Halfords' '09 Bike Range

New For 2009 – Dirt, Road and Hybrid Range 

Building on the great success of the 2008 range, Halfords Bikehut has this month unveiled its new 2009 premium Dirt, Road and Hybrid Bike collection, featuring new and exclusive models from Carrera, GT and VooDoo brands.

Road and Hybrid


On the blacktop, the pick of the crop for everyday riders on a budget would be the Subway 1 - a multispeed urban MTB bike. Simple, light, fast, stylish and practical due to good clearances and fittings for racks and guards. If you’re looking for a bike that’ll do most things well for less than £250, you can’t go far wrong.

Priced £229.99, the new Carrera Subway 1 features:

7005 T6 heat treated Urban Mountain Bike aluminium frame with mudguard and rack eyes

Rigid fork with cro-moly blades and low rider bosses

21speed Sram SX4 rear mech with 3.0 Comp gripshifters

Suntour Triple chainset with CNC guard

26 x 1.6 file tread tyres with Kevlar puncture protection

DBM1 double wall rims with stainless spokes 

If you’re looking for a great first road/sportive bike that’ll also serve you well as an all weather commuter, the Carrera Vanquish is worth a look, with an alu frame, carbon fork, Shimano Tiagra/Sora component mix, with a sensible compact Truvativ Touro 48/34 chainset, plus good clearances for larger tyres, mudguards and rack fittings. A bargain at a gnat’s under 500 quid.

Priced £499.99 the Carrera Vanquish features: 

7005 T6 heat treated aluminium frame, double butted tubing, mudguard and rack eyes

Carbon Fibre fork with alloy steerer and mudguard eyes

18sp Tiagra shifters and Sora rear mech

Compact Truvativ Touro 34 – 48T chainset with Powerspline BB

Tektro R730 medium drop dual pivot brakes give ample mudguard clearance

Shimano WH-R500 wheelset with Conti Super Sport tyres



Switching from road to dirt, there’s two bikes that stand out and the entry level end. The Carrera Vulcan V Brake at £249 has everything that a new Mountain Biker needs to hit the trails, with a great frame and fork that’s worthy of upgrading around.  

Priced £249.99, this hard tail boasts: 

7005 T6 heat treated aluminium disc specific frame

Suntour XCM 100mm travel fork

24 sp SRAM SX4 rear mech and triggers

Tektro V-brakes 

The Carrera Kraken Women’s is pitched a little further up the range and features a women’s specific component package, great frame, brakes, fork and running gear that won’t need upgrading any time soon, and you’ll get change (just) from £400.   

Priced £399.99, the hard tail Kraken features: 

Women’s specific frame geometry and component package

7005 T6 heat treated aluminium frame with double butted 3 main tubes

Suntour XCR 100mm travel fork, mag lower, lockout, 32mm stantions

27sp SRAM X5 gearing

Tektro Auriga Comp hydraulic disc brakes

Truvativ Isoflow chainset with Power Spline BB 

For the full range of Halfords’ ’09 machines go to www.halfords.com