Vertigo Eiger 24" Dual Suspension Kids' Mountain Bike £80.00 instore at Tesco Extra
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Vertigo Eiger 24" Dual Suspension Kids' Mountain Bike £80.00 instore at Tesco Extra

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Found 30th Jun 2013
1st deal so be kind. Saw this in Tesco Chesterfield.
Bike has: 21 speed Shimano gears, front and rear suspension and disk breaks! The link is to the online site where it's selling for £120. We'd been looking for a bike for our 10 year old's birthday, first went to J E James specialist cycling shop where equivalent spec bikes to this are £200. Then went to Halfords & nearly bought a lesser spec bike for £120, we decided to look over the road at Tescos, found this bike & bit their hands off! They even make the bike up for you free! Can't say if it's nationwide but I don't see why not!

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18 Kilos is mighty heavy for a push-bike, doubly so since it's not even an adult model.

Hold on tight! Here we go again folks - the Tesco Wild Goose Chase is back on. Grab one if / when you can!http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_2wl6RkEN8TY/Sb2PgSFVjZI/AAAAAAAACW8/VcYwYH0tNOU/s400/Wild+Goose+Chase,+swan+013+2.jpg

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Doubt if it's a wild goose chase, the price @ £80 is good but not great so I reckon availability will be fair.

Will give you heat OP pour encourager les autres deals.

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joshm

18 Kilos is mighty heavy for a push-bike, doubly so since it's not even … 18 Kilos is mighty heavy for a push-bike, doubly so since it's not even an adult model.



That's a silly remark and can safely be ignored. I just went to the trouble of weighing my daughter's bike - that's a size or 2 smaller with 20" wheels.

That weighs in @ 12 kg and is light & easy to manoeuvre for a 7-8 year old.

So I reckon 18 kg for a bigger bike for a 9-11 year old is absolutely fine.

bought this for my son last year and its a good bike, good spec for £80, fair better than the usual toys r us ones

18 kg is VERY heavy for any bike, let alone a child's!

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andyb83

18 kg is VERY heavy for any bike, let alone a child's!



What absolute piffle. Sure you get aluminium bikes weighing a lot less but any bog standard steel framed bike - larger child's or adult's - will weigh around 18 kgs or more.

squillion

What absolute piffle. Sure you get aluminium bikes weighing a lot less … What absolute piffle. Sure you get aluminium bikes weighing a lot less but any bog standard steel framed bike - larger child's or adult's - will weigh around 18 kgs or more.



The weight of my adult, steel-framed bike is 10.6 kilos. Just for your information. Feel free to ignore this too.

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I will ignore it as your bike is probably lighter than most bikes. Is it a mountain bike? The norm these days and the OP's example.

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Is it a cheap & cheerful bike?

Original Poster

Ok I'm guessing my 10 year old son won't be riding up Everest (or the Eiger) in this but look at the reviews (some of them say its light), and these are people that paid £120 for the bike. When we pick it up I will weigh it if that'll make you feel better.

squillion

What absolute piffle. Sure you get aluminium bikes weighing a lot less … What absolute piffle. Sure you get aluminium bikes weighing a lot less but any bog standard steel framed bike - larger child's or adult's - will weigh around 18 kgs or more.



"ill informed"

Can't believe I just went & weighed my bike.
26" hardtail. 13kg.

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g1bbuk

Can't believe I just went & weighed my bike.26" hardtail. 13kg.



Yes but that's an enthusiast's bike... ---> which is my point.

Any average mountain bike like this will always weigh 18 kgs or so.

My daughter's bike @ 12 kgs is not particularly heavy or anything, given what it is. A steel framed 8 yo's bike.

Against my better judgement I will weigh a few of our bikes in the shed tomorrow.

I'm guessing they will go something like this:

Son's 24" steel 18 kgs
Sons 26" steel 20 kgs
Mine 26" steel 24 kgs
Wife's 26" aluminium 12 kgs

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I have to lift them into my truck all the time so I kinda know what they weigh.

I think more importantly on these budget bikes the components may be poor quality. On some of them the brake callipers bend & give way when the brakes are pulled too hard. Also the cranks buckle.
Having said that I don't know how good or bad this particular bike is...

if your gonna leave it outside to rot...the weight nor the pityfull components make any difference at all.

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lol

We treat the kids' bikes as disposable, truth be told.

I think we'll treat their adult sized bikes with a bit more TLC

Original Poster

Instead of blindly judging the build quality of the bike, why don't you pop in to your local Tesco Extra & have a look? The one we bought has quality Shimano components throughout! We are not talking about the crappy cheap ones you get from Sports Direct & Argos here!

squillion

Is it a mountain bike?


20 year old hardtail MTB

its £80 for a reason. people really need to learn unless you are willing to spend £1000+ don't get full sus. it doesn't work. just makes the bike heavy for no reason at all

kids don't know this and want to be in with the other kids with full suspension, would you buy your kids £1000 bikes?

ha ha , i got literally battered by my first post. i was too eager to contribute the deal but that was not the best. few people criticise constructively. few down rate just for the heck of it.
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