Reebok Bikes

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Reebok Bikes

Postby Nick Dastardly » Fri Jun 27, 2008 19:59 pm

Ok, I've never ridden one but I very much doubt they'll be troubling any of the big manufacturers any time soon.

Reebok bikes on sale at JJB Sports

But think about it, you've just spent £4000 on your dream bike and understandably you're worried about the local chavs nicking it. Spend £279.99 on the RBK Power, leave it locked up (with the free lock) next to your new bike, and it's obvious which one the chavs will go for. Genius.
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Postby stumpyjon » Fri Jun 27, 2008 20:03 pm

Oooooh looks like the puppies nuts that does. Think I'll have to sell me Stumpy and get one.

Saw someone out on a Reebok bike the other day, looked exactly like an Apollo shockwave with a different sticker :lol: .
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Postby dirtbiker100 » Fri Jun 27, 2008 21:16 pm

my train of thought went

reebok bikes? oh god we gotta push them away from that idea
nick dastardly posted it? hmm this could be interesting
*click*
my my thats a pretty good idea really

bit expensive for an anti theft device that might not work really. imagine the security you could get for £280

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Postby Pippen33 » Fri Jun 27, 2008 21:38 pm

well my new Nike bike is gonna p1ss right over that one, mine's got better decals!
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Postby supersonic » Fri Jun 27, 2008 21:48 pm

Unfortunately these excuses for bikes have been about for years.

No full spec list either. The Halfords lazy 'couldn't give a damn' management ideals must be catching on.

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Postby Pippen33 » Fri Jun 27, 2008 22:00 pm

EXACTLY. Back in 1995 my dad had some left overs from a car he bought and decided to buy me & bro a bike each, from Halfords. We had a choice from Apollo, and er, Apollo. I got zero suspension and my older brother got front. I was quite gutted at the time but soon realised that his forks were just a gimmick. And probably still are.
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Postby cool.hwhip » Fri Jun 27, 2008 22:13 pm

i love the specs they have for them. This is surely the greatest description for any bike though:

"Forks - Suspension"

FANTASTIC!

What slightly annoys me is that people can take the same money they would spend on a reebok bike and buy a good bike.

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Postby supersonic » Fri Jun 27, 2008 22:15 pm

Exactly - it is pure laziness on JJBs part. Not that it would be a good fork anyway, maybe they are trying to hide it!

And as you say, much better bikes to be had!

Oh, Tesco bike descriptions can be good. Brakes: Front and Rear. That's a relief!

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Postby Pippen33 » Fri Jun 27, 2008 22:45 pm

Even better are the disclaimers that come with them. 'Riding this bike may cause serious personal injury or death'. Most likely the latter.
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Postby Nick Dastardly » Fri Jun 27, 2008 22:47 pm

You guys will possibly be even more surprised /shocked /annoyed when you hear where I first saw this advertised...........

Ok, so I know all advertising pays money and a full page in a very popular nationwide magazine probably doesn't come cheap, but these are advertised in this month's (August :? ) MBUK! Bit worried some newcomers are going to spend their hard earned cash on one of these thinking it's a proper mountain bike. That said you get what you pay for and they don't exactly break the bank, plus it's probably keeping the cost of the magazine down for the rest of us.
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Postby Rich Hcp » Sat Jun 28, 2008 07:27 am

Those RBK bikes will never get nicked, the Chavs have been gorging on fast food and Sunny D will not be able to lift it, let alone get the wheel off to put it in the Saxo/corsa/clio

Joking apart, another few quid could buy a decent bike from a proper shop

I suppose thsy have to be strong to take the weight of the rider, I hope the build quality is good enough to stand years of being at the back of the shed, or outside by the back door in all weathers
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Postby cool.hwhip » Sat Jun 28, 2008 10:12 am

I think im becoming slightly sorry for the RBK bikes and the lives they will lead/will not lead. They may never even see a trail.....

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Postby indysmith » Sat Jun 28, 2008 10:26 am

Has anyone seen those £100 dual suspension monsters they do at JJB?
The front suspension doesn't work. it's just a MASSIVE rigid fork, and the back suspension is just awful and useless for anything but making your pedaling less efficient.
They weigh about 60lbs aswell - it's RIDICULOUS,
Why do people do this to themselves? and more importantly WHY do people make them and sell them?!

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Postby Lunaeventer » Sat Jun 28, 2008 13:32 pm

Did anyone hear about the cardboard bikes that someone has made a prototype for?

Reckons they will sell for about £15 if a manufacturer takes on the idea - only designed for commuting use not trails I hasten to add! :lol:

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Postby gbrnole » Sat Jun 28, 2008 19:36 pm

Maybe just for comedy value one of the mags could take them to the trails and review them, hopefully it'll open all these shoppers eyes up to the s!?t they're buying. Kinda like the supermarket bikes test they did a while back, that was a fun read!

I tried lifting one off the shelf one day and after trying twice I realised it wasn't actually bolted down!
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Postby stumpyjon » Sun Jun 29, 2008 13:20 pm

Oh, Tesco bike descriptions can be good. Brakes: Front and Rear. That's a relief!

Not so much a spec description as a basic legal requirement :roll:

Alex

That does sound like a really good idea. I'd love to see a few bikes getting scores of 1 or 2 in MBR and the like. I always check out the reviews of the products with the lowest scores first :twisted: (just hope it isn't something I've just bought :oops: ).
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Postby saintadolf » Sun Jun 29, 2008 17:27 pm

ok my mate actually got one of the reebok bikes in a sale for 65 quid and for that kind of money it is incredibly good threadless headset, disc brakes, 24 gears and whilst i wouldnt try anything more major than the graveled family cycle trails near me in the new forest on the fork its good enuff to soak up road bumps and uneven tracks so dont knock um til uve tried them.

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Postby stu8975 » Sun Jun 29, 2008 20:41 pm

Ah the lovely reeboks...its all about profit margins...JJB are supplied by some of the largest uk distributors, Moore large, Raleigh etc, so they can get their hands on some decent stuff if they want to, but they wont make as much profit, they have occasionly had diamond backs, raleighs, muddy foxs with far better spec than the reeboks for not much more money (normally below RRP). But i cant see them changing their ways any time soon. As far as specs go, there's not much in it, £240 will get you a light alloy frame, sram sx4/shimano ef50,tourney,altus, tektro/promax mechanical discs,kenda tyres, which last time i looked comes on all the mainstream manufactures for more money, in my opinion if they didnt have Reebok written on them, this thread probably wouldnt of started.

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Postby gbrnole » Sun Jun 29, 2008 21:55 pm

I was really thinking more along the full suss models they have. The difference is there are not many mainstream manufacturers that even try developing a full suss bike for £250 and the one I have heard of the decathlon rockrider bike is actually reviewed ok.

Reebok full suss frames are just shocking, they really shouldnt be called mountain bikes it gives people the wrong idea and would be dangerous

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Postby dhxcme » Sun Jun 29, 2008 22:29 pm

i like the tests they used to have in decathalon stores showing their frame would twist horrifically and then go back to normal shape. not what i want to see.


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