**Tesco**  Terrain Nevis 24" Kids' Front Suspension Mountain Bike, 14" Frame £45 @ Tesco direct
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**Tesco** Terrain Nevis 24" Kids' Front Suspension Mountain Bike, 14" Frame £45 @ Tesco direct

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Found 4th Aug 2015
OK, sorry it's another Tesco bike deal but I've just bought this. I've been searching for wheels as my daughter's bike needs a new rear one and as they are upwards of £20 each plus postage I thought it was better value to buy this!

Keep fit & healthy over a variety of terrains with Nevis mountain bike
Steel frame in red & white & 18-speed gears with grip-shift change
Features front suspension with V-brakes & 24" alloy rims with butyl tyres

Read more at tesco.com/dir…prd

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Got this for my son last week - hubby was so impressed he's bought himself one. Easy to assemble, looks got and seems good quality. Well worth £45

Original Poster

Great, thanks for the input! My daughter has had her fair share of pink & purple bikes in the past & is definitely a "girly tomboy" now, so hopefully she will like it! I'm just impressed it's cheaper than buying new wheel, tyre, etc

I just bought one for my son. I sold his outgrown bike on eBay and his sister's one that he would have inherited, along with it's rust and dodgy gears, and the cost is covered. He gets a new bike and I get space in the shed - everybody wins!

V cheap bike got to be a hot deal!

mylittlesisterlola

Got this for my son last week - hubby was so impressed he's bought … Got this for my son last week - hubby was so impressed he's bought himself one. Easy to assemble, looks got and seems good quality. Well worth £45



​"Good quality" and a Tesco bike!?
Seriously!?
Not saying it is a bad deal, but is certainly a bad bike.
Weighs a ton, wheels are heavy, often untrue, brakes are rubbish, frame is flexy, front fork is there for show.
Terrible BSO

MAdam98

​"Good quality" and a Tesco bike!?Seriously!?Not saying it is a bad deal, … ​"Good quality" and a Tesco bike!?Seriously!?Not saying it is a bad deal, but is certainly a bad bike.Weighs a ton, wheels are heavy, often untrue, brakes are rubbish, frame is flexy, front fork is there for show.Terrible BSO



Have you seen better quality bike for £45 - if so please share.
I said seems good quality as we have had it less than a week and I can't speak for durability yet. It's half the weight of his previous bike, brakes seem sharp so far. I can't see any bikes for a better price and seeing as my son and husband are only looking them for messing about and not road racing, I think £45 is a fair price.

Cold.......as it's not filled with helium, doesn't have Carlos Fandangos super wide wheels and it's not an Ipad. (_;)

thank you

great deal, well worth a look

All gone

daveyboy7474

All gone


cycleman



Just got one had to try about 10 times to check out then went through

Edited by: "daveyboy7474" 4th Aug 2015

yes all gone now - not too upset as these are usually very basic but a good deal anyway

daveyboy7474

Just got one had to try about 10 times to check out then went through


Good luck;)

mylittlesisterlola

Got this for my son last week - hubby was so impressed he's bought … Got this for my son last week - hubby was so impressed he's bought himself one. Easy to assemble, looks got and seems good quality. Well worth £45


So is it ok for an 5'9'' adult?

cycleman

Good luck;)



yes I just tried again and it went through - thanks !

chemeng

So is it ok for an 5'9'' adult?



Hubby is 5'7" and it was ok for him seat and handlebars seem fairly adjustable

Is it suitable for a 10 year old?

mylittlesisterlola

Hubby is 5'7" and it was ok for him seat and handlebars seem fairly … Hubby is 5'7" and it was ok for him seat and handlebars seem fairly adjustable


5'7?! My 14yr old is that height right now.

Just be careful you don't hit a kerb or a pothole with this, because it will obviously break into pieces.

Have you seen better quality bike for £45 - if so please share.



Awful, awful, awful bike. Absolute false economy and total waste of £45. I know it seems like a bargain, but it will be rusty and unusable in no time. Your song will stop cycling as a result of how awful the bike is. Just being honest :P

Buy a second hand Raleigh with Shimano parts from ebay or gumtree. You can pick one up for £30 every single day of the week.

This, this or this is superior in absolutely every single way. And that's with 5 seconds of looking. Spend 10 minutes and you'll find something much better.

gabberandy

Just be careful you don't hit a kerb or a pothole with this, because it … Just be careful you don't hit a kerb or a pothole with this, because it will obviously break into pieces.



Have you actually seen this happen? I can imagine a wheel might get bent, this can happen to car wheels anyway, but what does 'obviously break into pieces' mean ? There's nothing obvious about it

james_00657

Awful, awful, awful bike. Absolute false economy and total waste of £45. … Awful, awful, awful bike. Absolute false economy and total waste of £45. I know it seems like a bargain, but it will be rusty and unusable in no time. Your song will stop cycling as a result of how awful the bike is. Just being honest :PBuy a second hand Raleigh with Shimano parts from ebay or gumtree. You can pick one up for £30 every single day of the week.This, this or this is superior in absolutely every single way. And that's with 5 seconds of looking. Spend 10 minutes and you'll find something much better.



Why should a bike from Tesco rust faster than a bike from anywhere else.
Second-hand bikes usually need adjustment if they're been used or neglected. Quite often the brake or gear cables need to be replaced. Wheels are often out of true. And tyres often need replacing.

jasee

Why should a bike from Tesco rust faster than a bike from anywhere else.



Because good bikes are made from aluminium, not steel.


OK - there are exceptions to every rule, there are a very few decent steel bikes around but they cost a lot more than this and there are now a few cheap, nasty aluminium bikes around.

For a child's toy to cycle up n down the street it's fine and you won't get anything better without spending a lot more (you can't get a new bike for £45).
I bought my kids much better bikes because I wanted to be able to go out cycling with them and for them to enjoy it; not learn that bikes are heavy, making them go is hard work and life is just generally better if you take the car. I'm lucky enough to have a bike recycling charity near me who sell secondhand bikes for this sort of price. Maybe there's one near you?
thebikestation.org.uk/gla…gow

Like you, I was reluctant to buy a SH bike that I didn't know about (but I took the chance and then took it to The Bike Station to get it serviced - so I got a £450 bike for £70 plus £20 to fix the gears). My son's cost £45 from The Bike Station and is many times better than this. And it won't rust.

This is a good deal for a "bike", as long as it doesn't get used in the wet and as an occasional " summer " bike for kids it's fine really. I bought a cheap tesco bike a few years back just to use as a commuter for 3 miles each way. Trouble with it was mainly because the bottom bracket isn't a sealed unit on these cheap bikes so once a bit of water gets in them they become very clunky. Wheels were actually surprisingly OK though. Grip shifters are horrible in the wet though.

jasee

Why should a bike from Tesco rust faster than a bike from anywhere else. … Why should a bike from Tesco rust faster than a bike from anywhere else. Second-hand bikes usually need adjustment if they're been used or neglected. Quite often the brake or gear cables need to be replaced. Wheels are often out of true. And tyres often need replacing.


It's not the frame that rusts, it'll be the others components like the handlebars, stem, chainrings and crank that'll make this look like a rust bucket after a few trips out in the rain.

mylittlesisterlola

Got this for my son last week - hubby was so impressed he's bought … Got this for my son last week - hubby was so impressed he's bought himself one. Easy to assemble, looks got and seems good quality. Well worth £45


Is it good for adults?

ohdearohdear

Is it good for adults?




Raleigh's website suggests a 14" frame would be appropriate for a 24 - 29" (61 - 74cm) inside leg. The only way to know if it actually fits is to sit on it.

evanscycles.com/ (who'll sell you an actual proper bike) recommend a 3" - 14" frame if you're 4'10" - 5'2" 148cm - 158cm

However, all of the above is based on a 26" wheeled bike; the wheels on this are only 24" (so subtract an inch from those suggested measurments). Some (short) adults like these smaller wheels because they're more manoeuvrable, others hate them because they don't roll as well so it's harder work to keep the bike moving. This bike is unlikely to be easy to manoeuvre or keep moving.

Edited by: "ArthurDent1" 4th Aug 2015

ArthurDent1

Because good bikes are made from aluminium, not steel.OK - there are … Because good bikes are made from aluminium, not steel.OK - there are exceptions to every rule, there are a very few decent steel bikes around but they cost a lot more than this and there are now a few cheap, nasty aluminium bikes around. And it won't rust.



It may be better to get a cheap steel bike than a cheap aluminium alloy one. Particularly if the child in a boy and likely to abuse the bike, particularly if he is actually going to use it on trails. Cheap aluminium alloy bikes can be as heavy as steel bikes. The steel parts of all bikes rust, chroming seems to be not as good as it was years ago. The crank is likely to be alloy anyway, chainrings don't seem to rust because they're in contact with the chain, ime. The main disadvantage of this bike is the grip shifters. They never seem to work very well

ArthurDent1

Raleigh's website suggests a 14" frame would be appropriate for a 24 - … Raleigh's website suggests a 14" frame would be appropriate for a 24 - 29" (61 - 74cm) inside leg. The only way to know if it actually fits is to sit on it.http://www.evanscycles.com/ (who'll sell you an actual proper bike) recommend a 3" - 14" frame if you're 4'10" - 5'2" 148cm - 158cm However, all of the above is based on a 26" wheeled bike; the wheels on this are only 24" (so subtract an inch from those suggested measurments). Some (short) adults like these smaller wheels because they're more manoeuvrable, others hate them because they don't roll as well so it's harder work to keep the bike moving. This bike is unlikely to be easy to manoeuvre or keep moving.


Thank you very much for the explanation.
I think it's not good for me, I'm 6'1"

ohdearohdear

Thank you very much for the explanation.I think it's not good for me, I'm … Thank you very much for the explanation.I think it's not good for me, I'm 6'1"



If you want a mountain bike you need at least 26" wheels (some people prefer 29" but you won't get one of them at this price!). Alternatively look at hybrid bikes with 700c wheels and road tyres. I got a nice Trek one off ebay for £70. It's got a sticker saying it won the Tour de France 7 times but other than that small lie it has been an excellent buy.

I cannot believe some of the rubbish being spouted out in these comments.
It is possibly a good deal if you wish to use the bike very rarely and only or short journeys.
If you want to actually cycle (longer journeys with comfort and function) then this is not suitable.
To name just a few things: the saddle is incredibly uncomfortable and badly shaped (no amount of padding will compensate) and if you're buying such a bike you're not likely to own a chamois so even worse. The gears are non functional. On all the bikes I have experienced from Tesco (6 now) the gears don't work. Don't tell me I need to adjust them because I can adjust gears very well. The derailleurs are shocking and just don't work. The gripshift often fails in the wet and is often hard to twist. The bike weighs a ton and is therefore sluggish. The steering is so flexy that it is laughable (although you won't be going above 10mph so it shouldn't be a problem). The tyres on this are just plain silly. Such tyres are just ruining your experience because lets face it, no sane person would ever take this onto a trail.
It is a total false economy. I don't know any use for such bikes apart maybe the annual ride around the block. If it is for kids, then let me tell you this bike will put most off.
For kids bikes 2nd hand is better. Above people have spoken about wear and tear and gear adjustments. Gear adjustment on a decent 2nd hand bike is easy. External cable routing is very easy with the help of the internet. Adjusting the brakes is also very easy. Truing a wheel is also very easy.
The best kids bikes (not the cheapest) are Isla bikes. They can be bought 2nd hand and hardly depreciate in value.

gabberandy

Just be careful you don't hit a kerb or a pothole with this, because it … Just be careful you don't hit a kerb or a pothole with this, because it will obviously break into pieces.



​That happened earlier...

Cheap shoddy overweight nasty piece of junk that will constantly creak and rattle until it falls apart, if you want to spend £45 give it to charity you'll feel so much better than buying this.

MAdam98

​That happened earlier...



I'd _love_ an explanation of this (I asked earlier) maybe the frame broke into bits or the bike simply exploded. Haha.
It's possible, of course, for any person on any bike to be thrown off, if they hit a bit enough pothole or a high kerb.
The most usual damage in that type of accident to any bike is a bent wheel These are not trivial to retension. It is possible to correct small warps but larger ones (buckles) requires the rim to be straighten. Not an easy job.
I agree about the grip shifters. they're not the most positive, but I've never seen a second hand bike where they 'don't work'! Young people (and some older ones ) don't understand about cadence and don't change gears that often.
Mountain bike type tyres are, of course, fitted to mountain bikes! It's unlikely that any young person would use such a bike on anything other than a 'trail'. They should always wear a helmet anyway. However mountain bike tyres are useful on the road, Noise is higher but they do give good grip when cornering, although wear is higher.
The saddle looks slightly longer and narrower than 'normal' general purpose bikes. Peoples bottoms very anyway.
Above all, this bike has 108 revues, mostly very positive with an overall rating of 4.3

I bought this bike a fortnight ago
Although the one delivered was solid Red it's a fantastic bike for a kid

My boy is 10 so I was thinking it's going to be heavy and flimsy but I'm very impressed
It doesn't weigh too much, the build is really good actually and there's no way this bike is going to have any issues for at least a few years
I understand some of the "false economy" comments as I do like a good bike (mines a GT Zum s2) but for a kid to take round the park etc... this is perfect.

RRP should probably be closer to the £60-90 mark but for £45 is a bargain

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