Asda’s £70 bike

June 17, 2009

Asda has started selling what must be the UK’s cheapest adult bike at £70 and I’m amused that its press release says it “could save you literally thousands of pounds” by comparing it to the cost of a six-zone annual travel card (£1,904). I’d love to see someone commute all year into the West End from somewhere like Epsom, Uxbridge or Epping on this 18 kg (40 lbs) bike. In fact, that sort of daily commute on any bike would be a challenge. On this bike, with its budget components, I’d be surprised if it lasted a year doing that sort of mileage.


4 Responses to “Asda’s £70 bike”

  1. Al Says:

    Ha! This is hilarious!

  2. Paul Says:

    40 lbs! Jesus, you’d need thighs like Chris Hoy just to get away from the traffic lights.

  3. unknow Says:

    these bikes are what i think light but they are crap the frame is 2 small for the wheels so my foot keep getting trapped when i turn and had mine for 3-4 days and the chain has already broke on it taking it back 2moz to get my money back not happy at all

  4. CJ Says:

    Ahem, my dutchbike weighs in at 50lbs. Not a problem.

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