Carrera Virtuoso Road Bike


Carrera Virtuoso Road Bike


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  • 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 6-week first service
    • Pre-Delivery inspection + 22 point safety check
    • OR get it delivered boxed for self-assembly
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    Size Guide

    Height (Inch) Height (cm) Frame Size
    5' 3" - 5' 9" 162 - 177 51cm
    5' 8" - 6' 2" 175 - 183 54cm
  • Approximate Weight (KG): 11kg
    Brake Type: Dual Pivot Caliper Brakes
    Forks: Hi-tensile Steel
    Gender: Mens
    Number of Gears: 16
    Pedals Included: Yes
    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
    Frame: Alloy
    Front Brake: Tektro R312 Caliper brake
    Front Hub: KT Alloy
    Front Mech: Shimano Claris
    Gear Shifters: Shimano Claris 2x8
    Geometry: Road
    Grips: Cork Tape
    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
  • Carrera Virtuoso Road Bike is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 35.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great value bike Jumped from a hybrid men's bike to this bike, was looking for something a bit lighter and a bit more competitive on the road.Have the bike a month and really happy with it, great gear ratio, light but solid on the road, using it to commute to work at the moment and really enjoying the ride on this bike. I am not 100% sure about the pedals/ clips, think its more an individual choice, might look at new peddle options, but apart from that a great buy, really smart looking bike.
    Date published: 2017-08-04
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Really enjoying this bike Had long given up on the idea of having a road bike again (having said goodbye to my last one over 30 years ago) but a recent desire to get fitter had me searching for something reasonably priced. Bikes have changed beyond recognition since my last one so I had to rely on reviews and settled on the Virtuoso. I haven't enjoyed a purchase as much as this for...ever! The spec is great, bike so light, gears spot on for me. I'm sure some will find fault but it suits my needs perfectly. I too lost the pedal straps quickly, but haven't felt the need to change anything else. I try and avoid buying from big stores if I can but couldn't find anything as good as this for even twice the price in an independent store. And the customer service I have received from the York store has been the friendliest, most helpful I've received from any big store and it's hard to imagine it could be better. It's the weekend tomorrow and I can't wait to eat up some more miles.
    Date published: 2017-07-21
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from 1st road bike but amazing This is my 1st road bike; had a hybrid before. But the commute to work is a lot easier. Only had it a month but cant complain so far. Shifting is simple, brakes are responsive and the build is solid. Great entry level bike :)
    Date published: 2017-07-15
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great bike, a couple of modifications necessary I bought this bike online and got it built at the Brixton Halfords. On my cycle home I got a puncture within 5 mins. No sign of an external puncture, nothing poking through the tyre or inner tube, and when I took it back they surmised it was something inside the tyre that had caused it during the build. They repaired it for free and have had no trouble since. The repairs were done at Old Kent Road Halfords, and the mechanic there made tweaks to the gears, the hub and tension of the cables. They commented that a lot of builds from Brixton had come back with early problems. In regards to the performance, the bike is a little stiff in the frame, but feels like I am getting very good speed from it in high gears. I would highly recommend removing the stock pedals and going for clips or flat pedals, as the straps are very difficult to get back into after dismounting at a red light. I would also recommend changing the tyres to Continental or Schwabb, and will be doing so when winter rolls around. Other users have commented that the seat is uncomfortable but I think it is fine. The gears change smoothly, the brakes are responsive and I am very happy with the performance so far over the 3 weeks I've been using it. Have shaved 5 mins off my commute. Great value for money for any regular road user.
    Date published: 2017-07-08
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good entry racing bike Got this for weekend road runs, after years of commuting on a hybrid. Its been many years since riding drop handle bars, took a few days tweaking to get set up perfect, but feels really good and fast now.
    Date published: 2017-07-01
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Basic but fun An entry level bike but ticks all the boxes. a pleasure to ride (lightweight wheels makes it a little skittish). The only negative were the pedals, I removed the straps after which they were o.k. but are really designed to be thrown away and replaced with a shoe/pedal combo. I kept the bike boxed, took it to Poland, it was easy to assemble and use it as a holiday bike.
    Date published: 2017-06-30
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Not Ridden for 30 years some top tips -but a great bike I bought this bike to commute to and from work (5 miles each way) I bought a road bike on the recommendation of my friend. I'm writing this at the end of my first week of use. It is a really great bike, a lot of comments have been made about the pedals which I probably will replace eventually. But if you don't like the mesh cages, a allan key takes them of in a minute and it hasn't affected my ride. If you've not cycled for a while and are considering this bike, here on some points to note. If you are on a very smooth road this things flies it really does. I live in an area where we have red ways (so basically pedestrian and cyclist paths meaning you don't have to be on the main road) for anything but smooth tarmac you will feel every bump and hump! Coupled with the razor sharp saddle, suffice to say there are areas of tenderness! What I also found surprising is the vibration will rock up your arms into your shoulders. To counter both of these my friend has suggested some padded cycling gloves and a gel seat cushion. (£15 for both from a well know online retailer) . Overall though the performance is great, and since this my first bike since my Raleigh Grifter, all those years ago, its very easy to get to grips with.
    Date published: 2017-06-30
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from First thousand miles completed Having purchased a virtuoso in April , I have just completed the first thousand miles on this fantastic bike. As the miles pass by it gets to be a more comfortable ride. The lightweight design makes for a quick ride too. In fact the bike almost seems disappointed to stop when the journey ends !! I would recommend this bike to anyone. For a low price point, entry level road ride the experience is second to none. Am adding some clipless pedals shortly to help with the speed, but that's because my level as a rider is slowly improving. I will probably also be looking to replace the kenda tyres as they wear more. They have been excellent so far despite reviews indicating that they are not up to much. I run them at 110 psi and have found them to be fine in all conditions. If you want to dip your toe in the world of road bikes, but aren't sure, the virtuoso is a great starting point .
    Date published: 2017-06-26
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Carrera Virtuoso Road Bike

€312 Fly down roads at speed and lap up the miles with the Carrera Virtuoso Road Bike