Terrain 26 inch Wheel Rigid Black Mens ladies Mountain Bike £89 save £46 free c&c @ Tesco direct
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Terrain 26 inch Wheel Rigid Black Mens ladies Mountain Bike £89 save £46 free c&c @ Tesco direct

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Found 2nd Apr
Terrain 26 inch Wheel Rigid Black Mens Mountain Bike £89 save £46 free c&c @ Tesco direct
Basic model but not a lot to go wrong and easy to maintain.

Ladies version here tesco.com/dir…966
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Wheely good deal.................

I know it's bad but that's all I could think off.

Heat given.
Tesco are so awful at selling bikes. Frame size: 26"! Frame size looks to be 18-20" probably 18" maybe 19" an average size frame that will suit average height men, older boys etc. Despite the description and fitted mountain bike tyres this is really a sort of hybrid bike. It has a quill stem and freewheel based gears so not suitable for proper off road use especially with twist grip gears. Light trails, gravel, pot hole roads ideally. A pretty versatile but heavy road bike really.

Tesco will not be able to offer any real support, they just box shift. You will likely need to adjust gears, tweak spoke tension and adjust brakes.

A few cheap upgrades would be a strong chromoly rear axle for the rear wheel and applying some decent grease to the wheel axles, bottom bracket and headset bearings. If you are mainly using it on the road, slicks or semi-slick tyres would need to be bought.

I had a cheap bike like this in the past, Pagan Arrow (near identical bike is sold as Probike nowadays), was very happy with it but the gearing needed regular adjustment.
No padlock chain required as a thief would be too embarrassed to Nick it
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really good price
Great deal,I am interested
Wheely good deal.................

I know it's bad but that's all I could think off.

Heat given.
Tesco are so awful at selling bikes. Frame size: 26"! Frame size looks to be 18-20" probably 18" maybe 19" an average size frame that will suit average height men, older boys etc. Despite the description and fitted mountain bike tyres this is really a sort of hybrid bike. It has a quill stem and freewheel based gears so not suitable for proper off road use especially with twist grip gears. Light trails, gravel, pot hole roads ideally. A pretty versatile but heavy road bike really.

Tesco will not be able to offer any real support, they just box shift. You will likely need to adjust gears, tweak spoke tension and adjust brakes.

A few cheap upgrades would be a strong chromoly rear axle for the rear wheel and applying some decent grease to the wheel axles, bottom bracket and headset bearings. If you are mainly using it on the road, slicks or semi-slick tyres would need to be bought.

I had a cheap bike like this in the past, Pagan Arrow (near identical bike is sold as Probike nowadays), was very happy with it but the gearing needed regular adjustment.
bonzobanana2nd Apr

Tesco are so awful at selling bikes. Frame size: 26"! Frame size looks to …Tesco are so awful at selling bikes. Frame size: 26"! Frame size looks to be 18-20" probably 18" maybe 19" an average size frame that will suit average height men, older boys etc. Despite the description and fitted mountain bike tyres this is really a sort of hybrid bike. It has a quill stem and freewheel based gears so not suitable for proper off road use especially with twist grip gears. Light trails, gravel, pot hole roads ideally. A pretty versatile but heavy road bike really.Tesco will not be able to offer any real support, they just box shift. You will likely need to adjust gears, tweak spoke tension and adjust brakes.A few cheap upgrades would be a strong chromoly rear axle for the rear wheel and applying some decent grease to the wheel axles, bottom bracket and headset bearings. If you are mainly using it on the road, slicks or semi-slick tyres would need to be bought.I had a cheap bike like this in the past, Pagan Arrow (near identical bike is sold as Probike nowadays), was very happy with it but the gearing needed regular adjustment.


26 inch wheel size. 17 inch frame size.
No padlock chain required as a thief would be too embarrassed to Nick it
Markey8245 m ago

26 inch wheel size. 17 inch frame size.


Where did you get 17" frame size from? Mine is 19" which states ( 19" Frame - Suitable for heights between 5ft 4" - 6ft 1" )
Edited by: "SOUTHWALES" 2nd Apr
SOUTHWALES6 m ago

Where did you get 17" frame size from? Mine is 19" which states ( 19" …Where did you get 17" frame size from? Mine is 19" which states ( 19" Frame - Suitable for heights between 5ft 4" - 6ft 1" )


Ladies one I'm on about. Click on description says 17 inch frame size.
Decent price for a bike shaped object.
Gabi2 h, 37 m ago

Wheely good deal................. I know it's bad but that's all I …Wheely good deal................. I know it's bad but that's all I could think off. Heat given.


On your bike ...or in your case.... OF your bike


(I found your pun quite funny btw )
Looks appalling. There's probably 200 parts to a bike. Do you really think 45p per part is adequate.
Scott_Church51 m ago

Looks appalling. There's probably 200 parts to a bike. Do you really think …Looks appalling. There's probably 200 parts to a bike. Do you really think 45p per part is adequate.


Most supermarket bikes leave the factory gates in China at less than £10 each when purchased in bulk.
Edited by: "SOUTHWALES" 2nd Apr
Scott_Church1 h, 18 m ago

Looks appalling. There's probably 200 parts to a bike. Do you really think …Looks appalling. There's probably 200 parts to a bike. Do you really think 45p per part is adequate.


It is when it’ll be sitting in the shed for years going rusty after two outings.
Markey824 h, 1 m ago

26 inch wheel size. 17 inch frame size.


I was referring to the men's version, women's bikes tend to be a bit smaller.
Scott_Church1 h, 44 m ago

Looks appalling. There's probably 200 parts to a bike. Do you really think …Looks appalling. There's probably 200 parts to a bike. Do you really think 45p per part is adequate.


From my experience of such a bike they are ok and actually quite nice to ride. The weaknesses are the freewheel and tourney derailleurs but the same drivetrain is used on £400 Specialized mountain bikes for their entry level model. Not a fan of them though. The single wall rims but high spoke count are fine for road and light off road use. I had to tweak spoke tension to make them true. It's a basic bike but at least it's not a horrible dual suspension monstrosity, it's simplicity is really the best thing about it. I think the halford's basic mountain bike is better because lack of front derailleur makes the gearing simpler and therefore more reliable and consistent.
kristoff30 m ago

It is when it’ll be sitting in the shed for years going rusty after two o …It is when it’ll be sitting in the shed for years going rusty after two outings.


Absolutely, I've got something similar, paid about the same, used it less than 10 times, it's in the garage collecting dust/rust, no point in pulling these deals to bits about the quality of the components we know the bikes are pretty rubbish !
whatyadoinsucka4 h, 2 m ago

No padlock chain required as a thief would be too embarrassed to Nick it



Didnt stop them nicking the bike i bought for £45 on sportsdirect. TBH they did me a favour, the brakes didnt work and they had to ride it down 2 steep hills so i cant imagine they got too far.
I got my Tesco bike for £90 coming up to four years ago this summer and have been commuting on it ever since, including through rain and snow. Apart from the steering head bearings needing a little tightening occasionally the first few weeks and having to replace a snapped brake cable a couple of months ago it's been problem free and still works perfectly. Priced so I don't live in dread when I park it up outside the supermarket either.
eraldo1 h, 40 m ago

Didnt stop them nicking the bike i bought for £45 on sportsdirect. TBH …Didnt stop them nicking the bike i bought for £45 on sportsdirect. TBH they did me a favour, the brakes didnt work and they had to ride it down 2 steep hills so i cant imagine they got too far.


If the brakes didn't work they may have gotten too far too fast...
Edited by: "jazzuk777" 2nd Apr
jazzuk77723 m ago

If the breaks didn't work they may have gotten too far too fast...



Hopefully into the front of a moving bus.
bonzobanana6 h, 36 m ago

Tesco are so awful at selling bikes. Frame size: 26"! Frame size looks to …Tesco are so awful at selling bikes. Frame size: 26"! Frame size looks to be 18-20" probably 18" maybe 19" an average size frame that will suit average height men, older boys etc. Despite the description and fitted mountain bike tyres this is really a sort of hybrid bike. It has a quill stem and freewheel based gears so not suitable for proper off road use especially with twist grip gears. Light trails, gravel, pot hole roads ideally. A pretty versatile but heavy road bike really.Tesco will not be able to offer any real support, they just box shift. You will likely need to adjust gears, tweak spoke tension and adjust brakes.A few cheap upgrades would be a strong chromoly rear axle for the rear wheel and applying some decent grease to the wheel axles, bottom bracket and headset bearings. If you are mainly using it on the road, slicks or semi-slick tyres would need to be bought.I had a cheap bike like this in the past, Pagan Arrow (near identical bike is sold as Probike nowadays), was very happy with it but the gearing needed regular adjustment.


A few cheap upgrades would be a strong chromoly rear axle...hilarious. Who are s buying a £90 bike to do major upgrades ?
whatyadoinsucka8 h, 56 m ago

No padlock chain required as a thief would be too embarrassed to Nick it


No padlock chain required from me too. Can I be in your gang?
bonzobanana9 h, 48 m ago

Tesco are so awful at selling bikes. Frame size: 26"! Frame size looks to …Tesco are so awful at selling bikes. Frame size: 26"! Frame size looks to be 18-20" probably 18" maybe 19" an average size frame that will suit average height men, older boys etc. Despite the description and fitted mountain bike tyres this is really a sort of hybrid bike. It has a quill stem and freewheel based gears so not suitable for proper off road use especially with twist grip gears. Light trails, gravel, pot hole roads ideally. A pretty versatile but heavy road bike really.Tesco will not be able to offer any real support, they just box shift. You will likely need to adjust gears, tweak spoke tension and adjust brakes.A few cheap upgrades would be a strong chromoly rear axle for the rear wheel and applying some decent grease to the wheel axles, bottom bracket and headset bearings. If you are mainly using it on the road, slicks or semi-slick tyres would need to be bought.I had a cheap bike like this in the past, Pagan Arrow (near identical bike is sold as Probike nowadays), was very happy with it but the gearing needed regular adjustment.


Sorry I missed that, you couldn't just run it past me again. ..
bonzobanana9 h, 53 m ago

Tesco are so awful at selling bikes. Frame size: 26"! Frame size looks to …Tesco are so awful at selling bikes. Frame size: 26"! Frame size looks to be 18-20" probably 18" maybe 19" an average size frame that will suit average height men, older boys etc. Despite the description and fitted mountain bike tyres this is really a sort of hybrid bike. It has a quill stem and freewheel based gears so not suitable for proper off road use especially with twist grip gears. Light trails, gravel, pot hole roads ideally. A pretty versatile but heavy road bike really.Tesco will not be able to offer any real support, they just box shift. You will likely need to adjust gears, tweak spoke tension and adjust brakes.A few cheap upgrades would be a strong chromoly rear axle for the rear wheel and applying some decent grease to the wheel axles, bottom bracket and headset bearings. If you are mainly using it on the road, slicks or semi-slick tyres would need to be bought.I had a cheap bike like this in the past, Pagan Arrow (near identical bike is sold as Probike nowadays), was very happy with it but the gearing needed regular adjustment.

That's what I was just about to blimmin' say ...
Rigid wheel as opposed to wobbly wheel?
Whatever you do, DON'T ride this down a mountain
kramer20884 h, 36 m ago

A few cheap upgrades would be a strong chromoly rear axle...hilarious. Who …A few cheap upgrades would be a strong chromoly rear axle...hilarious. Who are s buying a £90 bike to do major upgrades ?


A chromoly axle can be picked up for about £5 if you are lucky or £6 or 7 easily. Hardly a major upgrade. The one's they fit to these bikes are often soft metal and can bend quite easily. A hardened chromoly axle is more immune to damage from drops (off a kerb for example or over a pothole) and can keep the wheel true when rotating which can improve gear shifting as less freewheel wobble and allow better adjustment of the brakes as the gap between brake pad and rim won't vary as much to make the bike safer to ride with better brakes. Hardly expensive for the additional reliability, strength and safety. The standard axle may be fine depending on the weight of the rider or how they ride or the quality of the axle fitted may be ok but a lot of these cheap bikes the axles are quite soft with poor grade steel and not heat treated. One of the few advantages of the terrible entry level dual suspension bikes is they help prevent the axle from bending because they take the impact out of potholes and other drops. Best practice if you see a pothole is get your arse out of the saddle and use your legs as rear suspension to soften the impact on yourself and the bike.
bonzobanana5 h, 27 m ago

A chromoly axle can be picked up for about £5 if you are lucky or £6 or 7 e …A chromoly axle can be picked up for about £5 if you are lucky or £6 or 7 easily. Hardly a major upgrade. The one's they fit to these bikes are often soft metal and can bend quite easily. A hardened chromoly axle is more immune to damage from drops (off a kerb for example or over a pothole) and can keep the wheel true when rotating which can improve gear shifting as less freewheel wobble and allow better adjustment of the brakes as the gap between brake pad and rim won't vary as much to make the bike safer to ride with better brakes. Hardly expensive for the additional reliability, strength and safety. The standard axle may be fine depending on the weight of the rider or how they ride or the quality of the axle fitted may be ok but a lot of these cheap bikes the axles are quite soft with poor grade steel and not heat treated. One of the few advantages of the terrible entry level dual suspension bikes is they help prevent the axle from bending because they take the impact out of potholes and other drops. Best practice if you see a pothole is get your arse out of the saddle and use your legs as rear suspension to soften the impact on yourself and the bike.



You're not seriously suggesting that someone new to bikes replaces their real axle? You need thin spanners to do this. It needs to be adjusted properly. If the bearings aren't caged some are likely to fall out somewhere. It need to be repacked with grease. Removing the rear wheel will disturb the derailler/chain/brakes.
Edited by: "jasee" 3rd Apr
jasee2 h, 58 m ago

You're not seriously suggesting that someone new to bikes replaces their …You're not seriously suggesting that someone new to bikes replaces their real axle? You need thin spanners to do this. It needs to be adjusted properly. If the bearings aren't caged some are likely to fall out somewhere. It need to be repacked with grease. Removing the rear wheel will disturb the derailler/chain/brakes.


If you buy a bike through the internet with no support from a bike dealer you are going to have to be a hand-on's bike fixer anyway. It would be madness and false economy to buy this bike and spend a huge amount of money getting it serviced and adjusted by your local bike dealer. It's quite possible the hubs, bottom bracket and headset bearings will come dry with minimal or no grease and need attention anyway. The only people that should be considering buying this bike are those that either can do this themselves or there is someone they can utilise to do it for them.

As can seen by the red dots on this image the bearings and rear dropouts for the freewheel side have a large gap which creates a large bending force not present on a freehub which is why soft axles can bend, sometimes very slightly, sometimes badly depending on the drop, rider weight etc. So yes it should go without saying that anyone buying such a bike should be prepared for such maintenance and there are many such guides on the internet including videos on youtube and it isn't particularly difficult plus of course this bike will come needing final assembly and adjustment anyway.

If you need to budget in bike shop repair and service costs you might as well just put that money towards a better bike in the first place that won't require such maintenance as often. Bikes are relatively simple to maintain compared to other types of vehicles. The rear axle is one of those parts on a cheap bike that sometimes isn't fit for purpose and people should be prepared to upgrade it. It's why companies like weldtite offer prepacked higher quality hardened chromoly rear axles with grease and caged bearings as a simple solution/fix to those who have to replace lower quality soft metal bent axles. It only effects the rear wheel, the design/strength issue is not present on front hubs as there isn't the large gap between the bearings and dropouts. Even with this upgrade it still doesn't make a freewheel wheel as strong as a basic quality freehub wheel but it makes them closer in strength.

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bonzobanana11 m ago

If you buy a bike through the internet with no support from a bike dealer …If you buy a bike through the internet with no support from a bike dealer you are going to have to be a hand-on's bike fixer anyway. It would be madness and false economy to buy this bike and spend a huge amount of money getting it serviced and adjusted by your local bike dealer. It's quite possible the hubs, bottom bracket and headset bearings will come dry with minimal or no grease and need attention anyway. The only people that should be considering buying this bike are those that either can do this themselves or there is someone they can utilise to do it for them. As can seen by the red dots on this image the bearings and rear dropouts for the freewheel side have a large gap which creates a large bending force not present on a freehub which is why soft axles can bend, sometimes very slightly, sometimes badly depending on the drop, rider weight etc. So yes it should go without saying that anyone buying such a bike should be prepared for such maintenance and there are many such guides on the internet including videos on youtube and it isn't particularly difficult plus of course this bike will come needing final assembly and adjustment anyway. If you need to budget in bike shop repair and service costs you might as well just put that money towards a better bike in the first place that won't require such maintenance as often. Bikes are relatively simple to maintain compared to other types of vehicles. The rear axle is one of those parts on a cheap bike that sometimes isn't fit for purpose and people should be prepared to upgrade it. It's why companies like weldtite offer prepacked higher quality hardened chromoly rear axles with grease and caged bearings as a simple solution/fix to those who have to replace lower quality soft metal bent axles. It only effects the rear wheel, the design/strength issue is not present on front hubs as there isn't the large gap between the bearings and dropouts. Even with this upgrade it still doesn't make a freewheel wheel as strong as a basic quality freehub wheel but it makes them closer in strength.[Image]



But no-one who buys a cheap bike from tesco is going to do this are they? The most they're likely to do is adjust the brakes and pump up the tyres. They'll leave it outside where the chrome will rust, the chain will eventually become stiff and (eventually) break or be impossible to use. Then after a few years, they'll throw it away.
jasee1 h, 28 m ago

But no-one who buys a cheap bike from tesco is going to do this are they? …But no-one who buys a cheap bike from tesco is going to do this are they? The most they're likely to do is adjust the brakes and pump up the tyres. They'll leave it outside where the chrome will rust, the chain will eventually become stiff and (eventually) break or be impossible to use. Then after a few years, they'll throw it away.


People who buy and don't use bikes can be at pretty much any price level I find. Maybe it varies by region but I find bicycle commuters, children or adults where I live are low end or old bikes with not many high end bikes and statistically cheap bikes outsell more expensive bikes by a huge margin. Basic steel bikes make up the majority of the bikes on the road of the world. Besides the drivetrain on this bike is actually pretty much identical to the drivetrain on the entry level bikes of decent brands. You really can pay up to £400 and end up with a tourney derailleur set and freewheel. You may even get low end front suspension that makes the bike more disposable than this bike with its rigid forks. Cheap suspension seems to be one of the biggest causes of a bike being thrown away which isn't an issue for this bike. I'm not saying its a great bike but as cheap bikes go, keeping it simple pays dividends. I personally think the cheap Ridge bike at Halfords is better for most people. Halfords will assemble and tune the bike for free and you get the 6 week service thrown in. The simple drivetrain without front derailleur will likely be more consistent shifting than any bike with a 3x6 tourney drivetrain even if hills are harder.
Must admit I broke 4 rear axles on my cheap decathlon bike. The shop used to replace with a new wheel each time.

Switching to a freehub wheel eventually seemed to sort it.Although I didn't realise an axle upgrade may have been enough
poot1 h, 18 m ago

Must admit I broke 4 rear axles on my cheap decathlon bike. The shop used …Must admit I broke 4 rear axles on my cheap decathlon bike. The shop used to replace with a new wheel each time.Switching to a freehub wheel eventually seemed to sort it.Although I didn't realise an axle upgrade may have been enough


Often when you break an axle its more likely to be one of those hollow quick release axles because they are hardened to compensate for the hole through the middle and simply break instead of bend, normally exactly at the position of the freewheel centre. It's the soft steel axles that normally bend and those aren't quick release but nutted. BMX bikes often have single speed freewheels even decent models so they would normally have a solid hardened chromoly axle to allow for all the drops and jumps they do. There is no suspension on them to take the impact out of drops but the riders ride them off the saddle so their legs will soften the impact.

To be honest you were better off with a freehub, you eliminate freewheel wobble, gain wider ratio gear options and the ratcheting mechanism should last much longer than a freewheel. It's a very worthwhile upgrade. I only put forward the axle option as a cheap solution/upgrade because this is a cheap bike.
So is this bike worth getting or not? Looking at women's version for my daughter. (She's tall!)
bonzobanana2nd Apr

Tesco are so awful at selling bikes. Frame size: 26"! Frame size looks to …Tesco are so awful at selling bikes. Frame size: 26"! Frame size looks to be 18-20" probably 18" maybe 19" an average size frame that will suit average height men, older boys etc. Despite the description and fitted mountain bike tyres this is really a sort of hybrid bike. It has a quill stem and freewheel based gears so not suitable for proper off road use especially with twist grip gears. Light trails, gravel, pot hole roads ideally. A pretty versatile but heavy road bike really.Tesco will not be able to offer any real support, they just box shift. You will likely need to adjust gears, tweak spoke tension and adjust brakes.A few cheap upgrades would be a strong chromoly rear axle for the rear wheel and applying some decent grease to the wheel axles, bottom bracket and headset bearings. If you are mainly using it on the road, slicks or semi-slick tyres would need to be bought.I had a cheap bike like this in the past, Pagan Arrow (near identical bike is sold as Probike nowadays), was very happy with it but the gearing needed regular adjustment.


That's quite a rant for reading something wrong. 26" WHEEL.
mushypeas2514 m ago

That's quite a rant for reading something wrong. 26" WHEEL.


It actually states 'frame size: 26" ' twice in addition to stating 26" wheel. Hardly a rant either and they consistently give wrong information with regard's the bikes they sell for at least the last 5 years. Big fan of Tesco's but the people that write copy for the Direct site could do with a bit more training to say the least.
bonzobanana2 h, 46 m ago

It actually states 'frame size: 26" ' twice in addition to stating 26" …It actually states 'frame size: 26" ' twice in addition to stating 26" wheel. Hardly a rant either and they consistently give wrong information with regard's the bikes they sell for at least the last 5 years. Big fan of Tesco's but the people that write copy for the Direct site could do with a bit more training to say the least.


Ok, then maybe complain to Tesco. I don't think anyone here can help you...
Would this size bike be ok for a 6ft fella as I’m not too sure about sizes cheers ?
The problem on these cheap bikes is that they are so heavy that you can't stand cycling on on them.
I had one from amazon few years ago and gave away as I tried my sisters bike ( 200 ish quid) and the difference was huge riding it.
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