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Muddyfox Energy26 Mens Gents Mountain Bike 20% off w/ code PREP2020 - £88.98 @ kickbacksports_outlet eBay
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Muddyfox Energy26 Mens Gents Mountain Bike 20% off w/ code PREP2020 - £88.98 @ kickbacksports_outlet eBay

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Posted 7th Jan

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Basic run around bike, hopefully of use for someone who doesnt like to buy secondhand
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Muddyfox Energy26 mens
Muddyfox Energy26 Mens Tech Spec
>21" Steel Mountain Bike Frame
>Steel Rigid Front Forks
>Steel MTB Handlebars
>Steel Handlebar Stem
>18 Speed Shimano Tourney gears with Revoshift Shifters
>Steel Chainset
>Front and Rear Steel V-Brakes
>26" Alloy Wheels
>MTB Saddle with Bumpers
>Recommended for inside leg measurement 30-36 inches
>Recommended for ages 12 years and above
>Assembled Weight: Approximately 15kgs Please note: All of our bikes are sold part constructed. Please be aware therefore that you will be required to fit certain parts and make setup adjustments to components such as the gears and brakes prior to use and also on an ongoing basis for maintenance purposes.
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£89 for a men’s bike is a good price you lot on here should be banned for your dumb cold votes
isitarealdeal07/01/2020 16:51

£89 for a men’s bike is a good price you lot on here should be banned for y …£89 for a men’s bike is a good price you lot on here should be banned for your dumb cold votes


Sorry, have to disagree. A bike for £89 could be a deal, but a crap bike that doesn't last five minutes could be £89 wasted.

Muddy Fox used to be excellent (30 years ago), have the odd decent bike these days but this isn't one of them.
Pants is pants... Simples.
isitarealdeal07/01/2020 16:51

£89 for a men’s bike is a good price you lot on here should be banned for y …£89 for a men’s bike is a good price you lot on here should be banned for your dumb cold votes



I'd rather have a curry.
Most of you lot are just computer warriors couldn’t tell a deal if it hit you in the face
Saw an article the other day, it said 'Why can a bicycle cost as much as a motorbike'... I have a couple of reasons, A They never grew up... B They have more money than sense... C Need to start taxing and insuring bicycles, them bike lanes don't build themselves!... please feel free to add...
Edited by: "stealth666" 7th Jan
I've voted hot to get it up to zero degrees,I actually mean warm as I currently use a cheap bike like this for my one mile 10mins each way commute, yes it's pretty rubbish but mines lasted 2yrs so far (and it was secondhand when I got it) without me having to do anything much to it, if like myself you'd rather ride than walk then it's going to be fine.

As the op says basic run about bike, there's nothing flash or even half decent to see here it is what it is, plus it's better for someone who'd rather have a new one than hunt about on gumtree or a car boot sale.
Edited by: "luke.o.zade" 7th Jan
A mountain bike with no suspension
as has been said, a lot of silly comments from people whose idea of exercise is sending 40 tweets - for the price its a reasonable bike.
isitarealdeal07/01/2020 17:37

Most of you lot are just computer warriors couldn’t tell a deal if it hit y …Most of you lot are just computer warriors couldn’t tell a deal if it hit you in the face


Accusing others of being keyboard warriors with that statement!

There's no deal here. It's a cheap bike for sale at what they regularly go for. A deal would be if was significantly cheaper than you could normally buy one.
Ian_Burke8xE07/01/2020 19:37

as has been said, a lot of silly comments from people whose idea of …as has been said, a lot of silly comments from people whose idea of exercise is sending 40 tweets - for the price its a reasonable bike.



That makes Trump super fit
stealth66607/01/2020 18:07

Saw an article the other day, it said 'Why can a bicycle cost as much as a …Saw an article the other day, it said 'Why can a bicycle cost as much as a motorbike'... I have a couple of reasons, A They never grew up... B They have more money than sense... C Need to start taxing and insuring bicycles, them bike lanes don't build themselves!... please feel free to add...


ipayroadtax.com/no-…ax/

Ian_Burke8xE07/01/2020 19:37

as has been said, a lot of silly comments from people whose idea of …as has been said, a lot of silly comments from people whose idea of exercise is sending 40 tweets - for the price its a reasonable bike.


Speak for yourself on the first point

Your second point is the salient one. It's reasonable.
johnnystorm07/01/2020 19:55

https://ipayroadtax.com/no-such-thing-as-road-tax/who-pays-road-tax/


Some of us are old enough to remember thats what it used to be... there's a lot of things that 'use to be' but have changed... just remembered... D kids who never had a push bike
stealth66607/01/2020 22:31

Some of us are old enough to remember thats what it used to be... there's … Some of us are old enough to remember thats what it used to be... there's a lot of things that 'use to be' but have changed... just remembered... D kids who never had a push bike


You're in your mid-eighties?

Still hungry for a deal after all those years!
luke.o.zade07/01/2020 18:25

I've voted hot to get it up to zero degrees,I actually mean warm as I …I've voted hot to get it up to zero degrees,I actually mean warm as I currently use a cheap bike like this for my one mile 10mins each way commute, yes it's pretty rubbish but mines lasted 2yrs so far (and it was secondhand when I got it) without me having to do anything much to it, if like myself you'd rather ride than walk then it's going to be fine.As the op says basic run about bike, there's nothing flash or even half decent to see here it is what it is, plus it's better for someone who'd rather have a new one than hunt about on gumtree or a car boot sale.


So someone that cycles at 6 miles an hour thinks this is hot.
So I haven’t got a clue about bikes. If this isn’t great what bike would anyone recommend to look out for second hand?
there are an odd couple with loud opinions who i am sure can advise you.
I actually really like these cheap rigid steel mountain bikes, the frames and forks are exceptionally strong with admittedly minimal consideration for weight. However they are stable in the wind and feel very planted on the road for obvious reasons. If you want a simple strong bike to use for an e-bike conversion they are excellent. The same bike seems to be available under many different brands with minor name changes and different colours and you get a small variation in components.

The main weakness is the basic tourney freewheel drivetrain but its ok for road use but clearly not suitable as a actual mountain bike despite the name. Weight wise despite the oversized downtube and toptube they can still be considerably lighter than basic entry level bikes with suspension.

Because of the way freewheels can wobble a basic 18 speed drivetrain (6 speed freewheel) like this can actually shift better than the slightly more expensive 21 speed (7 speed freewheel) because the spacing is narrower between cogs on the 7 speed freewheel and so the adjustment on the derailleurs is more critical. Also the triple chainset provides a good gear range.

I don't think anyone is under any illusion that this isn't a basic quality bike but the lack of suspension, easier to adjust drivetrain, strong, safe frame and forks and decent V brakes (although replacement pads are recommended) makes it good value to me.

Also I find the bike rides exceptionally well, there is some flexing in the stays and forks and large thick tyres provide great grip and comfort (not the stock tyres).

Mine is a Pagan Arrow and its fantastic beater bike. I realise for many cyclists bike weight is a huge factor but I'm very pleased with mine, incredibly comfortable and safe and totally abused. It seems like bike thieves can also be bike snobs too as it gets less than admiring glances and shifty people standing next to bike racks never give it any attention.

The muddyfox bike seems to come with better tyres and rear derailleur to mine and has a larger frame but apart from that looks very similar.

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I’ve had mine 8 months and it’s ok not the best bike but good price when looking for a cheap bike
cazsilver07/01/2020 23:17

So I haven’t got a clue about bikes. If this isn’t great what bike would an …So I haven’t got a clue about bikes. If this isn’t great what bike would anyone recommend to look out for second hand?


A decent bike that someone has bought as a new year's resolution and been lazy.

Big brands:

Specialized
Whyte
Trek
Cannondale
Pinnacle
Jamis
Norco

If you're riding on the road ignore suspension, it's one more thing to go wrong.

Gears wise, don't worry about the number, few people really need the highest/lowest ranges.

To be honest, you can get 0% finance on anything (sale or full price) £280 or over at Evans.

evanscycles.com/bik…vat

Pinnacle are great, Evans own brand, no nonsense and it's worth maintaining. Very cheap bikes just aren't worth fixing as spares and labour write them off very easily. A false economy imho.
cazsilver07/01/2020 23:17

So I haven’t got a clue about bikes. If this isn’t great what bike would an …So I haven’t got a clue about bikes. If this isn’t great what bike would anyone recommend to look out for second hand?


Take some time to think about what exactly you want out of the bike and how you are going to use it and set yourself a budget but really you can get into cycling with a beater bike for only a tenner from facebook marketplace or ebay and give it a service and be cycling again. There are many different types of bikes optimised towards different uses. The cheapest high quality bike I know that is probably the most versatile is the Carrera Subway at Halfords, its' great on and off road and needs very little maintenance. If you are unsure what you want from a bike and where you will use it its a great option.
cazsilver07/01/2020 23:17

So I haven’t got a clue about bikes. If this isn’t great what bike would an …So I haven’t got a clue about bikes. If this isn’t great what bike would anyone recommend to look out for second hand?


If you are looking for something for leisure you would be much better off with something like a Carrera from halfords for around £200. I'm not a bike snob but you generally cant get a decent bike for sub £150-£200. If I you want a bike for £89 you would be much better off getting a second hand Trek/Marin or Carrera . Obviously only my opinion
Second hand is the only way forward at this price.
gfunk185109/01/2020 12:41

If you are looking for something for leisure you would be much better off …If you are looking for something for leisure you would be much better off with something like a Carrera from halfords for around £200. I'm not a bike snob but you generally cant get a decent bike for sub £150-£200. If I you want a bike for £89 you would be much better off getting a second hand Trek/Marin or Carrera . Obviously only my opinion


Definitely the best value but not without its pitfalls. If you are buying an aluminium framed bike the frame could be heavily fatigued and end of life, drivetrain components could be worn out and other issues with the bike that could mean its a false economy. Many big brands do freewheel based bikes up to about £500 sometimes even £600. I think for many the issue with these bikes is their weight which they see as negative and a reason why people may buy these bikes and give up on cycling but there is also the other angle where thieves are less interested in them because of their basic spec and value so that actually allows a more liberal use of the bike not being so concerned about theft if locked outside Tesco etc.

Also Carrera bikes like the basic Carrera Crossfire actually has the slightly more problematic 7 speed freewheel drivetrain and front suspension that requires servicing, more vulnerable to rain and is easily damaged so may not be a better s/hand choice. Not necessarily much lighter either because of the larger 700c wheels and the front suspension. In fact a lot of Carrera's come with suspension that adds extra weight and complexity that may not be required for many cyclists.

However I totally accept that if you know what you are doing and choose the right model s/hand is the best option for value.

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Ordered...perfect for going out on a ride with the kids!
As long as they don't have bikes!
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