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Muddyfox Anarchy 500 MTB (26" wheel) @ SportsDirect online £289.99 delivered
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Muddyfox Anarchy 500 MTB (26" wheel) @ SportsDirect online £289.99 delivered

£289.99£359.9919%Sports Direct Deals
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Posted 25th MayEdited by:"rugman"

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OK, so it's SportsDirect, that'll no doubt put a lot of people off.

But if not put off by that, and looking for a well spec'd 'old skool 26" wheel' hardtail mountain bike for under £300 delivered, you'd be hard pressed to find anything brand new for this money and this spec.

There's also the Anarchy 400 for £225 (sportsdirect.com/mud…322) if your budget can't stretch to this, which is a great deal too, although the 500 has better forks, groupset, chainste etc so I considered it worth the extra

I have just had one delivered, very impressed with the finish and quality, a nice matt grey colour, quite understated. I plan to moved my existing ebike conversion kit across to this from my old bike. For anyone interested in the kit I use, this is it, about £330, and will convert this bike into an ebike (yosepower.com/en/…tml)

Also 6% Topcashback, so after that comes in at about £273 delivered


Muddyfox Anarchy500 Mens Tech Spec

> Alloy Hardtail Mountain Bike Frame
> Suntour XCR Magnesium Suspension Forks with Hydraulic Lockout and Adjustable Rebound - 100mm Travel
> Alloy MTB Handlebars
> Alloy A-Head Handlebar Stem
> 27 Speed Shimano Alivio gears with Shimano Alivio Rapid Fire Shifters
> Suntour XCM Chainset
> Tektro HDX300 Front and Rear Hydraulic Disc Brakes
> Alex Rims 26" Quick Release Double Walled Alloy Wheels
> 26" x 2.25" Maxxis Ardent Tyres
> Cionlli MTB Saddle with Bumpers

Available in 18, 20 & 22 inch frame sizes.

> Recommended inside leg measurement:
18 inch frame: 28 - 34 inches
20 inch frame: 30 - 36 inches
22 inch frame: 31 - 37 inches

> Assembled Weight: Approximately 15kgs
> Recommended age: 12 years and above
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Great deal for the money and your typical generic far east frame with some decent components added no different to a lot of the higher end brands at much higher prices but these are I'm fairly sure old stock which sports direct have been sitting on a while. I have absolutely no problem with that myself and its not like bicycles age much in their boxes. Case in point that you wouldn't get 26" wheels on such a bike nowadays it would be 27.5" or 29". I would guess at least 3 years old but could be wrong. However Chinese bikes were cheaper back then and the pound was worth more so it went a little further what you could import for that money.

Out of interest what frame size did you buy and how does it look compared to the stock image? Just wondered if the 22" frame looks seriously weird with 26" wheels.
Got this for a my son. He rides his brothers as he dislikes riding it so much. Brakes became problematic quite soon (calipers failed and rotors warped), also had rear mech issues.
Got a Btwin Rockrider 520 for the other son, was £259.99 with a lifetime guarantee frame and it's twice as good - also the Muddyfox uses 26" wheels which are becoming obsolte. the Rockrider 520 uses 27.5 which is the standard now.
Toastplex25/05/2019 15:36

Got this for a my son. He rides his brothers as he dislikes riding it so …Got this for a my son. He rides his brothers as he dislikes riding it so much. Brakes became problematic quite soon (calipers failed and rotors warped), also had rear mech issues.Got a Btwin Rockrider 520 for the other son, was £259.99 with a lifetime guarantee frame and it's twice as good - also the Muddyfox uses 26" wheels which are becoming obsolte. the Rockrider 520 uses 27.5 which is the standard now.


I'd like to see 'rugmans' view on this but how a Rockrider 520 with much inferior forks, a mixture of microshift, and sram low end gearset components and basic mechanical disc brakes can beat this sounds a bit ridiculous. Sounds more like you bought an internet bike and couldn't set it up properly and made a mess of it and then gave in and went to a store to buy a bike setup for you but that certainly doesn't mean a properly setup Rockrider 520 is the equal of a properly setup Anarchy 500 in component terms that has a different class of components. Even a £100 Argos bike could be a better more usable bike than a poorly setup £2,000 bike. My experience of SRAM drivetrains is good while they work but don't age very well. The Muddyfox bike has a Shimano Alivio groupset which is normally superb if correctly setup.

You have to be reasonably skilled to buy a bike from a box shifter like Sports Direct. It is only basic mechanical skills you need but if you buy a bike like this it will not get assembly by a bike shop obviously it is up to the end consumer to do all the safety checks and make sure everything is setup correctly. If you can't do that then obviously Halfords, Go Outdoors, Decathlon or your local bike shop if you have one are better options who will setup the bike for you which is included in the price but that is something separate to which is the better bike.
bonzobanana25/05/2019 15:26

Great deal for the money and your typical generic far east frame with some …Great deal for the money and your typical generic far east frame with some decent components added no different to a lot of the higher end brands at much higher prices but these are I'm fairly sure old stock which sports direct have been sitting on a while. I have absolutely no problem with that myself and its not like bicycles age much in their boxes. Case in point that you wouldn't get 26" wheels on such a bike nowadays it would be 27.5" or 29". I would guess at least 3 years old but could be wrong. However Chinese bikes were cheaper back then and the pound was worth more so it went a little further what you could import for that money.Out of interest what frame size did you buy and how does it look compared to the stock image? Just wondered if the 22" frame looks seriously weird with 26" wheels.


Hi Bonzo,

I got the 22" frame version as I'm 6ft 2in. My existing 26" wheel MTB is 19" and a bit small for me (I have added a stem extender etcto make it fit better). This one looks and fits great. Anyway pic below of mine, so you can make up your own mind. I'm very pleased with it

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Edited by: "rugman" 25th May
bonzobanana25/05/2019 16:04

I'd like to see 'rugmans' view on this but how a Rockrider 520 with much …I'd like to see 'rugmans' view on this but how a Rockrider 520 with much inferior forks, a mixture of microshift, and sram low end gearset components and basic mechanical disc brakes can beat this sounds a bit ridiculous. Sounds more like you bought an internet bike and couldn't set it up properly and made a mess of it and then gave in and went to a store to buy a bike setup for you but that certainly doesn't mean a properly setup Rockrider 520 is the equal of a properly setup Anarchy 500 in component terms that has a different class of components. Even a £100 Argos bike could be a better more usable bike than a poorly setup £2,000 bike. My experience of SRAM drivetrains is good while they work but don't age very well. The Muddyfox bike has a Shimano Alivio groupset which is normally superb if correctly setup. You have to be reasonably skilled to buy a bike from a box shifter like Sports Direct. It is only basic mechanical skills you need but if you buy a bike like this it will not get assembly by a bike shop obviously it is up to the end consumer to do all the safety checks and make sure everything is setup correctly. If you can't do that then obviously Halfords, Go Outdoors, Decathlon or your local bike shop if you have one are better options who will setup the bike for you which is included in the price but that is something separate to which is the better bike.


100% agree on all points.
It took me about 20 mins to unbox and setup. Fit the front wheel, fit the handlebars to the stem, centre stem, fit pedals, put seatpost in and tighten, pump up tyres, check nuts/bolts are tight, that's it. Gear indexing was already spot on

oh, and I weighed it, it's 14.1kg with pedals (my DMR v6's)
Edited by: "rugman" 25th May
How would this compare to the voodoo bizango. Looking to buy that from halfrauds in next few days. Highly rated and want it to get back into the trails
louiearch930925/05/2019 19:05

How would this compare to the voodoo bizango. Looking to buy that from …How would this compare to the voodoo bizango. Looking to buy that from halfrauds in next few days. Highly rated and want it to get back into the trails


I would imagine a different ride, the Voodoo with 29" wheels, and this with 26". The geometry looks different, so the riding position will be different. This is what most MTB's were like years ago, before 29" and 27.5" wheeled bikes took over. The 26" wheels are easier to handle in tight tricky areas, but the 29" wheels will tackle bumps better and roll better due to the larger diameter.Different gearing (this 3 x 9, the voodoo 1 x 11), and more travel on the forks with the Voodoo.
In simple terms, the Voodoo is the better bike (and it is a good bike for the price), but this is half the price, but much more than half the bike if you get my drift. I think both bikes will be great for trails
rugman25/05/2019 16:40

Hi Bonzo,I got the 22" frame version as I'm 6ft 2in. My existing 26" …Hi Bonzo,I got the 22" frame version as I'm 6ft 2in. My existing 26" wheel MTB is 19" and a bit small for me (I have added a stem extender etcto make it fit better). This one looks and fits great. Anyway pic below of mine, so you can make up your own mind. I'm very pleased with it[Image]



I've have the 48v freewheel version of this kit. Could you please recommend an freewheel 26" bike as I've had the kit for 8 months now just trying to get the right donor bike. I'm really fed up lol. I was going to snap this up but I luckily saw the 36v kit you bought is an cassettle. Thank you
Also if you'd prefer the road legal kit you have to go for a weaker 250 watt version which fits on the front wheel; yosepower.com/en/…tml
Then just buy a battery from here;
yosepower.com/en/…htm

I don't recommend this type of case which I have; yosepower.com/en/…tml as it doesn't fit on my bike's bottle area. I've needed to drill holes further down on the battery holder and even then it's not strong as it only has three screws supporting it through plastic. Mine's an 48v 16ah so it's heavier though. It's recommenced you drill more bottle holes and insert rivets to support this battery case.

This model seems to be ideal to mount;
yosepower.com/en/…tml although it's £221 for 36V16Ah and the other is out of stock anyhow lol. they have an ebay shop.

Here are how other people have mounted the cheaper battery; electricbike.com/for…gle

an; if you look in the video, while it's mounted like this it only has three screws supporting it.
This battery from yose's ebay looks good; £157.90 ebay.co.uk/itm…D71

This one for £20 quid more has a lock; £174.90 ebay.co.uk/itm…GHN
Edited by: "quackstar84" 25th May
You can find reviews of this kit on this site; pedelecs.co.uk/for…61/ and Nealh is a wonderful gentlemen who helps a great deal of people. PC2017 is also super =)
quackstar8425/05/2019 21:36

I've have the 48v freewheel version of this kit. Could you please …I've have the 48v freewheel version of this kit. Could you please recommend an freewheel 26" bike as I've had the kit for 8 months now just trying to get the right donor bike. I'm really fed up lol. I was going to snap this up but I luckily saw the 36v kit you bought is an cassettle. Thank you


You can still buy this bike, your kit/wheel will fit fine, just buy a 9 speed freewheel for your 48v 26" wheel kit (assuming you have this kit ? yosepower.com/en/…tml )
9 speed freewheel here
ebay.co.uk/itm…7HG
louiearch930925/05/2019 19:05

How would this compare to the voodoo bizango. Looking to buy that from …How would this compare to the voodoo bizango. Looking to buy that from halfrauds in next few days. Highly rated and want it to get back into the trails


Get the voodoo. This muddy fox is absolutely cr@p. Will weigh 4 ton and fall apart as soon as u jump off the kerb. You will hate it and will put you off mtb.
The voodoo isn't a bad starter bike, will have decent enough components to last and be light and comfortable enough to enjoy.
rugman25/05/2019 16:40

Hi Bonzo,I got the 22" frame version as I'm 6ft 2in. My existing 26" …Hi Bonzo,I got the 22" frame version as I'm 6ft 2in. My existing 26" wheel MTB is 19" and a bit small for me (I have added a stem extender etcto make it fit better). This one looks and fits great. Anyway pic below of mine, so you can make up your own mind. I'm very pleased with it[Image]


I'm also 6'2" and prefer a larger frame so it would be 22" and the bike looks great in that frame size. Great deal for that money if you are happy with 26" wheels, obviously they are a bit out of fashions now but they are stronger than the larger wheels and often make conversion to e-bikes easier due to the wider range of 26" hub motor wheels or at least more competitive pricing. You are going to get the Mike Ashley haters and the brand snobs that clearly are going to dislike it but we both know you have got a great bike there for that money.

Also can you add 'bike' to the deal categories as its not seen currently with the normal bike deals.
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