Terrain Brecon Hybrid 28" Wheels 21" Frame Mens Bike V Brakes £60 or £30 of Tesco Clubcard vouchers
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Terrain Brecon Hybrid 28" Wheels 21" Frame Mens Bike V Brakes £60 or £30 of Tesco Clubcard vouchers

42
Found 12th Aug 2015
Positive

Road tyres
No suspension (best type of cheap bike)
V brakes
28"/700cc wheels (faster)
Price!

Negative

Nothing for the price.

Ok

Tourney gearing and freewheel
steel frame
twist grip gear selectors

This Terrain Brecon Hybrid mountain bike has been specially designed as an everyday bike due to its high quality and durability. Not only is it very practical, it is finished in a slick grey frame with silver forks, so you can stay looking stylish whilst tearing up the terrain!

Specifications

Age Group Suitable from 14 years

Brand Terrain

Gender Mens

Colour Graphite

Material Steel

Type Hybrid Bike

Weight 17.0 Kilogram

Assembly Minimum assembly required

Suspension None

Brakes V brakes

Gears - Shifters Yes

Gears - Rear Derailleur Yes

Wheel Size (in) 28"

Inside Leg Measurement estimated 61-78cm

Gears Speed indexed - 18

Used ebay Tesco information as direct information has a lot of errors.

42 Comments

Original Poster

This was the original bike from the £1 Tesco bike deal from a few years ago that wasn't honoured.
Edited by: "bonzobanana" 12th Aug 2015

The bike has a 20" steel frame, 24" wheels?

Original Poster

agoatson

The bike has a 20" steel frame, 24" wheels?



Not 100% sure about the frame size. The tesco ebay store states 21" but Tesco Direct state 20" but the leg measurement is more important. Wheel size definitely incorrect on tesco direct. It won't be 24".

OOS

In stock 'hurry while stocks last'

I'm aware of what it says - but try an order one and you get "Sorry, we don't have enough Terrain Brecon 24" Mens' Hybrid Bike items in stock right now. This item (s) has been added to your save for later basket. You can try to purchase this item again by reducing its quantity." so... OOS
Edited by: "Collywob123" 12th Aug 2015

Not as bad as lots of other bikes with full suspension etc but be under no illusion it is an awful bike.

Original Poster

MAdam98

Not as bad as lots of other bikes with full suspension etc but be under … Not as bad as lots of other bikes with full suspension etc but be under no illusion it is an awful bike.



I bought a similar bike about 7 years ago, the only difference it had standard mountain bike wheels but pretty much the same, gearing quality was the same etc. I used it as my commute bike and it was fantastic, a great ride, preferred it to some other better brand bikes I had. It was only about £60 back then. Yes it was heavy but I was trying to improve my fitness not race other people. Loved it.

You may have experience of this bike, I don't admittedly. The big issue with such bikes is people who buy them but can't maintain or assemble them correctly. It's not hard to find entry level better brand bikes with similar component quality, same shimano tourney freewheel etc. Perhaps the only difference is an aluminium frame compared to steel. There are certainly many positive reviews of the bike and those people clearly don't agree with your awful comments. There are people who have taken advice of so called experts and bought secondhand only to discover the components were well worn and within a short space of time they were paying out for replacement parts or bought bikes so old that the braking was inadequate compared to modern V brakes or the gear levers poorly placed making the bicycle more dangerous to ride. There is also the issue that older bikes may have corroded or internally damaged frames which are more likely to fail. The reason these cheap bikes are heavy is the frames are just designed to be cheap and strong with no effort to reduce the weight of them. I might add the standards they are tested to is quite exhaustive with lots of frame tests for strength.

Shifting is awful too. Frame feels flexy. Inner tubes of Tesco always puncture at seals. Terrible saddle. Poor grip tires. Very heavy wheels.
I mean it depends. If you want to cycle 30 miles on this then be my guest, but I can certainly tell you that the vast majority wouldn't enjoy such a ride.

Original Poster

MAdam98

Shifting is awful too. Frame feels flexy. Inner tubes of Tesco always … Shifting is awful too. Frame feels flexy. Inner tubes of Tesco always puncture at seals. Terrible saddle. Poor grip tires. Very heavy wheels.I mean it depends. If you want to cycle 30 miles on this then be my guest, but I can certainly tell you that the vast majority wouldn't enjoy such a ride.



Never had any problem using the same shifters, the steel frame was certainly not flexy on mine and I don't think this is a common criticism on cheap steel mountain bike frames. There won't be any clever weight reducing tapering/thinning of the tubes here. The wheels are likely the only lightweight aluminium component on this bike however this is not a bike to worry about weight though. Saddles not great on cheap bikes generally.

Original Poster

Back in stock

no doubt will have lots of chromed steel components which are heavy and will rust

good bike will have aluminimum components and stainless spokes

outside the science museum in glasgow they are renting out pedal cars which take four people, almost every crank/pedal i looked at was bent at an angle and these pedal cars are new this year, just cheap chromed tat that was made in china

And gone again...

Type Hybrid BikeWeight 17.0 Kilogram



!!! No thanks, even for 30 quid. That's approaching the weight of an electric bike. Unbelievable.
Edited by: "sotomonkey" 15th Aug 2015

heres a cheap full suspension bike on amazon
amazon.co.uk/Woo…ike

heres the first review

the bike arrived and weighed a ton, you can really feel the weight while riding.. also have had nothing but faults with this bike.. had the free wheel completely go on me, woodworm did send a free replacement back wheel.. but the whole bike just rides horrible.. wont go in all the gears, (gear shifters ARE NOT SHIMANO, but cheap plastic pieces of crap) it rattles, now i have some knocking noise from the peddles.. woodworm want to either replace the whole bike or repair this one, to be honest i want a refund, but they wont give me one.. dont want another one of these s**ty bikes sent to me and to repair this one would mean a complete overhaul of a NEW BIKE and alot of hassle on my part, I have no confidence that it will be 100% fixed anyway.... really unhappy :-(
one star because it looked pretty in the photo :-( as a bike its completely useless.




Original Poster

lumsdot

no doubt will have lots of chromed steel components which are heavy and … no doubt will have lots of chromed steel components which are heavy and will rustgood bike will have aluminimum components and stainless spokesoutside the science museum in glasgow they are renting out pedal cars which take four people, almost every crank/pedal i looked at was bent at an angle and these pedal cars are new this year, just cheap chromed tat that was made in china



Aluminium is more about lightness than anything else. It doesn't make the component more long lasting in fact can often be weaker and shorter life. With regard frames there are probably a lot more aluminium failed frames due to fatigue than steel through corrosion. When you see bikes in China or India loaded to the hilt with an absolute mass of additional weight you can be assured those frames are always steel. When you see a bmx stunt bike being given huge abuse you can be sure again its steel. Clearly if weight is the main criteria for buying a bike this is not the bike for you but for many they are trying to lose weight or improve fitness and additional weight of the bike can have a positive effect here. The practical difference in weight between this and another more expensive hybrid bike may be 2-3 kgs and or course a road bike may shave off another couple kgs. However when I was actively commuting to work on my cheap bike a few years ago I remember I lost 6kg of weight in one week combining commuting 2x8 miles per day and actively dieting. I might add a huge 3/4 kilometre hill was on my way to work but then the bike had 18 gears.

Original Poster

lumsdot

heres a cheap full suspension bike on … heres a cheap full suspension bike on amazonhttp://www.amazon.co.uk/Woodworm-Dual-Suspension-Mens-Mountain/dp/B003WIGO84/ref=sr_1_5?s=sports&ie=UTF8&qid=1439622041&sr=1-5&keywords=full+suspension+mountain+bikeheres the first review the bike arrived and weighed a ton, you can really feel the weight while riding.. also have had nothing but faults with this bike.. had the free wheel completely go on me, woodworm did send a free replacement back wheel.. but the whole bike just rides horrible.. wont go in all the gears, (gear shifters ARE NOT SHIMANO, but cheap plastic pieces of crap) it rattles, now i have some knocking noise from the peddles.. woodworm want to either replace the whole bike or repair this one, to be honest i want a refund, but they wont give me one.. dont want another one of these s**ty bikes sent to me and to repair this one would mean a complete overhaul of a NEW BIKE and alot of hassle on my part, I have no confidence that it will be 100% fixed anyway.... really unhappy :-(one star because it looked pretty in the photo :-( as a bike its completely useless.



Seems a strange thing to post in a thread about a non-suspension bike with Shimano components

Original Poster

This bike seems to keep coming back into stock for a small number of bikes. Perhaps Tesco are rationing them while they are on offer. You can do the Tesco site 'email when in stock' but from past experience this doesn't work as I think they only email when an item is properly in stock.

for many they are trying to lose weight or improve fitness and additional … for many they are trying to lose weight or improve fitness and additional weight of the bike can have a positive effect here. The practical difference in weight between this and another more expensive hybrid bike may be 2-3 kgs



A half decent hybrid will be about 12-14kg max.

lost 6kg of weight in one week combining commuting 2x8 miles per day and … lost 6kg of weight in one week combining commuting 2x8 miles per day and actively dieting. I



Which will mainly be water loss. It's physically impossible to lose that amount of fat or muscle in a week besides the fact that 16 miles a day is only about an hours exercise for most people. It's a good amount of exercise though don't get me wrong.

Having a heavy bike with crappy components is not desirable. Granted for some people the bike may last a bit but overall they'll be a high failure rate which makes it a false-economy. Spend a bit more money and get something that will be a pleasure to ride, have better components and last longer.

Original Poster

back in stock

Original Poster

for many they are trying to lose weight or improve fitness and … for many they are trying to lose weight or improve fitness and additional weight of the bike can have a positive effect here. The practical difference in weight between this and another more expensive hybrid bike may be 2-3 kgs

lost 6kg of weight in one week combining commuting 2x8 miles per day and … lost 6kg of weight in one week combining commuting 2x8 miles per day and actively dieting. I



I don't know the ratio of water, fat and fecal matter lost but I lost this weight sometime after starting dieting and I think I had higher weight loss at the beginning which as something like 7.5kg but I put this more down to water and fecal matter more.

To achieve 6kg loss over a week you need to have a net loss of calories per day of about 6000. Michel Phelps it says needed 12,000 calories a day to maintain his fitness due to a rigorous exercise regime.

At the time I was very fit for me which is probably reasonably fit for most other people and I quite tall and stocky so would estimate I needed a minimum 4,500 calories a day. I was consuming about 1,200 per day then add to that my commute, a physical job plus exercising on a stationary exercise bike.

I honestly don't know why you would state 'impossible' when its not even close to being an exaggeration if you are actively dieting under certain conditions.

I disagree about the bike and think its a solid basic bike that will provide a far more satisfactory experience than low cost dual suspension and hardtail bikes. There is no reason to believe properly adjusted this bike won't provide its owner with a very satisfying bike probably more so than the entry level hardtails of some better brands which also fit mediocre front suspension.

Also bear in mind with regard the weight this bike is the larger frame which are normally heavier, supplied with a 18" frame it might shave off a small amount of weight.
Edited by: "bonzobanana" 18th Aug 2015

Not at sure what I was thinking but I ordered one of these objects
the weight is not in fact that bad at 14.6 kg the main problem with these bikes these days is the awful lack of quality in the wheels and tyres and brakes
will be returned

Original Poster

thewongwing101

Not at sure what I was thinking but I ordered one of these objectsthe … Not at sure what I was thinking but I ordered one of these objectsthe weight is not in fact that bad at 14.6 kg the main problem with these bikes these days is the awful lack of quality in the wheels and tyres and brakeswill be returned



Calling it an object does sort of indicate you are pre-judging it. No question its a basic bike and therefore should be thoroughly checked on arrival before use. I remember buying a £30 bike from sterling house before they were bought by Sports Direct. It was a 18" mountain bike below the quality of this bike. Didn't even have Shimano components but some Chinese brand I couldn't pronounce. The issue with that bike was missing grease and poor quality ball-bearings. I replaced those in the wheels, bottom bracket and steering and added grease and the bike was transformed. I also added copper grease in various places to prevent noise, pedal thread etc. I think if I'd been a light rider I probably could have got away without doing this at least for a while.

Anyway best of luck with your purchase.

Original Poster

Back in stock for the moment

Right size for a 20 y/o average height? Know nothing about bikes.

lfcuk

Right size for a 20 y/o average height? Know nothing about bikes.



Depends on their height.

rev6

Depends on their height.



Just shy of 6ft roughly.

lfcuk

Just shy of 6ft roughly.



The bikes 20" and the wheels are 24" if the description is correct at Tesco Direct. It would be on the small side for someone near 6ft to me.

rev6

The bikes 20" and the wheels are 24" if the description is correct at … The bikes 20" and the wheels are 24" if the description is correct at Tesco Direct. It would be on the small side for someone near 6ft to me.


The info is incorrect the wheels are 28"
I'm six foot as well but prefer something a little larger

OOS Again

sotomonkey

!!! No thanks, even for 30 quid. That's approaching the weight of an … !!! No thanks, even for 30 quid. That's approaching the weight of an electric bike. Unbelievable.



You should still be able to beat old ladies on it, especially with your full kit on

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/B0BQ5s9CMAAItpj.jpg

Original Poster

Showing as instock for me.

Oos

Bike numpty's are out again!
Its a bike it will get you to work or to the local pub for a beer!!
It won't get you a win in the Tour de France or win any other sort of race, but then for 60 notes why would you even want to put this into a race..

Go take your carbon fibre alu and whatever else bikes you have and ride em off the nearest cliff..WHY..Because we don't want to hear it!!!

Just to add my two cents worth, unless you're exceptionally fortunate, expect quality to be pretty poor in terms of how well it's put together and how much those bar-stewards at Yodel bash it around en route to your house. Back in March/April when Tesco had the £65 deal on the Vertigo Carnaby road bike, I ended up having seven bikes delivered/returned before I finally had two of semi-acceptable standard; i.e. only slightly buckled wheels and no major dents/scratches to the other components. Both have warped (or at least poorly manufactured) bash guards on which the chain rubs on about half the guard in the highest gears (basically sounds smooth and silent for half a pedal stroke, then makes a rubbing/grinding noise for the rest of the pedal stroke), which I can just about live with after having paid to have the wheels trued on both bikes.

The other five that were sent back had arrived in various sorry states, from chipped and dented frames to severely buckled wheels. One even had a fork so deformed it was physically impossible to fit the front wheel on.

Never again, I said after that experience. Not voting either way.

Good deal for those that enjoy the hassle. Masochists. oO
Edited by: "fleabittenvarmint" 24th Aug 2015

ezzer72

You should still be able to beat old ladies on it, especially with your … You should still be able to beat old ladies on it, especially with your full kit on


When you get to my age she's classed as a dolly bird.

Edited by: "Gordinho" 24th Aug 2015

I think what ever bike you buy, at least make sure it has stainless steel spokes, any other steel looks awful after a few months. Also a micro adjust seatpost, they just stay put, not like the old type clamp.

Any cheap bike is always questionable, any new cheap car will still get you there, just perhaps is not as much style as you might like in a more expensive car, a new cheap bike quite often won't, its false economy to think it will be OK, you need to spend more, or it will just sit the shed rusting like a 70's Italian car.

Edited by: "winchman" 24th Aug 2015

no sellers for this product, expired

winchman

I think what ever bike you buy, at least make sure it has stainless steel … I think what ever bike you buy, at least make sure it has stainless steel spokes, any other steel looks awful after a few months. Also a micro adjust seatpost, they just stay put, not like the old type clamp.Any cheap bike is always questionable, any new cheap car will still get you there, just perhaps is not as much style as you might like in a more expensive car, a new cheap bike quite often won't, its false economy to think it will be OK, you need to spend more, or it will just sit the shed rusting like a 70's Italian car.

Fiat X19 springs to mind

Kingydaman

Fiat X19 springs to mind



Wasn't the Lancia Beta the one where the front end used to drop off?
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