Carrera Vengeance @ Halfords for £179.10 !
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Carrera Vengeance @ Halfords for £179.10 !

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Found 19th Jul 2014Made hot 19th Jul 2014
For those who want an MTB bike and are on budget, this is superb deal.
I bought this bike 3 weeks ago for £225 and thought it was a bargain. It is a great bike.

Today only this bike is for £199.
Use code B15MTB01 for 10% off and get it for £179.10 - absolute bargain!

Topcashback is offering 3.03% but may not be valid with a code.

If you will spend more than £200 it is worth to buy Halfords vouchers in Morrisons and get 20p of fuel ;-)

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For even more discount, see my post (#32)
hotukdeals.com/tag/dea…e=2
- cutthroat_jake

232 Comments

Right, I think I'll head a few questions off at the pass now.......

RRP "Was" £449.99.

Comes in three frame sizes - Medium (18"), Large (20") and Extra Large (22").

The Carrera Vengeance 20" Mountain Bike is a dynamo of a bike, capable of a great many things thanks to its SRAM 24-speed gears, 100mm travel Suntour XCM-V3 suspension fork and its front and rear Tektro disc brakes that will bring you to a screeching halt in whatever weather you find yourself in.

SRAM 24-speed gearing with SRAM X4 rear mech
Front and rear Tektro IO mechanical disc brakes
Lightweight 6061 alloy frame
Suntour XCM-V3 forks with 100mm travel
Alloy double wall rims with 26" x 2.10" Kenda tyres

Approximate Weight (KG): 14.6kg
Exact Frame Size: 18", 20" or 22"
Forks: Suntour XCM-V3
Frame Material: Alloy
Front Brake: Tektro IO Mechanical disc brake
Number of Gears: 24
Rear Brake: Tektro IO Mechanical disc brake
Wheel Size: 26"

Detailed Specs

Cassette: 11-32T
Chainset: SRAM S200 3.0 chainset
Fork Lock-out: No
Fork travel: 100mm
Frame Colour: Satin Gunmetal
Front Mech: Shimano FD-M190
Gear Shifters: SRAM X4 trigger shifters
Gender: Mens
Handle Bars: Alloy oversize riser bars (30mm rise) (31.8mm diameter)
Headset: Semi integrated
Hubs: Alloy with Q/R
Pedals: Wellgo alloy platform with toe clips
Quick Release Front Wheel: Yes
Quick Release Rear Wheel: Yes
Rear Mech: SRAM X4 rear mech
Rims: Double wall alloy rims
Saddle: Carrera
Seatpost: 350mm Alloy 31.6
Stem: Ahead aluminium stem
Suspension: Front
Type: Mountain Bikes
Tyres: Kenda Tyres

http://www.halfords.com/wcsstore/HalfordsConsumerDirect/images/catalog/mountain_bike_size_guide.jpg

Good reviews here.

Great value. You can get this delivered to your home in the box for you to set up if you like, or pop in store & they'll build it for you...

Only available in Medium & Large though.

Get in quick!

14.6KG!!!!!?

10% off for British Cycling members
http://www.britishcycling.org.uk/membership/article/halfords-discounts
Don't know if they code stack?
Also, See this thread for more discount at Halfords.......
hotukdeals.com/dea…e=9

robo989

14.6KG!!!!!?



To be fair what do you expect for a whole bike that costs less than a dropper seatpost? I'm a self confessed bike snob, but this is much better than the tat that gets posted from sportsdirect/tesco etc Heat from me.

I'd be tempted if it wasn't for the useless suspension.

Banned

I'd be tempted if it had an engine. ...

Very tempted. Heat added

robo989

14.6KG!!!!!?



You'll get fitter quicker dragging all that weight

Is there anything else around this sort of price that's better

Bought a Vulcan in 2010 for £225. It weighs the same . I dont find it a problem. It still going strong and is the best cheap bike I ever bought. Mine is a 20" I am 5.11" but to be honest the 18" might have been a better fit.
Highly recommended .

Hmmmmm, mechanical discs are not good either. Suppose it is budget though.

Great for the money, yes it is heavy but otherwise well specced.

Lucky to find any stock in any size around Glasgow and delivery is not available. The highly rated entry level Carrera Vulcan is 14.7kg and shares many components - it's still 330+. A good Base for those wishing to try MTBing without the high costs. HOT

The 60p off Morrisons fuel reference is per litre. Always do this if buying something big in Currys. Didn't realise they did halfords vouchers.

Can anyone confirm 10% off for British Cycling members? I don't want to pay for it to find it doesn't stack. Any help is greatly appreciated.

nigelhulse

Hmmmmm, mechanical discs are not good either. Suppose it is budget though.



For under £200 you're always going to be picking between the usual rim V-Brakes or mechanical discs. I'm actually surprised they managed to find the budget to add discs at all at that kind of price.

Yes it's a cheap bike but for the money you cant really ask for much more spec wise
Edited by: "deathhaggis" 19th Jul 2014

I got the Vulcan second hand and love it.

This is a great price and anyone wanting an entry level bike for whatever reason, be it commuting, leisure or even off road then they would be silly not to consider this at this price point.

Just ignore the weight, seriously it does not make much difference.
Edited by: "NEtech" 19th Jul 2014

I got one of these last week for £225, first MTB I've had since I was a kid and I can't fault it. Gets me back on my bike and if I continue to enjoy cycling then I'll upgrade. Really can't fault it for the price!

Very good bike I have an 2010 Carrera Fury self built and it has been perfect, not heavy, no issues (other than forgetting to fully tightening one crank arm - that was fun!).

Carrera's always seem to be probably the best bang for the buck with named parts and a decent if slightly heavy frame, you can't really go wrong with this especially for £179! that's Apollo or Raleigh territory for heavens sake..

Heat added.

I have this bike and it's awesome for the money. can't believe people complaining about the weight, seriously not very heavy at all, you have to be a real wimp to call it heavy or spend a lot lot more to save a couple of kgs.
brakes are spot on too although mine do squeal a bit.

overall an absolute bargain at this price.

voted hot, everything else in this price range has v brakes and no front shocks. bargain

Excellent, reserved one yesterday to be picked up today at £225. Just reserved another at £179 and cancelled the first. Saved me over £50 for 3 minutes on the laptop. Thank you.

eiamhere69

Can anyone confirm 10% off for British Cycling members? I don't want to … Can anyone confirm 10% off for British Cycling members? I don't want to pay for it to find it doesn't stack. Any help is greatly appreciated.


The thread I linked to above shows how the double discount works (maybe treble in this case?). The British Cycling Membership gives you 10% off in store by showing your membership card. The thread also shows how you can buy Halfords gift vouchers for 10% less than face value. People in the thread claim that the managers have been happ to allow the online (discounted) price, then apply a further 10% with the British Cycling membership card, then pay the balance with the (discounted) gift vouchers.
If all that works, you're in for a hefty discount overall.

Bumnut53

voted hot, everything else in this price range has v brakes and no front … voted hot, everything else in this price range has v brakes and no front shocks. bargain



Great price but...the front shocks and mech discs are total cack. Should not be considered an upgrade on a bike with a rigid fork and decent V brakes.

Worth taking a look at how much are the Carrera Subways going for at the moment using the 10% off code.

Halfords usually give the British cycling discount on top of other deals.
Best to ask the manager before you reserve one.

cutthroat_jake

The thread I linked to above shows how the double discount works (maybe … The thread I linked to above shows how the double discount works (maybe treble in this case?). The British Cycling Membership gives you 10% off in store by showing your membership card. The thread also shows how you can buy Halfords gift vouchers for 10% less than face value. People in the thread claim that the managers have been happ to allow the online (discounted) price, then apply a further 10% with the British Cycling membership card, then pay the balance with the (discounted) gift vouchers.If all that works, you're in for a hefty discount overall.



I'm not sure how long Gift vouchers take for delivery, also it's at managers discretion wether he allows them in conjunction with the British Cycling discount (I'm not sure if you can use the 10% discount online with this, then use british cycling for another 10%).
Edited by: "eiamhere69" 19th Jul 2014

col996s

The 60p off Morrisons fuel reference is per litre. Always do this if … The 60p off Morrisons fuel reference is per litre. Always do this if buying something big in Currys. Didn't realise they did halfords vouchers.



I can only see a 20p per litre saving on a £200 purchase of Halfords vouchers at Morrisons...how d'you get 60p?

I'd rather Decathlon for good value bikes. A lot of mistakes made by Halfords when assembling - I've seen assembled demo bikes with forks so obviously on backwards, wouldn't want them to build one for me...

Thanks a lot.
I ordered the medium size with the mudguard pack for £188.09.
Hope its not raining tomorrow when i pick it up, its being assemble for 4pm tomorrow.

As per OP, apply the code B15MTB01 to reduce the bike from £199 to £179.10 then go here and buy the right amount of Halfords gift vouchers (£180 worth), then at checkout enter the code ELGHAL13 for 10% off the vouchers. Amount to pay £162.
Reserve it online, receive your vouchers via Special Delivery the next working day and pay for your bike in-store with the discounted vouchers.
It's up to you whether you "try your hand" with the 10% on top for British Cycling members (which costs £24). If they honour the extra 10% off then the potential price is £145.80. This amounts to a 67.6% saving on the £449.99 RRP!
Thank me later.

http://i125.photobucket.com/albums/p44/cutthroat_jake/Halfords_zps9bc4884b.jpg
Edited by: "cutthroat_jake" 19th Jul 2014

14.6kg of BSO

nigelhulse

Hmmmmm, mechanical discs are not good either. Suppose it is budget though.



I have Tektro iO discs on a Subway Halfords bike. They are really good to be honest. Very near to the Avid BB7's I used to use...(more modulation on the Avid's --- but absolute stopping power was near enough the same).
I have also owned a bike with Shimano XT hydraulics. Those things were fit and forget - and as such, were fantastic. But they cost a shed load....
Mechanical disc brakes are all good IMO

Very poor forks

ScoobyStoo

Great price but...the front shocks and mech discs are total cack. Should … Great price but...the front shocks and mech discs are total cack. Should not be considered an upgrade on a bike with a rigid fork and decent V brakes.Worth taking a look at how much are the Carrera Subways going for at the moment using the 10% off code.



Tektro iO's are fine. In fact, I would go as far as to say they are surprisingly good!!

Keep an eye on local classifieds and grab one second hand, spend that sort of money on one that's been looked after and you'll get a much better bike for your money

Original Poster

Krinkle

I can only see a 20p per litre saving on a £200 purchase of Halfords … I can only see a 20p per litre saving on a £200 purchase of Halfords vouchers at Morrisons...how d'you get 60p?


Sorry, it's 20p. You're right. I've updated it in the post.

mechanical disc brakes in this country for off road use are not great and will require more maintenance, this is due to grit, If you are purchasing this bike for off road use then you will soon want to change the forks firstly, then the brakes, the the wheels, the the chainset, all in all if you are looking for a bike for off road use then it would be worth spending more, if you are using this as a commuter then I would look for something with rigid forks or at least a fork with lock out.

The forks are 2.7kg by the way.....which means there is an easy weight saving to be made for those that choose to upgrade the forks...
The forks are selling for £56 on Ebay --- so expect to put £40 towards a new air fork (Rock Shox Reba or something)....

Once that fork is replaced, this will be a superb budget mountain bike. I would happily take it across trails...it's not a BSO as some people keep suggesting. It is just a bargain!
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