vertigo monteaux 24 dual suspension Mountain Bike £75 @ Tesco
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vertigo monteaux 24 dual suspension Mountain Bike £75 @ Tesco

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Found 10th Jan
14-inch dual-suspension frame
Front and rear disc brakes, 21-speed Shimano gears
Recommended for 8yrs+, recommended height 130cm+

Read more at tesco.com/dir…prd

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Rough guide to buying a budget bike:

1. Under no circumstances should it have rear suspension. Ever. Rear suspension is for downhill racing machines costing hundreds (or thousands) of pounds.

2. It should probably be made of aluminium, not steel (this one appears to be made of bits of both, which is confusing). I accept that there are (rare) exceptions to this rule.

3. Supermarkets don't sell bikes; they sell Bicycle Shaped Objects. Maybe one day there'll be an exception to this rule, but I haven't seen it. This should probably be rule 1.

4. It's very difficult to find a new bike for under about £200. It can be done (I bought my kids Trek hybrids and myself a Gary Fisher for £150 each in the Evans Cycles sale a few years ago), but this isn't it.

If you need a bike for a kid, it HAS to be new and you don't mind that it's heavy, has terrible brakes and pointless suspension that just absorbs all the energy that should be going into making it move forward, then go ahead.

Otherwise, you'd be better looking for something secondhand (unless you're willing to spend a bitmore).

Looks a good buy for the price for the odd Sunday cycle !

maxmix

5) You might be able to change gears with a pair of mole grips, your kid won't. I had to buy revo shifts. Tried fixing them first but all I managed to accomplish was a sore thumb and a lot less skin than was there previously.

On a positive note, you will be ok about your kid leaving the bike in the front garden overnight or down the park and not worrying if it will get nicked.

6. When a supermarket tells you how much they were selling a bike for, how much it's reduced and what they're selling it for now...
They've just reduced it to the price it was meant to be sold for. The first number (£240 in this case) is just a hypothetical price that you'd pay for an actual bike if you went to a bike shop. This was never worth £240.

ArthurDent1

Rough guide to buying a budget bike:1. Under no circumstances should it … Rough guide to buying a budget bike:1. Under no circumstances should it have rear suspension. Ever. Rear suspension is for downhill racing machines costing hundreds (or thousands) of pounds.2. It should probably be made of aluminium, not steel (this one appears to be made of bits of both, which is confusing). I accept that there are (rare) exceptions to this rule.3. Supermarkets don't sell bikes; they sell Bicycle Shaped Objects. Maybe one day there'll be an exception to this rule, but I haven't seen it. This should probably be rule 1.4. It's very difficult to find a new bike for under about £200. It can be done (I bought my kids Trek hybrids and myself a Gary Fisher for £150 each in the Evans Cycles sale a few years ago), but this isn't it.If you need a bike for a kid, it HAS to be new and you don't mind that it's heavy, has terrible brakes and pointless suspension that just absorbs all the energy that should be going into making it move forward, then go ahead.Otherwise, you'd be better looking for something secondhand (unless you're willing to spend a bitmore).



​Same old moaning bloody bike snob every time a deal like this is posted. Yawn

finnmaccool

​Same old moaning bloody bike snob every time a deal like this is posted. … ​Same old moaning bloody bike snob every time a deal like this is posted. Yawn



Same old information because it remains true. Cheap, full-suspension, steel-framed bikes from supermarkets are not a bargain. This was never worth £240 and it's not worth the current asking price (you'd be better getting a cheap, steel-framed hardtail bike than this).

However, the manufacturers of cheap bikes who sell them through supermarkets know that there are plenty of people out there who don't realise that putting suspension on a cheap bike makes it worse, not better and they'll continue to exploit them by churning out cheap n nasty full-suspension bikes, sticking inflated price tags on them (£240 RRP! Really? That's more than I've ever paid for a bike - it's easy to get a genuinely decent bike which will actually be pleasurable to ride for that sort of money) and then pretending they're a bargain by discounting heavily.

JUST GOT MINE DELIVERED AND ITS A GREAT BIKE ! Of course its not as good as a TREK 500 pound bike but its for my 10year old and he loves it. Just returned a Decathlon Rockrider which I had ordered before this deal was announced and saved myself some $$$. Heat added thanks a lot !

My dad bought two full suspension bikes on the cheap for my two sisters to use and my god they were heavy. but they worked, so they were good for learning how to ride but for having actual fun cycling, not so much. Got replaced with low end specialized mountain bikes when they got older.
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