Carrera Vengeance Limited Edition Mountain Bike - £274.99 @ Halfords - HotUKDeals
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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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#1
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
#2
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.
#3
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.
#4
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
#5
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!?!?
#6
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
#7
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
#8
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
#9
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?!?!
#10
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: ..
#11
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?!?!?
#12
... registered but I just got a "thank you for registering" email?!?!? No 10%, surely Halfrauds haven't blacklisted my address?!?!?!X)
#13
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.
#14
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?
#15
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?!?
#16
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
#17
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?!?!?!?
#18
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!!!!!!
#19
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
#20
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!!!
#21
Think I am going to go for the sports disc, its quite a bit extra, going to try and have a ride on both and see which I prefer. I have liked them since the 2010 model so got to get on really. I was impressed with the vengeance though, its a tough choice really. I think it just depends how you will feel when you buy which ever one. Having wanted the Specialzed for a while I don't think I would like any other bike!!

link to the sport disc - http://www.evanscycles.com/products/specialized/hardrock-sport-disc-2011-mountain-bike-ec024137

Link to the disc version -http://www.evanscycles.com/products/specialized/hardrock-disc-2011-mountain-bike-ec024136

Seems to get decent reviews, but I am sure its not the best spec. I am only after an entry level bike for some trails and on road cycling!
#22
Exactly where Im at. Im worried that Im overdoing it and that Im wasting cash. The Krakken at less than £340 looks VERY appealing, but I really liked the Specialised....... think Im just going to have to print off, compare and decide, Im sick of researching them TBH. At this rate Ill be able to get the Specialised 2011 when its on clearance offer in 2012!!!
#23
BTW, let me know which way you go asayer..... if I opt for the Spec Sport Disc Im going for the B/W not the orange!! :)
#24
Just had a call from Halfords, my bike is ready. That has to be the quickest turn around ever.
#25
Yeah of course I will let you know, I like the colour design on the disc version, red/white.... which makes the decision harder, most will say you should choose on spec along but I think its about the whole package. you going to check out the Krakken today?
#26
Already did, but at £379 it was (at that time last week) over my budget.... funny how time chages that!!! Now you can have it for less than £340 it changes things a bit..... but woudl I be happier with that Specialised :D
#27
Tip for anyone picking up their bike from Halfords. Make sure you check ALL correction/ adjustment areas such as around the seat bolts and brakes etc. They build my little lads bike for me to collect, when I went to adjust a month or so later I noticed that they had sheared the bolt slightly and the paint had been scraped off to the bare metal. I know its not a big deal but its a cheapo Apollo Gradient so it will rust in a flash, luckily I noticed it and I've corrected it, but it annoyed me, its not a hard job to adjust a seat post without knackering the paint!!
#28
SUMMONER

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.


They're still around, but this one falls on the right side of the invisible line where bikes start to be worth the price you're paying for them :-) If it was full price they'd be out in force.
#29
Nice price voting hot but after visiting the store to look at, opting for the Krakken at an extra £100 pounds (no brainer if your budget will stretch to it) if not this is good value still, a mate at work bought it after visiting to look at the Vulcan and decided it was a no brainer to upgrade to this one but after riding his the only issue i had was the forks, ther Rock Shox Dart 1's which are respectable but when i was riding it at Sherwood pines on the Blue course they really needed a lock out as too much energy in pedling was been absorbed by the shox strange really becuase the site here say they have lock out;


http://www.sram.com/rockshox/products/dart-1

However the Halfords version on this bike DOES NOT have the turn key lock out just rebound control.

So opting for the Krakken Which does and has better componets.

P.s. Cheers to the guy that put the link up for the 10% discount, also why is the Krakken not on HUKD's £120 quid off it's a Krakkin deal!
#30
I bought a 20" one of these yesterday. It came to £247 all in - not bad for a brand new bike. I know that some of the parts are really low-end but I was looking for a half-decent bike for summer and I couldn't argue with a brand new one for this price - especially as it has hydraulic discs.

Note: It said that you need to print that barcode in the 10% off email but I didn't - they just typed in the number as they read it from my brother's iPhone. I've not got it yet as I live in Cologne but luckily my friends are on the way and I'll get it tonight - I'm looking forward to it. I'll write again when I've checked it out. I ordered it "boxed" as I'd rather build it myself!
#31
Hi, has anyone got the 10% discount code? It seems like they have stopped doing it! I want to purchase the vengeance! It looks and rides awesome!!
#32
I've also signed up but no 10% off code, has anyone got one that they are not going to use or a link to were I can download one? Thanks jimmy
#33
I emailed halfords but I think they are choosing to ignore them! Does anyone have a voucher they dont need? If so please get in touch. Ta
#34
I emailled Halfrauds loads of times over this and ALL have been ignored...... useless, useless company!!
#35
Was going to pick-up 2 bikes today, looks like without the 10% discount :-(
#36
is the 10% code not working anymore...i want to get a Boardman mtb and it would save me £85.
1 Like #37
You can use the NUS codes online for a 10% discount - NUSMAY11
#38
i just bought the limited , I've had a marinda and a few specalized , but I keep going back to carrera , just love them, good build and great price

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