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New to biking and buying from China

traversalan15traversalan15 Posts: 6
edited April 2016 in MTB beginners
I'm relatively new to biking and was looking to buy a bike, I'm not quite sure what I would need and could use some advice.
I'd be cycling two or three times a week in possibly rough terrain from time to time, I was looking to spend around 400 euro's for a bike.
I was looking for a second hand one at first but couldn't come across anything that I liked as of yet.
I did manage to find a bike on Aliexpress, the bike coming from China, but I dont know if it will be of any quality, I'm wondering if someone could have a look at it and tell me if the bike is of any use, i'll post the link and pic below.

http://www.aliexpress.com/item/26-21-speed-black-rainbow-classic-men-s-mountain-bike-cycling-road-bicycle-double-disc-brake/2054400005.html?spm=2114.01010208.3.1.octWjD&ws_ab_test=searchweb201556_9,searchweb201602_3_10034_507_10020_10017_10005_10006_10021_10022_10009_9978_10008_10018_10019,searchweb201603_6&btsid=165c55bd-d883-4da1-a063-c4799b94b271

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  • cooldadcooldad Posts: 32,599
    That is worse than horrible. Rubbish components and weighs as much as a small house.f
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  • cooldadcooldad Posts: 32,599
    I'm also pretty sure that BMW don't know much about it.
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  • redveeredvee Posts: 11,922
    Expect to be hit with a demand for £40 when Royal Mail attempt to deliver the bike.
    I've added a signature to prove it is still possible.
  • cooldadcooldad Posts: 32,599
    Which is more than I would pay for the whole bike.
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  • FishFishFishFish Posts: 2,152
    This is no good. Go and take a look around Halfords (in UK - not China!) for some good reasonably priced bikes and buy a second hand one then you will achieve the value you are after. Although none of us so far like the bike - do not think the rejection is personal and keep posting. Good luck.
    ...take your pickelf on your holibobs.... :D

    jeez :roll:
  • The RookieThe Rookie Posts: 27,795
    As an indication, those cast wheels weigh as much EACH as most proper wheels weigh for a pair, at £300 you can get hydraulic brakes not cable, forks with aluminium lowers and a damper not steel and built like a pogo stick, it would also have an 8 speed rear not a 7 and weigh in about 3-4kg less.

    In short it looks daft, is hideously over priced and only any good if you are seriously into masichism.
    Current steed - Whyte T129, 2013 frame, mongrel Revelations, Giant dropper, Stans S1 wheelset. 12, Magura Trail Sport brakes, 1x11. 12.8Kg
  • rockmonkeyscrockmonkeysc Posts: 14,774
    Looks like a 1990's Argos special piece of junk.
  • The RookieThe Rookie Posts: 27,795
    Looks like Spam....the OP hasn't come back since posting.
    Current steed - Whyte T129, 2013 frame, mongrel Revelations, Giant dropper, Stans S1 wheelset. 12, Magura Trail Sport brakes, 1x11. 12.8Kg
  • cooldadcooldad Posts: 32,599
    If so, a definite fail with the comments.
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