Silverfox Black 24 Black DS Cycle argos £65.99
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Silverfox Black 24 Black DS Cycle argos £65.99

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Found 7th Apr 2009Made hot 12th Apr 2009
21 gears.

Gear type: twist grip.

Front brakes: Disc.

Rear brakes: Disc.

Frame type: Y-frame.

Steel frame.

Black alloy rims.

Frame size: 16in.

Wheel size: 24in

Suitable for leg measurement 24 to 28in.

Suitable for ages 9 to 13 years.

Bell included.

For the benefit of all the people who do not read all the above such as...

Wheel size: 24in

Suitable for leg measurement 24 to 28in.

Suitable for ages 9 to 13 years.

ITS A KIDS BIKE!!!

It wont save you petrol - it wont have expensive components - ITS FOR CHILDREN TO PLAY ON - Geeeeeeeeeeeezzzzzzz!!!!!!!!!





- ibiza

24 Comments

i bought it 2 weeks back ,easy to assemble ,works fine .good thing is we can collect it from store no need to wait.

Banned

is this the same brand as muddy fox ????

No, it has the word Fox in name though

Wouldn't inflict these sorts of heavy, bargain bin type bikes on kids myself, but they are cheap. /shrug.

looks like a bargain bike for my little lad, looks like santa's coming early this year lol

fluffy-k;4902213

No, it has the word Fox in name though ;)Wouldn't inflict these sorts of … No, it has the word Fox in name though ;)Wouldn't inflict these sorts of heavy, bargain bin type bikes on kids myself, but they are cheap. /shrug.



silverfox used to be owned by muddyfox but are now owned by Universal Cycles, who also now own muddyfox

Heavier than a motorbike I'd wager.

:pirate: CJ :pirate:

after reading the comments on argos's site, can anyone tell me the measurement from ground to top of seat in its lowered position please
my son is big for a 9 year old but some of the comments suggest the description is wrong, otherwise it looks a great bike and i deffo want one so long as he can ride it

is it an adult bike?

Its Not Heavy Working Fine

fluffy-k;4902213

No, it has the word Fox in name though ;)Wouldn't inflict these sorts of … No, it has the word Fox in name though ;)Wouldn't inflict these sorts of heavy, bargain bin type bikes on kids myself, but they are cheap. /shrug.



Its a kids bike - so aluminium, magnesium, anythinglightium is pretty irrelevant, as the style of the bike is one to take abuse. The only downside with steel frame is the potential to rust - which is unlikely to happen with pretty basic care over the years your kids are likely to use it.

With off road tyres it will never keep up with a kids racer or hybrid style bike, so the speed lost to the tyres suspension and frame will all be beneficial if they use their bikes for rougher things - that are likely to leave the other aforementioned bikes with bent wheels, or perhaps damaged frames.

Even if the wheels on this do buckle after abuse -it would have to be really bad before it would become a problem - as it has disks brakes so wobbly rims don't matter as much.

Alternately get your kids some bike that costs half a grand and then worry about their abusing it and it being nicked.

http://www.argos.co.uk/wcsstore/argos/images/129-3321810A70UC516059X.jpg

What age range is this for?
For pottering around by the river with small adult friends/girls suit this?

rahat78;4902905

Its Not Heavy


Cheap crap frame with cheap crap compenents.
If it's not heavy then it's somehow defying the laws of physics :-D

Looks like a bag of crap, and it is a bag of crap.
But if you're happy with paying £65 for a bike, then that's not the sort of thing you would care about (or even understand)...

Phil21;4904507

Cheap crap frame with cheap crap compenents.If it's not heavy then it's … Cheap crap frame with cheap crap compenents.If it's not heavy then it's somehow defying the laws of physics :-DLooks like a bag of crap, and it is a bag of crap.But if you're happy with paying £65 for a bike, then that's not the sort of thing you would care about (or even understand)...



some people fail to grasp that a bike for a 9 year old will get dropped, thrown, fallen off, used for a goalpost etc etc
what you need here is the jcb of the bikeworld not the ferrari of the bike world, i honestly dont know why some people post in here, you want to pay £3-400 for a 9 year old then go ahead, for the normal people out there this seems the ideal sort of bike!!!

now did anyone manage to measure the seat height from the ground yet? it would be really helpfull after looking at some of the posts on argos's site

ibiza;4903410

Its a kids bike - so aluminium, magnesium, anythinglightium is pretty … Its a kids bike - so aluminium, magnesium, anythinglightium is pretty irrelevant, as the style of the bike is one to take abuse. The only downside with steel frame is the potential to rust - which is unlikely to happen with pretty basic care over the years your kids are likely to use it.



The problem with these bikes is are they are not really fit for purpose, they look like XC bikes but are so heavy, and the suspension is so awful that they are impossible to ofroad on. Plus, all the faux XC stuff makes them actually worse on the road too. A lighter, simpler bike, like a MTB with no suspension, will be less likely to break and more fun for the kid imo, doesn't have to cost much more than these supermarket specials either.

Cool price - that's another hot vote
Sure - it'll be steel and a little heavier than others but at £65 it is just about disposable.
Not available for store pick-up unfortunately so need to add £5.80 for delivery

Ordered and delivery on Wednesday in good tiem for my lads birthday. The reviews on Argos would indicate a high level of satisfaction.

Phil21;4904507

Cheap crap frame with cheap crap compenents.If it's not heavy then it's … Cheap crap frame with cheap crap compenents.If it's not heavy then it's somehow defying the laws of physics :-DLooks like a bag of crap, and it is a bag of crap.But if you're happy with paying £65 for a bike, then that's not the sort of thing you would care about (or even understand)...




For the benefit of the hard of thinking...

Kids bikes get entirely abused - all the kit on them is invariably cheap - as there is no point in shoving XT on something that will not have to handle massive pressures while cycling hard while remaining as light as possible. But will take massive abuse from being used as unintended - so heavier and robust is better.

The frames also tend to be chromoly at best - but as its their strength that matters most rather than stremgth balanced with lightness and longevity - then steel is the strongest for the money

So stop trying to spec an adults bike and make it apply to a kids bike too.

It looks like the post I replied to thinks its a bike for big people too!!! :whistling: :whistling: :whistling:

i just want a bike that has a few gears, has some suspension, and brakes that stop the bike.

65 quid for a bike that HAS a brand. and does all the these, i think il be quite pleased tbh.

i only wana get from A to B. save myself some petrol. and get there without the wheels falling off. if the bike turns out to be a good/semi good bike that wud be a bonus?

but less than 75quid for a bike....cant even find that for myself on halfords. cheapest bike is 88 quid!

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i must admit the colour of the bike is amazing! its hard to find a black bike like this thats pure black!! if anyone see's a pure black bike thats good bulid etc then feel free to post me a link on here so i can see! must be pure black!! thanks
thing is this is 9-13 yrs old but iam not that tall lol but weight counts too lol and i'am 24 but doubt age is a issue. . ..

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what a bunch of muppets posting.
looks like the bike snobs are out in force tonight.
i bet these people who say spend hundreds on a bike wouldnt even let their kids near a bike, more like wrapped in cotton wool, plonked infront of the tv or computer.

Deal does seem good, got a very similar bike for my 10 year about a year and half ago. I wouldn't buy a brand new one though (rrp is way too much imho) , these are very cheap second hand, on that popular auction site. There is no market for these secondhand, so they go for pennies. I paid £10 for my sons, and to be honest, the Y frame design is performance limiting, gears and brakes are hard to adjust so they work 100%. On the plus side though It is disposable , kids leave it outside, generally abuse it and if it gets stolen, its no big deal! My suggestion is if the bike in this deal suits you , then its a hot deal, the bikes colour, the words written on the frame, the sporty look and the shiny paint etc. Alternatively, £65 could get you a higher quality 2nd user bike, or a fleet of 6 cheap and cheerful disposable bikes. Voted hot "purely" on the deal.

got bike 2day.

quick assembly. had to tweak the front disc brakes a bit but ud expect that. gears and stuff are all working fine. the grip shift is a bit stiff but i can imagine that settling in and bit after some use.

good tyres with the bike and everything seems solid. suspension is quite soft, which is fine, im never guna do any hardcore biking with this, i mean A i cant! and B i only want it to cycle to work and possibly down to the park everynow and then with some friends.

but for 70quid a very good looking bike and looks to be quite durable too. quite pleased with it really. and a monkey cud put it together!!

i do have to say tho, i am 26-27 inside leg, and with the seat fully down i am just able to touch the floor when sat on the saddle. so just something to keep in mind guys!:)

yippy8888;4927912

got bike 2day. quick assembly. had to tweak the front disc brakes a bit … got bike 2day. quick assembly. had to tweak the front disc brakes a bit but ud expect that. gears and stuff are all working fine. the grip shift is a bit stiff but i can imagine that settling in and bit after some use. good tyres with the bike and everything seems solid. suspension is quite soft, which is fine, im never guna do any hardcore biking with this, i mean A i cant! and B i only want it to cycle to work and possibly down to the park everynow and then with some friends. but for 70quid a very good looking bike and looks to be quite durable too. quite pleased with it really. and a monkey cud put it together!!i do have to say tho, i am 26-27 inside leg, and with the seat fully down i am just able to touch the floor when sat on the saddle. so just something to keep in mind guys!:)




are you saying that the bike can be used for adults also?

how old are you mate?

I couldn't buy this from store- all sold out or unavailable

Bought on-line. Arrived 3 days later.

I have to say that for £65 this is an astounding deal. It appears well built and looks the business.
It is a steel frame and as such probably heavier than its aluminium equivalent but the frame is a Y frame and small and it weights a maximum of 17Kg (total packaged - from box label).

My lad loves it. He is marginally above average height and age 12 in May. It is perfectly sized for him and will last for another 2 years (it comes with a shorter and a longer saddle stem for cater for different height requirements).

A precaution though - not built for jumping etc. so perhaps better for the more sedate youngsters - but hey - for the money you couldn't do better - this said, if I'd been looking to spend what this bikes alleged RRP was, I'd have probably looked further afield for a lighter frame.

Cheers OP, just what I was looking for. A few years use for kid No1, then off to the recycling center! Have any of the posters suggesting spending a fortune on a kids bike actually got children?
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