CARRERA PARVA MENS/WOMENS HYBRID BIKE AT HALFORDS DISCOUNTED TO, @ £199
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CARRERA PARVA MENS/WOMENS HYBRID BIKE AT HALFORDS DISCOUNTED TO, @ £199

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Found 30th Apr 2015
Good spec for £199, also available in grey colour, free instore bike build if collecting from store. I was that immpressed i purchased both colours, I use the grey for my weekly all weather commute to work and the white version for dry weekend leisure rides. I have owned both bikes for 3 weeks and everything is working as it should.
Frame is 7005 aluminium so very light, ignore the halfords spec that says 19kg as that must be with packaging, I weighed the bike once assembled and it is just under 13kg.

CARRERA PARVA LIMITED EDITION MEN'S HYBRID BIKE

Made 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 manoeuvre
Large 27.5" Kenda tyres easily roll over obstacles
21 speed Shimano gears for those rural hills
Tektro V-brakes are reliable and powerful

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Original Poster

All parva models including womens version here halfords.com/web…=-1
Edited by: "SOUTHWALES" 30th Apr 2015

Not a bad bike for the money, but don't fall for the notion that this was ever a £460 bike.

Don't forget Quidco which is offering an unusually high 5.5% cashback just now.

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stephenashforth

Not a bad bike for the money, but don't fall for the notion that this was … Not a bad bike for the money, but don't fall for the notion that this was ever a £460 bike.Don't forget Quidco which is offering an unusually high 5.5% cashback just now.


I know that is why i did not put in the title that it was less than half price, but for £199 it is a very good price for the spec. Bike was £229 for the last 3 weeks so guess they may have put the price down for the bank holiday weekend.
Edited by: "SOUTHWALES" 30th Apr 2015

does halfords accept the nhs cycle to work scheme?

Very tempted by this. Does anyone with experience know if this would be a good buy for causal bike rides both on and off road?

Overdoze

Very tempted by this. Does anyone with experience know if this would be a … Very tempted by this. Does anyone with experience know if this would be a good buy for causal bike rides both on and off road?



Yeap shouldn't have any problems a decent basic hybrid bike and added benefit of 27.5" wheels, disadvantages no disc brakes and suspension for off road but I use to take my Raleigh 10 speed road bike everywhere when I was a kid

Delivery not possible for frame size needed. And I don't live anywhere near a halfords. Useless.

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foxabcd1234

suggestions please... buying a women bike for leisure use (local parks, … suggestions please... buying a women bike for leisure use (local parks, canal paths, <5 mile ride/day)Considering (unisex) decathlon rockrider 500£240 http://www.decathlon.co.uk/rockrider-500-mountain-bike-blue-id_8323059.htmlAssume, btwin is better than halfords women's parva£200 http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/carrera-parva-mens-womens-hybrid-bike-halfords-discounted-199-2197101Any other? for approx/under £300




The main reason i got the parva from halfords is for the 12 months warranty, why halfords do get knocked some times there customer service is still good, If your bike develops a fault they will remedy it usualy there and then, my old shockwave broke its rear freewheel twice as i was towing a child trailer up hills etc, they replaced the rear freewheels there and then with shimano replacements, also the trailer got a glass puncture and i went in just to get a new tyre at my expense, but they instead replaced the tyre and innert ube for free. If you get your bike online warranty claims are not as easy. at least with halfords you can go to any store.

Hi all,

Just went and brought my Careera Parva in Grey for £180 with Halfords vouchers etc..

Also bought their "Silver" 12 months service package for £20, includes a 6 week check and 2 x 6 month services, I was told from a charming sales assistant this was "normally" £50, although I'm not sure if I'm being conned, need some reassurance if this was worth it?

I haven't used Halfords for a bike purchase before so I need some reassurance from more experienced members :-)

Thanks all

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MICKYBLUE

Hi all,Just went and brought my Careera Parva in Grey for £180 with … Hi all,Just went and brought my Careera Parva in Grey for £180 with Halfords vouchers etc..Also bought their "Silver" 12 months service package for £20, includes a 6 week check and 2 x 6 month services, I was told from a charming sales assistant this was "normally" £50, although I'm not sure if I'm being conned, need some reassurance if this was worth it? I haven't used Halfords for a bike purchase before so I need some reassurance from more experienced members :-)Thanks all



The 6 week service is free anyway, as for the other services they are ok if you know very little about bike maintanence, at least you can get them to make any adjustments that may be needed as part of the services.

Thanks, my bike knowledge is limited which is why I thought it's not a bad buy for £20.

The sales assistant did say I could bring it for a service more than twice if I wanted, just to get it checked over etc...

Oh well too I'll make sure I get more than 2 services like he said I could..

Can anyone recommend a decent, but not too expensive seat and lock please??

Thanks :-)

Original Poster

MICKYBLUE

Thanks, my bike knowledge is limited which is why I thought it's not a … Thanks, my bike knowledge is limited which is why I thought it's not a bad buy for £20.The sales assistant did say I could bring it for a service more than twice if I wanted, just to get it checked over etc...Oh well too I'll make sure I get more than 2 services like he said I could..Can anyone recommend a decent, but not too expensive seat and lock please??Thanks :-)



This may help, http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/classic-comfort-sprung-bike-seat-very-comfy-saddle-a-budget-cheapest-price-date-2209734

As for other accessories try aldi/lidl when they have there bike deals usually once every 6 weeks, great for lights, locks, pumps and cycle computers etc. If you have a local aldi it might be worth checking asap as mine still has bike accessories from there bike offers a few weeks ago. leaflet007.co.uk/ald…tml

Edited by: "SOUTHWALES" 4th Jun 2015

Thanks I'll pop down to my local Aldi, see if they have anything left, if not I'll just be patient and wait till they have another cycle deal, hopefully not too long into the future...

How are you finding the Parva since you've had it 4/5 weeks ago? :-)
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