Carrera Gryphon V-Spec Performance Hybrid Bike £208.99 @ Halfords
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Carrera Gryphon V-Spec Performance Hybrid Bike £208.99 @ Halfords

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Found 1st Jun 2011
A good fast road bike use NUSJUN11 and save25 codes for a price of £208.99 Codes do work it's worth trying 2 or 3 times, or sometimes typing instead of pasting.

The disk model can be had for £244.49

Don't forget quidco currently a huge 7.8% for instore, Meaning the price is down to £192.69 and £225.49 for the disk model

These codes can also be used on my other deal

hotukdeals.com/dea…517

specs on this bike

■7005 aluminium semi-compact frame with mudguard and rack eyes
■Rigid fork, cro-moly blades, mudguard and low rider eyes
■16 speed, SRAM SX4 rear mech and SX4 triggers
■Prowheel Gloria 50-36 with cartridge bottom bracket
■Tektro Alloy V brakes and levers for effective
■DBR-1 double wall cnc rims on Formula hubs with rim wear indicators
■Innova 700-28c tyres
■Flip flop stem, flat bars and toe clip pedals
■Clearance for up to 32c tyres and mudguards
■Colour: Metallic blue
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It seems bike deals are not very popular on this forum, so have some heat from me

I've actually posted a few myself... but they never get anywhere.
Is this any good? I've got vouchers to spend in store at halfords so was looking for a bike perhaps...
great price
spotted and reserved this instead .. half pice

halfords.com/web…534
Original Poster
Not sure if that is better, I know halfords do exaggerate the RRP on some bikes. I have just reserved the Gryphon V Brake and disk model, I could also reserve the Subway. I'm interested to see what others think is the better hyrid bike.
the gryphon looks better.
The subway has 26" MTB wheels and the Gryphon has 700c road wheels albeit wider than a normal road bikes wheels at 700x28.
save25 doesn't work for me
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marquis

save25 doesn't work for me



Really? I have used it on three seperate orders.
flopstocks

Really? I have used it on three seperate orders.



should I use save25 first, then NUSJUN11?
Original Poster
I used NUSJUN11 first, just this minute tried it.

Still works for me
both codes are working...guys please help me ...I am looking to buy my first bike just to exercise and try to flatten the billy...not serious biking but just going on the roads near my house..which one should i go for? the carrera for £177 or the gryphon for 208. Also if i go for the gryphon shall i go for the small one as i am on the short side (inside leg 30 inch)..I know for the crrera i should go for between 16-18 inch frame
The Subway is for comfort and some 'off-road' whilst the Gryphon looks a very light road bike without the ultra skinny tyres. With 28mm tyres it can also do rail tracks and the like.
Bikeradar says '11.16KG' which is quite quite incredible. Though that is for the disc spec bike it should still be near.

Edited by: "LadyEleanor" 1st Jun 2011
flopstocks

Not sure if that is better, I know halfords do exaggerate the RRP on some … Not sure if that is better, I know halfords do exaggerate the RRP on some bikes. I have just reserved the Gryphon V Brake and disk model, I could also reserve the Subway. I'm interested to see what others think is the better hyrid bike.



i have the gryphon disc brake model and tbh i dont think you can get a better specc'ed bike for the price, used it today for the first time to commute to work and it was stunning, very fast bike. its basically a race frame with flat bars so a fast hybrid. btw the medium size which i have has a 20" size sticker on it,

the only bike slightly comparable to it is the Triban 3 at Decathon which is a race bike with drop bars but has carbon forks this is £299 - these were out of stock last week so i went for the gryphon.

if your using it for casual then i would go for the V Spec model, cheaper and will do you perfectly.

im no expert though, ive been reading up on various forums for the last 2 weeks lol

Edited by: "bigup" 1st Jun 2011
I recently bought the Subway Ltd Edition in the 1/2 price sale.
Very happy with it and have even earned a couple of hundred squid for Leukaemia research on it.
Instore quidco cashback near 8% too, it's a good offer.
Original Poster
Big Save!!

Instore quidco cashback near 8% too, it's a good offer.



What happens if I go through quidco online, then go in and use one of my quidco registered cards?
wbmkk

It seems bike deals are not very popular on this forum, so have some heat … It seems bike deals are not very popular on this forum, so have some heat from meI've actually posted a few myself... but they never get anywhere.


I don't know why this is, but I have a few theories. There are so many bike names around that people can't be blamed for thinking the names are just random and made up. People can't identify with a brand any more. Also, there are very few who can identify the quality of the components (I certainly can't). The people who know what they are talking about are more likely to be interested in more expensive bikes, and those who don't care go for the cheapest one they can find, irrespective of quality. The mid priced, mid quality bikes like this attract less attention, though they are undoubtedly the best value for most people....if only they knew it.
flopstocks

What happens if I go through quidco online, then go in and use one of my … What happens if I go through quidco online, then go in and use one of my quidco registered cards?



Well I was hoping for double the cashback. firstly it tracked as an online purchase, but when collected it tracked at the higher instore cashback and the online cashback just disappeared.
Site down!
Really dont mean to hi jack this thread, but is this bike anygood? (link below) People here are saying they use hybrids to commute whihc i was considering, but im not sure if a mountain bike would be better for wetter days?

halfords.com/web…499
CJRodgers

Really dont mean to hi jack this thread, but is this bike anygood? (link … Really dont mean to hi jack this thread, but is this bike anygood? (link below) People here are saying they use hybrids to commute whihc i was considering, but im not sure if a mountain bike would be better for wetter days? http://www.halfords.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/product_storeId_10001_catalogId_10151_productId_786137_langId_-1_categoryId_165499



stay well clear from Apollo, not very good at all.

Will you be doing off road at all?

the Gryphon is good for road, pavements, tow paths, cycle paths but not for anything too muddy

the bike also has space for mudguards so these can be fitted if commuting in the rain.
Oh ok, thanks for the heads ups. I dont know really, ill definately be commuting for as much of the year as i can (except in snow) so i want something that wont be slippy in rain. But i live in a country side village so there are lots of places i could cycle about. So i might be doing off road. Any good mountain bike suggestions if thats best for me? Or is this offer best?
Edited by: "CJRodgers" 2nd Jun 2011
Commuting will be a lot faster on 700c wheels rather then thick mountain bike wheels.

best advice i can offer is pop in to your local halfords and sit on a few to see how they are.
OK thanks,

Out of interest which is better out of the subway and the gryphon, i cant really see the differences. All i can see is that the subway was worth more originally and is now cheaper.

Thanks!
CJRodgers

OK thanks, Out of interest which is better out of the subway and the … OK thanks, Out of interest which is better out of the subway and the gryphon, i cant really see the differences. All i can see is that the subway was worth more originally and is now cheaper.Thanks!



Take their "was price" with a pitch of salt, they are famous for using random numbers lol

the Gryphon is a better bike, uses better components and is lighter too.

if you want better then the gryphon then you should be looking at the Carrera Vanquish which is currently £499.99 at halfords, but this is a road bike with drop bars.

which makes the gryphon a great buy in my opinion.

Edited by: "bigup" 2nd Jun 2011
reserved items .. not in stock at the stores i placed orders at .. lots of phone calls checking available stock now :-\ check stock with store before you rush to collect your order
hmm, bike deals are quite good atm.. I should really consider taking a 10mile ride to work and 10 mile back to save £100 a month on fuel... would pay for it self after 3 months!
I initially was interested in this bike, went into Halfords and realised it's not very good. Ended up buying a Boardman Hybrid Comp at £500 instead. Lovely bike, commuting 20 miles most days. Halfords staff hopeless at building bike / fixing issues though.
YoshimiMac

I initially was interested in this bike, went into Halfords and realised … I initially was interested in this bike, went into Halfords and realised it's not very good. Ended up buying a Boardman Hybrid Comp at £500 instead. Lovely bike, commuting 20 miles most days. Halfords staff hopeless at building bike / fixing issues though.



LOL, yes boardman's are very good but its £300 dearer then the gryphon!


Edited by: "bigup" 2nd Jun 2011
Main reason bikes dont get very far on this site is people post bikes from Halfords which are £50 bikes sold for £200 with a made up RRP of £300 to make peoples eyes light up, they won't last more then 6 months and are really dangerous to anyone planing frequent use.

Anyone in to cycling uses Halfords and decathlon as the butt of most cycling jokes, if you've got a sh!t bike its "where u get that from? Halfords?"
Actually people who really know what makes up a good bike know that Decathlon road bikes are some of the best value bikes about and their frames are top notch. Only some club "all the gear no idea" with their £4k carbon exotica would take the ****, and at the end of the day who gives a toss what those r'tards say.
MorfuK

Main reason bikes dont get very far on this site is people post bikes … Main reason bikes dont get very far on this site is people post bikes from Halfords which are £50 bikes sold for £200 with a made up RRP of £300 to make peoples eyes light up, they won't last more then 6 months and are really dangerous to anyone planing frequent use. Anyone in to cycling uses Halfords and decathlon as the butt of most cycling jokes, if you've got a sh!t bike its "where u get that from? Halfords?"



Ridiculous sweeping comment from a clear brand snob. I was nearly turned away from a Carrera Kraken because of forums full of idiots saying how crap Carerra are. Luckily I found a few forums with PROPER bike experts who all agreed that the £499 Kraken was underpriced (and as I got it for £303 its even better) and compared favourably to the other bike on my list, a Specialised Sport Disc, infact the "crap" Kraken frame is built by the same company as Specialised!!!

I agree that Helfrauds are sods for overstating RRP and you need to research before buying, I also agree that Apollo is a very cheap brand and the bikes reflect this and on the whole aren't up to much, BUT if you just want a cheap runaround they would be fine. Don't listen to idiots who can't back up what they say, chances are that they have £3k bikes they never use just so that they can brag off to thier equally obnoxious mates in the pub!!!


Edited by: "frakison" 2nd Jun 2011
Orbital

Actually people who really know what makes up a good bike know that … Actually people who really know what makes up a good bike know that Decathlon road bikes are some of the best value bikes about and their frames are top notch. Only some club "all the gear no idea" with their £4k carbon exotica would take the ****, and at the end of the day who gives a toss what those r'tards say.



got to agree with you totally mate.

Carrera are believed to be made my Merida who own part of Specialized. it is not an Halfords own brand like Apollo is.

Decathlon do a race bike called Triban 3 for £299 with 2 year guarantee (http://www.decathlon.co.uk/EN/triban-3-173178017/) which also has carbon forks

i do not think you can get a better NEW road bike for £300 anywhere

CJRodgers

Really dont mean to hi jack this thread, but is this bike anygood? (link … Really dont mean to hi jack this thread, but is this bike anygood? (link below) People here are saying they use hybrids to commute whihc i was considering, but im not sure if a mountain bike would be better for wetter days? http://www.halfords.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/product_storeId_10001_catalogId_10151_productId_786137_langId_-1_categoryId_165499


If you're sticking to roads and cycle tracks this will be perfect.

I use a MTB with road slick tyres daily in sun or rain on roads, cycle tracks and occasional grassy areas. No grip problems whatsoever. Avoid long stretches of mud and a set of road slick tyres are your best bet whatever the weather.

Bike tyres are thin enough that you'd have to be going over 100mph to even start experiencing the aqua-planing that makes tread important on car tyres.

I'm planning on switching to a hybrid when the cycle2work scheme starts at work again.
Edited by: "Gazbert" 2nd Jun 2011
Original Poster

Well that aint so bad, I'm happy with the 8% around another £15 off


Big Save!!

Well I was hoping for double the cashback. firstly it tracked as an … Well I was hoping for double the cashback. firstly it tracked as an online purchase, but when collected it tracked at the higher instore cashback and the online cashback just disappeared.


anyone searching for a store that actually has them in stock , i just left swindon with a subway ltd (their last one) but they had gryphons disc and non disc on display available for purchace ... i was very tempted by the subway single speed not advertised on the webpage for £199 but decided to stick to my original plan. Happy cycling to those who have jumped at this deal or similar.
Would anyone care to comment as to whether they believe the disc model is worth the extra if the sole use is going to be for daily commuting?

Many thanks
I bought a Gryphon the last time they were on offer. If you want to do some light off road stuff then you can get some skinny nobblies fitted. It's a really nice bike for the money. Despite what has been said Carrera IS Halford's own brand, as is Apollo, but Carrera is the better level and they are "serious" bikes, the Apollos are just boat actors in the making.

I had a misformed tyre on mine and the toeclips weren't there when I collected it. I used this to trade up to some even skinnier continental tyres in return.
Anyone know if you have to show an NUS card for the NUS discount?
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