Vittesse Sprint 21-Speed Alloy Racing Bike £127.37 @ Amazon
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Vittesse Sprint 21-Speed Alloy Racing Bike £127.37 @ Amazon

£127.37Amazon Deals
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Found 25th Feb 2013
This may not be a great bike but I think the price is good. I hope this helps.
Have a good day!

49 Comments

Looks good

12 year and up with a minimum inside leg measurement of 33" + (kinell ! )

Good write ups.

Good price. Probably a deathtrap though.

Banned

Looks like a sore ar5e with a saddle like that.

This has mountain bike type shifters on the handlebars. Saves money but you have to move your hand from the normal road bike position every time you shift, which is pretty much constantly. Might as well have the shift levers down on the frame like in the 70s.

how heavy is it?

Takes full mudguards ans a rack - according to the pictures.
This would make a good, cheap commuter bike. Shame about the annoying twist shifters.

Looks OK for a budget bike, this is the same price as my FreeSpirit 10 speed from 1976. So don't expect too much for that price.

Original Poster

humadoon

how heavy is it?



One of the reviewer says it weights 15-16kg.

If you can go a bit more (well £200!) then the Viking sprint looks a lot better. Here.

http://www.rutlandcycling.com/34694/Viking-Sprint----Road-Bike---Road-Bike-Sale.html

Viking sprint cheaper £185

zwarder

http://www.rutlandcycling.com/34694/Viking-Sprint----Road-Bike---Road-Bike-Sale.htmlViking sprint cheaper £185


Topcashback has a code SAVE10 at rutland to get another £10 off. Zwarder, you may want to post it as a seperate deal seeing as you found it?

ski98020

One of the reviewer says it weights 15-16kg.



that is very heavy for a racing bike

If it's that the weight more of a training bike.

morrig

If it's that the weight more of a training bike.


At least it hasn't got the sloping top tube like the Viking that's de-rigeur now,no doubt more rigid but so damn ugly!

buy a 2nd hand carrera tdf, or carrera virtuoso instead for pretty much the same price. they are 'proper' entry level bikes and only about 12 kilos.

copthis1

Looks like a sore ar5e with a saddle like that.



bi' like sittin on a razor blade (like the one in Ropers on the high street)

I feel cycling is the new golf. It's full of snobs.

For the money what is not to like? This is ideal if you are new to road cycling or just don't have the budget. Just why are road bikes so expensive?

I bought a Raleigh Airlite 100 from Rutland about three/four years ago which was the cheapest at the time (I think it was around £200 then). With regular maintenance it's got me back into road cycling (5-20 mile rides with the odd 50 mile thrown in) after having had a MTB for many years.

This looks good. With flat bars and a softer seat would it amount to a 'hybrid' (for easy road riding)? Would the twist shifters/cables simply transfer to flat bars?

i just post cheap bike yesterday and i was suggested that
http://www.decathlon.co.uk/triban-3-red-road-bike-id_8274036.html
i think somtimes its worth spend extra money and buy decent stuff
the problem is on the picture all bikes looks good

michaln12

i just post cheap bike yesterday and i was suggested that … i just post cheap bike yesterday and i was suggested that http://www.decathlon.co.uk/triban-3-red-road-bike-id_8274036.htmli think somtimes its worth spend extra money and buy decent stuffthe problem is on the picture all bikes looks good



If you're going to buy 'decent' stuff then I would be looking at Giant, Specialized or Trek entry level models. Previous years' models can be had for £400 or so, a much better investment than the ones listed so far.

However, the one in the op is cheap.

michaln12

i just post cheap bike yesterday and i was suggested that … i just post cheap bike yesterday and i was suggested that http://www.decathlon.co.uk/triban-3-red-road-bike-id_8274036.htmli think somtimes its worth spend extra money and buy decent stuffthe problem is on the picture all bikes looks good



Yes, Decathlon bikes are great value but that's more than twice the price of this one.

sancho1983

If you're going to buy 'decent' stuff then I would be looking at Giant, … If you're going to buy 'decent' stuff then I would be looking at Giant, Specialized or Trek entry level models. Previous years' models can be had for £400 or so, a much better investment than the ones listed so far.However, the one in the op is cheap.



sure but why pay for brand?
i think triban3 is top spec for 300 no way how you can buy and branded bike for this money

helloyoufool

I feel cycling is the new golf. It's full of snobs. For the money what is … I feel cycling is the new golf. It's full of snobs. For the money what is not to like? This is ideal if you are new to road cycling or just don't have the budget. Just why are road bikes so expensive? I bought a Raleigh Airlite 100 from Rutland about three/four years ago which was the cheapest at the time (I think it was around £200 then). With regular maintenance it's got me back into road cycling (5-20 mile rides with the odd 50 mile thrown in) after having had a MTB for many years.



Whilst I admit there are some snobs, I think you're being a bit harsh. The highest priced bike anyone has suggested is £300 and the others are a very reasonable £180.

My advice comes from someone who tried to get back into cycling and bought a cheap bike, was hard to cycle as it was about £80 from Sports Direct, it was awful, lasted about ten rides. Next time I took advice and got a Carrera Subway, I now ride a Boardman hybrid.

On a bike you are very exposed, you can easily get up to 30mph on a downhill stretch, a cheap bike could very easily kill you.

This bike for me is too cheap, its not a bargain, it is just cheap. The gears are the main indicator, very poor choice and i find these grip changers very difficult to operate and require a great deal of maintenance. What will happen is you'll just stop changing gear because on a racer, you can't stop at the side of the road and use both hands to move the gears before taking off again.

It is too cheap, but at the same time, its not cheap enough. If it was £50 I'd say it was a bargain, at £127, I'd say it was about the right price and actually a waste of money. There'll be no resale value except scrap, whereas something costing a little more, you'll get half your money back when you upgrade.

R

Yes it's cheap but it won't last long. It appears unbelievably heavy, oddly has grip shifters (may as well go back to the downtube shifters from the 70s as someone has already said!). It also has the Shimano freewheel and presumably a 28/38/48t chainwheel set up meaning the top gear is only 48t/14t, incredibly low for a racing bike so it won't be very fast down the hills.
It is basically a cheap mountain bike with skinny tyres and drop handlebars.
Beware also the bottom bracket, always go for a sealed cartridge system as these should last for years (it doesn't specify so usually that means it's the inferior type). The cheap bikes usually have the unsealed type so if you use them in any sort of wet or icy weather they get contaminated and destroyed pretty quick. If you only use it 5 times a year in the summer it will be ok though!

This Tesco one for £130 looks slightly better (and lighter) though that won't have a cartridge bottom bracket either.
tesco.com/dir…006
Edited by: "SFconvert" 26th Feb 2013

SFconvert

Yes it's cheap but it won't last long. It appears unbelievably heavy, … Yes it's cheap but it won't last long. It appears unbelievably heavy, oddly has grip shifters (may as well go back to the downtube shifters from the 70s as someone has already said!). It also has the Shimano freewheel and presumably a 28/38/48t chainwheel set up meaning the top gear is only 48t/14t, incredibly low for a racing bike so it won't be very fast down the hills.It is basically a cheap mountain bike with skinny tyres and drop handlebars.Beware also the bottom bracket, always go for a sealed cartridge system as these should last for years (it doesn't specify so usually that means it's the inferior type). The cheap bikes usually have the unsealed type so if you use them in any sort of wet or icy weather they get contaminated and destroyed pretty quick. If you only use it 5 times a year in the summer it will be ok though!This Tesco one for £130 looks slightly better (and lighter) though that won't have a cartridge bottom bracket either.http://www.tesco.com/direct/vertigo-piccadilly-21-road-bike-unisex/211-7006.prd?pageLevel=&skuId=211-7006



minus 10pound if you spent over 75. if that competition for cheapest road bike this is the winner.

michaln12

minus 10pound if you spent over 75. if that competition for cheapest road … minus 10pound if you spent over 75. if that competition for cheapest road bike this is the winner.


That's about the only competition it will win!

SFconvert

That's about the only competition it will win!


yeap first and last

Definitely wouldn't buy a bike with a french word with spelling mistake as a brand...
Vitesse NOT Vittesse..only one 't'..
Besides last bike i bought from amazon started falling apart in a matter of days hence my advice keep your purchase receipt safe and feel lucky if this bike lasts you 1 year...

Classic BSO......

Bikes are not £128.......it's just not possible to make something decent and make a profit on it at this price point.

cheap bike = check
will it last a long time = ?
will it get you a little fitter = check
is it cheap = check
will it get a job done = it will

reading through this thread, is a real eye opener ....
people saying you`ll get killed on it , how ? this is why you have brakes , the bike does have brakes, right ? Its only £130 ish , if it brakes send it back . At the end of the day its cheap and will probably get you to work and back a little cheaper and faster than in a car wont it !!!!!

Snobs? The snobs are those people that would rather buy a NEW piece of rubbish than a 2nd/3rd/4th hand good honest bike for the same money and spend a bit of time tidying it up. And don't tell me than you don't have the skills to fix a bike because, for sure, you're going to need them with a bike like this.

And, to those people who think that, because it has all the parts of a bike, it must be a perfectly good bike I can't tell you how wrong you are.

If this was a beefburger, it would be 100% horse.

I bought this exact bike about 4 years ago from Amazon and it is quality. I was using it daily and it never let me down. Also did a 60 mile charity ride and no problems at all. Get it while you can and trust me, you get superb value for money.

sim11

reading through this thread, is a real eye opener ....people saying … reading through this thread, is a real eye opener ....people saying you`ll get killed on it , how ?



30MPH down hill on a busy road, bad geometry on smaller frame models with 700c wheels creating a toe overlap. Steer around corner, front wheel hits foot, sends you flying into the path on an oncoming car.

Now this is not specific to this bike, in reality I have no idea how it rides. It could be great but as I don't know I won't vote. Lots of expensive bikes have this same issue due to manufacturers wanting to cut corners with 700c wheels on small frame bikes when a 650c would suit better.

That said, it has some clearly very cheap components which ultimately will not last and will essentially write the bike off when they fail in a few of years time.

IMO, better to save a little longer and buy something a little better spec'd, a Triban 3 from Decathlon being a reasonable example. But, each to their own.

xdavemarshallx

30MPH down hill on a busy road.



Use the brakes.

sim11

Use the brakes.



What if the cheaper components which are used are inferior and fail. Brakes won't help you much if your seat post suddenly drops out or your forks break.

as mentioned, the triban 3 by decathalon is superb. my mate has one. 10.5 kilos, as good as bikes for 600 pounds. frame is made in Italy too. yes its twice as much as this one at 299 pounds, but honestly, its worth saving up for. this one is a false economy.

sim11

Use the brakes.



The one's all the bad reviews say need adjustment practically straight away?! against the rear wheel that has been reported to buckle with ease... because of all the spokes that are loose?

The best review is the one about the handlebars just coming off - http://www.amazon.co.uk/review/R1LC4OJ4P19XG9/ref=cm_cr_pr_perm?ie=UTF8&ASIN=B003DZ15CQ&linkCode=&nodeID=&tag=

All the best pulling the brakes when that happens...

its cheap.what do you expect .your use it get bored.then take it to the dump.if your into bike you will not be paying this kind of money.leave it
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