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Muddyfox Recoil24 Boys Mountain Bike (-50%) - £104.99 (plus £4.99 P&P) @ Sports Direct
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Muddyfox Recoil24 Boys Mountain Bike (-50%) - £104.99 (plus £4.99 P&P) @ Sports Direct

£109.98£209.9948%Sports Direct Deals
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Posted 6th Jun 2018
A well descounted bike for boys, they (Direct Sports) have also a slightly cheaper version for girls. 24" wheel size.
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I’ve never actually seen a fox that is muddy.
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Rubbish bike!
Deffo a terrible bike for the money , avoid .
I can only imagine someone who buys this as their first bike must think cycling is so god awful and never ride another bike again.
A true example of BSO (Bicycle shaped object)

Nonetheless, keep the bike deals coming as we have awful lot of cars and tiny amount of cyclists.
esq358553 m ago

Be better off with something like this for similar money …Be better off with something like this for similar money https://www.decathlon.co.uk/24-rockrider-300-kids-mountain-bike-id_8309450.html


Cheers
yespleasesir1 h, 45 m ago

I’ve never actually seen a fox that is muddy.


You need to watch more fox hunt videos.
15 kg for a kid's bike...whuft.
The sale price is a joke ... It's only ever been around £80. It's a really poor entry level bike.. if all you have is about £100 then your better of buying a second hand bike as you will get more for your money .
Pile o keich
I have the recoil 26. Got boxed new from facebook for £50. Swapped out the tires and inner tubespedals, seat and seat post, brake pads. Added a post rack and new grips . Been nothing but trouble. I have needed to checking every nut and bolt, Allen key and grease all the bearings. Who ever puts these together preboxing needs to rethink their job. Crank section is weak. Its just an a2b bike for work. At least fully working after all my efforts
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Edited by: "dm_hallam" 7th Jun 2018
if you want a bike as a form of transport, this isn't it.
You'll expend a lot of energy with the cr@ppy rear suspension and the weight.
Also, because of the rubbish suspension, your gearing will be needing constantly re-adjusted and I'd wager the brakes would be the same.
It might look the part but trust me, it's not worth the cash and a lot of these will end up rusting in sheds/gardens and ultimately landfill.
Muddy Fox was a cool brand in the early 90's but not any more since Mike Ashley bought the brand.
esq35856th Jun 2018

Be better off with something like this for similar money …Be better off with something like this for similar money https://www.decathlon.co.uk/24-rockrider-300-kids-mountain-bike-id_8309450.html


There is a reasonable similar bike on sports direct. It's £95 so a bit cheaper.

sportsdirect.com/mud…326

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Compared to the btwin model.


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Similar bikes both with advantages and disadvantages over the other. The btwin bike is 14.75kg has limited gearing and is meant for a young rider that will be much weaker than an adult so it will be a difficult bike to get up hills almost 15kg with limited gearing but definitely good exercise. It has a low end sunrace derailleur not Shimano and seems to have quite cheap components. It certainly doesn't look a quality level above the Sports direct model they look pretty similar overall. However it has a threadless headset and the simple drivetrain without front derailleur will make the drivetrain easier to adjust and likely more reliable at shifting.

The muddyfox bike has 18 gears so will be faster on the flats and easier going up hill, The bike appears a bit lighter too. However it has a threaded headset which is not ideal for an off road bike but seems ok for a child's bike in fairness especially as that allows for easy height adjustment of the handlebars not possible with threadless and why a quill stem seems more sensible for a child's bike as they grow quickly it enables the bike to be used for longer. The btwin bike has a derailleur guard which is good although not expensive to add to the muddyfox. The pedals on the btwin bike look pretty nasty.

The low end btwin bikes are not a quality level above other bikes they can often be worse in many regards. Their use of more generic components including cheaper non-Shimano derailleurs etc is not great.

The important thing about both these bikes is they don't feature low end poor quality suspension making them far superior to the bike of this thread. Also to Decathlon's credit they do not seem to offer a low end dual suspension monstrosity at all for kids.

One last point is the total load for the btwin bike is 70kg including the weight of the bike so you are down to 55kg minus accessories, anything you are carrying etc.

decathlon.co.uk/ecu…pdf

It's lower than some competing brands and an overweight child could be over that limit. A quick check online shows average weight just below that at 12-14 years old. Btwin is not a brand that has generous rider weight limits and they have some history of frame failures.

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