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Carrera Vengeance Mens & Womens Mountain Bikes (WAS £330) - £250 @ Halfords
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Carrera Vengeance Mens & Womens Mountain Bikes (WAS £330) - £250 @ Halfords

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Posted 25th JanEdited by:"Loudmouthsnook"
Mens & Womens Carrera Vengeance Mountain Bikes down to £250
Various colours and sizes available
Good spec for this pricepoint - was £330
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Is 14kg too heavy?
jayelloh3 m ago

Is 14kg too heavy?


It'll make you strong! But seriously, once you're upto speed it'll roll well enough
jayelloh3 m ago

Is 14kg too heavy?



Got mine early January, It is an aluminium frame with 27.5" wheels. My first bike in 25 years and I find it lightweight and easy to ride. Very pleased with my purchase
10% off with Membership Plus too!
Mine weighs less than 14kg and moves like a dream!

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Rhythmeister25/01/2019 22:07

10% off with Membership Plus too!


Please elaborate further, what is membership plus? Wants to buy one of these
Been waiting for this to drop, been this price for a month and before that it was... cheaper :/
jamhops25/01/2019 22:46

Been waiting for this to drop, been this price for a month and before that …Been waiting for this to drop, been this price for a month and before that it was... cheaper :/


This was £264 all January, I got one at start of year and from what I researched then £250 is usually the Deal price of Halfords best selling mountain bike!
It’s Free build and lifetime safety checks too and you can also pay monthly on there interest free deal when you spend over £99
Hi.
This or the Hellcat at £20 more?
Thanks for any input.
opaninkofi56 m ago

Please elaborate further, what is membership plus? Wants to buy one of …Please elaborate further, what is membership plus? Wants to buy one of these


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Loudmouthsnook1 h, 8 m ago

This was £264 all January, I got one at start of year and from what I …This was £264 all January, I got one at start of year and from what I researched then £250 is usually the Deal price of Halfords best selling mountain bike!It’s Free build and lifetime safety checks too and you can also pay monthly on there interest free deal when you spend over £99


You could save even more if you got this bike or any other bike up to the value of £1000, through the governments 'cycle to work' scheme. I've got two amazing bikes this way and saved a lot of money in the process
Edited by: "garethcollins925" 26th Jan
I bought a vengeance about 3-4 years back. It was my first hard tail. Third time out with the bike I was hammering it downhill. Hit the brakes, lost control and went over the handlebars on to tarmac. I now have a metal plate in my wrist, a screw in my shoulder blade and a hard tail rusting in my bike shed. Be careful out there kids.
My first bike was a vengeance many years ago it was the black with lime green stickers. It had the best running gear with Alivio gears and rock shock forks. Since then they’ve used cheaper gears and forks.
essexsi25/01/2019 23:12

Hi.This or the Hellcat at £20 more?Thanks for any input.


I'd say the main differences are that the Hellcat has 29in wheels vs 27.5in wheels on the Vengeance and the Hellcat has a Sram drivetrain vs Shimano here, both have mechanical discs. It's more a case of preference rather than which one is better, the larger 29in wheels roll better and carry speed compared to the smaller 27.5in wheels but for some the 29in wheels can feel unwieldy and the 27.5in wheels are preferred for their agility. Personally I prefer bigger wheels and Shimano but for yourself if possible I'd go and try them instore and see which you prefer the feel of.

John
jayelloh3 h, 49 m ago

Is 14kg too heavy?


No, I wouldn't say so. It's a good spec bike and I doubt you'll find anything lighter new at this price. I feel small weight differences are overblown, sure if this was over 20kg that's going to be hard going but around this weight I doubt you'd notice it. I say that as someone who has a super lightweight carbon bike with carbon wheels (bought for comfort, not for weight) and an utter tank of a winter bike which is over 15kg which I've raced and lapped people with bikes half its weight.
Johnmcl710 h, 17 m ago

I'd say the main differences are that the Hellcat has 29in wheels vs …I'd say the main differences are that the Hellcat has 29in wheels vs 27.5in wheels on the Vengeance and the Hellcat has a Sram drivetrain vs Shimano here, both have mechanical discs. It's more a case of preference rather than which one is better, the larger 29in wheels roll better and carry speed compared to the smaller 27.5in wheels but for some the 29in wheels can feel unwieldy and the 27.5in wheels are preferred for their agility. Personally I prefer bigger wheels and Shimano but for yourself if possible I'd go and try them instore and see which you prefer the feel of.John


Thanks for taking the time to reply. Si
I’ve been looking for a bike to ride to the garage when I’m smashed to get more wine. I’ve been walking but it’s getting to cold now.
Purchased for £230 last summer using promo codes at the time. Great bike for the price
Johnmcl726/01/2019 01:42

I'd say the main differences are that the Hellcat has 29in wheels vs …I'd say the main differences are that the Hellcat has 29in wheels vs 27.5in wheels on the Vengeance and the Hellcat has a Sram drivetrain vs Shimano here, both have mechanical discs. It's more a case of preference rather than which one is better, the larger 29in wheels roll better and carry speed compared to the smaller 27.5in wheels but for some the 29in wheels can feel unwieldy and the 27.5in wheels are preferred for their agility. Personally I prefer bigger wheels and Shimano but for yourself if possible I'd go and try them instore and see which you prefer the feel of.John


The biggest difference is the Hellcat having XCM forks which are much stronger combining that with the larger wheels means the Hellcat is a much more durable off road bike however like you I prefer Shimano over SRAM but it wouldn't stop me paying the extra for the Hellcat. There was a mention that it looked like the 2019 Vengeance was going to get XCM forks but it still looks like XCT and that was a mistake by Halfords in the description. Mechanical disc brakes are easy to maintain I don't have a problem with them however the Vulcan and Kraken are only a bit more and worth the upgrade if you are seriously going to use the bike off road going down steep trails. Really like the Vulcan and have seen that go sub £300 on occasion.
bonzobanana26/01/2019 15:04

The biggest difference is the Hellcat having XCM forks which are much …The biggest difference is the Hellcat having XCM forks which are much stronger combining that with the larger wheels means the Hellcat is a much more durable off road bike however like you I prefer Shimano over SRAM but it wouldn't stop me paying the extra for the Hellcat. There was a mention that it looked like the 2019 Vengeance was going to get XCM forks but it still looks like XCT and that was a mistake by Halfords in the description. Mechanical disc brakes are easy to maintain I don't have a problem with them however the Vulcan and Kraken are only a bit more and worth the upgrade if you are seriously going to use the bike off road going down steep trails. Really like the Vulcan and have seen that go sub £300 on occasion.


sure the picture of the blue one has XCM forks? halfords.com/cyc…mes
dan1211 h, 47 m ago

sure the picture of the blue one has XCM forks? …sure the picture of the blue one has XCM forks? https://www.halfords.com/cycling/bikes/mountain-bikes/carrera-vengeance-mens-mountain-bike-blue-xs-s-m-l-xl-frames


Looking at it again at both Halfords and Cycle Republic I can see an image of the 2019 version with XCM30 forks. However another image shows XCT as below. I guess it's the newer 2019 model that has XCM and its an old image of XCT but its a bit confusing. On the Cycle republic site they have the women's version having travel of 75mm not 100mm and its not impossible that XCM forks are reserved for larger frame sizes only as larger frames obviously means heavier riders on average. Personally I'd want to make sure I'm getting XCM rather than XCT. It's the same basic design its just 2mm extra stanchion diameter makes a quite dramatic improvement in strength. For comparison a light duty set of forks for a hybrid bike might have 25mm stanchions, a high end decent set of forks fox or rockshox might be 32 or 34mm so as you can imagine just on strength 30mm is a lot better than 28mm. That said many so called decent brands will charge over £500 for a bike with XCT forks but as a tall overweight male I'd personally not risk XCT myself.

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Any idea when this will be on offer again?
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