2 year review of the UK’s cheapest road bike (Carrera Virtuoso)

Should you buy a cheap road bicycle? Here’s a review (kinda) of the Carrera Virtuoso which I’ve had for almost two years. It cost £225 new from Cycle Republic/Halfords which I believe is the cheapest in the UK.

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Comments

ascar77uk says:

there are better bikes for the same amount of money calibre and btwin come to mind

Piotr Zugaj says:

Good job Bro !!!

The Mysterysuk says:

You’ve definitely got the right attitude about bikes mate, most push bikes are good now, I’ve been riding road bikes since the 1970s and believe me there were some awful bikes around back then. I got a Btwin Triban 500 two years ago for about the same price and it was a revelation to me, I use it everyday summer and winter plus all the Chavs round here know the price of everything and the value of nothing so I know it’s not going to get nicked when I go into Town.

Tony Kitching says:

Great video and the message is spot on. Any bike that works for you is the best bike. Great channel, really enjoy the videos. From super cold UK!!

Pete Heel says:

Couldn’t agree more with your comments. I was hard up 25 years ago and paid £80 for a real bone of a road bike. Commuted to work on it, got fit then rode it in my first triathlon. You can’t imagine the pleasure I got passing guys on climbs when they were riding £2k & £3k bikes while I still had a dynamo attached to my rear wheel. Unless you’re an elite rider, you’re never going to get true value for money out of an expensive bike.

Herbivore Nation says:

CYCLING ACROSS THAILAND VIDEO (on the Carrera): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s_l5g85lIUU

Tony Kitching says:

Great video and the message is spot on. Any bike that works for you is the best bike. Great channel, really enjoy the videos. From super cold UK!!

An Barr Buadh says:

I can only see this bike in halfords for £325? Any links to this cheaper one?

Jason cooper says:

Hi mate great video I’m like you don’t want to spend loads but want a good bike what lights and gear do you wear??? Thanks

logas dauksa says:

carrera vanquish, I don’t know the year of the bike yet but £100 I think its woth the money

pablo thefreelancer says:

What’s the total weight of this bike? Seems nice and light when I lifted it up in the shop .

Paweł Zmarlak says:

how much money did you spend on service and other additional things? i’m looking forward to buy used carrera zelos during my studies (gumtree.com/p/bicycles/carrera-zelos/1300388718) it would be great to hear from you about your thoughts on this advertisement. great review, keep it up!

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