Can’t go wrong for 90 pounds! HEAT
All Bike Discounts, Offers and Sale - June 2018
Please no more voting I want to keep this deal on 666° (devil)
No it doesn't.
It does a bit, given that we have less than 100 times the bikes here, so that "graveyard" would 100 times as small.
If only it were just the uneducated.
To be pedantic, I believe you mean "an anti-pedant".
But yet you have cherry picked the Brompton whilst ignoring the Farley which was the fork and not carbon - or how about the Genesis steel fork recall. As to this being carbon but your context was taking advise from a friend that engineers carbon bikes as stated not to buy used without scanning. Is this a used bike that you are buying second hand? Are you supplying your own bias? Are you failing to give the full picture including Carbons very strong positives? The Design and engineering is everything - differing materials have different properties and the engineering of that material is the key to its success. It is easy enough to state the various different properties for carbon, steel, the alloys (6xxx and 7xxx used in biking) and even titanium. However, we have already done this cycle and I understand you don't like carbon - personally I like my steel, aluminium and carbon bikes in different ways for different uses as they are engineered differently to cope with. Even what is considered the worse, most brittle material and quickest to fatigue you can see being pushed way beyond the bounds of anything you would be capable of (big boned or not) when engineered accordingly.
Brompton recall was for a bottom bracket wasn't it or was there more than that. I make the point about carbon because if you park the bike up and then come back to find it has been knocked over etc it may internally be damaged. It just isn't durable and may not be ideal for an everyday bike dropping into potholes on occasion. That is the point I'm making you are sacrificing safety for performance and lightness. Sometimes you read threads and reads like people view it as safe and strong as steel or aluminium but it isn't. My understanding is this bike does have a carbon fork so carbon durability and safety is pretty much on topic. Many manufacturer's give a lifetime warranty on steel or aluminium frames and forks but only a short guarantee on carbon forks like 2 years. This varies by manufacturer but its common to see this.
Yeah, it's a shame that they haven't been able to match the T3 since. They should have just kept that model going really and upgraded it to claris. It still would have been good value if they'd upped it by £50 to match the Merlin PR7 (also now out of production :( ).
Maybe useful in a discussion on used second hand carbon bikes, as whilst we could be cyclic going around that you do not like carbon whilst I sit on the other side of the fence - design, engineering and implementation of all materials is the most important e.g. Farley 6 fatboy/Brompton folding bikes all had huge recalls and are not using carbon (counter wise spesh and bianchi had a huge number of carbon fork recalls) - but time to get this thread back to the OP context.in the consideration of these new bikes.
There are a surprising number of carbon frames and forks that fail almost immediately. Quite a few recalls for Carbon frames and forks too especially when they make up a small number of sales at the premium end of pricing. Steel normally takes years to rust and there are people who have pulled out old bikes from rivers and restored them. The important thing with steel is you often get warning of failure as they gradually break. That isn't the case with carbon because the crack can develop internally from a void and pretty much when it reaches the surface its completely shattered and goes instantly. My point is there is an increased danger with Carbon which I don't think is disputed by anyone that I have seen. Even that carbon engineer in Australia loves carbon and makes his own carbon bikes but has made that point on occasion. He warns never to buy a secondhand carbon bike without scanning it.
Shame, I'm after some too
I expect it's just a clear out offer. Really good lights though.
I wonder if this is a national deal?
I got my £750 carbon bike stolen from outside my home last week and the cops weren't interested other than doing their admin on it. No follow up, nothing.
Or see the slimey bill with their speed guns catching motorists just over the 30mph speed limit (and spending all day there) I'm sure they get a lot of job satisfaction catching the unsuspecting motorists.
Stolen bike plod not interested, run over by a car, still not interested.. However park near the airport ( not on a yellow line) and they give you dogs abuse!
'Whoops, looks like something went wrong.' is all I'm getting when completing the registration :|
Is the police we have to sort out to actually help. We don't even have a police station near us anymore they all got closed down
No schwalbe marathon pluses in 700c unfortunately :(
Schwalbe Century's look good for effectively £6.40 each plus postage. Good for a owner of a 29" mountain bike who wants some road tyres. https://www.planetx.co.uk/i/q/TYSCCEN/schwalbe-century-wired-tyre 700x50 size so effectively 29" x 1.95"
Not sure where cheaper, cheers op I was just lining up a gumtree purchase at the same price, with random club card points got it even cheaper, thank you
Tesco direct is shutting down??
Great find. We like the price brought 2 for grandchildren.
I thought these were cheap! Where can you find them cheaper please?
Thanks no probs, life can can weave in all sorts of directions, I say never waste a second it goes all to quickly.
Apologies, hope it works out. (annoyed)
Funnily enough I did. My glaucoma has got worse and they reckon I will go completely blind in 5 years, so I'm making the most of it and getting my new house adapted so make it easier when my sight fails completely.
I presume you went to Specsavers, try an independent optician.
Description says 3 speed so you're right it must be fixed slow, medium, fast and not variable not very safe really. I would wait for Ideal World Outlet on ebay to get a decent price for a returned one.
not much on there for me as im after some running shoes but heat for the discount
Lol not biting, gave you kudos earlier for finding best price on this, retracted...shame it’s gone cold eh
The problem with some folk is they don't value quality, plus it may take a few extra cells to understand why this is worth the price, simpletons.
Oh you’re back (annoyed)
Like all DFS sofa's with 75% off, right? Have a look at the average price, it never sells above that.
(excited) its only cheaper as it has 50% off, otherwise it would be more expensive than the burley, where are you getting cheap alternative from :/ You started arguing with me about my opinion :/
Just picked up the 20 tab tubes and they scanned at £2.50 each. Ideal
Got them in some of the hull stores
Bought two electrolyte tablets tubes and got 98p off at LIDL Cardiff couple of days ago. (Limited offer MB)
Didn’t see any tubs at either of the stores- may be elsewhere though
Any tubs at all? Im looking for the 4:1 stuff cheers
Yes, twin led's but fixed. Tiny little package for them too so was considering keeping them but I'll wait and see what halfords say when they get back to me
Gone back to £194.99 now. Makes me wonder if it was a misprice. Well done to everybody who got one for that bargain price!
What's the X power like? Is that one one with 2 LEDs also?
Just got mine and very impressed. Lots of accessories and enough power in the lights to land a small aeroplane. For the peeps worried about dazzling other road users there is independent vertical movement in each light to direct the beam downwards to maximize seeing where you're going rather than illuminating the sky. Also horizontal movement too. Nice touch is a little remote switch that is included too.
Mine has just come. Well impressed. You can also use the battery to charge any usb cable items such as phones tablets. Cheers op
Don't assume a wheel is going to be stronger just because it has a lot of spokes. What causes a wheel to go out of true (in normal use) is the spoke tension and that's frequently off on cheap wheels even though they tend to be 32 spoke and are true when you get them. Quality of build is more important that spoke count.
Hows it too simplistic? I've only heard stories from halfords where someone bought a bike and the wheels were out of true but that was nothing to do with spoke count. I dont think any retailer tries wheels when a bike is brand new. If your own wheels are never in true then i would get a different set of wheels
I think the holier-than-thou soapbox commenters are even more annoying
That's too simplistic. Just because a wheel has a high spoke count doesn't mean it will be strong - the main thing that makes a wheel strong is evenly tensioned spokes. And that is the main problem with a cheap bike like this. The frame will probably be fine for light use, the gears will work but you're likely to find the rear wheel go out of true and/or spokes snap. Expect to add £40 to the price of the bike for a new rear wheel a few months down the line.
I would ask the bloke above who's bought one , maybe compare ages / distances
I picked one up yesterday from aldi maypole Birmingham for £6.50....just need a bike now lol x
Same in Rochdale (Edinburgh way) the other day. Not sure if any left.
Nope! Just this one @Aldi
Any front seats
Excellent deal thanks. I had Clubcard vouchers to use too, so worked out a great deal for a birthday present for my daughter. Thanks for posting :D
Just ordered for C&C at my local tesco. Thanks for posting.
Ordered, cheers. Putting away for little ones 6th birthday in August.
Ordered. Thank you!
I got the boys one delivered last week easy to assemble nice bike I can't wait to see my little boys face when he opens it next Sunday for his birthday <3 (y)
Carbon forks, weighs 9.5kg, big brand, deffo a £500 bike
£350 would be a good price but £550 seems way too much.
Claris is pants. Btwin 520 or 540 is better value than this
Al frame and Claris drivetrain for £550 - nah.
Essentially you were wrong, as its NOT a Halfords bike, they may have distribution rights, but that does not make you any more correct. I didn't get my knickers in a twist at all, I just think bike snobs are pretty sad, and silly comments deriding Halfords (when you clearly have no clue) serve to damage their brand and could cost them business if anyone were to listen to your nonsense. I just think its uncalled for, but hey, you crack on if it makes you feel better (y) I have only posted on these specific threads as I have recently bought one and wanted to save people some money and advise on the bike. I posted to HELP others not have a petty argument, so feel free to retort but you're wasting your time, this thread is now pretty dead so I wont be logging back into it, back to lurking as the mods on here seem to now encourage (highfive)
So essentially I was correct in my initial comment that it’s a “Halfords bike” and frakison got his knickers in a twist for no reason? ;)
Boardman they actually own. Looks to be pretty much Halfords designed bikes that mimic much of the styling and geometry of Voodoo models. The US Voodoo models are different, much more expensive etc. For example the Bizango is a reynolds steel frame in the US but a pretty conventional 6061 frame in the UK. Same name, completely different bikes. I think its the sort of arrangement where Halfords probably pay them $2-3 per bike sold or they have made a one off payment. Looking here it reads like they went under pretty much, disappeared from the US and are being resurrected in 2016. So likely Halfords stepped in and got a good deal on the brand. Definitely says Halfords house brand below so I would imagine Halfords own it for UK use. Nice to get a decent bike for low money with a brand with a bit of history. Many people will pay big money to get a Chinese bike with a Italian or German brand on but here getting a decent brand slapped on your Chinese bike is pretty much zero cost to the end consumer. https://bikerumor.com/2016/10/07/ib16-voodoo-cycles-prepares-recast-spell-u-s-new-high-end-bike-line/
I’m no bike snob, my first mtb was a Carerra and itwas spot on. You are reading too much into my comments, nothing wrong with a Voodoo, just surprised by the review that’s all. :)
No, you said "Quite surprised for a Halfords bike!!".... its not a "Halfords bike" its a Voodoo bike SOLD by Halfords, surely that’s not too difficult to understand? Lets be honest, you were being a bit of a bike snob. Halfords sell some rubbish bikes (reflected in the price) and some decent bikes, they are just not trying to compete with the specialist shops where bike snobs buy £6k bikes and use them once in a blue moon to do a canal toe path :p
Yes, I still would. It does depend on your location but I trust my local Evans or their mail order mechanics to do a decent set up job over my local Halfords.
Wow you'd take this over a Carrera? This bike looks complete junk compared to a similar priced Carrera model. They have wisely put a 7 speed cassette on the bike but most of the drivetrain you see on sub £100 bikes, tourney derailleurs etc. Evan's can rarely match Halfords pricing for decent spec bikes in my experience. You look at their offer bikes and often in the detail you can see very poor components used and that is the case here.
I was going to post a link to a deal for a Giant Hybrid from Pauls Cycles reduced from £449 to £329, but it appears they are banned on HUKD??! They are my LBS, and would say I've never had a problem with them.
For 15 mins journey get Giant escape hybrid
Price looks ok for the spec but if I was buying a bike just to commute to work, it wouldn't be a mountain bike.
@StephenEdwards they had a few others , some protein biscuits and I think the single gels/tablets think they were a pound each
Great price. Cheers Slack.
Did they have other high5 products?
Nice spot @daniel.slack thanks for posting and sharing your very first deal, keep them coming now you have started! worldcup
Picked it up last night seems well built. Pedals where a faff so i recommend getting a 17mm spanner ( not provided ) to help . Bike seems a little heavy for a 3yr old learning
Good price for what looks a pretty decent bike! Heat added, thanks for sharing :)
We got the blue version of this and the rear wheel bearing was so poorly installed it made the wheel wobble severely left to right and was unrideable. To fix it would have required removing the wheel, chain, sprocket, bearing and reconstruction of the bearing housing which was glued in place. We were unlucky but please check the wheels spin true before showing your child to avoid disappointment and tears.
Thanks OP! Nephews birthday present sorted! (y)
Poundlland version I think is much more aggressive, you can dilute it further or just be quick using it but Muck off is safer if you have an extra fancy bike. Also fenwicks concentrate is very good as good as muck off but you have to dilute it yourself but can work out much cheaper.
I've been on the lookout for that for a while, but none of the local ones have had it in. Not sure if it's just my local stores or if they've stopped doing it. Even when they did, stock around here was even more intermittent than Aldi/Lidl and that's saying something.
Poundland 'no more dirty bike' for £1 is great stuff. Works just like the bigger brands. Bigger bottle too.
1 liter for £4.99 from haldfords...