Yep, luckily for the wife so needed small
Same bike? I bought the medium, it was last one in stock :)
Cheers for the tip...just bought the marin also!
Nice one. Yea looks a belter. good choice! , all the best
Thanks for the suggestions. Just a couple of hours ago i purchased the Marin Fairfax sc4 2017 for 450. What do u think?
Looking at TopCashback site Tredz states there is £150 off bikes in this price range on their recycle scheme,handy if you don't have funds to take advantage of the midnight close of the £150 discount which ends at midnight.
Great price with decent components.
The weight seems okay, probably lighter wheels/tyres would make a significabmnt differebce though. Just out of curiousitu, is yours a compareable full suspention mid travel (140/150mm) bike?
13.6kg - yikes, heavier than my Alloy framed MTB
Always used to be free until this year ;(
OFP4CJG8 £5 off £30 spend
Free delivery on all orders voer £20
Ordered a pair, useful for spring/autumn rides hopefully. Had to get XXL, seems my hands are bigger (or fatter) than I thought! Went for a CamelBak big chill insulated bottle to get free postage.
Drove to work or got cold hands (lol)
What did you do if got - minus, my commute is 30 mins
Used them for a ten minute commute most days last year were more than enough. Wouldn't stand up to minus temperatures for long but good at the bottom end of the scale without getting something too bulky/padded
£2.99 at Screwfix
Bolle safety glasses from amazon at about £6-7. Bargain glasses perfect for cycling.
Why won’t anyone think of the pupils?
Please, protect your eyes won't you.
The best thing about Giant and Merida is their frame manufacturing quality and technology. They are market leaders but the logistics of selling through bicycle dealers etc is no where as cost effective as a direct manufacturer to retail operation like Halfords, Go Outdoors and Decathlon where the retailer itself buys direct from the factory. A Carrera bike at halfords can often have the same components as a Giant bike 50% or even 100% more expensive. A Carrera model here with a decent drivetrain with strong freehub based rear wheel and completely usable off road without issues. However saying that you do get many offers on bikes that bring them down to around £300 with decent components from other sources. Halfords tend to be always offering something very decent for low money whereas its a rarity for most other bike shops. It's normally when a model is unpopular and they are genuine clearance models. Halfords have something like 40% of the UK bike market by volume and buy huge amounts of bikes. While Halfords frame's may not be quite as cutting edge as Giant or Merida they are very decent and very strong albeit possibly at the expense of a little weight. Fairly sure they use fuji-ta frames same as many big brands like Cannondale. Cannondale in comparison has to pay for brand marketing, sponsorship, wholesaler and dealer margins and often the high volume sales of their cheaper models subsidises their high end innovative models which promote the brand's technology but sell in low volumes and are often unprofitable even at the high retail price because of those R&D costs. They are also have to reimburse retailers for warranty work. https://www.halfords.com/cycling/bikes/mountain-bikes/carrera-sulcata-mens-mountain-bike-blue
Not in my experience. 29 just doesn't match the agility of 27.5 in most cases. Yes a road bike would be best for commuting but that's all you can really do with it.
I would be fascinated to see a £300-ish retail bike that is genuinely able to do what you’ve said there. At this price point Giant / Merida just have more purchasing power and better components and more important finish generally available. I want to be stood corrected, however.
No it isn’t. The turning circle is more to do with the geometry. A slacker bike is harder to do tight switchback turns on. 29er wheels are heavier but better on rough ground. If you are commuting get a 700c.
Nothing beats the feeling of passing people on there five grand bikes on my second hand Trek DS. It’s all about leg mind power!.
Juat got mine. No one's taking your bike with this lock.
damn i've been using that for the last 3 years (horror)
If you signup to their mailing list you get a £5 off voucher (valid in £30 minimum spend)
"Sorry, the ECWJ2R promotion code is inactive"
No stock left of this jersey.
Well no there’s no comparison in what Ive said to your dribble, it depends on where you ride, as to scenery against your clothing, which is something you have negated to think about. Here’s an extract from an actual experiment carried out to exactly this (but hey if everyone else says so then you must be right) Similar to the results of experiment 1, in urban environments the reflective and white clothing provided an advantage to the detection of the PTW, while in the inter-urban environment the black outfit presented an advantage
Pot . Kettle . Anyway the overwhelming majority of people would disagree with you . Anyway I'm off out on my bike . Have a nice weekend
Yup...better than spouting off dribble without having a basis for your ‘facts’
Thank you for the tip on the safety glasses,picked them up for driving as my usual aviators don't provide as much side coverage. I sound like a woman wary of showing off too much (lol)
If you're shopping at this cheap end of the market, just get some safety glasses, like these for £6.50. Bolle CONTPSF Contour Safety Glasses - Smoke https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B0024R0U3O/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_2yJlBbZKJFEVY I used these for 2 years on a London commute, comforting knowing they're ballistic tested too.
I saw that info reading a customer review on the website.
i never reads that, weird. i stick to garmin for GPS, a mate 3 years ago said buy once pay more. he was right.
Weird u can only recharge it a set amount of times before the battery needs removing and replacing. It was look promising till I read that
Cheers sucka, heated and bought (y)
Who knows? maybe I got good taste nah jus weird ( maybe ) lol
nothing for those that dont have massive inflated bonces?
It’s all about style, chum.
Why must it match/coordinate?
But does she have a chip on her shoulder?
Will it fit a girl ? She does not have a potato head
My head is actually bigger than a potato :/
Do these helmets come in Purple
Called Polaris, but not polarised? Cold! ;) Also gone up to £24.99
Bought these from Halfords last time they were on offer. http://www.halfords.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductMobileDisplay?catalogId=10151&langId=-1&categoryId=228883&productId=977845&storeId=10001
JUST checked, doesn't look like acomfy fit
Sam reduced to £2.99 in Screwfix. No more Chinese crap
Always had cheap AliExpress glasses, can't say no at this price, heat ;)
That’s made my day. Incredible.
check out this supreme, ikea, SI, gucci colab bucket hat (party) https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Supreme-Box-logo-Ikea-Stone-Island-Gucci-BUCKET-HAT/132599717516
Nice. Beats the £120 Supreme were charging for their Fox collaboration.
https://www.tredz.co.uk/.Fox-Clothing-Rawcus-Short-Sleeve-Tech-Tee-AW17_111154.htm Large or XL same price
I looked at FitBit alternatives a while ago, but in terms.s of app, nothing seems to even compare.
Techradar review: OUR VERDICTThe Mio Slice has tried to take a different approach to the fitness tracker market, ditching steps counting in favor of the heart rate-based PAI metric. Despite this, it still falls into all the same pitfalls, with an ugly design and a basic app that lacks insight. FOREngaging new way of tracking fitnessAccurate steps and distance monitoringReally encourages you to be active AGAINSTBoring, uncomfortable designApp isn’t the deepestHeart rate sensor not always on point
yeah i've used them before for spare parts to shimano bits. evans cycles also have a few deals on fox tees too https://www.evanscycles.com/search/offers-category?text=fox+tech+tee&sort=price_inc_vat
Cool, well when they’re on it they’re fine, just so infuriating when they just keep you hanging...just one too many times for me. Check out SJS cycles if you want some hope stuff, have used them a couple of times
yeah i know what you mean i'm waiting on some hope brake adaptors, been a few weeks since ordering already, it seems tredz order hope on demand, i ordered rawcus jersey above and it despatched within 2 days, hoping the postman delivers today
Given up on tredz, had several issues where they say they have stock when they don’t. Latest was waiting for nearly a month, x3 emails putting date back, ended up cancelling, not even an apology
Heat added - thanks for sharing @prolou82 :D
£25.89 if you add this to the cart https://www.tredz.co.uk/.Baradine-Hayes-HFX-Promax-Organic-Disc-Brake-Pads_51885.htm and use code ECWJ2R your welcome
And colours that even Mr Motivator would be a bit like "Err, no thanks!"
Basically £5 safety glasses with a tinted lens