Ridge Mens Mountain Bike 26" @ Halfords £85.50 TODAY ONLY assembled by them
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Ridge Mens Mountain Bike 26" @ Halfords £85.50 TODAY ONLY assembled by them

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Found 27th Mar
Deal of the day gets you 10% off = £85.50
TCB/ Quidco 3% on top

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Ridge Men's Mountain Bike 26"The Ridge MTB is the perfect choice for those who are looking for something for occasional leisure rides. It comes complete with 6 gears to help you up tough inclines, and reliable V-brakes can always be depended on to help you come to a stop . A savvy choice for those new to mountain biking, the Ridge MTB is a dependable ride.

  • Frame: Reliable steel frame
  • Forks: Efficient steel forks
  • Gears: 6 gears to assist on those testing inclines
  • Brakes: V-brakes for controlled and confident braking
  • Wheels: 26" Wanda wheels
19" Frame - Suitable for heights between 5ft 9" - 6ft 1"
Ridge Men's Mountain Bike 26" Extra InfoFREE Local Store build
FREE Bronze Check after 6 weeks
Pre-Delivery inspection + 22 point safety check
OR get it delivered boxed for self-assembly

Approximate Weight (KG):15kg
Brake Type:V-Brakes
Forks:Steel
Frame Material:Steel
Gender:Mens
Number of Gears:6
Pedals Included:Yes
Suspension:Rigid
Wheel Size:26"
Bottom Bracket:Square taper - Open cage Ball bearing
Cassette/Freewheel:6 speed freewheel
Chain:kmc Z33
Chainset:Steel 170mm
Frame:Steel
Front Brake:Steel V-Brake
Front Hub:Steel
Gear Shifters:Microshift 6 speed
Grips:Rubber
Handlebar Type:Flat
Handlebars:Steel
Headset:Threaded ball bearing
Pedals:MTB Resin
Quick Release Front Wheel:No
Quick Release Rear Wheel:No
Rear Brake:Steel V-Brake
Rear Hub:Steel
Rear Mech:Shimano
Rims:Steel
Saddle:Ridge
Seatpost:Steel
Stem:80mm length. Steel
Type:Mountain Bikes
Tyre Size:26 x 1.95
Tyres:Wanda
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Entry into mountain biking? This is an entry level pub bike let's be honest.
luvsadealdealdeal51 m ago

What bike do you recommend, oh bike snob sage?



I agree with Marty and it’s nothing to do with being a bike snob!

If anybody takes this bike even remotely near any gravel, even a canal towpath, it will put them off for life.

For someone who wants a real entry level bike, then either buy a second hand hardtail off eBay, or go for one of Halfords Carerra deals or a Calibre from Go Outdoors. Try and get a decent brand though, it doesn’t have to cost a fortune. Scott, Giant, Kona etc all available on eBay. £300 will get you a barely used 1 year old bike that probably cost £800 originally.

A cheap bike like this will not be nice to ride and will not last. I bought my Kona hardtail 10 years ago for £700 and it’s still going strong today, yesterday I took it for a proper 13 mile ride round Gisburn Forest and once again it didnt fail me.

Bike snobbery would be people saying you have to spend £3k on a bike, this is all about decent quality and NOT snobbery.
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Suppose I gotta ride it home then
Nice price
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You also get a 6 week service thrown in
Entry into mountain biking? This is an entry level pub bike let's be honest.
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marty-4018 m ago

This is an entry level pub bike let's be honest.


But it's a pub bike at a second-hand Ebay price - yet is brand new & assembled by Halfords

It might not tick the professional mountain bike boxes - but on the other hand it doesn't cost several hundred pounds minimum
luvsadealdealdeal5 m ago

But it's a pub bike at a second-hand Ebay price - yet is brand new & …But it's a pub bike at a second-hand Ebay price - yet is brand new & assembled by Halfords It might not tick the professional mountain bike boxes - but on the other hand it doesn't cost several hundred pounds minimum


I did not question the price. Its just not a mountain bike and if someone took their advice it would probably put them off for life.
These bikes do have a certain place.....Sadly it's called landfill.
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marty-40110 m ago

These bikes do have a certain place.....Sadly it's called landfill.


What bike do you recommend, oh bike snob sage?
cant argue with this deal
luvsadealdealdeal51 m ago

What bike do you recommend, oh bike snob sage?



I agree with Marty and it’s nothing to do with being a bike snob!

If anybody takes this bike even remotely near any gravel, even a canal towpath, it will put them off for life.

For someone who wants a real entry level bike, then either buy a second hand hardtail off eBay, or go for one of Halfords Carerra deals or a Calibre from Go Outdoors. Try and get a decent brand though, it doesn’t have to cost a fortune. Scott, Giant, Kona etc all available on eBay. £300 will get you a barely used 1 year old bike that probably cost £800 originally.

A cheap bike like this will not be nice to ride and will not last. I bought my Kona hardtail 10 years ago for £700 and it’s still going strong today, yesterday I took it for a proper 13 mile ride round Gisburn Forest and once again it didnt fail me.

Bike snobbery would be people saying you have to spend £3k on a bike, this is all about decent quality and NOT snobbery.
luvsadealdealdeal51 m ago

What bike do you recommend, oh bike snob sage?


I recommend one of these thebikerooms.com/pin…wcB

& one of these bikefix.co.uk/tigr

And only drink full sugar irn bru so you can get home from the pub faster than your mate's Ridge mtb (Assuming the pub's not at the top of a hill and you're not drinking with Chris Boardman)

Oh, and you might need some generous mates as you might not have enough left in the kitty to afford a round!
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HaroFreestyler4 m ago

I agree with Marty and it’s nothing to do with being a bike snob!If a …I agree with Marty and it’s nothing to do with being a bike snob!If anybody takes this bike even remotely near any gravel, even a canal towpath, it will put them off for life.For someone who wants a real entry level bike, then either buy a second hand hardtail off eBay, or go for one of Halfords Carerra deals or a Calibre from Go Outdoors. Try and get a decent brand though, it doesn’t have to cost a fortune. Scott, Giant, Kona etc all available on eBay. £300 will get you a barely used 1 year old bike that probably cost £800 originally. A cheap bike like this will not be nice to ride and will not last. I bought my Kona hardtail 10 years ago for £700 and it’s still going strong today, yesterday I took it for a proper 13 mile ride round Gisburn Forest and once again it didnt fail me.Bike snobbery would be people saying you have to spend £3k on a bike, this is all about decent quality and NOT snobbery.


ah, £700 you say
luvsadealdealdeal4 m ago

ah, £700 you say


And worth every penny! I’ve had 10 years and thousands of miles of good fun on that bike and never had to replace anything due to mechanical problems.

In mountain biking, you need quality. And quality often costs more money. It doesn’t have to be silly amounts but there is a baseline.

Anybody considering mountain biking should start with a secondhand bike for around £300, rather than the dog pile being sold here for £85
Baz875511 m ago

£3k!, That's cheap. My new bike cost nearly £6k However I totally a …£3k!, That's cheap. My new bike cost nearly £6k However I totally agree, I still have my first ever proper bike. A 1997 GT Tequesta and it regularly gets used for occasions when I need to leave a bike unattended. Cost around £250 new (got it in a sale as was last year's model, another good tip when buying), has done 20k miles during which it has never failed me and has only needed basic maintenance.I had several cheap bikes before it and I can safely say that they really are not worth the money.My tip would be to avoid Halfords, go to a proper bike shop and have a chat. You will probably find the prices a little higher than Supermarkets or Halfords but at least you will have a bike that is actually enjoyable to ride. And if you're not in a hurry then wait for sales around January when they are making way for new models.



£6k, really - how incredible!! Unfortunately, that's just not realistic for most of the population is it. £6k is an expensive car for many people let alone £6k on a bike?? You're either Chris Froome or a kn*b...
As an occasional use bike it's ok, ride it in poor conditions with any regularity though and the bottom bracket is likely to cause issues. Worth fitting a sealed unit BB to this
I don't think anyone is suggesting you do any serious mountain biking with this.
Though I've bought cheap bikes before that have been surprisingly strong, the components tend to rust very quickly though and look awful after a winter of regular use, eg commuting.
Baz87558 m ago

Did you not read the rest of comment, probably not as you'd realise I was …Did you not read the rest of comment, probably not as you'd realise I was not advocating spending anywhere near as much.Also insulting someone just because they are passionate about their hobby that you do not understand is ignorant and rude



I didn't say you did. However, others may suggest that feeling the need to brag about how big, expensive or shiny theirs is; is also ignorant and crass...
I agree that if you've less than £100 available to buy a bike, buy a used one. I sold my GT Aggressor for £95 on ebay last week and it had nothing wrong with it. I had 10 years of trouble-free use out of it. My grandson bought a Halfords cheapo and it only lasted him a few months before the bearings were shot.
Edited by: "iand123" 27th Mar
iand1234 m ago

I agree that if you've less than £100 available to buy a bike, buy a used …I agree that if you've less than £100 available to buy a bike, buy a used one. I sold my GT Aggressor for £95 on ebay last week and it had nothing wrong with it. I had 10 years of trouble-free use out of it. My grandson bought a Halfords cheapo and it only lasted him a few months before the bearings were shot.


Absolutely right but unfortunately many people are unable (or unwilling) to assess a bike and do even basic repairs and maintenance. If you need to take it to a bike shop the real cost will shoot up.
If you can stretch the budget to this one (£162 today) it will be far better and much cheaper in the long run - I honestly wouldn't recommend going any lower for a new bike worth having. Be quick though as the extra 10% off is today only too:


hotukdeals.com/dea…650
It'll double in weight with rust in a couple of months...
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Besford12 m ago

If you can stretch the budget to this one (£162 today) it will be far …If you can stretch the budget to this one (£162 today) it will be far better and much cheaper in the long run - I honestly wouldn't recommend going any lower for a new bike worth having. Be quick though as the extra 10% off is today only too:https://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/carrera-axle-hybrid-bike-in-red-was-330-down-to-180-edit-162-now-10-off-all-bikes-27th-march-2912650


no suspension
My son used his Tesco Vertigo hybrid for 3 years, leaving it outside every school day and doing his paper round for just over a year with it. In that time he had trouble with one of the pedal arms working loose, the pedal on the same side, brake blocks and stretched cables. We retired it as one of the brake cables rusted inside it's sleeve (sorry if that's not the correct term) and ultimately he was growing out of it. We got him a secondhand Giant CRS 4.0 and I've just spent £30 fitting (myself) new head set bearings after 2 months use, again in all weathers. For the £75 the Tesco bike cost I'd consider it good value. It was alloy but not the lightest but served its purpose admirably imo. I used half a can of ACF50 on it in its lifetime which probably helped as we live very near the coast.
Edited by: "gazdoubleu" 27th Mar
iand12345 m ago

I agree that if you've less than £100 available to buy a bike, buy a used …I agree that if you've less than £100 available to buy a bike, buy a used one. I sold my GT Aggressor for £95 on ebay last week and it had nothing wrong with it. I had 10 years of trouble-free use out of it. My grandson bought a Halfords cheapo and it only lasted him a few months before the bearings were shot.


This. You can spend £50 on a new bike and have it be unpleasant and unreliable, or you can spend a bit more used and get a decade's worth of trouble-free life from it for a lower cost per year than buying a new junk bike each year. Having just upgraded from a junk bike (no matter what I did I couldn't index the gears, I figured it needed a new gear cable, potentially hub and cassette costing me more than the bike did) to something built to be reliable, it makes a huge difference to how you feel about cycling too when you're not always doing repairs.

It's the same story with cars just on a different price scale. Buy bargain basement and you'll pay a lot more when some expensive bit breaks.
Great price for a cheap bike. Yes clearly not going to be as good as one for five or ten times as much, but will probably do a job for a lot of folks.

I do wonder just how many any of these bikes end up anywhere near a mountain. I brought an Apollo bike from Halfords for £70 odd quid about 20 years ago, rode it every single day for a couple of years, off road and on. Nothing ever went wrong with it & sold on to a mate when I started driving. I think it often depends on whether you keep the bike in good order or not
luvsadealdealdeal2 h, 29 m ago

no suspension


Correct - and that's a good thing. Not sure what point you're trying to make?
The lack of suspension is the point here. Keeping a cheap bike simple pays dividends for reliability. Even decent bike brands often use low end front suspension on their entry level models that can be problematic. This will be fine for road and light off road use, gravel etc. The lack of a front derailleur and multiple chainrings means this simple entry level drivetrain will be more reliable and consistent. Many good brands even up to £500 feature the same low end freewheels and Tourney derailleurs but extra complexity with a front derailleur setup. This will most likely be more reliable to operate than those although not give the same gear range so hills will be harder.

The good thing about this is if it doesn't work well, brakes poorly setup, gears not shifting etc then Halfords will sort it and as the brakes and gearing wear in you'll get another service in 6 weeks to tune them up again which will hopefully last a fair time.

Even these basic steel frames can give a more comfortable ride. You can allow for more flexing with steel tube than aluminium but the steel is heavier. Often the entry level aluminium frame bikes have steel or carbon forks to prevent the hard ride of having both aluminium frame and forks although some people prefer the greater rigidity and power delivery of a aluminium frame and fork combination and sacrifice comfort. Note the frame is only part of the comfort issue though and really can only dull or soften the ride slightly in combination with the saddle and tyres. A low end steel frame like this would only sit half way between a decent chromoly frame with thinner tubing and harder riding aluminium frame. You can only really make the comparison with other rigid bikes too as front or rear suspension will soften the ride considerably anyway but they have a greater weight and efficiency cost plus can make bikes especially lower end bikes high maintenance.

It will be heavier though and lack of gear range means you will work harder on the bike which maybe what you want if you are trying to lose weight and get fit. It also will have low street cred which is good if you don't want your bike nicked but bad if street cred is important to your ego. It's just a simple cheap bike really with nothing on it that should cause problems.
Will this do for 6 20 minute bike rides a yearbwith my daughter?
jodyrampage14 h, 41 m ago

Will this do for 6 20 minute bike rides a yearbwith my daughter?


Would be fine and maybe you would enjoy it enough to ride it more.
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