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Carrera Vengeance Limited Edition Mountain Bike - £274.99 @ Halfords

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CARRERA VENGEANCE MOUNTAIN BIKE PRODUCT DESCRIPTION

The Carrera Vengeance Limited Edition 20" Mountain Bike features RockShox Dart 1 forks with 100mm of travel and pre-load adjustment to absorb the bumps on rough terrain for a smoother ride on this 6061 aluminium disc specific frame with profile tubing. With an all-round high specification, the Carrera Vengeance also features a full Shimano 24-speed drivetrain with Alivio rear mech and brand new Shimano BR-M445 hydraulic disc brakes which provide powerful and responsive braking performance.

FEATURES & BENEFITS OF THE CARRERA VENGEANCE

Hill climbing is made easy with Shimano 24-speed gearing with Alivio rear mech
Brand new and innovative Shimano BR-M445 hydraulic disc brakes offer reliable and responsive braking performance
6061 disc specific aluminium frame with profile tubing is lightweight and strong which provides a faster, easier ride
RockShox Dart 1 forks with 100mm travel and pre-load adjustment absorbs harsh bumps and makes the trail smoother
Strong yet light double wall alloy rims reinforces wheel strength
26" x 2.1" MTB tyres have an agressive tread for enhanced grip and bite on loose ground
ABOUT THE CARRERA BRAND

The Carrera bike brand has been a UK market leader for over 20 years. Sold exclusively at Halfords the brand is recognised by both professional and beginner cyclists throughout the UK as one of performance, quality and value.

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    Deedie
    i have the vengeance ultimate ltd edition. good bike, got it for the same price as this one at christmas. good spec bikes for the price
    awoodhall2003
    Well I've reserved this and the Vulcan to have a look at tomorrow but also got my eye on the B'Twin Rockrider 5.3 @ £299.99 from Decathlon.

    Think its really between this as its got hydro brakes and the 5.3 as its got lockout forks.
    ronin13
    Hi,

    Can you let us know your thoughts tomorrow on which you prefer and why.

    Cheers

    awoodhall2003
    Well I've reserved this and the Vulcan to have a look at tomorrow but also got my eye on the B'Twin Rockrider 5.3 @ £299.99 from Decathlon.

    Think its really between this as its got hydro brakes and the 5.3 as its got lockout forks.
    Deedie
    awoodhall2003
    Well I've reserved this and the Vulcan to have a look at tomorrow but also got my eye on the B'Twin Rockrider 5.3 @ £299.99 from Decathlon.

    Think its really between this as its got hydro brakes and the 5.3 as its got lockout forks.


    its a pity you werent looking around christmas then. as the vengeance ultimate had Rockshox Tora TK fork with 120mm travel and lock-out facility
    frakison
    awoodhall2003
    Well I've reserved this and the Vulcan to have a look at tomorrow but also got my eye on the B'Twin Rockrider 5.3 @ £299.99 from Decathlon.

    Think its really between this as its got hydro brakes and the 5.3 as its got lockout forks.


    Im in the same position, got them both reserved until tomorrow. I just don't know whether to use my original £350 budget to get a Specialised or save by getting this. The "saving" is a load of bull as I researched on google and one of the first returns was actually Hotukdeals with this as £264 last year?!?!? Hmmmmmm what to do!?!?
    SUMMONER
    frakison
    awoodhall2003
    Well I've reserved this and the Vulcan to have a look at tomorrow but also got my eye on the B'Twin Rockrider 5.3 @ £299.99 from Decathlon.

    Think its really between this as its got hydro brakes and the 5.3 as its got lockout forks.


    Im in the same position, got them both reserved until tomorrow. I just don't know whether to use my original £350 budget to get a Specialised or save by getting this. The "saving" is a load of bull as I researched on google and one of the first returns was actually Hotukdeals with this as £264 last year?!?!? Hmmmmmm what to do!?!?

    The Vengence sells for £150-£180 used, so £275 is a reasonable price, even if their discount/money off offer is as usual nonsense. Go on, you know you want it.

    Edited By: SUMMONER on Apr 08, 2011 21:57
    frakison
    I SO DOOOOO!!!!! ... but woudl I be better with that Specialised for another £100..... or maybe that luuuverly Felt for another £50 on top of that!! WHERE DOES IT END?!?!?!?!? :D
    SUMMONER
    Just to make the decision even more difficult...

    Muddyfox Quest available in 18" or 20" frame sizes, £281 and £272 respectively.




    Edited By: SUMMONER on Apr 09, 2011 04:33
    frakison
    LOL, going to have a look instore later, shoudl be able to make my mind up..... hopefully but TBH I think Im leaning towards a Specialised..... just think that if Im going to spend £300 I might as well chuck in another £100 to get something that will last?!?!
    SUMMONER
    frakison
    LOL, going to have a look instore later, shoudl be able to make my mind up..... hopefully but TBH I think Im leaning towards a Specialised..... just think that if Im going to spend £300 I might as well chuck in another £100 to get something that will last?!?!

    Only look, don't buy.

    The welcome email that you receive after creating an account in the Halfords web shop contains a link in which you can receive a 10% OFF reserve and collect voucher (needs to be printed, so they can scan the barcode when you pay in-store on collection).

    Just reserved a 20" Vengeance and a Topeak Super Tourist Pannier Rack, for collection on Monday. :D



    Edited By: SUMMONER on Apr 10, 2011 10:55: ..
    frakison
    Hmmmm.... having an ongoing argument with Halfrauds as they sent me an email for 10% off in return for completing an online profile questionnaire..... I've never received it and so far they have ignored all 5 of my emails. Now if this is something I can do, I'd be VERY interested in the Krakken (£379 less 10%) as its reviewed on Bikerader as being an excellent purchase at the original £499 in fact they said that the component parts were valued at around £700 (dont know how accurate that it but it was the pro reviewer, guess Halfrauds have bit purchasing power?!?!?).

    Thing is, Ive seen a really nice looking Specialised Hardrock Sport Disc for £450, OH has apporved the spend :D so do I go for it, OR do I save a bit and go for the Krakken?!?!?
    frakison
    ... registered but I just got a "thank you for registering" email?!?!? No 10%, surely Halfrauds haven't blacklisted my address?!?!?!X)
    asayer
    I am going to go for the Specialized Hardrock I think, had my eye on it for a while, and whilst this may be slightly better spec wise, I think I would be disappointed in it.
    SUMMONER
    asayer
    ...I think I would be disappointed in it.

    Happens to me most times I buy something from Halfords.

    Link to the one you are looking at please?
    frakison
    Im defo leaning towards that one too. My last MTB was a "make do" purchase and I bought a top of the basic range Claud Butler. Its OK dont get me wrong, but I just think that if I'd spent that little extra I wouldn't be looking for a replacement right now. I think that the extra £80 (or £130) to get a Specialised will be worth it (unless I get a 10% off the Krakken in which case, Im going to be back to square one!!!!!).

    Asayer, you going for the £350 Hardrock or the £450 Hardrock sport disc?!?! Im wondering if the extras (hydraulic discs and better forks) are worth the additional layout on the basic Hardrock?!?
    SUMMONER
    frakison
    ... registered but I just got a "thank you for registering" email?!?!? No 10%, surely Halfrauds haven't blacklisted my address?!?!?!X)

    Try filling in this and press sign-up. It tells me that I am already subscribed to their spam mail and offers me a 10% off voucher yet again.


    Edited By: SUMMONER on Apr 10, 2011 11:38
    frakison
    Cheers Sum, sorry to hijack your request, but these are the bikes Im looking at:

    http://www.jejamescycles.co.uk/felt-q220-mountain-bike-id59607.html
    http://www.jejamescycles.co.uk/specialized-hardrock-disc-mountain-bike-black-punk-id59287.html
    http://www.jejamescycles.co.uk/specialized-hardrock-mountain-bike-id59108.html
    http://www.jejamescycles.co.uk/specialized-hardrock-sport-disc-black-white-id59285.html

    No necessarily from JEJames but the hardrock looks like a nice bike and I tried on in the shop, Im no expert rider but it seemed soooo nice compared to my old CButler (tho any bike would!!).

    I'll try your link, any views on the above would be greatfully received. On paper the Krakken seems to compare to the £450 Specialised yet its the same price as the lower spec one, this is whats pulling me to the Krakken?!?!?!?
    frakison
    Summoner, you are a star!!!! I've received the email and got the 10% voucher, I cannot believe that HalFRAUDS could not just have sent me that 3weeks ago when I emailled them to ask where it was, then I could have bought the now OOS GT Agressor I wanted!! IDIOTS!!!

    Anywho, NOW what to do, I can get the Krakken TOMORROW for for £341, seems a LOT of bike for that money, BUT for another £100 I can have the VERY nice Specialised Hardrock Sport Disc or the (still very nice) non hydraulic Hardrock Disc for £30 more?!?! THIS IS PROPER DOING MY HEAD IN!!!!!!
    SUMMONER
    frakison
    Summoner, you are a star!!!! I've received the email and got the 10% voucher, I cannot believe that HalFRAUDS could not just have sent me that 3weeks ago when I emailled them to ask where it was, then I could have bought the now OOS GT Agressor I wanted!! IDIOTS!!!

    Anywho, NOW what to do, I can get the Krakken TOMORROW for for £341, seems a LOT of bike for that money, BUT for another £100 I can have the VERY nice Specialised Hardrock Sport Disc or the (still very nice) non hydraulic Hardrock Disc for £30 more?!?! THIS IS PROPER DOING MY HEAD IN!!!!!!

    Pass, I am afraid I lack the experience to judge the various components.

    What I do know is that entry level SRAM parts are better than their equivalent Shimano ones and that mechanical disc breaks are big no no. If one can't afford hydraulic ones, quality V-breaks are the recommended alternative.

    Usually all those people owning £1000-£2000 bikes would be here dizzing the cheapo £300-400 bikes. They must all be out and about because of the nice weather. I am sure one of them will lend a hand later in explaining pros and cons.

    Edited By: SUMMONER on Apr 10, 2011 12:37
    frakison
    LOL, ure probably right, I must say that Im surprised they've not posted here yet too!!! Thanks for your help anyway m8, appreciate it, and for the 10% code! Im sure I'll make a decision sometime.... maybe for next summer!!!

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