Trax TR.1 Rigid Mens Mountain Bike - 19"  @ Halfords £69.99 - reserve & collect
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Trax TR.1 Rigid Mens Mountain Bike - 19" @ Halfords £69.99 - reserve & collect

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Found 12th May 2013
Cheap n cheerful - get some exercise this weekend

Rigid steel mountain bike frame and forks for low maintenance and strength
Powerful front and rear V-brakes for reliable braking and stopping power
18-speed gears, ideal in all riding situations
Great for both town and trail use

don't forget Quidco 3% / TCB 3.03%
- Jelly Bean

100 Comments

Not a bad price, would be nice to see some branded components, even at this price, but as a first bike or something simple, a good buy. Heat added

I notice that you have to pay £19.99 for Halfords to build the bike for you, so unless you are happy that you can to do it yourself, then you need to factor that into the price.

Banned

I have one, it's not too heavy or trying to be something it isn't.

Not a really great bike but WAY better than full suspension supermarket rubbish at this price point. Go for it!

seanhayes02

Not a bad price, would be nice to see some branded components, even at … Not a bad price, would be nice to see some branded components, even at this price, but as a first bike or something simple, a good buy. Heat added



"Shimano".

It's really £89.98 if you want it built

Building only usually involves attaching the pedals, seat post (saddle), front wheel and handlebars. It doesn't take long.
Edited by: "Badgerzz" 12th May 2013

If you buy two (or any other items to take total over £100) they take another £10 off!

Badgerzz

Building only usually involves attaching the pedals, seat post (saddle), … Building only usually involves attaching the pedals, seat post (saddle), front wheel and handlebars. It doesn't take long.



But you have to be a trained expert to do these things if not it will fall apart and you or your loved ones will die. Just kidding if you cant build a bike like this you better move back in with you parents because you are hopeless.

plus 10% off for British cyling members

Where's the £1000 bike brigade today?

whatsThePoint

its really £69.99 if you don't want it built



And easier to store

Possibly the best budget bike around at the moment? Even the Decathlon stuff starts at £100 (though that includes build).

This seems to include a 6 week service. Presumably build errors could be correct then for the technically challenged (but better not to ride it in the meantime!).

ether707

Where's the £1000 bike brigade today?



Out getting soaked in the rain the same as those one £60 bikes

ether707

Where's the £1000 bike brigade today?



Speechless for once - this does appear to be a decent deal.

What's so good about this deal then?

Thanks. Bought one today. Seems like a really good bike for the price and will hopefully be perfect for my summer only use!. Hope it lasts as long as my other budget bike which I bought 14 years ago for £30...and which broke for the first time yesterday....fancy that a cheap bike only lasting for 14 years...scandal!

Far better than the full suspension £100 supermarket specials. Cheap suspension on a bike in this price range does nothing but add extra weight. Bought two of these as cheap hacks for £130 using the £10 off.

No not amazing quality but good value for money and make perfectly usable basic bikes as long as you accept them for what they are. Brakes didn't even need adjustment in the two i got. Assembly was trouble free. (maybe i just got lucky)

Uridium

Far better than the full suspension £100 supermarket specials. Cheap … Far better than the full suspension £100 supermarket specials. Cheap suspension on a bike in this price range does nothing but add extra weight. Bought two of these as cheap hacks for £130 using the £10 off.No not amazing quality but good value for money and make perfectly usable basic bikes as long as you accept them for what they are. Brakes didn't even need adjustment in the two i got. Assembly was trouble free. (maybe i just got lucky)



As I said at #4! Well done for buying. I'm not a fan of budget bikes but this looks like a sensible buy.

Just reserved one to collect tomorrow

Banned

For what it's worth Costco are doing alloy framed Schwinn mountain bikes for £119.

I know it's more than this Halfords one, but will be lighter and better quality.

I have one of these. Decent bike and okay to build although mine did not come with the tool to tighten the nuts.

IMO for a cheap bike it is much better to go without suspension and this does just that.

I took it in about 2 weeks after I built it and the guys in in the store adjusted the brakes and gears for me for free, took it back for a 6 week service and they did the same, really useful.

Apologies, I voted cold as anyone buying this bike is likely to lack the brain power to build it.

Anything that encourages the fatties to get of their ass and do a bit has to be recommended though.

tgomas

..... although mine did not come with the tool to tighten the nuts.



Spanner.

Banned

LOL! Try looking in the Costco stores...

would of been super hot if it included the build

Woodnt really say this is fit for trail use nothing above blue level anyway

3% cashback @ quidco

whatsThePoint

so after the free delivery you want someone from halfords to come round … so after the free delivery you want someone from halfords to come round your house and put it together all for just £69.99 oO



as in pick up from store built

Wiggle mannage to deliver the bikes with just bars tightening and pedals doing up.

Personally, I'd always advice to look second hand rather than spending this little on a new bike.

You'll get a bike with more chance of both staying together for a few hours riding and still having some residual value.

At least this one is rigid, rather than the full suspension ones that come in at this sort of price!

"get some excerse this weekend" - pretty much explains how long it'll last!

Please dont buy this one..I had it for 10 months before it literally went apart and a pain the whole time I had it. This is very heavy. The tyres are cheap and puncture easily. The chain breaks. A total nightmare.

For the money that doesn't look too bad. As has been said, no suspension is a plus at this price, and if you look after it, it could last ok. You'll want to upgrade quickly if you fancy doing any real off road work but as cheap transport... Why not.

only a ten pounds reduction...

I got this a few months ago and it took about 10 mins to pit the peddles and saddle

HOT

My most expensive bike was £2400 originally but I bought second hand at just under 1k, so I guess I'm in the £1k brigade, but I still think it's a great deal and I am now tempted to get it for daily commutes, leaving in front of the shops etc...

can you use the old ride to work scheme to purchase this?

i mean £70 isnt much but im really scrimping at the moment!

It's a Bike Shaped Object.....you'd be far better off with a decent second hand bike or heading to Decathlon to look at their cheapest Rockrider.

At the end of the day, you're going to have to lay out at least another £50 to £100 on the necessary stuff for safe cycling so why the hell would you only spend £70 on a piece of junk bike.

My guess is that at least 95% of these will spend their time rusting in a shed.
Edited by: "davester2k" 13th May 2013

whatsThePoint

well the 125 owners (or 5% as you put it) who ride theirs and gave it an … well the 125 owners (or 5% as you put it) who ride theirs and gave it an average 4 stars out of 5 seem happy enough, so why are you as a non owner having a problem with it?plus lights are £1 in poundland and you can get a helmet for a £10 or less so what other safety equipment did you get with your £100 spend?



If you ride with £1 lights you probably want to spend more than £10 on a helmet.

Anyway as a rough guide....

Lights - Decent sets can be had from £5 upwards.
Helmet - At least £20, I personally wouldn't fancy anything less than £30.
Pedals - They will be useless. Even pedals fitted to £1000 bikes are generally useless. Probably £15 to £20 for a good set.
Inner tubes - Tyres will be rubbish so expect to get through a fair few of these unless you can be bothered to repair.
Saddle - See pedals. Add another £20 for a usable one.


I used an NUS discount code last year to get 10% off it changes every month , may be NUSMAY13 .can someone confirm that.?????
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