Terrain MTB1026 26" Wheel Mens Rigid Mountian Bike 18-Speed 19" Black @ eBay Tesco Outlet + £3 Delivery and 10% Off Code
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Terrain MTB1026 26" Wheel Mens Rigid Mountian Bike 18-Speed 19" Black @ eBay Tesco Outlet + £3 Delivery and 10% Off Code

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Found 3rd AugEdited by:"abdi12346"
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The Terrain 26-inch Men's Mountain bike has a black 19-inch steel frame and dual V-brakes for reliable and controlled braking. Smooth gear shifting through 18-speed Shimano gears, with easy twist gear shifters. This bike offers great value for money while being a stylish bike for leisure use. Minimal assembly required.

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TypeMountain BikeBrandTerrainModelMTB1026MPNMTB1026GenderMenColourBlackFrame Size19"Wheel Size26"Number of Gears18Brake TypeV BrakesEAN5057008719804 GradeGrade - NewThis item is brand new

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Okay I guess but if you are not sure how to correctly assemble your bike the halfords version with free bike build and 6 week check will be a safer bet.

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This will look superb secured to a drainpipe in the back garden with a poundland lock on it. Give it 6 months and I will shove it on Gumtree once anything that isn't painted has rusted. Note to self to make sure I advertised it as new but needs a little TLC and tyres need some air in them as it has been stood for 6 months having never been ridden.
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Okay I guess but if you are not sure how to correctly assemble your bike the halfords version with free bike build and 6 week check will be a safer bet.

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This will last 5 minutes then bits start falling apart. That's the experience my son had had to take it back.
totally agree
All Tesco bikes are cheap and nasty, don't waste your money
Will this bike be ok to compete in the downhill world championship?
markymark349 m ago

Will this bike be ok to compete in the downhill world championship?



Yes you will have an advantage catching the Cheese.
SOUTHWALES1 h, 20 m ago

Okay I guess but if you are not sure how to correctly assemble your bike …Okay I guess but if you are not sure how to correctly assemble your bike the halfords version with free bike build and 6 week check will be a safer bet.[Image]


Also the simplified drivetrain with a single front chainring and no front derailleur ensures this basic drivetrain is more reliable at shifting and needs less maintenance and adjustment at the expense of making the bike a little slower down hills and on flats plus making it harder up hills. I think its well worth it though to keep this very basic quality bike more reliable. I think the use of topcashback, zeek etc could make the bike a lot cheaper at halfords too.
You get what you pay. This thing will fall apart going off a curb. Don't waste your money.
This is a £80 bike you get that much for your money. Want more spend more!
Why do people keep buying this kind of tat? Ah well. Good luck
I decided to take a chance and buy a £150 24" bike from toysrus last year and its a death trap and now i cant get a refund because theyve closed down, so id be careful buying cheap bikes. My sons has play between the left stanchion and tube it sits in on the front suspension. So when you press the front brake the bottom half of forks bend in towards the frame and wheel twists towards the brake disc side. He only rode it once last year and fell off i took it back and they said the wheel needed tightening that was all and it was sorted. so i took it home tried it by pushing it forward and braking and it was fine. Didnt get it back out till the other week still seemed fine until he rode it and it happened again, then we realised it only happens when theres weight on it not when you push it and brake, DEATH TRAP ive tried to find some second hand forks online but dont know what to look for measurement wise where it joins frame
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This will look superb secured to a drainpipe in the back garden with a poundland lock on it. Give it 6 months and I will shove it on Gumtree once anything that isn't painted has rusted. Note to self to make sure I advertised it as new but needs a little TLC and tyres need some air in them as it has been stood for 6 months having never been ridden.
Siddas3rd Aug

This will look superb secured to a drainpipe in the back garden with a …This will look superb secured to a drainpipe in the back garden with a poundland lock on it. Give it 6 months and I will shove it on Gumtree once anything that isn't painted has rusted. Note to self to make sure I advertised it as new but needs a little TLC and tyres need some air in them as it has been stood for 6 months having never been ridden.


Or not buy it at all
I did the Ride London last weekend and had no issues with my bike tbf ...but the shite all over over the road did notnot help though
IMO you'd be better off spending the £90 on a decent 2nd hand bike of ebay thats close enough to pick up

if you know what to look for you can get a much better spec bike for that £90 & as long as you are selective one thats been properly maintained too
dcarrigandc3 h, 3 m ago

This will last 5 minutes then bits start falling apart. That's the …This will last 5 minutes then bits start falling apart. That's the experience my son had had to take it back.


Set up correctly and that would not happen. Yes they are cheap but set up correctly they are still good for a few thousand miles. Plus the advantage of a steel frame that will last a lifetime compared to aluminium and carbon frame bikes that suffer from fatigue.
Edited by: "SOUTHWALES" 3rd Aug
markymark342 h, 8 m ago

Will this bike be ok to compete in the downhill world championship?


The only thing going downhill quickly would be your experience on it.
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BB933rd Aug

You get what you pay. This thing will fall apart going off a curb. Don't …You get what you pay. This thing will fall apart going off a curb. Don't waste your money.


These cheap bikes tend to be pretty hard-wearing. Heavier than expected, but strong.
It doesn't have any silly gimmicks on it like suspension. It's just a cheap bike. The only gimmick is the name.
I kinda want to buy it to just to compare the ride to my £1500 roadbike
abdi123461 h, 47 m ago

This is a £80 bike you get that much for your money. Want more spend more!


The problem with these boxed bikes is not so much that they are cheap but the people that buy them don't know how to set them up properly, even a £1000 bike out the box needs the brakes and gears adjusting correctly once as part of the assembly, In 2007 I purchased a a £30 steel frame bike like this deal for just £30 from Woolworths, no problem making it last till 2016 with basic bike maintenance, that was doing 60 miles per week commuting to work.
Edited by: "SOUTHWALES" 3rd Aug
BB931 h, 59 m ago

You get what you pay. This thing will fall apart going off a curb. Don't …You get what you pay. This thing will fall apart going off a curb. Don't waste your money.


If it is set up correctly how will it fall apart, steel frame bikes like this one are stronger than more expensive aluminium frames bikes. A steel framed bike can be made to last a lifetime, yes you will need a few new parts along the way but so would a £1500 pound bike. If you know bike maintenance and how to grease and adjust the bottom bracket etc you can easily get several thousand miles out of this bike.
Grip Shift Check
Fixed Forks Check
V Brakes Check
Weighs a tonne Check

Its dfo a bike like object (BLO).
Dont take this tat anywhere near the trails unless you have a death wish.

Gumtree, and "what to check on a second hand bike" and you'll get something far better - just avoid apollo and other supermarket bikes.
Does it come in blue & white stripes?
Don’t listen to any of the bull crap about it being ok if set up correctly. These things are lethal, there’s a reason why this is £99 and a reasonable XC bike starts at £500. The only time I’d ride this is to the pub in the hope that it’s not there when I come out.
TJS27118225 m ago

Don’t listen to any of the bull crap about it being ok if set up c …Don’t listen to any of the bull crap about it being ok if set up correctly. These things are lethal, there’s a reason why this is £99 and a reasonable XC bike starts at £500. The only time I’d ride this is to the pub in the hope that it’s not there when I come out.


How are they lethal if set up correctly?
mcrobbj1 h, 3 m ago

Grip Shift CheckFixed Forks CheckV Brakes CheckWeighs a tonne CheckIts …Grip Shift CheckFixed Forks CheckV Brakes CheckWeighs a tonne CheckIts dfo a bike like object (BLO).Dont take this tat anywhere near the trails unless you have a death wish.Gumtree, and "what to check on a second hand bike" and you'll get something far better - just avoid apollo and other supermarket bikes.


It's a fair point about being called a mountain bike. It's low end freewheel drivetrain is unsuitable for serious off road use but its surprising how many decent brands put the same freewheels on their entry level mountain bikes. It is a basic bike for light trails, gravel and road etc. Any serious drop/jump will likely bend the rear axle but again the same criticism could be said of many big brand bikes for their entry level models.

I disagree about the fixed forks I think that is a positive for its destined use. Cheap shocks are rubbish and fail quickly and end up with many bikes hitting landfill very early. Cheap bikes and suspension just doesn't work 99.9% of the time.
TJS2711821 h, 4 m ago

Don’t listen to any of the bull crap about it being ok if set up c …Don’t listen to any of the bull crap about it being ok if set up correctly. These things are lethal, there’s a reason why this is £99 and a reasonable XC bike starts at £500. The only time I’d ride this is to the pub in the hope that it’s not there when I come out.


The biggest issue with regard safety is brakes and V brakes on this bike are a huge improvement on many road bikes and retro bikes. I remember old caliper brakes on steel rims, truly dangerous and yet many people are still riding these old bikes. Some of these are classic bikes with chromoly frames and very prestigious but very poor at braking compared to this bike. The steel frames on these bikes are almost indestructible too with no attempt at trying to limit their weight. Despite making huge amounts of aluminium and carbon frames for export most bikes sold in China are lowish grade steel. Such bikes can last a lifetime and are often completely abused. A carbon frame bike can be destroyed just by letting it fall over such is its brittleness and chance of a micro-fracture etc and then sent to landfill because the material cannot be recycled. Carbon frames can fail at any point without warning. Just seems unfair to criticise this bike as lethal when many higher end bikes are much more likely to kill their riders.

Here is a list of frame materials see which ones have safety concerns.

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FunkiestMonkey10 h, 26 m ago

Why do people keep buying this kind of tat? Ah well. Good luck



Because they ride it round the park 6 times a year.
Mark_Hickman11 h, 26 m ago

I decided to take a chance and buy a £150 24" bike from toysrus last year …I decided to take a chance and buy a £150 24" bike from toysrus last year and its a death trap and now i cant get a refund because theyve closed down, so id be careful buying cheap bikes. My sons has play between the left stanchion and tube it sits in on the front suspension. So when you press the front brake the bottom half of forks bend in towards the frame and wheel twists towards the brake disc side. He only rode it once last year and fell off i took it back and they said the wheel needed tightening that was all and it was sorted. so i took it home tried it by pushing it forward and braking and it was fine. Didnt get it back out till the other week still seemed fine until he rode it and it happened again, then we realised it only happens when theres weight on it not when you push it and brake, DEATH TRAP ive tried to find some second hand forks online but dont know what to look for measurement wise where it joins frame


You can get a refund if you paid by debit or credit card. You need to start a chargeback/dispute. Money will be returned within a day or so.
TheEnglish9099 m ago

You can get a refund if you paid by debit or credit card. You need to …You can get a refund if you paid by debit or credit card. You need to start a chargeback/dispute. Money will be returned within a day or so.


Didnt know that what is the time frame i have to start one ? Cheers
TheEnglish90912 m ago

You can get a refund if you paid by debit or credit card. You need to …You can get a refund if you paid by debit or credit card. You need to start a chargeback/dispute. Money will be returned within a day or so.


Just checked cant do it, has to be within 4 months its been like 10
The irony with these bikes, is that to use them safely you need to know how to maintain and set them up correctly, ...however if you are that kind of person, you'd be unlikely to touch these with a barge pole. Even then a bike like this is only really designed to go to the shops on, take it on a mountain bike trail and it will almost certainly die within hours (this isn't unique to this bike. Most cheapies just aren't cut out, even if they are styled as "mountain bikes"

Biggest problems I see for off road are - Quill stem, just not going to hold, take it apart and grease between the two angled faces, otherwise it'll never tighten enough to stay in place off road.
Brakes - will die on your first ride downhill, if not your second or third. Suppose you could buy a better set from ebay for a few quid?
Freewheel - Freewheels in themselves are fine, and for pottering around to the shops might last fine,. But take it off road and a combination of it being a cheap axle and the less than optimal bearing position means you will almost certainly und up with a bent axle.

Pedals will be plastic, again I'd replace with a £5 alloy pair of flars from eBay, otherwise its pretty certain they'll let you down and youll end up scooting home.

Grease - these budget manufacturers are very tight with grease, sometimes they use none at all. I recently bought a cheap coyote fat bike, I noticed a knocking on the Bottom Bracket, too it apart to find it literally dry! So spend a couple of quid on grease and check the BB, hubs, headset (if you don't know how, or most likely don't have the tools, get a friend, or a bike shop to do this for you, really important, grease keeps bikes alive. Keep every part that should be tight, tight, and very part that should be greased, greased and you'll avoid a lot of problems. Make sure you have tools for every nut and bolt on the bike, and if possible carry themmin a saddlebag.

These tips should make a bike like this (or any bike really) function correctly. A cheapie is still more likely to fail than a better bike, such is life.... But usually when things go it tends to be either lack of grease or bolts not tightened.

All that said, take a bike like this on a proper trail and you take your life in your hands, they just arent made for that. Plenty of videos on youtube of mountain bikers who have done just that to see what happens, look them up.
Edited by: "zoidster" 4th Aug
SOUTHWALES14 h, 51 m ago

Okay I guess but if you are not sure how to correctly assemble your bike …Okay I guess but if you are not sure how to correctly assemble your bike the halfords version with free bike build and 6 week check will be a safer bet.[Image]



Oh I love a good Troll; in my life I have suffered Halfrauds "Safety Checks" on 3 bikes; not one of them was safe when they handed it over. The first one taught me not to trust them, the brake blocks fell off ~100m from the shop, and I crashed into the side of a van.
Gentle_Giant48 m ago

Oh I love a good Troll; in my life I have suffered Halfrauds "Safety …Oh I love a good Troll; in my life I have suffered Halfrauds "Safety Checks" on 3 bikes; not one of them was safe when they handed it over. The first one taught me not to trust them, the brake blocks fell off ~100m from the shop, and I crashed into the side of a van.

No need to refer to me as a troll, all I meant was that if you don't know any bike maintenance it would be a safer bet to allow Halfords to set up the bike than a total inexperienced person.
Edited by: "SOUTHWALES" 4th Aug
Yeah I got a £90 Tesco bike four years ago and although I only commute on it five days a week over cr*p roads and go out for rides at the weekend I couldn't believe it when a few months ago I had to replace a snapped brake cable. And, in case anyone is mad enough to think of buying a cheap bike it's also worth mentioning that on occasion I've had to pump the tyres up a little bit. If I hadn't had it so many years I'd be demanding my money back and buying a bike that cost a lot more.
Gentle_Giant1 h, 1 m ago

Oh I love a good Troll; in my life I have suffered Halfrauds "Safety …Oh I love a good Troll; in my life I have suffered Halfrauds "Safety Checks" on 3 bikes; not one of them was safe when they handed it over. The first one taught me not to trust them, the brake blocks fell off ~100m from the shop, and I crashed into the side of a van.


I bought a Carrera Subway 8 nexus hub geared bike many years ago from Halfords, it was excellently setup and had no problems with their service at all, they'd replaced the bottom bracket because of a fault before I took delivery, so I got a free upgrade. Halfords have about 25% of the UK bike market by value and something like 40% by volume. I have a few other Halfords bikes but all were s/hand and some I only bought as a frame. There are plenty of independent bike shops that get negative reviews and many complaints about Go Outdoors and Decathlon on various sites but those companies do not sell anywhere the same number of bikes in the UK as Halfords. Many Halfords do a very good job of setting up bikes and they are practically the only source of buying a low cost bike that they will assemble for you and do the free 6 week check. There is no defence for poor assembly but I think it's completely unfair to label all Halfords as bad when it is extremely likely it is a small minority of stores. When I walk about and see cyclists a huge number in my local area are Carrera bikes, more than any other brand by far, strangely so to be honest although this could be a local anomaly.

I've read accounts where people have taken their Halfords bikes on holiday in this country and a fault has arisen and they have taken it into the store there with their receipt etc and got the bike sorted on warranty which is something other shops cannot offer because the shops aren't as widespread. Where I am I've got about 8 stores within about a 25 mile radius and if I was cycling in any direction pretty much with a new bike I'd easily find a Halfords to go to.

I'm just making the point there are many very positive reasons to buy from Halfords.
zoidster2 h, 33 m ago

The irony with these bikes, is that to use them safely you need to know …The irony with these bikes, is that to use them safely you need to know how to maintain and set them up correctly, ...however if you are that kind of person, you'd be unlikely to touch these with a barge pole. Even then a bike like this is only really designed to go to the shops on, take it on a maoumtain bike trail and it will almost certainly die withn hours (this isn't unique to this bike. Most cheapies just aren't cut out, even if they are styled as "mountain bikes"Biggest problems I see for off road are - Quill stem, just not going to hold, take it apart and grease between the two angled faces, otherwise it'll never tighten enough to stay in place off road.Brakes - will die on your first ride downhill, if not your second or third. Suppose you could buy a better set from ebay for a few quid? Freewheel - Freewheels in themselves are fine, and for pottering around to the shops might last fine,. But take it off road and a combination of it being a cheap axle and the less than optimal bearing position means you will almost certainly und up with a bent axle.Pedals will be plastic, again I'd replace with a £5 alloy pair of flars from eBay, otherwise its pretty certain they'll let you down and youll end up scooting home.Grease - these budget manufacturers are very tight with grease, sometimes they use none at all. I recently bought a cheap coyote fat bike, I noticed a knocking on the Bottom Bracket, too it apart to find it literally dry! So spend a couple of quid on grease and check the BB, hubs, headset (if you don't know how, or most likely don't have the tools, get a friend, or a bike shop to do this for you, really important, grease keeps bikes alive. Keep every part that should be tight, tight, and very part that should be greased, greased and you'll avoid a lot of problems. Make sure you have tools for every nut and bolt on the bike, and if possible carry themmin a saddlebag.These tips should make a bike like this (or any bike really) function correctly. A cheapie is still more likely to fail than a better bike, such is life.... But usually when things go it tends to be either lack of grease or bolts not tightened.All that said, take a bike like this on a proper trail and you take your life in your hands, they just arent made for that. Plenty of videos on youtube of mountain bikers who have done just that to see what happens, look them up.


Your writing as if someone would seriously take this bike off-road and believe it is a real mountain bike. The only time I've seen this is in youtube videos just for a dare etc. Walmart bikes for example. It's a mountain bike style bike.

I personally find it much more worrying when you have a big brand selling what appears to be a real mountain bike but compromised with a low end freewheel and other low end parts. They often look like real mountain bikes and people think they can take them fully off road but they fail very quickly due to their low end parts. The same freewheel is fitted to this bike as fitted to the Terrain mountain bike of this thread. It has a weak tourney plastic derailleur with low strength springs. Very easy for this bike to have its chain come off and jam or the rear axle to snap completely with even a small drop, if anything the solid rear axles of cheap bikes often seem stronger than a quick release axle used with a freewheel screw hub, they are often hardened metal and cannot bend and become fatigued quickly because of the constantly bending force and hollow design so the quick release pin can go through them. I've shown a Giant bike here but this could also be many other top brands for their entry level models. To me that is much more deceiving because on face value it looks like a respectable entry level mountain bike. Many such mountain bikes are sold through independent dealers at £600 or less.

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Is it 2x9 or 3x6? I'd avoid 3x6 . Not fast release wheels so slight hassle if punctures. But for the price i'd buy a tube of slime for the tubes and cross my fingers that the gears will all work. For the money a good deal.
Edited by: "kramer2088" 4th Aug
bonzobanana1 h, 30 m ago

I bought a Carrera Subway 8 nexus hub geared bike many years ago from …I bought a Carrera Subway 8 nexus hub geared bike many years ago from Halfords, it was excellently setup and had no problems with their service at all, they'd replaced the bottom bracket because of a fault before I took delivery, so I got a free upgrade. Halfords have about 25% of the UK bike market by value and something like 40% by volume. I have a few other Halfords bikes but all were s/hand and some I only bought as a frame. There are plenty of independent bike shops that get negative reviews and many complaints about Go Outdoors and Decathlon on various sites but those companies do not sell anywhere the same number of bikes in the UK as Halfords. Many Halfords do a very good job of setting up bikes and they are practically the only source of buying a low cost bike that they will assemble for you and do the free 6 week check. There is no defence for poor assembly but I think it's completely unfair to label all Halfords as bad when it is extremely likely it is a small minority of stores. When I walk about and see cyclists a huge number in my local area are Carrera bikes, more than any other brand by far, strangely so to be honest although this could be a local anomaly.I've read accounts where people have taken their Halfords bikes on holiday in this country and a fault has arisen and they have taken it into the store there with their receipt etc and got the bike sorted on warranty which is something other shops cannot offer because the shops aren't as widespread. Where I am I've got about 8 stores within about a 25 mile radius and if I was cycling in any direction pretty much with a new bike I'd easily find a Halfords to go to.I'm just making the point there are many very positive reasons to buy from Halfords.



The quality and safety of the assembly and "safety" checks at Halfrauds comes down to whether the staff are bike enthusiasts; Halfrauds themselves seem to offer very little training. those 3 bikes were from 3 different branches and over a 35 year time frame.
My local branch used to have a good reputation, but the bike enthusiasts that used to work there have all moved on, and the current crop of PFYs dont know a wheel from a pedal. They couldnt answer a basic question about those Carrera bikes when I asked them back during the winter.

BTW, although Carrera is now owned by Halfrauds parent company, the bikes are still sold through other retailers as well.
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