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Carrera Axle Mens Hybrid Bike Red £162/w code (plus possible further discount) @ Halfords
Found 16th AprFound 16th Apr
Carrera Axle Mens Hybrid Bike - Red - 18", 20" Frames can be had for £162 w/code EXTRA10BIKES (thanks greens) The bike has good reviews Price includes bike build and a free se… Read more
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I’m not sure what you mean. You should select the amount of vouchers you need and the 8% discount and £5 off will happen at checkout. After purchase the vouchers will be in your wallet on the my account section of the website that you print out and take with you to Halfords store. You pay for your collection purchase at the Halfords store.


Can't see a lot wrong with it, as has been said freewheel instead of freehub, not the end of the world.


None near me,damn


Do you have to add vouchers to add to price

Carrera Axle Mens Hybrid Bike Bicycle Red Until 6PM today £144 with code at Halfords ebay
Found 23rd MarFound 23rd Mar
Carrera Axle Men's Hybrid Bike - RedThe Carrera Axle Men's Hybrid Bike is the perfect bike if you're going to be out and about on both roads and light trails. Use code PAY20LESS … Read more

Don't they do one for white men?


Yes although the order will come up as boxed...just give your store a call and they would happily build it for you 😁


I have a cup-holder on my handlebars. You need decent steel cup with a good lid - especially if your route includes cobbled lanes!


Good spot, I'll be keeping my eye on that one everyday & buy it if it gets relisted for the same price.


Do you get free bike build with eBay purchases

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Carrera Crossfire-E Mens Electric Bike - 17", 19", 21" Frames £1000 @ Halfords
Found 21st MarFound 21st Mar
I've been looking for an e-bike and this one has been on here before for £960 but I missed out but it's now £250 off at the moment.
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This was a good deal with the extra 10% off the other day, but £1000 is probably a fair price rather than spectacular. At the £1250 RRP, there are better bikes available.


You can’t for this bike, The Carrera has never been derestricted


Where can I find this de restrict code


who said mountain bike? why are you only seeing what you want to see instead of reading whats written like to fabricate reality? I was just saying that a reasonably fit person can reach those kinds of speeds on a flat I did not say maintain that for any length of time no other information was provided you made assumptions most people that are into cycling know that those are the kinds of speeds the average person can achieve on a flat and instead of getting some data you just compare the world to yourself are you the baseline for humanity? on almost any bike with low rolling resistance tyres and a reasonable number of gears (including mountain bikes) most solo male riders can manage 20mph on a flat solo women usually a little bit slower, in a paceline you can add at least 5mph to that (all of this assumes no wind in any direction). If we were talking average speed over an extended distance including terrain then it would depend on many more factors like rider weight and maintainable power output for that rider and the amount of climbing and descending involved in the sample which makes it mostly pointless to speculate as there are too many factors. but on a flat the main factors involved are aerodynamic drag and rolling resistance so its much easier to speculate on for average riders.


Go on the Pedalecs forum and search for carrera crossfire and then see how many users say how many problems they have. Well known for cutting out. Long standing issue never been resolved.

Carrera Axle hybrid bike in red: was £330, down to £180 at Halfords.    NOW £162 with code EXTRA10BIKES!
Found 20th MarFound 20th Mar
I posted this bike last month and it got very hot but I expired it when it appeared to have sold out in all sizes. I've now noticed that the red version (I had posted the grey) is… Read more

Haven't used them yet.


Have you tried the allen keys on your bike? The ones that came with my recent bike purchase were absolute ***. Used the ones from my big toolset and could tighten everything another half turn or more (the seat was another three full rotations). Are the ones in that actually usable to adjust a bike that has been put together properly as that is the one 'key' element (sorry) in one of those sets in my opinion?


Got one - came in a week and it's OK - fantastic at that price. Thanks hhali!


Wow - you couldn't post it for that!


How about this for emergencies?

Carrera Sulcata Mens Mountain Bike - Blue, £297 at Halfords
Found 20th MarFound 20th Mar
Also in silver (white and purple for ladies). The Carrera Sulcata Mens Mountain Bike - Blue is everything you'd want in a 29" Mountain Bike - and more. These big tyres will have… Read more

This is still available & there's an extra 10% off at checkout today making it £267.


Very nice bike but this is better value if the 'APP20' discount code is still working on the app. Which makes it about £245. Without the app discount its debatable which is better. The Muddyfox bike has better components overall I think but Sportsdirect will not be able to provide any support or assemble and test it for you or offer a 6 week service.




Suitable for someone 6'2"?


Yes, slightly perhaps... Kindest regards

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Carrera Zelos Mens Road Bike - £220 (edit now £198) @ Halfords
Found 20th MarFound 20th Mar
Update 1
Further 10% off today applied at checkout, dropping the price to £198
This is an entry level road bike, which will not be to everyone's tastes but you can't expect much more for the price. TCB available @ 5% too.
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Crew Designs gives a good example in Halfords some others: if as stated above you wanted something for commuting and slightly more durable you could go this route: Top of my list at under £300 would have been Merlin's PR7 - but it is no more other than a much more expensive special edition.


Carrera Virtuoso - Better than the Zelos May not have lots of street cred but a great value bike - just read reviews I have had mine just about a year and its been brilliant


Ok so you all have me confused. What road bike would you recommend for around £300?


Yep and I hope those whose budget is in this ballpark and buy it both enjoy and use it - just got to keep quiet for those that bought it last week now.


I ordered the Boardman hybrid pro today via the C2W - £657 down from £1k thats going to cost mt approx £430 I think

Carrera Parva Men's Hybrid Bike - Black £240 from Halfords
Found 18th MarFound 18th Mar
Frame sizes 16-20. Also in blue. Frame: Lightweight aluminium frame with sleek, reflective decals for improved visibility Forks: Aluminium blades for comfort Gears:… Read more

Definitely the Subway this is just a compromised version of the Subway with lower quality freewheel drivetrain. Never worth £300 in my opinion.


I brought a limited edition green version of this bike for £178 from halfords a few months ago


What's better? This or the Carrera Subway?


Not one of their best deals. Previously on sale sub £200 regularly



Carrera GO!!! Final Lap £16.99 @ Argos
Found 4th MarFound 4th Mar
Was £49.99. Seems to have lots of stock up and down the country. Next best price I can find is Amazon £29.99, then everywhere else is over £40. Get your friends and family round,… Read more
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Posted on the 4th March.... ;)


Get your friends and family round so you can share 2 cars? So all good if you have no friends and 1 family member.


Pretty poor quality. Cars kept getting off the track. Returned back after 1 day.


Already posted.


It comes with 2 cars

Carrera Hellcat mountain bike, women's (and men's in store) just £258 (down from £430, 40% off, save £172) at Halfords.
Found 13th FebFound 13th Feb
Update: Only 18" available in purple now for on line orders, both sizes in emerald. There may be additional stock in stores. Having posted the Carrera Axle hybrid bike I was jus… Read more

Appears to be OOS now so I'm expiring. Hope there are some happy owners out there now! :D


Any particular reason you think its bad? Frame and components seem very good for the money. I think I've seen it in Halfords stores and looks great, no obvious quality issues or problems. Very well reviewed on the Halfords site with just about every review strongly recommending it which isn't true of every bike reviewed on Halfords. Only 2 Trek Marlin 7's came up on ebay both local collection only plus secondhand with possible worn components and other issues. Those aren't options for most people who want a new mountain bike delivered or collected locally. The Trek Marlin 7 is still a chinese made frame with assembly possibly outside China to avoid EU tariffs. Maybe US stock is made and assembled in China but whatever its a chinese bike with at best minor design input by Trek for the frame geometry. Saying that it looks a very generic frame probably off the shelf or minor tweaks to length. Rock Shox XC30 is still rather basic front shocks. My point is its a doubling of price literally to achieve small benefits at best. Maybe £80-100 more could be justified but 2x the money definitely not.


Why would I be offended by you embarrassing yourself?


I was saying this bike is really bad despite the price.Buy a used one for the same price and you get a better one. Sorry if I offended you in any way or spoiled the thread, my bad.


Trek Marlin 7, specs are decent for the price. You can get one off ebay for £250/300. Sold mine for £275, the buyer is very happy to have that instead of the OP.

Carrera Axle hybrid bike. £180 (was £330, was £198, now save £150).  Men's and women's available in a range of sizes at Halfords.
Found 10th FebFound 10th Feb
Update: appears to be 20" only now (though there could some 18" in stores). I previously posted this at £198 and it seems to have been reduced further now. Further discounts may… Read more

Seems to be out of stock now so I've expired the post - though you may still find one in stock in a store.


Sounds like a good compromise. Enjoy your cycling and stay safe!


I ended up going for the Carrera subway 2 hybrid.


If you're still working on your balance I don't think a drop bar 'road bike' is likely to be the best for you. What kind of usage do you have in mind? With your generous budget I'd include the Specialized range of hybrids in my shopping list but you can get a decent starter bike without spending that much (do also allow for a helmet, lights, lock, etc.). Why not start out with something like this Axle - if you look after it and want to trade up in a year or two it'll still be worth maybe £100.


Hi could someone pls recommend me a good road bike or hybrid for a first timer. My budget is £500. It will be my first time riding a bike. Well I did do a 1 hour training with a trainer some time ago. I still need to work on my balance. This are the bikes I have seen mention in this forum. B'Twin Triban 520 B'Twin Triban 540 Roux Vercors R9 Triban 500SE Giant escape 3 2017 hybrid bike I would say the Carrera Axle looks good for the price of £180.

Carrera Subway 1 Mens Hybrid Bike - 18", 20", 22" Frames £240 at Halfords
Found 9th FebFound 9th Feb
The Carrera Subway 1 Mens Hybrid Bike is the ideal for fast riding around town and on smoother trails. With easy to use 24 speed Shimano gearing your effort for building speed wi… Read more

Giant for £234 from ruthland, such a nice bike (y)


Is there much difference between Subways 1 & 2? The Subway 2 was reduced to £280 at the beginning of this month. Is it worth waiting for that to be reduced again?


Manuals are always out of date. Often the standard manual is rarely updated because nothing has really changed with it. You get this on many sites where it says 2012 or whatever and there is no later version. With the bike you might get a sheet or two specific to the bike depending on what components it has. That is the manual currently on Halfords site. It does have 120kg mentioned in it for rider weight on its own, then luggage allowance on top and a total weight limit that must not be exceeded of 160kg. Again this is pretty standard or written slightly differently to some bikes which may have 136kg as the total load. Again though the Carrera frames are extremely high quality and well above the standard you would expect for the price. Have an excellent reputation for strength and long life and extra reinforcing can clearly be seen. The penalty may be slightly higher weight than some competitor's bikes that aim for lower weight and have more restrictive rider weight limits. For some a lower bike weight is more important as they may be quite light themselves for others the strength of halfords frames and taking their greater rider weight would be more important. Saying that sometimes a bike can have a weak frame and heavier components and negate the frame weight advantage so always look at the stated weights for each bike. While I don't know for sure there is a strong likelyhood that the frame comes out of the fuji-ta factory in China by far the biggest manufacturer of complete bikes and frames in the world. Many bikes destined for Europe though are assembled outside China to avoid EU tariffs, vietnam, bangledesh, cambodia etc but based around a very high quality EN certified frame from fuji-ta in China. The same facility makes Cannondale and a huge range of other bikes. The factory is state of the art and makes brilliant frames to be honest, they have destroyed much of the OEM business of Merida and Giant with equal or higher quality frames at more competitive prices. The frame is something that has to be correctly certified and is critical for legal reasons. Assembly can be farmed out to cheaper low tech facilities. This is pretty much the norm now. Dawes for example do the same with assembly in Vietnam I think for many of their bikes. Fuji-ta do a huge range of frames and can pretty much customise their existing frame designs to give companies like Halfords their own unique frame designs. They also do cheaper chinese spec frames designed for lighter riders and US/Euro spec frames which are stronger and more expensive and its pretty clear with a 160kg maximum load and the obvious reinforcing the Carrera frames are the stronger type especially as they have an exceptionally good reputation for frame quality. If there is a failing with halfords Carrera bikes its more likely poor assembly either at the assembly factory or by halfords shop staff but ultimately I personally would always double check anyway wherever I bought a bike from. If you look on the go outdoors or decathlon sites you will also see plenty of reviews where people have complained about poor assembly and walmart in the US are legendary when it comes to badly assembled bikes even having the forks the wrong way around. This isn't an issue limited to large retailers as you often see reviews of local bike shops on forums where service was very poor.


I dont dispute what you say, however the manual you link to is a number of years out of date, and makers change specs to keep prices down while counting on "errors and omissions" small print to protect themselves; (although as I said, the internal spec list I found wasnt dated - I will have a search and see if I saved a copy). When I questioned Halfords staff in late November, no one could find a weight limit for the current Carrera, and their general internal FAQ system spat back 120Kg for adult bikes "unless otherwise stated"; however I cannot find a single Halfords own brand bike that gives a weight limit on any website. Looking on-line, other sources state the Carerra is "tested to 120Kg"; although it doesnt say 120Kg is the limit, or if this was for both version, or just for the Carrera 2 front suspension model. Just like cheap HiFi, the cheap Halfords brand bikes dont have a web resource giving all the nitty gritty details; whereas people like Dawes do. Page 39 onwards


I bought the Cuillin Sport when it was on offer for £169.99 which I found out about from hotukdeals. Great bike at the time for ridiculous low money. Still have it tucked away in the shed. I did have a Courier but I sold that many years ago. I think later Revolution bikes weren't as good sadly although I only got that impression from forum postings so could be wrong.

Carrera Subway 2 Hybrid Bike - 18", 20", 22" Frames, £280 from Halfords
Found 1st FebFound 1st Feb
Carrera Subway 2 Hybrid BikeThe Carrera Subway 2 Hybrid Bike is a great bike to hit the roads and trails with, making it ideal for commuting and leisurely rides. With 27 Speed Sh… Read more

What was wrong with the electric bike, why did you sell it?


Not actually that much lighter though no doubt because of the suspension forks and some riding efficiency will be lost due to the forks. Much lower weight limit too and low end suspension forks tend to be high maintenance. If you want a lighter more efficient bike I would of thought a Triban 500SE would be a better option as long as you are in the weight limits of the frame. Personally I like the Subway's, they are workhorses, strong and comfortable that you can ride pretty much anywhere. They all feature freehub drivetrains.


Got a link to the handlebar?


It's suggest you go for Road bike... I was using electric bike for the last 1and half year and I just bought a road bike ( my first ever) 2 weeks ago. I find it really amazing. As you saying mostly you going to ride on roads and smooth paths I would highly recommend road bike...


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Carrera Axle Mens Hybrid Bike Bicycle Red 27.5" Aluminium wheels 21 Speed, £180 from Halfords
Found 24th JanFound 24th Jan
Mens and womens available, all sizes and choice of 2 colours for each. Carrera Axle Men's Hybrid Bike - RedThe Carrera Axle Men's Hybrid Bike is the perfect bike if you're going … Read more

If you are a new customer (new email addy would suffice) with Zeek , then a further £6.15 cashback is possible as well as around £15 cashback from buying the discounted e-vouchers (which can be used in store with click n collect as we did) . This would bring the price fown to around £159 or possibly c £153.50 with topcashback Now that's a steal !


That's great - down another £18 from my earlier post! Hot!


The subway is the disc model of this bike, the two models normally alternate being on sale


Seems reasonable, though if you're regularly riding in the rain or at speed or are heavy you might want to replace the V brakes with discs. Not sure if that can be done on this frame. I went from some bottom of the range shimano V brakes to magura MT4 hydraulic disc brakes and the difference is immense, in braking and in price :P


Possible 3% cashback too through TCB or quidco

Tag Heuer Gents Carrera Calibre 7 Twin Time Automatic Watch - £1610 at Hugh Rice
Found 2nd JanFound 2nd Jan
This is a cracking deal! I’ve just ordered this as treat for myself!! Was £2300 and now down to £1610 with free next day delivery. I know there will be the ‘COLD - my Casio is £9.… Read more

If anybody is still interested you can get this same watch at Beaverbrooks for £1440 by using code VIPEXTRA2018: Might help those not quite sure, be quick though code only valid until 9am tomorrow. I just picked mine up and I bought it simply because I like it, each to their own.


Great price for a decent watch, a lot of people getting worked up on here over a good watch deal. If you don't like it move on, it's that simple! Heat from me (y)


Tag are over rated, rely far to much on advertising to get their name out unlike Omega, who make much better watches.


Not a good watch really. The value of a good watch rises. The value of this will fall. Also bog cheap mechanism.


Not a nice watch at all. Price is probably good so heat.

Carrera Axle 21 speed, aluminium frame hybrid bike down from £330 to £198 at Halfords.
Found 30th Dec 2017Found 30th Dec 2017
Further discounts may be available (eg 10% via British Cycling would make it £178.20?). I'm sceptical about Halfords RRP pricing and the shop itself has a mixed reputation, but if… Read more

Not long ago the Subway 1 was at £230 on offer and really its a much better bike. Pretty much the frame is the same I think but the Subway has a freehub drivetrain which is much stronger, smoother shifting and lower maintenance plus it has disc brakes. A much better bike. I'm not keen on the Axle/Parva myself I think Halfords should keep the freewheel based bikes in the Apollo range.


I bought one of these a few years ago to get back & fore to work very decent bike for the price


Go to Halfords via quidco / tcb for 3% cashback or stick with above link for your nectar points


Whiukd it be better to purchase the subway 1 at £300 over this one , not sure


I suppose no one would nick it... it has that much going for it at least. HOT.

Carrera Crossfire-E electric Bike at Halfords for £960
Found 26th Dec 2017Found 26th Dec 2017
Gone down for the January sale from £1250 Finance also available with 0% intrest for £80 a month
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For the record: British Cycling membership - £19.80, resulting discount - £96 (email confirmation easily accepted) £960-£96=£864 £850 worth of Zeek vouchers cost (two transactions) - £850*0.92+2*£0.30 =£782.60 Zeek Topcashback £2+£7=£9 (my old account, wife's new account) Zeek promotion (two accounts) £2*£30=£60 ( Remaining £14 paid from my credit card 782.60+19.80-9.00-60.00+14.00=~£747 . This takes into account 2*£30 Zeek balances that I can spend on big variety of gift cards. I still can cancel British Cycling DD if I wish as it's scheduled on the first day of the next month.


I’d be very interested in getting one of these through our cycle to work scheme if not for the fact that Northern Ireland is currently without a sitting government and as such the legislation distinguishing ebikes and motorbikes hasn’t yet being passed (it has been in the rest of the uk). So while I could buy one, to legally use it I’d have to tax, mot and insure it plus wear a proper motorcycle helmet whilst riding it! If NI ever does decide to join you guys in the 21st century though I’ll have to remember to check these out.... :)


Review of bike along with examples of hill climbing:


The Freego Hawk at £1099 is pretty poor spec wise in comparison, cable disc at front, v-brake rear (crossfire-e hydraulic brakes front and rear), lower rated battery (10ah vs 11.6ah), very cheap top gun forks, and only one size frame available, compared to 3 sizes on the Crossfire-e


When I was looking at ebikes to buy, I hired a 3k Stromer, tested a Cube from the local specialist and there was nothing these bikes did that the Crossfire didn't. If you look on the Pedalecs forum all the 'branded' bikes have their particular problems too. Ironically, the Freego Hawk is now on Halfords website for sale at 1099. I can't see any advantage over the Crossfire. As far as Halfords are concerned, my nearest shop was useless and had no product knowledge or interest in the product, one a little further away were great and knew their stuff. About the same experience as visiting the local cycling specialist. At this price point the Crossfire is a bargain, the Freego will probably be just as good, but more expensive.

Carrera Crossfire 2 Mens Hybrid Bike - Black or White £320 RRP now £250 local store build at Halfords
Found 1st Dec 2017Found 1st Dec 2017
While the Vengeance and Hellcat return to original RRP the Crossfire 2 now drops to £250. Carrera Crossfire 2 Mens Hybrid Bike - BlackThe Carrera Crossfire 2 Mens Hybrid Bike… Read more

Appreciate the feedback bonzobanana. I've opted for the Boardman, hoping it will be a better option.


Just don't see the point of this bike. The 700c wheels should make the bike faster and more efficient although slightly weaker/less robust but that increase speed and efficiency is ruined by fitting basic front suspension forks. If you want greater comfort you'd be far better off with the Subway which will be a lot more reliable too over the long term. I suspect even off road the Subway's stronger wheels with larger profile tyres will still be far better than this bike with naff suspension and much weaker wheels. Sometimes retailers configure a bike that will be popular with people but really people shouldn't want this spec.


The Boardman is a nice bike. For the £150 more it is much better bike. I considered buying one a few months back when it was, IIRC, £450 but my local Halford store only had a very knackered / scratched one on display and the staff did not seem that interested in selling. But if you have a good store nearby and, once you have checked one out for any sign of damage, if you can find a good one of these then it is worth it. The Boardman will probably last you several years longer so you need to do some calculations of how much that works out per week. Probably worth stretching to the £400. I don't recall seeing it as low as £400 before.


I think for me the saying you get what you pay for is very true. Personally I would pay a bit more for better components. Imho


oh ffs I was just about to settle for this and raise the seat slightly and felt reasonably content about it until you wrote this. ARGH!!! lol Maybe I just need to bite the bullet and pay the extra for this: But then somebody somewhere will find fault with in somehow I'm sure.

Carrera hellcat mountain bike 29"wheels £250.00 free c&c plus bike assembly
Found 25th Nov 2017Found 25th Nov 2017
The Carrera Hellcat Men's Mountain Bike can't wait to get out there and show you what it's made of. A lightweight alloy frame is paired with crisp 24 speed SRAM gears for powerfu… Read more
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Mechanical disks will offer more reliable braking too, I'm heavy and commute in the rain sometimes, on those days I really feel the limits of v-brakes. When you squeeze both brakes hard on a downhill slope on a rainy day and find yourself slowing down as much as say applying the rear brakes on a dry day on the flat, that's a damned scary experience.


I was in yesretdya and they were happy to order the 22inch vengence freom headqurters.0


Thanks for taking the time to post I really appreciate your feedback. We are not going to be doing any hardcore downhill cycling, I think I will go for the vengeance his and hers for my partner and I.


Halford told me all out of stock in uk for bikes in this price range


Mechanical brakes are fine for general use. This is not a hardcore downhill bike. If it were you'd need to look at hydraulic brakes. But those will add a lot to the cost. I find mechanical discs a lot easier maintenance wise. I would prefer them to rim brakes, especially in the wet. As far as weight goes, any of the bikes around this price level will be around 15kg. Which in my opinion is fine. It seems to me that there are a lot of people on this site who will rubbish any cheap bike deal - why I am not sure - Possibly to self-justify their expensive purchase?

Carrera Formula 1 Mercedes Champions Playset. Argos ebay. Free delivery - £14.99
Found 22nd Nov 2017Found 22nd Nov 2017
Carrera Formula 1 Mercedes Champions Playset. From the Argos Shop on ebayBrand New With a 12 Month Argos Guarantee Carrera Formula 1 Mercedes Champions Playset. General Informatio… Read more
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I was lucky, purchased this from them last week, was £16.99. it's huge, only problem was the back of the box was missing and it was taped up with sellotape. All brand new though



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