Muddyfox Freefall 26 Inch Bike - Unisex. Less than half price £129.99 @ Argos
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Muddyfox Freefall 26 Inch Bike - Unisex. Less than half price £129.99 @ Argos

£129.99Argos Deals
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Found 11th Mar 2013
argos price was 299 and now less than half price i dont know how many they have but superb price

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its not a real muddy fox now they are sports direct rubbish... they own the brand. Although for the price & the addition of an alloy frame & ez fire breaks its good enough for light off road stuff so sill hot.
Edited by: "tipsy1973" 11th Mar 2013

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woow i didnt know that but bike is awesome , now i need attachment for my boy and after i will need to pray for the weather

Forks that will seize up after a month, one of the cheapest chain sets you can buy, quill stem so no good off road, single skin rims so will buckle with the slightest bump, oh.... And most bike shops won't touch it if it goes wrong, and it will as its such poor quality. Don't do it!

wouldn't buy it at £60 muddy fox bikes are so poorly made these days save your money

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interesting i only used once and its great , also reviews on the web is great m if someone let me know similar price for the better bike would be great

2900adam

Forks that will seize up after a month, one of the cheapest chain sets … Forks that will seize up after a month, one of the cheapest chain sets you can buy, quill stem so no good off road, single skin rims so will buckle with the slightest bump, oh.... And most bike shops won't touch it if it goes wrong, and it will as its such poor quality. Don't do it!



you are aware that quill stems were used on the first mountain bikes, although there are many advantages to threadless or quill stems, there's no logical reason why they would be no good off-road assuming the quality is there - poor quality threadless can break just as easily. You'd have been much better off suggesting this is not really an offroad level bike due to frame or other componentry, you're much more likely to break a wheel/frame than the stem, because it's a quill design.

it's probably quite good value for a light duty bike, at least they've not fitted disc brakes or rear suspension, and for a first bike it's not bad. Maybe a bike shop wouldn't touch it, but I don't know any that currently turn away work, especially since they can upsell to a 'proper' mountain bike. But that said, there's nothing to maintaining a bike at this level, nothing particularly complicated.

I would always suggest it's better value to spend more on a last years model from Wiggle or wherever, but that doesn't mean this is a complete crock.

mike
Edited by: "mbuckhurst" 11th Mar 2013

mbuckhurst

you are aware that quill stems were used on the first mountain bikes, … you are aware that quill stems were used on the first mountain bikes, although there are many advantages to threadless or quill stems, there's no logical reason why they would be no good off-road assuming the quality is there - poor quality threadless can break just as easily. You'd have been much better off suggesting this is not really an offroad level bike due to frame or other componentry, you're much more likely to break a wheel/frame than the stem, because it's a quill design.it's probably quite good value for a light duty bike, at least they've not fitted disc brakes or rear suspension, and for a first bike it's not bad. Maybe a bike shop wouldn't touch it, but I don't know any that currently turn away work, especially since they can upsell to a 'proper' mountain bike. But that said, there's nothing to maintaining a bike at this level, nothing particularly complicated.I would always suggest it's better value to spend more on a last years model from Wiggle or wherever, but that doesn't mean this is a complete crock.mike



I work in the cycle industry and have done for 12 years. I deal with the bike shops on a daily basis and can assure you there are plenty that are refusing to repair bikes like this.

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2900adam

I work in the cycle industry and have done for 12 years. I deal with the … I work in the cycle industry and have done for 12 years. I deal with the bike shops on a daily basis and can assure you there are plenty that are refusing to repair bikes like this.


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i guess you know bikes and how to use hotdeals why dont you post few and we will get better bikes for cheaper

I cycle around where I live in summer past lots of open garages, the house owner washing the car or something......quite amazing how many MTBs are hung up on the garage walls gathering dust.....some of these bikes look expensive yet I never see the owners cycle or even drive past with a bike on the roof, they just never ride them.
One of my mates spent a grand last summer on a 2011 bike...... he went out twice with me,both times less than 10 miles....I never knew a man could winge so much about a sore back/****/legs/testies....His bike is now stood in the back of his garage....It'll never see daylight again!
If you are in your 30's,40's or older even and you haven't been on a bike since you were a kid its not a bad idea to get a budget/entry level bike for this summer...if you get over the initial aching and start to love it, you can flog y cheapo and get a quality bike for next summer. That way you won't waste your hard earned cash on a dust gatherer!
Just my opinion that's all.

toiletseatlicker

I cycle around where I live in summer past lots of open garages, the … I cycle around where I live in summer past lots of open garages, the house owner washing the car or something......quite amazing how many MTBs are hung up on the garage walls gathering dust.....some of these bikes look expensive yet I never see the owners cycle or even drive past with a bike on the roof, they just never ride them. One of my mates spent a grand last summer on a 2011 bike...... he went out twice with me,both times less than 10 miles....I never knew a man could winge so much about a sore back/****/legs/testies....His bike is now stood in the back of his garage....It'll never see daylight again!If you are in your 30's,40's or older even and you haven't been on a bike since you were a kid its not a bad idea to get a budget/entry level bike for this summer...if you get over the initial aching and start to love it, you can flog y cheapo and get a quality bike for next summer. That way you won't waste your hard earned cash on a dust gatherer!Just my opinion that's all.


You know your right !

2900adam

Forks that will seize up after a month, one of the cheapest chain sets … Forks that will seize up after a month, one of the cheapest chain sets you can buy, quill stem so no good off road, single skin rims so will buckle with the slightest bump, oh.... And most bike shops won't touch it if it goes wrong, and it will as its such poor quality. Don't do it!



Yeah but apart from that what do you think of it?

2900adam

I work in the cycle industry and have done for 12 years. I deal with the … I work in the cycle industry and have done for 12 years. I deal with the bike shops on a daily basis and can assure you there are plenty that are refusing to repair bikes like this.



I happened to be in my LBS yesterday, so I asked them about their attitude, they quite happily would repair it but would advise on not wasting the money if the problem was serious, but would love to see new customers coming into the shop.

I've ridden far worse bikes than this in my past, they were functional, relatively easy to keep on the road and did exactly what was required - getting me form A to B.

Without the cheap bike phase I probably wouldn't have the selection of bikes I do now, where on a couple you couldn't replace the pedals for the amount this bike cost, but it doesn't mean I'm a snob or **** about it, and I would quite happily help someone repair or maintain one if they chose. Cycle snobbery is the main reason I've not joined a club in my neighbourhood.

A true cyclist would rather see more cyclists on the road, than try to put someone off and potentially have them never try cycling and as most are or may become drivers, I would prefer them to have got on a bike and found out what it's like on Britains roads and hope their respect for cyclists improves.

mike
Edited by: "mbuckhurst" 13th Mar 2013

totally agree with Mike

This muddyfox has a lot better spec than the rest of the muddyfox bikes at Argos. Even the red one reduced from £260 to £130 has grip shift gears but this one voted hot by me with ex fire gears & pretty decent mechs for that price

Anyone know what model the suspension forks are though please? Thanks

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