Barracuda Phoenix Men's Dual Suspension Mountain Bike - Black ,26-Inch Wheel, 18-Inch Frame
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- 18" Full-suspension steel frame with fully adjustable rear shock unit
- Front suspension forks
- Shimano 18-speed indexed gears
- 26" Black alloy rims
- Powerful mechanical front disc brakes and rear V-brake
- Padded saddle
- Suitable for inside leg measurement 71cm-86cm (28"-34")
- Suitable for teenage / adult riders
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18" Full-suspension(ALLOY)frame with fully adjustable rear shock unit
Front Zoom suspension fork
Shimano(21)-speed indexed gears
26" Black alloy rims
Powerful mechanical front disc brakes and rear V-brake
Suitable for inside leg measurement 71cm-86cm (28"-34")
Suitable for teenage / adult riders
Barracuda have acquired a sound reputation for stylish bikes that are well-designed and well put together. Careful attention to detail during the various production processes help to ensure you get a product which is capable of giving the best performance and most responsive ride imaginable. Experienced and knowledgeable designers are constantly striving to develop new and exciting products that only meet, but comfortably surpass, all UK and European safety standards. The Barracuda Phoenix dual-suspension bike offers off-road riding pleasure for the more experienced rider. A lightweight performance bike which will give you a ride to remember - over and over again.See all Product Description
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Top Customer Reviews
When it arrived (within 2 days of purchase), the original packaging was not just undamaged, but completely intact. The same, was all the protection in inner packaging. Hard to believe it had ever been opened, let alone used.
Once put together, it needed no adjustment and checking bolts etc, found them all to be tight and correctly aligned. Seat, Handlebars, Pedals and Front wheel all bolted in place (seat and front wheel have quick adjustment/release fittings) and out for a test run.
One of the things which makes this bicycle such a bargain even at full price, is the flawless and smooth gearing, without a doubt, the best in the world. I can't stand twist grips, but this bicycle comes with up and down indexed shift levers, making this a dream to operate. The spacing's of the gears is well designed, I found myself travelling quite fast in a short space of time, without stress or 'notched effort'.
Both sets of brakes are smooth to apply, requiring little effort but still giving precision in use. The front disc is very powerful and combined with the tyres supplied, give a very smooth experience.
The tyres have a dual pattern, smooth tread for road use and an outer more aggressive pattern for riding through wet mud and off road. The road pattern makes using the bicycle very smooth and easy to ride without the need for heavy pedalling.
The suspension is best described as unnoticeable. Meaning it works so well, you don't notice it.Read more ›
The Barracuda Phoenix dual-suspension bike offers decent off road ability for novice to intermediate riders. On road its better to go for a front suspension model so if that's your main usage try that style instead.
The box contains: Bicycle, kit box including cycle owners manual, pedals, areflectors, bell, Allen key, multi-spanner
Before you buy compare the componentry to other bikes at similar prices. The usual problem of dual suspension for less than 500 quid applies in that other components have been downgraded...eg only 18 speed
Most likely this will give a couple of years good service as long as its not ridden hard and is well maintained.
The brakes, gears, suspension front, crank set, wheels and tyres will all be lower quality than on a similar priced front suspension bike
The weight is also an issue and the suspension mountings in the rear are of the cheap and cheerful design.
That said the full aheadset stem system and decent build and finish set this bike above the cheap and nasty low end dual suspension crowd.
I like Barracuda having ridden several over the years trying out. My friend who works in a bike shop rates them along with Carrera and Decathlon brands and above the cheap and nasty brands.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
The bike was easy to mount. The only issue was the picture doesn't match the actual bike when looking at the handle in the manual.
Most of the bike is already mounted. Read more
One rather important note, before I begin my review proper. This is advertised as an 18 speed bike with front and rear disc brakes.. Read morePublished on 18 Jun. 2014 by A. J. Lee