Carrera Crossfire 2 Mens Hybrid Bike review.
Here is a review on a recent purchase I made from Halfords, Leamington Spa in Warwickshire.
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I bike to work every day and wanted to upgrade my bike as it was starting to show its age (a bit like me!).
My journey mainly consists of road and cycle paths so I was on the look for a hybrid bike as opposed to a mountain bike.
By chance we visited our local Halfords store in Leamington and decided to look at what mens bike offers they currently had. We saw a number of good deals and one bike in particular was a very good deal. The Carrera Crossfire 2.
After browsing the bikes I decided to purchase a Carrera Crossfire 2 in black and with a 17″ frame. I have to say I was very pleased with the service Halfords offered.
It was very easy to purchase the bike, it wasn’t in stock so they ordered it for me. It arrived on the day agreed and was built for free ready at the time I stated.
The bike was checked over in store as I was going to ride it home.
Carrera Crossfire 2 Review
The things I like about the Crossfire 2 is the way you sit up to ride the bike, on my previous mountain bike I was leaning forward more. It is very comfortable with a comfortable seat. The gears change very smoothly and to ride requires a lot less effort than my old one for sure.
It looks pretty cool too. I chose the black colour option as the Crossfire 2 is also available in white.
The wheels are thinner than a mountain bike as it is a hybrid so cycling is very easy.
As well as the gears being smooth the brakes seem to operate really well without noise. I had read that the brakes were noisy in wet weather as they are hydraulic disc brakes, but they seem OK at the moment. (And it has been raining a lot…)
Here are some of the key features of the Crossfire 2 worth a mention:
- Front Suspension
- Suntour NVX 75mm Travel Forks
- Shimano Tourney Trigger Gear Shifters
- Double wall Aluminium Black Wheel Rims
- Kenda K935 Tyres
- Shimano Tourney TX800 Front & Rear Mech
Halfords Bike Care Plan
I was offered a bike care plan for £25 which includes a Silver annual service. I went for this to ensure the bike is maintained as I will be using it for work, Monday to Friday.
For full details of the plans, please visit the official Halfords website here.
Final Word on the Crossfire 2 Hybrid Bike
Here are some final thoughts on the review of the Carrera Crossfire 2:
Would I recommend a Carrera Crossfire 2 to my friends and family?
Yes I would, 100%. Main points being very comfortable to ride, looks awesome and gears change smoothly. A nice bike to ride!
Would I recommend Halfords?
Yes, based on the customer service I received and the way the order was processed I thought Halfords did their job well.
I thought it would have been a good idea to receive an email notification that the bike was ready to pick up, although when I went at the agreed time, the bike was ready. It is just normal these days to receive an email stating your order is ready.
Are you think of buying a Carrera* bike?
Which one are you interested in? There are some very good offers on at Halfords on the Carrera bikes.
If you like cycling you may also be interested in the Gtech Electric Mountain bike article I wrote.