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Written on: 13/12/2013 by Jakeybrakey (1 review written)
Since having this bike, both wheels have buckled! Rear cog fell off of the wheel, which caused me to swerve into oncoming traffic! Brakes have failed when I have needed to stop and they need adjusting far too many times! Runners round the suspension folks don't stay in place very annoying! This bike may look the part but trust me it isn't! It's a death trap!… Read Full Review
Written on: 12/01/2013 by Tuds82 (1 review written)
Not a bad bike but not the best. Bought mine years ago and just started riding properly for work. Like most people I have replaced a bit , bottom bracket , brakes grip shift etc but I know people that have spent 4 times as much on a bike and needed to replace things in a similar time frame. I do admit that the stuff I do replace I spend a little more on better quality parts. Think the gears slipping is a common problem with bad chains and cogs again I have now replaced these with good quality… Read Full Review
Written on: 18/06/2012
I bought an Apollo FS.26s in a carboot sale in Spring 2011, for £41.My dad thought it is expensive, but I think it is a great value for money. The first thing I noticed about this bike is that the suspension is soft, compared to the other bikes I have ridden. The attempt of cycling it over a small flight of stairs was proved successful, and it absorbd large bumps well, but there is a minimum damage to one of the axles. The rider should take precaution of the suspension's limits. The 'Innova'… Read Full Review
Written on: 08/06/2012
I bought this bike for my son and it has been nothing but trouble. In the time of ownership it has had 2 back wheels bearing failure not warping, complete front braking components, twist grips broken on 1-7, the main spindle in the rear wheel snapped in half, the brakes need constant adjustments, 2 new brake cables. Now some of these are to be expected but this bike is in the shed and has only had light use. I will never purchase any bike through Halfords ever again… Read Full Review
Written on: 01/04/2011
I have had bike/apollo fs26 for a 18 months now going to and from work, I purchased the bike from halfords,The good points are it's a tough bike on/off road,I have read the reviews of others I did have problem with the chain slipping off but that was due to my lack of knowledge applying oil on to the chain, so now I just simply use WD40(problem solved bike shop told me so),I also found changing gears tricky ,I found you've got to change gear at the correct speed and also turning the gear… Read Full Review
Written on: 10/02/2011
I got my Apollo second hand for £50 so I could try commuter cycling without shelling out £100's. I've ridden it to and from work for the last 8 months through all weather, covering 50 miles a week on road and cycle path.
I've had a few problems (chain snapped, bottom bracket broke after about 1500 miles, re-tuned gears, replaced tyres it came with) but for the money this continues to be a great bike. Spent about £74 to keep it running but it's saving me over £100/month in petrol...and I'm… Read Full Review
Written on: 22/01/2011
i got this bike to goto and from work on, after a couple of days the gears nedded adjusting, as kept getting jammed and slipping.
i have had the bike 8 months and had 2 brake cables snap, bottom bracket bearing replaced, seat replaced front forks replaced ( was told they cant get my forks anymore so i ended up with sr suntour.)after 6 weeks the rear brakes worn out.
so all in all it is a pretty bad bike. it is very heaving like trying to cycle a block of flats uphill.
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Written on: 17/09/2010
i know alot of people have put this bike down but i think if you want a bike that lasts and extremely cheap get this i use it mostly for bike rides but some off road i have to say it copes well on both the suspension makes it extremely comfortable but it is very heavy i am getting a road bike soon but if you want off road and a strong bike this is the one for you :D… Read Full Review
Written on: 31/08/2010 by Reviewer 13 (1 review written)
My best friend has one ,and i've got to say it has made me want to get one badly!I think the fs26 is a great,awesome,strong bike and i'm saving up for one:] I always die to get a shot of his bike . I have to honest but i don't think there is anything i don't like about the fs26 Apollo mountain bike and i am dieing to get my hands on it!!!!!!!!!… Read Full Review
Written on: 07/08/2010 by DracNoc (2 reviews written)
I abandoned my FS26. Both pedals snapped, the brake levers repeatedly jammed, and I could never manage to align the gears correctly.
The steering was soft at best, you certainly feel no feedback from the road and it suffered corrosion at levels I've never seen before on a bike.
Overall, the FS26 contains every bad element you would never want to see in a bike.
In the end, it was unceremoniously dumped at a municipal tip. I walked home… Read Full Review
Written on: 19/07/2010 by Dingoes (3 reviews written)
i purchased this bike about a year ago as it was very cheap from halfords but i soon regreted it. the left pedel broke of in the first 30 days whcih i had them replace, but i also found the tyre treds where so knobbly that on roads the bike seemed to vibrate. also the bike drifted to the left if free wheeling. as others have mentioned the bike is very heavy. making it more hard work than it should be to cycle anymore than short distances. i no longer have this bike. spend a little more money… Read Full Review
Written on: 13/06/2010
I have owned my 'Apollo FS26s' for two years now and i am still very pleased with it. I have not used it everyday but it has seen its fair share of road. I have recently changed the brake levers as the old ones were damaged in a fall and i have changed the pedals out of choice. Halfords were very good when i asked them how i should fix it and they talked me through it nicely. The bike does need work from time to time and i have spent just under £40 on it in two years, this is incredibly good… Read Full Review
Written on: 06/06/2010 by patrick the bold (1 review written)
I bought this cycle from halfords the gears have been the main problem because they can slip out of gear without warning.The cycle has been been put back to halfods several times to fix the problem but it is still occuring.The bike is strong and comfortable to ride but the gears are the main problem.I have only owned this bike for a few months… Read Full Review
Written on: 01/06/2010
Having read all the other reviews I was surprised no one has mentioned the weight of this bike. It may have an aluminium frame but I suspect the tubing has been filled with lead!! The forks are steel as are the suspension arms. This makes the bike too heavy for any serious cycling on or off road. The brake calipers seized after 2 months, although Halfords did replace them. If you intend to do more than cycle to work and back I would suggest a lighter model. I have just purchased a Scott and… Read Full Review
Written on: 28/05/2010 by scottygee (1 review written)
igot this bike 3 year ago and it has been absoletley fantastic ive only had to change the brake pads and one tyre(punctre).it was great value for money and ecellent suspension… Read Full Review
Written on: 09/05/2010
To start with i wrote a review for the Halfords website giving it 1/5 stars and they did not publish it!
Had this bike for 3 months and nothing but problems: front fork begin to squeak and gears would slip out randomly when going up hill.
Also you are very limited with accessories that fit the bike.
Not to mention very poor customer service from Halfords with regards sorting the faults.In fact to directly quote the sales man in the Cribbs Causeway Bristol store:
'What. You cant… Read Full Review
Written on: 04/03/2010
I bought my Appolo FS26 approximately 18 months ago from Halfords. Had nothing but problems with the chain coming off the sprockets, pedals jamming, chain broke after on a month. Not used on heavy terrain. Only use it to get to and from work (3 mile journey each way, by road). Done less than 200 miles and the wheel bearings have just had to be replaced. The spokes on the front wheel have had to be "Trued" as they were practically falling out and now has gone back to the shop for the 12th time… Read Full Review
Written on: 01/02/2010
Just bought this bike from halfords "Apollo FS.26 17" Mens Full Suspension Mountain Bike" , I have read other reviews on here and was worried about it, when I seen the price had come down to £139.99 I jumped at it, and am glad I have for that price I know I can't go wrong with it.
I will be using the bike to get to & from work 6 miles return journey each day, this bike is excellent for this price, I have used it twice and happy so far with it, brakes are really good, suspension is great, the… Read Full Review
Written on: 27/09/2009
GREAT BIKE FOR THE PRICE :D
I have just purchased this Apollo FS 26 bike from Halfords for £138 as it was 1/3 off weekend, they built it for free and are giving me a free service. I have read a lot of other reviews criticising the bike, but seriously you get what you pay for, its a decent bike for its price, I am not going to go up everest on it, so I will probably never need to push the bike to its max, all I know is that it does the same stuff a carrera bike will do for about £150 less and… Read Full Review