Muddyfox switch folding bike £130 + £4.99 Del (originally £299) @ Muddyfox
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Muddyfox switch folding bike £130 + £4.99 Del (originally £299) @ Muddyfox

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Found 11th JunMade hot 11th Jun
Have been looking for a smaller folding bike for about a week and just came across this. At first thought it was only through sports direct but muddyfox themselves have it now listed at the same price. Not sure if there are any cashback deals or voucher codes for either site available. There are cheaper new folders out there but a muddyfox... better choice I think.

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Mike Ashley's Sports Direct bought Muddy Fox a few years ago. I guess their quality might have changed since then.
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Original Poster

well seeing as im 5'8 my hobbit dimensions would fit this pretty well. its not a Tour De France winner for sure but it'll fit in the boot of your car easier

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Mike Ashley's Sports Direct bought Muddy Fox a few years ago. I guess their quality might have changed since then.

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Daveaka



Is there any deals on those pants

Muddyfox - stay well clear

Just a generic Chinese bike essentially. Don't expect much. £130 is about normal.

When a bike doesn't have its components specified, you know it's really bad.

Thanks OP thats a top find x

lazyfatboy

Mike Ashley's Sports Direct bought Muddy Fox a few years ago. I guess … Mike Ashley's Sports Direct bought Muddy Fox a few years ago. I guess their quality might have changed since then.



Let's hope some brands escape the Mike Ashley monster claws else pretty soon your only choice will be crap or crap...

I was going to post this deal myself some time ago but normally anything connected with Sports Direct gets voted down automatically on this site so didn't bother. I posted a deal for their nexus 7 folding bike which is a bargain at about £265 but it went very cold.

As for the quality of the bikes, my mother has a Dunlop bike which despite the name is really the 20" version of this bike which was about £90 I think. The quality is superb with a very nicely welded aluminium frame and good quality components and a nice weight of about 12-13kg. Brilliant purchase. If this bike is half as good as that one you have done well.

Another option if you are after a compact 16" folding bike is this one.


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It's steel and a few quid cheaper but the main advantage is height adjustable handlebars which can help you get exactly the right feel on the bike and often helps it fold better. You also get a rack. It's £109 plus £10 postage but there is currently one on clearance for £95 so £105 all in. It's a kilo heavier though as you would expect from a steel frame but still relatively light at 13kg. Also has a dynamo mounting point. The muddyfox bike has much thicker tyres though that look like they will absorb the bumps of the road a lot better and also gives the derailleur more ground clearance.

bonzobanana

I was going to post this deal myself some time ago but normally anything … I was going to post this deal myself some time ago but normally anything connected with Sports Direct gets voted down automatically on this site so didn't bother. I posted a deal for their nexus 7 folding bike which is a bargain at about £265 but it went very cold.As for the quality of the bikes, my mother has a Dunlop bike which despite the name is really the 20" version of this bike which was about £90 I think. The quality is superb with a very nicely welded aluminium frame and good quality components and a nice weight of about 12-13kg. Brilliant purchase. If this bike is half as good as that one you have done well. Another option if you are after a compact 16" folding bike is this one.https://bicycles4u.com/collections/folding-bikes/products/dublin-explorer It's steel and a few quid cheaper but the main advantage is height adjustable handlebars which can help you get exactly the right feel on the bike and often helps it fold better. You also get a rack. It's £109 plus £10 postage but there is currently one on clearance for £95 so £105 all in. It's a kilo heavier though as you would expect from a steel frame but still relatively light at 13kg. Also has a dynamo mounting point. The muddyfox bike has much thicker tyres though that look like they will absorb the bumps of the road a lot better and also gives the derailleur more ground clearance.



​"Gives the derailleur more ground clearance"...

Yes, but when is that ever a factor in buying a commuting bike!?!?!?!

"Thicker tyres"

Probably mean wider tyres which don't absorb "bumps" better. Rather they allow lower pressure to be run which can help absorb some road vibrations etc.

Poorly manufactured bike with low quality components

Muddy Fox started going downhill (pun intended) in the mid 90s then sold out to Universal Cycles in 2001 and then the name became supermarket and Argos fodder.

Muddy fox oO

Looks like they're £130 elsewhere too(Field and Track, Ebay,,,) - sorry!
Edited by: "Fluffies1" 11th Jun

MAdam987 h, 31 m ago

​"Gives the derailleur more ground clearance"... Yes, but when is that e …​"Gives the derailleur more ground clearance"... Yes, but when is that ever a factor in buying a commuting bike!?!?!?!"Thicker tyres"Probably mean wider tyres which don't absorb "bumps" better. Rather they allow lower pressure to be run which can help absorb some road vibrations etc.Poorly manufactured bike with low quality components


Extra ground clearance has some value with folding bikes of this size obviously. Such small wheels make the derailleur more vulnerable when corning or close to kerbs etc. Ideally you'd want to fit a derailleur guard on either bike. I don't think anyone will be surprised by this and can be clearly seen on this bike.

By thicker I did mean wider and deeper as obviously its the increased depth that improves the ground clearance. It's well known that such tyres will cope with bumps better that isn't really debatable, you have the slightly wider diameter for a start and then the greater insulation from the road surface too both factors in helping with bumps. As for road vibration that would be partly dependent on air pressure but would still be improved with larger tyres depending on tyre composition I guess.

You'll need to explain your comment about poorly manufactured bike with low quality components. I'm not saying it isn't but there was the same responses in the Dunlop folding bike thread some time ago and that bike is easily superior in component quality to Decathlon's entry level folding bikes for example, the two sub £200 Hoptown models which have lower end components.

It's good to see the sports direct hating crowd haven't ruined this thread and it's got a high level of heat. It does seem very good value for an aluminium framed 16" folding bike.

Hopefully anyone who has bought one will write some comments about it on this thread when it arrives. We can all make assumptions but the proof of the pudding is in the eating.

As I thought this was previously sold under the Dunlop brand. So should be the same quality as the 20" model.

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The Dunlop 20" folding bike was sourced through Avocet bikes whose folding bikes are mainly branded Viking. So as a general quality level look at viking folding bikes for reviews. This assumes this 16" wheel version is also sourced through Avocet.

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