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Carrera Vulcan Electric Mountain Bike - 16", 18", 20", 22" Frames

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Carrera Vulcan Electric Mountain Bike - 16", 18", 20", 22" Frames4.4545
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  • Description
    • Carrera Vulcan E Electric Mountain Bike – 16”, 18”, 20”, 22” Frames

      Make light work of mountains with the Carrera Vulcan E Electric Mountain Bike. If you’re looking for effortless electric riding, on and off road, the Vulcan E is an outstanding option.

      The 417Wh battery will give you up to 50 miles of electric pedal power – perfect to get you over those peaks. And when you’re back after riding, a charge time of 6 hours means the Vulcan E will be ready to go again in no time. Power is delivered by a rear hub motor with torque sensor, for smooth and responsive assistance when you need it. As standard on all Carrera E-bikes, the Vulcan comes with an integrated smart control system that protects the battery from overheating, short circuiting or overcharging. The battery re-charges in just 6 hours, and comes with a full 2-year / 500 charge warranty.

      The electric motor of the Carrera Vulcan is controlled via full LCD Suntour Head Unit. The detachable head unit allows you to choose from one of 4 assistance modes, depending on the level of support you require. The unit also allows the user to view additional data such as Speed and Mileage to provide additional data whilst riding.  The display is located centrally, directly below the line of vision whilst riding, allowing you to keep your attention on the trail.
      Add in a lightweight aluminium frame plus 9-speed Shimano Altus gears and you’ve got a bike that offers seamless climbing. For the descents, there’s the Vulcan E’s strong hydraulic disc brakes. A Suntour Suspension fork with 120mm of travel allows you to tackle trails with ease, while double wall alloy rims and Kenda tyres provide excellent grip on the ride down.


      With a large battery capacity of 417Wh / 11.58Ah and a range of up to 50miles per charge the Vulcan is very capable of going the distance. With a frame-mounted battery on the Vulcan E’s down-tube, weight is balanced against the rear mounted hub motor providing an improved ride quality, over those with rear-mounted batteries.

      Battery Rating  


      The Carrera Vulcan E is built around a fantastic Suntour rear hub electric motor system, seamlessly integrated into the rear wheel, providing improved traction and controlled handling.

      Motor Rating  


      The power control in the system is delivered courtesy of a premium Torque sensor, which gradually eases the power in and out in response to your input, providing a natural ride characteristic and a real reason to upgrade from more basic speed sensor systems. The quality of the Torque sensor is really notable when accelerating out of corners and make small, or when making tighter intricate manoeuvres.

      Sensor Rating  

      Frame / Components

      Frame: Lightweight aluminium
      Gears: 9-speed Shimano Altus
      Suspension: Suntour Fork 120mm
      Brakes: Hydraulic Disc
      Wheels: 27.5" with Kenda K1027 Tyres

      Carrera Vulcan E Electric Mountain Bike – 16”, 18”, 20”, 22” Extra Info

      • FREE build
      • Unlimited lifetime safety checks
      • Lifetime guarantee on frames and rigid forks*
      • Performance E-Bike Cyclecare available

      *Please see our T&C's here


      Size Guide

      Height (Inch) Height (cm) Frame Size
      5' 5" - 5' 10" 165 - 178 17" - 18"
      5' 10" - 6' 1" 177 - 185 19" - 20"
      6' - 6' 6" 183 - 198 21" - 22"
  • Specification
    • Age: Teen+
      Approximate Weight (KG): 24kg
      Brake Type: Hydraulic Disc Brakes
      Forks: Suntour XCM
      Frame Material: Alloy
      Gender: Unisex
      Maximum Rider Weight: 120kg
      Maximum Speed: 15.5mph
      Number of Gears: 9
      Pedals Included: Yes
      Recharge Time: 6 hours
      Suspension: Front Suspension
      System voltage: 36V
      Weight: 23.5 kg
      Wheel Size: 27.5"
      Amps: 11.58AH
      Battery: Phylion
      Battery Features: On/off switch
      Battery warranty: 2 years/500 charges
      Battery Weight: 2.5kg
      Bottom Bracket: Square taper
      Cassette/Freewheel: Shimano Altus 11-34T
      Chain: KMC X9
      Chainset: Suntour, 38T
      Component warranty: 2 years electrical, 1 year other components
      Crank Arm: 170mm
      Digital battery charger: Yes
      Display: Suntour LCD Display
      Display Features: Detachable 4 assist modes, speed, mileage
      Drive Type: Rear Drive
      Electric Bike System: Suntour
      Frame: 7005 alloy
      Frame warranty: 2 years
      Front Brake: Clarks M2
      Front Hub: Formula DC-20FQR
      Front/Rear Wheel Drive: Rear Drive
      Gear Shifters: Shimano Altus
      Gears: Shimano Altus
      Geometry: MTB
      Grips: Velo
      Handlebar Type: Flat
      Handlebars: Carrera alloy
      Headset: Semi-integrated
      Maximum Range: Up to 50 miles
      Motor Rating: 7.5
      Motor Type: Rear Hub
      Mudguard Mounts: Yes
      Pannier Rack: No
      Pedals: Wellgo
      Quick Release Front Wheel: Yes
      Quick Release Rear Wheel: No
      Rear Brake: Clarks M2
      Rear Hub: Motor
      Rear Mech: Shimano Altus
      Rims: Alloy, double wall
      Saddle: Carrera MTB
      Seatpost: Carrera alloy
      Sensor Type: Torque sensor
      Stem: Carrera alloy
      Tyre Size: 27.5 x 2.1"
      Tyres: Kenda K1027
      Watt-Hour: 417Wh
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  • Reviews
    • Carrera Vulcan Electric Mountain Bike - 16", 18", 20", 22" Frames is rated 4.4 out of 5 by 53.
      Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very happy I've had this bike for a year now have changed the seat as the one the is standard is so hard not had any problems with it . I live at the top of a hill and it gets me home I don't even get off the seat I still get a workout but don't have to kill myself .
      Date published: 2018-08-22
      Rated 4 out of 5 by from i like it I have so far done about 800km. It has been excellent. I use eco around town and tour in the country. I get a good range from the battery. about 40 miles. got first class service from Halfords in Aberdeen knew nothing about e bikes but they were so patient and helpful. would recommend both the bike and Halfords. the disc brakes took a bit of getting used to at the beginning
      Date published: 2018-08-17
      Rated 2 out of 5 by from Excellent motor. Poor components Got this on cycle to work in Feb 18. Explained that cycling is my only transport and needed something robust and reliable. ( I did over 5000 miles on my Scott scale in 2017 ) work pattern and location rule out public transport so a good bike is vital. I was assured that this was the bike for me. Firstly after a couple of attempts by halfords ended taking it to my local mechanic to get gears properly sorted.Had back wheel trued at same time as it was off centre. Then right side pedal seized up. Sounded like a pirate ship in a gale. But I usually change the pedals anyway so hey ho not bovvered. Then the punctures started. Traced eventually to pinch on the sides. Only tyre that seems to have held is a Schwalbe big Ben plus ebike tyre....... so far. If you're a heavy rider ( I'm 94kgs and no slouch ) invest in decent tyres from the off. I do mainly cycle track with a little single track around hull when time permits. No power cut out on brake. I've done 1500 miles on this in 6 mnths and I'm on my 3rd set of rear pads. I accept extra weight and power will increase wear but I would think a power cut off would be a necessity. Current issues august 2018. Last couple of weeks a nasty thunk and plastic vibration has been coming from the crank. It's snapped a new kmc chain and has on occasion developed a mind if it's own. Stood talking to friend and the bike was trying to set off on its own? And no wasn't hitting the walk button by accident. Took it halfords St Andrews Quay there is play on bottom bracket and after reading a review from a guy in island i suspect something serious has snapped in torque sensor set up if the bottom bracket is fubar I'm told it'll cost me and also it's " only a std bottom bracket " Not happy about either fact. You can't put the power of a 250w motor through a cheap bottom bracket and I totally accept that wheels etc are mine to maintain but something as essential as the BB is considered subject to excessive use after 1500miles when my Scott has 6000 miles and not a squeak? The mechanic has tried placate me by saying it may just need nipping up. On the whole when this bike is working and puncture free it's a lot of fun and I really wish I could give it a good review. A great tool for keeping fit if used properly and have the right tyres. Fine if you want a toy you.might use on the odd occasion but if you need to rely on it. Don't bother. I maybe stuck with an expensive bike I can't afford to get fixed and no chance of getting something I can rely on until my cycle to work comes up next year at which point I will be going back to my local independent.
      Date published: 2018-08-10
      Rated 5 out of 5 by from carrera Vulcan electric espec Purchased from Halfords store 0822...superb customer service.... Be careful buying a Electric bike online from other retailers you could end up with loads of problems..what you need is to buy from a shop in your hometown...Glad I did Halfords customer service is superb ...the carrera Vulcan Espec electric is a fine bike...dont get taken in by online retailers or reviews saying they have problems.... The only problem a customer will have is if they buy a electric bike online... Believe me I've been down that route....
      Date published: 2018-07-18
      Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic entry level e bike I have a 8 mile commute to work - not a lot I hear you shout - but it is a rather hilly route. I have been doing this on my road bike but when the cycle to work option came up I decided to try an e bike. I was considering either the Vulcan or the crossfire but I eventually went for the Vulcan purely for its versatility. I was not disappointed! The bike is superb in all conditions, I’ve taken it on a purpose built local mtb trail and it felt strong and dependable. The commuting has become much more leisurely now but I don’t use any other mode than ‘eco’ so I stil get a decent work out. On the flat and downhill I turn the power off which helps save battery power but trying to pedal on an incline with no power is not such a good idea! I have had a couple of cut outs but a simple reset and it’s up and running again. (Had to give 4 stars on performance due to this) I’ve owned the bike for 3 weeks and haven’t used my car for anything, it really does give you the motivation to cycle everywhere. I can already tell my fitness is improving and my weight is starting to drop. The battery power is good not quite as much as stated but that depends heavily on conditions ie rider weight, his hard you ride and what setting you are in. I would definitely recommend this bike if you are considering your first e bike. (See my YouTube video - carrera Vulcan e bike longshaw to fulwood )
      Date published: 2018-06-06
      Rated 4 out of 5 by from Carrera Vulcan Electric Mountain Bike Only had this for a month and not done single track, but v user friendly, good fun, no teething problems, good service from Halfords
      Date published: 2018-06-01
      Rated 5 out of 5 by from First electric bike i have had this a couple of months now and it’s been spot on. Had a couple of issues with it cutting out for no reason, but this seems to have sorted its self out now. Comfortable ride and battery lasts well. The charge remains in the battery even when left for a few days in the garage. The other issue I had was tyres. They get punctured really easy, so I would recommend you get slime tubes or a tyre that is less susceptible to punctures. Other than that it’s a good entry electric bike.
      Date published: 2018-05-17
      Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good basic e-bike A very good basic e-bike comparable with market leaders like Cube, Giant and Trek but at about half the price. Maybe a little heavier than some but no e-bike is light! Do your own research, try others and try Halfords 30 minute trial, but don't necessarily be 'advised' by Halfords' staff unless you have confidence in your local branch because, in my experience, their expertise is not worth a great deal. Also, beware the offer to build your bike for you! - get ir supplied boxed. Get your Btritish Cycling membership @£23 and save 10%.
      Date published: 2018-05-09
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