Carrera Virago - opinions please

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Carrera Virago - opinions please

Postby Initialised » Tue Mar 05, 2013 22:45 pm

So I nipped to Halfords for some oil (Mrs ini's car drinks the stuff when temps head south) and thought I'd ogle the bikes. Tucked away next to some VooDoos (I wan't a HooDoo but probably don't ride enough trails to justify it and certainly not enough to justify spending much more) I see this lithe carbon beauty for £999. I had a look at a couple of Boardmans but I really don't like their logo, not sure why but I can't stand it.

Full carbon, less than 9kg and Shimano 105 for under £1k what's the catch is there a better buy for the money?
I used to just ride my bike to work but now I find myself going out looking for bigger and bigger hills.

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Re: Carrera Virago - opinions please

Postby bennett_346 » Tue Mar 05, 2013 23:57 pm

What's the catch? None if you can live with the name's similarity to Viagra.

Looks a tasty package. Tektro brakes aren't the best but like the shimano 105 they are cheap but functional. Formula hubs aren't great.

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Re: Carrera Virago - opinions please

Postby Initialised » Wed Mar 06, 2013 21:33 pm

bennett_346 wrote:What's the catch? None if you can live with the name's similarity to Viagra.


Well, it is entry level carbon.
I used to just ride my bike to work but now I find myself going out looking for bigger and bigger hills.

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Re: Carrera Virago - opinions please

Postby The Rookie » Thu Mar 07, 2013 13:58 pm

It's a good buy, £1K seems to be the entry price point for a carbon framed roadie now, there are a few available (Ribble I think still do one).


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