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Recent Question:
when will the 53cm frame be in stock?
Recent Question:
I am 5 foot 5 inches tall and wondering what size would be best for me. I currently have an Apollo excelle 17inch
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What size tyres can fit on these rims? For example, could one use 28c tyres?
Recent Question:
Do you stock the 59 size largest? or is the 57.5 the largest one avaliable i am 6'4''
Recent Question:
I am 5'8" tall with 29" inside leg, what size frame would i need please
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What are the thinnest possible tyres I can put on this bike
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What weight is the bike?
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Would this bike suit a rider with 30 inch inside leg 5'5 height? Does it only come in 43 cm size?
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What size tyres can fit on these rims? For example, could one use 28c tyres?

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Carrera TDF Road Bike 2011/2012 - Large 58cm

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Questions & Answers for Carrera Carrera TDF Road Bike 2011/2012 - Large 58cm

Question
Which inner Tube Size Is Best
I am aware that I need a 700C 23 inner tube for this bike but I am also asked at checkout whether I want a 32mm 48mm or 60mm?
Which do I need
asked 1 year, 7 months ago
by
Dansit
on Carrera TDF Road Bike 2011/2012 - Large 58cm
3 answers
Answers
answer 1
A Continental race 28 (700c) will do the trick. Just got some for mine.
Age Group: 45 - 54
Gender: Male
Attitude to Shopping: Quality Seeker - I'd rather spend a little extra on something if I know its going to last
Family: I'm Living with Partner/Spouse - With Children
Type of Cyclist: Just for fun
Other hobbies: Running / Athletics
How many bikes: 2
answered 11 months ago
by
cyclenut45
 - sussex
answer 2
If you mean the valve stem length, I would use 60mm.
The wheels look like the same depth as my Virtuoso, which require 55-60mm
answered 1 year, 6 months ago
by
Tanis
 - Boston
answer 3
Please speak to your local store team as none of the sizes you have listed would be suitable.
Staff Answer
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
by
HalfordsWebTeam
Question
I am 5 ft 10 inside leg 33in what frame size do I need large 58 or smaller 54.
Age Group: 35 - 44
asked 1 year, 1 month ago
by
Chris609
on Carrera TDF Road Bike 2011/2012 - Large 58cm
3 answers
Answers
answer 1
I'm 5ft 11" with 31in inside leg and 58 fits well.
Age Group: 45 - 54
Gender: Male
Attitude to Shopping: Quality Seeker - I'd rather spend a little extra on something if I know its going to last
Family: I'm Living with Partner/Spouse - With Children
Type of Cyclist: Just for fun
Other hobbies: Running / Athletics
How many bikes: 2
answered 11 months ago
by
cyclenut45
 - sussex
answer 2
I'm 6ft 2 1/2 and the 58 frame is big so you're better off going smaller to be on the safe side
Best Answer
answered 1 year, 1 month ago
by
SpottyPoppy
answer 3
54cm should fit you better Chris
Age Group: 25 - 34
Gender: Male
Attitude to Shopping: Quality Seeker - I'd rather spend a little extra on something if I know its going to last
Family: I'm Living with Partner/Spouse - With Children
Type of Cyclist: Commuting
How many bikes: 1
Top 250 Contributor
Top 250 Contributor
answered 1 year, 1 month ago
by
nabilTDF
 - westcliff on sea Essex
Question
size guide
Im 6ft 1" and slim build. Will the large fit me ok, im not too picky if its a tiny but small
asked 1 year, 1 month ago
by
jerome13
on Carrera TDF Road Bike 2011/2012 - Large 58cm
3 answers
Answers
answer 1
A large frame 58cm, should fit you right don't go for medieum
Age Group: 25 - 34
Gender: Male
Attitude to Shopping: Quality Seeker - I'd rather spend a little extra on something if I know its going to last
Family: I'm Living with Partner/Spouse - With Children
Type of Cyclist: Commuting
How many bikes: 1
Top 250 Contributor
Top 250 Contributor
answered 1 year, 1 month ago
by
nabilTDF
 - westcliff on sea Essex
answer 2
I'm 6"1 and it fit fine but a cheap bug it bike don't recommend it
answered 1 year, 1 month ago
by
Rashad13121
 - Uk
answer 3
I'm 6.2 and it fits me fine.
answered 1 year, 1 month ago
by
Moodydude
Question
Carrara TDF Large handlebar stem is too long?
I need to replace the handlebar stem on my Carrera TDF Racing Bike, I find the shop supplied stem too long, what I need to know is what size stem I should be looking for, I know I need a 60cm stem but they come in 2 sizes , Oversize and Standard ?
Age Group: 45 - 54
Gender: Male
Attitude to Shopping: Quality Seeker - I'd rather spend a little extra on something if I know its going to last
asked 3 years ago
by
BikeFan85
 - Mayo
on Carrera TDF Road Bike 2011/2012 - Large 58cm
2 answers
Answers
answer 1
I too felt streached, so I've replaced my 120mm stem with a 110mm one (O/S 31.8mm / 1 1/8"). Or buy new handlebar with 90mm reach (100mm fitted).
Age Group: 35 - 44
Gender: Male
answered 2 years, 10 months ago
by
roadiedad
 - plymouth, devon.
answer 2
The handlebars on this bike are standard, not oversize.
Staff Answer
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
by
HalfordsWebTeam
Question
Medium or Large Bike
I am going to to buy a Carrera road bike.

I am 5 ' 10" do I get a medium or large?

Also not sure whether to go for the TDF or the Virtuoso. What is the main differences?
asked 3 years ago
by
leenewell
on Carrera TDF Road Bike 2011/2012 - Large 58cm
2 answers
Answers
answer 1
they all say that the virtuoso is better built but now gone flying through the roof but i would go for the tdf as cheaper and better components and i would also go for large because your gurenteed your going to grow into the bike and that i will never be small
Age Group: Under 25
Gender: Male
Attitude to Shopping: Quality Seeker - I'd rather spend a little extra on something if I know its going to last
Family: I'm Single - With No Children
Type of Cyclist: Serious Cyclist
Other hobbies: Cycling
How many bikes: 2
answered 2 years, 10 months ago
by
coni
 - mildenhall
answer 2
Based on your height we would recommend the large road bike though you should try the bike in store first for suitability. The Virtuoso is the better road bike and has the better components.
Staff Answer
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
by
HalfordsWebTeam
Question
Chainset size
What is the chainset size on this bike, 172.5 or 175.
Also, I would like to lower the gearing to 50/34 for better uphilling.....do you carry these instore for collection of fitting by your staff? Thanks
Age Group: 35 - 44
Gender: Male
Attitude to Shopping: Quality Seeker - I'd rather spend a little extra on something if I know its going to last
asked 3 years ago
by
bornagainbikelyst
 - Yatton
on Carrera TDF Road Bike 2011/2012 - Large 58cm
2 answers
Answers
answer 1
The standard length of the crank arms is 170mm, and you can fit slightly longer ones to increase the power output! this bike certainly benefits from a more compact chainset of 34/50 teeth.
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
by
bornagainbikelyst
 - Yatton
answer 2
The Carrera TDF features a Shimano FCA050 52/39 chainset.
Staff Answer
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
by
HalfordsWebTeam
Question
Pannier rack
Can you you fit a pannier rack to this bike? And if so does Halford stock a rack that will fit it?
Type of Cyclist: Commuting
asked 2 years, 9 months ago
by
Anonymous
on Carrera TDF Road Bike 2011/2012 - Large 58cm
2 answers
Answers
answer 1
yes you can, sorry i'm not sure
Age Group: 35 - 44
Gender: Male
Attitude to Shopping: Quality Seeker - I'd rather spend a little extra on something if I know its going to last
Family: I'm Living with Partner/Spouse - With Children
Type of Cyclist: Commuting
Other hobbies: Running / Athletics
How many bikes: 2
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
by
sammy1712
 - highlands of Scotland
answer 2
Yes, this bike will take a pannier rack, we would recommend item code 159379
Staff Answer
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
by
HalfordsWebTeam
Question
Does this bike have a weight limit?
I've never had a road bike before but they don't look as tough as mountain bikes, would there be some sort of weight limit for the wheels/frame?
asked 2 years, 7 months ago
by
Anonymous
on Carrera TDF Road Bike 2011/2012 - Large 58cm
2 answers
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answer 1
The Carrera TDF is a solid bike which should hold your weight fine. Make sure you keep the tyre pressure high whatever your weight because roadbikes dont like potholes and curbs etc.
Its not a mountain bike, and works best on flat road surfaces.
Age Group: 45 - 54
Gender: Male
Type of Cyclist: Serious Cyclist
How many bikes: 3
Top 500 Contributor
Top 500 Contributor
answered 2 years, 5 months ago
by
Lullaby
 - Wakefield, England
answer 2
Halfords adult bikes are all tested to the same rider weight. Road bikes will generally feature double wall rims and will be reinforced at the welding points on the frame - so long as this bike was used solely for purpose as a road bike it would be suitable. If you have further concerns we would advise that you seek the advice of a trained BikeHut mechanic in store.
Staff Answer
Best Answer
answered 2 years, 7 months ago
by
HalfordsWebTeam
Question
changing handlebars Carrera TDF
Would like to know if you can change the handlebards on the Carrera TDF?

I am interested in getting a straight handlebar because that is what I am use to and enjoy using.

If so, what item do you recommend
Age Group: 25 - 34
Gender: Male
Attitude to Shopping: Quality Seeker - I'd rather spend a little extra on something if I know its going to last
Family: I'm Living with Partner/Spouse - No Children
Type of Cyclist: Commuting
Other hobbies: Running / Athletics
How many bikes: 2
asked 2 years, 3 months ago
by
Anonymous
 - London
on Carrera TDF Road Bike 2011/2012 - Large 58cm
2 answers
Answers
answer 1
why not just buy a flat bar bike? I think Boardman sell them, Carrera used to. If you change the bars, you'd also need to change your brake levers
answered 2 years, 3 months ago
by
umbongo
answer 2
The bars on the Carrera TDF can be changed to flat style bars. However due to the Carrera TDF using dropped gear and brake levers you will be required to change these to a conventional Mountain bike/Hybrid setup. The Carrera Gryphon (266655) is a good example of a flat bar road style of bike.
Staff Answer
answered 2 years, 3 months ago
by
HalfordsWebTeam
Question
bike carriers,i am thinking of buying this bike,but getting it home might be a problem.I have a small kia piccanto,would you be able to fit a bike car
Age Group: 55 - 64
Gender: Male
Attitude to Shopping: Quality Seeker - I'd rather spend a little extra on something if I know its going to last
Type of Cyclist: Just for fun
Other hobbies: Cycling
How many bikes: 1
asked 2 years, 2 months ago
by
james27
on Carrera TDF Road Bike 2011/2012 - Large 58cm
2 answers
Answers
answer 1
not sure but a 58cm Large tdf is only 20" from crank to top of the tube, its a compact frame and not measured in the same way if you are over 6'3" and want a compact frame you will need XL frame, trust me the fun i had at halfords finding this out wasnt fun.
Age Group: 35 - 44
Top 500 Contributor
Top 500 Contributor
answered 2 years, 1 month ago
by
matrayley
 - bridgend
answer 2
The Carrera TDF incorporates Quick Release (QR) axles both front and rear, this will enable you to remove the wheels and make fitting the bike in the car easier. However, it will depend upon the size of the car as to whether it will fit.
Staff Answer
answered 2 years, 2 months ago
by
HalfordsWebTeam
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