Written on: 06/05/2012 by damonbates
I was after a bike for longer rides as training for a 200 miler at the end of April. The Gryphon looked good and ticked the boxes, 2,000 miles (5 months) of training and I did the 200 mile ride with no trouble other than the brakes were a little spongey to the end - just needed minor adjustment which is easy to do from a thumbwheel by the handlebar. If you look after it and keep clean it's worth the money and will last. The only issue I found is the tyres, had a few punctures on the... (read more)
Written on: 07/06/2011 by user2
Brought this bike from Halford in Twichenham whilst on offer, and within a after buying the bike the gears messed up and it took a fortnight to get it mended just after buying it this was dissapointing because the bike was brand new and after that was not quite the same. Also after having a crash the staff were really unhelpful in that store telling me to get it fixed in Hounslow 5 miles away they didn't want to know. After that experience I would really doubt about buying a bike at Halfords... (read more)
Written on: 04/01/2011 by mojo8210 (1 review written)
The Carrera Gryphon Road Pro bicycle is an exellent introduction towards road bikes. It cannot endure the hardship that a mountain bike can take and being a middle range priced bike then I would suggest only getting average performance from it.
This bike (based on other reviews and myself) is NOT designed for the gruellling bike run when people tend to stand on the pedals to shift weight for purpose of propulsion. Simply the rear spokes wont last if u did, as the other reviwers suggest.
An... (read more)
Written on: 14/09/2010
Have regularly had to replace broken spokes (290mm).
Have now had to buy a new rear wheel. Only they are very difficult to get hold of so my value £300 pound bike no has a £150 rear wheel. Beware. probably why my first Gryphon got pinched. Halfords really should look into this problem. I also suffered from the mis-aligned rear tape problem which resulted in the inevitable puncture. Shame really as would be a great bike. (read more)
Written on: 15/05/2010
Bought my Carrera Gryphon disk spec in Feb this year.I regularly use it on my 20 mile round trip commute Monday to Friday.Up until about late March everything was fine but then a rear spoke snapped.I took it into Halfords and was told they "may" fix it under warranty as i had bought a repair plan.I explained that it snapped as i was overtaking on a central london road and it wasn't due to bad riding etc etc.2 weeks later the bike is ready to be collected.The next day i start my commute again... (read more)
Written on: 19/05/2009 by maxx1 (1 review written)
very pleased with the Carrera Gryphon bike , value for money, however poor after sales and advice from Halfords. I am cycling on average 170 mies per week and when the rear spokes kept snapping I was first told by Halfords that I was not cleaning the bike properly, then I was told that I was using the bike to excess 4000 miles in six months I feel is not excess.I am still in dispute with Halfords over the snapped derailer. (read more)
Written on: 16/04/2009
I have the Carrera Gryphon for 12 months now and use it for daily commute and done about 1400 miles. Great bike for the price and value for money. Two niggles though.
1. I got a puncture about 6 months ago and on further investigation found that rim tape has slipped exposing the holes for the spokes. These holes had sharp edges and were not deburred. I had to put on a second rim tape to solve.
2. At just over a year old it has started to break spokes in the rear wheel. It is happening... (read more)
Written on: 17/11/2008 by shahkhan786 (1 review written)
I dunno why i went into halfords, but ended up buying a carerra vulcan - which i hated. salesman told me that i can lock the suspensions - which was a lie. almost lost my life on the thing as i bounced off at a corner. returned the damn thing as i was mis-sold to. wanted something promising, so after 2 hours of testing all the bikes - i bought a gryphone - and i love it! Very fast bike. I used to get really tired and sore from the vulcan, but this one keeps up with the spesialised and the... (read more)
Written on: 23/04/2008
A cracking bike for commuting - it flies compared to my old road bike, much better riding position for commuting, very smooth with minimal vibration trasmitted to rider (my biggest worry). I'm very pleased with it, and at less than £300 it's excellent value too. (read more)
Written on: 21/04/2008 by jax666
I am only doing about 45-50miles a week at the moment but will be using it for the London to Brighton ride in June. Early days with it but will keep you informed if there are any changes. (read more)
Written on: 12/09/2007 by billtcl (1 review written)
I needed a low cost commuter that can do the miles (160 a week on London's shoddy roads). I've had the Gryphon 4 months now and it is perfect. Really good brakes, nice gearing, light and quick. At under £400 it is a very well specced machine. I was somewhat wary about buying from Halfords and true enough the first one I went into was staffed by Fraggle Rock. But the staff at Kingston Upon Thames were interested, knowledgeable and helpful - like a real bike shop. The 6 week service was... (read more)
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