox Stinger 26in Dual Suspension Mountain Bike.

If you are looking for an all action ride dual suspension Mountain Bikes give a more comfortable ride on rough, cross-country terrain. Mountain Bikes are as at home on the road as off it so are perfect for getting around town and country. The Muddyfox Stinger Mountain Bike has dual suspension for the smoothest ride and a lightweight alloy frame. We also have a great range of accessories available.

•Alloy frame.
•18 gears with twist-grip shifters.
•Shimano gears.
•Front disc and rear disc brakes.
•Dual suspension.
•Weight fully assembled 16.5kg.
•26 inch wheel size.
•Suitable from 74 to 89cm inside leg measurement.
•Suitable for ages 14 years and over.
General information:

•Some assembly required to fit front wheel, pedals and saddle.
•Instructions included.

P&P is £5.95.

Also qualifies for the £5 voucher off your next purchase because it costs more than £50 or add something cheap to your basket and get £10 off next purchase for spending over £100.

Loads of other bikes on offer too if this doesnt suit, hope it helps some of you.

24 Comments

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argos bikes are terrible quality

Original Poster

tbh, hes just outgrown his bike which I got from argos 3 years ago and it had been great, maybe I'd been lucky.

Muddyfox is not an argos brand

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All depends on how you use it. You don't buy a Ferrari for going to the corner shop and back once a week. Once it looks the part and moves, most kids are happy.

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Kellerman

Muddyfox is not an argos brand


it still comes from argos, they must buy the crap ones in bulk or something because most of them suck

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Zer0Cool

it still comes from argos, they must buy the crap ones in bulk or … it still comes from argos, they must buy the crap ones in bulk or something because most of them suck



How many of the bikes sold in Argos have you owned?

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slamdunkin

How many of the bikes sold in Argos have you owned?


none because they are crap, i know people who have bought bikes from argos and had nothing but trouble with them

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How many people?
What problems did they have?
what make and model bikes?

when i was at school, going back to the 90's i know these muddy fox bikes where going for £300+ and were one of the most popular brand at the time. Heat from me

Muddy fox are now the same as silverfox,universal and the dunlop ones that sports direct sell. You get what you pay for and imo they are great for kids and also adults if you are just popping to the shop but not for anything off road.

Muddy Fox is one of those brands that has sadly declined to become little more than a once proud name on some generic lump of Chinese nastinesss.

Back in their day, they made excellent bikes and were among the mountain bike pioneers at the turn of the 90s.

£250 RRP is a con - it's worth about half that.

Original Poster

So at less than half price it's not a bad deal then? Im a bit concerned about the quality now after reading comment on here. He doesnt really go 'off road' so to speak, across the odd field but not really what I would class as rough terrain. I'm hoping that it will be ok for what he does and where he goes.

Zer0Cool

none because they are crap, i know people who have bought bikes from … none because they are crap, i know people who have bought bikes from argos and had nothing but trouble with them



Should have suggested stabilisers

"Lightweight" and 16.5kg are somewhat contradictory...

heyjude

So at less than half price it's not a bad deal then? Im a bit concerned … So at less than half price it's not a bad deal then? Im a bit concerned about the quality now after reading comment on here. He doesnt really go 'off road' so to speak, across the odd field but not really what I would class as rough terrain. I'm hoping that it will be ok for what he does and where he goes.



It depends on what you call a deal.
If you mean it's cheaper than it would be expected to sell for, then yes, you could call it a deal
If you mean it's worth a wodge of your hard-earned, then no, it's not.

If you're after a toy, maybe consider it, but if you want a bicycle, there are more appropriate choices.

Particularly if you are buying it for a kid, do them a favour and don't buy them one like this with dual suspension, as all it does is add weight to the bike. As jah128 already pointed out,16.5kg is heavy. You'd be better of looking at the cheapest mountain bike Decathlon sell for £99: Rockrider

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Duggie_22

It depends on what you call a deal.If you mean it's cheaper than it would … It depends on what you call a deal.If you mean it's cheaper than it would be expected to sell for, then yes, you could call it a dealIf you mean it's worth a wodge of your hard-earned, then no, it's not.If you're after a toy, maybe consider it, but if you want a bicycle, there are more appropriate choices.




Thanks for your reply. I've had a look around and can't find anything of similar spec for anywhere near this price - I didn't really want to spend hundreds for him to have it nicked at school lol. I'll keep looking round and see what I can find, cheers

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Take a look at this Reebok at halfords....forget the RRP that just Halfords marketing bull, but at £129 it looks like an OK deal for your budget.....thew customer reviews are good to.

halfords.com/web…499

heyjude

Thanks for your reply. I've had a look around and can't find anything of … Thanks for your reply. I've had a look around and can't find anything of similar spec for anywhere near this price - I didn't really want to spend hundreds for him to have it nicked at school lol. I'll keep looking round and see what I can find, cheers



Bit of advice, if you are looking for something around this price forget the suspension as they are just cheap and nasty and will be the first thing to go wrong, Keep it simple, a lightish frame beats anything else you will find as far as riding enjoyment. I know it maybe doesn't seem right to get secondhand for christmas but for £100 i would seriously consider it and you could possibly pick up a GT or similar bike that you know willl last.
Edited by: "mark7402" 24th Nov 2010

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dontasciime

Should have suggested stabilisers


how would stabilisers help when the crank is falling apart?

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The Carerra subway is considered one of the best entry level mountain bikes it's over budget but will out last these cheaper bikes by years and it wi stand up to a bit of abuse. It's currently £239 but if you add the discount code save25 at the checkout it brings ity down to £214 and if you order online for in store pick up you can get 6% quidco to

halfords.com/web…499

Original Poster

Thanks to those who have taken the time to post and give me a bit of advice on this. He seems to quite like the Reebok one as suggested by slamdunkin. I live quite near to a Halfords so will go and check it out tomorrow.

Thanks again

Zer0Cool

how would stabilisers help when the crank is falling apart?



oh dear

Out of stock as usual.
Loss leader for the adverts but such limited stock you could argue it's a waste of advertising space.
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