TRINX MOUNTAIN BIKE 26 INCH £179.99 @ BuyDirect / Ebay
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TRINX MOUNTAIN BIKE 26 INCH £179.99 @ BuyDirect / Ebay

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Found 31st Dec 2017
UNISEX TRINX MOUNTAIN BIKE 26 INCH WHEELS & 19 INCH ALLOY FRAME

24 SHIMANO GEARS
DISC BRAKES 160 ROTORS
FRONT SUSPENSION
LOCK OUT FORKS
LIGHTWEIGHT 15 KG

Product details & specifications:
  • BRAND NEW : Available in GREY with RED stickers, or BLACK with BLUE & YELLOW stickers
  • WEIGHT: 15 kg
  • FRAME : Made by Trinx
  • FRAME SIZE: 18.5 inch aluminium
  • GEARS: 24 speed Shimano
  • GEARS: 8 Speed 13-32 teeth
  • SHIMANO :Front & rear derailleur
  • RIM : Alloy double wall
  • DISC BRAKES: Front & rear alloy disc brakes
  • DISC BRAKES: Front & rear aluminum brakes 160mm rotors (Trinx)
  • WHEELS: 26 inch with quick release front and rear
  • BOTTOM BRACKETS : Sealed bearings and waterproof
  • HUB: Joytech
  • Tyres: CST 26" 1.95
  • CHAIN: KMC Hi Ten Steel
  • FORKS: Front suspension Hydraulic Lockout
  • FORK:Trink steel suspension travel:100mm (lock out)
  • CRANK :Alloy Pro-wheel
  • SEAT POST: Aluminum
  • SADDLE: Trinx sport
  • HANDLEBAR: Trinx Flat
  • PEDALS: Trinx sport
  • Suitable for persons: 5ft 6 to 6.2ft (1.55m - 1.89m)
  • Suitable for inside leg measurements: 28 to 34"
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So either a cheap Chinese bike, or a cheap Taiwanese bike, depending on if you believe the company or the Wiki; they cannot even agree on a company founding date.
Gentle_Giant28 m ago

So either a cheap Chinese bike, or a cheap Taiwanese bike, depending on if …So either a cheap Chinese bike, or a cheap Taiwanese bike, depending on if you believe the company or the Wiki; they cannot even agree on a company founding date.


So what? A good lookin bike that has hydraulic disc brakes at this price.. it should be hot.. most of things you have are made in China especially clothes which keep you warm and that,nothing wrong with chinese stuff.. they make so many things There bound to be something good and something bad..
Load of junk! Who even are TRINX?? If you're on a budget I'd look on eBay for something second hand, like a well looked after GT/Cannondale . Don't waste your money on this trash.
Lightweight 15kg?
linhang9022 m ago

A good lookin bike that has hydraulic disc brakes at this price..


Those disc brakes look a little mechanical to me with a cable an all.
Heat. I paid a similiar price for the bottom spec Decathlon rock rider that was spec'd myth less than this. Mechanical disk brakes are normally 300-400 price range.

Looked after this could be a tidy knock around bike

15kg isn't bad at this price either
I would think carefully about buying this , mechanical disk brakes, really nasty forks,square tapered riveted crank arms, pay a bit extra on a better brand , you'll be glad you did .
esq358543 m ago

I would think carefully about buying this , mechanical disk brakes, really …I would think carefully about buying this , mechanical disk brakes, really nasty forks,square tapered riveted crank arms, pay a bit extra on a better brand , you'll be glad you did .


To get away from these specs you've quoted above you'd need to double the money at least. For the money this bike is bang on for anyone that isn't accustomed to premium bikes. If it gets them riding and out in the country side the imo it's a great bike
danfisherdan4 h, 40 m ago

To get away from these specs you've quoted above you'd need to double the …To get away from these specs you've quoted above you'd need to double the money at least. For the money this bike is bang on for anyone that isn't accustomed to premium bikes. If it gets them riding and out in the country side the imo it's a great bike


You wouldn't need double the money, seriously look closely at that bike it is terrible all round it even has a kickstand bolted to it , I'm just trying to stop people buying it and spend the same amount of money elsewhere , you could get a bike cheaper than this that would serve you well , albeit without disk brakes , and without that rotten fork, you'd be better off with a rigid fork than the one that's on this bike .
For the money it seems fine, with some low end branded components. Have a 4 year old Carrera with similar spec and for short commutes and toe paths its fine but not up to any serious off roading. Bar ends a nice retro touch. If this is your budget then you won't get much more got your money
danfisherdan5 h, 19 m ago

To get away from these specs you've quoted above you'd need to double the …To get away from these specs you've quoted above you'd need to double the money at least. For the money this bike is bang on for anyone that isn't accustomed to premium bikes. If it gets them riding and out in the country side the imo it's a great bike


It’s junk, end of. Look to decathlon if you want a ‘knock around’ bike or find yourself a bargain on the bay.
Local bike shops are unlikely to service this bike as they cause too many problems - it is difficult to get spare parts for them and it is very difficult to get them working like they did when first purchased.

It is good to get people cycling but they will probably be put off after a couple of rides on this quality bike.
Get on gumtree . 1000s of people buy £400-£500 bikes use them 1-2 Times , they go into the shed or garage then they sell them a year later and you can normally bargain them down to around £200 . Done this a few times over the years and you get a top spec £500 for £200ish .
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£330 new
I brought my son a carrera vengence from Halfords for £256 on offer. It knocks this into fits for £76 more
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Used once £250 boardman
Edited by: "yozzman1234" 31st Dec 2017
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Used once £7.50
Looks pretty good to me for the money although think the 50 quid extra a bike shop would want for similar spec would be worth it for the warranty
linhang909 h, 7 m ago

So what? A good lookin bike that has hydraulic disc brakes at this price.. …So what? A good lookin bike that has hydraulic disc brakes at this price.. it should be hot.. most of things you have are made in China especially clothes which keep you warm and that,nothing wrong with chinese stuff.. they make so many things There bound to be something good and something bad..



Although I agree that the Chinese can and do make some excellent things, my concern over this bike is the lack of detail in the spec description; it is barely one step above Wheels - round.

Now you dont get much for this sort of money from anyone, I know because I have been looking for a new budget bike for a couple of months, but for a purported off road bike, the frame looks very thin; you could get away with that if the frame were steel, but this isnt.

Brakes are described as both alloy and aluminium, not good; mechanical is perfectly fine, despite what someone else said, but they dont actual state here which is fitted.

Finally, there is a weird number of teeth on the gears. As someone else said, when this wears, getting spares is going to be difficult, and you certainly wont be getting much help from a fleabay seller.

Now someone calling themselves Trinx Germany is selling Trinx bikes via Amazon, and asking an awful lot more than this, so you have to wonder if this fleabay seller has a cargo container full of knock-offs.
100% pure landfill.
yozzman12342 h, 11 m ago

Get on gumtree . 1000s of people buy £400-£500 bikes use them 1-2 Times , t …Get on gumtree . 1000s of people buy £400-£500 bikes use them 1-2 Times , they go into the shed or garage then they sell them a year later and you can normally bargain them down to around £200 . Done this a few times over the years and you get a top spec £500 for £200ish .


I agree much better to get a decent second hand bike take it to a bike shop pay for a service and off you go. This will fall apart and no one will want to repair it.
Wouldn't be for me but for those interested looks to be £10 cheaper although only 3 in stock at this moment : buydirectltd.co.uk/ind…uct


Tbh parts look pretty standard details can be seen here
trinx.com/ind…141
8 speed rear cassette 13-32 is easily available - front chainset at 22-32-42 is also standard.
Servicing their own brand fork would be my only query although at this price suspect most would not consider the local bike servicing cost as viable.
Bike snobs everywhere. Think the decathlon fans will find the lower end mtb's on there are fitted with the same 100mm fork
esq358513 h, 9 m ago

I would think carefully about buying this , mechanical disk brakes, really …I would think carefully about buying this , mechanical disk brakes, really nasty forks,square tapered riveted crank arms, pay a bit extra on a better brand , you'll be glad you did .



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danfisherdan1 h, 22 m ago

Bike snobs everywhere. Think the decathlon fans will find the lower end …Bike snobs everywhere. Think the decathlon fans will find the lower end mtb's on there are fitted with the same 100mm fork


The same fork, are you sure about that?
danfisherdan1 h, 35 m ago

Bike snobs everywhere. Think the decathlon fans will find the lower end …Bike snobs everywhere. Think the decathlon fans will find the lower end mtb's on there are fitted with the same 100mm fork


And as for snobs, I think people going out their way to offer advise better alternatives is a good thing. We all started with low end bikes, well I did but this is to be avoided, I have no idea why you’re so positive about it
windta1ker2 h, 3 m ago

And as for snobs, I think people going out their way to offer advise …And as for snobs, I think people going out their way to offer advise better alternatives is a good thing. We all started with low end bikes, well I did but this is to be avoided, I have no idea why you’re so positive about it


Would agree with you if the advise was not so significantly subjective. E.g. buy a used bike at £300 then spend more on getting it serviced and parts (closest to new standard would be a £100 gold service plus parts). Used bikes come with used issues although over doubling your budget and going used isn't in the same ball park.
Edited by: "Bertz99" 31st Dec 2017
Bertz9931st Dec 2017

Would agree with you if the advise was not so significantly subjective. …Would agree with you if the advise was not so significantly subjective. E.g. buy a used bike at £300 then spend more on getting it serviced and parts (closest to new standard would be a £100 gold service plus parts). Used bikes come with used issues although over doubling your budget and going used isn't in the same ball park.


Wrong, many bikes only get ridden once/twice and are like new, believe me I’ve bought a couple. It’s also important how to fix your own bikes anyway as you go along, develop your skills instead of relying on local bike shops for simple things. The advise was broaden your search parameters, instead of just looking at cheap Chinese heavy machinery
windta1ker56 m ago

Wrong, many bikes only get ridden once/twice and are like new, believe me …Wrong, many bikes only get ridden once/twice and are like new, believe me I’ve bought a couple. It’s also important how to fix your own bikes anyway as you go along, develop your skills instead of relying on local bike shops for simple things. The advise was broaden your search parameters, instead of just looking at cheap Chinese heavy machinery



No wrong your quote was
windta1ker3 h, 33 m ago

I think people going out their way to offer advise better alternatives is …I think people going out their way to offer advise better alternatives is a good thing.


so to break this down your premise is the advise offered there are better alternatives. To you that may be the case, you have experience, you know what you are after. You know how to maintain - note the subjective nature of your assertions.

Now to bring it back to where I disagree. This bike is a beginners introductory bike which imo is reasonable. It has a frame that is rated in much more expensive bikes. It has components on it that you will find on bigger brands charging significantly more. It has its own branded components of fork, wheel (not hub) and brakes by a company that has been going since the 90's and has some pedigree in its sponsorship (limited but some) again at this budget would not overly concern me.

Now you are calling it heavy - here I would point out the cheapest bike in bike radars under £500 they rated was just under 14kg (again context of this is a budget bike being nearly a third that cost).

So my premise is at this budget, wanting to dip your toe in the water this seems a reasonable setup. I would not be advocating your first step to be buying used when you are a beginner with the myriad of issues possible in the used market. Further, whilst knowing how to maintain is ultimately a good thing most beginners are put off by having to do this prior to having fun, hence I would advocate the new offered in this deal and price bracket means usage will occur prior to the wear and tear maintenance begins and if the if the interest is still there it will be learnt as required just as you did.
You have your opinions, I have mine, you think this bike will run trouble free for weeks to come, let alone months, you crack on
You seem to have a lot of them. I fail to see what alternatives being thrown forward however. That fork is a Suntour 100mm same as many sub £400 bikes. Looked after this bike if it means being on one and enjoying yourself is fine.
Admittedly I don’t know much about bikes, but looking at the range of models on their website, and how well some of the bikes look, I expect they are probably a half serious player in other markets.

trinx.com/ind…177

Let’s not forget we are a nation of badge buyers, and not everything that glitters is gold. I honestly think it could turn out to be a great value buy.
danfisherdan2 h, 45 m ago

You seem to have a lot of them. I fail to see what alternatives being …You seem to have a lot of them. I fail to see what alternatives being thrown forward however. That fork is a Suntour 100mm same as many sub £400 bikes. Looked after this bike if it means being on one and enjoying yourself is fine.


Why do you think it's a Suntour fork? Even the Trinx website refers to it as "Trinx Steel Suspension Travel:100mm".

trinx.com/ind…141
People saying that these are awful doesnt make them bike snobs, most are saying get something second hand. I get it that if you dont know about bikes then this can be a problem, but just ask someone that does or google "things to check when buying a used bike". If you cant be ar**d then just buy this spangly deathtrap.
mcrobbj1 h, 13 m ago

People saying that these are awful doesnt make them bike snobs, most are …People saying that these are awful doesnt make them bike snobs, most are saying get something second hand. I get it that if you dont know about bikes then this can be a problem, but just ask someone that does or google "things to check when buying a used bike". If you cant be ar**d then just buy this spangly deathtrap.


Ok - but please humour me - with your first hand experience what exactly makes this bike posted here a death-trap precisely?
Probably alright for a canal towpath, but wouldn't last two minutes on a trail looking at the spec. There's loads of almost new 'branded' bikes on gumtree for around the same price.
stevinio21 h, 40 m ago

Probably alright for a canal towpath, but wouldn't last two minutes on a …Probably alright for a canal towpath, but wouldn't last two minutes on a trail looking at the spec. There's loads of almost new 'branded' bikes on gumtree for around the same price.


Not sure I fully agree. As I stated above this bike would not be for me but then my budget is in a different ball park to this.

However, the frame on this bike is over engineered, same on lower end components - they are heavy but solid.
The brand itself had a winner in a UCI event in May on the XCO r2 category in 2016 (i.e. not a complete none brand) and has been supplying components since the 90's (including in partnership to some more well known brands). On the trail the mechanical discs would be my greatest concern on this bike but at £179 (or £169) with guarantees I can not see hydraulic as viable in this price bracket.

Now gumtree brings in the myriad of issues from fatigue in already crashed used frames to them being a little bit hotter than one would want. Of course taking time to visit, check out and be prepared to walk away will add to the cost in this route.

Whilst there are bargains out there and yes more spent will get better bikes the examples in this post above there are some not so great recommendations that are not even in the same ball park.

The 8 year old Merida Matts 60 is cheap but questionable on fatigue and component wear if used, wheels true and component state if buried at back of garage (either way more costs expected to service and this is highest at risk of being least suitable). Of course to note since its release the entry level in that time has also improved.

The Scott that is twice the price but you could buy the same model new at only £75 more - personally in this budget I would look more closely at DanFisherDans post with the GT he found new.

The Boardman comp 650b would look the best buy but with a going rate that trends at is £375 (At trending value I would prefer to look at Dan post and suggestions within that post) raises the question why it is a 3rd cheaper than anywhere else it is trending at. Problem of course buying stolen goods knowing they are under valued is you can easily lose both your money and the stolen goods.
Edited by: "Bertz99" 4th Jan
Looks great value for money with the main issue being the front forks. Certainly if you want a new bike for less than £200 there are no obvious superior alternatives.
unliahon.com/tri…ew/

I found a review- here it is translated from the original Filipino:



Trinx M500 2017 Review REVIEWS BY IAN ALBERT ON APRIL 24, 2017 72 COMMENTS

If you read my review of the Trinx M136, and your budget is Php6,500 to buy a mountain bike, I recommend that you just buy the Trinx M500. It's just as good as the Trinx M136 but because that's the price they did not It's a long way to go, sometimes at the same price as bike shops as you ask for the M500 only to get you. It's a stock, because it's easy to get out because it's worth buying it at a price of P6,500.

Similarly, the M136, Shimano parts, beautiful built and frame geometry (similarly similar to e), but have been upgraded later.

The Trinx M500 is 8-speed, compared to the 7-speed of M136. That means, there are 8 gear on the back, the biggest cog in the sprocket is a great help when it comes to steep hikes or trucks that ride you.

The only difference is that the M500 in M136 is because they both have lock-out fork. The old models because of the M136, it was not before.

Here are the specs of the Trinx M500 2017 edition:

Trinx M500 2017 Specifications

FRAME: 26 "* 15" / 17 "Alloy Special-Shaped Tubes - You have the choice of size 15 or size 17 the frame you will take, depending on your height. If you're 5'5 "or down, the size of 15 is swak. If 5'5 "upwards, size 17 should. Alloy the frame and beautiful build and geometry. In 2016 models there is no choice of 15 "frame size.

FORK: Trinx Hydraulic Steel Suspension, Travel: 100mm - There's also lock-out.

COMPONENTS

PEDAL: Trinx Sport
SADDLE: Trinx Sport
HANDLEBAR: Trinx Flat - flat bar with bar-end.
DRIVETRAIN
SHIFTER: Shimano ST-EF500 - this combo shifter also includes brake lever and shifters. 3 × 8 this.
FD: FD-M20 - this is a microShift front derailleur, this fd performance is nice because it's a genuine microShift, unlike other Chinese bikes when you remove the microShift sticker, "Shimang" is written. (Kidney stones in heaven.)
RD: Shimano RD-TY300 - Tourney rear derailleur, okay performance.
CHAIN: Kmc - it's not just a generic chain that uses hard links.
BRAKE: Alloy Mechanical Disc - it's still hydraulic but it's still a good performance of the brake set, just keeping it clean to avoid rotor (discs) and not hardening the lever.
WHEELS
CASSETTE: Hi-Ten Steel 13-32T - thread type sprocket, but 8-speed, with 32T largest cog lifetime.
RIM: Double Wall Alloy
TIRE: CST 26 "* 1.95" 27TPI
CHAINWHEEL: Prowheel 22/32 / 42T * 170L - this is a bit different from M136, the M500 crank is better because of this alloy.
HUB: Sealed Bearing

Trinx M500 2017 Colors
Like M136, the new color schems of the 2017 model of the M500. These are the models of M500 2017 models: Matt Black / Blue Yellow, Red / Black Gray, Matt Black / Gray Red, Matt Gray / Green Orange, Orange / Black Blue, White / Black Blue. The first color mentioned in each pair of colors is the more dominant color of the bike.

I will still update this post when I still have added about the review of the Trinx M500 2017.


Trinx M500 2017 Review
Price

Parts

Performance

Design

Comfort

Summary

It is more difficult for the beginner MTB to price it because the price is almost the same as M136, but it is more okay. It's just right for those who want to test MTB and get involved with trooper rides but do not want to spend a lot of money on the bike.

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