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VooDoo Bizango 29er Mountain Bike 20inch has a strong, light frame for powerful off-road performance
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Flying Bizango
Posted18 March 2013
Customer avatar
cambeltsnapped
fromNewport, Wales
Age Group: 45 - 54
Gender: Male
Attitude to Shopping: Quality Seeker - I'd rather spend a little extra on something if I know its going to last
Family: I'm Living with Partner/Spouse - With Children
Type of Cyclist: Serious Cyclist
Other hobbies: Cycling
How many bikes: More than 3
Which Store did you visit? NEWPORT
Quality 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Value 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Performance 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Have just covered 20+miles on my Bizango, and having 26 inch wheel MTB's I can tell you you will be amazed with the capability of one of these bike.
First, the bigger wheels smooth bumps out nicely and there is so much more grip. My mate who I was following was spinning up on gravel slopes, but I was not. Even mud I was getting better grip, only having problems in deep mud.
Second, the speed. I was amazed at how easy it was to get speed out of the bike and maintain it with very little effort. I was able to cruse at a full 5mph faster.
There are down sides, one being the 'longer' wheel will track ruts easier and make it harder for you to get out, and the other is it dose feel a bit barge like in handling on tight twisty stuff, but if you ask me that is all made insignificant when compared to all the other advantages. Well done Halfords & Voodoo, a top bike for the money with a very good spec list. I love it and cant wait to get back out on it.
I recommend this product!
I like:spped, grip, spec, finish, ride
I don't like as much:slow handleing in tight corners
+23points
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DMR V8 Bike Pedals are super grippy platform pedals with 10 pins on each side and chromo axles.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
DMR V8
Posted16 September 2012
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cambeltsnapped
fromNewport, Wales
Age Group: 45 - 54
Gender: Male
Attitude to Shopping: Quality Seeker - I'd rather spend a little extra on something if I know its going to last
Quality 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Value 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Performance 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Have several pairs of these pedals on my bikes, and they are a very good grippy pedal. The only down sides to them are the paint wears off quick (mud is abrasive so any kind of coating will not last long), and the greese you get with the pedals is too small an amount to grease the bearings. If you buy, then get a grease gun and grease at the same time and first pump grease in untill it comes out of the seals at the sides. Then give them a shot of grease every couple of months. Doing this will make them last for ever. I have a set that have done well over 2500 miles and are still going strong!!
I recommend this product!
I like:good bearings, good grip, wide platform
I don't like as much:paint wears off quick, get a greese gun!!
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Get Continental Mountain King Bike Tyre on your trail or mountain bike and take on the countryside.
 
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4 / 5
4 / 5
2.4 Mountain King
Posted13 July 2012
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cambeltsnapped
fromNewport, Wales
Age Group: 45 - 54
Gender: Male
Attitude to Shopping: Quality Seeker - I'd rather spend a little extra on something if I know its going to last
Quality 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Value 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Have tried these tyres in 2.2 and 2.4. The 2.4 offers more grip than the 2.2 due to its size, but also the tread is (though the same design) different in that its wider spaced so is better cleaning when in mud. I have tried the Rubber Queen 2.2 as well, and that tyre offers better grip, though not as fast and is heavier than this 2.4 Mountain King. As for comments about it not being the same tyre as in the picture, this is right as the 'carbon effect' side wall is the protection model that costs approx twice the price and is hand made! This though is not just Halfords using the wrong picture, every web site selling Continentals also use the more expensive tyre picture when selling the lesser models.
I recommend this product!
I like:good grip, good cleaning in mud, fast rolling, light
I don't like as much:not the best
+5points
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Continental Mountain King Bike Tyre has a tried and tested tread for biting grip over rocky terrains
 
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4 / 5
4 / 5
Mountain King
Posted25 June 2012
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cambeltsnapped
fromNewport, Wales
Age Group: 45 - 54
Gender: Male
Attitude to Shopping: Quality Seeker - I'd rather spend a little extra on something if I know its going to last
Quality 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Value 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Have tried these tyres and am fairly happy with them for the money. They give better grip in loose and soft conditions to the cross king, and are a fairly fast rolling tyre. However they do not grip as well as the rubber queen and for a tyre of the same size are smaller so don't have the comfort of a large air cushion. Also when a trail gets damp at the start of a rain storm, they offer near zero grip on stones, almost to the point of feeling like you are on ice!! Good but not excellent tyre for general use.
I recommend this product!
+2points
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Continental Rubber Queen Bike Tyre is first-rate over challenging trails with its great grip.
 
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5 / 5
5 / 5
Queen of the trail
Posted25 June 2012
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cambeltsnapped
fromNewport, Wales
Age Group: 45 - 54
Gender: Male
Attitude to Shopping: Quality Seeker - I'd rather spend a little extra on something if I know its going to last
Quality 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Value 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Have just put these on my bike and am really impressed. On hard surfaces, they do drag and are not a match to the cross or mountain king for speed. However due to there size there ride is real comfortable and grip is fab. In a rather muddy forest of dean on the week end, and there was not many places these tires would not go!
I recommend this product!
I like:price, size, grip, comfort
I don't like as much:slow on hard surfaces, size (big for some bikes)
+2points
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Continental X King Bike Tyre has biting grip for super high speed and stability round tight corners.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Cross King
Posted07 March 2012
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cambeltsnapped
fromNewport, Wales
Age Group: 45 - 54
Gender: Male
Attitude to Shopping: Quality Seeker - I'd rather spend a little extra on something if I know its going to last
Quality 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Value 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Just fitted two of these to my 09 Carrera Fury. What a difference, the tyres run almost silently and are very fast rolling. Grip levels are high, inspiring very confident fast cornering. They do get a bit unstuck in mud, but then with a low knob tread like this what tyre would not!! Well recommended."
I recommend this product!
I like:light, fast, good grip, low cost
I don't like as much:not for deep mud.
+7points
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 Carrera Fury Mountain Bike 09 18"
Carrera Fury Mountain Bike 09 18"
The Carrera Fury 18" Mountain Bike frame is made from new 7005 T6 heat treated aluminium and features double butted tubing and SRAM 27 speed gears
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Carrering flyer
Posted19 January 2011
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cambeltsnapped
fromNewport, Wales
Age Group: 45 - 54
Gender: Male
Quality 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Value 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Performance 
5 / 5
5 / 5
This bike is a rocket ship! I have three hardtail MTB's, and this is the lightest and fastest of them all. Its not all been plain sailing mind, as have had a Juicy 3 leak and replaced under warranty and the fork is a pain to get the right set-up, but when you do its great. The Speed king tyres don’t last long (600 miles with rotation front to rear), watch the paint as its thick and chips easily and the saddle is not the best. But other than that, for performance and value you will have to spend a lot more to beat it. Get one!!
I recommend this product!
I like:value, speed, lightness, equipment, looks
I don't like as much:fork set up hard, fragile paint, saddle not great
+1point
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The Muc-Off Wet Lube Bike Lubricant is racing quality stuff!
 
Overall rating 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Muc-y stuff
Posted17 January 2011
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cambeltsnapped
fromNewport, Wales
Age Group: 45 - 54
Gender: Male
Quality 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Value 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Have only used this on my chain a couple of times, as I’m not that happy with it. The first time I used, it got washed off in a light rain storm. Second time, the stuff sprayed all over the bike so I cleaned the bike and wiped the chain down only for it to spray everywhere again. I repeated the clean down again and it still spayed everywhere, and if you miss any over time it takes a strong solvent to remove.
No, I do not recommend this product.
I don't like as much:sprayes everywhere, washes off
+1point
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Suitable for all conditions, Bikehut Wet Synthetic Bike Chain Lube 125ml gives excellent protection
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Sticky stuff
Posted17 January 2011
Customer avatar
cambeltsnapped
fromNewport, Wales
Age Group: 45 - 54
Gender: Male
Quality 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Value 
5 / 5
5 / 5
This is the same stuff as Weldtite wet lub, and it sticks to the chain in the heaviest of rain storms. It dose 'web up' between the gears and chain very easily and make a mess of your bike, so apply, leave penetrate and then wipe off the excess from the chain before you ride and this problem will go. Can attract dust if used in the dry, but other than that its good stuff.
I recommend this product!
I like:value, sticks to chain
I don't like as much:messy, attracts dirt in dry conditions
0points
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 Bikehut Element XSD3 Mountain Bike Wheel Set
Bikehut Element XSD3 Mountain Bike Wheel Set
The Bikehut Element XSD3 Mountain Bike Wheel Set has a high performance spoking pattern and has an extra strong construction.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Excellent wheel set
Posted17 January 2011
Customer avatar
cambeltsnapped
fromNewport, Wales
Age Group: 45 - 54
Gender: Male
Quality 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Value 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Got this set to fit my GT so as to have a second set of wheels running a more road orientated tyre. I have done over 600 miles on them and so far and have had no problems. They are not as light a wheel as the original Alex rims my GT was fitted with, but they look nice with the alloy breaking surface and spoke pattern, and have taken a fair battering over some poor XC surfaces.
I recommend this product!
I like:price, style
I don't like as much:not the lightest
+1point
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DMR V8 Bike Pedals are super grippy platform pedals with 10 pins on each side and chromo axles.
 

will these pedals fit on to the apollo slant mountain bike?

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Yes, they will!!
1 year, 10 months ago
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cambeltsnapped
Newport, Wales
 
Continental X King Bike Tyre has biting grip for super high speed and stability round tight corners.
 

Tyre Spec

Please can you confirm the full spec for this tyre (as there are a number of variations for this tyre size).The manufacturers website shows the lightest tyre for this size as x-king 2.2 Race sport - 460g.
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These X Kings are the basic 'entry model' tyre with wire bead. Race sport are a folding tyre!
2 years, 1 month ago
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cambeltsnapped
Newport, Wales
 
Continental Rubber Queen Bike Tyre is first-rate over challenging trails with its great grip.
 

does the CONTINENTAL Rubber Queen TR come in a wider size than the 2.2 ?

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Yes, 2.4 but I don't think Halfords sell them. They are a big volume Tyre for a 2.2 so I would be carefull with a 2.4 as it may not fit your bike.
2 years, 1 month ago
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cambeltsnapped
Newport, Wales
 
Continental Rubber Queen Bike Tyre is first-rate over challenging trails with its great grip.
 

Are these Continental Rubber Queen 2.2 the Black Chilli version

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No. Black chilli costs about 4 times the money!!
2 years, 1 month ago
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cambeltsnapped
Newport, Wales
 
 GT Aggressor XC 2 Mountain Bike 09 20"
GT Aggressor XC 2 Mountain Bike 09 20"
GT Aggressor XC 2 '09 20" has Hyraulic Disc Brakes, Suntour XCR 120mm travel fork and Shimano Deore gears
 

been looking for a mudguard that would cover the front wheel more at the front to stop spray flying in front of you do you know of any?

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If you have an old inner tube, cut to size and cable tie it between the fork crown and lower arch over the wheel(or look for an RRP neogaurd), this will stop nearly all the mud flying up and paired with a Crud race pack you will be sorted.
3 years, 5 months ago
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cambeltsnapped
Newport, Wales
 
 GT Aggressor XC 2 Mountain Bike 09 20"
GT Aggressor XC 2 Mountain Bike 09 20"
GT Aggressor XC 2 '09 20" has Hyraulic Disc Brakes, Suntour XCR 120mm travel fork and Shimano Deore gears
 

this or the Carrera fury

i really can not decide and tips on quality to help me choose would help, thanks.
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I would go Fury! I have both bike and the Fury has better gears, wheels, fork (though it is harder to set up but fab when you get it right) and a lot lighter and faster. The only down side is the paint is easily chipped and iv had a break replaced under warranty. But what do you ride, are you more a hard pack easy going trail rider (Fury) or an extreme trail rider (XC2)
3 years, 5 months ago
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cambeltsnapped
Newport, Wales
 
 GT Aggressor XC 2 Mountain Bike 09 20"
GT Aggressor XC 2 Mountain Bike 09 20"
GT Aggressor XC 2 '09 20" has Hyraulic Disc Brakes, Suntour XCR 120mm travel fork and Shimano Deore gears
 

the chain has broken and i don't know which one to buy and would i need to have special tools to do so?

is there a chain i can buy to fit my self without tools?
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The KMC chain will come with a 'Power link' that needs no tools to join, but you will need a chain tool to shorten the chain to the correct length. Or Halfords will shorten the chain for you, but maybe at a price!
3 years, 5 months ago
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cambeltsnapped
Newport, Wales
 
 GT Aggressor XC 2 Mountain Bike 09 20"
GT Aggressor XC 2 Mountain Bike 09 20"
GT Aggressor XC 2 '09 20" has Hyraulic Disc Brakes, Suntour XCR 120mm travel fork and Shimano Deore gears
 

what replacement chain do i buy for it?

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I fitted a KMC X9 chain to mine after the original lasted only 250 miles. Its now done a further 1200 miles with no problems, but I do clean it every 2 weeks min, every week in winter!
3 years, 5 months ago
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cambeltsnapped
Newport, Wales
 
 GT Aggressor XC 2 Mountain Bike 09 20"
GT Aggressor XC 2 Mountain Bike 09 20"
GT Aggressor XC 2 '09 20" has Hyraulic Disc Brakes, Suntour XCR 120mm travel fork and Shimano Deore gears
 

What mudgaurds would you suggest for a GT aggresor CX 2?

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Crud race pack!
3 years, 6 months ago
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cambeltsnapped
Newport, Wales
 
 GT Aggressor XC 2 Mountain Bike 09 20"
GT Aggressor XC 2 Mountain Bike 09 20"
GT Aggressor XC 2 '09 20" has Hyraulic Disc Brakes, Suntour XCR 120mm travel fork and Shimano Deore gears
 

What's the advantage of the Shimano Deore gearing over the Shimano m360

What's the advantage of the Shimano Deore gearing over the Shimano m360.
I'm looking at the GT agressor 3 and the 2 and that seems to be the main difference other than price.
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Deore is the start of the pro range, and you get better shifting with longer life and lighter weight. I also love the two way release.
3 years, 6 months ago
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Newport, Wales
 
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