New R7000 is better, so that's a great deal.
37£ sigma sports for latest R7000 - ? But I ride MTB's so don't know if any better?
New R7000 is better, so that's a great deal.
37£ sigma sports for latest R7000 - ? But I ride MTB's so don't know if any better?
Thanks for the heads up, missed that. Your a star!
Its the same price on Chain reaction and they offer free delivery over £12 https://www.chainreactioncycles.com/shimano-xt-mt800-bottom-bracket/rp-prod135826 and they have this for 25p to nudge it over £12 https://www.chainreactioncycles.com/hope-mono-pad-pin-clip/rp-prod36812 Ribble are free delivery but only on orders over £50 otherwise its £2.99
I much prefer double d cups ;) ;)
Yep I’ve run these all summer on one bike still look new, last winter I destroyed sets of front and back pads in one ride, wet and gritty mud
Thanks, bought 4 sets for workshop stock. Been a heavy winter for brake pads, so good to have them to hand.
Thanks for looking:) now I know what to look for Thank you
It seems they only really make bo1s and these go2a With the various backings (steal, aluminium, titanium, composite) and resin or sintered(metal) and then with fins or not . at one point there where loads of random model numbers, and fittings I can see why they simplified it
Good deal! I have bought a set of pads for my Giant Anthem, which takes the B01S (Deore XT M447, not actually listed in most charts).
My Rohloff is the best cycling investment I've made in 40 years of cycling. It's heavy but it's indestructible and perfect for town or country.
If my Alfine 8 ever packs it in I'll switch to a rohloff, or maybe a nuvinci. Some bike parts are definitely worth the money though personally I wouldn't buy this as it'd get eaten alive doing 16 miles a day through mud.
That’s the bit you didn’t believe? 8)
I didn't find that funny. But heat for effort.
Funnier than G with a Scottish accent though (horror) not that there is anything, PC hat on, wrong with a Scottish accent.
Just put in Cube carbon frame issues in google to see quite a few complaints but I guess not uncommon for carbon but the company response was less than stellar on many occasions. https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=cube+carbon+frame+issues&rlz=1C1PRFE_enGB707GB707&oq=cube+carbon+frame+issues&aqs=chrome..69i57.3945j1j8&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8 Any idea who makes the frames, information doesn't seem to be available by googling except for made in the far east. Does your frame have a 'made in taiwan' or 'made in china' sticker or anything like that? I'm quite curious about where brands manufacture their frames but I think Cube is independent. Many European brands are owned by Accell I think who heavily use fuji-ta in China for frames but don't know much about cube.
I got the 2017 version of this... far superior spec. Everything is different bat the frame and carbon forks, which I can't fault. Absorbe's the bumps very well... and the 12mm thru axle front and rear make it nice a stiff.
Any details on this? I've got a carbon Agree from a few years ago, and it's been an absolutely brilliant bike. The frame has never had any bother, not even from the press fit BB. Fast, light, stiff.... Not sure what more I could get at the price point I paid. I had an aluminium Peloton a few years before that and it was a brilliant alu frame. light, but the seat stays were super thin for a bit of flex. I'd put Cube near the top of my shopping list on past experience. The only thing holding this bike back is the average groupset / brakes...
That's how it works though isn't it. Brands have to compete in sporting events to create brand desire and do sponsorship and those extra costs are then added to the cost of every bike. It is well known that Cube frames are made in the far east but just wondered who is the actual manufacturer at the moment. You can find it for Canyon who are Giant for their aluminium frames but Quest Composites for their carbon frames although I guess this can change at any moment if they move to a different manufacturer. I could be wrong but I believe Canyon used to use Giant for their carbon frames before moving to Quest Composites. It's hard to know the quality of a frame when either the company is basically an importer or they may have different models or even batches made by different frame manufacturers. I personally don't do brands unless the brand and the manufacturer is the same. If I don't know the manufacturer I just weigh up the components I'm getting to the overall price charged. Cube don't have a great customer service reputation and the bikes are merely assembled in Germany from far eastern parts and so in my opinion should be judged on what you are actually getting for your money. I'm not interested in paying money for sponsoring their tour de france efforts especially as there is probably no connection at all between those bikes and these entry level bikes.
I didn't see Calibre in the Tour De France this year though? Cube are a well respected German brand with great reviews. My OH has a Cube Litening carbon bike and often does etapes and 120 mile rides on it and says its the best bike he has had / owned.
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Now and again you’ll see a lease car deal go boiling hot on this site for £250 a month and a big deposit that after two years you’ll hand the keys back , get screwed on wear and tear and mileage and have nothing to show for it, in comparison this bike is £115 a month and then it’s yours .. anyway im off to ride my bike (highfive)
Absolutely! If I had the money to drop on a bike I'd be all over this. I see it's the same price in ink blue black too, but it looks glorious in the red. Bike deals are very hit and miss on here. I posted the (budget end of the spectrum!) Bossnut Evo the other day at £799.20, which is a super wee bike for the money, but it hasn't gone down well (:I
(popcorn) (party) (excited) I’ve now added the price of the components to buy separately £2461 plus wheels on top maybe £300 = £2750 In my eyes that’s a free carbon frame by one of the most sought after brands in the mtb world.. this is the bike Steve peat, ratboy Bryce and Danny Macaskill ride for fun
Alas, there's a fair bit of the "if it costs more than a 03 plate astra it's too much for a pushbike" mentality on hukd. This is an absolute belter of a deal!
This Moma bike has lower quality components than the bicycles4u bike I linked to. I understand the bicycles4u bike doesn't have stellar components but it is at least superior to this Moma bike with regard components. What are people seeing on this Moma bike. It clearly has a low end freewheel with TZ derailleur below that of the bicycles4u bike. There is no handlebar height adjustment on the Moma bike so it will be harder to get a good fit for the rider and won't be usable by such a wide range of riders of different heights. As for weight, it's using a high tensile steel frame and low end aluminium single wall rim wheels. There maybe a difference in weight but this is not an aluminium frame so the only way that frame will be lighter is probably lower strength although admittedly the simple non height adjustable stem is probably lighter. There are many chinese market spec folding bikes on the uk market, ebay etc and some of those have a weight limit as low as 65kg which I guess is a usable weight limit in China but very restrictive in the UK. The bicycles4u bike clearly states its weight limits. I'm not pushing the bicycles4u bike as definitely the best option but its certainly a better option than the Moma bike. By the way I have a Bicycles4u bike myself a Paris Explorer and its a very nice bike with some great components but I'm not sure it's relevant in comparison because its clearly a more expensive model using far higher grade components than either of these models. As with most brands the more you pay the better the components you get. https://web.archive.org/web/20150202002246/http://bicycles4u.com:80/collections/folding-bikes/products/paris-explorer Let's not pretend that these brands are relevant though, they are both bikes from the far east with a brand slap on. It's a 10 second process to slap on the transfers at the factory in Cambodia (biggest bike exporter to Europe), Vietnam, China or wherever these bikes are made.What's important is the components fitted, specification and ensuring they meet a decent safety level then making a value judgement on what you are getting.
Very true from gidsterc. Also your example cycle is 2 kg more weight :) If you need a very good cycle, then you have to pay more which i believe everyone knows !. For me, the price looks very good for the cycle.. HOT !
I have had bikes from bikes 4u - never again. They don't last very long, and the components are sub-standard. The only useful thing is the frame.
I posted a cheaper and better alternative in my reply. The rest of your comment is childish to say the least. This isn't a good bike and it certainly isn't worth over £150 and those of us expressing that view on this thread are trying to help people in not buying an overpriced bike with poor quality components. You seem to have a very high percentage of Amazon deals that you post and seem defensive of this very poor amazon deal?
The + voters on this one deserve all the pain they'll get - if indeed they'd actually put money where their mouths are!
I think the shifter is included just not pictured, crc tend to do this kind of thing have a big sale and put the prices up on certain items
These seem to have gone up after the BF week one started. Showing £250.99 right now. DUB was the key feature of this set (if it works). It's gone up by almost the DUB BB needed to fit it as a minimum. I do find this set strangely lacking the shifter.
Yes and there’s some steel chucked in on a few cogs I think, GX was down to £299 last week so keep eyes peeled
I’m waiting for XT 12 speed, sram and eagle have been a bit too fickle for the Yorkshire sandstone grit, heather, boggy moorland and rocks seem to destroy it.. I didn’t realise it was a modified cassette, assumes it would be down to a 10t top gear like the rest
Heavy and 11t, nice price but GX is way forward
Being honest, if you're in this market, I'd probably plonk for the M505s above for less money. Reasons: 1. You can't really ride caged SPDs with normal shoes - the pedals have to protrude because the cleats are recessed on the shoe, so they're very uncomfortable indeed to ride for any distance. If you want this option, look for double-sided pedals (A530 are nice) 2. Once clipped in, the plastic cage gives no support to the shoe, so might as well not be there 3. Clipping in rapidly becomes second nature - you should be able to stomp straight in without a second thought, so having the plastic to aim for doesn't really add anything 4. If you're riding in rutted terrain, those big pedals become a real nuisance. If you want a bigger target to aim for, look at the M530s which have a slightly bigger metal cage (but still smaller than these), otherwise stick with the M505s. Regarding legality for road use, virtually no serious road or mountain bike rider will have reflectors on their pedals as none of the clipless pedals support it. It's an outdated rule that has no basis in reality.
I have got these click'r ones but I don't think i would want to do too much gravel/mountain biking on them. They only have one spring on them as opposed to two on a normal clipless pedal so they don't hold you in as tight. I have unclipped a few times accidently with them. They are an amazing commuter pedal though which is what I use them for. Effortless to get in and out of and like others have said a nice platform for if you don't get clipped in straight away when getting off the lights.
Yeah it’s a silly old rule that one, my boots have reflective trim on the heal cup and bikes and clothing are made to be seen these days
Those ones are actually road legal, unlike almost every bike I've ever owned.
Had these on my MTB- I liked the versatility of being able to use them with either ordinary shoes or SPD shoes. Problem is, the plastic cage snapped (I think I bashed a rock or something) - I replaced it, and the new one snapped off again pretty quickly. Might be better looking for similar pedals with a metal cage if your style of riding requires something more durable.
Now the 59cm is down to £375 too
You are guessing with little evidence as to where this frame is made. A loose link to Dunlop having used in the past and then quoting some partnership with other firms. You are correct in that Fuji-ta have partnerships with a number of brands. However, outsourcing, that these firms are using are not exclusive contracts. Lets take the Cannondale example. Yes Fuji-ta have a partnership (lower tier stuff), Cannondale (Dorel Industries) also have 3 of their own factories as well as and R&D facility in that region. Yet, as with the name of outsourcing in looking the best deal whilst not having all your eggs in one basket you can see Cannondale also partnering with others e.g. topkey that do top end carbon frames and also quote Specialized on their page (not quite your "Merida except possibly entry level stuff"). This is of course is all business as usual. Highly debateable if Fuji-ta is the most successful - another measure of success rather than most revenues and highest number is profit, something Fuji-ta do not seem keen to announce or claim they are number one at. To put another way they are a stack them high sell them cheap and there is nothing wrong with that. The other firm doing that is Hero - that same firm that owns Avocet and that Parkers of Bolton albeit you also tried to state these were Fuji-ta products. As you put it "but I know Avocet bikes are wholly imported often fuji-ta frame based" here Albeit China's exports to Europe have grown during this time frame and investigations into Cambodia introduced more stringent rules for those to be considered adding no value closing one major factory in the process, and all new suppliers to have to prove value added to get the tax exemptions. The other part to note is Cambodia is also the point of long term investment from Taiwan (previous number one supplier to Europe). They have capacity for 20 million. They produced 12 million consistently for 5 years and bumped up to 20 million with the OFO (bike sharing) deal. Even prior to the bump for bike sharing the vast majority of their product is aimed at Asia and as you state see big sections in Africa and America prior to Europe. It is limited - they are more viewed for their skills in metallurgy in the budget arena than carbon.
Tiagra + carbon frame = good deal.All the bike snobs need is a tin of spray paint to cover the Muddy Fox decal.
Giant are the best in my opinion but don't do much oem work now for carbon frames they have been priced out of that market mainly. Specialized are jointly owned by Merida so those tend to have most of their frames made by Merida except possibly entry level stuff. Muddyfox carbon frames appear to be open mould designs from fuji-ta in mainland China the same factory that makes many carbon frames for other big brands including Cannondale, Raleigh, Scott, Bianchi and 100s of other brands (basically there are quite a few large importing companies that have taken over many famous bike brands and pretty much just import bikes from the far east with fuji-ta being the biggest most successful supplier nowadays). Sometimes they make the complete bike and sometimes they just make the certified frames which are then sent to countries like Cambodia, Bangladesh etc so they can be assembled into complete bikes and exported to Europe without getting additional anti-dumping duty. Anyway there are videos of the fuji-ta factory and its pretty advanced, they produce 20 million complete bikes a year plus a large frame business that provides frames to cheaper assembly plants across Asia plus assembly plants in Europe and the US. I think there is something like 140 million bikes a year made in the world and a huge chunk of that is low cost steel bikes for Africa, far east, south america. Fuji-ta have a significant chunk of world bike production with a very high percentage of aluminium frames. Unsure of their significance with regard carbon frames. This video was made when sports direct owned the dunlop brand used for bikes, sadly Muddyfox isn't worth mentioning but many Dunlop bikes migrated to the Muddyfox brand. Universal/Sports Direct only use fuji-ta for their mid level to high end bikes their low end steel bikes would be using the very cheapest factories same as Apollo at Halfords, Challenge bikes at Argos etc.
Op, make sure you gift wrap the bottom bracket before giving to your other half. :D
In fact if you use Quidco there is a £2.50 offer today only on a £10 spend (Tuesday 18th sept till midnight)
Agreed Ok price but I got a couple earlier this year for £11.99 with the Quidco £2.50 on a £10 spend (highfive)
Has been this price for some time now... missed it when dropped to 11.99
I mainly ride Peaks Pennines and Dales it’s the same demographic, likely to be a few more casualties with the uncertainty of brexit 1, the key components valued in US dollars 2, import / export changed And potential weaker economy
I was going to say. Go to Bikepark Wales. Average bike price £4000+. Average age 40+ All the kids are riding hardtail or second hand stuff. Bike industry is choking itself. The bubble is about to burst if it hasn't done so already. No amount of new tech releases is going to change that.
Yeah it’s a shame, pricing kids out of the market really, where I ride it’s mainly middle aged men like myself (strong)
I can sort of understand when you start throwing motors and engine in to the mix but I had no idea they went to that kind of money!
Not at all, road bikes can hit £10k quite happily.. Seems to be Allot of new tech in the mtb industry at present such as ebikes/Engines , Fox live suspension system launched a few weeks ago now that is crazy money bikes upto 12.5
Really pleased with it, does just what I need, a good commuter, great for long weekend rides and a nice geometry, can't find anything else at the price.
This is true but they still work very well. Much better than mechanical TRP Spyre brakes that you could find at this price point.
Only £200 in halfords
It's not a cyclo-cross. More like what some may call a 'comfort' bike. Ideal as a winter trainer or daily commuter, especially at this price. Heat OP
The brakes on this Giant bike and many other more basic Giant road disc bikes are not full hydraulic, they are their own brand proprietary "hybrid" disc brakes called Conduct which change from cables to hydraulics under an enlarged stem.
It is generally accepted that the spd sl pedal benefits from less energy wastage from movement, twisting and vertical. The shoes are generally lighter and stiffer. With regard to bike cost, I always tell people to buy the most expensive well specced bike they can afford. If you don’t and you actually enjoy cycling you will be changing very quickly. Carbon frames are stiffer, lighter, and faster. Ultegra gearing has less friction, cleaner changes, and more precise. Expensive wheels are more aerodynamic, weigh less, and are stiffer and faster. Better brakes stop quicker. For those who think there is little difference between a £600 bike and a £5000 bike have obviously never ridden one. Even the difference in a £2k bike compared to a £600 bike is night and day.
From my experience I find that on longer rides, my toes and feet start cramping. The positions of the cleats and width of the pedal surface is to blame. Once the cramp sets in it will be slower. Was on the Shimano M520 then switch to the wider M530 over 4 years. Same problem. Don’t have the issue on my spd sl.
Carbon is stiffer and gives a smoother ride, it's not just about weight.
Assuming same shoe sole construction and weight how is it faster exactly?
Sure, but as an alternative view, I bought my winter road bike used for £600 and it weight just over 7kg, so I would equally question why anyone would spent so much on a new bike. Of course, the answer is easy - it's because we all have different priorities in life and value things differently. Some would want a nice, shiny new bike that never needs to be touched, while others sill spend (quite literally) hours in the workshop tinkering and repairing them. I'm one of the "club riders doing 200 miles a week at 19mph" mentioned above and I really value my cycle kit. I've got a good idea on where to spend the money and where not to and I definitely appreciate the difference between a £500 bike and a £5000 one! Not everyone will feel this way, but that's ok - I don't like golf, football or any one of a hundred other things that people enjoy doing. I like cycling and am happy to spend money on it!
Oh ok thanks
No, you need special shoes to fit the cleats to as they bolt onto them.
Are these something you put over normal footwear to fit pedals?
Thanks op. Need a new set.
Ordered and heat added. I've tried generic versions before and found them brittle compared to the originals.
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.
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