Halfords now sells an e-bike for teens

Launch comes as the UK retailer reports 47% growth in sales

UK retailer Halfords says electric bikes aren’t just for ‘Silver Cyclists’ as it launches the Carrera Vengeance E-junior, an e-bike for teenagers aged 14 or over.

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There’s no denying that e-bike sales have been on the rise. Halfords has reported that electric bikes now account for 11 percent of its overall bike sales across its group, which equates to a growth of 47 percent on a like-for-like basis. 

Enter stage left: the Carrera Vengeance E-Junior.

Carrera Vengeance E-Junior

Carrera Vengeance E-Junior electric bike for teenagers
The Carrera Vengeance E-Junior electric bike is designed for over 14s
Halfords

The Carrera Vengeance E-Junior is a mini-me version of Halfords’ adult Carrera Vengeance e-MTB, first released back in 2017.

The 8-speed aluminium framed E-Junior comes with a frame-mounted 317Wh battery claimed to offer up to 40 miles per charge, and a rear Suntour hub motor that caps at the UK limit of 15.5mph.

Shimano Altus gearing is paired with Tektro M300 mechanical disc brakes, while the short-travel Suntour XCE suspension fork is mated with 26-inch wheels and Kenda Kadre 2.1-inch tyres, so it should be suitable for light off-road and trail use.

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Carrera Vengeance E-Junior price, spec and availability

  • Frame: Alloy
  • Fork: Suntour XCE28-DS
  • Motor: Suntour rear hub motor
  • Battery: 317Wh 8.8Ah
  • Rear derailleur: Shimano Altus
  • Cassette: Shimano CS-HG200
  • Chainset: Suntour steel 48t
  • Brakes: Tektro M300
  • Tyres: Kenda Kadre K1027 26×2.1in
  • Claimed weight: 22kg
  • Price: £850 (UK only)