carrera Parva mens/woman's hybrid bikes - halfords - £184 (possibly £165.60 with APOCAR10) was (apparently) £330.
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carrera Parva mens/woman's hybrid bikes - halfords - £184 (possibly £165.60 with APOCAR10) was (apparently) £330.

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Found 6th Jun 2017
Edit: I contacted halfords about the APOCAR10 code not working on the men's version and they gave me a 10% partial refund.

For those who want the men's bike with the 10% off, contact halfords via the online chat before buying.

Code: APOCAR10 - ENDS FRIDAY!

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Carrera Parva Mens Hybrid Bike

The Carrera Parva Mens Hybrid Bike is the perfect bike if you're going to be out and about on both roads and light trails. The 27.5" wheels ensure that this urban Hybrid bike is as much at home on a trail as it is within an inner city. 21 speed Shimano gearing will get you racing up those hills and the Tektro V-brakes can always be relied upon for superb braking. Whether you want to get out in nature or just get from A to B, the Parva is the ideal choice to do it on.
Frame: Lightweight alloy frameForks: Hi-Tensile straight blade fork for direct and accurate steeringGears: 21 speed Shimano gears for easy climbsBrakes: Powerful and reliable Tektro V-brakes

Carrera Parva Mens Hybrid Bike Extra Info

FREE Local Store buildFREE 6-week first servicePre-Delivery inspection + 22 point safety checkOR get it delivered boxed for self-assembly

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Woman's Version;
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I'm 5'6" tall - what size bike should I buy?
This bike only comes in 18" and 20" sizes.
ghunj

I'm 5'6" tall - what size bike should I buy? This bike only comes in 18" … I'm 5'6" tall - what size bike should I buy? This bike only comes in 18" and 20" sizes.


18"
bananaman34

18"



​Thank you.
anyone that can get cycle to work scheme can save even more on this deal
Use code APOCAR10 for an extra 10% off at Halfords.

Or Cycle Republic have the same bike and you can get an extra £10 off for being a new customer. It also added extra discount without any codes for some reason.

http://i1067.photobucket.com/albums/u439/j3t247/9bjD3To_zpstpcsqton.png
Edited by: "ilc14" 7th Jun 2017
although it was never £330 fitted with v brakes.
ilc14

Use code APOCAR10 for an extra 10 off.Or Cycle Republic if your a new … Use code APOCAR10 for an extra 10 off.Or Cycle Republic if your a new customer, get an extra £10 off.


Code doesnt work
bananaman34

18"


But try it first - may still be too big if you don't have long legs!
Edited by: "Besford" 7th Jun 2017
These type of bikes are regularly this price, £300 is over inflated.

I got one with discs for this price from Halfords last year.

Only rode it for 6 miles - LOL
ilc14

Use code APOCAR10 for an extra 10 off.Or Cycle Republic if your a new … Use code APOCAR10 for an extra 10 off.Or Cycle Republic if your a new customer, get an extra £10 off.



​that code dnt woek
V brakes on anything but a flat trail isn't something I'd recommend.
I recently got this bike for 207 when it was reduced and I'm happy with it. Nice simple bike for my commute. The seat it comes with isn't the most comfortable for sure so maybe consider a gel seat or something. All in all I was happy with it and would recommend at this price.
The big compromise on this bike is the basic tourney gearing with freewheel based rear wheel. This is entry level quality and likely to need more maintenance and not be particularly solid in operation. Personally I think the bike would have been better if they dropped the front derailleur, triple chainset and front gear selector and used those cost savings to change the rear wheel to a cassette based wheel with a 8 speed cassette and altus derailleur. Yes the gear ratio's wouldn't be as wide but the bike would then be capable of more abuse with a more robust and dependable gear system and improve its ability to cope with all weathers. However in all other areas the bike looks strong with well chosen components.
mcrobbj

V brakes on anything but a flat trail isn't something I'd recommend.


I disagree, if the V brakes are good they are more than adequate for doing a lot more than flat trails. Having tried disc brakes, I found to my surprise that I preferred my Shimano Deore V brakes.
Edited by: "xigent" 7th Jun 2017
i brought this bike over a month ago for £220 from halfords. I brought it to commute to work and back. Im quite impressed with the bike. Its not quite the full suspension giant i have but for the price, its brilliant. the ride is smooth. The breaks are great, even if they are v breaks. Seat is comfortable and gears are brilliant. the only thing i have changed on the bike since i brought it are the handlebars and grips
Did anyone manage to get code to work? Thanks
I'm 6'3" would the 20" wheels be okay
I had one similar was an ok bike but a bit of a rust machine and didnt last too long.
Besford

But try it first - may still be too big if you don't have long legs!



Good point, Halfords bike height and inside leg chart is really useful; I need 16'' to 17'' bike:

halfords.com/web…e=Y

Codes does work.

Found the code here - hotukdeals.com/vou…com

http://i1067.photobucket.com/albums/u439/j3t247/bike_zps1jou5vie.jpg
Edited by: "ilc14" 7th Jun 2017
The code works for the ladies version (as shown in the screengrab in ilc14's post) but doesnt work on the mens frame for some reason
ilc141 h, 31 m ago

Codes does work. Found the code here - …Codes does work. Found the code here - http://www.hotukdeals.com/vouchers/halfords.com[Image]


Many thanks ilc14 - unfortunately can only get it to work on women's bike, not mens. Appreciate your message though

the code works on valour. what would be a better buy between the two (considering valour costs £194 with code)
If u speak to online chat they will put 10% code through for you. Apparently a problem with the website
InTheKnow444

These type of bikes are regularly this price, £300 is over inflated.I got … These type of bikes are regularly this price, £300 is over inflated.I got one with discs for this price from Halfords last year.Only rode it for 6 miles - LOL



​did it break ? or get fit at that price didn't work ?
mcrobbj

V brakes on anything but a flat trail isn't something I'd recommend.



V brakes are fine if properly adjusted and have plenty of stopping power. Please do not let this put you off!
dkny4wales

If u speak to online chat they will put 10% code through for you. … If u speak to online chat they will put 10% code through for you. Apparently a problem with the website



​thanks, I asked in the online chat and was told the discount would be applied. However, the email I received doesn't show the discount applied. is it the same for you?
xigent8 h, 36 m ago

I disagree, if the V brakes are good they are more than adequate for doing …I disagree, if the V brakes are good they are more than adequate for doing a lot more than flat trails. Having tried disc brakes, I found to my surprise that I preferred my Shimano Deore V brakes.


Doing the tweed valley enduro this weekend will keep an eye out for v brakes.
Edited by: "mcrobbj" 7th Jun 2017
mcrobbj

V brakes on anything but a flat trail isn't something I'd recommend.



The main advantage of discs is that they still work when the rims are covered in mud. Disadvantages are extra weight and need for stronger forks (because the braking force is at the end, not the top). Probably all academic when discs are 'in' so suddenly no one wants old fashioned Vee Brakes!

Ignore Halfords' laughable RRPs but at these prices these OK bikes are good value. Don't even think about Halfords' lower ranges though, eg Apollo!

13kg isn't too bad for a cheap bike but those 1.95 wide tyres will add some drag on-road: budget for some narrower ones if you're really going to use the bike largely on-road.
Quite tempted with the bike but also noticed this
halfords.com/cyc…ike

The code works for this bike so it's £195 or £10 more

To me, it looks the better deal but I don't know much about bikes.... the main diff I can see is a front suspension, Aluminium vs Alloy and 1kg heavier, have I missed anything?
what do people think?
I'll be using it for recreation cycling around tow paths, parks and docks and may be the occasional commute of about 15mins

MrSaxobeat123

Quite tempted with the bike but also noticed … Quite tempted with the bike but also noticed thishttp://www.halfords.com/cycling/bikes/hybrid-bikes/carrera-crossfire-1-mens-hybrid-bikeThe code works for this bike so it's £195 or £10 moreTo me, it looks the better deal but I don't know much about bikes.... the main diff I can see is a front suspension, Aluminium vs Alloy and 1kg heavier, have I missed anything?what do people think?I'll be using it for recreation cycling around tow paths, parks and docks and may be the occasional commute of about 15mins


Suspension forks will be hindrance for that type of cycling. Aluminium/alloy tend to be interchangeable terms in the bike world. If you find you are mostly on hard surfaces you may want to consider some narrower tyres for easier pedaling. From what you've said I'd say go for the Parva, especially if you can get it for £165.
mcrobbj

Doing the tweed valley enduro this weekend will keep an eye out for v … Doing the tweed valley enduro this weekend will keep an eye out for v brakes.



Keep an eye out for carrera's at enduro meets too! it's not aimed at that kind of rider, it's aimed at someone who'll ride canal tow paths and some bridal paths. And for that it's perfectly fine!

mu1

​thanks, I asked in the online chat and was told the discount would be a … ​thanks, I asked in the online chat and was told the discount would be applied. However, the email I received doesn't show the discount applied. is it the same for you?



​Hi... I put order through online and they phoned the store to let them know to give me 10% discount
Besford

Suspension forks will be hindrance for that type of cycling. … Suspension forks will be hindrance for that type of cycling. Aluminium/alloy tend to be interchangeable terms in the bike world. If you find you are mostly on hard surfaces you may want to consider some narrower tyres for easier pedaling. From what you've said I'd say go for the Parva, especially if you can get it for £165.




Thanks for the info, just went to the shop and placed the order... Some more info for others thinking about buying:
*The offer ends today
*Even though specs look the same the guy in the shop told me that don't use as good components for the Crossfire1 hence why the price is similar to the Parva, The suspension for it cheaper than other models(crossfile3 costing 400!) and that it can break more easily. Were as the para is built stronger so less likely to go wrong
*I got the Parva for 165.6 as they were able apply the code instore.

Code now works online for parva.
Edited by: "SOUTHWALES" 9th Jun 2017
Code now expired.
POWYSWALES1 h, 24 m ago

Code now expired.


Got your hoptown sorted yet? Also how many bikes do you own. I'm wondering if I can compete with you on number?
bonzobanana

Got your hoptown sorted yet? Also how many bikes do you own. I'm … Got your hoptown sorted yet? Also how many bikes do you own. I'm wondering if I can compete with you on number? lol


6 bikes lol, Did I tell you I got a shimano bottom bracket for £2 from halfords. Not sorted out the clicking freewheel just yet, may way till it needs changing anyway, kind of got used to the noise now. I had reserved A parva at £165 in green, thought it was cheaper than buying parts later on, a back 27.5 wheel alone is over £50. But thought better of it and will now just work with what I have. Plan now is not to buy any more bikes or parts and to run each bike and as they start to fail eventually strip them to keep the next one going and so on, I'm sure between 6 bikes I have enough to last me the next 30 years all being well.
POWYSWALES13 h, 51 m ago

6 bikes lol, Did I tell you I got a shimano bottom bracket for £2 from …6 bikes lol, Did I tell you I got a shimano bottom bracket for £2 from halfords. Not sorted out the clicking freewheel just yet, may way till it needs changing anyway, kind of got used to the noise now. I had reserved A parva at £165 in green, thought it was cheaper than buying parts later on, a back 27.5 wheel alone is over £50. But thought better of it and will now just work with what I have. Plan now is not to buy any more bikes or parts and to run each bike and as they start to fail eventually strip them to keep the next one going and so on, I'm sure between 6 bikes I have enough to last me the next 30 years all being well.


I'm not convinced you won't be tempted by another bargain bike within the next 30 years!
Anybody know if there are any new Halfords codes for bikes? It's unusual for there to be none active.
Thanks
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