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cycle king brands?

AnonymousAnonymous Posts: 79,692
edited March 2013 in MTB buying advice
i was looking in my local cycle king bike shop and noticed what I thought were nice looking bikes but I didn't remember the brand anyone any knowledge of the following brands goodness e.g build quality price range etc.

thank you brands are

ammaco whole range of the bikes from £99 to £500 at shop

coyote starting at £179.99 upto £400+


few on amazon I was confused by also

barracuda ( I don't reckon these will be good judging on price)

DBR googled this got confused

KCP

falcon

diamond back

CBR

thanks

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  • The RookieThe Rookie Posts: 27,748
    Not sure what you are asking?

    What is a Cycle King shop, or did you mean cycling? Or is it just the name of the shop?

    Ammaco - cack
    Coyote - some models get almost (but not quite) to reasonable
    Barracuda - cack
    DBR - I belive this is a diamnondback sub brand?
    KCP - never heard of
    Falcon - Part of hawk i beleive, mostly cack with some just about OK's in the range
    Diamondback - part of Raleigh, were good for a while, some models just about OK, some reasonable.
    CBR - Claude Butler Racing, used to mean something, but now cack.
  • danlikesbikesdanlikesbikes Posts: 3,898
    Think cycle king is a shop name if I remember
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  • RevellRiderRevellRider Posts: 1,794
    Not sure what you are asking?

    What is a Cycle King shop, or did you mean cycling? Or is it just the name of the shop?

    Ammaco - cack
    Coyote - some models get almost (but not quite) to reasonable
    Barracuda - cack
    DBR - I belive this is a diamnondback sub brand?
    KCP - never heard of
    Falcon - Part of hawk i beleive, mostly cack with some just about OK's in the range
    Diamondback - part of Raleigh, were good for a while, some models just about OK, some reasonable.
    CBR - Claude Butler Racing, used to mean something, but now cack.

    Cycle King the retail arm of Hawk/Professional Cycles. Basically, sub standard bikes. Even below Toys r Us quality. Just to clear one thing up, Falcon are a separate company from Hawk Cycles. they actually own the Claud Butler brand.

    To the OP, I wouldn't believe that the bikes Cycle King sell are actually worth £500. They artificially inflate the RRp so they can do crazy half price or lower deals
  • sniper68sniper68 Posts: 2,904
    All BSOs at huuuugely inflated "rrps" :wink:
  • AnonymousAnonymous Posts: 79,692
    cycle king is having a half price sale or something so I thought id have a look

    last time I went for a look the staff wasn't very helpful thou. do a few £500 not many all seem a bit cack.

    jus wondering what people thought currently looking on amazon seems that where 90% of my online shopping takes place these days.

    nothing really gr8 on amazon.
  • mcnultycopmcnultycop Posts: 2,143
    What are you looking for? What is your budget?
  • AnonymousAnonymous Posts: 79,692
    cycle king is having a half price sale or something so I thought id have a look

    last time I went for a look the staff wasn't very helpful thou. do a few £500 not many all seem a bit cack.

    jus wondering what people thought currently looking on amazon seems that where 90% of my online shopping takes place these days.

    nothing really gr8 on amazon.


    has anyone ever brought from this site before

    and what do you think

    http://www.bikes2udirect.com/B4900.html ( should be a claud butler bike)

    some internet shop

    http://www.jejamescycles.co.uk/kona-lan ... tAodi2MAEA ( looks like a bike a and I remember the brand)


    ebay power seller
    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Dawes-XC-21-D ... vi-content ( seems okay trusted brand im told)

    no idea what make this is


    http://www.jejamescycles.co.uk/mongoose ... 73257.html


    tbh I have no idea really what im looking for

    im looking for something decent for cheap say £250 max £300 depending on how well work pay

    I want for that price

    large frame
    front and rear disc brakes
    front suspension
    26 or bigger wheels

    people say get rockrider for £299.99 but that's to much really
  • cooldadcooldad Posts: 32,601
    So £299.99 is too much, but up to £300 is OK? I'm confused.
    It's not the makes that are important, it's the components.
    All the ones you linked to are nasty (especially the Dawes) except the Kona, which is mediocre and nowhere near as good as the Rockrider for the same price.
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  • supersonicsupersonic Posts: 82,708 Lives Here
    Decathlon Rockrider 5.3, as in the other threads.
  • AnonymousAnonymous Posts: 79,692
    okay thanks for answers its clear im not gonna get a bike a better then the rockrider enless I find it on gumtree or ebay or somewhere. tbh I don't know if I want to spend £300 on a bike.

    thanks anyway

    feel free to delete all the threads now thanks bye
  • supersonicsupersonic Posts: 82,708 Lives Here
    It is worth paying for - is the best bike for the money, 2 year parts warranty, 5 year frame warranty. Unbeatable package.
  • 97th choice97th choice Posts: 2,305
    supersonic wrote:
    Decathlon Rockrider 5.3, as in the other threads.


    This, then you can do more riding and less typing.
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