Carrera Crixus Limited Edition Cyclocross Bike 2015 £279 @ Halfords
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Carrera Crixus Limited Edition Cyclocross Bike 2015 £279 @ Halfords

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Found 20th Nov 2014
Halfords have a "half price" Carrera Ltd Edtion sale. OK - lets forget the RRP, they are high, and the bikes will rarely get sold at this price, however at these prices they are good deals, for decent spec bikes.

Some sensible spec choices should mean a decent bike for a reasonable amount of money, e.g.

Carrera Crixus Limited Edition Cyclocross Bike
Claris Group Set
Tektro Cantis
Kenda Tyres
etc

A great spec, would be perfect for commutes, off roading (as long as you are not hitting true MTB trails!), touring and road riding. Cyclocross bikes are truly versatile.

Some other hybrids worth looking at too, lower spec and lower price too.

If you are a British Cycling Member you get another 10% off at collection.

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Original Poster

Just tried to find a similar spec bike from elsewhere, closest I cant get is about £550, anyone find anything better?

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rev6

Even though this is the deals section and this is not a deal. Here are … Even though this is the deals section and this is not a deal. Here are alternatives:http://www.merlincycles.com/felt-f95-road-bike-2014-72321.htmlhttp://www.decathlon.co.uk/triban-300-road-bike-white-id_8239800.htmlhttp://www.decathlon.co.uk/triban-500-se-road-bike-black-id_8306187.html



The alternatives you post are not CX Bikes.

Kopter

CommentThe alternatives you post are not CX Bikes.



That went completely over my head.

Original Poster

I did try to post the same thing, system error.

Not CX bikes, but nice prices / specs.

I honestly think this is a great deal for a versatile bike, should tick most boxes for the average user. Even a keen cyclist should have a use for this, even if as a "winter bike".

As above I cant find anything that matches it £/spec, this time of year CX bikes tend to be a bit more expensive.

Banned

I recognise these things, blasted past some gel dropping numpty fixing a puncture in the middle of the trail that had one, promptly roosted them.

Original Poster

Well done!

BACONIZGUD4ME

I recognise these things, blasted past some gel dropping numpty fixing a … I recognise these things, blasted past some gel dropping numpty fixing a puncture in the middle of the trail that had one, promptly roosted them.



The fact he had a puncture was the only reason you were able to go past him

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rev6

That went completely over my head.



This item is a Cyclocross Bike, not a Road Bike. Different beasts altogether ;-)

Kopter

CommentThis item is a Cyclocross Bike, not a Road Bike. Different beasts … CommentThis item is a Cyclocross Bike, not a Road Bike. Different beasts altogether ;-)



Yes I know now thanks for pointing it out. The fact they are CX bikes went over my head

closest match is a specialized tri cross what I have and to be honest the cyclocross has better geometry

"what I have" tut tut

I had a look at one of these the other week and was quite impressed. It seems like a great value cyclocross bike. I contacted Halfords over the weight - 12.8kg - not bad really.
Edited by: "Modigliani" 23rd Nov 2014

Original Poster

No doubt the weight is down to wheels/tyres/groupset. Still light enough, and would weigh less than most other bikes at this price point.

mattrixdesign2

No doubt the weight is down to wheels/tyres/groupset. Still light enough, … No doubt the weight is down to wheels/tyres/groupset. Still light enough, and would weigh less than most other bikes at this price point.



Quite right. I have a Carrera TdF which is a great bike, but does have quite heavy wheels.

Now 279.00.

Original Poster

hotdealseeker

Now 279.00.



Bargain, any other discounts? The British Cycling one is worth using if you are a member.

The Claris gearing is decent, a great bike for CX, winter riding, or your first road/CX bike.
Edited by: "mattrixdesign2" 28th Dec 2014

Carrera Crixus Limited Edition Cyclocross Bike 2015, 250.00 was 659.00
http://www.halfords.com/cycling/bikes/road-bikes/carrera-crixus-limited-edition-cyclocross-bike-2015

Carrera Crixus II Limited Edition Cyclocross Bike 2015, 250.00 was 659.00
http://www.halfords.com/cycling/bikes/road-bikes/carrera-crixus-ii-limited-edition-cyclocross-bike-2015

What is the difference between the two? Many thanks.

Original Poster

http://www.halfords.com/cycling/bikes/road-bikes/carrera-crixus-limited-edition-cyclocross-bike-2015
Bottom Bracket:
◾ Cassette:
◾ Chain:
◾ Chainset: PROWHEEL, OUNCE 421C, STEEL BLACK 48/34T, W/ALLOY HI-POLISHE BLACK 172.5mm CRANK
◾ Colour:
◾ Frame:
◾ Frame Colour: Black and Green
◾ Front Brake: TEKTRO, 992A-EN
◾ Front Hub: Alloy Black Hubs
◾ Front Mech: SHIMANO, FD-2400
◾ Gear Shifters: SHIMANO, ST-2400
◾ Geometry:
◾ Grips:
◾ Handlebars: Alloy Black
◾ Headset: 1-1/8", SEMI-INTEGRATED, Steel black
◾ Pedals: VP-399T
◾ Quick Release Front Wheel:
◾ Quick Release Rear Wheel:
◾ Rear Brake: TEKTRO, 992A-EN
◾ Rear Hub: Alloy Black Hubs
◾ Rear Mech: SHIMANO, RD-2400GS
◾ Rims: Carrera Alloy Double Wall Rim
◾ Saddle: VELO, VL-1314
◾ Seatpost:
◾ Stem:
◾ Suspension: Rigid
◾ Traditional Mudguard Mounts:
◾ Type: Cyclocross Bikes
◾ Tyre Size:
◾ Tyres: KENDA, K-935

http://www.halfords.com/cycling/bikes/road-bikes/carrera-crixus-ii-limited-edition-cyclocross-bike-2015

Detailed Specs
◾ Bottom Bracket:
◾ Cassette:
◾ Chain:
◾ Chainset: PROWHEEL, OUNCE 421C, STEEL BLACK 48/34T, W/ALLOY HI-POLISHE BLACK 172.5mm CRANK
◾ Colour:
◾ Frame:
◾ Frame Colour: Blue
◾ Front Brake: TEKTRO, 992A-EN
◾ Front Hub: Alloy Black Hubs
◾ Front Mech: SHIMANO, FD-2400
◾ Gear Shifters: SHIMANO, ST-2400
◾ Geometry:
◾ Grips:
◾ Handlebars: Alloy Black
◾ Headset: 1-1/8", SEMI-INTEGRATED, Steel black
◾ Pedals: VP-399T
◾ Quick Release Front Wheel:
◾ Quick Release Rear Wheel:
◾ Rear Brake: TEKTRO, 992A-EN
◾ Rear Hub: Alloy Black Hubs
◾ Rear Mech: SHIMANO, RD-2400GS
◾ Rims: Carrera Alloy Double Wall Rim
◾ Saddle: VELO, VL-1314
◾ Seatpost:
◾ Stem:
◾ Suspension: Rigid
◾ Traditional Mudguard Mounts:
◾ Type: Cyclocross Bikes
◾ Tyre Size:
◾ Tyres: KENDA, K-935

Only difference is FRAME COLOUR!

Take your pick

How much does it weight? Halfords doesn't advertise on their site. Many thanks.

Original Poster

I don't have a clue, but I reckon 24-27lb?

Would you say for 250 is a good deal for a quality bike?

Also how does it compare with:

Carrera Virtuoso Road Bike 2015, 300.00 was 379.99
http://www.halfords.com/cycling/bikes/road-bikes/carrera-virtuoso-road-bike-2015

Boardman Performance Hybrid Race Bike, 300.00 was 429.99
http://www.halfords.com/cycling/bikes/hybrid-bikes-and-classic-bikes/boardman-performance-hybrid-race-bike-large-21

I don't take the RRP as any direct indication to quality, but included for reference.

Original Poster

I have just posted a detail response and lost it!

The conclusion was The Boardman and the Crixus were good value. Also try Decathlon.

mattrixdesign2

I have just posted a detail response and lost it! The conclusion was The … I have just posted a detail response and lost it! The conclusion was The Boardman and the Crixus were good value. Also try Decathlon.


Thanks for your advice, which one would u pick, despite the 50pound differences.
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