Carrera Crossfire 2 Mens Hybrid Bike - Black or White £320 RRP now £250 local store build at Halfords
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Carrera Crossfire 2 Mens Hybrid Bike - Black or White £320 RRP now £250 local store build at Halfords

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Found 1st Dec
While the Vengeance and Hellcat return to original RRP the Crossfire 2 now drops to £250.


Carrera Crossfire 2 Mens Hybrid Bike - BlackThe Carrera Crossfire 2 Mens Hybrid Bike provides the best in multi terrain riding. Its 24 Speed Shimano gears provide smooth shifting and added efficiency for hill climbs, whilst the adjustable front suspension forks and large diameter wheels easily absorb any impact you might encounter on your ride.

  • Frame: Light aluminium frame with upright sitting position for easier handling
  • Forks: Aluminium Suntour suspension fork for improved comfort and control
  • Gears: 24 Speed Shimano gears offer smooth shifting and help on all terrains
  • Brakes: Tektro mechanical disc brakes - more powerful and consistent stopping
  • Wheels: Large diameter 32 spoke 700c double wall rims are strong and reliable

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Bought two in August paid £320.00 each. Hot from me. Remember quidco.

They drop this price few times a year. Waiting for carrera crossfire 3 at this price

This or the subway that regularly drops to £210

Actually I own one of these, but when I went to Halfords, they checked Cycle Republic price against the list (£320) and I paid £230 - found out that CR is owned by Halfords!

OK price for an OK bike - but this is really the 'normal' price. Halfords one of the many retailers who play with false RRPs and false discounts. Don't fall for these blatant tricks - they're treating you like a mug!

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jezyna3 h, 39 m ago

They drop this price few times a year. Waiting for carrera crossfire 3 at …They drop this price few times a year. Waiting for carrera crossfire 3 at this price



You may have some wait

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Besford1 h, 57 m ago

OK price for an OK bike - but this is really the 'normal' price. Halfords …OK price for an OK bike - but this is really the 'normal' price. Halfords one of the many retailers who play with false RRPs and false discounts. Don't fall for these blatant tricks - they're treating you like a mug!


So what would you pay for a good bike at a good price?

Depends what you want it for. This IS a decent enough bike for the money at this price; my point was that the RRP is just there so they can reduce it to it's real price (like so many other things these days). To answer your broader question: if you're looking for a bike for a short commute or general leisure riding the start point for something worth having is around this price and this is currently a worthwhile buy - though you would be better without the cheap and heavy front suspension for most purposes.

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Where will I get a decent bike for less than £350?

Halfords, carrera subway is mildly preferable to this for road commuting as it'll be lighter without the front suspension, making it faster and easier to ride.
capa45 m ago

Where will I get a decent bike for less than £350?

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I’ll be doing a mix of gentle park paths to occasion rough terrain at the local wind farm which is stoney

capa54 m ago

I’ll be doing a mix of gentle park paths to occasion rough terrain at the l …I’ll be doing a mix of gentle park paths to occasion rough terrain at the local wind farm which is stoney


Hmm, you're on the borderline where you may benefit from suspension then, in which case this is a fine bike.

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I’m slightly underwhelmed with it now. Perhaps I should just go for a lower range Hybrid Voodoo or the equivalent in Go Outdoors or Decathlon..
Edited by: "capa" 1st Dec

capa2 h, 29 m ago

I’m slightly underwhelmed with it now. Perhaps I should just go for a l …I’m slightly underwhelmed with it now. Perhaps I should just go for a lower range Hybrid Voodoo or the equivalent in Go Outdoors or Decathlon..


Yes, or wait for one of the more suitable Carreras to fall to this price. There is absolutely no point in getting a bike with cheap suspension forks -they're just a fashion statement: heavy and will not do much on rough stuff. For what you describe get a non-suspension bike but with fatter tyres to help on the tracks. Still a compromise though as those tyres will slow you down on decent surfaces.

capa11 h, 58 m ago

I’m slightly underwhelmed with it now. Perhaps I should just go for a l …I’m slightly underwhelmed with it now. Perhaps I should just go for a lower range Hybrid Voodoo or the equivalent in Go Outdoors or Decathlon..



I looked at the specs for the Voodoo and got excited, until I found they dont do a frame size large enough for me. Having read all the reviews about the suspension on the Crossfire, I am hanging on and waiting for the Subway 1 price drop; I am on the humongus side and need something a bit sturdier.

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I've decided I will go for either the Carrera Crossfire 2 or the Vengeance, if in the future I want to upgrade then so be it.

So I went to Halfords this morning:

22 inch Vengeance was built and ready to go. The height which had me on my tip toes was perfect. it's also a meaner looking cooler bike. But the handles are not as comfortable (thick), neither was the seat but I understand both are easily replacement at little cost.

Crossfire 2 is 21 inch and I'm not quite on my tip toes but it does have the thicker gears and larger 29 in wheels, and thinner wheels which makes for a smoother easier ride.

I'm going to be doing mostly road, paths, flat terrain with the occasion windfarm and trail ride.

Still in a dilemma as to which one to finally go for... ARG!

I have this exact bike and after 1yr of normal use the rear wheel ball bearings smashed destroyed the rear wheel and halfords are telling me they can no longer get these wheels as they are in high demand and want over 100quid to replace it. I will never bother with halfords again.

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sledwich18 m ago

I have this exact bike and after 1yr of normal use the rear wheel ball …I have this exact bike and after 1yr of normal use the rear wheel ball bearings smashed destroyed the rear wheel and halfords are telling me they can no longer get these wheels as they are in high demand and want over 100quid to replace it. I will never bother with halfords again.


oh ffs I was just about to settle for this and raise the seat slightly and felt reasonably content about it until you wrote this. ARGH!!! lol

Maybe I just need to bite the bullet and pay the extra for this:


halfords.com/cyc…mes


But then somebody somewhere will find fault with in somehow I'm sure.

capa12 m ago

oh ffs I was just about to settle for this and raise the seat slightly and …oh ffs I was just about to settle for this and raise the seat slightly and felt reasonably content about it until you wrote this. ARGH!!! lolMaybe I just need to bite the bullet and pay the extra for this:http://www.halfords.com/cycling/bikes/hybrid-bikes/boardman-mx-sport-bike-49-54cm-framesBut then somebody somewhere will find fault with in somehow I'm sure.


I think for me the saying you get what you pay for is very true. Personally I would pay a bit more for better components. Imho

capa6 h, 48 m ago

oh ffs I was just about to settle for this and raise the seat slightly and …oh ffs I was just about to settle for this and raise the seat slightly and felt reasonably content about it until you wrote this. ARGH!!! lolMaybe I just need to bite the bullet and pay the extra for this:http://www.halfords.com/cycling/bikes/hybrid-bikes/boardman-mx-sport-bike-49-54cm-framesBut then somebody somewhere will find fault with in somehow I'm sure.




The Boardman is a nice bike. For the £150 more it is much better bike. I considered buying one a few months back when it was, IIRC, £450 but my local Halford store only had a very knackered / scratched one on display and the staff did not seem that interested in selling.

But if you have a good store nearby and, once you have checked one out for any sign of damage, if you can find a good one of these then it is worth it. The Boardman will probably last you several years longer so you need to do some calculations of how much that works out per week. Probably worth stretching to the £400.

I don't recall seeing it as low as £400 before.

Just don't see the point of this bike. The 700c wheels should make the bike faster and more efficient although slightly weaker/less robust but that increase speed and efficiency is ruined by fitting basic front suspension forks. If you want greater comfort you'd be far better off with the Subway which will be a lot more reliable too over the long term. I suspect even off road the Subway's stronger wheels with larger profile tyres will still be far better than this bike with naff suspension and much weaker wheels. Sometimes retailers configure a bike that will be popular with people but really people shouldn't want this spec.

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Appreciate the feedback bonzobanana. I've opted for the Boardman, hoping it will be a better option.
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