Carrera TDF Road Bike 2011/2012 £296.99 @ Halfords

Carrera TDF Road Bike 2011/2012 £296.99 @ Halfords

Found 18th Mar 2012
Looking for a decent bike, but at a budget. What do we think of this? It's reduced from £499.99 to £329.99 but if you use the code NUSMAR12 or AFFBKE1 you get another 10% off bringing it down to £296.99.

The Carrera TDF Large Road Bike features a strong yet lightweight frame with double wall alloy rims for a bike that is tough, built to last and lightweight for speed. Equipped with a fantastic specification the Carrera TDF features a full Shimano drivetrain with 16-speed ST-2300 shift and brake levers.

Lightweight 6061 alloy frame
Strong yet lightweight alloy rims reinforce wheel strength
Road racing Kenda 700c x 23c tyres are fast rolling and controlled while road riding
Tektro dual pivot brake callipers provide reliable braking performance in all conditions
Shimano 16-speed gearing with RD-2300 rear mech


Brake Type: Calliper Brakes
Exact Frame Size: 58cm
Frame Colour: Black and Yellow
Frame Material: Aluminium
Frame Size (cm): Over 57
Frame-: Lightweight 6061 aluminium frame
Front Brake: Tektro alloy calliper brake
Front Mech: Shimano FD-A050
Gear Shifters: Shimano ST-2300
Gender: Mens
Handle Bars: Drop
Headset: Semi integrated
Number of Gears: 16
Pedals: Road pedals with toe clips
Rear Brake: Tektro alloy calliper brake
Rear Mech: Shimano RD-2300
Saddle: Carrera
Seatpost: Alloy 350mm x 27.2
Suspension: Rigid
Tyre size: 23c
Tyres: Kenda road tyre
Wheel size: 700c
Chainset: Shimano FCA050 52/39 / Prowheel
Forks: Hi-Tensile Straight Blade
Stem: Alloy
Approximate Weight (KG): 11.7
Cassette: 12-26T
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For the money this doesn't look too bad. I nearly bought one as a winter hack when they were this price last year.

It comes out pretty well in the review on Bikeradar

For this sort of cash your other alternatives are Decathlon or looking secondhand.
Good price.

Agree with beardyweirdy, Decathlon bikes are really good value and decent quality. The Triban 3 is similar spec if you don't fancy the Carrera.
It's pretty good for the price, but take no notice of any previous "prices" that Halfords use.

I've got this bike, bought it last summer as someone new to road riding and not wanting to spend a fortune. I've added some clip in pedals and am really pleaesed with it. The only gripe for me is that the gearing is quite high, so (bigger) hills are hard work. I'm looking to change the front set to remedy this.
Does anyone know when the sale on the Carrera bikes finishes as I am looking at one but I am waiting for some Leisure vouchers to come through to put towards it?
Deal finished
Try NUSAPR12 for 10% off. I bought the Decathlon triban 3 instead. Carbon front fork

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