Road bike for £70 Tesco direct
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Road bike for £70 Tesco direct

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Found 21st JanMade hot 21st Jan
Hi. Spotted today. I think is not bad. Save£210. Get ready for spring.
In black with red detail, the Vertigo Richmond is a sleek road bike with a strong 18-inch alloy frame and 700c wheels. Its Shimano 14-speed Drivetrain makes climbing easier whilst still allowing you to pick up speed on the flat. A straight bladed, alloy fork and soft shock absorbing bar tape gives the Richmond bike extra durability and offers a smooth, comfortable ride. Front and rear caliper brakes give you optimum stopping power, even in wet and rainy conditions.

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Edited by: "woldranger" 21st Jan

woldranger

Link isn't working for me


Working fine now.

levica

http://www.tesco.com/direct/vertigo-richmond-700c-road-bike/459-7551.prd?skuId=459-7551#


Weirdly, that does the same for me on chrome - it starts to open a new tab...which then closes.

I found it on Tesco's site - the reviews look pretty poor. I think I'll pass (and yes, I know it's only £70, but I think you'd be better off getting a used road bike and putting a little more money into it than getting this).

I got a similar bike on a deal similar to this from Tesco last year, still going strong for 70 quid although I had to change the brake pads pretty quickly and my wheels got stolen, great deal
I only use it for short commutes to work but does the job nicely

Edit- as well as changing the brake pads quickly I also changed the tyres as one of the tyres had the steel wires starting to show after a weeks riding. Also I changed the seat after a year as it started to perish and the material split

Edited by: "rodney_jxl" 22nd Jan

Bought this one tesco.com/dir…849 a couple of weeks ago - very impressed for the money! No-one expects state of the art at this price, but it works as it should. Couldn't buy the parts for £70!!

woldranger

Weirdly, that does the same for me on chrome - it starts to open a new … Weirdly, that does the same for me on chrome - it starts to open a new tab...which then closes.


it may be adblock plus that is blocking the page from opening, on mine i got the same then temporarily disabled adblock and page opened fine. I generally use firefox browser.

Also bought it last week. Good enough for starting cycling. There were people saying they know people spending £70 only for pedals or saddle on their professional bikes but I'm sure they started with a budget bike too. Go for it, is only £70 and "just" 12 kg

My shoes were more expensive than that! Hot.

timbotadumitruion

Also bought it last week. Good enough for starting cycling. There were … Also bought it last week. Good enough for starting cycling. There were people saying they know people spending £70 only for pedals or saddle on their professional bikes but I'm sure they started with a budget bike too. Go for it, is only £70 and "just" 12 kg



​15 kg!!!! 14.9 actually to be precise.

Was looking at this last week but people were confused over the sizing. Is this adult size?

I'd avoid this if your wanting to cycle regularly, a quick Google shows hardly any parts, and most importantly I can't find any replacement hangers, and you can guarantee that'll be the first piece to bend/snap

cheap, light, strong. pick 2, a phrase that sticks to biking well

Sleek?!

rodney_jxl

I got a similar bike on a deal similar to this from Tesco last year, … I got a similar bike on a deal similar to this from Tesco last year, still going strong for 70 quid although I had to change the brake pads pretty quickly and my wheels got stolen, great dealI only use it for short commutes to work but does the job nicely


Someone stole your wheels off a £70 pound bike? wow thats getting pretty desparate....

houston26

I'd avoid this if your wanting to cycle regularly, a quick Google shows … I'd avoid this if your wanting to cycle regularly, a quick Google shows hardly any parts, and most importantly I can't find any replacement hangers, and you can guarantee that'll be the first piece to bend/snap cheap, light, strong. pick 2, a phrase that sticks to biking well



Oh come on even after a few comments earlier have clearly said they bought it or similar ones and impressed with it for the money paid. I was so glad thinking people here today are sensible because no "do no buy if you want to cycle regularly" or "spend only about a million pound more to get a much better bike" blablablabla until I saw your comment! It's only 70 quid! What are you expecting?! It's a good deal because you get a new bike (and seems to be a good value one according to comments) so stop BSing and vote hot!

houston26

I'd avoid this if your wanting to cycle regularly, a quick Google shows … I'd avoid this if your wanting to cycle regularly, a quick Google shows hardly any parts, and most importantly I can't find any replacement hangers, and you can guarantee that'll be the first piece to bend/snap cheap, light, strong. pick 2, a phrase that sticks to biking well

houston26

I'd buy this if you want to cycle regularly, a quick Google shows parts … I'd buy this if you want to cycle regularly, a quick Google shows parts readily available, and most importantly I can find replacement hangers, event though it's unlikely they will bend/snap cheap, light, strong. pick all 3, a phrase that describes this deal well



Which bit of houston26's comment did you think was BS? If he had said...



Would you then be in agreement with him?

yulu91

Oh come on even after a few comments earlier have clearly said they … Oh come on even after a few comments earlier have clearly said they bought it or similar ones and impressed with it for the money paid. I was so glad thinking people here today are sensible because no "do no buy if you want to cycle regularly" or "spend only about a million pound more to get a much better bike" blablablabla until I saw your comment! It's only 70 quid! What are you expecting?! It's a good deal because you get a new bike (and seems to be a good value one according to comments) so stop BSing and vote hot!



​not saying it's not a good price, but like I said, parts are non existent, which means when something breaks it's basically scrap and a waste of money.

and as a starter bike, I'd say it's terrible, nothing will put you off more than constant repairs and ling walks home.

few people here have been impressed, but without knowing their mileage it's not really a recommendation.

not saying spend a fortune, there does reach a point where gains are negligible, but go for a known brand with good customer support and service shops. eg, decathlon, not much more cost but great bikes.

how am I not being sensible here? I explained the reasons why it's best avoided and you replied with a bitter comment. enjoy your bike, I genuinely hope it serves you well, but I realistically know it sadly will break.

Good deal, but now the 3rd time it's been posted by the looks of things.

houston26

eg, decathlon, not much more cost but great bikes. how am I not being … eg, decathlon, not much more cost but great bikes. how am I not being sensible here? I explained the reasons why it's best avoided and you replied with a bitter comment. enjoy your bike, I genuinely hope it serves you well, but I realistically know it sadly will break.




Can you recommend a Decathlon which is a great bike and "not much more" than £70?
Edited by: "bitsmissing" 21st Jan

bitsmissing

Bought this one … Bought this one http://www.tesco.com/direct/vertigo-moroto-700c-front-suspension-hybrid-bike-20-frame/634-2849.prd?skuId=634-2849 a couple of weeks ago - very impressed for the money! No-one expects state of the art at this price, but it works as it should. Couldn't buy the parts for £70!!



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bitsmissing

Can you recommend a Decathlon which is a great bike and "not much more" … Can you recommend a Decathlon which is a great bike and "not much more" than £70?



​the triban 500 is on offer atm for £250. might sound like a lot more being 3 times the price, but when you factor in repairs and service it'll work out a lot cheaper, safer and ultimately more enjoyable.

Standard bottom bracket looks like square taper, hangers can be found on eBay, if you look about you'll be able to find bits for it if need be, for 70 I'd take a punt on this if it was just for winter riding,heading to work etc .

houston26

​the triban 500 is on offer atm for £250. might sound like a lot more be … ​the triban 500 is on offer atm for £250. might sound like a lot more being 3 times the price, but when you factor in repairs and service it'll work out a lot cheaper, safer and ultimately more enjoyable.



By that logic (you can buy better for 350% more) ALL deals on here are pointlessl! oO

£70 to find out if cycling is going to be a good thing for you is a cracking deal. If you are looking for a bike for those who already KNOW that they are in to it, this may not be it - get your chequebook out, and look elsewhere!


Edited by: "bitsmissing" 21st Jan

houston26

​the triban 500 is on offer atm for £250. might sound like a lot more be … ​the triban 500 is on offer atm for £250. might sound like a lot more being 3 times the price, but when you factor in repairs and service it'll work out a lot cheaper, safer and ultimately more enjoyable.



What a joke. Would you consider a bike cost 3.5 times of whatever bike you paid and even listing a million factors that bike's better? I guess no? For people who just want to spend as little as possible to get a basic bike this is a good deal. For lots people a bike is literally simply two pedals driving two wheels forward...

bitsmissing

By that logic (you can buy better for 350% more) ALL deals on here are … By that logic (you can buy better for 350% more) ALL deals on here are pointlessl! oO£70 to find out if cycling is going to be a good thing for you is a cracking deal. If you are looking for a bike for those who already KNOW that they are in to it, this may not be it - get your chequebook out, and look elsewhere!



Glad to see after all sensible people are still around. Let's forget it, the definition of "cycling" in someone's mind is just way too complicated and difficult to accommodate. For them those people who ride cheap bikes are not "cycling" but who gives a f, loads of these people are enjoying their budget bike while laughing at those who spend a fortune for "real cycling".

houston26

​not saying it's not a good price, but like I said, parts are non e … ​not saying it's not a good price, but like I said, parts are non existent, which means when something breaks it's basically scrap and a waste of money. and as a starter bike, I'd say it's terrible, nothing will put you off more than constant repairs and ling walks home. few people here have been impressed, but without knowing their mileage it's not really a recommendation. not saying spend a fortune, there does reach a point where gains are negligible, but go for a known brand with good customer support and service shops. eg, decathlon, not much more cost but great bikes. how am I not being sensible here? I explained the reasons why it's best avoided and you replied with a bitter comment. enjoy your bike, I genuinely hope it serves you well, but I realistically know it sadly will break.



I didn't even finish reading your whole paragraph initially. Tell you what. Myself am riding a TRIBAN 500 flat bar road bike every single day I know how good decathlon bikes are. HOWEVER this is a site voting each post, not a forum asking you to recommend what better options are out there while the post itself is clearly good value for the cash. The "reason" you said about not able to get replacement parts is simply not true. It's not like a bike from another planet, I believe you can end up get any thing you want from eBay.

my whole point seems to be missed here, a bad first bike will put people off, investing in a good bike (I never said an expensive one) will serve you for years to come, buy this cheap one and having to replace when it breaks is a false economy.

and I said its a good price, just not a good bike. deals are only as good as the product itself.

yulu91

What a joke. Would you consider a bike cost 3.5 times of whatever bike … What a joke. Would you consider a bike cost 3.5 times of whatever bike you paid and even listing a million factors that bike's better? I guess no? For people who just want to spend as little as possible to get a basic bike this is a good deal. For lots people a bike is literally simply two pedals driving two wheels forward...



​extra 180 isn't bad when you consider price of parts. I can't see that crankset lasting too long for the price and that alone would cost more than the difference.

for £70 it's a bargain. yes spend £500 and you get a much better bike but I anyone voting this cold is crazy

yulu91

Glad to see after all sensible people are still around. Let's forget it, … Glad to see after all sensible people are still around. Let's forget it, the definition of "cycling" in someone's mind is just way too complicated and difficult to accommodate. For them those people who ride cheap bikes are not "cycling" but who gives a f, loads of these people are enjoying their budget bike while laughing at those who spend a fortune for "real cycling".



​again, I never insulted cheap bikes, I stated how this bike has no support or parts.

yulu91

I didn't even finish reading your whole paragraph initially. Tell you … I didn't even finish reading your whole paragraph initially. Tell you what. Myself am riding a TRIBAN 500 flat bar road bike every single day I know how good decathlon bikes are. HOWEVER this is a site voting each post, not a forum asking you to recommend what better options are out there while the post itself is clearly good value for the cash. The "reason" you said about not able to get replacement parts is simply not true. It's not like a bike from another planet, I believe you can end up get any thing you want from eBay.



​where? show me a listing? a search brought up nothing but used bikes, no parts anywhere. would generic parts work, maybe, but my point stands.

and you insult me by saying you didn't even read what I wrote before replying. believe what you want mate, I'm done.

I recommend going straight to carbon fibre. its light and only 20 time the price. why are you guys messing around with a £250 bike when that is available and you'll reap the benefits of a lighter bike. pun intended.
Thanks to all the people who recommended a bike 3 times the price. I get it. But the people looking at this post want a cheap bike for whatever reason. ie how much they will use it or how deep their pockets are etc. if there's a bike for £100 that would be better to post in this thread.

Or you could easily buy a decent lightly used second hand bike for less than a hundred from eBay or gumtree

houston26

​where? show me a listing? a search brought up nothing but used bikes, no … ​where? show me a listing? a search brought up nothing but used bikes, no parts anywhere. would generic parts work, maybe, but my point stands. and you insult me by saying you didn't even read what I wrote before replying. believe what you want mate, I'm done.



the link at the top of this page will show you where you can buy a complete set of spares - frame, wheels, tyres, inner tubes, brakes, saddle - in fact an entire bike ........ for only £70

Such a good deal that I recommend you buy two for £140!!!!

houston26

​where? show me a listing? a search brought up nothing but used bikes, no … ​where? show me a listing? a search brought up nothing but used bikes, no parts anywhere. would generic parts work, maybe, but my point stands. and you insult me by saying you didn't even read what I wrote before replying. believe what you want mate, I'm done.



Let me guess did you search "Vertigo Richmond bike parts" then?hahahahahahahahahaha

yulu91

Let me guess did you search "Vertigo Richmond bike parts" … Let me guess did you search "Vertigo Richmond bike parts" then?hahahahahahahahahaha



​I looked on their support website.

oh wait, there isn't one!

bitsmissing

the link at the top of this page will show you where you can buy a … the link at the top of this page will show you where you can buy a complete set of spares - frame, wheels, tyres, inner tubes, brakes, saddle - in fact an entire bike ........ for only £70 :pSuch a good deal that I recommend you buy two for £140!!!!



simonbrowne

I recommend going straight to carbon fibre. its light and only 20 time … I recommend going straight to carbon fibre. its light and only 20 time the price. why are you guys messing around with a £250 bike when that is available and you'll reap the benefits of a lighter bike. pun intended.Thanks to all the people who recommended a bike 3 times the price. I get it. But the people looking at this post want a cheap bike for whatever reason. ie how much they will use it or how deep their pockets are etc. if there's a bike for £100 that would be better to post in this thread.



There seems to be only one guy who just can't get the "spend 3.5 times more and get a better bike" sort of idea out his mind. I said today more sensible people seems to be around
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