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Carrera Crossfire

“Not as expected”

Written on: 03/08/2012 by DailyCyclist (1 review written)

The Carrera Crossfire 3 (2012) first seemed a really good bike well built at a good price, however, the build quality has left a lot to be desired. I bought this bike for my daily commute to/from work on a daily basis, which consists of 50% flat gravel cycle track, 45% cycle path and 5% road. Firstly the wheels are of a very poor quality, I am not an overly heavy guy (6'3" and 15 1/2 st) but I had to break very hard when a kid walked out in front of me causing the bike to go up onto the front… Read Full Review

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Gtavalanche1.0's Response to DailyCyclist's Review

Written on: 26/04/2013

1) you expect to corner well on loose gravel... Are you mentally challenged?

2) you expect to brake well on loose gravel... Were you born a bell end?

3) Tread is affected by weight, usage, and tire pressure so id suggest maintaining Air Pressure in the tires to a reasonable 60-65 PSI depending on your style of riding and weight.

4) i think you would be better suited to a trike :)

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Rupertrogue's Response to DailyCyclist's Review

Written on: 18/06/2013

Ironically I think you'd be better off with a Crossfire 1! With respect, you are quite a bit heavier than most bikes really cater for, and it seems to me that the Crossfire 3 is designed to save weight, possibly at the expense of ultimate strength

Take. for example, the wheels which are different and lighter than those fitted to Crossfire 1 & 2. I have both a Crossfire 1 and 2 'in the family'. Caliper brakes will be affected by any imperfection in the wheel rim, but when all is well they are more effective than the discs: this should be obvious, since discs have to overcome the inertia of the spinning wheel around them (think of an old fashioned kiddies spinning top). When they do work well they put strain on the wheel structure and its that effect that caused your wheel to collapse.

I think one star is a distinctly harsh, given these are really quite cheap for relatively sophisticated alloy framed bikes.. A daily commute involving a long stint on a gravel track will test any bike over time and you really need a machine that puts robustness above all other considerations. I have no complaints about by two Crossfires- except for a twisted chain on one of them which nobody can explain.

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Carrera Crossfire

“carerra commuting capers”

Written on: 03/05/2012

Got my crossfire 1000 about 7 years ago. while the frame is reasonably light I have found on my daily 8 mile return commute a number of difficulties over the years. Bear in mind there have been good length s of time where the bike has not been used a lot. Good points ; it rides well, is reasonably sturdy and access via all the quick release bolts to wheels and stem is good. Suspension has packed in over the years and while the forks have proved sturdy the suspension has never impressed me… Read Full Review

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Carrera Crossfire

“The Carrera Crossfire is quite a good bike for the...”

Written on: 31/05/2010

The Carrera Crossfire is quite a good bike for the price, although some of the components could do with being upgraded, i have the 05 version (bought at the end of the "season") so i got it at a lower price, i don't think i'd pay £300+ for it. Quite lightweight compared to what i've ridden in the past, good chain and pedals, they seems to be the first thing to go for me. The tires aren't great, they don't puncture too easily but they are a bug_ger to get off when they do puncture, i'd look to… Read Full Review

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Written on: 31/05/2010

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Carrera Crossfire

“I will start by saying that this is a good bike for...”

Written on: 27/10/2009

I will start by saying that this is a good bike for the price you will pay for it and is a good "re-introduction" to cycling if you have been out of the saddle for a while. It's certainly a vast improvement on the bottom of the range £100 bracket Halfords bikes. The riding position is comfortable thanks to adjustable stem. The mega-range gears have an extra-high top cog to help you up hills when you run out of puff. Would recommend for short, occasional commutes, rides out on cycletracks, tow… Read Full Review

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Carrera Crossfire

“i have bought this Carrera Crossfire in halfords...”

Written on: 07/03/2009 by joconnor59 (1 review written)

i have bought this Carrera Crossfire in halfords IRELAND i have found this bike excellent easy to ride easy gear change ideal for town or city commute or leisure trips i got 2 panniers put on rear with luggage handy to carry stuff,,,,its top drawer of a bike !!!! i did have to pay extra for mud-guards...i have had loads of makes of bikes over the years and this is up there with the best...for the money its great value i highly recomend it 100 % john IRELAND… Read Full Review

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Carrera Crossfire

“Suspension on the Carrera Crossfire is fantastic and...”

Written on: 24/02/2009

Suspension on the Carrera Crossfire is fantastic and the frame is extremely light. I commute and this is the perfect vehicle from home to train and train to work. Ergonomically designed grips and highly responsive breaks. Only bad point is seat isn't that comfortable and there does not appear to be anywhere to attach a kick-stand. A great product for the price. I would certainly buy Carrera again… Read Full Review

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Guest's Comment

Written on: 13/06/2011

you can get side stands they fit on the angle near the rear wheel.I got one from James cycles at Chesterfield cost £14.65 good luck

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Carrera Crossfire

“Highly recommend this bike for a good all round...”

Written on: 27/06/2008

Highly recommend this bike for a good all round introductory bike that does not cost a fortune… Read Full Review

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Carrera Crossfire

“Have seen better looking bikes could make the welding...”

Written on: 22/05/2008

Have seen better looking bikes could make the welding look better… Read Full Review

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Carrera Crossfire

“I am very happy with this bike, the aftercare service...”

Written on: 22/04/2008 by christella (1 review written)

I am very happy with this bike, the aftercare service is ok. The problem is that they sold me a 16 inch frame and I am too tall for that, so make sure you know what you are doing. I have had the bike for over one year and do about 100 miles per week, it is very comfortable to ride and I have had no problems… Read Full Review

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Babelicious's Response to 361278_christella's Review

Written on: 15/04/2009

hi, i am just about to get a carrera crossfire 16 inch frame, i am 5ft 4, how tall are you ?

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