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Carrera Virtuoso Road Bike

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  • Description
    • Carrera Virtuoso Road Bike

      Fly down roads at speed and lap up the miles with the Carrera Virtuoso Road Bike. Its light aluminium frame matched with hi-tensile steel forks ensure the Virtuoso is both responsive and comfortable, while its 16 speed Shimano Claris gearing makes building up speed an absolute piece of cake. Topped off with Tektro R312 Caliper brakes to control your speed and Kenda tyres, the Virtuoso is perfect for any aspiring road cyclist!

      • Frame: Stiff but light aluminium frame means you convert more of your power into speed
      • Forks: Hi-tensile steel fork for extra strength and control
      • Gears: 16 Speed Shimano Claris gears, more precise and lighter weight
      • Brakes: Tektro R312 Caliper brake for controlled stopping in all conditions
      • Wheels: Narrow 700c double wall aluminium wheels for the fastest speed on tarmac

      Carrera Virtuoso Road Bike 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
      Click here to find out more about the Carrera range

      Size Guide



      Height (Inch) Height (cm) Frame Size
      5' 3" - 5' 9" 162 - 177 51cm
      5' 8" - 6' 2" 175 - 183 54cm
  • Specification
    • Approximate Weight (KG): 11kg
      Brake Type: Dual Pivot Caliper Brakes
      Forks: Hi-tensile Steel
      Frame Material: Alloy
      Gender: Mens
      Number of Gears: 16
      Pedals Included: Yes
      Suspension: Rigid
      Wheel Size: 700C
      Bottom Bracket: Sealed Square Taper
      Cassette/Freewheel: Shimano HG50 11-28T 8 Speed
      Chain: KMC-Z72 8 speed
      Chainset: Prowheel 50/34Tooth
      Front Brake: Tektro R312 Caliper brake
      Front Hub: KT Alloy
      Front Mech: Shimano Claris
      Gear Shifters: Shimano Claris 2x8
      Geometry: Road
      Grips: Cork Tape
      Handlebar Type: Dropped
      Handlebars: Carrera Alloy
      Headset: FSA NO.10 Semi Intergrated
      Pedals: Vp Plastic Road
      Quick Release Front Wheel: Yes
      Quick Release Rear Wheel: Yes
      Rear Brake: Tektro R312 Caliper brake
      Rear Hub: KT Alloy
      Rear Mech: Shimano Claris
      Rims: Carrera Double Wall
      Saddle: Carrera Road
      Seatpost: Carrera Alloy
      Stem: Carrera Alloy 100mm
      Type: Road Bikes
      Tyre Size: 700 x 25c
      Tyres: Kenda K1018
  • Delivery Options
    • Next Day Delivery FREE next day delivery on all orders over £40 (Halfords products only) £3.99
  • Reviews
    • Carrera Virtuoso Road Bike is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 51.
      Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great allrounder I bought this as it was great value in the sale (£260) and I wanted a cheap to insure machine to get around town and be able to leave chained up without too much worry. I've been really surprised how good this bike is and have started to use it for training as well. I was worried about the size with the 54cm frame as I'm 6ft 2", but it's fine and my wife (5ft 7) can use it as well. The gears were nicely set up by Halfords and they work really nicely. The only thing I have changed are the pedals. I can only compare this to my GT Grade 105 and it's not as far off as I would have expected. The pickup is slower, the brakes aren't nearly as good and the gears aren't as smooth (or plentiful), but that's it really. It's the same weight and it looks good in black. I'm pleased with it.
      Date published: 2017-10-09
      Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great starter bike Great road bike for me as I used a mountain bike previously and wanted a road for commuting. It looks great and travels quite fast. There are two minor setbacks for me, which can be easily sorted, so planning on using the 6-week maintenance service. Firstly, I didn't like the toe straps but I removed them easily enough, but the pedal itself spins too freely so can sometimes push off on the underside of the pedal, but I'm planning on changing these pedals. Also, the chainset is a bit clunky when changing gears but that is probably my inexperience, but I can use the maintenance service from Halfords to sort this out. Overall, this is a great bike for the price and i would recommend to beginners.
      Date published: 2017-09-26
      Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great first road bike I was looking for my first road bike, read lots of reviews of lots of different bikes. The Carrera Virtuoso kept standing out as a very well priced, well sorted good value entry level bike. I have to agree with all the other reviews. It is a fantastic bike. Very light and easy to ride. The quality is up there with some of the big brands as is the equipment level. I found it very comfortable aswell. Only thing I would say is the pedal straps are the worst bit about it. I will be investing in a pedal/shoe combo soon but it won't stop me enjoying many more miles of riding. I love this bike. The red decals are also a lot brighter than they look in the photos, more of an orangey red. I liked this but others may diasagree.
      Date published: 2017-09-11
      Rated 5 out of 5 by from Top buy I purchased this bike mid May as a commute after upgrading from a mountain bike on slicks. What a revelation! Not only has my occasional commute become 15 mins quicker it has also become much more regular. Just racked up over 1200 miles and can't wait to get out on weekends. The bike just gets better along with my competence. Completed a 100 miler yesterday with an alu/carbon & full carbon rider and kept pace all the way. Also well worth getting the service plan, i pop it in every 3-4 weeks to Cheadle store and they keep it in tip top condition. Upgraded pedals to spd's but still kenda tyres. Only 1 puncture which was an impact. Don't get dazzled by brand names and big price tags, this looks and is the part. Thoroughly recommend.
      Date published: 2017-09-04
      Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great bike good value for the money Just started road biking. Went to Halfords and they helped me choose a bike. Really pleased with the bike good quality gearing and good to ride. I recommend this bike if you are just starting out
      Date published: 2017-09-04
      Rated 5 out of 5 by from Carrera Virtuoso Road Bike Great first time road bike for my Son, it rides really well and looks good as well. Good value also, he loves everything about it
      Date published: 2017-09-01
      Rated 5 out of 5 by from Absolute bargain I hadn't been on a road bike in over 35 years, what a pleasant surprise I got with this gem! Gear change is as slick as anything and the bike rolls so quietly and effortlessly, I love it and I'm riding out at least 4 times a week of a minimum of 1hr each time, really comfortable over 3 1/2 hour rides too! Great value for money and I also added the servicing too!
      Date published: 2017-09-01
      Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great first road bike After lots of web shopping I settled on this as the equipment level for the price is amazing. Having now ridden it for 4 weeks I can say the whole package is amazing value and a great ride to boot. Very precise in handling, smooth gear shifts and tackles hills really well.
      Date published: 2017-08-29
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