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What's the spec on this sound like?

Discussion in 'Beginners' started by The Jogger, 16 May 2008.

  1. The Jogger

    The Jogger Guru

    Location:
    Chichester
  2. fossyant

    fossyant Ride It Like You Stole It!

    Location:
    South Manchester
    They are OK - look pretty smart. And a good spec !
     
  3. Paulus

    Paulus Getting older by the minute

    Location:
    Barnet,
    Seems quite good for £399.
     
  4. The Jogger

    The Jogger Guru

    Location:
    Chichester
    I will go and try it out then, thanks, any other recommendations......very welcome...
     
  5. alecstilleyedye

    alecstilleyedye nothing in moderation Staff Member

    just beware halfords' spanner monkies, if you have a decent lbs that does repairs, get them to fix anything that might need doing. if the bike is set up by an idiot, it'll get fixed by one too…

    nice bike though. great at the price.
     
  6. Mr Pig

    Mr Pig New Member

    Location:
    North Lanarkshire
    I thought about getting a bike from Halfords, I'm looking for a new one too, but I've decided against it.

    Two reasons really. Firstly, I don't think you could get the same range of bikes as you could get from a specialist bike shop. Secondly, Halfords bike mechanics are a real hit and a miss, some being hopeless!

    I spoke to a young guy working in halfords on Tuesday, he's a keep cyclist who's just started working there. He said the two guys who worked there before him didn't give a stuff and just threw bikes together. If someone had a problem with a bike they'd try to talk them into buying a new bike rather than fixing it!

    At the end of the day it's a motor spares shop that sells bikes. You're just not going to get the same level of service you'd get from a shop that lives and breathes bikes and nothing else.

    As for that bike in question, I have no idea. But at a good bike shop you'll get more choice, and better advice.
     
  7. Mister Paul

    Mister Paul Honky

    Location:
    North Somerset
  8. The Jogger

    The Jogger Guru

    Location:
    Chichester
    I just had a look at that MP, nice bike, very nice bike. Head spins
     
  9. Mr Pig

    Mr Pig New Member

    Location:
    North Lanarkshire
    And has Flack Jacket tyres, I'm sold! ;0)

    The Scott Speedsters also look nice. But I've never even heard of Boardman, they could be better for all I know. I'd ask in a specialist bike shop if it were me ;0)
     
  10. giant man

    giant man New Member

    Location:
    Essex innit?
    The only problem with this deal is Halfords are selling it, so ime proceed with caution and don't let them service it, if they build it up adequately that is.
     
  11. bonj2

    bonj2 Guest

    do away with the 'suspension' seat post though.