Claud Butler explorer 400 (new 2010 version)

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by fraser woods, 14 Aug 2012.

  1. fraser woods

    fraser woods Member

    Im wondering if i should get this bike and also wondering if £135 is a good deal, could you guys help me out. also if anyone out there has had or has still got a claud butler in this range , could they give me feedback on them.

    Thank you
     
  2. billy1561

    billy1561 BB wrecker

    Location:
    North west England
    I've got the same bike mate and I use it as my commuter bike. Had it 2 years now and its been reliable. The only problem I've had is I broke a few spokes on the back wheel on the trails but I'm a heavy rider so understandable to a point. Its not the lightest bike but its fairly quick and comfortable to ride.
    Anything I've missed just ask.
     
  3. nick.b

    nick.b Well-Known Member

    Location:
    st neots
    its an ok bike i had a CB hybrid about 3 years ago (basically the same bike, just differnt paint) and it was ok, the parts are basic but if your after a bike to commute on itll do just that, anything more and probably not.

    at 135 im assuming its used, so make sure you give it a good once over, as having to replace things like the freewheel on a cheapish bike hurts the wallet.

    cheap commuter bike if your on a budget, perfect for nipping to work and back on, you wont want to take it off road though as itll fall to bits like mine did.

    end of the day, 135 for a bike isnt much so its probably a nice deal.
     
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    fraser woods

    fraser woods Member

    Ok so £135 is good? also is it ok offroad. p.s ( its new from go outdoors, its been reduced a few times)
     
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    fraser woods

    fraser woods Member

    Would any of you recommend an alternative to this bike at a reasonble price
     
  6. billy1561

    billy1561 BB wrecker

    Location:
    North west England
    Off road will be ok so long as it's canal paths ect anything heavier and things will start to break. Nothing to lose at that price.
     
  7. albion

    albion Veteran

    Location:
    South Tyneside
    Get it while you can.
    Nothing to lose as said.


    They will be obviously down to their last few.
     
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    fraser woods

    fraser woods Member

    Will do , Thanks
     
  9. nick.b

    nick.b Well-Known Member

    Location:
    st neots

    This

    135 is a bargain for a basic bike, itll be way better then most of the apollo type crap youll find at that price point, just remember its not an offroad mtb. its a hybrid, mainly build for road use.
     
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    fraser woods

    fraser woods Member

    Thanks Nick
     
  11. albion

    albion Veteran

    Location:
    South Tyneside
    I think it is actually a hard tail, as used by most in the cross country Olympics.

    A trail bike but probably often considered a necessity on Britain's potholed roads.
     
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    fraser woods

    fraser woods Member

    So albion would you suggest that this bike is a good one to go for
     
  13. billy1561

    billy1561 BB wrecker

    Location:
    North west England
    Its most definitely a hybrid. It commutes all year round for me.
    I think I paid just over 300 for mine 2 years ago.
     
  14. albion

    albion Veteran

    Location:
    South Tyneside
    If you need a bike, and it still exists at that price then obviously yes.

    The sum of the parts is obviously worth more.
     
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    fraser woods

    fraser woods Member

    Its Just sold out, im now looking at the specialized crosstrail , has anyone got any information about these?
     
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