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Written on: 14/11/2010
I have just purchased 2 vulcans from Halfords in Sheffield. I have to say the staff were most helpful in assisting in bike selection. However after collection the bikes were left unused for 4 days and I found 1 had a fla tyre due to a faulty valve and the other after riding 500 yards snapped the chain. Not very impressed and yes they are both going back to Halfords to be repaired. We will await the outcome… Read Full Review
Written on: 04/09/2010 by Mazikazi (1 review written)
The Carrera XC V Spec is possibly the better of the entry level bikes out there as is. Its light, has a decent spec and feels solid. Upgrading is possible and lockable forks, slimmer wheels with puncture resistent semi-slicks and hydrolic disc brakes will make this a very good 'hybrid'/cross country bike. Gear ratios are spot on. I would not use it for very rugged trails though purely because that's not what it was designed or built for… Read Full Review
Written on: 11/02/2010
FRAME GUARANTEE ?
Purchased a Carrera Vulcan 04, in Oct 2005.Have been very pleased. However I recently noticed a fine crack in the head tube. The bike has never been involved in any accident nor taken on rough terrain. Upon checking the paper work I found that the Aluminium frame is only guaranteed for two years. Has anyone had similar problems? E-mailed Halfords customer services no reply except the usual auto reply,still waiting.
I know the bike did not cost a fortune but warn others to… Read Full Review
Written on: 24/10/2009 by kirst5135 (1 review written)
The Carrera Vulcan is an excellent bike and I still can't belive the value for money. I bought the bike nearly two years ago and it's still going great. I always get my bikes serviced before an expedition but the Vulcan has always been fine. In the last while I have snaped one of my trigger shifters but it was my fault not the bikes and this is hardly a magor problem given that It can still sit right and will be easy to replace.
When I orderd my bike (instore) I chose not to pay for it until I… Read Full Review
Written on: 13/09/2009
Soon as I got the Carrera Vulcan bike it have something wrong with the forks and HALFORDS could not fix them and they would not give me a refund so the folks were broken soon as i got it also the gears were broken as well but they got fixed. i have had the bike for a year now and i have spent more money on it than i bought it for!!! The bike is rubbish i would nt recommend it to anybody buy a gt they are much much better!!!!… Read Full Review
Written on: 25/05/2009
Carrera Vulcan is a very good bike for the price perfect to upgrade for higher level riding. I rode this bike for about 6 months before deciding I wanted to start xc riding.
I got some secondhand hydraulic brakes for £30. (avid juicy3's with a 185mm rotor on the back and hayes stroker ryde with 160mm wavy disk on the front) then I got a set of lighter weight stronger wheels secondhand for another £30 (sun rhyno lite rims with shimano hubs) next I put on a shorter stem and better bars (this… Read Full Review
Written on: 20/04/2009
just got a Carrera Vulcan. its great. gears one dosent work butt halfords dealing wid it… Read Full Review
Written on: 09/02/2009
Would thoroughly recommend this bike as entry-level and possibly beyond without too much upgrading required. Had my vulcan for 14 months. No problems whatsoever. Am well impressed with the bike for the price i paid(sub £200). No maintenance problems. One gear lever refused to work. Promptly replaced by Halfords. Has coped with everything i have asked of it - on or off road… Read Full Review
Written on: 03/02/2009 by davis87 (1 review written)
i have the carerra vulcan special edition which is lighter than the normal version it also has rockshoxx dart 1 front forks which are very smooth the bike also has upgraded avid 5 michanical disk brakes. im very impressed with the bike so far… Read Full Review
Written on: 06/01/2009
Only ridden it twice since I bought it. I opted to build it myself as the bloke in halfords bikehut looked like a rem.
The bike feels solid to ride and is exactelly what i wanted in an entry level mountain bike… Read Full Review
Written on: 08/11/2008
Value for money i would have to say is about right. Very nice looking bike, controls ie:gears and brakes are easy to maintain, folks OK for general use but may need to change them if you expect to do more.great head set (sturdy)!. Comfortable to ride, may change to hydrolic brakes at a later date… Read Full Review
Written on: 31/10/2008
Good bike had it for 6 months nearly now and have had nothing wrong with it. The Carerra Vulcan has got awesome forks, altho damping needs to be set more. There is nothing bad about this mountain bike… Read Full Review
Written on: 26/10/2008
I bought this bike 10 weeks ago too save some money by riding too work instead of driving and i have had nothing but problems since day one. The first week i bought it the chain snapped riding too work which caused me too be late but a new link was an easy fix two days later i got a front punture which again was an easy fix. The week after a brake cable snapped on me but i had a spare at home but on the way home i got a rear puncture so had to get a new innertube. The next four weeks were… Read Full Review
Written on: 02/09/2008
Overall, i would say this Carrera Vulcan is worth the money, its got some really good specs and all of them put together makes a really good bike. It looks really great as well. The brakes for this bike are really sharp and very responsive! I bought this bike over a year now and it has been beaten up pretty bad. However it still keeps going, for 240 I really got my self a really sweet bike… Read Full Review
Written on: 22/08/2008
If you are looking for a great bike under £300 that can take some stick this is the perfect bike for you the bike can have its forks changed to nearly any other type of fork… Read Full Review
Written on: 08/08/2008
I think if you really struggle for a bike thats quite good in the £300 target area then this bike is suitable for you… Read Full Review
Written on: 07/06/2008 by mike756 (1 review written)
What can i say great bike highly recommend it to any one if you want to do more serious of roading just up grade the forks, i was told i was one of the 1st to have the 2008 model as i had been on the waiting list for them to be shipped over, although i have not used it every day its a nice ride the spec of this bike is almost the same as my kona which i do use daily, can any one tell me if you lock the forks?… Read Full Review
Written on: 26/05/2008
If you after a bike would recommend carrera V-SPEC breaking system. Its light, strong, good for city and great off road bike… Read Full Review
Written on: 13/03/2008
Great all round worth upgrading. The Carrera Vulca is a good alround bike, Ive had mine for over a year and everythings still just as good as brand new. Nothing needs changing and its still in great condition… Read Full Review
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