The new Carrera line-up is the first major revamp of Halford’s best selling range of bicycles in seven years. Twenty six bikes including five new road bikes, eight hybrids and thirteen mountain bikes have each been given a completely fresh new update.
Halford’s in-house Carrera brand has long been popular for its range of no-nonsense, sensibly priced bicycles that cover all styles of cycling. The range has however been long overdue an complete overhaul as cycle technology has moved on quickly in the seven years since its last significant change.
At the heart of the new range is an emphasis on rider comfort and reliability. Predominately comfort in the shape of saddle technology and increased reliability through enhanced puncture protection. Halfords is proudly boasting that each of its twenty six new models comes complete with memory foam saddles and new puncture resistant tyres. These new developments have come off the back of research undertaken with consumer groups and also via the results of a YouGov survey in which 88% of people polled intimated that saddle comfort is an important factor in choosing a new bike and as a response to the 41% of those polled that were not confident at repairing a puncture.
Further to the update, all bikes have also received frame geometry changes to improve the ride quality and all of Carrera’s road bikes now feature dropped stays, disc brakes and 28c tyres – plus an increase in frame clearances to fit up to 32c tyres.
*Some images show pre-production examples, some component spec subject to change.
Carrera’s latest urban bike range has seen a few key updates including an increase in all head tube lengths, memory foam saddles and 2x drivetrains.
Suitable for everything from daily commuting to weekend tracks and trails, the leisure range all feature front suspension combined with a comfortable upright riding position.
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