Vertigo Mont Blanc 26" Unisex Dual Suspension Mountain Bike £60.00 @ Tesco Direct
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Vertigo Mont Blanc 26" Unisex Dual Suspension Mountain Bike £60.00 @ Tesco Direct

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Found 21st Feb 2015
Ladies 18" Mountain Bike & Thought This Was A Great Deal Usually £180 down to £60 free to collect or £3 Delivery Excellent Bargain & Very Good Reviews At This Price Should Go Quick !!!

Great for keeping fit while enjoying the great outdoors, this stylish white and blue bike is ideal for riding across a variety of terrains.

From beautiful countryside to rough off-road tracks, the 21 speed Shimano gears Complete with dual suspension and front and rear disc brakes

88 Comments

BIKESSSSSSSS!

looks heavy..

norville555

looks heavy..



According to the dimensions its 19kg

That will be with packaging. packaging is about 5kg

*awaits bike police*

swooper7

*awaits bike police*



Get yer trousers on yer nicked!

Awful pile of crap. Just don't.
Edited by: "johnnystorm" 21st Feb 2015

I had this was very heavy brought one for my young lad

unisex bike.. suiltable for men too..

Ooh ... Bike Shaped Object ....

Looks like they had some spares left over from making pogo sticks and decided to strap them to this BSO ...

To trapstar2020 - why would you buy your young lad this? If he tried going off-road it would likely break, and even if it didn't, the weight and ride would be deplorable ... just bouncing around on that so called suspension ...

If you are tight for cash, it is better to check out ebay for a good second hand bike rather than get one of these .... Or, just buy a better bike and they will hold their price pretty well, and you can sell it on once they out-grow it. When you factor in the relatively small amount of depreciation, along with the enjoyment factor of having a good bike, it will be money well spent rather than this pile of scrap iron.

It will be so unpleasant to ride it will likely never leave the shed - complete waste of money!

That is a nasty death trap!

swooper7

*awaits bike police*



Look, you seem to think that £300 for a refurbished phone that will last a year or two is a good price but then condemn people paying the same money for a bike ?

This wheeled object is an utter garbage, in your language : an old single core phone with 128MB ram, poor plastic screen, no expansion slot, 1th Rom, unrootable, impossible to unlock and with android lollipop installed

Nothing wrong with Lollipop (love my 4.4.4) but imagine how useless would be on phone like this

Edited by: "7777777" 23rd Feb 2015

Just please please if you love your children don't do it to them. Only thing bike like this will do is to put then off. You wouldn't get yourself Russian moskwitch car to drive to work....

"Great for keeping fit" according to the OP. Totally agree. This weighs twice as much as a bicycle and as it is propelled in a similar way to a conventional bike it will burn much more calories and increase strength. If that wasn't enough it has a spring inserted between the rear wheel and the frame which is designed to absorb approximately 40% of pedal stroke power meaning you need to pedal much harder to get it going.

Great fitness tool.

103 reviews, with an average score of 4.6 - not bad.

I expect the lycra-wearing ex-golfer born again bike aficionados will be rooting through those 103 reviews right now to find proof why everyone should save up and pay a lot more for a 'real bike' instead. It's a bike shaped object because it is a bike and not everyone can afford to pay hundreds of pounds.

I got a Vertigo (different model) getting on for a year ago. I commute on it five days a week, nip to the supermarket on it twice a week, regularly go on Sunday rides exploring on it and it still purrs along and everything works great. Head bearings needed tweaking a few times in the first month but no probs otherwise. It's great! And if/when it gets nicked or I get side-swiped by a van it won't be the end of the world either. Actually getting side-swiped by a van probably would be the end of the world, so I'll retract that last bit.

HOT!

Good deal, bargain

I was gonna post up about what a waste of even £60 that would be, but with Shimano drivetrain it's probably going to be slightly better than I gave it credit for. Love it how they call it Mont Blanc though, as if you'd take it anywhere near a real mountain

I bought 3 for Christmas presents

£60?! You could get a Go-Kart for that money, who pays £60 for a bike?

You'll be getting vertigo when the forks snap and you go over the handlebars.

Shine600

103 reviews, with an average score of 4.6 - not bad.I expect the … 103 reviews, with an average score of 4.6 - not bad.I expect the lycra-wearing ex-golfer born again bike aficionados will be rooting through those 103 reviews right now to find proof why everyone should save up and pay a lot more for a 'real bike' instead. It's a bike shaped object because it is a bike and not everyone can afford to pay hundreds of pounds.I got a Vertigo (different model) getting on for a year ago. I commute on it five days a week, nip to the supermarket on it twice a week, regularly go on Sunday rides exploring on it and it still purrs along and everything works great. Head bearings needed tweaking a few times in the first month but no probs otherwise. It's great! And if/when it gets nicked or I get side-swiped by a van it won't be the end of the world either. Actually getting side-swiped by a van probably would be the end of the world, so I'll retract that last bit. HOT!



These 100 very good reviews come not from the users but their parents, uncles ,aunts and grandas who are proud of the savings and are not aware of the differences between good bike and garbage.

Do you have smartphone? Why? You can buy a very good phone for £5 in Asda.

Those of you that say this is a deathtrap should probably explain or show evidence how you know this. Some of you say it`s heavy, well 19kg is not a bad weight for a mountain bike. I`ve seen more expensive bikes heavier than this.

I'd say I knew a bit about mountain bike what with having a few myself, if you use this for green and blue routes, riding to the shop, canals etc you'll be just fine, but please PLEASE do NOT try and take this on any form of proper trail as it will break at the worst conceivable moment and you will get very hurt.

c120xy

I'd say I knew a bit about mountain bike what with having a few myself, … I'd say I knew a bit about mountain bike what with having a few myself, if you use this for green and blue routes, riding to the shop, canals etc you'll be just fine, but please PLEASE do NOT try and take this on any form of proper trail as it will break at the worst conceivable moment and you will get very hurt.



OK, show us why you say this. I`m willing to agree with you if I see evidence

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gaz_anthony

Those of you that say this is a deathtrap should probably explain or show … Those of you that say this is a deathtrap should probably explain or show evidence how you know this. Some of you say it`s heavy, well 19kg is not a bad weight for a mountain bike. I`ve seen more expensive bikes heavier than this.



Firstly the geometry of the thing is terrible, on a proper course you would end up with back/neck/arm/leg ache in minutes, then there the fact the parts just won't stand the abuse, coupled with that heavy weight (most proper bikes being around 12-13kg now) and the fact when/if anything does go wrong your going to struggle getting replacement parts for say the suspension, a lot of the parts won't be made to as higher quality levels as what a "proper" bike is either, giving more chance of buckling wheels and snapping frames.

c120xy

CommentFirstly the geometry of the thing is terrible, on a proper course … CommentFirstly the geometry of the thing is terrible, on a proper course you would end up with back/neck/arm/leg ache in minutes, then there the fact the parts just won't stand the abuse, coupled with that heavy weight (most proper bikes being around 12-13kg now) and the fact when/if anything does go wrong your going to struggle getting replacement parts for say the suspension, a lot of the parts won't be made to as higher quality levels as what a "proper" bike is either, giving more chance of buckling wheels and snapping frames.



In your opinion or have you evidence..

Forgot to mention the brakes on that thing are awful too, mechanical discs should never of gotten to market in the first place, HOWEVER, for like £40 you can get some hydraulic M395's from Amazon or CRC which would stop you a lot better

gaz_anthony

OK, show us why you say this. I`m willing to agree with you if I see … OK, show us why you say this. I`m willing to agree with you if I see evidence




Ambulance crew usually won't allow to take any pictures.

I agree that the chance of getting injured is slim though, as no one is going to ride this garbage on more than a handful of occasions. Your kid will hate you for this.
Edited by: "7777777" 22nd Feb 2015

c120xy

Forgot to mention the brakes on that thing are awful too, mechanical … Forgot to mention the brakes on that thing are awful too, mechanical discs should never of gotten to market in the first place, HOWEVER, for like £40 you can get some hydraulic M395's from Amazon or CRC which would stop you a lot better


LOL mechanical discs.. as opposed to them computerised ones. What other type of discs are there?

Cutting edge this, apparently it has "pneumatic tyres"... lol.

The Vertigo Picadilly they had for £60 yesterday looked like a good deal, but not this lump.

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gaz_anthony

LOL mechanical discs.. as opposed to them computerised ones. What other … LOL mechanical discs.. as opposed to them computerised ones. What other type of discs are there?



Hydraulic, they work similar to a cars, pull the lever and pressure is applied to a reservoir of mineral/Dot fluid which then pushes a piston into the back of a brake pad and uses friction against the disc to stop you, figured I'd dumb that down especially for you been as your either one hell of a troll or a complete moron

Apart from everything else, I really care about the Seat.

Is it comfy or ultra hard and painful after 5 mins?

c120xy

CommentHydraulic, they work similar to a cars, pull the lever and … CommentHydraulic, they work similar to a cars, pull the lever and pressure is applied to a reservoir of mineral/Dot fluid which then pushes a piston into the back of a brake pad and uses friction against the disc to stop you, figured I'd dumb that down especially for you been as your either one hell of a troll or a complete moron



I`m neither, I want to understand how you can claim this bike is dangerous and rubbish when you`ve never seen one or have no evidence. Would you say Mars bars are horrible if you`ve never had one.
I`ve got a £500 bike and it has cable brakes. Nothing wrong with cable brakes. at least they won`t fail if you get a leak.

7777777

Look, you seem to think that £300 for a refurbished phone that will last … Look, you seem to think that £300 for a refurbished phone that will last a year or two is a good price but then condemn people paying the same money for a bike ? This wheeled object is an utter garbage, in your language : an old single core phone with 128MB ram, poor plastic screen, no expansion slot, 1th Rom, unrootable, impossible to unlock and with android lollipop installed


Hey hey hey. Da Lollipop is good!!

gaz_anthony

I`m neither, I want to understand how you can claim this bike is … I`m neither, I want to understand how you can claim this bike is dangerous and rubbish when you`ve never seen one or have no evidence. Would you say Mars bars are horrible if you`ve never had one.I`ve got a £500 bike and it has cable brakes. Nothing wrong with cable brakes. at least they won`t fail if you get a leak.


Kid, you really don't know what you are on about. Cable brakes can be good. Even on MTB s, look at BB5. They are alright.
As for Anthony, you don't always need evidence. If you do, leave the biking community. Is there any proper way of measuring a frames flex? Not really. Doesn't stop pros etc wanting the stiffest frames

Your bike has made the Hall of Shame ... https://bicycleshapedobject.wordpress.com/hall-of-shame/

Also a good read regarding BSO's - southcoastbikes.co.uk/Don…ike

MAdam98

Kid, you really don't know what you are on about. Cable brakes can be … Kid, you really don't know what you are on about. Cable brakes can be good. Even on MTB s, look at BB5. They are alright.As for Anthony, you don't always need evidence. If you do, leave the biking community. Is there any proper way of measuring a frames flex? Not really. Doesn't stop pros etc wanting the stiffest frames



Sorry, for sticking up for the 60quid bike. . as I look at one on chainreaction cycles for £300 that doesn`t even have disc brakes. Maybe you`re just a bike snob mate

Bikes like these are quite simply crap, made from the poorest materials, budget components that'll break quickly and are heavy. Just because it says Shimano gears, brakes ect, doesn't mean that Shimano doesn't make poor low end components.

gaz_anthony

Sorry, for sticking up for the 60quid bike. . as I look at one on … Sorry, for sticking up for the 60quid bike. . as I look at one on chainreaction cycles for £300 that doesn`t even have disc brakes. Maybe you`re just a bike snob mate


That is the whole point mate, cheap mechanical disc brakes are usually worse than the normal brakes on the outside of the rim... Cheapo mechanical disc brakes get fitted to these crap bikes because people think they look good.

Macdory

Your bike has made the Hall of Shame ... … Your bike has made the Hall of Shame ... https://bicycleshapedobject.wordpress.com/hall-of-shame/Also a good read regarding BSO's - http://www.southcoastbikes.co.uk/Dont-Buy-a-Cheap-Bike



Don't buy a cheap bike, says the shop that services expensive bikes!

Well that's great, why don't you take advice from Apple on which Android Smartphone to buy?

Of course they're going to say cheap bikes are rubbish!
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