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Carrera Axle Mens Hybrid Bike - Black - 16", 18", 20" Frames, £180 at halfords
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Found 16th NovFound 16th Nov
Carrera Axle Men's Hybrid Bike - BlackThe Carrera Axle Men's Hybrid Bike - Black is the perfect bike if you're going to be out and about on both roads and light trails. The 27.5"… Read more
aMagicalPotato

Nah not this year for me, broke after the 11.11 deals (lol) still haven’t found a Nintendo switch deal as good as the £235 one a few months ago :(

Tacavas

Big spender ? I did not get much, I am skint :)

aMagicalPotato

Nooo dude, don’t worry about, just letting you know! Not your fault, there is a s*** of posts today so it’s easy to miss! Heat anyway! (y)

Tacavas

My bad, sorry, so many deals today :/

aMagicalPotato

Already posted https://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/halfords-black-friday-deals-now-live-carrera-hellcat-bike-255-200pc-advanced-socket-set-135-audi-tt-fiat-500-ride-ons-75-3104591

Halfords Black Friday deals NOW LIVE Carrera Hellcat bike £255, 200pc Advanced socket set £135, Audi TT / Fiat 500 ride ons £75
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Refreshed 17th NovRefreshed 17th Nov02/12/2018Expires on 02/12/2018
Now live instore and on the website Heads up - Halfords Black Friday deals are going live from tomorrow at 8am (16th) online and in store a week early and won't go lower on the Bl… Read more
Tom.Wilson

10% discount doesn't apply over Black Friday deals.

adthebrave

The silver set is more expensive with a trade card but the limited edition black set is £130. If you know anyone that works for Greggs there’s an extra 10% so £117

confused_boardman_owner

Snippets from Whammerhead's post Discount is supplied to British Cycling members with a valid British Cycling Membership card and discount voucher. 10% off is valid on any cycling-related purchase, excludes gift vouchers and Halfords Autocentres. you can try your luck BUT all the local halfords near me have REALLY tightened up on use of the BC card discount. they no longer have the barcode on the sheet of barcode discounts they have by the till & instead you have to login to your BC account to get a voucher ( valid for that month last time i did it ) that has said barcode on it - either print or display on ur phone for em to scan ) also the terms of the BC discount have also changed too as it NO LONGER states ANY purchase from halfords & as your post clearly shows, it now states on CYCLING Related purchases :( it was fun while it lasted but alas they finally got wise & closed the loophole - still may be worth trying to say the tools will be used on a pushbike but i dont think it will work somehow. on a related note for this thread, i really miss my 200 bit socket set, bought it a couple of years ago ( probably the same price but WITH BC discount so around the 120 mark paid ) sold it on to my nephew when he started a mechanic training course & regretted it even though i never had used it since buying it ( stuck to using my even older 150 bit set instead but did later find a few tools were needed for later jobs that the 150 lacked but the 200 had. mmmm, do i bite nd get a 200 again or do i just live with my 90 / 120 / 150 ( well 154 now as it got recased under warranty and the new case differed by 4 tools so i bought the missing 4 torx bits on ebay & tucked the extra 4 bits from the old set into various places about the new case lol ) & 170 bit sets - cant) be arsed lugging a set about if needed so have a set at work, set at home set in the car, set in the bike shed etc lol i have to agree that the imperial side of the box does not get used that often BUT it has been a lifesaver for me on occasion as i have found the need to use one or 2 on stuff i have been tinkering with where the metric side of the box was either not big enough or too big between sockets the next size up but an imperial socket fit like a charm ( might have been OK if the metrics had a couple of .5 sizes in there ( 8.5 / 9.5 etc ) instead of some of the imperials but on the same note, ( but on the other hand they might have already, they are just labelled up in imperial numbers lol ) as for warranty then as mentioned, so far only had 2 failures, 1 of which was the hidge on the really old 150 bit case, they swapped it out for a newer version case, also one of the torx bits fell apart ( T45 or T50 ) but they just swapped it out from the display model no problem - the torx bit came out of the socket it was secured into after being used with an impact gun to remove a set of rather stubborn bolts.

npeshkar

Their website has been playing up. It looks like it is down right now.

Misslovely

I thought this deal was removed. I have reserved the carrea bike.

Carrera Vengeance 27.5" Mens Mountain Bike - 2019 - £225 (with code) @ Cyclerepublic
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Found 8th NovFound 8th Nov
Same bike as they have for sale in Halfords, but this is the 2019 model. I found the deal in this thread, so can't take all the credit, but noticed the additional 10% off code, so… Read more
garypeak72

Cycle Republic are owned by Halfords . Its just a new urban retail brand for them which is looking to put shops in the city centre rather than out of town retail parks.

Curlyman83

Be great for our road then, as it’s full of potholes

supergran

Bike has just turned up. It has Suntour XCM 30 forks.

bonzobanana

I don't agree with your point about where children should ride especially older children large enough for these Carrera Vengeance bikes but even for hopping up and down pavement the Subway will be better, its much lighter at the front and easier to wheelie and hop over small obstacles. The suspension of the Vengeance is more about actual off road use taking a rapid succession of knocks as you go over rough ground especially downhill. The Subway's rigid suspension can't adapt to that as well. You could fit large profile off road tyres on the subway and adjust the pressures to the weight of the rider to get the maximum suspension effect but it still won't be quite as good as the Vengeance off road. Although fully rigid mountain bikes are still capable off road and in some ways better than suspension bikes it depends on what you are doing. Many prefer the extra control/rigidity, the lightness at the front and the lighter mountain bike in general. Many even simplify the bike as below with a single gear Personally I feel the Subway is the best bike for most people who just want a bike they can use in the most varied ways from commuting to off road with the minimum of maintenance meaning its much more likely ready to ride.

Misslovely

I wouldn't suggest any parent to send there kids riding on road. Like you said it's a road bike, kids belong on pavements where they will need suspension street after street. I'm looking for 2 bikes aswell , that's why iv left that bike out of my bucket list.

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Carrera Vengeance Black Friday Deal - £250 @ Halfords
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Refreshed 4th NovRefreshed 4th Nov30/11/2018Expires on 30/11/2018
Halfords have started their Black Friday deals early. Carrera Vengeance available in both black and orange was £330 now £250 absolute steal! You can reserve for Christmas with ju… Read more
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Misslovely

I'm going for the hellcat. I'm happy I waited but my son wouldn't listen so the patience has payed off

DarrenBolton

Just seen the Carrera Hellcat will be £255 tomorrow. Anyone with knowledge care to share the differences? We ordered the Vengeance for collection on the 1st. Thinking we should change? Although not sure if the 29” wheels will be to big for the boy compared to the ones on this. ?

BeanoH

Yes your right, bought this bike on the weekend for my son and got 10% off via voucher from AA app. Paid £225 for the bike excellent deal !

bonzobanana

Nothing wrong with XCT its a great value entry level front shock but XCM is just that much better in strength and durability although probably performs to a similar level. Definitely a good move fitting the XCM to the 2019 Vengeance. I see it's listed with xcm here and still at the great £250 price. No mention of the travel though, assume 100mm but would be nice if it was 120mm. https://www.cyclerepublic.com/carrera-vengeance-27-5-mens-mountain-bike-20199.html

JamesSmith

Test ride today in the park. Bike seems decent for the price. Less impressed by the derailleur set up - both front and back. Halfords didn't do a particularly good job there, I'll be fine tuning those myself!

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Carrera Track Racing System £11.99 instore @ B&M
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LocalLocalFound 2nd NovFound 2nd Nov
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Carrera Track Racing System £11.99 Bought in store in Bathgate B&M - sticker price £19.99 but scans at £11.99. It's on Amazon for £24, mixed re… Read more
afuahboom

Not worth buying. Brake easy

Polar1

Its been £11.99 for last 6 months or so, your B&M sounds like mine for not updating prices on shelf! They're not bad sets but don't last long, we had the Scooby Doo one and cars just kept shooting off all the time. Ok for a birthday though as they'll get some play out of it.

kiaclare

Paid £16.99 last xmas for this. It lasted a few hours before it broke and is still stashed in the back of the wardrobe

Carrera hellcat at Halfords for £289
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Found 28th OctFound 28th Oct
Best price I could find, Halfords have a 20% off at the moment reducing it from £425 - £340 Apply code 15carrera at the checkout for a further 15% off Total price £289.
jem1102

Oh no, I ordered mine last Sunday. Maybe the deal has ended.

Afzal

Code doesn't work for me. "We're afraid we don't recognise the code '15carrera'. Check you've entered it correctly and try again."

spl1u

Thank you sooooo much.

Misslovely

Only the 15% off voucher works. I'm looking to buy 2 bikes so I wanted to save more

nathb

Already been done: https://www.hotukdeals.com/vouchers/20-off-limited-edition-carrera-bikes-at-halfords-plus-15-off-with-code-15carrera-15-off-new-apollo-bikes-wcode-15apollo-3084627

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TAG Heuer Carrera Heuer 01 18ct Rose Gold And Titanium Automatic Chronograph Men's Watch WAS £10,500 NOW £7,110 at Beaverbrooks
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Found 28th OctFound 28th Oct
Got an email today from beaverbrooks stating theres an extra 10% off on there current sale. Had a look and spotted this bargain! Decent price for an 18k gold and titanium watch! Ob… Read more
sb1876

Tag = poor quality. Plus really, really poor customer service, would never buy one again and especially not at this price

crazylegs

I thought exactly the same as soon as I saw it, something Beckham would be seen wearing I'm sure! (excited)

crazylegs

£71.10 I'll take one (excited) :D

windhoek

I've never seen a Tag in real life (not counting through a shop window) let alone owned one so far be it from me to say to anyone don't buy this watch for this or that reason. On the contrary, if anyone here likes the watch and likes the price then knock yourself out and buy it :)

jouster

II I think you’re missing the point of this site and the marketplace. ALL premium watches are ridiculously expensive considering what the cost to make. Even flipping is difficult now as Rolex won’t allow you on a wait list if you flip more than one watch Do agree that for the same man ey you can buy better but everyone’s taste is different.

Carrera Crossfire-E Mens Electric Bike With trade in - £825 @ Cyclerepublic
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Trade in any old bike to get £75 of the Carrera Crossfire-E Mens Electric Bike making it £82 from cycle republic ( same company as Halfords which is also selling the bike but no tr… Read more
Leachiano1

Has this offer expired now? It seems to have gone up to £1000 with 10% off, so £900. Is there still a way of getting this for £825

currybum2

I paid £850 as there was 15% code at the time. Can't fault the bike. Definitely no going back to non electric. You are more likely to use an electric bike. It is heavy with the battery but I find the gentle assistant up to 15mph cruising speed magical. The brakes are superb too. I 100% recommend. :D

Biggunspaul

Can I ask what you paid for you Vulcan and where did you buy it from ? I'm looking to buy one from Halfords and I'm wondering of I should hold off until black Friday. As it stands they have £250 off (supposedly) which makes it £1,000, I can get a further 10% off if I buy it instore using a code I have,so the best i can get it for is £900. How are you finding the bike ? What's the positives and negatives that you experienced with it ? I recently went on holiday to Majorca and me and the Mrs hired some electric bikes and it was the best bike experience I've ever had,turned what would normally be knackering after a few hours,into a pleasure and didn't feel pooped out or all sweaty. I just hope the Vulcan will feel as good to ride as the bike i used abroad cost about £2,500. Thanks in advance for any reply ;)

bnwubnfguisr

How can you get it around £650?

Biker.Jeff

As you've found out, not all 250W motors are created equal..... Its the torque that makes the difference. Always try to find out the torque figures for any Ebike or Ekit you buy.

20% off Limited Edition Carrera Bikes at Halfords, plus 15% off with code 15CARRERA / 15% off New Apollo Bikes W/CODE 15APOLLO
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Apollo bikes link https://www.halfords.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/SearchRouter?langId=-1&storeId=10001&catalogId=10151&action=search&srch=newapollo2018&utm_… Read more
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shonagh.groves

Doesn’t work

cutthroat_jake

Reserve online, to lock in the price and then pay in store with the gift cards.

devinn

There's no other codes that i know of and these codes expire tomorrow

Misslovely

Are there anymore vouchers for carrera bikes? I need 2 and only the 15% off works

rio600

From the Zeek website: This Gift Card can be used to buy anything in store. It cannot be used online.

Carrera Vulcan ebike - £850 with code @ Halfords
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Found 18th OctFound 18th Oct
Carrera Vulcan e was £1250 now £1000 use code 15Carrera to bring total to £850 I know it's not for everyone but if you after an electric bike it's not a bad price it's also my fi… Read more
flux

We weren't talking about efficiency though, just merely the fact having an electric motor on your hub has more drag than not having one.

grumbler

Both fact are correct, but bear no relation to the topic. Yes, for certain motors the torque drops when the speed rises because of the counter EMF. Yes, for such motors the current drops accordingly and is the highest at the start, when the speed is low. However this has nothing to do with the efficiency, and synchronous/stepper motors used in modern bikes work differently. If it were a traditional DC motor, then yes, it would start slowing you down if the speed exceeds its maximum speed for the given voltage. However e-bikes work differently as the control system switches the assistance off completely at ~16 mph. At lower speeds it makes sure that the motor assists, not breaks.

flux

I watched a great demonstration of why electric motors become less efficient the fast they go and this was due to the faster they spin the more current they produce which opposes the current going in. This is why when you first turn on a vaccuum your lights can flicker due to the motor being able to take a large current, but this quickly dips off as the motor spins up. http://practicalphysics.org/electric-motor-used-generator.html

grumbler

For a motor to generate power its windings have to be closed and allow electric current to flow, that isn't the case. Yes, if the motor is used for braking in does generate power because in this case it's windings are closed on purpose. You can control the breaking force by controlling the current - the higher the current, the higher the force. No current - no breaking. I'll try what you suggest, but even if the display light goes on, the power it requires is minuscule. However, I don't understand how this may happen as electronic switches that control the windings are normally opened, i.e. the current can't flow. Yes, some current is possible in the iron core and can cause some breaking, but again, the core is normally made from thin sheets to minimise this.

flux

Yes, legal EU/UK cut-out is 15.5MPH. After that its all you. They can be modified, but then it wouldnt be road legal.

TAG Heuer Carrera Muhammad Ali Limited Edition Steel 43mm Automatic Watch **WAS £2650 and now £1855**
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Found 18th OctFound 18th Oct
Taking inspiration from the most iconic boxing hero in history, this limited edition TAG Heuer Carrera gents watch features a cool blue dial, complete with Muhammad Ali signature a… Read more
Darkscide

Thanks! (y)

n15

Kids spider man watch? Good joke (y)

Darkscide

Heat for the price reduction, but not for me. The blue strap version looks like a kids Spider-Man watch!

madmurd

Looks shocking

jacko20jj

Looks awful also

TAG Heuer Carrera Muhammad Ali Limited Edition Steel 43mm Automatic Watch £1855 @ Hugh Rice
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Found 18th OctFound 18th Oct
Taking inspiration from the most iconic boxing hero in history, this limited edition TAG Heuer Carrera gents watch features a cool blue dial, complete with Muhammad Ali signature a… Read more
ezzer72

Not ideal for having a sly glance at the time in a boring/serious situation is it? Don't be such a peasant :D

Meathotukdeals

Not everybody. I hardly have my phone charged let alone on me and functional.

sb1876

Tags are unreliable and LVMH have terrible customer service in my experience. I'd avoid any tag watch in future.

joyf4536

I have a VERY acurate clock on my phone (like everyone else) why would I want to pay all that money for a museum piece?

midlifecrisisT

They are legit. Authorised Rolex dealer (y) . Good reviews actually, though never heard of them before.

Carrera Nintendo Mario Copter/Drone now £59.99 delivered @ Box
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Found 17th OctFound 17th Oct
ITS-A-ME! Cheapest by quite a bit, note this is the bigger quad-copter not the mini version that JL are selling Seriously tempted by this, recharges in approx. 60 mins! I have t… Read more
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Andybro

5-7 mins flight time and ONLY 60 mins to recharge - and you know the last 2 mins of flight time it will not be able to fly more than 12 inches of the floor. These need to improve a lot more and so I agree with people supporting cheap unbranded copters as this needs to perform better. However - to the OP this is HUK deals and this is a good price for this if you want it.

Creatishh

yes obvcourse, 60£ is not bad for the fun it will give you but can have same fun for lot less :) Kids might be more excited for a nintendo drone then a non branded chinese one, but there be more happy with a non branded one and other extra gifts

FireOnAWire

Likely Nintendo license fees making the RRP skyrocket.

Creatishh

Looks like something you could buy for 25£ on gearbest. for soemthing that will most likely break I'd go with the cheaper optiona nd buy 2 lol

DerekChan211

I think the one you are referring to is the mini version. The one OP has listed is the large variant :)

Carrera Go!! Final Lap £15.99 Argos
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Found 12th OctFound 12th Oct
Rrp looks to £49.99+ not sure it’s worth this but £15.99 is a deal! Next best price I can find is amazon £49.99 Get your friends and family round, set up your track and race to t… Read more
jeczap

Poor ol' dads have been retrieving fallen cars for 60 ???

Besford

Kids of today! ;) That's the whole point (and has been for 60 years) - you need to develop skills to get round fastest without coming off!

GemandJake

We have quite a few different sets but never had this before, it was like the track hadn't been made correctly unless it was faulty but then ended up breaking.

SR94UK

If only that was the case in F1

jeczap

I'm having the same issue with Scalextric.....I limit the trigger on the control, but it's proving difficult to explain to a young child not to pull the trigger too hard....the limiter goes loose and the car is forever flying of the track

Indi Balance Bike - 10" Wheel was £30 now £24  + Free £10 Bike Accessory Voucher C+C @ Halfords (20% Off ALL Kids Bikes)
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Found 8th OctFound 8th Oct
Love this Indi Balance Bike - 10" Wheel that was £30 & is now £24 in Halfords 20% Off Kids Bike Event I have bought a fair few over the last couple of years for gifts & … Read more
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Fi_83

Just popped into my local Halfords and bought the balance bike. Great wee bike for the price espically considering it will only be used until my son is ready for a proper bike! Didn't notice the £10 accessories offer stated above so was pleasantly surprised when the store guy told me I could go choose something out. Bike and a £10 helmet for £24 ( I didn't click & Collect BTW)

1on4

thanks. Ordered for my youngest for Xmas. No mention of the £10 voucher though - will they give me this when I collect it?

robbmosley

You can Just take the pedals off the bike you are planning to use.

rikesh_

It's £24 since over 3 months now. Most of the store don't have any stock

shappinbegs

It has been cheaper but this is a great deal. The bike is very good quality. Not much work required to build either.

brilly

have the 24 inchers gone up in price? sure the last time they did stackable codes they were ~ 40quid cheaper

ashleyh

Sadly expired, at least for the time being. Have tried it on 3 or 4 different models today and get the message Promotion “15CARRERA” is temporarily not available at this time

rjlawson

LETSGO15 is expired, although the others still work

andrew.bedford

Thankyou for posting this, Perfect timing for me.

ianjw

Works on Carrera kids bikes too, on top of the 20% off sale. The Blast was over 300 when I was in store a couple of weeks ago, checks out at £217.60 with the code

Carrera Parva Men's Hybrid Bike Blue colour - £160 delivered with trade in using code @ Cyclerepublic
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Here's the Carrera Parva hybrid Bike blue colour £160 with TRADE20 code
jez794

Trade20 wouldn't work for me on the crossfire 3, trade30 did tho lol

JulioM

Yep this would be a good buy. Carrera are a decent brand, so you're pretty safe there. A hybrid is a good choice to get back into cycling, it's more comfortable, steering is easier to control and it's easier to keep an eye on traffic coming up behind you than a road bike or cyclo-cross bike would be. It's pointless spending loads of money just in case you decide you don't like it and you can get advice and servicing from Halfords or your LBS until you are willing and able to do repairs yourself.

bonzobanana

The Parva would be fine for that. If you are a heavier rider or plan to cycle very frequently or don't have much mechanical ability so maintenance might be more difficult then the Subway might be worth the upgrade. These Carrera bikes are great value. Saying that Evan's cycles are close to going under unless they are bought out so could be some bargains there soon. Of course that could take months or never happen but I just thought I'd mention it as a possibility.

ecnirp98

I have been looking for a bike to go riding with my 11 year old son at the weekends, so will will be mainly riding through parks/country cycle paths with some road riding to get somewhere, can anyone recommend a bike for this? sound like a hybrid bike would be best for this, would this be a good bike? also would need a bike rack for my car for 2 bikes.

hull1270

Super reply bonzo, thanks (highfive)

Carrera Star Kids Bike - 14" Wheel was £160 now £100 + Free £10 Bike Accessory Voucher when you C+C @ Hallfords
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Refreshed 8th OctRefreshed 8th Oct
Fab price for this very highly rated Carrera Star Kids' Bike - was £160 reduced to £100 with a Free £10 Bike Accessory Voucher if you C+C & pick up within 7 days Have a few fr… Read more
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mattjs

Bought this yesterday after heading into store and being really impressed with the build quality of it. Quite proud of my little 3yo girl as she was riding this (with me assisting) around the store having never been on a peddle bike while a couple of girls older than her were rolling round on steel bikes with stabilisers. A more succinct advert for balance bikes you will never see. A note as well, I couldn’t find it on the website (don’t know why) but I rang the store back up and they completed the application for me so I could get the £10 worth of accessories.

AdrianWinstone

Has anyone successfully added stabilisers to this bike?

miketiley

Sold it on Facebook

sterankin

How did you get £50 - was that from Halfords or did you sell it on?

miketiley

My girl had one of these for her first bike without stabilizers. Excellent value for money. Very lightweight, good gear ratio for youngsters and very easy to operate and powerful brakes. Ticked all my boxes and got £50 back for it when she finished with it!

Carrera Parva Mens Hybrid Bike Bicycle 27.5" Alloy Freewheel, £162 with code at Halfords/ebay
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Carrera Parva Womens Hybrid same price
mohammedfaisal.ali

Voodoo bikes are much cheaper from cycle Republic the hybrid black one is on for £320 plus extra £30 off if you trade in an old bike https://www.cyclerepublic.com/voodoo-marasa-men-s-hybrid-bike-2018.html

mohammedfaisal.ali

Voodoo bikes are much cheaper from cycle Republic the hybrid black one is on for £320 plus extra £30 off if you trade in an old bike https://www.cyclerepublic.com/voodoo-marasa-men-s-hybrid-bike-2018.html

bonzobanana

Personally I would just want to change the rear wheel for a freehub rear wheel and fit a 7 speed cassette and spacer. That would strengthen the bike and give better shifting (removing freewheel wobble). I would definitely want to keep the forks one of its best features in my opinion but if you wanted to convert the bike to a hardtail it is capable of it. It appears to be a decent Carrera mountain bike frame.

pvfc247

No, not at all as this has no suspension. The bigger the tires the better to soak up some of the small bump's ;)

pvfc247

Hi angelking I have just googled it, can't find a thing. Can you give me some more information pls

Carrera Parva Mens Hybrid Bike - Black £180 @ Halfords
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Carrera Parva Men’s Hybrid Bike - Black Whether you’re commuting in the week or hitting some cycle trails at the weekend, the Carrera Parva Black Men’s Hybrid Bike excels at both, … Read more
bonzobanana

Well that is the other end of the spectrum a very fast lightweight road bike, a great bike but it does have low weight limits and has no hybrid functionality purely on the road. The carbon forks will improve comfort a bit but it's definitely not a comfort bike like the Crossfire. You'll massacre your mate in speed if you have this and he has the Crossfire unless he is lighter and fitter than you or you have to take the long route via road and he can take rougher ground. I personally don't like carbon forks, they are brittle and can fail dramatically and would always avoid them but I think that is an issue I have, I'm a heavy rider anyway and just not suitable for me. Just bear in mind if the bike topples over or you have a minor accident you really should have the forks checked and possibly scanned for cracks etc. They need careful monitoring for possible damage. A certain percentage of carbon forks will fail too due to voids and manufacturing issues. I personally prefer more robust steel or aluminium forks.

tagteam3283

cheers, would this https://www.decathlon.co.uk/triban-520-flat-bar-road-bike-sora-id_8322799.html be any better? It gets rave reviews. Sorry to hijack the thread.

bonzobanana

Crossfire is a decent enough bike but do you really need front suspension? It makes the bike less efficient and less reliable. I would recommend the Subway as a better bike in my opinion but I would take the time to go into Halfords and see which bike you prefer. The crossfire is configured as a comfort hybrid bike for those older cyclists with bad backs or other minor health issues you are sacrificing a lot of cycling speed and efficiency to get a softer ride quality but most people don't need that very soft ride quality. If you get a Subway not only will it be a better bike on the road but its stronger mountain bike frame and wheels will mean its more capable off road as well. You will also not have to spend as much time maintaining a subway bike.

tagteam3283

guys, I known nothing about bikes. My buddy has a Carrera Crossfire 2. https://www.halfords.com/cycling/bikes/hybrid-bikes/carrera-crossfire-2-mens-hybrid-bike-black-17-19-21-frames?request_type=bestseller I want to start biking with him 2/3 times a week after work for an hour. I've tested his bike and I like it. We will be travelling 90% roads, 10% parks/ offroad. Is this anything like it? PS = i will be using cycle2work tnx in advance.tagteam

bonzobanana

How do you personally define excel on the road? If it is purely commuting speed and lightness then I take your point but that definition isn't the same as many others. I might consider excelling on the road as coping with potholes, stronger brakes, more upright riding position and tyres that don't need constant pumping up before every journey. I agree the marketing term is incorrect and a hybrid's strength is surely its versatility and the fact it doesn't excel at either but one person's perfect road bike might be a Brompton, another's maybe a super lightweight carbon road bike and another a simple steel workhorse of a bike that doesn't get the attention of thieves. I've seen forum posting's where someone was recommended a typical road bike as a commuting bike by a bike shop and then realised when he got it he hated it for commuting and had to convert it to flat handlebars as drop bars were inappropriate for the start/stop cycling in heavy traffic where he needed upright visibility and constant braking. It was an expensive mistake as changing the brake levers and shifters was not cheap. Apart from the crappy freewheel based drivetrain this Parva seems a pretty good commuting bike. Decent trigger shifters too none of that twist/revo shifter rubbish which can be dangerous.

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  3. Add Deal

    Have you found a good deal yourself? Share it here and other members will vote on how hot the deal is.

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  4. Deal Link

    If you think a deal is hot, click through to the shop to snap up the deal before it’s expired.

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  5. Layout

    Find here other ways to view the deals. You can view it in either grid, list or text only view.

    When clicking this gear icon you can find other ways to view the deals. You can view it in either grid, list or text only view.

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  6. Main Menu

    Through our main menu you can navigate to certain categories or shops you are interested in.

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