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Up to 50% Off Cannondale + up to 35% off Cube @ Pauls Cycles

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Found 21st Apr 2013
Up to 50% off Cannondale and 35% off Cube

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these are all girls bikes

Original Poster

RobOusey

these are all girls bikes



Let me guess, dirty singlespeed hippy?

DH go big or go home!

Adidas Addict

Let me guess, dirty singlespeed hippy?



DH go big or go home!

Original Poster

RobOusey

DH go big or go home!



8" of bounce either end is no fun amongst traffic on the way to work. Or going back up the hill. For every job a tool (_;)

This has been on for awhile and the offers haven't really changed, from what I can tell, for a couple of months. Good offers though.

I sold an average condition quite a few year old badboy on eBay for 200, so that is a cracking deal for someone who wants something robust and very quick for road and unpaved paths / gravel.

Very tempted to treat myself to a new bike for the summer.

Did they really have to call this bike 'Bad Boy Fatty'?

Also, no disc brakes no care.

revzman

Also, no disc brakes no care.



Not needed on most commuter/city bikes, surely?

How useable would this be for light off road use as it is? Need a bike for a bit of light trail riding with the little one?

Original Poster

capriboycraig

How useable would this be for light off road use as it is? Need a bike … How useable would this be for light off road use as it is? Need a bike for a bit of light trail riding with the little one?



It would be fine on canal path type terrain or packed gravel, obviously no good for wet muddy trails as it has full slick tyres.

Now thats a **** bike!

For green trail centre paths I think it would be fine, I've ridden them on my winter road bike with much skinnier tyres with no probs.

How is this bike fast? Wrong tyres for a start!

If you want a bike for commute and light trails, and you don't fancy a hybrid I would suggest taking a look at a 29er

Taz1529

How is this bike fast? Wrong tyres for a start!



At the right pressure a fat tyre deforms so that the portion in contact with the road providing rolling resistance is a small line across the tyre as opposed to a skinny tyre which has a small contact patch that runs along the line of the tyre. The rolling resistance wouldn't be much different.

I guess they'd be marginally heavier and less aerodynamic though.

Got this the other day and it's great for daily commute. Did have a marin Indian fire trail but this is a much easier ride on roads. Great price and seen second hand ones go for more

Adidas Addict

It would be fine on canal path type terrain or packed gravel, obviously … It would be fine on canal path type terrain or packed gravel, obviously no good for wet muddy trails as it has full slick tyres.



Thanks, it's certainly tempting, especially as I plan to increase the amount of roadwork I do to help reduce the beer gut ready for the hols.

Anyone recommend any alternative around this price? I'd got a hardtail with lock out front for in mind, and had been suggested this 29er and this Trek. I'm not au fait with whats good or not tbh in mtb's since the majority moved production to china.

Not sure what size I'd need either, I'm 5'11, average through the legs that peddle.
Edited by: "capriboycraig" 21st Apr 2013

" Bad Boy Fatty Rigid 7"

does someone get paid to come with these names...

capriboycraig

Thanks, it's certainly tempting, especially as I plan to increase the … Thanks, it's certainly tempting, especially as I plan to increase the amount of roadwork I do to help reduce the beer gut ready for the hols. Anyone recommend any alternative around this price? I'd got a hardtail with lock out front for in mind, and had been suggested this 29er and this Trek. I'm not au fait with whats good or not tbh in mtb's since the majority moved production to china.Not sure what size I'd need either, I'm 5'11, average through the legs that peddle.



You can change the tyres - cost you about £50 for some with tread on them - the shop would probably do it for you at a discount if you ask them nicely. Evans did this for me when I bought my Cannondale Quick SL1 which, btw, goes like the clappers.

capriboycraig

[quote=Adidas Addict] [quote=capriboycraig] Not sure what size I'd need … [quote=Adidas Addict] [quote=capriboycraig] Not sure what size I'd need either, I'm 5'11, average through the legs that peddle.



Million dollar question - you may have long body short legs or vice versa, you may have short or long arms, etc ... i'm 5'11 and I normally get a 19"/Large 26" MTB, but with a Cannondale 29er I found the Medium to be a perfect fit. Different geometry and inconsistent sizes from manufacturers don't help in second guessing what fits - the only way to really find out is to try the bike out or alternatively, try another bike with similar geometry.

Fit wise my Dawes (similiar Geo to this) was a large and it was comfortable enough for an off the peg.

Thanks for suggestion Camiano, doing that would push me within see saw difference of this
Giant -
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/51873072/mf11720_talon3.jpg

decisions



Edited by: "capriboycraig" 21st Apr 2013

very fast bike for commuting



You're having a **** allen!

Schwalbe Kojak Race Guard, 26x2.0"

Good savings here. Cannondale RRP is daft so you kinda need them. HOT

Hot !

if you want a fast city/commute bike, get a b'twin triban red 3 from decathalon for £300.

omgpleasespamme

At the right pressure a fat tyre deforms so that the portion in contact … At the right pressure a fat tyre deforms so that the portion in contact with the road providing rolling resistance is a small line across the tyre as opposed to a skinny tyre which has a small contact patch that runs along the line of the tyre. The rolling resistance wouldn't be much different.I guess they'd be marginally heavier and less aerodynamic though.



I actually didn't see the slicks the bike had. Firstly, if it's not aluminium then those tyres are wasted basically. I have a Claude butler with similar ones, pumped to 60psi which is as far as I dare and they require a LOT of effort compared to a specialised road bike.

I conclude that fatter tyres are best for town riding as they allow fast acceleration (whether that's right or not I don't know). I've done 30 mile rides on my bike and it is not enjoyable, and I think that will be same for any bike you can't hold speed on without pedalling all the way. These books are kind of expensive for road riding as they have all the characteristics of a road bike but not for off roaring. Therefore owning 3 bikes is what I'm aiming to do, as all bikes (and tyres) have their ups and downsides, as you will find with this bike here.

Speed ONLY becomes a problem when you're going fast, which this bike will allow, but then you need something which will take you 50 miles without killing you. After riding a steel bike for 5 years on knobblies you do get some massive calves, however.

capriboycraig

Fit wise my Dawes (similiar Geo to this) was a large and it was … Fit wise my Dawes (similiar Geo to this) was a large and it was comfortable enough for an off the peg.Thanks for suggestion Camiano, doing that would push me within see saw difference of this Giant - decisions



I had a Trek 3900 for ten years, it was ridden downhill and a lot of city riding, easily done 12k miles on it. Probably a lot more. And its still a well built sturdy bike! I bought a new trek fuel last year to replace it. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend a Trek, OR a giant, which are both built in exactly the same factory. (With the exception of the high end carbon frames) BUT the bikes in this threads deal look like great value (can't comment on quality but only as I don't own them)

Good luck

I am DEEPLY depressed that no-one has pointed out that this bike is listed as 'BAD BOY FATTY RIGID 7', and the obvious juvenile comedy value contained therein. Such as...

'I'm giving my wife one for her birthday'
'It's all about the rigidity, not the width'
'Does this have different speeds, and what batteries does it take?'

Those were all rubbish, come up with some better ones. Now.

Yes now.

If you wanna go fast, Btwin triban 3 at 299 pounds, or even better, the 5a version at 429 pounds, will leave these looking like they are standing still.

That is a lot of bike right there. I would have bough this had it come up when I was shopping, ended up with a Sirus Comp fr over twive the price (which I am happy with). Looks mean as hell in that photo.

Taz1529

I conclude that fatter tyres are best for town riding as they allow fast … I conclude that fatter tyres are best for town riding as they allow fast acceleration (whether that's right or not I don't know).


How do you figure that? Even with the skinniest road tyres I've never struggled with wheelspin on a road.

Fat heavily treaded tyres are great for mud.

I'd love the Flash Carbon 4 Lefty, but realistically the Fatty would be better suited

and that Bad Boy looks the mutts standing still, who cares how fast it goes

irks me seeing good deals on bikes as I'm waiting for my C2W cyclocross bike to be picked up today, the condition was shocking

at least they say they have another in stock to send straight out, but it doesn't say much for Giant's Quality Control

and the weathers awesome Arrgghhh,....


sorry..... great deals at Paul's I reckon

only large and XL on the big Boy ...oops... bad boy .... Freudian slip.... suddenly thought it would do nicely for a 'next' bike for my son, but whilst he'll probably be a large in 6 months , Not yet...

I have a badboy 5 and can confirm that you are all talking nonsense. This is a fast bike and is ideal for commuting. The flat bars make it easy to handle in traffic and the slick 90-110psi tyres mean it rolls very quickly. It is relatively light and very maneuverable. Well worth it at this price
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