Rutland fully equipped hybrid bike, alloy men's and ladies' frames, Shimano, etc. reduced from £299.99 to just £159.99 (47% off). Possibly less with code (see thread). @ Rutland Cycling
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Rutland fully equipped hybrid bike, alloy men's and ladies' frames, Shimano, etc. reduced from £299.99 to just £159.99 (47% off). Possibly less with code (see thread). @ Rutland Cycling

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Found 31st MarEdited by:"Besford"
ONLY LADIES' SMALL LEFT NOW!

I was just browsing Rutland's Spring deals and came across this: a fully equipped bike (men's or ladies') for just £159.99. Alloy frame; 18 speed Shimano; mudguards; lights; basket; even a lock included! That's around £50 of 'extras' elsewhere.

Rutland have a very good reputation and deal mostly in mid to upper end bikes. It's unlikely that they would put their own name on one of those supermarket BSOs and you are dealing with a proper bike retailer which will understand and correct any problems. If you live near enough to collect it they'll set it up for you too.

This won't be the right bike for everyone but for local commuting and leisure riding I doubt you'll find better at this price.

It's worth a look through the Rutland site for other bikes too - some very big discounts on all sorts of bikes.

"Free Delivery over £10. All of our bicycles are fully built by our experienced and certified mechanics prior to delivery; all you will need to do is turn the handlebars and fit some pedals."


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Love the bike, just need to know, i have a small friend who's desperate to get home, is the basket at the front big enough to carry a small..umm..person with a big head and a long finger?
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When I was a lad....
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Ladies' frame in white.
Love the bike, just need to know, i have a small friend who's desperate to get home, is the basket at the front big enough to carry a small..umm..person with a big head and a long finger?
Thanks for posting. Does anyone know the weight of the bike?
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HyperLuminal14 m ago

Love the bike, just need to know, i have a small friend who's desperate to …Love the bike, just need to know, i have a small friend who's desperate to get home, is the basket at the front big enough to carry a small..umm..person with a big head and a long finger?


I understand the basket was designed with that kind of need in mind (but copyright rules mean it can't be advertised that way)!
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Elecia14 m ago

Thanks for posting. Does anyone know the weight of the bike?


Not given by Rutland. Light frame but with all the extra kit it isn't going to be super light. My guess would be somewhere around the 13-15kg range. Still much less than a 'traditional' bike of a few years ago. If you don't need the basket that could come off and save a bit.

In reality a kg or so either way isn't going to make much difference on this kind of bike unless you have to lift it onto a car roof or similar.
Besford7 m ago

I understand the basket was designed with that kind of need in mind (but …I understand the basket was designed with that kind of need in mind (but copyright rules mean it can't be advertised that way)!


Excellent news. I shall buy one and wait for a full moon.
HyperLuminal27 m ago

Love the bike, just need to know, i have a small friend who's desperate to …Love the bike, just need to know, i have a small friend who's desperate to get home, is the basket at the front big enough to carry a small..umm..person with a big head and a long finger?


You need one of these,
ebikesbyrevolve.com/pro…et/

The front of the saddle has less taper for those with an extra testicle
Edited by: "gazdoubleu" 31st Mar
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HyperLuminal3 m ago

Excellent news. I shall buy one and wait for a full moon.


No need - with the latest LED lighting systems these are now all year round 'people' carriers!
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When I was a lad....
Or if HAVE6 doesn't apply, go for, SAVE5.
Great deal!
HyperLuminal1 h, 37 m ago

Love the bike, just need to know, i have a small friend who's desperate to …Love the bike, just need to know, i have a small friend who's desperate to get home, is the basket at the front big enough to carry a small..umm..person with a big head and a long finger?



Do they have an apppropriate visa/permission to be in the UK? .......
SAVE10 worked for me . 10£ off
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afroylnt27 m ago

Do they have an apppropriate visa/permission to be in the UK? ....... …Do they have an apppropriate visa/permission to be in the UK? .......


Shhhh!
afroylnt44 m ago

Do they have an apppropriate visa/permission to be in the UK? ....... …Do they have an apppropriate visa/permission to be in the UK? .......


NOT really. You could say he's an illegal..alien
I need some luggage for the front. Is this suitable for a basket case?
Great deal
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screamingninja3 m ago

I need some luggage for the front. Is this suitable for a basket case?


Perfect for it!
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If you're looking for bikes but this isn't right for you as you want something 'sportier' this one may be better for £20 more; I've just checked and all sizes are still available:
hotukdeals.com/dea…650
Free 24 hour delivery too... which erm, means Tuesday because of Easter. Oh well.
Good value but shame it has a quill stem and gripshift.

Mudguards and lights being included is great but that lock is throw away. Don't rely on it.
Edited by: "supermann" 31st Mar
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supermann6 m ago

Good value but shame it has a quill stem and gripshift. Mudguards and …Good value but shame it has a quill stem and gripshift. Mudguards and lights being included is great but that lock is throw away. Don't rely on it.


You're not wrong but the trouble is that decent locks are £30 and upwards and weigh a ton (well, a lot anyway). I guess on a cheap bike like this the lock is just to discourage an amateur trying to get home and hope they take the one with no lock at all! This bike isn't going to attract the 'cool kid' bike thieves after something they can't afford.
Besford3 m ago

You're not wrong but the trouble is that decent locks are £30 and upwards …You're not wrong but the trouble is that decent locks are £30 and upwards and weigh a ton (well, a lot anyway). I guess on a cheap bike like this the lock is just to discourage an amateur trying to get home and hope they take the one with no lock at all! This bike isn't going to attract the 'cool kid' bike thieves after something they can't afford.


Indeed.

Should also note that there are a number of bikes reduced at Decathlon.


decathlon.co.uk/C-9…ale


The £129 one would probably be comprable to this thing. Not sure if it has an aluminium frame though.
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supermann1 h, 4 m ago

Indeed.Should also note that there are a number of bikes reduced at …Indeed.Should also note that there are a number of bikes reduced at Decathlon. https://www.decathlon.co.uk/C-955314-cycling-saleThe £129 one would probably be comprable to this thing. Not sure if it has an aluminium frame though.


Strange comparison really: the Decathlon one has a steel frame and none of the accessories; you have to move up to the £199 one for an alloy frame and still no extras. You may not want one of these Rutland bikes (I don't either) but you really should distinguish between it and a supermarket bike rather than the rather sniffy 'this thing' comment. I'm all for encouraging more people to cycle and they're unlikely to start with a big budget bike but if we can discourage them from buying the really bad stuff which puts people off then that's great.
Edited by: "Besford" 31st Mar
Besford1 h, 36 m ago

If you're looking for bikes but this isn't right for you as you want …If you're looking for bikes but this isn't right for you as you want something 'sportier' this one may be better for £20 more; I've just checked and all sizes are still available:https://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/carrera-axle-hybrid-bike-in-red-was-330-down-to-180-at-halfords-2912650



The Rutland bike you posted is better because its black and has lots of extras. I refrained from the red coloured carrera because it is easily spotted by Bike thieves and doesnt offer much else. Not sure if the british cycling discount works instore as its a sale item.
screamingninja1 h, 45 m ago

I need some luggage for the front. Is this suitable for a basket case?


Well alllegedly the UK's brexit team's written description of the relationship they want with the EU post brexit, fits in with room to spare if that helps....
HyperLuminal4 h, 30 m ago

Love the bike, just need to know, i have a small friend who's desperate to …Love the bike, just need to know, i have a small friend who's desperate to get home, is the basket at the front big enough to carry a small..umm..person with a big head and a long finger?


Does your friend want to 'phone home' before you purchase the bike?
I can't see where you put the code or choose Saturday delivery option.
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cowboybar6661 h, 25 m ago

I can't see where you put the code or choose Saturday delivery option. …I can't see where you put the code or choose Saturday delivery option.


As you go through to the basket to checkout there's a line which says "Enter your promotion code". Several delivery options and the free one is next day: I guess if you call them they may be prepared to hold despatch until Friday? Stock seems to be running out so don't delay!
Edited by: "Besford" 31st Mar
Thank you Besford. Was looking for a new bike so have gone for this. SAVE10 code can be added on the checkout screen before entering address etc. Got the bike for £149.99.
bikester.co.uk/ort…tml This looks a great hybrid touring bike for £200 good reviews on it.
Besford6 h, 9 m ago

You're not wrong but the trouble is that decent locks are £30 and upwards …You're not wrong but the trouble is that decent locks are £30 and upwards and weigh a ton (well, a lot anyway). I guess on a cheap bike like this the lock is just to discourage an amateur trying to get home and hope they take the one with no lock at all! This bike isn't going to attract the 'cool kid' bike thieves after something they can't afford.


plastic coated chain and a decent weather padlock £15.
Great price but well out of date spec. A miss for me.
HyperLuminal11 h, 26 m ago

Love the bike, just need to know, i have a small friend who's desperate to …Love the bike, just need to know, i have a small friend who's desperate to get home, is the basket at the front big enough to carry a small..umm..person with a big head and a long finger?


And a face like a squashed Brussels sprout?

Also - is the frame airworthy? No reason, just asking...
nmd874 h, 19 m ago

Thank you Besford. Was looking for a new bike so have gone for this. …Thank you Besford. Was looking for a new bike so have gone for this. SAVE10 code can be added on the checkout screen before entering address etc. Got the bike for £149.99.


Rutland also (or at least did) have quite keen quidco rates which they honour on top of discount codes. I just got 35 quid back on top of a 55% discount - happy days!
My miss's is 5ft 8. What size frame will she need. I see the small is the only size available in the white ladies
Cunningstunt118 m ago

My miss's is 5ft 8. What size frame will she need. I see the small is the …My miss's is 5ft 8. What size frame will she need. I see the small is the only size available in the white ladies



Probably too small but it depends on her leg length and how high the saddle and handlebar can be raised. The best thing would be to measure her leg length then ring them 0330 555 0080 seems to be the number.
Don't see how this bike was ever worth £300, its a very basic tourney drivetrain with freewheel and low end quill stem. £160 is a fair price but £300 was never realistic for what you were getting.

Best buy at the moment for a cheap hybrid appears to be this one at Decathlon.

decathlon.co.uk/riv…tml

Most of the btwin bikes look terrible they are either ruined by low end suspension or a basic freewheel drivetrain but this one looks really good. It's got a higher quality freehub based drivetrain with cassette and only £129. Yes its a steel frame but really there is nothing wrong with a steel frame and forks, can be more comfortable, longer lasting and stronger.

Important point though the bike has a load capacity including the bike weight of 100kg so allowing for the bike weight you really need to weigh 85kg or less. Btwin has the lowest rider weight capacity of any brand I know but if you are 85kg or under it would be my preferred option around this price point. It's a relatively light bike for a steel frame but this is probably reflected in lack of reinforcing in the frame and lower rider weight limit. It should be a joy to ride with crisp gear changes and need little maintenance compared to freewheel equipped bikes.
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bonzobanana20 m ago

Don't see how this bike was ever worth £300, its a very basic tourney …Don't see how this bike was ever worth £300, its a very basic tourney drivetrain with freewheel and low end quill stem. £160 is a fair price but £300 was never realistic for what you were getting. Best buy at the moment for a cheap hybrid appears to be this one at Decathlon.https://www.decathlon.co.uk/riverside-120-hybrid-bike-id_8379017.htmlMost of the btwin bikes look terrible they are either ruined by low end suspension or a basic freewheel drivetrain but this one looks really good. It's got a higher quality freehub based drivetrain with cassette and only £129. Yes its a steel frame but really there is nothing wrong with a steel frame and forks, can be more comfortable, longer lasting and stronger.Important point though the bike has a load capacity including the bike weight of 100kg so allowing for the bike weight you really need to weigh 85kg or less. Btwin has the lowest rider weight capacity of any brand I know but if you are 85kg or under it would be my preferred option around this price point. It's a relatively light bike for a steel frame but this is probably reflected in lack of reinforcing in the frame and lower rider weight limit. It should be a joy to ride with crisp gear changes and need little maintenance compared to freewheel equipped bikes.


Plus mudguards; plus lights; plus basket; plus lock! You seem to over-analyse and get hung up on freewheel vs cassette: it's a cheap bike with lots of kit which will be far better than a supermarket BSO! Buying from Rutland you're dealing with a proper bike supplier who will set it up and sort any problems too (yes, I have bought from them and yes they are very good if you have any issues). Who cares what the claimed original price was: it's bl**dy good value at today's price. I suggest this and the decathlon one are not direct competitors and I certainly wouldn't buy a new bike with a steel frame. Why not post the Decathlon one and a different audience may vote that hot too? Your liking for Sports Direct as a bike supplier is a bit worrying though.
Edited by: "Besford" 1st Apr
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