Carrera Vengeance Ltd disc mountain bike 18" + £10 voucher £249.99 @ Halfords - HotUKDeals
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Looks like a good spec bike for the money, also £10 voucher for spending over £50, Quidco too. Sorry don't know how to upload image.
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#1
I paid £223 for the Carrera Vulcan V spec & its a great bike so this seems like a good deal to me.
#2
good deal just for the hydrabrakes ..or any hydra brakes!
...can always upgrade componentry as you go !!
hot from me
1 Like #3
I was thinking about this for £330 the other day, at this price my resistance has weakened and my pocket is lighter.

Seems like a great deal. Voted hot.
#4
If it fits you well and meets your needs, you're going to really struggle to better that, especially as they're Shimano brakes.

I wouldn't expect cable discs at that price, let alone respected hydraulics.

Much as it pains me to say it, a good deal from Halfords. Let's just hope they build it right...
#5
CountFilth
I was thinking about this for £330 the other day, at this price my resistance has weakened and my pocket is lighter.Seems like a great deal. Voted hot.

Remember Quidco & if you register a credit card for instore you can get double money.

I used to dislike biking mainly due to naff bikes Ive owned.
I bought the Carrera Vulcan a month ago & love it, been out today infact.
Well worth the £223 I paid plus £12 back via Quidco.
I wish this deal was about when I was looking, Go for it.
#6
Bought 2 of these at £330 and they're a cracking bit of kit!
#7
hmmm unsure between this and the Kraken - even though the rrp is higher on this it seems a fair worse spec than the kraken so definately take the rrp with a pinch of salt.

Been deciding on a bike now for the past few days and forever changing mind between £400 and all way up to 1k prices!!! Wish I could decide lol!! Prob opt for the cheaper one though with idea to upgrade later :)
#8
Midnight Tboy
hmmm unsure between this and the Kraken - even though the rrp is higher on this it seems a fair worse spec than the kraken so definately take the rrp with a pinch of salt.Been deciding on a bike now for the past few days and forever changing mind between £400 and all way up to 1k prices!!! Wish I could decide lol!! Prob opt for the cheaper one though with idea to upgrade later :)

I agree with your RRP comment but I think this Carrerra is certainly worth the sale price, It never botheres me what the RRP was as long as the price I pay now is good.
#9
Not a bad beginner bike, personally I'd keep the £250 and go somewhere like Paul's cycles and spend close to twice that on last years model and have something that will last a lifetime. Also 20' frame, thats one big frame I'm 6.1 and feel happiest on an 18'. Not a lover of the fork either but at this price you cant fault it! For me that £250 I could put towards what I'd really want, but still its hot.
banned#10
hot from me.....great bike for not a lot of money..
#11
I've taken the plunge after much searching.

I'm sure this will be a revelation after my 8 year old full suspension Saracen. It should be half the weight and have working brakes.

Have gone through topcashback for 6% too, so fingers crossed.
#12
glad to see you guys (mostly) rate it as ive just bought one aswell!
#13
How are you finding it?
I popped in for a look yesterday, and even the guy in Halfords didn't rate the front fork or the brakes. So I'm in two minds.
#14
I just ordered it online mate, I dont get it till tomorrow ..... if I feel similar I wont buy it either as im quite heavy so need something quite substancial!
#15
its Marc
I just ordered it online mate, I dont get it till tomorrow ..... if I feel similar I wont buy it either as im quite heavy so need something quite substancial!


I'm 6'4" and 17 stone, so know what you mean about the heavy comment.. lol
#16
Bobbajob
How are you finding it?I popped in for a look yesterday, and even the guy in Halfords didn't rate the front fork or the brakes. So I'm in two minds.

Thats interesting, My Carrera Vulcan only has the V brakes & I cant fault them, I ride in the New Forest which is full of shingled uneven hills & the brakes do the job fine. Discs are supposed to be better aren't they. My forks are adjustable damping & I weigh 16 stone & the bike handles very well. So the Vengence should by all standards be a better bike for the spec?
#17
Bobbajob
I'm 6'4" and 17 stone, so know what you mean about the heavy comment.. lol


im 6'4 aswell, bit heavier though, oops! ..... not for long maybe!
#18
Voted hot. Not a fan of Halfords for cycles, but at this price you cant grumble. If buying, I'd suggest trying to get this from a Halfords "Bike Hut" store (although they are all rebranded as Halfords now), hopefully the staff in there are more proficient at putting bikes together!
#19
Is this deal still on instore?

And is it ok for me? Im 5'8" and a chubby 13+ stone :)
#20
You can reserve online for instore collection & payment.
Im 5'11" & I have a 20" frame but anyone under this I would recommend an 18" or lower or you will be hitting your never regions on the frame when you straddle over it.
#21
I've been to have another look today and I've decided to give it a miss.

It's a nice looking bike, but the Carrera Kraken for an extra £90 seems a lot better. Better brakes, gears, front forks and wheels.

I'm going to keep searching eBay and hope for a nearly new Kraken or Fury or something similar.
#22
picked mine up today, I re PDI'd it and tightened all the bolts the halfords monkeys missed and it should do me fine :)
banned 1 Like #23
This excellent price is still available, so I'll bump the thread in case it's useful to someone who hasn't already seen it.
#24
@slamdunkin & OP (H&R added)
thanks for the heads up folks as seems a great bike/deal (except for saddle)
have forwarded it on - as i know this will suit someone.
this deal is also available for the 18" version


cheers

Edited By: cifa on Sep 09, 2010 15:38: edit
#25
slamdunkin
This excellent price is still available, so I'll bump the thread in case it's useful to someone who hasn't already seen it.
Sorry to sound like a doofus, but what do you mean by bump the thread?
#27
This is a good bike at this price. A freind of mine has it and paid £330 for it. He's done a few "off road" rides including the red and black at Llandegla and it performed really well.
#28
Looks like a good bike and I'm really tempted, can you lock the forks out for the road?
#29
Have the disc spec vulcan. The reviews speak for themselves I think and bikeradar even like the carrera's and say they give £500 bikes a run for there money. Go for it!
#30
mntada
Looks like a good bike and I'm really tempted, can you lock the forks out for the road?


U can on mines anyway. Sorry but why would you lock them?
banned#31
I can't find any info on whether it has lock out or not...so presume that it hasn't got it unless someone with this bike comes on and says otherwise.
banned 1 Like #32
brj080402
mntada
Looks like a good bike and I'm really tempted, can you lock the forks out for the road?
U can on mines anyway. Sorry but why would you lock them?

Lock out is a great feature, it stops the forks from compressing, which is what you want for road use, as a bouncy fork absorbs some of the power you are trying to put onto the road.
banned#33
#34
slamdunkin


Cheers Slamdunkin, will drop by Halfords tomorrow to check, but the mongoose looks like a great deal
#35
slamdunkin
brj080402
mntada
Looks like a good bike and I'm really tempted, can you lock the forks out for the road?
U can on mines anyway. Sorry but why would you lock them?


Lock out is a great feature, it stops the forks from compressing, which is what you want for road use, as a bouncy fork absorbs some of the power you are trying to put onto the road.


Thanks. I mainly do road so should do this then maybe. Do I just turn the dial to lock???
#36
slamdunkin


Plenty of other Carrera's on offer.
#37
Why do people expire without commenting? These are still available (although end of line), plus lots of stores have display models
banned#38
unexpired
banned#39
i picked this up last Thursday, rode it twice now. covered total of 5 miles, its absolutely brilliant! One thing I would say is save your money and dont buy any accessories from Halfords. You cant spend the £10 Voucher until 20th September. Halfords will try to sell you mudguards for £17, however Aldi are selling a set equally as good for £7 this Thursday. However I will be buying the Crud Mudguards in white from Halfords £20 instore but £15 webprice, using £10 voucher next week will cost £5. A good set of Oxford tail lamp and front light is currently sold at £5.99 in TK MAX, where they also have an armoured Bike Lock (Oxford) for £3.99, good quality. Oh nd I picked my Bottle cage holder up today from Decathlon, its a Zefal, in white plastic to compliment the bike, although £4 I paid for the style factor. All the Above would cost you over £65 in Halfords, whilst £20 for the lot elsewhere.

Mudguards in White http://www.halfords.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/product_storeId_10001_catalogId_10151_productId_742929_langId_-1_categoryId_210163

Bottle cage, also in white http://www.decathlon.co.uk/EN/spring-bottle-cage-17252936/

This is the lock in TK Mx for £3.99 http://www.amazon.co.uk/OXFORD-Bicycle-Cable-Lock-Bike/dp/B001268YFO



Edited By: Roccostan on Sep 13, 2010 21:42: none
#40
Roccostan
i picked this up last Thursday, rode it twice now. covered total of 5 miles, its absolutely brilliant! One thing I would say is save your money and dont buy any accessories from Halfords. You cant spend the £10 Voucher until 20th September. Halfords will try to sell you mudguards for £17, however Aldi are selling a set equally as good for £7 this Thursday. However I will be buying the Crud Mudguards in white from Halfords £20 instore but £15 webprice, using £10 voucher next week will cost £5. A good set of Oxford tail lamp and front light is currently sold at £5.99 in TK MAX, where they also have an armoured Bike Lock (Oxford) for £3.99, good quality. Oh nd I picked my Bottle cage holder up today from Decathlon, its a Zefal, in white plastic to compliment the bike, although £4 I paid for the style factor. All the Above would cost you over £65 in Halfords, whilst £20 for the lot elsewhere.

Mudguards in White http://www.halfords.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/product_storeId_10001_catalogId_10151_productId_742929_langId_-1_categoryId_210163

Bottle cage, also in white http://www.decathlon.co.uk/EN/spring-bottle-cage-17252936/

This is the lock in TK Mx for £3.99 http://www.amazon.co.uk/OXFORD-Bicycle-Cable-Lock-Bike/dp/B001268YFO




I have the white crud guards on mine but don't actually like them, there's too much white and makes it look a bit chav.

I wished I'd gone for the black gloss ones.

I covered 10 miles on it on Sunday and my only dislike was the handlebar grips.

BTW, I wouldn't lock mine up with that lock. I recommend buying a £20 + D lock for a bike of this price.


Edited By: the2ocan on Sep 13, 2010 21:51: lock comment

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