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
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.
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)