Solar Stealth 26" Mens' Mountain Bike @ Tesco - Online & Instore
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Solar Stealth 26" Mens' Mountain Bike @ Tesco - Online & Instore

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Found 20th Aug 2011
This is now half price reduced from £100 - both Male & Female versions available. Can be ordered online & available instore, while stock is available.

If ordered online, delivery is £5 extra but if you collect instore delivery is free.

137 Comments

Don't try and buy any full suspension bike for less than 750 quid!

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BSO

Alinshearah

BSO


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Solar powered?
For only £50?
Cool!

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harlzter

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Bicycle shaped object

For off road use, forget it! But as a cheap and cheerful bike to take to the shops and use around town this is fine. Nobody will want to pinch it that's for sure!

I used to think, how do they make these so cheap? That changed when I was speaking to one of the guys who sells the bikes in Halfords and he told me they buy their cheap own branded full suspension bikes for between £7-£10 from china!!

But I'm not knocking this bike, because like everything else from Tesco, if it goes pear shaped while within the 12 months warranty, take it back and either walk out with a new one or a full refund. I took a Muddyfox back to them after finding out how poor they are now, my Quidco tracked and paid out, so good on you Tesco

£50 = HOT for me

nearly fellover these in borehamwood store entrance yesterday tesco VERY keen to get shot of these you have been warned

Edited by: "seanjames" 21st Aug 2011

warned about what exactly?
It might actually do basic cycling?
So annoying these posts

Bike brigade out in force as usual. Its a bike for 50 quid. It'll never go anywhere near offroad and if/when it falls apart after a year, Tesco will have more in.. Whats the problem?

never quite sure who these are aimed at. probably that person who hasn't ridden in ages and thinks 'at that price it's worth getting back on the saddle'.
shame is that this will put them off riding for the rest of their lives then sit idle in some shed or back yard rusting away.
heavy heavy heavy and unreliable. just because it's cheap, doesn't mean its a bargain. spend a little more and buy a hardtail. rant over.

Heavy, badly built and the pedals will snap. I bought a similar cheap bike from sports direct. Used it twice

If you must have one though there is a five off forty tesco voucher in the mail on sunday

Probably not a great biking experience but there was a decent bike deal on here for £100 not so long back but then again that's double this price....

http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/b-twin-rockrider-5-0-mountain-bike-shimano-21-speed-anthracite-grey-free-pump-be/982708

I think it's worth paying more if you can afford to your getting a lot more bike for your money.....

Very cheap and heavy, and will break if used much ...but it's 50 quid !



I won the tour de france on one of these..... £50 for a bike got to be good

I bought a bike back in 2001. it was less than £100, made by Excel and full suspension. It is still going strong. So cheap is not always bad. That thing has had a lot of use as well, only stopped using it when my Mrs got an Electra.

OldEnglish

I won the tour de france on one of these..... £50 for a bike got to be … I won the tour de france on one of these..... £50 for a bike got to be good



I've checked though all my records of Tour de France winners....there's no record of anyone ever winning on a £50 bike from Tescos. In 1987, there was a chap who came second on a purple steel framed bike from Argos, but most of the course was downhill that year (plus he had still some Argos vouchers that were about to expire which incentivized him to get the race over with quickly)


Edited by: "HankMcSpank" 21st Aug 2011

Cheaper than a month bus pass in some places, and much better for your health!

Isn't the whole point of off road racing the adrenaline rush?

Surely screaming down a hill at 30mph with the added bonus that the bike is either going to a/ fall apart at any given minute or b/ not going to stop when you want it to is just going to add to that adrenaline rush?

dawns1969

http://direct.tesco.com/q/R.211-5009.aspxkids bmw for 35 quid



Disappointed. That's a BMX, not a BMW. Was about to post it as a separate deal.

ops sorry

At least this has been posted in "Entertainment" rather than "Travel" which seems appropriate.

dawns1969

ops sorry



Forgiven. Just realised my kids don't have a driving license anyway.

Usual bike arguments, problem is something like this will more than likely put you off cycling for life.
I bought my first bike for about £300 & then got hooked & spent loads as it's now a hobby/sport I spend a lot of time at & really enjoy.

I have a couple of bikes including a £2500 cannondale, and would not buy one of these, however there is nothing wrong in paying £50 for one of these for light riding, not everybody wants or has loads of money to spend on a bike, its a personal choice so ignore everyone giving warnings. Yes you get what you pay for, but as someone else has already said, its Tesco so if/when it falls apart, just take it back. HOT from me. (now watch the other serious bikers have a go lol)

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sowotsdis

warned about what exactly?


That, at best it will probably put you off cycling for life.
At worst, it could be downright dangerous.

sowotsdis

So annoying these posts


Yes, damn these people and their useful advice and information! Damn them all to Hell!

Passionpantz

would not buy one of these, however there is nothing wrong in paying £50 … would not buy one of these, however there is nothing wrong in paying £50 for one of these for light riding,


Heh, not sure 'light' riding is the best choice of words


Edited by: "SanTokiMTB" 21st Aug 2011

Pjcity

Probably not a great biking experience but there was a decent bike deal … Probably not a great biking experience but there was a decent bike deal on here for £100 not so long back but then again that's double this price....http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/b-twin-rockrider-5-0-mountain-bike-shimano-21-speed-anthracite-grey-free-pump-be/982708I think it's worth paying more if you can afford to your getting a lot more bike for your money.....


Anyone considering buying this bike even just for the odd trip to the shops and jaunt around town, do yourself a huge favour and follow Pjcity's advice. The Decathlon Rockrider 5.0 is still a cheap & basic bike, but it's nowhere near as heavy, nor is it quite so cheaply made and therefore not horrible to ride. It's probably worth the £99 you pay for it, whereas this bike is barely worth the price Tesco pay for it never mind what they sell it for......Plus, if you were to have any problems with the Rockrider, you can take it back to Decathlon and they'll be able to fix it.

It's not about bike snobbery, but the fact is, you get people who are regular cyclists who can appreciate that for the price, the Rockrider is decent value.

Passionpantz

I have a couple of bikes including a £2500 cannondale, and would not buy … I have a couple of bikes including a £2500 cannondale, and would not buy one of these, however there is nothing wrong in paying £50 for one of these for light riding, not everybody wants or has loads of money to spend on a bike, its a personal choice so ignore everyone giving warnings. Yes you get what you pay for, but as someone else has already said, its Tesco so if/when it falls apart, just take it back. HOT from me. (now watch the other serious bikers have a go lol)


Totally agree, horses for courses, but I think it's a shame that loads of people buying these 'bargains' will understandably end up hating cycling because these bikes are so heavy & hard work to ride & the quality of the components make the whole experience horrible even if you are just going down the road.

One of the heavy bike.

I agree it's not about snobbery. I have two bikes which cost under £200 but there are limits. This is unlikely to much good off road and on road you might as well buy something which has good rolling tyres and there's little need for much suspension. Also something which might last a few years.

Seeing the bike 'experts' are in da house as it were, what do people think of this?

amazon.co.uk/gp/…P52

And no 'I wouldn't touch it as it's less than a thousand pound' comments please

Its a crazy world when people spend £50 on a bike and £500 on a mobile phone.

A decent pair of bike tyres costs more than £50, how can an entire bike for that price be any good.

Edited by: "skdotcom" 21st Aug 2011

Northerndave

Seeing the bike 'experts' are in da house as it were, what do people … Seeing the bike 'experts' are in da house as it were, what do people think of this?[url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.amazon.co.uk%2Fgp%2Fproduct%2FB002BDU87O%2Fref%3Dpd_lpo_k2_dp_sr_2%3Fpf_rd_p%3D103612307%26pf_rd_s%3Dlpo-top-stripe%26pf_rd_t%3D201%26pf_rd_i%3DB004I8VBX0%26pf_rd_m%3DA3P5ROKL5A1OLE%26pf_rd_r%3D0S58QVG1B2ME9ZJSNP52]http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B002BDU87O/ref=pd_lpo_k2_dp_sr_2?pf_rd_p=103612307&pf_rd_s=lpo-top-stripe&pf_rd_t=201&pf_rd_i=B004I8VBX0&pf_rd_m=A3P5ROKL5A1OLE&pf_rd_r=0S58QVG1B2ME9ZJSNP52[/url]And no 'I wouldn't touch it as it's less than a thousand pound' comments please



Do you really need full suspension?

cycleman

Totally agree, horses for courses, but I think it's a shame that loads of … Totally agree, horses for courses, but I think it's a shame that loads of people buying these 'bargains' will understandably end up hating cycling because these bikes are so heavy & hard work to ride & the quality of the components make the whole experience horrible even if you are just going down the road.



I agree with what your saying as well as others about the rockrider being a far better bike for a budget bike, but if people are paying £50 to use it to go to greggs, they are never going to become serious cyclists anyway, least they are burning a few calories off on the way there !!!

skdotcom

Its a crazy world when people spend £50 on a bike and £500 on a mobile p … Its a crazy world when people spend £50 on a bike and £500 on a mobile phone. A decent pair of bike tyres costs more than £50, how can an entire bike for that price be any good.




Thats cos they use the phone everyday and the bike twice a year lol

stefor

I used to think, how do they make these so cheap? That changed when I … I used to think, how do they make these so cheap? That changed when I was speaking to one of the guys who sells the bikes in Halfords and he told me they buy their cheap own branded full suspension bikes for between £7-£10 from china!!But I'm not knocking this bike, because like everything else from Tesco, if it goes pear shaped while within the 12 months warranty, take it back and either walk out with a new one or a full refund. I took a Muddyfox back to them after finding out how poor they are now, my Quidco tracked and paid out, so good on you Tesco :p£50 = HOT for me



That begs the question... How do the manufacturers in China make any money making them at 10 quid a pop? Surely it'll cost more for the metal alone?!

mocmocamoc

Heavy, badly built and the pedals will snap. I bought a similar cheap … Heavy, badly built and the pedals will snap. I bought a similar cheap bike from sports direct. Used it twice




Was it a dunlop? I can get hold of most of those that they do on the site for £40, they are graded and have just a minor scratch or blemish on the frame, its never anything mechanical.

Dunlop are sports direct own brand.

Agree with all the comments about the quality of this bike. Anyone buying a £50 bike knows its not going to be a high end product. I bought a front suspension bike from tesco for about £40 a few years ago. Used a few times out with the kids and its been more than adequate for what I needed. Girlfriend got a £200 bike and its been out fewer times than mine! So for the odd outing which is all most people will do this will be absolutely fine - as long as you take care of the critical safety aspects.
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