Muddyfox Air Front Suspension Bike 26 inch. was £199.99 now £99.99 @Argos!
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Muddyfox Air Front Suspension Bike 26 inch. was £199.99 now £99.99 @Argos!

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Found 15th Oct 2009
Colour of frame: Blue/White.


18 shimano revoshift gears.


Front V-type brakes.


Rear V-type brakes.


MTB steel frame.


Mountain tyres.


Frame size 21 inch (53cm).


Wheel size 26 inch (66cm).


Suitable for leg measurements 29-35 inch (73-88cm).


For ages 14 years and over.


Bell included.


90% build level.

59 Comments

Original Poster

http://www.argos.co.uk/wcsstore/argos/images/129-3322345A72UC602301X.jpg

my lass wants a bike

something like this might be canny for christmas

is it any good

this looks like it may be a half reasonable option for pottering about on


***edit*** she hates gripshifters so this wouldn't be the one for her

21".... this bike is huge.

I'm 5' 10" and ride 17.5" and 18" frames.

Would be a good idea to sit on and if possible ride any bike prior to purchase... "Ride the bike don't let the bike ride you!"

Original Poster

leedavis88;6589440

21".... this bike is huge. I'm 5' 10" and ride 17.5" and 18" frames. … 21".... this bike is huge. I'm 5' 10" and ride 17.5" and 18" frames. Would be a good idea to sit on and if possible ride any bike prior to purchase... "Ride the bike don't let the bike ride you!"



Suitable for leg measurements 29-35 inch (73-88cm).

Anyone got one of these?
I just wanted to know if it is lightweight or really heavy?

Original Poster

muddyfox has been around for years and they seem to be very good on build and quality..
so good solid bike with out all the fancy stuff they seem to put on bikes nowadays!

aallank;6590263

Anyone got one of these?I just wanted to know if it is lightweight or … Anyone got one of these?I just wanted to know if it is lightweight or really heavy?



Steel frame, so not light.

Steel frame, so will soak up the bumps. But agree it is not likely to be light - that does not stop it being a good price.

Muddy Fox used to be a good brand, but I don't think they are anymore. That said, this bike will be fine for pottering around on/short commutes/light off-road riding and for what MOST people would need it for.

I have a 31" inside leg and ride a 17" frame (a medium). 21" will be an XL.

And it has a bell, so definite bargain.

Looks like no rear suspension, no disc brakes, heavy steel frame but at least the name sounds lightweight...Air!

Well known brand but never was a realistic £200 bike in the first place.

Like a school report, I'm sure you could do better..,,,,

It wont be as heavy as a full suspension bike with disk brakes of a similar price. Would definitely stick with v-brakes in this price range anyway as they are likely to work better than cheap disks.

ukmonkey;6590240

Suitable for leg measurements 29-35 inch (73-88cm).



That's a big frame! If your on the lower end of this measurement your gonna have the saddle on the top tube and have alot of needless weight to slog around.

£99 is a bargain though for the casual rider if you can get the fit ok.

Looks to me like this is just about at its value at £100. If you really have to spend only £100 on a bike then you're surely better off going to Halfords and at least getting one that fits you. It worries me that the sizing of Argos's description is very contradictory - a 21" MTB frame is XL by anyone's standards (suitable for 6' to 6'1" at the very minimum), yet the specs say it's suitable for a 29"-35" leg. That's imposssible - there's really no bike size that's suitable for that range at all.

]This one from Halfords seems essentially the same spec for roughly the same money. There's nothing in the brand names (Apollo vs. Muddy Fox) at this price. Obviously it's still Halfords, but that's got to be better than Argos.

i wouldn't recommend an Apollo bike at all. The price they are sold at "SALE" are the price they are worth. They were never and are not worth the full price. Mountain bikes are made to survive heavy duty and if you want a half decent one you'll have to pay £200 plus.

Adding heat to this offer though as Muddy Fox was always a good make of bike

13 comments and no-one saying it's not as good as their £3000 get-a-life bike. It must be a good deal!

Paulnug;6592251

13 comments and no-one saying it's not as good as their £3000 get-a-life … 13 comments and no-one saying it's not as good as their £3000 get-a-life bike. It must be a good deal!



Well I've got an old worn out Chopper but I think this might be better.
I'll see what the missus thinks...........

Heat.

swanlake;6592248

i wouldn't recommend an Apollo bike at all. The price they are sold at … i wouldn't recommend an Apollo bike at all. The price they are sold at "SALE" are the price they are worth. They were never and are not worth the full price. Mountain bikes are made to survive heavy duty and if you want a half decent one you'll have to pay £200 plus.Adding heat to this offer though as Muddy Fox was always a good make of bike



Agreed - all I was saying was that if you really have to spend £100 on a bike you might as well get a cheap heavy bike that fits over a cheap heavy bike that doesn't!

Don't see why the Apollo is any worse though - the components look equivalent and there's not going to be much to choose between the two steel frames on £100 bikes... The history of the brand name is basically meaningless once the company gets swallowed up by a bigger one and makes bikes that no longer resemble the old ones (a la Kona, GT, Fisher, etc)!

swanlake;6592248

Adding heat to this offer though as Muddy Fox was always a good make of … Adding heat to this offer though as Muddy Fox was always a good make of bike



But are these really Muddyfox Bikes though. Or like Raliegh do they allow cheap rebadged bikes to be sold at places like Argos. Unsurprisingly you won't find these cheap steel framed models on the Muddyfox site.

Groaver;6592297

Well I've got an old worn out Chopper but I think this might be … Well I've got an old worn out Chopper but I think this might be better.I'll see what the missus thinks...........



I think we would all be interested to know what your missus thinks about your old worn out Chopper ! :-D

Would this be any good for a man or would his knees be under his chin?

scrumpypaul;6588674

my lass wants a bikesomething like this might be canny for christmasis it … my lass wants a bikesomething like this might be canny for christmasis it any goodthis looks like it may be a half reasonable option for pottering about on***edit*** she hates gripshifters so this wouldn't be the one for her


This is a blokes bike, a very BIG blokes bike. Unsuitable for a woman. When buying a bike you really need to get one that is a good fit and get measured up properly. Generally a woman would go for a bike with "women specific" components such as frame, seat etc

vornstar13;6591933

And it has a bell, so definite bargain.



:thumbsup: I'm voting hot

Paulnug;6592251

13 comments and no-one saying it's not as good as their £3000 get-a-life … 13 comments and no-one saying it's not as good as their £3000 get-a-life bike. It must be a good deal!



Give it time!

My advice to anyone who knows what they are doing with bikes is to buy second-hand through eBay. Bikes do not hold their value and if you focus on items in your locality i.e. collection you can normally pick up a bargain. You will need to service the bike before use but overall the saving should be significant.

I still ride my 20 year old Muddy Fox Courier mountain bike. Was one of the first gen of mountain bikes and isn't exactly hi-tec! Really it's like a slighty thicker racer frame with chunky wheels and flat bars. This deal looks pretty decent to me for a casual cyclist.

Paulnug;6592251

13 comments and no-one saying it's not as good as their £3000 get-a-life … 13 comments and no-one saying it's not as good as their £3000 get-a-life bike. It must be a good deal!



lol...just reading this post to find the same !!! XX

Not a great deal. Realistically its a £80 selling for £100

There should be quite a lot of 2nd hand bikes at this time for the year that would be much better value and quality.

mandles;6592558

Would this be any good for a man or would his knees be under his chin?



This is a large bike. Only the very tall might have a problem. It's not suitable for short adults. Probably 32 inch inside leg minimum or possibly even 34 inch.

this looks like the new version of the muddyfox meltdown winstanleysbikes.co.uk/pro…007 the meltdown is on the muddyfox website but with the wrong specs

hopefully the bike snobs have left the building.

topbloke77;6595054

hopefully the bike snobs have left the building.



Wow! You're such a s**t stirrer!

Original Poster

Fatal Swan;6592127

Looks to me like this is just about at its value at £100. If you really … Looks to me like this is just about at its value at £100. If you really have to spend only £100 on a bike then you're surely better off going to Halfords and at least getting one that fits you. It worries me that the sizing of Argos's description is very contradictory - a 21" MTB frame is XL by anyone's standards (suitable for 6' to 6'1" at the very minimum), yet the specs say it's suitable for a 29"-35" leg. That's imposssible - there's really no bike size that's suitable for that range at all. ]This one from Halfords seems essentially the same spec for roughly the same money. There's nothing in the brand names (Apollo vs. Muddy Fox) at this price. Obviously it's still Halfords, but that's got to be better than Argos.



sorry but apollo are a poor budget brand..

90% build level


It really annoys me the way all shops that sell boxed bikes describe them this way (decent bike shops won't sell boxed). It takes longer to check them over than it does to assemble them, if you don't know what your doing your either end up will a poorly set up bike that won't last as long or at worst face down on the tarmac after a nasty crash.

Go to a decent bike shop, it will be built and checked over properly and you will have a proper warranty. Anyone selling boxed bikes will get out of honoring the warranty by blaming any issues on the person who assembled it.

[SIZE="1"]Sorry for the whinge :roll:[/SIZE]

ukmonkey;6595278

sorry but apollo are a poor budget brand..



Other than the brand image of Muddy Fox (which is also nothing to write home about...) I really don't see why the Apollo I posted was any worse than this Muddy Fox, but hey.

Does anyone know the weight of this?

mrbenbod;6598046

Does anyone know the weight of this?



Haven't found it yet either, but I'd imagine its 'listed' weight would probably be between 32-34lbs, plus this looks like an XL frame so probably a little bit more on top of that.

i'm 5ft7" but have long legs, so have a 19", but this is HUGE got to be long legged 6ft1" for this lol!

Seems like a pretty bad buy to me, everything points to it being VERY heavy. A good price no doubt, but is it a good deal if you take it out once, hit a big hill and then never have the enthusiasm to ride again? I'm expecting a fair few to waste £100 here.

I'm not saying a bike for £100 can't be done, but if it were me I'd go for a bike that's the right size and without front suspension at this price.

bearman3784;6594669

this looks like the new version of the muddyfox meltdown … this looks like the new version of the muddyfox meltdown http://www.winstanleysbikes.co.uk/product/11362/Muddyfox_Meltdown_Bike_2007 the meltdown is on the muddyfox website but with the wrong specs



It's a whole lot lower spec than the bike you linked too, I could be boring & point out all the differences but I shan't. And as stated earlier this is just a £100 bike selling for £100 so don't think of it as a bargain.
It really is just an average entry level, bottom end specification, bike shaped object.

woohoo another bargain deathtrap
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