Vertigo K2 20" men's mountain bike £56.00 @ Tesco Direct (Order 4 and pay £46 each!!)
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Vertigo K2 20" men's mountain bike £56.00 @ Tesco Direct (Order 4 and pay £46 each!!)

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Found 30th Jan 2014
Explore the great outdoors with the Vertigo K2 20" men's mountain bike. With 21 speed Shimano gears, this stylish white bike allows you to cycle across a range of terrains, from beautiful countryside to rugged off-road tracks, the front suspension lets you enjoy long distance bike rides with ease.

For more demanding rides and down hill treks, the front disc brake and rear V-brake provide the added stopping power you need.

Minimal assembly required.

Read more at tesco.com/dir…prd

Mixed reviews but at £56 it's cheaper than a tank of fuel.

**Tesco are also doing £40 off when you spend over £200 on bikes so if you order four you will only pay £184, that £46 each!!!! **

The £40 automatically comes off in the checkout, no codes needed.

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I've ordered one, like you say it won't be the best but cheaper than a tank of fuel. heat added

hope it lasts. I expect it will end up as landfill though.

Great value and if it breaks in the first 12 months you take it back, I have never had a problem returning something to Tesco.

Tesco great for returns as mentioned :-) ordered thanks

Ordered, thank you.

this or Vertigo K2 20

Thanks bought 2

This will get supper hot!!

h4hassan

This will get supper hot!!



What you having ?

Original Poster

**Tesco are also doing £40 off when you spend over £200 on bikes so if you order four you will only pay £184, that £46 each!!!! **
Link for £40 off info

If you can sell three of them for £62 each then the 4th one is free
Edited by: "craigvip" 30th Jan 2014

MissTickle

Great value and if it breaks in the first 12 months you take it back, I … Great value and if it breaks in the first 12 months you take it back, I have never had a problem returning something to Tesco.


As long as it doesn't brake under you.. Tesco won't be able to replace broken bones..
Edited by: "alien_" 30th Jan 2014

hmmm I would be very careful with a bike at this price point.....

Sorry, we don't have enough Vertigo K2 20" Front Suspension Mountain Bike - Men's items in stock right now. This item (s) has been added to your save for later basket. You can try to purchase this item again by reducing its quantity.

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Judosteffer

hope it lasts. I expect it will end up as landfill though.



dont fall off then

alloy frame and a quick release front wheel,seems a bargain,ideal if you just want something to start off or only use now and again

If your in need of a cheap bike then this is brilliant. If your not then move along, it's thin, cheaply made, the wheels will buckle almost immediately although that's easily trued and I'm sure it will be pretty heavy too. But still decent for the price.

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electriclinux

hmmm I would be very careful with a bike at this price point.....


Especially disk brakes this cheap are a PAIN. These bikes will put you off cycling for a life, I wouldn't dare to use one of these in traffic. Not to mention the weight. It will be sluggish and probably creaky as well. Consider this: an ENTRY level bike costs over £300 and an average setup will set you back around £5-600.

People who go for this will very quickly find themselves spending a lot on it OR endure the annoying problems which eventually occures at this price range. I know there're situations where it fits the purpose, but for anyone considering it as a proper form of transport or leisure - rather wait until you can save up for a reliable, decent make.


Edited by: "alien_" 30th Jan 2014

OOS
just missed it..

Original Poster

tony863

Sorry, we don't have enough Vertigo K2 20" Front Suspension Mountain Bike … Sorry, we don't have enough Vertigo K2 20" Front Suspension Mountain Bike - Men's items in stock right now. This item (s) has been added to your save for later basket. You can try to purchase this item again by reducing its quantity.



That's a shame, there is another cheap bike at £53.20 they are selling you could add to your order
£53.20 bike

craigvip

That's a shame, there is another cheap bike at £53.20 they are selling … That's a shame, there is another cheap bike at £53.20 they are selling you could add to your order £53.20 bike

Gosh they'll be free with Cornflakes next. That bike might be better for the road, but being steel will be heavy I reckon.

djdynamite123

If your in need of a cheap bike then this is brilliant. If your not then … If your in need of a cheap bike then this is brilliant. If your not then move along, it's thin, cheaply made, the wheels will buckle almost immediately although that's easily trued and I'm sure it will be pretty heavy too. But still decent for the price.



18kg!! pretty heavy indeed!

dontasciime

What you having ?



Spokes and tatties

OOS :-(

It's certainly very cheap, but 18kg! That is ridiculous.

alien_

Especially disk brakes this cheap are a PAIN. These bikes will put you … Especially disk brakes this cheap are a PAIN. These bikes will put you off cycling for a life, I wouldn't dare to use one of these in traffic. Not to mention the weight. It will be sluggish and probably creaky as well. Consider this: an ENTRY level bike costs over £300 and an average setup will set you back around £5-600.People who go for this will very quickly find themselves spending a lot on it OR endure the annoying problems which eventually occures at this price range. I know there're situations where it fits the purpose, but for anyone considering it as a proper form of transport or leisure - rather wait until you can save up for a reliable, decent make.



£300 wtf!? I'd want miguel indurain to ride the thing at the price, some people on here talk utter blox, its been put on as a deal for a bargain bike you "should" have no problem with for 12 months, not something for you to slate because it doesnt come with a free moon...

18kg! is it made from a lead based alloy :-)

I think I have managed to grab one before it went oos. thanks

chrisbass

18kg!! pretty heavy indeed!



I put more than than in my case when flying easyjet.

alien_

Especially disk brakes this cheap are a PAIN. These bikes will put you … Especially disk brakes this cheap are a PAIN. These bikes will put you off cycling for a life, I wouldn't dare to use one of these in traffic. Not to mention the weight. It will be sluggish and probably creaky as well. Consider this: an ENTRY level bike costs over £300 and an average setup will set you back around £5-600.People who go for this will very quickly find themselves spending a lot on it OR endure the annoying problems which eventually occures at this price range. I know there're situations where it fits the purpose, but for anyone considering it as a proper form of transport or leisure - rather wait until you can save up for a reliable, decent make.



An entry level bike costs £300? An average set-up £5000-6000 - What world are you living in? The mid-life crisis breakdown carbon-fibre world I am guessing - Get down to Declathlon where you can get a perfectly reasonable entry level bike (mountain, road or combo) for around the £100-£150 mark.

Even better, you won't be seen as a bike snob, but rather someone who knows that quality can be bought relatively cheaply

decathlon.co.uk/roc…tml

Edited by: "Northerndave" 30th Jan 2014

Northerndave

An entry level bike costs £300? An average set-up £5000-6000 - What world … An entry level bike costs £300? An average set-up £5000-6000 - What world are you living in? The mid-life crisis breakdown carbon-fibre world I am guessing - Get down to Declathlon where you can get a perfectly reasonable entry level bike (mountain, road or combo) for around the £100-£150 mark. Even better, you won't be seen as a bike snob, but rather someone who knows that quality can be bought relatively cheaply



You will never get a Decathlon road bike for £100-£150! Their entry level model is around £350!

Northerndave

An entry level bike costs £300? An average set-up £5000-6000 - What world … An entry level bike costs £300? An average set-up £5000-6000 - What world are you living in? The mid-life crisis breakdown carbon-fibre world I am guessing - Get down to Declathlon where you can get a perfectly reasonable entry level bike (mountain, road or combo) for around the £100-£150 mark. Even better, you won't be seen as a bike snob, but rather someone who knows that quality can be bought relatively cheaply


Have a look at the portfolio of any reputable bike manufacturer: Giant, Specialized, Kona, GT, you pick, then tell me the price tag under their cheapest bike setup, that IS entry level.

I had the misfortune of having to deal with cheap bikes, usually in the context of having to fix them. In some cases it was such dangerously poor construction that the only thing I could advice is to bring it back to Tesco for a refund.

A reliable bike is a safe bike, can't say it about most cheap ones though. People often not realize what difference a good tire or break can mean.

By the way, I'm in my twenties and ride a hybrid MTB I built of secondhand parts:)



Edited by: "alien_" 30th Jan 2014

Ryanposs

You will never get a Decathlon road bike for £100-£150! Their entry level … You will never get a Decathlon road bike for £100-£150! Their entry level model is around £350!



or maybe £249, but you're right, their road bike prices have increased since I last looked.....

decathlon.co.uk/fit…tml

Edited by: "Northerndave" 30th Jan 2014

Northerndave

An entry level bike costs £300? An average set-up £5000-6000 - What world … An entry level bike costs £300? An average set-up £5000-6000 - What world are you living in? The mid-life crisis breakdown carbon-fibre world I am guessing - Get down to Declathlon where you can get a perfectly reasonable entry level bike (mountain, road or combo) for around the £100-£150 mark. Even better, you won't be seen as a bike snob, but rather someone who knows that quality can be bought relatively cheaplyhttp://www.decathlon.co.uk/rockrider-50-men-id_8202062.html



You will definitely not get a pleasant bike to ride for £150 . It is not snobbery just sound advice.

alien_

Have a look at the portfolio of any reputable bike manufacturer: Giant, … Have a look at the portfolio of any reputable bike manufacturer: Giant, Specialized, Kona, GT, you pick, then tell me the price tag under their cheapest bikes setup, that IS entry level.



Well I quoted £109 for Decathlon...I'm sure they are reputable. Would you count Jamis in your list? if so, entry level from £205, Trek bikes can be had from £250. pop onto Evans Cycles and have a peek.

However I can see you're itching and you know you want it...so for only £8300, here is your next bike !

evanscycles.com/pro…410

Edited by: "Northerndave" 30th Jan 2014

alien_

As long as it doesn't brake under you.. Tesco won't be able to replace … As long as it doesn't brake under you.. Tesco won't be able to replace broken bones..



It's supposed to brake unless it breaks.

Northerndave

Well I quoted £109 for Decathlon...I'm sure they are reputable. Would you … Well I quoted £109 for Decathlon...I'm sure they are reputable. Would you count Jamis in your list? if so, entry level from £205, Trek bikes can be had from £250. pop onto Evans Cycles and have a peek. However I can see you're itching and you know you want it...so for only £8300, here is your next bike !http://www.evanscycles.com/products/cannondale/scalpel-29er-2014-mountain-bike-ec054410



Decathlon bikes are not much worthy, I'm afraid*. It's not all black and white, you can find reasonable trade offs depending on your needs, but it doesn't change the big picture: if you want a quality bike (nothing fancy, we're talking about basic comfort and reliability) you have to fork out around £300. But don't take my word, ask ANY bike shop.

My advice against buying these comes with the best intentions and based on years of riding, building and repairing bikes. Beginners are especially vulnerable and it's crucial that they don't give up on cycling due to a bad experience with cheap bikes.

*I've literally seen Decathlon bikes snap in half on the trails:(
Edited by: "alien_" 31st Jan 2014

It appears Tesco have more stock available - just ordered one.

Original Poster

I love this site, it creates the best debates. For what it's worth I was only ever going to buy a cheap (sub £100) bike, when I stumbled across this deal. I want a bike because I'm old and unfit so need to get more active. The chances are it will be left in the shed to rust away so this way it will only be £50 down the drain, you never know with the price of scrap I may break even. However if I do get the cycling bug I will obviously get something a little better but until then this bike is perfectly priced. For a cheap bike it actually has some good reviews, these are from people that actually own the bike and I bet they paid more than £56 for it.
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