A range of Fluid Bikes 50%+ off RRP. Some have further discount for Anaconda Club Members.
What is with literally all their reviews being 3 stars?
Exactly what I was going to ask. Made up reviews or they all suck?
1–4 of 496 Reviews
Only 4 written reviews out of near 500 is certainly sus.
I'm a bit of a fan of their cheapie merino socks but they're only worth buying at (this) 50% off IMO… ($17.49)
I can do a hardcore week (unwashed) in motorbike or hiking boots in these things without them smelling or getting funky…
My main pair have done a decent 500+km hiking and they're still looking close to new after a run through the washing machine…
You only wash your socks every 500km?
Washing the bike and socks at the same time I guess?
Is there any 29" bike? I could not find any…
also would like to know + any feedback on their bikes in general lol
I've been riding the wife's one over the last 3 weeks, lugging our 4 year old to and from pre-primary in a trailer. It was solid, causing me no real issues.
Only issue we've had is the derailleur requiring several adjustments during assembly to get it 'mostly right'. It's working fine on the rear, but the front is operating as a 2 rather than a 3 speed until I get time to have another look at it. Brakes/Suspension have been fine over the year we've had it, both 27.5" tyres have required tube replacements after light trail work. She replace the seat for comfort reasons, and the only breakage has the on the bell, of all things. If you're interested, we got the Fluid Momentum Women's Mountain Bike in Medium/Large, paid roughly $450 on sale, so same as it is now.
It's normal to adjust new cables after a break in period as they stretch.
If the rear derallieur can't be adjusted properly get a bike shop to check the hanger alignment
I Also go through this every time they are on sale
there is none available on the GC in Large
should of grabbed the Aldi bike when I had a chance
how long until the Aldi bike comes around again? I got one last time for me, chucked some hybrid tyres on it, and use it far more than my Giant dual-suspension. Looking to get another Aldi for the wife.
If you're around GC/Brisbane area and want to offload the giant dual sus let me know, have been looking lately 🙂 (depending on the price)
Not sure this is a deal. Their prices seem more than Big W
it usually comes down to the level of running gear when competing bikes …..all the manufacturers buy the running gear from shimano or sram, and this price factor can’t be escaped, after that it’s make a frame and marketing, and many brands outsource the frame making and that leaves design and marketing. at full price fluid bikes are over priced for the level of running gear, at 50% off they are competitive rather than a bargain …..$449 for a bike with altus isn’t a killer deal …. l would have been more impressed with a $1500 bike and 105 running gear at 50% off selling at $750, but i don’t think that is anacondas market segment ….
The problem really comes with the fact that super low-end and low-end mountain bike gear is borderline dangerous.
The gears/drivetrain are whatever, the trickle down for Shimano and SRAM and even Micro have brought the standards of all of them up enough to survive a beating (though some of the cheap 1x12 stuff has really thin metal on the cassettes).
But frames and forks will be the cheapest around, low-end Suntour forks are awful. They actually make some proper downhill spec forks but you'll never see them on BSOs like you get in BigW/Anaconda/Reid etc.
They simply shouldn't be allowed to call them mountain bikes and get people thinking they can ride trails designed for proper gear and inevitably hurt themselves.
Fluid bikes are pretty ordinary, but Big W bikes are junk.
Bargain doesn't mean "cheapest," it means "a big discount from this item's RRP"
Fluid nitros were always $500 full price and $250 on sale. They often do them for $220.
All their bikes are junk and return rates high, its an extreme battle getting a refund!! I coukdnt achieve it.
Just buy a giant Talon 2.
I bought one of their non bmx bikes around 5 years ago on one of these half price sales and found the quality to be pretty poor. The brakes and gear change system started to fall apart after about 1 year. If I had my time again I would have paid an extra few hundred for a brand with a better rep
The trend for mountain bikes is changing to a wide gear range on the rear only. I cringe at a MTB with 2 or 3 on the front now - too much chance of cross chain skipping, noise, etc. My 2014 29er is a pain to tune so all gears can be reliably used. Recommend something like 10-51 on the rear.
Yeah for most people who want to ride flow trails and not do too much technical climbs a 1x drive-train is far superior.
I'd even say getting a 1x10 or 1x11 is fine because not only are they a little bit more reliable than the 1x12, they can be bought for peanuts since the newer standards are pushing them out and most people can survive fine with slightly bigger spacing and less overall percentage range.
Years ago I bought one of their hybrid commuter bikes for half off and it’s been a great bike. I’ve had to tune the gears but the whole thing is light (~10kg) and rigid.
My experience with Anaconda bikes was very bad, I enquired with couple of others same feedback. they are not good in trading the cycles for sure!!!
Unfortunately they stopped selling the Ricochet which had Deore shifters and derailleurs - bought 2 at less than half price years ago, and they've been great.
Bought 3 pairs of merino wool & coolmax socks that I've been wanting to try cheers!
Get a giant XTC and set for the next 10 years.
I see some of their prices went up, from $249 for some of the bikes, up to $299 now… Had a few on my wishlist to compare yesterday, saw the tabs open, and now the prices went up. Meh. Still good prices though.
So I was looking for a cheap bike really just for riding to the train station to/from work. Don't need or want anything flash, because then it will just be asking to be stolen. It's about 3km ride so nothing crazy.
Would one of these fit the bill or is there something else people would recommend? I have an old Giant Yukon but it would need some work to bring it back to road worthy (which might cost more than this?)
I can recommend the Fluid Sprint. If you are just looking for a general commuter and light trails it is a good bike. I have a Sprint 2.0 which has Shimano altus rear derailleur as opposed to the tourney on the one for sale here. Mine has lever shifters instead of the grip shift. I bought it on auction for $100. What makes this bike better than the mountain bikes for general use is it is faster due to the wheels and tyres, and the fixed fork which makes for more efficient riding on road/pavement/light gravel etc. It is also lighter than the mountain bikes they have, mine weighs about 12.5kg. I use the sprint often, it is fast for commuting (not road bike fast but has the advantage of being able to handle gutters and potholes without too much trouble). I also take it offroad but the thinner tyres have the limitations when ground gets soft. I have just ordered the ladies Sprint for my wife. Even with the tourney specs the bike would function fine and be reliable. $249 is a good price for this bike, at the RRP there may be better options.
Edit - actually the Fluid Expedition may be a better buy, it has adjustable alloy handle bars, and alloy crankset, and lever shifters, the Sprint has steel handlebars and crankset. Everything else seems the same (except for the pogo stick up front on the expedition)
Is the L size Fluid Expedition OK for a 6ft tall, 85kg guy, just for a general commute (if I can find one in store)?
I would say yes, I am 6'3 87kgs and my sprint is Xl or 21inch, the large should be ok. I don't recommend the suspension forks for commutes (extra weight, not efficient on pavement) especially not knowing the quality of them. I would go for the sprint but it's what suits you. Fairly similiar bikes.
Thanks. Will give them a call tomorrow to see if they have both in stock, and if yes then will go and check them out.
@AussieDaddy: Let us know how you go and what you think of the bikes