Carrera Parva Limited Edition Womens Hybrid Bike 2015 -  Silver £179.00 at halfords
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Carrera Parva Limited Edition Womens Hybrid Bike 2015 - Silver £179.00 at halfords

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Found 19th May 2015
Carrera Parva Limited Edition Womens Hybrid Bike 2015 - Silver £179.00 at Halfords
Alloy frame
27.5" wheels
21 speed Shimano gears.
Tektro V-brakes.

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This any good?

Smuggling Pnuts

This any good?


Yes, depending on what you want from a bike. If you want a bike that you can lift with one finger and can climb a rough terrain mountain then, no. If you want a solid, simple bike to do road and light trails on then yes. It is not a commuter bike per se but would be ideal for a shortish ride down a road/tow path or disused railway to work. It will do very well on roads if you keep the tyres fully pumped up. These hybrid bikes are very unforgiving for anything more than that though. Rougher ground and you will your arms ache after a few miles.

This is a good bike to see if cycling is for you. It will do for a simple commute as well as a leisure ride both on road and on trails. Once you get fitter you might move on from this but for most occasional or short distance users then this would be great.

Hope this helps..

As above, you won't win the TDF on it but it'll be 10 times as good as the £79 crap from Tesco/asda/etc.

esq3585

http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/michelin-world-tour-bike-tyre/rp-prod20463

says they will not fit on a mtb rim despite the 26" description, first tires you linked are good though might get some, cheers.

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Wodja

says they will not fit on a mtb rim despite the 26" description, first … says they will not fit on a mtb rim despite the 26" description, first tires you linked are good though might get some, cheers.

If you are looking for tyres for an MTB 26" rim for the road I have these, halfords have them for £8.99 the now great deal halfords.com/cyc…1-5

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Remember the ladies bike in the original post is a 27.5 rim though.

esq3585

Remember the ladies bike in the original post is a 27.5 rim though.



Sadly it's almost too easy to make up an innuendo from that sentence, that I didn't even try.

Shows as £199 for me with £20 off £200 so presumably you need to add something for £1 to get the £20 discount making it £180 or have I missed something?

johnnystorm

As above, you won't win the TDF on it but it'll be 10 times as good as … As above, you won't win the TDF on it but it'll be 10 times as good as the £79 crap from Tesco/asda/etc.


I got this hotukdeals.com/dea…450 from Tesco 3 months ago and flew past a few Carerra road bikes on our local charity bike ride at the weekend!

gazdoubleu

I got this … I got this http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/vertigo-carnaby-700c-unisex-road-bike-65-tesco-direct-2149450 from Tesco 3 months ago and flew past a few Carerra road bikes on our local charity bike ride at the weekend!



What when the brakes failed
Edited by: "LocoMoFo9999" 8th Jun 2015

any expects or anyone who knows anything about racing bikes? I want to buy one but I see they are very expensive and don't want to spend all that money and find out its the wrong type so any help or direction on what to look out for and what is a must ? cheers guys

I wonder when halfords have those weekends when prices are reduced?

Looking to buy the go pro hero

19kg seems a little heavy for an alloy frame...
Halfards have a steel frame ladies bike listed at 14kg's, so something isn't quite right.

My Daughter has this and she loves it. We have a few Carerra bikes and they have lasted an age! they are so much better than the carp you see on special outside sports direct ect. Yes you can find cheaper bikes but they won't be as good value.

LocoMoFo9999

What when the brakes failed


Lol no uphill into a headwind!

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vjeffreys

My Daughter has this and she loves it. We have a few Carerra bikes and … My Daughter has this and she loves it. We have a few Carerra bikes and they have lasted an age! they are so much better than the carp you see on special outside sports direct ect. Yes you can find cheaper bikes but they won't be as good value.



I imagine the carp aren't happy about it either..

you will also get the cardio advantage of using a bike so you can't really lose out cycling is a fantastic way to keep fit

STi_prodrive

any expects or anyone who knows anything about racing bikes? I want to … any expects or anyone who knows anything about racing bikes? I want to buy one but I see they are very expensive and don't want to spend all that money and find out its the wrong type so any help or direction on what to look out for and what is a must ? cheers guys



How much can you afford? You could buy something like the B'Twin Triban 500SE for £330 from Decathlon which is pretty good for the price and a decent starter bike, but you generally get what you pay for and most of the Btwins or Carrera race bikes are decent enough for a beginner.


well I don't mind spending a little extra but I'm very picky meaning I've seen some great alloys sets but don't know if they would fit or would I need to change something or buy a special type of rims? I don't actually know whats a good brand to go for?!
By the way it has to be light weight !
Edited by: "STi_prodrive" 9th Jun 2015

No suspension , our road is cobbled ...... You would hear our lass "coming" from a mile away !

did 120k on sunday on this bike - ride was perfect until my derrailuer fell off! Mixed feelings therefore, returning tomorrow and hopefully will get full refund... for commuting I would say its perfect

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rufu5uk

did 120k on sunday on this bike - ride was perfect until my derrailuer … did 120k on sunday on this bike - ride was perfect until my derrailuer fell off! Mixed feelings therefore, returning tomorrow and hopefully will get full refund... for commuting I would say its perfect

The bolt for the derailleur probably needs a bit of threadlock, nothing major.
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