Muddyfox Pace Mens Road Bike £109.99 @ Sports Direct (save £240) Free Delivery.
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Muddyfox Pace Mens Road Bike £109.99 @ Sports Direct (save £240) Free Delivery.

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Found 8th Mar 2014
Not a bad price for a lightweight alloy-framed bike. Free Delivery.

The Mens Muddyfox Pace Road Bike is ideal for novice and intermediate road riders thanks to the lightweight alloy frame with rigid front forks. This road bike also features 14 speed Shimano gears with Shimano Thumb shifters, the ideal bike for commuting, racing or fitness.

Muddyfox Pace Bike Tech Spec

> Lightweight Alloy Road Bike Frame
> Rigid Front forks
> 14 Speed Shimano Gears with Shimano Thumb Shifters
> Front & Rear Alloy Calliper Brakes
> 700C Alloy Wheels - front Quick release
> Available in a 54 & 58cm frame sizes.

Recommended inside leg measurement:
> 54cm/21" frame: 28 - 34 inches
> 58cm/23" frame: 30 - 36 inch

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60 Comments

Good bike

Sports direct own brand
Read into that what you want

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dlm136

Sports direct own brandRead into that what you want



Bike reviews are OK.

ideal for getting yr backside in a saddle & not to much money to waste if you dnt get on with it .. heat from me !!

Reviews look a bit doctored but at this price you at least cant go financially wrong. There is high tensile(soft cheap steel) framed rubbish about for twice the price.

proudwelshman

ideal for getting yr backside in a saddle & not to much money to waste if … ideal for getting yr backside in a saddle & not to much money to waste if you dnt get on with it .. heat from me !!



Totally agree, my first road bike would have been universally panned in HUKD if it had existed back then, cost £100 from Halfords, had rubbish brake shoes, sounds similar to this one. I did well over 15000 miles on it, before a pensioner 'didn't see your lights or fluorescent jacket' pulled out in front of me. By this time I'd caught the bug, have steadily upgraded bikes every few years since then, but if I'd not got the £100 Halford's special, I'd probably be a lot less fit, heavier and generally a lot worse off.

mike

Have some heat, fair price for those starting out / don't have £3K in the bank to buy an expensive shed ornament

As above,
Any bike is better than no bike & if it starts someone off ~ fair play.
Its very similar to motorbikes...
I've way more respect for the old guy commuting rain or shine on an old moped than the weekend warrior brigade on their shiny shiny cruisers / plastic missiles & matching rompers.

mbuckhurst

Totally agree, my first road bike would have been universally panned in … Totally agree, my first road bike would have been universally panned in HUKD if it had existed back then, cost £100 from Halfords, had rubbish brake shoes, sounds similar to this one. I did well over 15000 miles on it, before a pensioner 'didn't see your lights or fluorescent jacket' pulled out in front of me. By this time I'd caught the bug, have steadily upgraded bikes every few years since then, but if I'd not got the £100 Halford's special, I'd probably be a lot less fit, heavier and generally a lot worse off.mike

totally agree, had my first bike from halfords, cost £100 in 94, still got it still ride it, nothing's gone wrong apart from changing tyres a few times unlike my other bike which cost 2k last year which has been back to the supplier more times than I've ridden it so you don't get more for your money sometimes.

need to be better than their useless umbrellas!

seanjames

need to be better than their useless umbrellas!



I don't find their umbrellas useless so to each their own.

Worth it to see if you like it. I bought a bike last year for £150 and got hooked, upgraded to something better a few months later. Gotta be worth a pop at this price for beginners at least

Almost want to buy one just as a spare

I want to take up cycling, what size would I need to purchase? I'm 6ft.

I'm a complete novice so can anyone advise on what else I'd need to stay safe on the road?

"REMEMBER: YOU GET WHAT YOU PAY FORE!"

http://i.imgur.com/sX7iGaQ.png for fake reviews

This is a reasonable bike and exceptional value for money. A good starter bike. I haven't seen anything of similar quality for less than at least twice this price. Not for me, but then I have spoilt myself, and I still compete.

Anyone got experience of this or (very) similar models?
Do fancy a road bike and not THAT bothered by weight - ideally want a Tricross disc, but budget definitely doesn't stretch to a second hand one of those for a while!

It's probably as good or better than the road bike I had 25 years ago as a kid, and that did me ok. What sort of bottom bracket has this got on it? Often these cheapo bikes have the non sealed type, so if you ride them in the wet the bottom brackets get a bit noisy and need maintenance (something someone riding a cheap bike like this probably won't know how to service). You can often replace with a sealed type, though this may cost you £30+

Lots of other bikes reduced too,

http://www.sportsdirect.com/muddyfox

Thanks for the heads up OP



Just did some digging for reviews and, and I cane across , thebigbikechain.com and fieldandtrek.com

Both of which look like they are owned by sports direct and the prices of the bikes are similarly reduced. So if you are going to buy then look into quidco or voucher codes for the sites as may be able to save a bit more

Also, this will probably have a freewheel rather than a cassette, so top gear won't be particularly high, and no different to a cheap mountain bike in terms of ratio.

Banned

No cycle costing £110 will be what you can call 'lightweight'

Looks ok for the money though, they've not tried to kit it out which is a definite plus. At this price level, it pays not to try and make them too fancy, then what little money has been spent on it will not have been wasted in silly unnecessary areas.

Pay no attention to the name 'Muddy Fox' though. It has nothing in common with the classic MTB brand anymore, it's purely living on these days as a marketing sales ploy for people who remember the name.

So is this bike suitable for a daily commute to work and back? Or am I understanding the 'road bike' part wrong?

I'm in the market for a bike. It's roughly just 2 miles each way to & from work.
Approximately half of the quickest route is footpaths over a common, with a quarter either end being road.
Literally a 10/15 min trip (I walked it in 25 mins the other week to see what sort of route it would be.)
I'm 6ft 2 so will be buying one with a 22" frame.

Torn between the bike posted here but in red, or one of these
http://www.rutlandcycling.com/159191/products/reflex-cape-fear-mountain-bike.aspx
http://www.sportsdirect.com/muddyfox-anarchy100-mountain-bike-932010?colcode=93201052

I probably won't use it for much else, but it'll save £50 a month in bus fares. Thoughts?
I'm finding it easier to decide on what lights to buy than I am the bike...

FleetFanatic

I'm in the market for a bike. It's roughly just 2 miles each way to & … I'm in the market for a bike. It's roughly just 2 miles each way to & from work.Approximately half of the quickest route is footpaths over a common, with a quarter either end being road.Literally a 10/15 min trip (I walked it in 25 mins the other week to see what sort of route it would be.)I'm 6ft 2 so will be buying one with a 22" frame.Torn between the bike posted here but in red, or one of thesehttp://www.rutlandcycling.com/159191/products/reflex-cape-fear-mountain-bike.aspxhttp://www.sportsdirect.com/muddyfox-anarchy100-mountain-bike-932010?colcode=93201052I probably won't use it for much else, but it'll save £50 a month in bus fares. Thoughts?I'm finding it easier to decide on what lights to buy than I am the bike...



I'm 6ft 2 and I ride 25 inch frames but I suppose if you're only going 2 miles at a time it won't be too bad. Muddyfox Anarchy100 Mountain Bike would be my choice from the three but really a hybrid with skinnier tyres and no suspension would be better. Remember to lock the suspension out of use as it's just a terrible gimmick and keep your tyre pressures high.


sportsdirect.com/mud…250 This would be my choice if you're going to be on flat ground most of the way. As much as I hate fixies they have a place on the flat and are so low maintenance compared to anything with gears, especially if you're going to get it a little dirty off road.

60cm frame size by my thinking would be a larger bike and more suited to your height.
Edited by: "omgpleasespamme" 8th Mar 2014

kabirmiah

I want to take up cycling, what size would I need to purchase? I'm … I want to take up cycling, what size would I need to purchase? I'm 6ft.I'm a complete novice so can anyone advise on what else I'd need to stay safe on the road?



sit on one and see, I am no expert - body size and comfort dictates this, don't forget to buy a cycle helmet, they are cheap enough and from my experience saved me from head injuries.

omgpleasespamme

I'm 6ft 2 and I ride 25 inch frames but I suppose if you're only going 2 … I'm 6ft 2 and I ride 25 inch frames but I suppose if you're only going 2 miles at a time it won't be too bad. Muddyfox Anarchy100 Mountain Bike would be my choice from the three but really a hybrid with skinnier tyres and no suspension would be better. Remember to lock the suspension out of use as it's just a terrible gimmick and keep your tyre pressures high.http://www.sportsdirect.com/muddyfox-fixie-933102?colcode=93310250 This would be my choice if you're going to be on flat ground most of the way. As much as I hate fixies they have a place on the flat and are so low maintenance compared to anything with gears, especially if you're going to get it a little dirty off road.60cm frame size by my thinking would be a larger bike and more suited to your height.



It's not that flat though, quite hilly round here.

Evans website suggests 22" frame mountain bike will be suitable?
http://www.evanscycles.com/help/bike-sizing

Although 23 inch frame as posted in the OP would suffice (just) for a road bike.
Edited by: "FleetFanatic" 8th Mar 2014

FleetFanatic

Evans website suggests 22" frame mountain bike will be … Evans website suggests 22" frame mountain bike will be suitable?http://www.evanscycles.com/help/bike-sizingAlthough 23 inch frame as posted in the OP would suffice (just) for a road bike.



Yup, I've found that retailers seem to suggest smaller than I find comfortable which I why I mentioned it. It's very much a matter of comfort over long distance that makes size important and also the geometry of the frame is a factor. I ride 25 inch frame Treks.

proevo21

Just did some digging for reviews and, and I cane across , … Just did some digging for reviews and, and I cane across , thebigbikechain.com and fieldandtrek.comBoth of which look like they are owned by sports direct and the prices of the bikes are similarly reduced. So if you are going to buy then look into quidco or voucher codes for the sites as may be able to save a bit more


field and trek is defo sports direct

Original Poster

kabirmiah

I want to take up cycling, what size would I need to purchase? I'm … I want to take up cycling, what size would I need to purchase? I'm 6ft.I'm a complete novice so can anyone advise on what else I'd need to stay safe on the road?



58cm/23" frame - for inside leg 30-36".
You'll need at least : a helmet, hi-vis jacket/vest, lights, mudguards, a lock - and a prayer.

Good luck.
Edited by: "wood33pecker" 8th Mar 2014

http://www.planetx.co.uk/i/q/CBPXRT58ALUTIA/planet-x-rt-58-alloy-shimano-tiagra-road-bike

£599 but less weighs than 9kg (20 lbs). Great intro bike if your budget stretches.
Edited by: "miffyl" 8th Mar 2014

Thanks OP. Didn't get the bike suggested but found the "Silver Fox Haste Senior" which will make a nice present for my sons 13th birthday.

omgpleasespamme

I'm 6ft 2 and I ride 25 inch frames but I suppose if you're only going 2 … I'm 6ft 2 and I ride 25 inch frames but I suppose if you're only going 2 miles at a time it won't be too bad. Muddyfox Anarchy100 Mountain Bike would be my choice from the three but really a hybrid with skinnier tyres and no suspension would be better. Remember to lock the suspension out of use as it's just a terrible gimmick and keep your tyre pressures high.http://www.sportsdirect.com/muddyfox-fixie-933102?colcode=93310250 This would be my choice if you're going to be on flat ground most of the way. As much as I hate fixies they have a place on the flat and are so low maintenance compared to anything with gears, especially if you're going to get it a little dirty off road.60cm frame size by my thinking would be a larger bike and more suited to your height.



Went for the one at Rutland in the end... just don't trust something from Sports Direct.

wood33pecker

You'll need at least : a helmet, hi-vis jacket/vest, lights, mudguards, … You'll need at least : a helmet, hi-vis jacket/vest, lights, mudguards, a lock - and a prayer.


Of course; you can be safe without these and not be safe at all with these :).

Paying attention to your surroundings is a very good start!

FleetFanatic

I'm in the market for a bike. It's roughly just 2 miles each way to & … I'm in the market for a bike. It's roughly just 2 miles each way to & from work.Approximately half of the quickest route is footpaths over a common, with a quarter either end being road.Literally a 10/15 min trip (I walked it in 25 mins the other week to see what sort of route it would be.)I'm 6ft 2 so will be buying one with a 22" frame.Torn between the bike posted here but in red, or one of thesehttp://www.rutlandcycling.com/159191/products/reflex-cape-fear-mountain-bike.aspxhttp://www.sportsdirect.com/muddyfox-anarchy100-mountain-bike-932010?colcode=93201052I probably won't use it for much else, but it'll save £50 a month in bus fares. Thoughts?I'm finding it easier to decide on what lights to buy than I am the bike...



Neither of those....

get one of these

decathlon.co.uk/roc…tml

Uridium

Neither of those....get one of … Neither of those....get one of thesehttp://www.decathlon.co.uk/rockrider-50-men-id_8202062.html



Now that's heavy....

11 Weight 1445 kg in size S without the pedals

Can't go too far wrong for £110, if you want an entry level bike. Hot

Good deal and a cheap introduction to the joys of road cycling.

FleetFanatic, you are best with the Anarchy 100. Likely less punctures and no doubt much easier to change gears.
The cheap front suspension is a possible negative though better for potholes.

I'd suggest the Anarchy 100 is the better bargain. Its also a £150+ bike, not quite the BSO sub £100 ones that are the norm.
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