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Carrera Intercity Folding Bike - Grey

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Carrera Intercity Folding Bike - Grey4.4546

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  • Description
    • Carrera Intercity Folding Bike - Grey

      The Carrera Intercity Folding Bike is constructed from lightweight aluminium making it a breeze to carry around places where you really shouldn't ride your bike (like through your office). When folded, the dimensions are just 835mm x 360mm x 660mm so it is nice and easy to store away too.

      • Frame: Lightweight aluminum
      • Forks: Rigid steel for durability and comfort
      • Gears: 8 Speed for easy commuting
      • Brakes: Aluminium V-brakes for controlled stopping
      • Wheels: 20" aluminium rims with rubber tyres for comfort and stability
      • Folded dimensions: L:835mm, W:360mm, H:660mm
      • Front and rear mudguards, luggage rack and kickstand included

      Fancy a folding bike but don't quite know where to start? You might want to check out out our Folding Bikes Buyer's Guide for some handy hints.

      Carrera Intercity Folding Bike - Grey Extra Info

      • FREE Local Store build
      • FREE Bronze Check after 6 weeks
      • Pre-Delivery inspection = 22 point safety check
      • OR get it delivered boxed for self-assembly

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  • Specification
    • Approximate Weight (KG): 12kg
      Brake Type: V-Brakes
      Forks: Steel Rigid
      Frame Material: Alloy
      Gender: Unisex
      Number of Gears: 8
      Pedals Included: Yes
      Suspension: Rigid
      Wheel Size: 20"
      Frame: Folding
      Frame Dimensions Folded (L x W x H): 835mm x 360mm x 660mm
      Front Brake: V-Brake
      Gear Shifters: Shimano Tourney 8-speed Revo Shifter
      Handlebar Type: Flat
      Handlebars: 560mm (width) alloy handlebars
      Pedals: Black Folding Pedals
      Rear Brake: V-Brake
      Rims: Alloy
      Saddle: Black Comfort Saddle
      Seatpost: Alloy
      Tyres: Black rubber
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  • Reviews
    • Carrera Intercity Folding Bike - Grey is rated 4.4 out of 5 by 46.
      Rated 4 out of 5 by from Daily Commute either end of the train line I bought this bike about 3 weeks ago to commute to my local train station, take the bike on the train at rush hour and then cycle from Euston to Bank. Reverse at rush hour on the way home! *The Ride: The bike handles well, having been used to a hybrid for commuting I was pleasantry surprised at how nippy this one is and the 8 gears mean it can handle the hills. The saddle the bike comes with is really uncomfortable so I've swapped it out for my old one. *Folding: Ok, there are 5 stages to folding it which does take longer than a brompton for example but then I'm not fussed about the extra 20 seconds it may take. There are a few things you have to watch out for when folding 1) The pedals have to be in the right position or it won't fit together 2) If you put the saddle down too far it's not as stable when you stand it on the train (you have to leave a couple of inches of the saddle stem up) 3) If, like me you've put a comfortable saddle onto the bike, you'll need to rotate the saddle slightly to allow the fold to work 4) The handlebar post needs to be about 1 inch short of all the way down to make sure it doesn't get in the way of the closing catch 5) You have to hold the handlebars against the front wheel and slightly tilt it as you locate the closing catch into it's metal harsp or it looks like it doesn't fit (this took me quite a few times to get right) 6) It's more stable on the train one way round, basically the chain side of the bike needs to be away from the side of the train, if you put it with the chain side against the train it'll probably fall over. 7) Where the seat post touches the ground it picks up grit and is damaging the bottom of the post and brings grit up into the seat post as you raise the saddle. Time will tell if this will cause any serious issues. *Size & Weight: It's just under a kg heavier than a similarly loaded Brompton. I can carry it unfolded quite easily up and down the stairs at the station (45, moderately fit and 5' 6" female). Folded it's ok to lift and move small distances but any more than a few yards and I struggle, not because of the weight but rather it's awkward shape to carry when folded. The finally folded bike is a bit longer than the brompton but again, unless you need to take it on the tube I've not found this to be a problem. *Final thoughts It's not as neat as the brompton but for over £1,000 cheaper than the equivalent with mudguards, gears etc I'd say it was definitely the better choice for anyone on a budget and not worried about being "on trend". However if you need to carry it any distance folded on your commute then you may struggle unless you're a bit stronger than me.
      Date published: 2018-02-11
      Rated 5 out of 5 by from good value Returning to cycling at 69 years old , I found the bike very easy to fold up and rebuild when using the tram to work each day. The gear change is smooth and the brakes excellent. good value for money.
      Date published: 2018-02-04
      Rated 4 out of 5 by from Pros outweigh the Cons Having a 30 min walk either side of my train journey, I decided to invest in a folding bike - I have been delighted with versatility this has offered - I've figured out comfortable ways to carry this, folding down is easy enough and with 8 speed, I can get up to 25 mph down hills comfortably and have an absolute mountain on the way home, which is great exercise and not taxing to the point where it isn't still a fun and smooth ride. I do roughly 9 miles a day on the bike, some suburban and A-roads and some city cycling - I enjoy whipping this little thing about - it seems to corner really nicely for little wheels and it feels solid... to view it ergonomically you would not expect it to be the comfortable ride it is... it just feels like riding a bike. I weigh 11.5 stones, so maybe I'm a little big for a bike like this, not so sure. I think some of the hardware is very very low quality - My break pads have lasted about 4 months and I'll need to change them out soon. I've needed to adjust the cable length twice a week, and balancing the breaks has been testing. I'm guessing this is because the staff at Halfords just didn't set the bike up to a decent standard in the first place, but not sure... Maybe I'm pushing this type of bike a little hard/fast... The tires this bike came with are absolute garbage - which I suppose is to be expected at the low price point - but I have, in 4 months, had close to 10 punctures... The foreign articles I keep finding in the tire and removing are so insignificant, and yet the damage is done... I was hoping for tougher stock tires on the assumption that when assembling this bike, Halfords would've considered the fact that these need to ride multiple surface types and in cities, gutter glass is really really common. So once I get new break pads and more robust tires on this, it'll be great - it's just a bit of a shame Halfords drives it's prices down by putting such unbelievably naff hardware on an otherwise fantastic bike. I don't want this review to put people off this bike - All the maintenance I'm having to do is super straight forward, and I quite enjoy tinkering - but if you'd really rather not have to do this, maybe discuss paying extra for an upgrade on the tires/tubes/break pads straight away.
      Date published: 2018-01-30
      Rated 5 out of 5 by from great product and great customer support I am satisfied with the great service by the customer support team. I was told tips and tricks as well.
      Date published: 2018-01-13
      Rated 1 out of 5 by from Damaged product Collected this product boxed for self assembly .Took product home to discover frame was damaged & the central hinge would not fully connect to lock the frame in place.Also discovered upon reading manual that the max user weight for this product was considerably less than my weight. Took the bike straight back to store for a refund, explained damage & pointed out that it would be beneficial if the max user weight was stated on product description when viewing products on line.This bike looked like a returned product which had been re-boxed to look like new.
      Date published: 2017-11-15
      Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great bike Got one of these a few months ago and love it. Look forward to taking it out for a ride. Haven't been riding a bike since I was a kid and it was so easy to get back into riding with this bike. Bike is a little heavier than expected but that is not a problem, as I just fold it and leave the seat up so I can wheel it around when going on the train station/underground, using the seat to push the bike around.
      Date published: 2017-11-06
      Rated 2 out of 5 by from Great while it lasted This bike was great and I really enjoyed cycling to work with it. I used it on the Irish Rail intercity train weekly and transporting it was fine. It is a little heavy to carry any distance and does not roll well while folded but most of the time you can just fold it when you need to stow it. It got me around perfectly in Dublin city and I would have given it an excellent review but after about 20 months of reasonable use (60km a week) the weld at the middle folding section completely sheared while I was cycling. It was potentially serious but luckily I was on a segregated cycle track when it happened. I escaped with minor injuries. Halfords were shocked and have replaced the bike (still under warranty) with a good road bike as they could not get a better folding bike and I had no confidence in this model. If you have this bike be wary, maybe get it checked.
      Date published: 2017-10-19
      Rated 1 out of 5 by from Seems to be good product It is very difficult to rate this bike. Looks like a very good product but due to poor service I had to return it but ordered another one.
      Date published: 2017-09-04
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