All Mountain Bike Discounts, Offers and Sale - August 2018
£30k is a lot for a top of the range Honda Civic £6k is a lot for a top of the range OLED TV £1k is a lot for a Smeg washing machine Basically, if you want the top model, you pay the premium, no matter what the object in question is.
I think we both understand each others intended points. Given that there is no engine on the MTB and the 250 & 450 share chassis' I'm not sure why you think the 450 is a more accurate comparison, unless you can get 40kw+ from your leg muscles....... £6k is a lot of money for a bicycle, no matter how you stir it. I haven't voted on the deal itself, for the record.
Why not compare it to a CRF450? I mean this is the top of the range Cannondale Black Inc MTB, yet you're comparing it to something thats not top of the range from Honda. The CRF450R is £9049., why not compare it to that?
But you stated that it was expensive bike condescendingly? What did you expect? Maybe 10 to 15 years ago when high end expensive bike first became available to the general public is might of been slightly amusing but only once. Reading it on every bike thread again and again is not amusing, insightful or original :D
What makes you think a Fireblade is built any better than the CRF?? They're both mass produced. The current model, non road legal CRF250R is a competition spec machine and is £5799 Over to you.....
i thought this was an expensive pizza cutter.
If you are buying this to fit yourself you will need one of these tools
http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/clearance?sort=pricelow pick the the cheapest item 50pence for the voucher code to work or something u need
Decent price hit the minus button instead of the plus (sorry)
(lol) Ha! Yeah, my endura gloves are going to have to become “lost” before I can get away with replacing them- they just won’t die of their own accord
Hukd will always vote real sportswear down , had my 4 year old pair on earlier, apart from a crash and small tear they are still solid, stitching complete, zips and Velcro all good. I find the only problem with endura stuff is it lasts and so replacing shorts isn’t required, and I seem to have more shorts each year
Heat from me
Shimano all the way.... Google SRAM in polish.
Yeah they are meant to be good, I had the sram guide and they had unreal power but the batches from 2016 all had sticky levers and mine died a week before a race day which annoyed me, they turned them around in 2 weeks (refurbed them, I wanted new to sell on) I saw Danny hart and Steve peat both using XTR at the weekend, although I loved my hope e4s slow you down or stop you that’s what i needed for steep descents
This is what i was intimating. I think these SRAM have good reviews though even better than XT which is my default go to lever
i think the bleed is on both sides, imho just bin them and get XT/XTR or hope e4s, or spend the money on tricstuff or that other brand danny macaskill uses. i forget the name
(lol) (lol) . Calm down, only having a laugh. Just rotate them to inside if bar if u run a LH Front
Is that including air drag? Without calculating it you have a massive over- estimate of power gained, as your model assumes the regen braking will be so strong that you are going 5mph downhill (where air resistance is a small factor), but in mountain biking you would be going alot faster, probably averaging at least 15mph (where air resistance is a huge factor)
I did the maths and you're right, like assuming a vertical hill 1km high and a 100kg bike + rider combo, reasonable efficiency, you spend about 400Wh going up but gain 130Wh going down with regen braking on. Not bad at all. The trick is you need a hub gear motor and extra power circuitry for regen braking so the resulting bike will be heavier, not enough to make it not worthwhile but a heavier bike with more unsprung mass will be less pleasant to ride.
Regenerative braking or some kind of dynamo would probably add a decent amount of energy for a mountain bike being used up and down hills. You'd also lose more energy going up steep hills so the 108 mile range would be reduced.
To be fair, for off-road riding that's still a respectable distance. Or, to put it another way, you'd be a sweaty mess after that distance offroad with a regular bike :-)
If you are lightweight, fit, on the flat, no or wind behind you, tyres at 70 psi, on the lowest assist setting. Otherwise expect about 40 to 70 miles
had a feeling they would be wrong. (poo)
No problem :) I've marked the rebas as expired for now. Someone has commented that they were sent one with 9mm QR and gold stanchions, so unfortunately I think there has been an error in their specs
No worries it wouldn’t have surprised me of wiggle had it down wrong too (excited) Ps, thanks for posting bike deals it’s nice to see them on here (highfive)
I copied it off the sram website, but it seems they made an error there. Corrected it now
A good set of wheels I had the sram30 but they aren’t carbon, very light aluminium though, shame they are relatively narrow 21mm internal wider rims feel so much better
140.07 emailed them with the link http://www.wiggle.co.uk/rockshox-reba-rl-solo-air-forks-15mm/ which are the same forks and managed to get them
And at £150?
a few complaints later proper ones arrived
mine too arrived and guess what gold stantchions and standard quick release mount -very annoyed. Have emailed requesting the forks pictured, doubt I will get much joy..
i got gold stanchions and 9mm qr too well annoyed already took my old ones off
Agreed, but strange sram shimano gear mix. Its the 2 that had the low end fork. Good buys still, just not for us. Really pleased with the Rose we got.
Spend a few hundred quid on an Exposure Six Pack and it will!
I highly doubt the appearance of the day will change based on how much you spend.
Why are Ferraris so expensive, I can buy a Dacia for A few grand? At the risk of sounding like a snob you need to try a nice bike versus a 100 quid clunker. Like night & day.
I think they have made a mistake there, all the reviews I have read say its 2.8
Awesome deal as others have said. Just the fork and dropper post combined probably cost £600! One point though, tyres are 3.0 not 2.8.
You could always make one out of a mole hill ;)
Now to find a mountain....
Hot. As previous posters have said, a lot of bike for the money, quality components.
Fantastic deal especially with the tyre upgrade.
Sounds good to me hope you enjoy it my kraken model has been great over the last year
Just want to say a big thank you to OP and bonzobanana Got myself a Sulcata down to £247.50 after code, then used Zeek credit for the rest. Paid £226 all in Also, there was a problem with the stock tyres, so they fitted some superior continentals on for no extra charge!
Bike accessories and components might be a rip off but they are normally great for bikes. Going from a independent local bike shop to halfords and seeing what you can get for your money in quality bikes is a revelation. Sometimes its better to order online and collect and pay instore. You can get cashback from topcashback etc and can buy discounted gift vouchers from zeek etc for payment instore. You can create some extra discount. On zeek gift cards are currently 6% discounted for halfords. Also you can get cashback when you order your zeek gift cards etc.
Its still a great bike at 360 to be honest, the normal price is 450
Steel is so much nicer than aluminium. Visually and in terms of ride comfort. Great price for a nice looking bike. (I say this as the owner of a Marin Muirwoods 2018)
Agreed, I'm a medium with 17.5 and 5 ft 10 so 22 is going to be a big frame.
You have to be a BIG man to fit a 22" frame with 27.5" wheels. I'm 6"3 with a 35" inside leg and my balls are less than 1cm from touching the frame on my 20" bike when my feet are flat on the ground. I would only recommend a 22" frame to someone 6"5+
22 is a normal size
Excellent deal, shame there's no sizes for anyone under 6 foot 2!
Scott frames come from the same Giant factory in Taiwan. Just a shame their warranty for frames is only 10 years.
If your buying a sub £500 bike. Dont buy anything other than voodoo or vitus. Get a vitus nucleus for £450. I really like the Scott genius but at this price there are so many compromises. Mechanical, flexy coil fork etc Outdated unstable geometry too. Seriously though, spend £1000 and you wont look back. Your bike will be able to do so much more and youll have so much more fun.
Giant are a real manufacturer. Trek, Scott and Btwin as well as halfords brands are pretty much brand slaps on far eastern bikes. Some are off the shelf designs and some might have geometry tweaks or styling variations but they are Chinese bikes basically to order. You yourself could order from the same factories if you could afford a minimum of about 500 bikes in one order and put your own brand on them. The only thing that varies much is final assembly, sometimes in China, sometimes in other far east countries and sometimes in Europe but the real manufacture of the bike is it's frame and components which is normally China. You won't go far wrong with a Voodoo bike although I'm not sure its designed by Voodoo in the US I think its just licensing of the brand as the US bikes are completely different. Some of the Halford's bikes are superb value especially when discounted. I have a soft spot for Giant though, its a real manufacturer who actually designs and manufactures their own bikes which is surprisingly rare nowadays, they are probably the best frame manufacturer in the world too.
is this a free sign up or?
British Cycling membership will get you another 10% off
What was the issue? I bought some Freerider pros which seemed nicely positioned between the Freerider and Impact, in terms of stiffness and protection. Not used them much and they cost a staggering £90 or so (on offer!), but they seem great. The material does look a bit cheap though. You really do pay a lot for the name and rubber.
Great deal, but no size 12 even though they are advertising it. I phoned and checked. Shame as I just bough the latest ones for £100 + and I’m not impressed. Was hoping I could send them back and get these. Have some heat anyway!
Five Ten Impacts are large, heavy duty bike trainers aimed at flat pedal users in the downhill/freeride/enduro or more extreme spectrum of mountain biking. I'm surprised Go Outdoors stock it as it's a very niche product. The Five Ten Freeriders would be more suitable to general trail riding on flats and more comparable to the Adidas trainers you recommended(Five Ten are owned by Adidas nowadays anyways). £50-60 used to be the standard price for this shoe but the price has risen over the years and the quality has gone down IMO. Still, £45 represents good value nowadays for these shoes. Have some heat!
good for trials..
Great grip, however if they get wet the soak up all the eater and can weigh a tonne.
The best thing about Giant and Merida is their frame manufacturing quality and technology. They are market leaders but the logistics of selling through bicycle dealers etc is no where as cost effective as a direct manufacturer to retail operation like Halfords, Go Outdoors and Decathlon where the retailer itself buys direct from the factory. A Carrera bike at halfords can often have the same components as a Giant bike 50% or even 100% more expensive. A Carrera model here with a decent drivetrain with strong freehub based rear wheel and completely usable off road without issues. However saying that you do get many offers on bikes that bring them down to around £300 with decent components from other sources. Halfords tend to be always offering something very decent for low money whereas its a rarity for most other bike shops. It's normally when a model is unpopular and they are genuine clearance models. Halfords have something like 40% of the UK bike market by volume and buy huge amounts of bikes. While Halfords frame's may not be quite as cutting edge as Giant or Merida they are very decent and very strong albeit possibly at the expense of a little weight. Fairly sure they use fuji-ta frames same as many big brands like Cannondale. Cannondale in comparison has to pay for brand marketing, sponsorship, wholesaler and dealer margins and often the high volume sales of their cheaper models subsidises their high end innovative models which promote the brand's technology but sell in low volumes and are often unprofitable even at the high retail price because of those R&D costs. They are also have to reimburse retailers for warranty work. https://www.halfords.com/cycling/bikes/mountain-bikes/carrera-sulcata-mens-mountain-bike-blue
Not in my experience. 29 just doesn't match the agility of 27.5 in most cases. Yes a road bike would be best for commuting but that's all you can really do with it.
I would be fascinated to see a £300-ish retail bike that is genuinely able to do what you’ve said there. At this price point Giant / Merida just have more purchasing power and better components and more important finish generally available. I want to be stood corrected, however.
No it isn’t. The turning circle is more to do with the geometry. A slacker bike is harder to do tight switchback turns on. 29er wheels are heavier but better on rough ground. If you are commuting get a 700c.
Nothing beats the feeling of passing people on there five grand bikes on my second hand Trek DS. It’s all about leg mind power!.
Thanks, it's a shame I missed the closing date for my workplaces cycle to work scheme or I'd almost certainly get a fat bike and put one on. As it stands I may try and get a cheap single speed for ultra low maintenance and just take it easy with the throttle.
http://www.pedelecs.co.uk/forum/ ? Thanks
I love this site because I've posted a deal on an E Bike I actually have and the amount of tangents it has spoked (sic) would have made Leibniz proud. Its interesting (and depressing) for me to see how much prices have fallen and how many more options are out there. No point just a statement....
OMG... Have a look here... Pedelecs.com
BBS Hd is bullet proof, they just don't break, the bbs02 is a little more delicate although newer models are better. I just watched a few YouTube videos.
I think that's rare though but it depends on how good a deal you get for the components. I think if you bought this bike upgraded to the components of the VR and then sold the spare bits you would have a far more expensive bike and lost your warranty but I haven't done the maths but it certainly looks that way. Components are often sold at a far higher markup than complete bikes and are offered to bike manufacturers at hugely discounted prices compared to retail versions. Individual frame prices are a rip off. Most aluminium frames are made in China and have a factory door price of sub $20 and only 2-3x that for carbon. As ever though its about what the market will bear not what something costs to manufacture.
haha, buying a bike is a more casual experience than buying a car.. cars come with basic kit same as bikes, a ford popular is not the same as a ford XR2I it doesnt always ring true you need to price in the upgrades, my bike cost me £2,500 less to build myself to my own spec, than to buy off the shelf as you say.. although i bought another bike earlier this year, sold all the bits and ended up with the frame, stem and wheels for £550, when the frame was £600+ to buy and on backorder
I don't think it does Chain Reaction any credit to give such similar names to bikes as can be seen here it can be confusing to customers and end up thinking you are getting a better bike at a bargain price. It's the same naming style as cars but a bike is a much more casual purchase than a car and the buyer is much more likely to order the wrong product. Getting decent components on a bike as standard is much, much cheaper than buying a cheaper model and upgrading normally. I've seen many forum postings where people have a bought a bike for lets say £500 and then spent £1200 on upgrades over the first year (wheels, new suspension etc) but a bike with the same upgraded components would have cost £1000 new and may even had a few other upgrades like an improved frame. Much better to save until you can afford the right bike or even use credit and pay the interest. Not only that, upgrading often destroys the warranty anyway.
Saw this 2 months ago in their clearance section when looking for a bike for my 11 year old. Opted instead for a Carrera Salcuta which came in at £269.
This had been in the sale for £319 for a number of weeks. Wasnt even tempted at that price.
https://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/return-marin-pine-mountain-2017-1-275-plus-mountain-bike-22-inch-47519-rutland-2997857?pprmrkntfctnsrd=46475769 This one is also very good value and is in your frame size
Thanks, will check it out.
https://www.halfords.com/cycling/bikes/mountain-bikes/voodoo-bizango-29er-mens-mountain-bike-16-18-20-22-frames Voodoo Bizango 29er, get the 22 inch frame size It has won the best hardtail of the year 2018 award for bikes under £750 https://www.mbr.co.uk/reviews/hardtail/voodoo-bizango-29er-review-2013
Any good deals for bigger frames at the moment? I am looking for decent mountain bike around 500£ for 6.2 person? Thanks
Good deal for a 27.5" decent fatboy if the frame suits you.
Gone up to 1500 odd now. Ain't sale items ment to go down
Nearly got the gravity trail a little while back, on one's prices fluctuate a lot and I missed the boat.
It was £1500, down to £1300, with an extra 10% off last week, plus BC 10% off, them 4.5% cashback. Technically you shouldn't get British cycling discount on sale/discounted items, but some staff aren't so worried
British cycling gives you 10% So how did you get it to £1000?
How can I justify this when I have a perfectly good Boardman fs already with loads a upgrades