Carrera Parva Limited Edition Womens Hybrid Bike 2015 in Reduced to £179- Halfords
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Carrera Parva Limited Edition Womens Hybrid Bike 2015 in Reduced to £179- Halfords

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Found 19th May 2015
Great bike for commuting or leisure rides, free instore bike build or opt for free home delivery and assemble yourself, aluminium frame, bike once assembled weighs 13kg,

Reduced to £179, I will not say this bike is less than half price as i know it was never £459, but @£179 it is great value for the spec and quality.
Had mine for 6 weeks now and covered nearly 1000 miles and it has been faultless and a pleasure to ride, my commute to work is a 27 mile round trip and this bike has made it a lot easier than my previous full suspension bike.

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for leisurely cruising through the countryside or navigating the traffic on the way to work, the Carrera Parva Limited Edition Men's Hybrid Bike 2015 combines features of road and mountain bikes to make it the perfect all-rounder. The 27.5" wheels are the perfect size for rolling easily over obstacles without the weight gain that comes with their larger 29" brothers. 21 speed Shimano gears help you to speed through traffic on your way to work and climb hills on the way home, and the Tektro V-brakes can be relied on to bring you to a safe stop. The Parva is the perfect bike for those who like to mix their rides up a bit.

Lightweight alloy frame makes it easy to manoeuvreLarge 27.5" Kenda tyres easily roll over obstacles21 speed Shimano gears for those rural hillsTektro V-brakes are reliable and powerful

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131 Comments

Seems a good bike for the price, but I'd expect the usual bike snobs to add their usual blah. Heat added from me.

Shows as 19 kg for me in specs, could it be a mistake?

Would a 20 inch frame be suitable for 6ft 3 person?

I'll tell you what, I love the look of this bike. I mean it just looks amazing. Looks far better than it actually is. For the price... Well, don't know. Kinda weird in this bit of the market since a couple years ago you could get 8 speed at 11kg with a really good frame etc. Nowadays Carrera, who used to be the best IMO budget bike maker in terns of value for money have gone down the sports direct route and have vastly inflated the RRP and reduced the specs loads and probably also the frames. So okay value for money.

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cautionsoap

Shows as 19 kg for me in specs, could it be a mistake?



Yes it a mistake, maybe includes packaging, bike frame is 7005 aluminium, i weighed it once assembled and it is 13kg, it is lighter than my dahon d7 folding bike.

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fuzzyman

Would a 20 inch frame be suitable for 6ft 3 person?



I would have thought 20 inch was about correct, I got the 18 frame and i am 5ft9

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Op saying. He is having this bike for 6 weeks and he covered 1000 miles

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Does this bike comes with flying wings ? op ?

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dude_1234

Op saying. He is having this bike for 6 weeks and he covered 1000 miles



Yes that is correct, 27 miles per day 5 days a week plus the odd leisure/shopping trip at weekends,
I have the best looking legs in wales, 99.9% muscle.

Edited by: "SOUTHWALES" 19th May 2015

Heat for riding 27 miles per day.

Wish I wasn't so apathetic about getting fit.

For cheap bikes, I'm a fan of Carrera....... My Crossfire has been pretty good and nothing has gone wrong with it, I even turned it into an Ebike with a kit and it has coped fine with it.

I have a carerra subway. it's a proper work horse. I often fly by people in their vastly more expensive bikes.

crap_I_dont_really_need

I have a carerra subway. it's a proper work horse. I often fly by people … I have a carerra subway. it's a proper work horse. I often fly by people in their vastly more expensive bikes.



That doesn't really mean anything

rev6

That doesn't really mean anything



It means his bike is more faster than theirs.

ether707

It means his bike is more faster than theirs.



Ohhh...

try to do 27 miles in London city. It will take you the whole day ...

rev6

That doesn't really mean anything


It means both my wheels and I are pretty awesome.

Bought this 3 weeks ago at £229.00. Very happy with the quality and it is a very nice looking bike.

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fuzzyman

Would a 20 inch frame be suitable for 6ft 3 person?



No you'll need 21 inch frame I'm 6ft and 21 is perfect for me on a 20 inch you would look like a hobbit getting chased by golem

Don't forget TCB.

Bought a VooDoo Bantu for about £300 recently and then about £100 of other stuff with it, didn't track on TCB, queried it and have today been told that £11.99 cashback is "ready to be paid".

Question..

Buy this or a Ridgeback aluminium hybrid bikes? Any help would be great?

not in stock in the Wigan or local area.

The Halfords Carrera stuff used to be excellent value for money ie early Subways, Vulcan and Kragen MTB but as the comments they seem to have gone down the cheap route now and devalued what was a good bike. Can comment on this one but have two old Kragens from 2011 still going strong,

brianscot

Question..Buy this or a Ridgeback aluminium hybrid bikes? Any help would … Question..Buy this or a Ridgeback aluminium hybrid bikes? Any help would be great?



If you are Joe Average riding a bike then it really doesn't matter. If the hybrid has more "extras" (such as mudguards, rack etc) it might be better. If you're worried about appearance go for whichever you think looks cooler.

If you can actually get to sit on the things, or even better have a go, buy whichever feels more comfortable.

Edited by: "SaverSaver" 19th May 2015

brianscot

Question..Buy this or a Ridgeback aluminium hybrid bikes? Any help would … Question..Buy this or a Ridgeback aluminium hybrid bikes? Any help would be great?



In addition to what SaverSaver said, if you can use the 22% off trick, then this - as it cannot be beaten for value

Looks good for the money but I wish Halfords would stop with the RRP ****!

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Edited by: "SOUTHWALES" 19th May 2015

27 miles per day oO... "Its a great way to stay in shape" - youtube.com/wat…gEM

crap_I_dont_really_need

I have a carerra subway. it's a proper work horse. I often fly by people … I have a carerra subway. it's a proper work horse. I often fly by people in their vastly more expensive bikes.



I have a specialized hardrock mtb, front sus, heavy!

It's by no means a high end bike, I was flying past Lycra clad people riding £2k road bikes during a charity road ride last August in & around Buxton.

Unfortunately this was during the first 2 miles of a 50 mile route; needless to say pretty much everyone else passed me in the early stages of the other 48 miles!

Looks a decent bike that for the money

out of stock for me anyone with decent recommendations.

short bike rides and commute to train station in the 200 - 500 range .... thinking of doing the bike to work scheme ..... looking at bike sites seems too much choice and I'll never make my mind up

Looks great but nearest stock is 60 miles away from me.

What's the frame size for someone 6+ foot? Assuming they're out of stock for this model.

john184

Heat for riding 27 miles per day.Wish I wasn't so apathetic about getting … Heat for riding 27 miles per day.Wish I wasn't so apathetic about getting fit.



I'm only doing about 8 a day but still...

If you are commuting from the suburbs to your city centre (especially at peak) the bike's about the fastest way you'll likely be able to do it. Buses slow everything down, cars start queueing, but in most cases you can skip right past it all on a bike (taking some care etc ofc).

I bought a bike on a cycle to work scheme about 18 months ago. Compared to the bus (4 miles is walkable but... kinda not practical every morning) it's 17 minutes door to door or about 30 on the bus. Car would be about 20ish probably. In all cases though, my commute is completely free, I made my money back on the bike inside 8 months (inc service/parts) so I'm approaching a full years (£600ish) profit/saving. Even with maintenance, I've gone through 1 chain (£15), 1 cassette (£15) a replacement crankset (£25) and replacement cables (£10). All those parts you could of course keep throwing money at, but for a cheap commuter bike there's not really a need.



Edited by: "mercutio98uk" 19th May 2015

POWYSWALES

Yes that is correct, 27 miles per day 5 days a week plus the odd … Yes that is correct, 27 miles per day 5 days a week plus the odd leisure/shopping trip at weekends, I have the best looking legs in wales, 99.9% muscle.



Not a lot of bone then.

jonesinamillion

I have a specialized hardrock mtb, front sus, heavy!It's by no means a … I have a specialized hardrock mtb, front sus, heavy!It's by no means a high end bike, I was flying past Lycra clad people riding £2k road bikes during a charity road ride last August in & around Buxton.Unfortunately this was during the first 2 miles of a 50 mile route; needless to say pretty much everyone else passed me in the early stages of the other 48 miles!




Thanks for that, made me laugh out loud

willhay555

:DThanks for that, made me laugh out loud



As did many others!

It takes a real man / idiot (delete as applicable) to ride 50 miles around Buxton on an mtb in a little over 7 hours!

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david_lfc

out of stock for me anyone with decent recommendations. short bike rides … out of stock for me anyone with decent recommendations. short bike rides and commute to train station in the 200 - 500 range .... thinking of doing the bike to work scheme ..... looking at bike sites seems too much choice and I'll never make my mind up



Get a folding bike. You can take the bike with you on the train, and continue your commute at the other end.
A good 20" folder rides like a proper bike, but also has much better acceleration (smaller wheels). It also goes in the boot of your car, and generally just makes cycling more fun & accessible.
I have a Tern C7. If you are a bigger rider, then Tern's are a great option. If you are under 6" and/or less than 80 kg's, then the Dahon's are good and cheap (try and go for a hub gear folder as they eliminate grime and servicing - and often give a bigger gear range).

Closest stock to Bristol is in Barry, couldn't pay me enough to go there!
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