Carrera Vengeance Mens Mountain Bike Black £256.00 @ Halfords
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Carrera Vengeance Mens Mountain Bike Black £256.00 @ Halfords

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Found 20th Jul 2017
Halford currently have 20% off a range of bikes including the Carrera Vengeance which they normally sell for £320.00.

Please note this line has limited stock in a small selection of our stores. Collection only.

Reserve and collect available. Free bike build option at checkout.
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jamgin21st Jul

I have not found it cheaper anywhere else.


Hardly surprising as only Halfords sell the Carrera bikes. I suppose you could also say that you haven't found it dearer.
Edited by: "sashforth" 22nd Jul 2017
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I have not found it cheaper anywhere else.
jamgin21st Jul

I have not found it cheaper anywhere else.


Hardly surprising as only Halfords sell the Carrera bikes. I suppose you could also say that you haven't found it dearer.
Edited by: "sashforth" 22nd Jul 2017
i got the white one a few years ago, its a good bike, change the tyres to road tyres and its a sweet ride
jamgin9 h, 36 m ago

I have not found it cheaper anywhere else.


Carrera is an exclusive Halfords group only brand. So they are basically available at Halfords, Cycle Republic and Halfords ebay shop. Looked at one of these today in Halfords and looked great quality.
Bikes from Halfords are often good value for money, and this one is.

The shop is very expensive for parts and accessories.

Why the silly name? What vengeance will a person wreak while riding it?
Got this bike a year ago for about the same price. Great bike and simple to build if you have some experience (my only experience is repairing punctures)
hotukbeard

Spend £7 less and go for a Rockrider from … Spend £7 less and go for a Rockrider from Decathlonhttps://www.decathlon.co.uk/rockrider-520-mountain-bike-275-black-id_8350582.html



Why? It weighs a bit more and has an 80mm own-brand fork.
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The shop is very expensive for parts and accessories.



I've found Halfords can be good value for parts, as they price match some stuff with Wiggle/ Chain Reaction but you can avoid P&P by picking up items in-store. It's particularly good when they have a 20% off flash sale: I recently got an SRAM cassette and chain that were price matched + discounted a further 20%.
Got this bike last year for £192.
Bought this last year for 200 from halfords. Good bike.
Unless you particularly want this bike I'd wait they have 50% off sale on bikes which they do at regular periods during year, most bank holiday weekends they have 50 % sale so end of August could be a good time to replace bike
Edited by: "peterstyles75" 21st Jul 2017
British cycling 10% and there is a poss for more - someone point to thread....
stephenashforth

Hardly surprising as only Halfords sell the Carrera bikes. I suppose you … Hardly surprising as only Halfords sell the Carrera bikes. I suppose you could also say that that it you haven't found it dearer.



Lol. My comment was in response to the idiots that posted about 10 times saying they'd found the bike cheaper at Amazon. Thankfully they've been deleted now.
Rubbish council bike
I would rather ride an apollo than a Carrera
Kevo2k73 m ago

I would rather ride an apollo than a Carrera


Lol asking for trouble.
hotukbeard3 h, 35 m ago

Spend £7 less and go for a Rockrider from …Spend £7 less and go for a Rockrider from Decathlonhttps://www.decathlon.co.uk/rockrider-520-mountain-bike-275-black-id_8350582.html


Probably ok for smaller riders but there has been recalls on Btwin frames mainly effecting the larger frames. It seems they didn't reinforce the frames for the extra weight of the heavier/taller riders. They also had a recall on 4 years production on some e-bikes. I'd have a lot more faith in the Carrera frames to not fail. You can see the extra reinforcing around the seat tube and elsewhere. This is an extra manufacturing process that costs money. If you are a heavier rider or likely to give the bike more abuse you are probably better off with the Carrera. Also the Carrera wheels are 32 spoke compared to 28 which everything else being equal will make them slightly stronger. The drivetrain I slightly prefer on the Btwin but I think overall the Carrera is the better and safer bike.


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Not bad, both have nasty front mechs and triples up front. Shame they don't move to 9sp rear and 1 chain ring up front (weight and cost savings?), would make more sense. Had a few Carreras over the years, good bikes, just be thorough checking over if collecting as they don't always set them up well and the bottom brackets can be rough and brakes/gears not 100% setup.
The Carerra bikes - Vengeance and Crossfire 2 which is on special offer at the same price - are unbeatable at £256.

Halfords must be making a loss on this or at least very little profit.

Both this and the Crossfire 2 are incredible value for money. Can't see that it's possible to get better for the price.
Randomste1985

Rubbish council bike


odd put down, but it did make me chuckle
DingoDirk2 h, 17 m ago

The Carerra bikes - Vengeance and Crossfire 2 which is on special offer at …The Carerra bikes - Vengeance and Crossfire 2 which is on special offer at the same price - are unbeatable at £256.Halfords must be making a loss on this or at least very little profit.Both this and the Crossfire 2 are incredible value for money. Can't see that it's possible to get better for the price.


Halfords import themselves from the far east and directly sell in their stores so there are huge cost savings same as Decathlon but I suspect the margins are fairly slim when they have an offer on, but they hope to make more money down the line by keeping you as a customer buying cycle parts, accessories and servicing. Of course if your sensible and looking to save money after your free 6 week service you'll do all you servicing yourself and get your bits cheap online.
Should I get this bike or evanscycles.com/pin…572 ? Assuming that money does not matter for them.
zacy50005 h, 46 m ago

Should I get this bike or …Should I get this bike or https://www.evanscycles.com/pinnacle-lithium-2-2017-hybrid-bike-EV275572 ? Assuming that money does not matter for them.


Different types of bike. You need to decide what type of bike you need. This is a mountain bike ideal for properly going off road etc but the Pinnacle is a urban hybrid bike ideal for commuting and road cycling but with the added strength to take on rough roads and gravel etc. The Pinnacle would be competing with the Carrera subway and other halfords hybrid bikes.
I have had a vengeance for a few years now. Great bike IMO. I use it a couple of times per week and no problems at all. Just change tyres ASAP - I have set of Continental Travel Contact tyres on and only 1 puncture in 2 years.
Had one for about 18 months (until it was stolen), really good bike for the price.
Randomste1985

Rubbish council bike


Strange person.
I've had a Carerra Subway 2 for years and still really happy with it. Why buy lighter when its for fitness..

I have another hybrid in Thailand made in Taiwan which was £150 which is similar quality, so there is a big mark up on these bikes.
sashforth21st Jul 2017

Hardly surprising as only Halfords sell the Carrera bikes. I suppose you …Hardly surprising as only Halfords sell the Carrera bikes. I suppose you could also say that you haven't found it dearer.



jamgin21st Jul 2017

I have not found it cheaper anywhere else.



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MadeInBeats57 m ago

https://www.cyclerepublic.com/bikes/mountain-bikes/carrera-vengeance-650b-mens-mountain-bike-2016.html


You do realise that Cycle Republic is part of Halfords?
sashforth24th Jul 2017

You do realise that Cycle Republic is part of Halfords?


Why would I?
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Too much snobbery with mountain bikes
Any suggestions for a mountain bike for my teenage son , I have a budget of £350 via cycle2work scheme .

Thanks.
Would Halfords do this under cycle2work scheme.
My employer has the scheme, how would it work?
Do you have to go to Halfords first and request a quote or do you go thru the process at work?
edinburger1874

Any suggestions for a mountain bike for my teenage son , I have a budget … Any suggestions for a mountain bike for my teenage son , I have a budget of £350 via cycle2work scheme .Thanks.


The Carrera Kracken in Halford is now going for £360. Much better spec than Vengence.
Hydraulic brakes, better forks(120mm travel with lock off), better Gear system amongst other things. Just go in and ask. I was gonna get the Vengence but went in and saw this.
Strange, my 2011 Vengeance has 120mm travel Rockshox Tora TK's, Alivio groupset and Shimano hydraulic brakes. It seems spec'd more like the Kraken mentioned above. It does also have 'Ultimate LTD' on it so not sure if it was a better spec's special edition.
I am looking to buy my first bike for 20 years so that I can go out with my 7 year old son. I don't need anything amazing. The last bike I owned was a GT so naturally I looked there before considering Halfords. The two I have been looking at are: halfords.com/cyc…ike & rutlandcycling.com/bik…732

I'd be grateful if anyone with a trained eye could tell me if one is technically more superior than the other. Thanks in advance.
Edited by: "brodie555" 6th Aug 2017
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