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Shockwave SUS 550 Mens Mountain Bike

Shockwave SUS 550 Mens Mountain Bike with full suspension.
Average Customer Rating:
2.143 out of 5
2.1
 out of 
5
(7 Reviews) 6
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Rating Snapshot (7 reviews)
5 stars
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4 stars
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1 of 7(14%)reviewers would recommend this product to a friend 
Customer Reviews for Shockwave SUS 550 Mens Mountain Bike
Review 1 for Shockwave SUS 550 Mens Mountain Bike
Overall Rating 
1 out of 5
1 out of 5
Shockwave SUS450-500,
October 13, 2008
By stevethemechanic
from england
Quality 
1 out of 5
1 out of 5
Value 
1 out of 5
1 out of 5
Performance 
1 out of 5
1 out of 5
Pros: cheap (and i mean cheap!)
Cons: poor build quality
"Bought a Shockwave SUS450, the model before the 550. Had it just over a year with no faults. thaught it was a good bike. i was wrong. I has so far had 2 new brake cables, brake pads and had constant problems with other parts of the bike, which i had to fix. Halford even fitted the rear tyre on the wrong way. Luckily i'm fairly confident with a spanner, but if you're not, DONT BUY THIS BIKE!
Anyone after a good cheap bike, look elsewhere. THIS BIKE IS RUBBISH AND WILL GIVE YOU A HEADACHE!!!!
"
Would you recommend this product to a friend? No
Age Group: Under 25
Gender: Male
0points
0out of 0found this review helpful.
Review 2 for Shockwave SUS 550 Mens Mountain Bike
Overall Rating 
1 out of 5
1 out of 5
Shokwave 550,
October 08, 2008
By budy
from Swindon Wiltshire
Quality 
1 out of 5
1 out of 5
Value 
1 out of 5
1 out of 5
"bought this bike for work, only rode it for one week the gears got tight cant get into top gear have totwist and hold gearchange to get first gear. The pedel rotates a quater turn when pulling away and thie latest thing to have gone wrong is the saddle collapsed on me.
If looking for a good bargain DONT BOTHER total waste of money!!!!!!!!!!
"
Would you recommend this product to a friend? No
Age Group: 45 - 54
Gender: Male
0points
0out of 0found this review helpful.
Review 3 for Shockwave SUS 550 Mens Mountain Bike
Overall Rating 
1 out of 5
1 out of 5
don't buy,
September 13, 2008
By Person
from Portsmouth, England
Quality 
1 out of 5
1 out of 5
Value 
1 out of 5
1 out of 5
Performance 
1 out of 5
1 out of 5
"Bought the bike as I thought it would get me to and from work (which isnt far) and it looked smart. Then it was supposedly safety checked before I picked it up. I collected it and 24hrs later, then chain had come off several times, the braked squeaked then locked and the handle bars turned 180degrees everytime I hit a bump. Needless to say I returned the bike and got my money back!! Please do not buy this bike....its more trouble than its worth!!!"
Would you recommend this product to a friend? No
Age Group: 25 - 34
Gender: Female
About Me: I cycle for convenience and want choice and value for money
0points
0out of 0found this review helpful.
Review 4 for Shockwave SUS 550 Mens Mountain Bike
Overall Rating 
1 out of 5
1 out of 5
a mistake,
September 07, 2008
By 019923
from london
Quality 
1 out of 5
1 out of 5
Value 
1 out of 5
1 out of 5
Performance 
1 out of 5
1 out of 5
Cons: poor build quality
"not good. bits falling off( not strong ).
WOULD NOT RECOMEND. chain is broken and brakes locking up.
"
Would you recommend this product to a friend? No
Age Group: 25 - 34
Gender: Male
About Me: Cycling is a leisure activity with friends or family
0points
0out of 0found this review helpful.
Review 5 for Shockwave SUS 550 Mens Mountain Bike
Overall Rating 
2 out of 5
2 out of 5
keep your money in your pocket!,
September 05, 2008
By customcarrerarider
from england
Quality 
1 out of 5
1 out of 5
Value 
2 out of 5
2 out of 5
Performance 
1 out of 5
1 out of 5
"this bike looks the part, big bulky frame, the lot, but it lacks most of the parts that make a bike good. its an not worth the money and im 100% you will need a replacement part of some sort within 4 weeks of riding it. if you want to spend as little as possible then buy a apollo for the same amount of money, i promise you will be better of! im a cycle mechanic and the amount of promlems with these bikes are shocking!
get a diffrent bike or save your money.
"
Would you recommend this product to a friend? No
Age Group: Under 25
Gender: Male
About Me: I'm a cycling enthusiast and like top quality products and brands
0points
0out of 0found this review helpful.
Review 6 for Shockwave SUS 550 Mens Mountain Bike
Overall Rating 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Entry Level Bike,
June 19, 2008
By NoPublicity
from Bournemouth
Quality 
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Value 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Performance 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Pros: great for getting into mountain biking.
"I wasnt sure if i would just use a bike once and then never again, so i want in with a budget of £100. This was the only bike they had at the time for the budget - it was £80.
It looks like an animal but isnt really. It looks more complicated then it needs to be.
The build quality probably isnt that great but what do you expect for the price?
Its got 18 gears ranging from easy for going up steep hills to hard gears for speed. I did wonder why my car has 4 gears and a pushbike has 18 ? But i probably use about 8 of them all the time.
All in all its been a great bike, it does everything i want it to do - i go downhill, level easy, level fast, and up steep hills. Its a great way of keeping fit and good fun. My ride is helped by the fact that i cycle along by the sea which makes the journey more ineteresting.
The longest ive been out on it is 2 hours and it was great fun.
Now i know i use it, at some point i will upgrade to a better bike, but im in no rush cos this is good fun. Ive had my moneys worth already and i could sell it second hand for £40 easily.
Id recommend this as a starter bike to anyone.
"
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes
Age Group: 25 - 34
Gender: Male
About Me: Cycling is a leisure activity with friends or family
+15points
16out of 17found this review helpful.
Ratings-Only Reviews for Shockwave SUS 550 Mens Mountain Bike
Based on 1 ratings-only review
RatingOverall Rating 
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Would recommend? Yes 0 out of 1
Quality 
3 out of 5
3 out of 5
Value 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Performance 
3 out of 5
3 out of 5