Raleigh 26 inch Mission Dual Suspension Mountain Bike £74.99 @  Argos
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Raleigh 26 inch Mission Dual Suspension Mountain Bike £74.99 @ Argos

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Found 6th Sep 2011
Black steel frame.
18 gears with twist-grip shifters.
Saiguan gears.
Front V-type and rear V-type brakes.
Dual suspension.
•Black steel frame.
•18 gears with twist-grip shifters.
•Saiguan gears.
•Front V-type and rear V-type brakes.
•Dual suspension.
•18.5 inch frame size.
•26 inch wheel size.
•Suitable from 73 to 86cm / 29 to 34 inch inside leg measurement.
•Suitable for ages 14 years and over.
•Mountain bike style tyres

14 Comments

Banned

Sorry m8.
You won't sell a bike to these Trolls for less than £100 (_;)

i bouht one of these a few months ago from argos..terrible bike not even worth the reduced price..my gear cog was damaged and because i bought it online they said i couldnt return it too my local store i woul have to arrange a courier to pick it up but i needed the bike to goto work on so in the end i had to pay £40 for a new gear cog and other parts which were broken too also i had to replace one inner tube because it was also faulty..

raleigh used to have a good name but these days they are very very poorly made and this bike is also very heavy and uncomfartable to ride..im gonna get another month or two out of it then ill scrap it and buy a better one ..dont buy this thinking you will be getting anything close to a bargain you wont youll just end up trading it in for another one

Dual suspension

Steel frame

I love that manufacturers of cheap bikes hype these features as if they're a good thing. At this price I'd want no suspension and an alloy frame.

@ Pluun - no reason why you should pay over £100 for a bike (unless you want dual suspension or a steel frame, in which case you need to pay nearer £1000 - way more than I've ever paid for a bike).

"Pluun Sorry m8. You won't sell a bike to these Trolls for less than £100"

LOL!!!!!

Agreed. It is possible - indeed desirable to get a decent general purpose bike for less than £100 if it is likely to get stolen. Just bad suspension and 18 cheesy gears is a hindrance and not a help. It is counter intuitive that less means more when it comes to propelling yourself. Which is why we keep repeating it.

But as we see some people never learn. The evidence is overwhelming if you check out the experience of people who buy these bikes against those who buy simpler and/or good s/h cycles.

Could someone recommend a decent bike (for road use and occasional off road use) for under £100 please?

Original Poster

i personally like those B'Twin bikes but seems expensive at around 300ish mark.

Magoolio

Could someone recommend a decent bike (for road use and occasional off … Could someone recommend a decent bike (for road use and occasional off road use) for under £100 please?


Ebay is a good place to start. Many s/h bargains there to be had. £50 can get you £500 value with a bit of elbow grease and without the shine that makes it thief attractive.

You just have to be careful to avoid the usually obvious stolen bikes. You really need a cycling friend to sift through the offers and find a nice local 1980/90 probably UK built steel framed bike taking up space in somebody's shed/garage. The components will be much stronger than on a modern budget bike. A 'hybrid' would probably suit you best.

But do budget and don't stint on a good lock (preferably both D Lock and a cable). You need to spend at least £50 on that if you want to keep your treasure.

As for gears. On the flat you don't need any. Moderate hills can be done on a 3 speed internal hub which being enclosed is virtually weatherproof and will last forever without adjustment. For steeper hills, carrying luggage or off road you will need a granny gear. That will be a derailleur. The number of gears don't matter as much as the range. Again ask someone who knows you want the top/bottom figures should encompass to suit you.

Suspension. Great off road, and despite the potholes a right pain on road - it sucks energy which new cyclists don't yet have to spare. So if you have it on the front make sure you can lock the suspension. Don't even think about rear suspension unless you do tricks over boulders.

Key was find a cycling friend buddy to help you choose and get you going. It will make things so much simpler and enjoyable. If you don't have a friend you will soon have. In London check out the local branch of the London Cycling Campaign. Usually lovely people who wil do anything for a pint. Outside London you might enquire through the CTC (Cyclists Touring Club). Be careful about other cycle clubs. Some are dedicated racers and may be on a different planet.

HTH

Magoolio

Could someone recommend a decent bike (for road use and occasional off … Could someone recommend a decent bike (for road use and occasional off road use) for under £100 please?


Depends on what off road means. The cheapest best bike is considered to be the B'Twin from Decatholon for £99. They do one with a front suspension fork for £129 I believe.

Otherwise as suggested a reasonable secondhand one.

You would want to go off road with this one so there's little point on cheap dual suspension which will make riding harder work.

Don't bother unless it's JUST for going around a park.

I bought a £120 brand new bike off ebay, thankfully it had 21 gears and an alloy frame.

I regularly cycle over 10 miles a day with some VERY steep hills (Yorkshire) and so far, I have had to replace:

Front and rear brake discs and calipers - Zoom to Avid BB7 with G3 Discs
Wheels - No name brand to Alex ASD-1 as the new discs wouldn't fit and a few spokes were bent on the old wheels.
Bottom bracket - The cheapest one I have ever seen that wasn't sealed to a sealed Shimano BB-UN54
Chainset (front cogs) - No name to Shimano, used a larger range for higher top speed
Cassette (rear cogs) It was a shimano but replaced with another shimano as it's incompatible with new wheels
Rear deraileur - cheap shimano to Shimano XT as the old one snapped a cog.

Tyres and chains but thats consumables really. In all, I have spent over £300 and £120 for the original bike. I wish I bought a better bike to begin with but the problem is, it's a full suspension and I cannot replace the rear shock as it's not a standardised part so eventually I shall have to replace the frame as the shock is starting to wear down and I keep it working by coating in grease

You get what you pay for!!

Banned

See?!
You should have got the £74.99 bike.
That will teach you to be a snob

Pluun

See?!You should have got the £74.99 bike. That will teach you to be a … See?!You should have got the £74.99 bike. That will teach you to be a snob


Errrr ... if a new £129 21 gear bike can't cut the cake do you seriously think a £75 will do better? You just don't get it do you? The only reason I persist is people like you are responsible for encouraging people to waste money they can't afford (see above) or being put off cycling entirely. Or even both.

Maybe that's your intention?

brainsys

Errrr ... if a new £129 21 gear bike can't cut the cake do you seriously … Errrr ... if a new £129 21 gear bike can't cut the cake do you seriously think a £75 will do better? You just don't get it do you? The only reason I persist is people like you are responsible for encouraging people to waste money they can't afford (see above) or being put off cycling entirely. Or even both.Maybe that's your intention?



I think the intention was irony and I think it succeeded.

brainsys

Errrr ... if a new £129 21 gear bike can't cut the cake do you seriously … Errrr ... if a new £129 21 gear bike can't cut the cake do you seriously think a £75 will do better? You just don't get it do you? The only reason I persist is people like you are responsible for encouraging people to waste money they can't afford (see above) or being put off cycling entirely. Or even both.Maybe that's your intention?


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