Carrera TDF Limited Edition Road Bike - £269.99 at Halfords with NUSJUL11 code (RRP £449.99) - HotUKDeals
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"The Carrera TDF Ltd is a very sound, tough and practical first road bike at a great price." Cycling Plus, June 2011

CARRERA TDF LTD ROAD BIKE PRODUCT DESCRIPTION

The Carrera TDF Limited Edition Medium Road Bike features a lightweight 6061 compact aluminium frame, blade forks with 1-18" steerer, 16 speed Shimano ST-2300 shifters and Shimano RD-2300 rear mech, Tektro 510A dual pivot brake calipers and Alloy double wall alloy wims with 700c x 23c road tyres.

The Carrera TDF uses compact frame geometry, this provides a lighter, stiffer frame with increased standover height. Use the guide below to assist with selecting the correct frame size, if in doubt please visit your local Halfords to be fitted to the bike.

FEATURES & BENEFITS OF THE CARRERA TDF LTD ROAD BIKE

Lightweight 6061 aluminium frame with bladed fork
Full Shimano drivetrain
Shimano 16 speed ST-2300 shift and brake levers
Shimano RD-2300 rear mech
Shimano front mech
Tektro dual pivot brake calipers
Light but strong double wall alloy rims
Road racing 700c x 23c tyres


Medium Size Frame:
http://www.halfords.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/product_storeId_10001_catalogId_10151_productId_786811_langId_-1_categoryId_165710

Large Size Frame:
http://www.halfords.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/product_storeId_10001_catalogId_10151_productId_786805_langId_-1_categoryId_165710


USE CODE: NUSJUL11 to get £30 off the advertised price of £299.99

UPDATE: If the NUSJUL11 code doesn't work, people have reported that the PPBIKE code has worked instead.

4% cashback (£10.76) available from Quidco if buying online or using Reserve and Collect.




ALL Carrera Bikes will be reduce in July as the new range comes out in August
- simon-c
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#1
http://washford.scene7.com/is/image/Washford/241351

Full Specification:

Approximate Weight (KG): 10.9 kg with pedals
Brake Type: Caliper
Chainset: Shimano
Exact Frame Size: 54cm
Frame Colour: Black and Yellow
Frame Material: Aluminium
Frame Size: 54
Frame Size (cm): 51 - 54
Frame-: Lightweigh 6061 aluminium
Front Brake: Tektro Alloy caliper brake
Front Mech: Shimano FD-A050
Gear Shifters: Shimano ST-2300 16 speed
Gears: 16-20
Handle Bars: Alloy
Headset: Semi Integrated
Hubs: Alloy with alloy QR
Number of Gears: 16
Pedals: Road pedals with toe clips
Rear Brake: Tektro Alloy caliper brake
Rear Mech: Shimano RD-2300
Rims: Double wall alloy
Saddle: Carrera
Seatpost: Alloy 350mm x 27.2
Stem: 105mm
Tyre size: 700 x 23c
Tyres: Kenda road tyre
Wheel size: 700c



I realise Halfords bikes don't generally get good press, and this one may not be the lightest 'road' bike around from the reviews I've read, but for the equipment level included, I thought £269.99 didn't sound bad at all. However, I'm no bike expert, so go easy on me if it's not as good a deal as I thought!

Edited By: ben.harris on Jun 13, 2011 22:58: Added picture and spec
#2
For the money it's a good deal. Anyone that wants a decent bike to get about on will be well suited to this.

Hot from me!
#3
ChrisDye
For the money it's a good deal. Anyone that wants a decent bike to get about on will be well suited to this.

Hot from me!


+1

Tempted to get one whilst they're this price to use as a winter hack, but think my wife will kill me if I bring another bike into the house
#4
Very respectable spec for the price. Heat +
#5
Any ideas how long this will be available for? Heat added btw
#6
gman1
Any ideas how long this will be available for?

Unfortunately not. I tried to see if I could find an expiry date on the offer yesterday, but couldn't find anything at all.
3 Likes #7
Inb4 not as good as my full carbon, diamond encrusted with a go faster stripe super bike.

Hot deal, tempting as an alternative to my spesh hybrid for blasts on the road
#8
So tempted, haven't had a bike for a few years, since my last one was stolen by some chav.
1 Like #9
Pay with Paypal and get an extra 10% off using the code PPBIKE
#10
Is this "medium" frame equivalent to 18" frame?
sorry i dont have a clue about bikes really!
#11
misterfrostie
Pay with Paypal and get an extra 10% off using the code PPBIKE


I tried but you can't use both in tandem ('scuse the punn)
"You have entered a duplicate promotion code "PPBIKE"."

Edited By: hambrook on Jun 14, 2011 11:55
#12
NUSJUN11 didnt work for me but PPBIKE did.
3% quidco too

Edited By: imsraj on Jun 14, 2011 12:00
#13
Could someone tell me whats the difference between the medium and large frame? I am 5 ft 10, 13 stone. Should I be getting a medium frame?
#14
Bought one of these last month at £299. Great bike for the price, but as always don't expect much from Halfords, the incompetent fools who'd set it up failed to attach the mudguards properly which fell off and almost killed me on my first ride.

3% Quidco helps out a bit too. Hot from me.
#15
do itttttt
beardyweirdy
ChrisDye
For the money it's a good deal. Anyone that wants a decent bike to get about on will be well suited to this.

Hot from me!

+1

Tempted to get one whilst they're this price to use as a winter hack, but think my wife will kill me if I bring another bike into the house
#16
Isn't this the bike that Jason was loving on the Gadget Show when they paid £349?
#17
gman1
Any ideas how long this will be available for? Heat added btw


I bought this same bike last year from Halfords for £249.99.
They will recycle (no pun intended) the offer again should you miss it.

Also a note for anyone wishing to buy it. You may be able to get more money knocked off if the size you want is the display model. I did and used the money to buy a cycle computer.

Regarding the bike:
I haven't been out on it as much as I should have but all in all it is a very good starter road bike for the money.
#18
tightasagnatschu
Isn't this the bike that Jason was loving on the Gadget Show when they paid £349?

I'm sure it is yes
#19
looks a good bike, but my route to work is extended by 2 miles if i can't go off road!
#20
If you don't need to drop bars your better off with the gryphon. Better components.

Race frame with flat bars.
#21
ONLY £270 minus a penny for a bike ? Surely EVERYBODY on here KNOWS by now via previous bike posts and 'comments' that you NEED to spend at least £3000 for a DECENT bike lmFao ! (_;)

Edited By: Cheney! on Jun 14, 2011 13:21
#22
not the greatest spec bike but for the price it can't be beaten, heat added
#23
Is this not suitable for bike tracks / paths etc? Does it ONLY have to be rode on the road?
banned#24
ReflexReact
Is this not suitable for bike tracks / paths etc? Does it ONLY have to be rode on the road?


Depends on how brave you are ;)

The 23mm tyres are pretty narrow and might be ok on smooth tracks/paths but they won't really provide the grip you need on anything rougher.

With these wheels you might be able to fitter wider tires (28mm) which might be a bit more comfortable/grippy on rougher terrain.
#25
I just bought thisas a work/town hack XL only though.
#26
I just reserved one... but yet to decide...go for it or not to go....so tempted ;)

Edited By: ritin.jain on Jun 14, 2011 14:51
#27
Cheney!
ONLY £270 minus a penny for a bike ? Surely EVERYBODY on here KNOWS by now via previous bike posts and 'comments' that you NEED to spend at least £3000 for a DECENT bike lmFao ! (_;)

It all depends what you're looking for, this bike seems good value for what it is, but depending on how you define a decent bike, you probably do need to spend £1000+.
I have 3 bikes all totally different and all serving a diferent purpose prices ranging from £300 - £1000+, for me cycling is a hobby/sport I love and have done for many years so it's worth it to me to spend the money, but if you're only going to go for the odd spin this will probably suit you fine.
Horses for courses.........
1 Like #28
Of course its the law of diminishing returns the more you spend on bikes. This does look a decent price for an OK bike and definitely ideal for someone thinking about getting into cycling. However, if you do end up cycling on a regular basis you will end up spending around £1k on something better - assuming you have the money of course.............

Don't forget to factor in the purchase of the other gear for cycling - bibshorts, jersey, gloves, shoes and cleats (essential for road cycling imo), stuff to fix a puncture out on the road, bottle holder and bottle, helmet, sun glasses, rear light.....................the list goes on and on and I could easily add another 5 things to that list.
banned#29
bisoner
Don't forget to factor in the purchase of the other gear for cycling - bibshorts, jersey, gloves, shoes and cleats (essential for road cycling imo), stuff to fix a puncture out on the road, bottle holder and bottle, helmet, sun glasses, rear light.....................the list goes on and on and I could easily add another 5 things to that list.


Once you get the bug, it really is a never ending cycling of wanting to buy new things.
#30
bisoner
Of course its the law of diminishing returns the more you spend on bikes. This does look a decent price for an OK bike and definitely ideal for someone thinking about getting into cycling. However, if you do end up cycling on a regular basis you will end up spending around £1k on something better - assuming you have the money of course.............


Bought myself a £1.2k bike a few weeks back and much prefer my budget £400 bike..feels much smoother and quicker and am going to offload the more expensive bike, so I wouldn't say money always equals a better bike, its just as much down to personal preference as anything.

Having said that I'm surprised that the Sora groupset doesn't make an appearance at a claimed RRP of £450.
2 Likes #31
Work have just opened the Cycle2Work scheme again for the year, means I have to pay £299 but can pick between the Large and Medium and after the salary sacrifice it actually only costs £171.92!

Massive loads of heat from me :)
1 Like #32
Great bike for the money, but at this price point, the B'twin Triban 3 from Decathlon (£299) is a slightly better buy in my opinion. Better general spec, but most noteably a carbon fork which will make a world of difference. Probably only any use if you have one near you though.

http://www.decathlon.co.uk/EN/triban-3-173178017/

Edited By: Burned_Alive on Jun 14, 2011 16:22
#33
victie1
Work have just opened the Cycle2Work scheme again for the year, means I have to pay £299 but can pick between the Large and Medium and after the salary sacrifice it actually only costs £171.92!

Massive loads of heat from me :)


Ours opens on July 4th

Just weighing up options between the scheme and what will happen if I leave before the bike is paid off!
#34
It might help some people to know that road bikes are sized in centimeteres,whilst mountain and hybrids are sized in inches .America drives -no pun intended- the mountain bike market .The Europeans own the road racing end of the game.
#35
Problem with the cycle to work scheme is that it's no where near as good as it once was.

Assuming you are lucky and in the 40% tax bracket, and get 40% off it's value, the company now will own it for 60 months (5 years). If you leave within the first 12 months, you pay the full amount of the bike (fair enough), if you leave after one year you pay 25% of the bikes value - which is a crap load. This drops year on year until it's just 3% after 6 years.

But for someone like me who moves companies a fair bit, I would only end up saving between 10-20%. Granted I will be able to pay monthly instead of lump sum, but is it really worth all that paperwork?

Edited By: ReflexReact on Jun 14, 2011 17:42
#36
Pah no Dura Ace Di2 :p
#37
ALL Carrera Bikes will be reduce in July as the new range comes out in August
#38
ReflexReact
Problem with the cycle to work scheme is that it's no where near as good as it once was.

Assuming you are lucky and in the 40% tax bracket, and get 40% off it's value, the company now will own it for 60 months (5 years). If you leave within the first 12 months, you pay the full amount of the bike (fair enough), if you leave after one year you pay 25% of the bikes value - which is a crap load. This drops year on year until it's just 3% after 6 years.

But for someone like me who moves companies a fair bit, I would only end up saving between 10-20%. Granted I will be able to pay monthly instead of lump sum, but is it really worth all that paperwork?


Yeah but how many companies actual work that way? Some shops let you use C2W voucher on anything, car parts included.
#39
This is a good bike at a good price. I have 3 bikes and my mountain bike was very expensive, but the best bike you have is the one you're out riding. Do it.
#40
ReflexReact
Problem with the cycle to work scheme is that it's no where near as good as it once was.

Assuming you are lucky and in the 40% tax bracket, and get 40% off it's value, the company now will own it for 60 months (5 years). If you leave within the first 12 months, you pay the full amount of the bike (fair enough), if you leave after one year you pay 25% of the bikes value - which is a crap load. This drops year on year until it's just 3% after 6 years.

But for someone like me who moves companies a fair bit, I would only end up saving between 10-20%. Granted I will be able to pay monthly instead of lump sum, but is it really worth all that paperwork?


It was good while it lasted. Up until recently, having a residual value of one month payment of the C2W scheme was very low and pretty much meant that you could get a new bike every year (taking the full £1k as a 40% tax payer) and sell the old one for pretty much what you paid for it in terms of lease payments(or interest free loan if you like). If you did that now, you'd lose out.

Furthermore, the fact that my company is restricted to Halfords C2W and the Boardman road bikes aren't such good value for money I probably wont change either of my bikes for quite a while.

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