Vertigo Bilbao 700c Men's Trekking 21" Bike £90 click & collect @ Tesco Direct
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Vertigo Bilbao 700c Men's Trekking 21" Bike £90 click & collect @ Tesco Direct

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Found 2nd Apr 2014
After the rubbish bike Rutland Cycling sent me, I thought this looked a good deal for £90. Reviews seem generally very good. There will no doubt be BSO comments, but I will only be using this for about 3/4 miles a day. TDX-PM4X will lower the price to £90 for click & collect.

The Vertigo Bilbao is a strong and reliable trekking bike that combines versatility and high-quality. The bike is made in Europe and has 18 gears, front and rear brakes and 700c reinforced double-walled wheels.

The mountain bike features a 21" classic alloy frame, which allows you to personalise the bike with numerous upgrades and accessories. High-quality water-based paint ensures a longer life by protecting the bike from corrosion, and the double-walled wheels offer reinforced support when riding on various terrains. With its excellent exterior and reliable features, the Vertigo Bilbao mens trekking bike is ideal for both commuting to work or leisure off-road strolls.

Frame Size 21"
Suspension None
Pedals Y
Assembly Minimal assembly required
Handle Bar Controls Y
Mudguards N
Pannier Holder N
Forks Rigid steel fork
Giro Headset N
Rear Shock N
Stunt Pegs N

Brake V brakes
Front Brakes Y
Rear Brakes Y
Brakes Lever Y

Cassette (Rear Gear) Shimano
Number Of Gears 18
Gears - Shifters Y
Gears - Crankset Y
Gears - Front Derailleur Y
Gears - Rear Derailleur Y

Wheel Size (in) 29
Wheel Specification 28" alloy doublewall wheel
Wheel Rim 700C

Frame Material Alloy

22 Comments

Original Poster

Image taken from one of the reviews. Quite looking forward to collecting this one.

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"front and rear brakes" and "water based paint", their marketing dept is grasping at straws. And 21" is HUGE for a mountain bike frame, how tall are you?

A generic BSO for generic BSO money, can't see anything that makes it a deal?

I got this at xmas and after I greased all the bearings that were dry its not a bad little bike

water based paint?! er... incredible.

What did Rutland send you?

You should be at least 6ft 1in in height to fit comfortably on a 21inch frame.

I'm 5ft 6in with an inside leg of 29 inches and find a 16 inch frame perfect for me with the seat raised.

I got one of these a year ago when they were £70 at Tesco, the front wheel was slightly buckled from the packaging. I complained to tesco, who gave me the option to return it or repair it locally, in the end they gave me a partial refund and I had it straightened by a friend. Nice bike for riding to work and back. Perfect size for me as I'm 6ft 2in.

The name 'Vertigo' might be apt for any shorties who buy a bike of this size

Original Poster

I'm just over 6ft 2. Perfect then.

Original Poster

mattrixdesign2

water based paint?! er... incredible.What did Rutland send you?



A hybrid with bent forks & couldn't replace it as went out of stock. I think for £90 that this will do the job that I require it to do.

Perfect bike for keeping in the garage and never using.

For this money buy a hardly used bike off ebay, loads of people never use their bike to work scheme bicycles and sell them on.

My dad got this model with a 20" frame (which only just fit his 29" legs) 2½ years ago when they were £50 (he replaced it a year ago with one of those E-go electric bikes).

He was happy with it apart for the handlebars which tends to rotate in the clamp. The gearing needed a bit of adjustment when he got it, In particular the front gear changer needed moving lower on the frame. I found the top gear too low for my liking for road use when I very briefly tried it.

Existing customers could use TDX-PWXH to get the £10 off, instead of setting up a new account to use the one the op gave.

Original Poster

airguitarist

Perfect bike for keeping in the garage and never using.For this money buy … Perfect bike for keeping in the garage and never using.For this money buy a hardly used bike off ebay, loads of people never use their bike to work scheme bicycles and sell them on.



On the other hand, ideal for somebody who will be travelling approx 1.8 miles in the morning, and back in the evening, combined with it being 2/3 on fields & 1/3 road. Gotta love you bike snobs - I have no desire to shell out £400+ on the latest 'must have road bike', nor buy a second hand bike. The reviews on this one are very good for the price range.

Original Poster

As a footnote, got round to picking mine up earlier. Yes, overall the bike is big. But with the seat & handlebars at their lowest, my long legs coped fine. Well worth the £90. Now to build up some fitness over the coming weeks.

FleetFanatic

On the other hand, ideal for somebody who will be travelling approx 1.8 … On the other hand, ideal for somebody who will be travelling approx 1.8 miles in the morning, and back in the evening, combined with it being 2/3 on fields & 1/3 road. Gotta love you bike snobs - I have no desire to shell out £400+ on the latest 'must have road bike', nor buy a second hand bike. The reviews on this one are very good for the price range.



i've done over 700 miles on this bike ( only 500+ recorded here strava.com/ath…380 ) and never had a problem! great bike for the cash. just got my first puncture on Monday and i'm on here looking for cheap inner tubes.

hope it's going well for the others who bought this.

Can you install a pannier rack on this

can you install a pannier rack on this bike?

It's showing £150 as price, it's not accepting the promotion code. Is rife code or promotion expired. I am interested in this deal.

Original Poster

This was 9 weeks ago...

aron78

It's showing £150 as price, it's not accepting the promotion code. Is … It's showing £150 as price, it's not accepting the promotion code. Is rife code or promotion expired. I am interested in this deal.



This was 9 weeks ago...

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Edited by: "FleetFanatic" 10th Jun 2014

I had this bike and after 4 months the crank came loose and both crank arms which the pedals are attached to began to wobble and make a noise when peddling. Absolutely brilliant bike otherwise.wasn't prepared to get the the crank fixed as it would cost 40 pounds.I sold it to my mate and is happily riding around on it STILL.The bearings had worn really fast the man in the bike shop said to me so sods law I guess.

Original Poster

I've still got mine.

I've done about 1000 miles in mine, botton bracket went after about 6 months, never bothered replacing it, just clunks once per rotation! lol

I've got the tesco road bike now which I use more. These bikes are fine for the money.
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