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Mines just arrived. Impressed with build quality and brighter than I expected. Thanks op
Just in time for summer
No. Lidl sell back and front led rechargeable lights for £12.99
Is that RRP legit?
To 'sweeten' you up eh? How on earth can you leave a bad review when they give away free haribo!? Even after watching the video explaining the tools i'm still clueless haha
Came today, seems good quality. Came with some mini bags of haribo too
I have that tool kit (got it in another offer £30). I didn't get to used everything, but what I used seemed very durable and easy to use. This tool kit is much cheaper than getting the components separately (obviously), just the chain whip and the cassette lock ring can be that much. I saw 2 things that could be improved (so far). The levers are very big and I find it difficult to used them (I always end up using my small parktool ones) and the spoke wrench rounded up 3 spoke nuts in my wheel (although that may be just me not having enough patience).
Went through as %2 of purchase minus VAT
Have an older kit that is similar but is missing the chainring spanner but they regularly go on ebay auction from a chinese seller and manage to pick one up for 30p delivered. I bought the Halfords essential tool kit for £10 when it was on offer (another hotukdeals item) and that one looked like the Aldi version. Anyway the only difference between this one and many of the older bike toolkits appears to be the chainring spanner for actual tools although don't know if there is a difference in quality for the tools themselves. This one looks about the same quality as mine, neither better or worse. Plastic tyre levers can often break and metal ones can leave marks. The best ones are the metal core plastic covered type. I can't tell by looking at them what these are but they are much larger than the one's in my set and look like they could have a steel plate insert for strength with plastic moulded around it.
For £24.99 think it's worth it for at least a couple years use - https://helmets.org/replace.htm
Manufacturers recommend replacing helmet after a certain amount of years, a money spinner yes but also safety for degradation of materials. Whether the clock starts from manufacture date or purchase I’m not sure, but with a 2016 helmet that clock is ticking :/
I have a load of stuff in my basket (waiting for cycle to work scheme voucher) I applied the code and it knocked £75 off although it does say "doesn't work for cube items" .. will see if I get the voucher before code ends ..... :(
Like I mentioned before "terms and conditions apply" but it works on Merida brand, they good bikes too! Hope that help
looking at a Cube bike but the codes won't work for that brand ..:(
I use both, agree crc wiggle have better returns, but tredz have the 10% codes and £5 off £30 spends
I have used Tredz and found them very backwards! Poor product knowledge and a terrible returns process! Chain reaction is my go to, free returns...makes a difference!
Voted hot as it's not electric.
Voted cold as it's not electric.
Yeah, and I bet their mums are cross when they get home too! (shock)
ALways puzzled me but why do most mountain bikers not put mud guards on their bikes. I see them often with mud splattered up there back and legs. Is it some sort of fashion statement? Surely the few ounces that a mud guard weighs can't be the answer or maybe it is!
I have an £1800 wheelies insurance voucher (paet otlf tredz). Any recomend a good hybrid mtb?
Hi. Thanks for the compliment (embarrassed) but I wouldn't put myself forward as an expert; I've just bought and sold a number of bikes (mostly used ones) since returning to cycling when I retired and enjoy working on them so I've picked up a bit of knowledge along the way. Your budget is a good one for a decent bike which doesn't get into 'silly money' territory. I suggest the key factor is what you want to use it for. All on-road or some (light) off road (eg towpaths)? Leisure and/or commuting? Distances? If you wanted a true 'mountain bike' worthy of the name you'd have to spend MUCH more, but I don't think that's what your suggesting. At your budget keep it simple: probably no suspension for example as it won't be necessary or any good, it just adds weight, absorbs energy and won't work well or for long! It sounds like some sort of hybrid is likely to suit but hybrid is a pretty broad term which really covers what's left after you've taken out all the specialist stuff (mountain, road, etc.) and runs from 'near mountain bike' to 'flat bar road bike'. Anyway, depending on your use there's plenty out there. Like so much stuff these days RRP should be a start point only and you should be able to get much more for your money on one of the many deals in a competitive market (though much of the 2017 stuff has probably gone by now?). Finally: size/fit is critical. The best bike in the world will be horrible to ride if it's the wrong fit whereas you can get away with a mediocre bike that fits nicely. This probably leads you to a bike shop rather than mail order if you're not sure. People are very dismissive of Halfords, which may be justified sometimes, but I think you could do a lot worse than going to browse their ranges. Clearly a specialist bike shop is likely to be more consistent but your budget probably doesn't work well there. Go and have a look at the Carrera stuff in Halfords: generally decent bikes (if properly assembled and set up by the shop) and your budget is at the centre of their range (though unfortunately most have suspension). Don't buy without a big discount from RRP though (they play games with pricing and each model seems to be discounted at some time)! Boardman would be even better but probably beyond what you want to spend (though see below). Avoid Apollo at all costs! If you can stretch your budget a bit what about this: http://www.halfords.com/cycling/bikes/hybrid-bikes/boardman-hybrid-comp-bike-45-49cm-frames I'm sure plenty of other HUKD members will have ideastoo.
I'm after a mens hybrid bike or light MTB at around the £300 mark thorugh Cycle 2 Work scheme. You sound like you know your stuff, so what bikes would you recommend? Cheers.
Yes Dawes were once brilliant. The Galaxy tourer and Kingpin folding bike were standout models. I have an old Kingpin model but that is the only Dawes bike I have ever owned. The current kingpin model has a £500 suggested retail price and yet appears to be the same budget components you find on a £130 bike using a similar generic Chinese frame except they have gone for the aluminium version. The sad thing is the original Kingpin is in many ways superior, being all weather (3 speed hub), better ride quality and better handling and a similar weight. It's only really the V brakes that are superior and rider fit thanks to handlebar height adjustment. Dawes seem to have dropped an even lower level now than a couple of years ago, very much budget end products even if the prices are higher. Even most of the Galaxy tourer models are using aluminium frames when they were famous for being comfortable strong steel tourers. You have to go to the Super Galaxy and Ultra Galaxy to get proper steel frames which are a £1000 or more. Also they were a supplier to Toys R Us and there has been a large decline in the number of local bike shops that would mean less outlets. It just looks like a company struggling to innovate and create standout models.
This isn't really a bike for upgrading or trail riding etc. This is simply a cheap entry level bike for people who haven't ridden since they were a kid and are maybe thinking about commuting or getting a bit of excersise without breaking the bank as the lighter nights make it a practical option.
Bikes like that I don't consider BSO's they are strong and last years. Yes the gears are higher maintenance but they are a solid introduction. I consider BSO's to be those awful dual suspension bikes at entry level prices where the suspension doesn't work correctly and is very short life. What they aren't though is mountain bikes they are only suitable for roads, light trails etc. Just been reading a thread on bikeradar where someone bought a Canyon carbon frame bike which had its frame crack on the first ride where as something like that Tesco bike could still be strong and working well 50 years from now as are many steel framed bikes around the world today of that vintage. A few choice upgrades would massively improve the bike anyway. Put some decent ball-bearings and marine grease in the wheel hubs and bottom bracket and a solid chromoly axle through the rear wheel and its a big upgrade.
How very dare you! Here is a pic as actual proof :p Got my bargain of the year 50mm Novatec carbon rims on it too :
He doesn't have that bike, he googled it!
Any washing machine soap powder in hot water. Much cheaper.
Thanks for let me know, by the way nice bike (y)
Your very welcome, cheers for the great comments. As for all the hate were seeing on some deals now days, I imagine it's easier to run a deal down than to say great find or find a deal that beats it. Glad if saved you a few quid. :D
Ha, just found this deal checking Tredz on here for any other discount codes. Their consistent £5 off is nice. Cheers OP. Evans Cycles will also price match Tredz, but you won't get the £5 off obviously. No idea why people are mentioning a cleaning concentrate for a deal that's mostly about the kit - brushes and box, lube, sponge, microfibre cloth etc. Muc-off is very well rated. Seem to be defending a lot of deals these days, no idea why people feel the need for such pointless negative comments. Good deal, bought.
Muc - off is used by team sky on all there bikes. I know fenwicks is a great product also. As for worst deal of the day how can that be unless you can find this actual product any cheaper. Isn't this site for supplying the cheapest deal on products to help one another save a few quid. ??? :/
Fenwicks fs1 is a 1Ltr that makes 10 Ltr and it can be used neat as a de greaser it's the best cleaner on the market by far
Totally agree with the comments above.... As an alternative you could also try Swarfega; 5Ltr = 8 quid from Screwfix
What are the sizing like? Last time I bought cycling top was too tight and I got XL although I'm L
ECWJ2R £5 off £30 QMNRBY or ZAQLPM or PLMQAZ 10% off till end March 2018
Funkier shorts and padded cycling shorts are great, from my experience, good price (these jerseys appear to start at £16). from Merlin)
Anyone know how these compare to decathlon's clothes range? They have basic (100) and normal (500) quality versions...these seem priced inbetween the ranges...wondering whether to take a punt on these instead
Just ordered a couple of the tops in blue. Pity they don't have black on offer as well though. £28.80 altogether with code plus cashback. Thanks Neo
The £5 off voucher code appeared as soon as I went on to the website so just copied the code
This was one that I looked at. https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2017/03/mio-slice-review-heart-rate-done-right-but-style-is-still-a-struggle/ Which mentioned he accuracy of the HR monitor. I am not fussed by the look of the thing as long as it works. Supersharpshot I don’t know the answer to that one. I was looking for an entry level device which was accurate. Hoping this one is.
How to get that £5 off for being a new customer? Reviews not really good anywhere online :/
Non troll question... But what does this one do that a £15 one from China wouldn't?
Hi lucyferror, I have only ordered today but checking quite a few reviews they all commented on how accurate the mio was compared with other wristbands which is one reason i decided to go with it.
code knocked £2.57 off on that screen on the black hat, it appears the camo colour hat has been pulled.. the black cap was always a higher price.
Have expired, code only seems to knock 30p off sadly.
Same. £25.69 for me.
If you add the code the price doubles... something’s busted.
How do you change the price from £25.69?
Sorry, this QMNRBY promotion code cannot be applied against any brand in your cart
They will probably not see you with neon flashing lights but it ups the odds in your favour
black is slimming, win win. ps i've worn hiviz, bright colours and drivers will still tell you they never saw you..
Great deal, cheers...another Endura top to add to the collection. Worth noting the Endura Hummvee jerseys are also only £15 - they're my favourite and a slightly looser mtb top.
Nice and visible on the road - nice one (skeptical)
glad i ordered yesterday as its now back to £1099 and code dont work now .
great find OP and heat added .. will be getting this on 0% fiance with Tredz themselves .
£350 off the RRP and still cold? To all the bike haters who could buy 2 second-hand MOT failure cars for this price, this will keep the cyclist off "YOUR" roads, mainly during the winter months of course. Thanks OP, great find.
Excellent price, #1 turbo trainer, just wish I had the spare cash
You cannot be serious!?!
maybe get a red one so you look like Rambo at work,
Can I wear it work?
Thanks for posting this. Being honest, although I'd love one, I couldn't justify it and bought a Tacx Flow for £180 (£20 off at Halfords for BC membership - always a good one to remember). I don't suppose it's a patch on the expensive ones, but it's good enough for me :) Still, seems a good deal to me.
What upsets me, is the people voting cold probably have no idea what it is.
good to see the 'pro' postings even if the voting has followed the usual pattern for anything more than a 2p toilet roll :) Great first post.. (y)
Nice price,wasted on the voting masses tho,heat given
https://www.dcrainmaker.com/2017/09/elite-direto-trainer-in-depth-review.html Really tempted , seems like the best in this price range and even punch's above its weight towards the higher range of direct drive trainers. Decisions decisions.
I wish, washing my gear takes the fun out of MTB'n - pressure wash then washing machine then the bike gets a seeing to...
I don't know, but I would say yes, as I can't think of any reason why not. In case you've not worn cycling shorts/liners before, normal underware needs to be removed as the seems give serioulsy bad rubbing problems when cycling for any reasonable length of time.
Can the shorts without the liner be worn as normal shorts (for in the office)? Planning on wearing them throughout the day, then chucking the liner in after work and going for a ride.
The original code worked yesterday eveing, but doesn't work this morning. I should have paid up last night. I've now used the 10% code too,
The original code doesn’t work unfortunately so I’ve used the 10% code
Or you could have just put it into manual mode (highfive)
even better :)
according to the product manual the light can be switched between auto mode and manual mode..turn it on..hold the power button for 3 seconds to switch between manual and auto..apparently without an elastic band ..i put the pro version on my lads bike..he's never used the auto setting..it's a good quality light ..no problem using the day flash mode anytime
bit overkill if not needed - battery pack is internal on this model i assumed rather than the big chunk to attach
Better off with these surely. I ride off-road every week and for £20 they are fantastic. https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B073XJ6PGH/ref=s9_acsd_top_hd_bw_bV1Kcp_c_x_3_w?pf_rd_m=A3P5ROKL5A1OLE&pf_rd_s=merchandised-search-4&pf_rd_r=NJ4QBM9WABK1CZK6Q2VH&pf_rd_t=101&pf_rd_p=148a421b-c601-54e2-82fb-988f66099d99&pf_rd_i=458384031
Good deal, thanks. Needed a replacement for an old Camelbak! (I'm avoiding buying said brand now that I've been made aware of their parent company's ties to a subsidiary making assault rifles for public use in the States - https://www.outsideonline.com/2284921/consumers-ask-retailers-cut-ties-vista-outdoor)
Got mine as well, (2L version) it also has the baffle in the middle to stop it sloshing around. It doesn’t show that in the photo of 2L version. also got 2mini packs of haribo :-)
just received now, comes in a mavic sealed box and includes the plug/play adaptor so the pipe can be disconnected from the reservoir with no leaks, usefull for bags that you have to push the pipe through material
Great price to have as a spare, ordered (y)
It is a spare accessory for a hydration pack (bag) I’m pretty certain it’ll come with the tube and mouthpiece I forgot about that I used code ECWJ2R £5 off £30 spend as I ordered another item
There are 2 types of front lights; those intended to light up the road (for cycling on unlit roads, paths and offroad) and those intended to make you visible to other road users. This light is the latter type and therefore fit for the purpose for which it is intended. Using an unnecessarily bright light when cycling in traffic isn't safer - it just dazzles other road users. I always have 2 lights on the front of my bike - a simple, cheap, 'be seen' light similar to this and a second, more powerful light for lighting the way on unlit paths, etc. (it can be turned down or off when cycling on lit roads). I also have 2 on the back - just in case the battery dies in one and I don't notice.
I've had this light for over three years and used it on four or five different bikes. It is the best "to be seen" light I've owned for the money. I used to leave the rubber mount on the handlebars and use the metal clip on the back to quickly attach and release it. It takes a few tries to get used to this method but once you are it is extremely quick. The light feels very well made - solid construction - and the battery lasts a decent amount of time for a compact light. In the years I've had it I've dropped it onto concrete/tarmac a few times and it emerged unscathed. The clip attachment can be used on your clothing/bag/etc so it can be used without the rubber mount. It's easy to operate even while wearing gloves. An excellent light at the full price but this deal, plus the code above, makes it extremely good value for money.
I run a couple of similar to these usb powered lights wityh a seperate dual usb outlet powerbank held in a top tube frame bag,,pretty much turns pitch black into datylight on the unlit roads on my commute home https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/3000LM-USB-CREE-LB-XL-T6-LED-Bike-Bicycle-Headlamp-3-Modes-Headlight-Torch/282480497910?hash=item41c52654f6:g:I4MAAOSwKytZGtSG
so its a front light that does not light up the road in front, sound dangerous and not fit for purpose look on ebay or amazon for cree bike lights something like this one from China, i dont have this exact model and am not recommending it, just giving a link, note: some china bike lights have dodgy rechargable batteries which can catch fire under charging https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/CREE-XM-L-T6-LED-Front-Bicycle-Bike-Rechargeable-Head-Light-Torch-Headlight-Lamp/251437897077?epid=1937292435&hash=item3a8addd575:g:W2QAAOSwRrlZ~J3k
Good performance as far as USB lights go. I’ve got the pair of these. The mounting mechanism for the front light is appalling, try mounting it as shown on the handlebars and every bump shakes it loose so it just ends up flapping about. It drives me nuts. Good ‘be seen’ light if you can get it to stay in place.