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Muddyfox MO29410 26 inch Wheel Size Mens Mountain Bike £134.99 Was £199.99 @ Argos + £10 free gift card
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Muddyfox MO29410 26 inch Wheel Size Mens Mountain Bike £134.99 Was £199.99 @ Argos + £10 free gift card

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Make light work of hills with the Muddyfox Flare. This great mountain bike features a 19 inch steel frame and front suspension. The bike comes with 18-speed twist grip gears, front and rear v-brakes and 26 inch wheels.
Steel frame.
18 gears.
Twist grip shifters.
Power SFT-332P gears.
Shimano TZ-50 rear derailleur.
Front V-type and rear V-type brakes.
Front suspension.
Zoom forks.
Weight fully assembled 17kg.
19 inch frame size.
26 inch wheel size.
29 to 34 inch inside leg measurements.
ATB tyres.
Alloy rims.
Minimal assembly.
Manufacturer’s lifetime (frame only) guarantee; tyres and tubes are excluded from the guarantee.
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Weight fully assembled 17kg,"Make light work of hills with the Muddyfox Flare"
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Is this any good?
Sammy8626/05/2019 21:16

Is this any good?


No, I used to got two of those, gear shifters are useles after some time, same brakes.
anessi26/05/2019 21:23

No, I used to got two of those, gear shifters are useles after some time, …No, I used to got two of those, gear shifters are useles after some time, same brakes.


Have you owned them since new? Did you pay full price?
Simple answer. NO !
Sammy8626/05/2019 21:16

Is this any good?


Nope, it pretty heavy. You can get a much better bike on gumtree. Look at what to check on a bike on Youtube and be patient ( aka dont buy the first think you see, if its crap or over priced walk away) plenty of good bikes on gumtree that have been bought with good intention but seen little use.
Weight fully assembled 17kg,"Make light work of hills with the Muddyfox Flare"
lightrider26/05/2019 21:34

Weight fully assembled 17kg,"Make light work of hills with the Muddyfox …Weight fully assembled 17kg,"Make light work of hills with the Muddyfox Flare"



Like stepping back into the 90's with them nice heavy Raleigh mountain bikes. Soon made you fit though!
Looks pretty terrible. Power branded front derailleur, haven't seen one of those in a while. Last time I saw one was on a very basic bike in Toys R Us. Terrible forks and all low end components. You will need to be a mechanical genius to keep this running well. You can get basic rigid bikes sub £100 which have rigid forks and simple 1x 6 speed drivetrains those bikes will be much more reliable and efficient than this bike.
bonzobanana26/05/2019 21:57

Looks pretty terrible. Power branded front derailleur, haven't seen one of …Looks pretty terrible. Power branded front derailleur, haven't seen one of those in a while. Last time I saw one was on a very basic bike in Toys R Us. Terrible forks and all low end components. You will need to be a mechanical genius to keep this running well. You can get basic rigid bikes sub £100 which have rigid forks and simple 1x 6 speed drivetrains those bikes will be much more reliable and efficient than this bike.


Any example please?
kalawelwyn26/05/2019 21:25

Have you owned them since new? Did you pay full price?


I got them last year from argos outlet so these were returns, but basicly brand new. Argos selling those returns in probably thousands along with challenge bikes. I paid about 60 pounds.
anessi26/05/2019 22:14

I got them last year from argos outlet so these were returns, but basicly …I got them last year from argos outlet so these were returns, but basicly brand new. Argos selling those returns in probably thousands along with challenge bikes. I paid about 60 pounds.


Can you please tell me where is argos outlet?
kalawelwyn26/05/2019 21:59

Any example please?


Yeah something like this.


halfords.com/cyc…ame

They will also build it for you and adjust it included in the price assuming your local store has stock and there is a lifetime guarantee on the frame and forks.
37732935.jpgThis is when Muddy Fox mountain bikes used to be a quality brand, back in the early 90's...what is being advertised at argos is a insult to a once classic name in mountain bikes
Edited by: "garethcollins925" 26th May
Yes, about £60, maximum £100 is the value of this.

Bikes with standard EzFire 7 speed wheels are findable at £100 via clearance outlets.
At 17kg what is the point of this?
You could get a duel suspension bike for that sort of money, much better for real mountain biking.
jat247426/05/2019 22:56

You could get a duel suspension bike for that sort of money, much better …You could get a duel suspension bike for that sort of money, much better for real mountain biking.


Link please
My god voted cold spend a little extra and get a decent mid range mtb.
BSO
Muddyfox used to make good bikes, then Mike Ashley bought them. Components used are all cheap. There is no quality to the bikes anymore.
MuddyFox use to be great, until the brand was sold off to some company to do SportsDirect I think.

Such a shame as they use to be great bikes but now they're crappy BSOs.
Were they ever that good though? A lot of advertising but realistically were they better than the Raleighs etc of the time?
jat247427/05/2019 00:03

This badboy would be perfect for some downhill …This badboy would be perfect for some downhill actionhttps://www.amazon.co.uk/Muddyfox-Womens-Recoil-26/dp/B07GDG7ZS9


Why not buy it and take it to fort william to ride some of their black routes and tell us how you get on.
supermann27/05/2019 00:32

MuddyFox use to be great, until the brand was sold off to some company to …MuddyFox use to be great, until the brand was sold off to some company to do SportsDirect I think.Such a shame as they use to be great bikes but now they're crappy BSOs.


Why do people keep writing that it makes no sense. The Muddyfox brand is put on low end bikes but also some very competent bikes at higher pricing with decent components. It's not about the brand its about the bike. This bike is junk but there have been many decent bikes at higher pricing. There has been some great Muddyfox bikes listed on this site over the last few years from carbon road bikes for about £500. fixed gear for less than £100 with dual pivot brakes, folding bikes with hub gears for about £200 and Claris equipped road bikes for about £150. Some superb value bikes. Most brands are just importing bikes from the far east, it's pretty much a brand slap whatever bike you are buying unless you buy one of the rare brands that actually manufactures it's own bikes like Brompton or Giant. Most brands just buy bikes from the far east or assembly components from the far east including the frame and forks. Some Muddyfox road bikes were/are made in the same fuji-ta factory as some Cannondale bikes. Others are made in low end factories in Bangladesh. Most brands are just importers and many use multiple factories for their product range. When most brands are importers the brand means very little.
bonzobanana27/05/2019 01:31

Why do people keep writing that it makes no sense. The Muddyfox brand is …Why do people keep writing that it makes no sense. The Muddyfox brand is put on low end bikes but also some very competent bikes at higher pricing with decent components. It's not about the brand its about the bike. This bike is junk but there have been many decent bikes at higher pricing. There has been some great Muddyfox bikes listed on this site over the last few years from carbon road bikes for about £500. fixed gear for less than £100 with dual pivot brakes, folding bikes with hub gears for about £200 and Claris equipped road bikes for about £150. Some superb value bikes. Most brands are just importing bikes from the far east, it's pretty much a brand slap whatever bike you are buying unless you buy one of the rare brands that actually manufactures it's own bikes like Brompton or Giant. Most brands just buy bikes from the far east or assembly components from the far east including the frame and forks. Some Muddyfox road bikes were/are made in the same fuji-ta factory as some Cannondale bikes. Others are made in low end factories in Bangladesh. Most brands are just importers and many use multiple factories for their product range. When most brands are importers the brand means very little.


Most decent bike brands do not sell BSOs.
Funny enough I paid for the same bike £35 at Clearance Bargains. My girlfriend like it but it's not anything special.

It will be a much wiser choice to just buy a decent used bike like you can get a Carrera Vengeance or something similar for the price of one of these.
supermann27/05/2019 01:38

Most decent bike brands do not sell BSOs.


That is the issue with sports direct and universal cycles they use the Muddyfox brand across a full range of bikes which is probably poor marketing but a company like Dorel of Canada which supplies a huge amount of even worse bikes than Muddyfox to shops like Walmart also sells its Cannondale brand at the other end and Halfords has its low end brand like Apollo for very cheap bikes and has Boardman and Voodoo at the other end of pricing.

That doesn't stop the higher end Muddyfox bikes being good value bikes with a decent spec.The fact is the marketing mistake of doing this means many people view the whole range of Muddyfox bikes as poor quality purely because they see the Muddyfox brand on low end bikes so there is resistance to paying a lot for Muddyfox bikes so their high end bikes get heavy discounting sometimes. So if you compare to Halfords you can get Muddyfox bikes that are equivalent to Apollo, Carrera and Boardman in fact some models have been pretty much identical to Carrera's for example. The Carrera Transit had an identical version in the Muddyfox range from the same factory except the Muddyfox version was much cheaper and had a higher priced Nexus 7 speed hub rather than the 3 speed of the Transit. Same bike but higher spec components for less money.

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Why pay more for inferior components just to get a different set of stickers on the frame? Brand is meaningless much of the time nowadays as many brands are just importers and use different factories at different price levels and may change factories frequently. Just look a the current issue of MBR magazine which reviews best hardtails for £375 or less most of the big brands refused to supply test bikes as they knew the bikes would be hopeless and those that did scored badly compared to shop brands and direct seller brands like Vitus. The big brands were if anything an indicator of getting a terrible bike for that money because at £375 many of them are supplying junk components l like freewheels and very low end suntour forks, bikes that would be easily damaged if used off road despite looking the part from a distance.
Argos have a reduced to 99 quid aluminium MTB at the moment probably better
simonp9927/05/2019 10:57

Argos have a reduced to 99 quid aluminium MTB at the moment probably better


Link please
bonzobanana27/05/2019 08:18

That is the issue with sports direct and universal cycles they use the …That is the issue with sports direct and universal cycles they use the Muddyfox brand across a full range of bikes which is probably poor marketing but a company like Dorel of Canada which supplies a huge amount of even worse bikes than Muddyfox to shops like Walmart also sells its Cannondale brand at the other end and Halfords has its low end brand like Apollo for very cheap bikes and has Boardman and Voodoo at the other end of pricing. That doesn't stop the higher end Muddyfox bikes being good value bikes with a decent spec.The fact is the marketing mistake of doing this means many people view the whole range of Muddyfox bikes as poor quality purely because they see the Muddyfox brand on low end bikes so there is resistance to paying a lot for Muddyfox bikes so their high end bikes get heavy discounting sometimes. So if you compare to Halfords you can get Muddyfox bikes that are equivalent to Apollo, Carrera and Boardman in fact some models have been pretty much identical to Carrera's for example. The Carrera Transit had an identical version in the Muddyfox range from the same factory except the Muddyfox version was much cheaper and had a higher priced Nexus 7 speed hub rather than the 3 speed of the Transit. Same bike but higher spec components for less money.[Image] [Image] Why pay more for inferior components just to get a different set of stickers on the frame? Brand is meaningless much of the time nowadays as many brands are just importers and use different factories at different price levels and may change factories frequently. Just look a the current issue of MBR magazine which reviews best hardtails for £375 or less most of the big brands refused to supply test bikes as they knew the bikes would be hopeless and those that did scored badly compared to shop brands and direct seller brands like Vitus. The big brands were if anything an indicator of getting a terrible bike for that money because at £375 many of them are supplying junk components l like freewheels and very low end suntour forks, bikes that would be easily damaged if used off road despite looking the part from a distance.


The muddyfox nexus folder was a bargain but sadly long gone from the shops.
Muddy Fox were never that good. My mate had one back in the day and snapped the frame just doing normal commuting. My Gary Fisher from the same era is still going strong
Zimmy28/05/2019 23:54

Muddy Fox were never that good. My mate had one back in the day and …Muddy Fox were never that good. My mate had one back in the day and snapped the frame just doing normal commuting. My Gary Fisher from the same era is still going strong


I'm not sure that is a fair criteria for rating brands. It's only one example and many of the cheapest nastiest bikes today have the strongest frames likely to last a very long time. Higher end bikes have double or triple butted tubes creating a lighter frame but less resistant to damage and more likely to fatigue quickly. Cheap bikes often have steel frames with straight gauge tubes which can be pretty much indestructible. Cannondale used to push frames to the limit of thin wall tubing that they had the joke name 'Crack'n'fail' but they delivered superb performance off road at the time but weren't the most enduring of frames. Of course today any bikes today with the Gary Fisher or Muddyfox names are just full imports and we have no idea which factory they are coming from possibly the same factory for some models although thinking about it Gary Fisher was absorbed into Trek so not sure if any bikes get that name anymore.
So is this bike worth the price?
bonzobanana30/05/2019 07:34

I'm not sure that is a fair criteria for rating brands. It's only one …I'm not sure that is a fair criteria for rating brands. It's only one example and many of the cheapest nastiest bikes today have the strongest frames likely to last a very long time. Higher end bikes have double or triple butted tubes creating a lighter frame but less resistant to damage and more likely to fatigue quickly. Cheap bikes often have steel frames with straight gauge tubes which can be pretty much indestructible. Cannondale used to push frames to the limit of thin wall tubing that they had the joke name 'Crack'n'fail' but they delivered superb performance off road at the time but weren't the most enduring of frames. Of course today any bikes today with the Gary Fisher or Muddyfox names are just full imports and we have no idea which factory they are coming from possibly the same factory for some models although thinking about it Gary Fisher was absorbed into Trek so not sure if any bikes get that name anymore.


As I said 'back in the day' - i.e. 30 years ago! The MF that broke was steel as was my Fisher, however the Fisher was £500 as opposed to £200 for the MF. Even then the Fisher frames had just started getting built in Taiwan but they were well made. Another mate got a Cannondale road bike back then and managed to kink the frame putting on a rear bike light bracket!
LadyEleanor26/05/2019 22:36

Yes, about £60, maximum £100 is the value of this.Bikes with standard E …Yes, about £60, maximum £100 is the value of this.Bikes with standard EzFire 7 speed wheels are findable at £100 via clearance outlets.At 17kg what is the point of this?


It will still get you fit if you use it. Then if you upgrade to a decent bike you will fly!
Zimmy30/05/2019 13:39

As I said 'back in the day' - i.e. 30 years ago! The MF that broke was …As I said 'back in the day' - i.e. 30 years ago! The MF that broke was steel as was my Fisher, however the Fisher was £500 as opposed to £200 for the MF. Even then the Fisher frames had just started getting built in Taiwan but they were well made. Another mate got a Cannondale road bike back then and managed to kink the frame putting on a rear bike light bracket!


I was watching a youtube channel of an american who lives and works in Japan. Last I heard he started working for BMC bikes. Anyway on one of his videos one of the Japanese riders had a Muddyfox bike which I was surprised to see so they obviously did well enough to get exported to far away countries. I've never owned or even seen a original Muddyfox bike in the flesh myself only the bikes that universal cycles had branded. Just remembered the channel 'two wheel cruise' so this is the video. Close to the beginning is a retro Muddyfox bike that looks pretty amazing with some great innovations, early carbon? Also Mr 'TwoWheelCruise' himself rides a Planet X bike from Yorkshire although now he is working for BMC I'm sure that is out of sight now. Doesn't surprise me about the Cannondale, I've got an old Cannondale road frame to build into a bike and it is unbelievably light I can't get my head around it. Feels like it would take 5 seconds to reach the floor if I dropped it or a gust of wind would blow it out the window. Not sure what to do with it as it feels like it would never take my weight, 70kg or less riders would seem appropriate.

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kalawelwyn30/05/2019 09:09

So is this bike worth the price?


In my opinion definitely not worth this price. There is no bargain here. Someone in the thread said they paid £35 at a clearance shop and that is a bargain but for £90 you start getting much better bikes with rigid forks that will be much more efficient and this is effectively £125 which it definitely isn't worth.
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