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Romet Rambler R6.1 Hardtail Mountain Bike with 17" lightweight suspension frame, V-brakes and 21 speed at Costco - £249.99
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Romet Rambler R6.1 Hardtail Mountain Bike with 17" lightweight suspension frame, V-brakes and 21 speed at Costco - £249.99

£249.99£349.9929% Free P&P FreeCostco Deals
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Posted 2nd Jun

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Hopefully this will help someone. Also available in 14" for the same price.

If you do not have Costco membership then you can buy an online membership for £15 which would be cheaper than adding 5% surcharge. Either way, this seems to be cheaper than available anywhere else and it is in stock at the time of posting.

The Romet Rambler R6.1 JR Hardtail Bike was created to be a versatile



bike for riders who are looking for a bike to commute to work during



the weekdays, and planning to go for recreational riding on the



weekends. Built with a lightweight and durable alloy frame with modern



geometry for a more comfortable ride. Included are 26” wheels for less



rolling resistance, a 100mm travel suspension fork to smooth out the



bumps while riding down fire roads, and v-brakes to keep riders in



control.


Features:


  • Lightweight alloy 6061 frame
  • Suspension forks to smooth out the road surfaces
  • V-brakes to keep riders in control
  • Padded sports saddle gives plenty of comfort
  • 21 speed gear system
  • Frame: Alloy hardtail frame
  • Brakes: V Brake
  • Tyres: 26" x 2.10" Michelin Tyres
  • Saddle: Padded junior saddle for comfort
  • Seatpost: Alloy
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Phani02/06/2020 13:16

Hello guys...Might be a silly question. I never had a mountain bike. What …Hello guys...Might be a silly question. I never had a mountain bike. What would you recommend(bike inches) for an adult who height is 5'10".


Don't buy this bike whatever size it comes in. Everything about it is bad, there are much better bikes even in this low price range. The pre-discount price is a joke.
Phani02/06/2020 13:16

Hello guys...Might be a silly question. I never had a mountain bike. What …Hello guys...Might be a silly question. I never had a mountain bike. What would you recommend(bike inches) for an adult who height is 5'10".


This isn't really a mountain bike, it's mountain bike style. The components fitted to it are not even entry level for use off-road.

I'd be very wary of buying such a bike, they are very high maintenance and inefficient. Keep cheap bikes simple, you don't want suspension or 21 speeds. Something basic with rigid forks and just 6 gears will be easier to maintain and more reliable. It's really down to your requirements but 3x7 freewheel drivetrains need frequent adjustment and maintenance and you have to learn how to avoid certain gears in use because of an excessive angled chain line.


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Who's making their juniors commute to work?!
Hello guys...

Might be a silly question. I never had a mountain bike. What would you recommend(bike inches) for an adult who height is 5'10".
Phani02/06/2020 13:16

Hello guys...Might be a silly question. I never had a mountain bike. What …Hello guys...Might be a silly question. I never had a mountain bike. What would you recommend(bike inches) for an adult who height is 5'10".


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Phani02/06/2020 13:16

Hello guys...Might be a silly question. I never had a mountain bike. What …Hello guys...Might be a silly question. I never had a mountain bike. What would you recommend(bike inches) for an adult who height is 5'10".


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Phani02/06/2020 13:16

Hello guys...Might be a silly question. I never had a mountain bike. What …Hello guys...Might be a silly question. I never had a mountain bike. What would you recommend(bike inches) for an adult who height is 5'10".


This isn't really a mountain bike, it's mountain bike style. The components fitted to it are not even entry level for use off-road.

I'd be very wary of buying such a bike, they are very high maintenance and inefficient. Keep cheap bikes simple, you don't want suspension or 21 speeds. Something basic with rigid forks and just 6 gears will be easier to maintain and more reliable. It's really down to your requirements but 3x7 freewheel drivetrains need frequent adjustment and maintenance and you have to learn how to avoid certain gears in use because of an excessive angled chain line.


halfords.com/bik…tml
Phani02/06/2020 13:16

Hello guys...Might be a silly question. I never had a mountain bike. What …Hello guys...Might be a silly question. I never had a mountain bike. What would you recommend(bike inches) for an adult who height is 5'10".


Don't buy this bike whatever size it comes in. Everything about it is bad, there are much better bikes even in this low price range. The pre-discount price is a joke.
Konrad_Newton02/06/2020 14:27

Don't buy this bike whatever size it comes in. Everything about it is bad, …Don't buy this bike whatever size it comes in. Everything about it is bad, there are much better bikes even in this low price range. The pre-discount price is a joke.


I completely agree, worse bike I've ever rode! Bike was broken within the first day of use
Me and my brother bought the 6.2 version of this bike from Costco last week, I returned both of them yesterday day, because they where absolute rubbish. My brother's back disc brake broke within one day from going down a tarmac hill road, my front wheel was squeaking constantly and sounded like their was sand inside the tyre. Stay alert, stay safe, stay away from Romet.
Edited by: "Slipperz" 2nd Jun
Slipperz02/06/2020 15:16

Me and my brother bought the 6.2 version of this bike from Costco last …Me and my brother bought the 6.2 version of this bike from Costco last week, I returned both of them yesterday day, because they where absolute rubbish. My brother's back disc brake broke within one day from going down a tarmac hill road, my front wheel was squeaking constantly and sounded like their was sand inside the tyre. Stay alert, stay safe, stay away from Romet.


This bike hasn't got disc brakes , its got the old style standard cheap brakes ? It has V brakes
Edited by: "yozzman1234" 2nd Jun
yozzman123402/06/2020 15:42

This bike hasn't got disc brakes , its got the old style standard cheap …This bike hasn't got disc brakes , its got the old style standard cheap brakes ? It has V brakes


Maybe that's why he said the 6.2 version
kevlhughes02/06/2020 16:12

Maybe that's why he said the 6.2 version


Well its a different bike then ?
Better off spending a couple of hundred more on a Voodoo .
But virtually all sold out .
The gears weren't great on the bike either, I couldn't shift Into the high gear like 1,7 2,7 and 3,7 so 8, 16 and 24, generally it felt rubbish to ride. I tried the trek fx2 disc hybrid 2020 and it was like night and day, so its worth paying the extra in my opinion for a better branded bike.
Slipperz02/06/2020 16:44

The gears weren't great on the bike either, I couldn't shift Into the high …The gears weren't great on the bike either, I couldn't shift Into the high gear like 1,7 2,7 and 3,7 so 8, 16 and 24, generally it felt rubbish to ride. I tried the trek fx2 disc hybrid 2020 and it was like night and day, so its worth paying the extra in my opinion for a better branded bike.


Obviously you can pay more for a Trek but bikes are more about the components fitted than the brand. Get a bike with decent components that are adjusted correctly and it should work well whatever the brand. Trek don't make their own bikes they buy from factories in the far east. I know many of their carbon fibre bike frames and forks are made by Quest Composites but don't know where their standard bikes are made. This Romet is rubbish because its all low end components.
I love Costco and their stuff is usually great value, but they are way off the mark with the bikes they sell. I don't think this is good value - you would be better looking at Decathlon, Go Outdoors, even Halfords, for a bike in this price range with better components.

It's tough to get a bike atm due to the surge in demand, but I would really recommend trying bikes at Evans, Decathlon etc before getting this one. With their huge buying power I don't know why Costco don't team up with some of the big manufacturers, rather than sell these Polish made bikes that usually sell through Littlewoods etc., unless they don't want to undermine their local dealers.
aurora02/06/2020 17:39

I love Costco and their stuff is usually great value, but they are way off …I love Costco and their stuff is usually great value, but they are way off the mark with the bikes they sell. I don't think this is good value - you would be better looking at Decathlon, Go Outdoors, even Halfords, for a bike in this price range with better components.It's tough to get a bike atm due to the surge in demand, but I would really recommend trying bikes at Evans, Decathlon etc before getting this one. With their huge buying power I don't know why Costco don't team up with some of the big manufacturers, rather than sell these Polish made bikes that usually sell through Littlewoods etc., unless they don't want to undermine their local dealers.


A quick look on the Romet site shows lots of decent bikes but this Rambler R6.1 isn't one of them. You wonder at what price the decent models would be in the UK if this junk spec bike sells for £250. I doubt the decent Romet's would be competitive with Halfords, Go Outdoors or Decathlon pricing.

It's a Polish brand but are they made in Poland, the bikes look very generic chinese bikes and they even seem to rebrand Chinese motorcycles too. At best they might assemble the bikes from all Chinese parts but who cares. That adds nothing in real terms many Chinese bikes are well assembled but ultimately if the parts are low cost entry level parts the bike will never be great.

Ultimately if you have a Chinese bike rebranded and imported by a Polish company who then sells that stock to an american retailer you have a far more complex logistics model than someone like Halfords who just go direct to the factory and retail the bikes directly in their store. You also have all the issues that Costco cannot support the purchase themselves so must allow a higher margin for returns etc.
The bikes they sell in Costco USA get really good reviews in YouTube. Obviously we don't get them in the UK
think this is the first time ive seen a costco deal be seen as really poor value before
Every single review on here bad.


............ deal voted hot.
PennyTrader04/06/2020 09:26

£214.99 now ? …£214.99 now ? https://www.costco.co.uk/Week32-P8W4-WhatsNew/Romet-Rambler-R6-JR-Hardtail-Mountain-Bike-in-Graphite/p/331023_Graphite


I received (15'') today, and so far my kid is happy with it. In fact i paid for 6.0 and received 6.1. What is interesting is that Cosco, has 19'' instore which is not on website.
Edited by: "bigN13" 4th Jun
bigN1304/06/2020 22:52

I received (15'') today, and so far my kid is happy with it. In fact i …I received (15'') today, and so far my kid is happy with it. In fact i paid for 6.0 and received 6.1. What is interesting is that Cosco, has 19'' instore which is not on website.


What was the price for 19" in store amd which branch please?
yozzman123402/06/2020 18:26

The bikes they sell in Costco USA get really good reviews in YouTube. …The bikes they sell in Costco USA get really good reviews in YouTube. Obviously we don't get them in the UK


Yeah I saw they did a fatbike manufactured by Giant for $299, great value and looked very well made as are most bikes manufactured by Giant, bargain! Sadly when I look at Costco in the UK I don't see the point of them because you can often find the same goods cheaper elsewhere with minimal effort.
bonzobanana05/06/2020 14:37

Yeah I saw they did a fatbike manufactured by Giant for $299, great value …Yeah I saw they did a fatbike manufactured by Giant for $299, great value and looked very well made as are most bikes manufactured by Giant, bargain! Sadly when I look at Costco in the UK I don't see the point of them because you can often find the same goods cheaper elsewhere with minimal effort.


We get our water , 40 bottles for £3.20 .
Chicken nuggets and tenders are the best quality you will get in the uk . Yes £10 for a huge bag but last a while .
When spirits and beers are in offer they are a good price but only when on offer .
You making huge savings on tools and camping equipment.
But lots of other things are stupidly expensive.
I bought an igloo cooler last week from there £41 . Next best price anywhere in the uk was £60 and most £70 . So that saving alone pays for my trade card for a year .
Shrinivas_Naik05/06/2020 14:14

What was the price for 19" in store amd which branch please?


last week it was £214 in Cardiff branch, more than 10 availible. The 19'' quality wise seems slightly better than 15'', 6.1 version.
bonzobanana02/06/2020 13:32

This isn't really a mountain bike, it's mountain bike style. The …This isn't really a mountain bike, it's mountain bike style. The components fitted to it are not even entry level for use off-road. I'd be very wary of buying such a bike, they are very high maintenance and inefficient. Keep cheap bikes simple, you don't want suspension or 21 speeds. Something basic with rigid forks and just 6 gears will be easier to maintain and more reliable. It's really down to your requirements but 3x7 freewheel drivetrains need frequent adjustment and maintenance and you have to learn how to avoid certain gears in use because of an excessive angled chain line.https://www.halfords.com/bikes/mountain-bikes/indi-atb-1-mens-mountain-bike-19in-frame-588217.html


@bonzobanana is this Halford bike good for cycling beginners ? I am 5'8" and looking for bike to accompany my little girl who has just learnt to ride the bike independently so would be mostly riding in city.
I don't know anything about bike maintenance and trying to keep my budget under £150. Would you recommend buying this one or going for a used expensive bike.. ?
Nik198217/06/2020 23:13

@bonzobanana is this Halford bike good for cycling beginners ? I am 5'8" …@bonzobanana is this Halford bike good for cycling beginners ? I am 5'8" and looking for bike to accompany my little girl who has just learnt to ride the bike independently so would be mostly riding in city.I don't know anything about bike maintenance and trying to keep my budget under £150. Would you recommend buying this one or going for a used expensive bike.. ?


Which halfords bike?
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