Shockwave SUS 850 Bike was £219 now £109.99 + 10% off @ Halfords
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Shockwave SUS 850 Bike was £219 now £109.99 + 10% off @ Halfords

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Found 29th Jul 2008
I was looking for a bike for a while I wanted to get one for about £100 and I saw this one in the store for £109.99 that was half price. Then I was going to order it online and collect it and saw the extra 10% and I was very happy. here is the details of the bike. There are other bikes on the website that are half price but I think this one is the best value.

Halfords offer an excellent range of Mountain Bikes and Bike Accessories at competitive prices! We have a great range of mens mountain bikes available. Shockwave SUS 850 Mens Mountain Bike has 18 speed Shimano gears. We also have a great selection of cycle accessories available.

Features and Benefits:

* Hi-tensile 18 " steel frame
* Front and rear suspension
* 18 speed Shimano gears
* Twist SRAM Grip Shifter
* Front and rear disc brakes for optimum braking
* Weight: approx. 17.5kg
* Bike accessories also available

Specification subject to change without notice.

13 Comments

Voed hot, I think

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quidco too i think

it should last a coupla months at least... :P

Original Poster

Yes you can get an extra 4% off using quidco. Thanks for that umanga.

As i know nothing technical about bikes, but want to get one after a LONG term injury (especially at this price), can anyone tell me why this is so cold?

speg;2625576

As i know nothing technical about bikes, but want to get one after a LONG … As i know nothing technical about bikes, but want to get one after a LONG term injury (especially at this price), can anyone tell me why this is so cold?



I reckon it's cold because there is no roof, doors etc so when it rains or snows it's actually freezing.

Deal voted hot by me though :thumbsup:

speg;2625576

As i know nothing technical about bikes, but want to get one after a LONG … As i know nothing technical about bikes, but want to get one after a LONG term injury (especially at this price), can anyone tell me why this is so cold?



Various reasons


* Hi-tensile 18 " steel frame - Steel is way too heavy and is almost never used in modern mountain-bikes. There are a few exceptions to this rule, but the quality of steel used is a million times better than this.

* Front and rear suspension - Rear suspension isn't needed for most types of riding. Anyone who thinks its added to aid comfort is completely wrong.

* 18 speed Shimano gears - 6-speed rear cassettes are only used on kids bikes these days (and for the past 5 years)

* Twist SRAM Grip Shifter - Cheapest branded shifters money can buy

* Front and rear disc brakes for optimum braking - Cable operated and so poorly cast that they will never work properly

* Weight: approx. 17.5kg - Nearly 40lbs! (modern 8-9" travel downhill bikes can weight this)

Speg what injury are you recovering from? Cycling isn't always the best choice in some circumstances.

Anyone whos considering buying one of these, please don't. You'd get so much more out of something like ]this in last year's colour and available now for £169 (just an example)

Disgusting, cheap bikes like these do nothing for the rider and generally turn them off cycling.

teambintip;2625734

Various reasons* Hi-tensile 18 " steel frame - Steel is way too heavy and … Various reasons* Hi-tensile 18 " steel frame - Steel is way too heavy and is almost never used in modern mountain-bikes. There are a few exceptions to this rule, but the quality of steel used is a million times better than this.* Front and rear suspension - Rear suspension isn't needed for most types of riding. Anyone who thinks its added to aid comfort is completely wrong.* 18 speed Shimano gears - 6-speed rear cassettes are only used on kids bikes these days (and for the past 5 years)* Twist SRAM Grip Shifter - Cheapest branded shifters money can buy* Front and rear disc brakes for optimum braking - Cable operated and so poorly cast that they will never work properly* Weight: approx. 17.5kg - Nearly 40lbs! (modern 8-9" travel downhill bikes can weight this)Speg what injury are you recovering from? Cycling isn't always the best choice in some circumstances.Anyone whos considering buying one of these, please don't. You'd get so much more out of something like ]this in last year's colour and available now for £169 (just an example)Disgusting, cheap bikes like these do nothing for the rider and generally turn them off cycling.



great post, completly agree.

teambintip;2625734

Various reasons* Hi-tensile 18 " steel frame - Steel is way too heavy and … Various reasons* Hi-tensile 18 " steel frame - Steel is way too heavy and is almost never used in modern mountain-bikes. There are a few exceptions to this rule, but the quality of steel used is a million times better than this.* Front and rear suspension - Rear suspension isn't needed for most types of riding. Anyone who thinks its added to aid comfort is completely wrong.* 18 speed Shimano gears - 6-speed rear cassettes are only used on kids bikes these days (and for the past 5 years)* Twist SRAM Grip Shifter - Cheapest branded shifters money can buy* Front and rear disc brakes for optimum braking - Cable operated and so poorly cast that they will never work properly* Weight: approx. 17.5kg - Nearly 40lbs! (modern 8-9" travel downhill bikes can weight this)Speg what injury are you recovering from? Cycling isn't always the best choice in some circumstances.Anyone whos considering buying one of these, please don't. You'd get so much more out of something like ]this in last year's colour and available now for £169 (just an example)Disgusting, cheap bikes like these do nothing for the rider and generally turn them off cycling.



Excellent! Thanks for that.
Cycling is fine. I had (still have) prolapsed disc in my lumbar spine at 24. Had weekly physio for near on 5 years. Cleared to get back in the gym as of end of 07. Cycling is a big part of my routine. Just fancied doing it outdoors as an alternative to stationary indoors.

Now running on the other hand is very much a no no. Too much impact.

So a bike with the sort of specs you linked to would be right?

The Boulders fine but if you're already pretty fit you'll find it's limits quite quickly. Buy as good as you can afford. Spending more on a new bike gets you a far, far better spec than buying cheap and adding bits.

Giant is the biggest bike manufacturer in the world and has the same quality control on their £200 models as they do on ones costing £3000. Bigger brands are the best for budget bikes definately.

I'd agree with you Speg, running hurts my knees way too much. And personally i find it a bit boring.:)

teambintip;2626003

The Boulders fine but if you're already pretty fit you'll find it's … The Boulders fine but if you're already pretty fit you'll find it's limits quite quickly. Buy as good as you can afford. Spending more on a new bike gets you a far, far better spec than buying cheap and adding bits. Giant is the biggest bike manufacturer in the world and has the same quality control on their £200 models as they do on ones costing £3000. Bigger brands are the best for budget bikes definately.I'd agree with you Speg, running hurts my knees way too much. And personally i find it a bit boring.:)



Wouldn't know how to add bits anyway!!
So a Giant for upwards of £200 would be good.
The impact from running affects my back, but also my knees. Had a couple of ops on them too!
29 with dodgy knees and a bad back. Sounds like I'm falling apart. :-D

Thanks a lot for your advice.

Capitalist;2625646

I reckon it's cold because there is no roof, doors etc so when it rains … I reckon it's cold because there is no roof, doors etc so when it rains or snows it's actually freezing. :p:





haha well put
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