Bike for 600 pound max - only from Halfords

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Bike for 600 pound max - only from Halfords

Postby Rege » Tue Jul 09, 2013 21:35 pm

Hi guys,

I have apllied for cycle to work scheme and wanted to buy a decent bike for 600 pounds max. I wanted to buy the Voodoo Hoodoo, but since the new version came out, which apperently has been been quite downgraded I am not sure whether this is still the right choice for me.

Should I still get the Hoodoo or choose something else? I am stuck with Halfords as the scheme I am in works only with them.

Cheers in advance for any replies.

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Re: Bike for 600 pound max - only from Halfords

Postby coulddobetter » Tue Jul 09, 2013 21:51 pm

Boardman comp or possibly carrera fury. I would go boardman myself.

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Re: Bike for 600 pound max - only from Halfords

Postby supersonic » Tue Jul 09, 2013 22:45 pm

As above, Boardman Comp if it fits.

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Re: Bike for 600 pound max - only from Halfords

Postby stubs » Wed Jul 10, 2013 09:12 am

If you can find one in stock the Voodoo Bizango is a nice bike that has won a couple of bike tests and is bang on the money at £600
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Re: Bike for 600 pound max - only from Halfords

Postby Rege » Wed Jul 10, 2013 16:52 pm

Hi guys,

Thanks for all the replies. As I am 6´ 3", I think Boardman Comp is a little bit too small. as the maximum frame size is 19.

What do you think about these bikes:

http://www.halfords.com/webapp/wcs/stor ... 65499#tab1

Any good?

Edit:

I checked on the bizango model - looks solid, I wouldn't mind try out a 29r, as I often use a 28 hybrid for work, so I am used to bigger sized wheel. Can't find it on halfords website though.

Cheers

Jakub

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Re: Bike for 600 pound max - only from Halfords

Postby supersonic » Wed Jul 10, 2013 17:00 pm

Only one way to find out if they fit, and that is to go and sit on them. It might fit fine!

The Whistle is not worth the money, seen better forks on bieks half the price.

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Re: Bike for 600 pound max - only from Halfords

Postby coulddobetter » Wed Jul 10, 2013 17:05 pm

Never heard of them. I am 6 foot on a boardman ht pro carbon large and it is fine. The only way to tell is to sit on the bike.check boardman site for full details of bikes tube lengths, one manufacturers 19 is different to anothers.


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