Carrera Crossfire limited edition Hybrid bike2014 £180 at Halfords
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Carrera Crossfire limited edition Hybrid bike2014 £180 at Halfords

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Found 9th Jun 2014
good quality bike for a bit less..

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Original Poster

£10 off when checkout,£170 total price!!!

It looks like this deal ends on Wednesday.

I have this bike, it isn't anything special spec wise, but its well built and has been totally reliable in over a year of using it......
Its a great deal for this price.

Strange, I bought the limited edition 2014 model in January and this isn't it. The 2014 model is slate grey. Not your fault, OP, but halfords'. Folk expecting to receive the bike in the pic should double check before buying. Still a good deal though.

Original Poster

well I'll pick one up tomorrow hopefully!strange if this isn't the crossfire1 and not the crossfire2 either..

I have the black & white coloured Crossfire 1..... this bike looks pretty much the same spec wise.

But but hybrids are the spawn of the devil! Joking, heat added!

I have this bike, paid £220+ and was very pleased with that. Great hybrid bike

Does anyone know how heavy this bike is

kevgreen36

Does anyone know how heavy this bike is



14.5 kilos

gasmate27

£10 off when checkout,£170 total price!!!


How do you get the extra £10??(_;)

BrianM

How do you get the extra £10??(_;)



Buy it!

Great deal, was about to buy but no stock near me.

None near me either

A friend of mine has been using Carreras to ride to work 15 miles+ for years without problems.

Heat if you can get your mitts on this one...

Out of stock for every store near me too.

cant find stock anywhere.......

no stock

21" is available in the Barrow store if any use to anyone.

Those who own this bike can you offer some guidance on frame size, I'm 5 10 and the website states that I would need a 21" frame, could anyone confirm?

What size to get?
Halfords site has 2 different guides - one suggests 21" for my height of 5'10+, while the video guide suggests 17" for my inside leg of 33"
??
doh.

No stock.

The 21" is in stock near me, but the size guide suggests I'd need 19" (at a push!)

Managed to get one in Ayr! Thanks

bones23

The 21" is in stock near me, but the size guide suggests I'd need 19" (at … The 21" is in stock near me, but the size guide suggests I'd need 19" (at a push!)



where's there a 21 I've reserved a 19 but think I'd prefer 21

Sounds about right

Ive reserved One in harlow. my Partner doesnt want it. Anyone want reseration number

Cold! there's no pedals oO X)
Edit: voted hot, funny to hear that some bikes don't come with pedals new tho

i said that because of the picture i didn't think it realy came without them, i cant see the pedals in the specs, i have two carreras they're good bikes
Edited by: "loadsavmoney" 9th Jun 2014

loadsavmoney

Cold! there's no pedals oO X)



My bike was stolen a couple of years back and when I went to Evans to collect the insurer provided replacement Trek - there was no pedals on it. The store chap says "they don't come with pedals", I said "my pedals were stolen with my bike".

He saw the funny side and stuck a £60 set on it.

Looks an absolute bargain, I'm 6'3" so maybe just too small, I think my current one is 23" frame?the extra £10 comes off when you add to basket, £170 plus 3% quidco.

YEAH CAPS LOCK IS ON!
BEWARE GUYS I GOT THIS LAST YEAR AFTER SEEING ON HERE WAS OVER THE MOON WITH IT UNTIL I STUPIDLY WENT BACK FOR THE COMPLIMENTARY 6 WEEK BIKE CHECK HAD PROBLEMS EVER SINCE THEY ****** IT UP, WENT BACK ABOUT 3 TIMES THEY AINT GOT A CLUE ALWAYS HAVING PROBLEMS SINCE THEN WITH GEARS YOUVE BEEN WARNED!!
Edited by moderator: "potty mouth" 13th Jun 2014

Was 499.

I should think so! With that suntour fork and tourney rear mech, i am surprised it wasn't double!

/sarcasm

Isn't there some law against clearly made up prices?

Pateo

YEAH CAPS LOCK IS ON! BEWARE GUYS I GOT THIS LAST YEAR AFTER SEEING ON … YEAH CAPS LOCK IS ON! BEWARE GUYS I GOT THIS LAST YEAR AFTER SEEING ON HERE WAS OVER THE MOON WITH IT UNTIL I STUPIDLY WENT BACK FOR THE COMPLIMENTARY 6 WEEK BIKE CHECK HAD PROBLEMS EVER SINCE THEY ****** IT UP, WENT BACK ABOUT 3 TIMES THEY AINT GOT A CLUE ALWAYS HAVING PROBLEMS SINCE THEN WITH GEARS YOUVE BEEN WARNED!!



YO MATE cough cough. Actually I may have to talk a bit quieter.

Having experienced far too many of this bikes. FAR FAR TOO MANY (eye twitch). I would suggest replacing the rear mech, Purchase a cheap deore/alivio mech and have it fitted (Or fit it yourself, its not too hard!), and throw away the weird coathanger on the back. Also replace the gear cable.

Reasons? Tourney mechs shift like crap after only a little use because they are made from all the plastic shimano can find (Look at that weird bend on it). They are truly horrid. they shift well for a while, then promptly after any wear go all floppy. The Halfords chappies are paid to build box bikes rather than maintenance, so would rather sell you a replacement and won't know how to bodge them. The trick is to hammer all the pivots, tighten the mech bolts and then attach them under tension via the gear cable. Then they work OK for a while. After that fling them into the sun.

The gear cables are another matter, the Halfords bikes use comically cheap cables that stretch under use (that’s why they want you to return for the free check, to tighten all the stretched cables, its cheaper than fitting decent cables in the first place and gives opportunities for selling add-ons. Clever). A replacement quality cable is about a tenner, and would come with a nice lubricated outer and pre-stretched inner cables. Makes the world of difference.

Once you replace the cheap crap, they can make pretty decent bikes. Carrera Subways are excellent but I would always budget 50 quid on top to replace the tat hanging off the frame, which makes it a final price of 549.99 (rolleyes) :{. And depending on rear, often the saddle needs replacing. They will happily sell you a seat cushion. I often would want to change the grips. Possibly the wheels. The chainset looks pret... STOP ME NOW!


Edited by moderator: "quoting potty mouth" 13th Jun 2014

MrFerret

YO MATE cough cough. Actually I may have to talk a bit quieter.Having … YO MATE cough cough. Actually I may have to talk a bit quieter.Having experienced far too many of this bikes. FAR FAR TOO MANY (eye twitch). I would suggest replacing the rear mech, Purchase a cheap deore/alivio mech and have it fitted (Or fit it yourself, its not too hard!), and throw away the weird coathanger on the back. Also replace the gear cable.Reasons? Tourney mechs shift like crap after only a little use because they are made from all the plastic shimano can find (Look at that weird bend on it). They are truly horrid. they shift well for a while, then promptly after any wear go all floppy. The Halfords chappies are paid to build box bikes rather than maintenance, so would rather sell you a replacement and won't know how to bodge them. The trick is to hammer all the pivots, tighten the mech bolts and then attach them under tension via the gear cable. Then they work OK for a while. After that fling them into the sun.The gear cables are another matter, the Halfords bikes use comically cheap cables that stretch under use (that’s why they want you to return for the free check, to tighten all the stretched cables, its cheaper than fitting decent cables in the first place and gives opportunities for selling add-ons. Clever). A replacement quality cable is about a tenner, and would come with a nice lubricated outer and pre-stretched inner cables. Makes the world of difference.Once you replace the cheap crap, they can make pretty decent bikes. Carrera Subways are excellent but I would always budget 50 quid on top to replace the tat hanging off the frame, which makes it a final price of 549.99 . And depending on rear, often the saddle needs replacing. They will happily sell you a seat cushion. I often would want to change the grips. Possibly the wheels. The chainset looks pret... STOP ME NOW!

Yeah I get, appreciate what your saying but I never had any problems whatsoever until the guy messed it up I should never of taken it for a check when there was nothing wrong in the first place!
Edited by moderator: "quoting potty mouth" 13th Jun 2014

I work as a fitter in Halfords.. That's the crossfire ltd edition 2014 summer model .. Pretty much the same as other ltd edition models but in red

the badger

where's there a 21 I've reserved a 19 but think I'd prefer 21



Think it was Llantrisant (South Wales)

margamboy

Those who own this bike can you offer some guidance on frame size, I'm 5 … Those who own this bike can you offer some guidance on frame size, I'm 5 10 and the website states that I would need a 21" frame, could anyone confirm?




thejonatron

What size to get?Halfords site has 2 different guides - one suggests 21" … What size to get?Halfords site has 2 different guides - one suggests 21" for my height of 5'10+, while the video guide suggests 17" for my inside leg of 33" ??doh.



21.

MrFerret

YO MATE cough cough. Actually I may have to talk a bit quieter.Having … YO MATE cough cough. Actually I may have to talk a bit quieter.Having experienced far too many of this bikes. FAR FAR TOO MANY (eye twitch). I would suggest replacing the rear mech, Purchase a cheap deore/alivio mech and have it fitted (Or fit it yourself, its not too hard!), and throw away the weird coathanger on the back. Also replace the gear cable.Reasons? Tourney mechs shift like crap after only a little use because they are made from all the plastic shimano can find (Look at that weird bend on it). They are truly horrid. they shift well for a while, then promptly after any wear go all floppy. The Halfords chappies are paid to build box bikes rather than maintenance, so would rather sell you a replacement and won't know how to bodge them. The trick is to hammer all the pivots, tighten the mech bolts and then attach them under tension via the gear cable. Then they work OK for a while. After that fling them into the sun.The gear cables are another matter, the Halfords bikes use comically cheap cables that stretch under use (that’s why they want you to return for the free check, to tighten all the stretched cables, its cheaper than fitting decent cables in the first place and gives opportunities for selling add-ons. Clever). A replacement quality cable is about a tenner, and would come with a nice lubricated outer and pre-stretched inner cables. Makes the world of difference.Once you replace the cheap crap, they can make pretty decent bikes. Carrera Subways are excellent but I would always budget 50 quid on top to replace the tat hanging off the frame, which makes it a final price of 549.99 (rolleyes) :{. And depending on rear, often the saddle needs replacing. They will happily sell you a seat cushion. I often would want to change the grips. Possibly the wheels. The chainset looks pret... STOP ME NOW!



What a load of crap. All bike retailers get boxed bikes and build them. And cables do stretch.
Edited by moderator: "quoting potty mouth" 13th Jun 2014

rev6

[quote=MrFerret]What a load of crap. All bike retailers get boxed bikes … [quote=MrFerret]What a load of crap. All bike retailers get boxed bikes and build them. And cables do stretch.



Of course they do, but most bike shops don't stock the tat that Halfords do. This Carrera is OK, but most the components are budget, so to get good performance out of it you should replace the essentials to help it work well for longer.

Cables stretch, but the **** ones they fit stretch badly enough to affect performance after only a few months.

Another thing that might help is to NOT take your bike to Halfords for servicing. Pay £50 and support your LBS, who will actually do the job properly.
Edited by: "gbmcginty" 10th Jun 2014

V brakes and Suntour fork, £180 can be spent better.
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