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Vertigo Eiger 26" Mountain Bike £100 at TescoDirect (£80 off)
Vertigo Eiger 26" Mountain Bike £100 at TescoDirect (£80 off)

Vertigo Eiger 26" Mountain Bike £100 at TescoDirect (£80 off)

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Vertigo Eiger 26" Mens' Dual Suspension Mountain Bike, 18" Frame
Was £180, then £120, now £100 - Free Delivery by Xmas

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£1 off with code TD-FRTW (Works)

71cm (26") bespoke wheels with pneumatic tyres with dual suspension
Features a 21-speed gear system with grip-shift change
Quick release front wheel & seat for easy security

Get out in the sun and ride across rough, off-road terrain and dirt trails with the Vertigo Eiger mountain bike with its 18" frame made from lightweight aluminium alloy. The Eiger features dual suspension on the forks with rear shock absorbers to dampen the jolting bumps from higher ground.

The Vertigo off-roading mountain bike features, front and rear pneumatic tyres that are 26" tall with disc brakes on both. The Eiger by Vertigo features a Shimano 21-speed gear system with a grip-shift change.

The Eiger mountain bike comes with a comfortable saddle and easy-grip handles. This Vertigo bicycle conveniently has a quick-release front wheel and seat to make securing your bike much easier.

***** Interesting use of "Bespoke" by Tesco... I always thought bespoke meant made to measure or purpose made, and had nothing at all to do with what holds a wheel rim to the hub. There you go - our rich, ever-expanding language gathers new words and new meanings for old words every year. I guess now that "Literally" officially means, well, quite literally "not literally" then anything goes. *****

25 Comments

For people's safety i hope no one buys this crap.

This bike will fail and you will die!

and 19kg is more than I bench!

gobhoblin

and 19kg is more than I bench!



Do you even lift ;-)

Arthur88

For people's safety i hope no one buys this crap.



I heard last time someone bought one of these 12 people died.

Nice cheap bike...although you could always spend 100 or 200 times more on a 87% better bike!

Bargain for an alloy frame! AND disk brakes. Just check everything if you are buying it for someone else.
Edited by: "jasee" 17th Dec 2014

You buy this for your child and they will run away from home!

I'm not against cheap bikes in principle if they are kept simple but dual suspension at this price is never good. At best it will be wasteful of energy and horrible to ride at worst it would kill you.

"Get out in the sun and ride across rough, off-road terrain and dirt trails with the Vertigo Eiger mountain bike"

This wont end well.

Original Poster

2900adam

You buy this for your child and they will run away from home!


Promise?

Original Poster

gobhoblin

This bike will fail and you will die!

I appreciate your concern, but it's not for me. Therefore I assume I will not die. Ever

jasee

Bargain for an alloy frame! AND disk brakes. Just check everything if you … Bargain for an alloy frame! AND disk brakes. Just check everything if you are buying it for someone else.


No it's not! It's a cheap bike with an inflated RRP that no one in their right mind would pay. There are any number of steel bikes better than this.

2900adam

You buy this for your child and they will run away from home!



That would be quicker than riding this boat anchor!

jasee

Bargain for an alloy frame! AND disk brakes. Just check everything if you … Bargain for an alloy frame! AND disk brakes. Just check everything if you are buying it for someone else.



When it comes to cheap bikes often steel frames are better as they are easier to weld and likely to be safer than cheap aluminium frames. The disc brakes are not hydraulic and the bike seems to be based on low end shimano components including a freewheel not cassette. A cheap steel frame non suspension bike can be bought for less, it will be faster, safer, easier to ride, lighter and need far less maintenance.

This bike will make baby Jesus cry ...

Ahh love the bike police on here, always worth a read to see the alternatives offered... oh...

Bought this bike a couple of months ago from Tesco. Sent it back on the first occasion and was given a replacement. Then had to send that back too and got a refund. Couldn't fault Tesco's Customer Service but I would not recommend this bike.

bonzobanana

When it comes to cheap bikes often steel frames are better as they are … When it comes to cheap bikes often steel frames are better as they are easier to weld and likely to be safer than cheap aluminium frames. The disc brakes are not hydraulic and the bike seems to be based on low end shimano components including a freewheel not cassette. A cheap steel frame non suspension bike can be bought for less, it will be faster, safer, easier to ride, lighter and need far less maintenance.



Welding is done in factories by robots, they don't care if it is easy or difficult to weld :-). Most of the bikes I have are cheap alloy bikes. None of the welds show any signs of failure. Metal frames rust. Alloy oxidises but only on the surface. Who could expect hydraulic disk brakes at this price! I take it you do mean hydraulic disk brakes ie oil filled? The maintenance of disk brakes is simpler. They are better in the wet, Surely you don't recommend V brakes? Front suspension is quite useful.Full suspension on a cheap bike usually makes it too heavy, so not ideal but always seems to be provided in the cheaper ranges.

jasee

Welding is done in factories by robots, they don't care if it is easy or … Welding is done in factories by robots, they don't care if it is easy or difficult to weld :-). Most of the bikes I have are cheap alloy bikes. None of the welds show any signs of failure. Metal frames rust. Alloy oxidises but only on the surface. Who could expect hydraulic disk brakes at this price! I take it you do mean hydraulic disk brakes ie oil filled? The maintenance of disk brakes is simpler. They are better in the wet, Surely you don't recommend V brakes? Front suspension is quite useful.Full suspension on a cheap bike usually makes it too heavy, so not ideal but always seems to be provided in the cheaper ranges.



Bikes will still be welded by humans. Decent steel frames will take a long time to rust in normal use. There's no advantage there. In any case all the other parts on this will be cheap steel so more likely to corrode. Good v brakes are better than cheap discs. I bet its also nigh on impossible to get spare pads unlike the universal ones fitted to V brakes.
Suspension means a fork or rear triangle suspended on an air or coil spring with a system to slow the rebound. This will have the equivalent of a pogo stick at each end. You will gain no advantage whatsoever from having it. In fact the weight and pivots will slow you and give you one more thing to go wrong!

Should they be allow use the word mountain in the title? If you took this near one it would disintegrate

Just click here on why not to buy ...

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paulgriff

Should they be allow use the word mountain in the title? If you took this … Should they be allow use the word mountain in the title? If you took this near one it would disintegrate


Worth buying then.
I'd love to watch a mountain disintegrate.

jasee

Welding is done in factories by robots, they don't care if it is easy or … Welding is done in factories by robots, they don't care if it is easy or difficult to weld :-). Most of the bikes I have are cheap alloy bikes. None of the welds show any signs of failure. Metal frames rust. Alloy oxidises but only on the surface. Who could expect hydraulic disk brakes at this price! I take it you do mean hydraulic disk brakes ie oil filled? The maintenance of disk brakes is simpler. They are better in the wet, Surely you don't recommend V brakes? Front suspension is quite useful.Full suspension on a cheap bike usually makes it too heavy, so not ideal but always seems to be provided in the cheaper ranges.



I can't say with 100% certainty that cheap aluminium frames are not welded by robots but it certainly wasn't true a few years ago. Welding robots are a serious investment any many of these cheap bikes are sourced from low tech factories, china, Vietnam, Bangladesh, India etc. For a bike to retail at £100 in the UK, you are talking about £83 before VAT then Tesco's margin perhaps £15-20, then importing costs, then the factories own profit on top of the cost of parts and manufacture. Clearly you are left with a small amount for assembly and parts when split up.

bonzobanana

I can't say with 100% certainty that cheap aluminium frames are not … I can't say with 100% certainty that cheap aluminium frames are not welded by robots but it certainly wasn't true a few years ago. Welding robots are a serious investment any many of these cheap bikes are sourced from low tech factories, china, Vietnam, Bangladesh, India etc. For a bike to retail at £100 in the UK, you are talking about £83 before VAT then Tesco's margin perhaps £15-20, then importing costs, then the factories own profit on top of the cost of parts and manufacture. Clearly you are left with a small amount for assembly and parts when split up.



Far too generous!

On a £100 rrp Bike Tesco are paying £20 a unit delivered to the UK. They are the cheapest nastiest contraptions.
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