RRP is way too high for a bike with Acera-spec components.
The consensus on bike forums is that 10 Speed Chainsets work fine with 11 speed chains. Example Link.
Absolutely, but if a bike is used properly then I'd always consider things like cassettes as consumables. Depending on the miles done it may take a few years but eventually you'll be looking to replace some/all of the drivetrain and at that point I'd rather have the option of spending a bit more for a bit of an upgrade. Won't make me go up hills any quicker ;) but at that point I'd happily spend £5 more to get a 105 cassette than Sora.
You would need a new chainset (or replace the cogs) too. 11 speed chains are narrower so won't fit on 10 speed chainrings. You wouldn't necessarily need new wheels - a lot of wheels made recently are 11 speed compatible and use a small spacer on the freehub to accmmodate the slightly narrower 9/10 speed cassettes. Personally I'd have a long think about whether the extra for the Tiagra was worth it and only go for it if I had the cash to spare. I have sora, tiagra and ultegra and whilst each is better than the last at the end of the day they all work OK.
10 speed to 11 isn't too easy, only the chainset and front mech are really compatible and brakes obviously. You'd need new wheels, shifters, cassette, chain and rear mech, It'd probably work out cheaper to buy the whole groupset.
I'm not.... totally sure (computers are more my mastermind topic of choice than bikes) but I think most 10 speed setups would take an 11 speed relatively easily? If not, I can go about upgrading in a path that "works".
why compromise the quality of the other components for decent a disc setup if decent v breaks do a good job ? I.d be more worried about that cheap and nasty 2 bolt adjustable stem flexing a rider out of control.oO
Bit of generalisation here but bear with me....Strictly speaking steel as a material is stiffer than aluminium. It is however stronger so less of it/smaller tubing can be used for a given frame strength. Alloy frames often have to be made stiff as it can't survive as many flex cycles as steel/titanium before failing.
Plenty of replies by others that explain my thoughts on discs on cheap bikes. I'd also suggest you're wrong with a blanket decision to ignore steel frames. No one frame material is "best". You can make a cheap bad frame from Steel, Alloy and Carbon. Manufacturers that know what they're doing can make an excellent frame from any of those materials. You need to try a good steel frame to see what the fuss is about. A well made frame in butted 4130/Reynolds tubing etc is infinitely preferable to a boggo alloy lump fired out of a far-east copy shop.
I bought my son's bike from this company last month and would highly recommend them, very helpful and got a fab bike at a great price
I never mentioned about weight what are you talking about?
Great- bought.... Seems to have sold out now though
You were posting alternatives? I see. They are BSO's.
If you're so confused rev6 click the links and it will all become clear . I could have posted it as new deal but was alerted by original posters link. None of it that puzzling .
That is the Tenet 1 with claris gears, this is the Tenet 3 with Tiagra gears. Depends how much you want to spend.
Better deal to be found at Rutland Cycles: http://www.rutlandcycling.com/300879/products/2015-saracen-tenet-1-road-bike-black-red.aspx
But they're not really bikes are they - just a similar shape! ;)
The point I'm making is that Tesco do bikes for about £60 on special offer, so only a bike snob would suggest that a £450 bike is "entry level".
How can £50 corsair cx be a basic psu, when you can buy '600w' for £15? :)
Different model name but looks very similar - one only available though with 15" (ie XS) frame. I've decided I can't justify mine (19" - ie M) when I have several other bikes. Assembled and tried (in the dry) to make sure it's OK then stored in my garage. It's a lovely bike. PM me if you're interested.
The deal link is dead but is this the same bike at £225? http://www.ukbikesdepot.com/m18b0s18p11696/RIDGEBACK_Meteor_Mens_Equipped_Hybrid_Bike_Hybrid_Bike_2014
Mine arrived a few days ago and have been out for a few short rides and must say it is a a really decent bike. Good frame and good quality components make it feel like a more expensive bike. I agree with Besford that a maintenance stand would have helped with the initial setup and subsequent adjustment (or an extra pair of hands). BTW I'm 5' 8" and the 17" frame is a comfortable fit. I guess I could have managed with the larger frame but I prefer a slightly more upright position.
Wonderful! Thanks for letting me know. Bear in mind that new cables tend to stretch initially so if you find the gear change isn't smooth and crisp it can be as simple as just tightening the cable by turning the adjuster a little at a time until it's good. I in vested less than £30 in a bike maintenance stand last year and it makes it so much easier to set these things up. I even amazed myself by putting a set of EZ Fire shifters on an old bike and they worked perfectly. :3
Took our chances on the 17" frame for my wife (5'3") as her old bike was 16". Turns out I was able to perfectly match her riding position with the 16" bike. Looks like there's quite a lot of variation in these bike sizing charts which is confusing. Anyway, bike looks lovely, solid and is *much* lighter than her old one. Bargain at this price! Thanks again OP :)
Website back up: http://www.ukbikesdepot.com/m89b0s800p0/Ex_Display_Bikes/Hybrid_bikes
Seems to have been like this all day.
Friday evening now. There site has gone dead?
Link seems to have changed. here's the correct one: http://www.ukbikesdepot.com/m89b0s800p13846/ADVENTURE_Uni_Single_Speed_Bike
There was when I posted it - don't know where it's gone!
There's a guide on their site though, as is usually the case, it's based on overall height, not leg length. I have a 19" frame with leg length 31" and it seems about right though I know a 17" frame would also work with seat post nearer max. I would guess (it is only a guess) a 15" frame would ideally cover something like a 26"- 30" leg but please don't rely on this. Maybe try a 15" for size in your local bike shop? Bear in mind this bike has a 700c wheel (ie larger diameter than 26" 'standard' wheel) and this will make a small difference to fit.
The 15" now reduced to 159.99. Can someone advice what the min max leg length for this size? Many thanks.
Great for the business to respond! Not sure if it's logical to assume a company has folded if you can't get to their website thought?
The website is now up and running! It was a domain error that knocked the site offline since Friday. The downtime has given us time to catch up, employ more staff and get through the orders. Dispatch times are back down to the times quoted (1-5 day dispatch) Thanks Staff @ Cycle Gear - UKbikesdepot.com
I wrote a review about them on a review website and they put a shirty reply on that too LOL. I did get the bike in the end (after 10 days)and to be fair there's not a scratch on it. Not over the moon with the way the brakes have been fitted (so tight the wheel doesn't go round properly) but we can sort that with a bit of adjustment. I've let them know so be interested to see if I get a curt email about that as well.
I ordered one 2 weeks ago and it has only just been shipped yesterday. I don't understand why it took so long. I'm not that bothered but it's still not great! Also their customer support via email wasn't the most pleasant but they did respond promptly. The bike should get to me today via TNT.
Beware. I ordered one over a week ago and it hasn't even been despatched yet. Sent an email asking where it was and then opened a PayPal dispute (not a claim) to facilitate communications. Got a really shirty email from them and also got told that it was originally going to be despatched today or tomorrow but because I had complained to PayPal it would now take longer!!!! Really poor customer service.
You always get one idiot. Heat from me.
Cold, no pedals
Thanks for the update - I remain a very happy customer and that's why I posted on here but you just can't please all of the people all of the time! By comparison with so many so called 'offers' posted on this site I think this is a real 'hot deal'. PS beware what you post here yourselves - if HUKD deem it to be self promotion it will get spammed.
The website is now up and running. Apologies to anyone waiting for orders and trying to order. It was a domain error that knocked the site offline since Friday. We are not a fly-by-night operation, we have been an established shop since the 70s. Shysters? Think that one was slightly uncalled for but everyone is entitled to there opinion and free speech. The downtime has given us time to catch up, employ more staff and get through the orders. Dispatch times are back down to the times quoted (1-5 day dispatch) Yes we were a little swapped before but this is because we are a small shop, in a small town in the middle of Yorkshire. We don't have the infrastructure and systems in place that the big boys have. Thanks Staff @ Cycle Gear - UKbikesdepot.com
I also have had nothing but good service from these people. Had a bit of a clunking noise coming from right pedal. Took it into their shop one Sunday and was told to go for coffee and they would ring when sorted. Less than 1 hour later they rang to say they had fitted 2 new pedals and a new shimano bottom bracket.Took it straight out for a 6 hour test ride up the canals and it was perfect. Top guys...top service...and no I have no connection with them apart from the good fortune of living quite close by.
My experiences have been very different. I've had a few teething troubles with the bike, which seem to have been sorted now with a replacement bottom bracket. But ukbikesdepot have paid to have all the problems fixed - which meant two trips to my local bike shop. On the latter occasion, their credit reached my credit card statement before the payment for the repairs did. I'm sorry your experiences have not been so positive, but shysters and fly-by-nights? I think not.
Wow, what a bunch of shysters. So they are basically saying they can change the spec and send you any old tat without any notification or warning? Will stay away from these guys (their website is down anyway, maybe a fly by night operation?)
There's not a lot in it TBH. This model weighs just 10.1kg. The Scott Scale 640 (alloy) weighs 10.9kg.
Thank goodness for that! We've been saved from the "what no pedals?" squad that camp out in most of the bike threads!
Medium, Large and Extra Large at Paul's Cycles for £1249.99 plus postage. For me, the 630 (SRAM instead of Shimano) is a better package at £1049.99 plus postage. Hourses for courses though. Check out the direct comparison here.
expired :( they have only one
and my trainers cost £20. It's not really a valid comparison. It costs me £200 a year to run my ZX6R but I wouldn't want to try and take it down a black run
Great spec, great price for 29er, ordered.
Nice with high spec parts matching much more expensive bikes.
genisis frames have a life time guarantee and 12 months on all parts and excellent customer service if this happened theyd give you a new one without question
looks like a lot of push iron for the money
Bought this exact same bike in June last year. Chain broke after 15 miles and frame paintwork was flaking off a "NEW BIKE". Very disappointed with this bike. Go for a Specialized or Cannondale for less money.