Carrera Transit Folding Bike
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Carrera Transit Folding BikeCreated for easy portability, the Carrera Transit Folding Bike is lightweight and also easy to maintain. With the frame being made of aluminium for a faster ride, the Nexus hub gearing system is designed for easy maintenance and creating an easier fold. This bike was made to turn heads with its stylish design and good looks.
- Frame: Lightweight aluminum
- Forks: Rigid steel for durability and comfort
- Gears: 3 Speed hub gears for easy commuting
- Brakes: Aluminium V-brakes for controlled stopping
- Wheels: 20" aluminium rims with rubber tyres for comfort and stability
- Folded Dimensions: L:855mm, W:355mm, H:680mm
The Transit also comes with mudguards, kick-stand and luggage rack, making this bike the ideal companion while commuting to and from work.
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Carrera Transit Folding Bike Extra Info
- FREE Local Store build.
- FREE 6-week service.
- Pre-Delivery inspection and 22 point safety check.
- OR get it delivered boxed for self-assembly.
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Approximate Weight (KG): 14kg Brake Type: V-Brakes Forks: Steel Rigid Frame Material: Alloy Gender: Unisex Number of Gears: 3 Pedals Included: Yes Suspension: Rigid Wheel Size: 20" Frame: Folding Frame Dimensions Folded (L x W x H): 74cm x 76cm x 40cm Front Brake: V-Brake Gear Shifters: Shimano Revo Shifter Handlebars: 540mm (width) steel handlebars Headset: Threaded Pedals: Black Folding Pedals Rear Brake: V-Brake Rims: Alloy Saddle: Black Comfort Saddle Seatpost: Steel Stem: Folding Tyres: Black rubber
Carrera Transit Folding Bike is rated out of 5 by 33.Rated 5 out of 5 by NigelP55 from Super Value Folding Bike A job change necessitated my need for a folding bike that I could take on the train. I picked up the bike two days ago and so far it has exceeded my expectations. The price and quality are excellent. Obviously you need to read reviews of people who have lived with the bike in the longer term, but initial impressions are excellent. The folding mechanisms are simple, easy and fast to do. I chose to have the bike built by Halfords although I could have done it myself, however as the service is free it seemed silly not to have an expert - or at least more of an expert than me take care of the hassle. I have seen a few negative comment about this bike, but none of them really hold water when I look at my one. One chap had the frame crack in under a year - he seemed to think he had to scrap the bike because being made of aluminium it couldn't be welded ..... guess what, any competent local engineering company can weld aluminium. Equally if it was under a year old it would be covered by warranty, unless the damage was caused by abuse. Another guy said he couldn't fold the bike fully unless he removed the carrier rack and dispensed with it. This complaint is nearly true but there is a very simple workaround. The bike won't fully fold because the left hand brake lever fouls on the carrier fixing strut. However, if you slacken the brake lever fixing bolt very slightly you can twist the brake lever down out of the way so the bike folds completely shut. When you unfold it, twist the lever back into place. There is still sufficient friction to stop the lever slipping around even when pulling on the brake. If you are worried about it coming lose just carry an Allan key with you (I have one of those Topeak bike multi-tools that Halfords sell and it can be conveniently wedged under the saddle when not needed to be on hand whenever required. Or you could just attach a small bag/purse to the bike to carry it that Halfords also sell. One 30 yr old said he found the folding levers stiff, well as a 55 yr old I had no trouble with them - it may be down to technique, or possibly the mechanisms were set too tight. That is easily remedied in a few moments by adjusting the lever clamping force with a small spanner until the clamp load is correct. On the road it is lovely to ride, the 3 speed read hub gear is a delight to use with jerk free gear changes and the gear change control very convenient to use. I particularly chose the "Transit" model because of the hub gears as I didn't want the "faff" of derailleur style gears. You set them up perfectly then the adjustment drifts off and you can't get one of the gears. In a folding bike I would think there is more chance for the derailleur gears to lose their setting. That said on the open road the bike could probably use a fourth gear to give a little more speed, but that is a very minor criticism - and if top speed really was a concern then I guess you could part with an extra £30 and get the Carrera Intercity bike with 8 speed derailleur gearing. As for carrying the bike, while it is not super light, I can easily carry it one handed - the carrier rack providing a convenient place to lift it from. All in all I would rate the bike as extremely good value, you can probably find ones that are lighter or fold a bit smaller, but from my research you pay three times the price for what can only be a marginal improvement at best. Would I recommend a Carrera Transit as a commuting bike - absolutely!Date published: 2017-09-23Rated 5 out of 5 by alongerme from a little gem well worth the money and it is also worth getting the 3 speed hub gear. I am unable to fault the bike equally the pre-collection service was excellent..Date published: 2017-09-23Rated 1 out of 5 by Partegas from Expect more... Used for partial (train in the middle) commute into London for 10 months. I am now looking for another bike as this one is beyond repair. The aluminum frame has cracked and now has sheared. Cannot weld or repair and I see no possibility of even a replacement. Bearings went after 6 months due to faulty assembly (stripped threads must have let in water). I'd like a bike to last longer than a year or at least have components available for replacement. Rubbish...Date published: 2017-07-10Rated 4 out of 5 by fastwindblow from a good well priced folder the build quality is good the bike folds well, personally I removed the rack and the mud guards, to assist closing the bike, and making it even smaller. It rides well and feels good in the steering department, firm on the road with a good grip set of tyres. the three gears make the bike move along well at speed without thrashing your legs.Date published: 2017-07-03Rated 5 out of 5 by helen65 from this bike is my best buy i brought this bike for my wife,so she could start to enjoy cycling at 65 this bike has met all her needsDate published: 2017-06-06Rated 4 out of 5 by Pjrobins from Great value In general, a great bike for the money. Rides very well. Gears are superb and the ratios are perfect for anything other than extremely steep downhills. The gear changes are instant and are a pleasure! Brakes are excellent. It's light weight and the folding mechanism is simple and fairly easy. I did have to remove the panier rack otherwise it's almost impossible to engage the socket which keeps the bike securely folded in two. Negatives are that the levers for the folding mechanism are stiff, even though I'm a man in my 30's. Suspect they might be a problem in winter with numb fingers! Also, it is inclined to fall over when folded so needs to be held when you are on a train or risk bashing other commuters ankles! However, I've only seen Brompton which manage to stay upright and they are at least 3 times the price so can't complain.Date published: 2017-05-25Rated 5 out of 5 by JaneP62 from Practical and fun Very happy with my purchase. Thought it would be difficult to get used to the folding mechanism but it's very easy. Great fun riding it around and I can store it in a cupboard at home as don't have garage or shed.Date published: 2016-09-04Rated 4 out of 5 by Kenybe from Easy to ride This bike is very easy to control at low speeds making it ideal to use as a town bike. Not as light as I would have preferred when folded up ,but removing rear carrier, which is too small for practical use, helped to make it lighter. Gears, although only three of them, are well selected ratios. This bike is very enjoyable to ride and ideal for taking with me when I go to London by train on a Saturday.Date published: 2016-08-27
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