Christmas have came early to ET’s home! This awesome Carrera Abyss Junior Hybrid bike is just the perfect gift for adventurous and active children this Christmas!
The festive season is fast approaching and children are starting to write or already finishing their Christmas lists! One of Mr K’s items on his list was to get a new bicycle as he is growing up fast and has outgrown his old bike. Thanks to Kid Zone bike courtesy of Halfords who sent this hybrid bike for Mr K to review.
As many will know, Halfords not only sells kids bikes, they also offer a range of motor service products, bike repair services and many more. We’ve purchased a number of bicycles from Halfords in the past which has always been a great experience as they offer free local store build, 12 weeks first service, pre-delivery inspection and 22 point safety check. Of course, if you prefer to build it yourself, you can get it delivered boxed for self-assembly. I love that it saves me time and money to have a professional build it!
When you buy your bike, Halfords will inform you when to collect. On collection, they will go through a pre-delivery inspection and 22 point safety check. They will advise on safety, for example, getting a suitable helmet and gloves. They also offer servicing and a maintenance plan. This is to maximise the life of your bike’s components and help identify potential problems. Through past experience, Mr K has punctured his wheels before and had problems with his chain. I know that with this affordable plan, we could get a good service through them as it is a fixed price and all work is guaranteed for a minimum of six months. On top of that, I have added on a kick stand and slime tyre service. You might have noticed that the tyre caps are in green as it is filled with slime to prevent and repair punctures of up to 3mm using Fibro-Seal technology.
This 24 inch wheel Carrera Abyss Junior Hybrid Bike is suitable for children with height of 127 cm to 145 cm, or between 8 to 11 years old. Mr K has just celebrated his 10th birthday and this is just the right height for him. His bike seat is sat at the lowest so he will have more room to grow! If you are unsure which size your child fits in, you can also pop to Halfords to test drive the display models.
This bike comes with 21 speed Shimano Revoshift gears with Shimano shifters. It makes gear changing smooth and easy by rotating the handles. It will give you the speed on the flats and make light work of any elevated ground you may encounter on your ride.
This bike is made from a light alloy frame and alloy wheels with fast rolling Kenda tyres. It looks gorgeous, with a neon orange finish all around the frame. The seat is firm, comfortable and is quick release so the height can be adjusted in a flash.
This is Mr K showing you the different parts of his new bike and his three favourite things about the bike! Watch it here in action!
To recap, Mr K enjoys using the gears on his bike, loves the smooth ride and the fast rolling Kenda tyres which gives a less drag. He is delighted with his new bike and has been riding it every day around the neighbourhood. He can’t wait for the weekend and festive break for his dad Mr C to take him out for a longer road ride!
Disclosure: We received the sample for the purposes of writing this review, however all thoughts and opinions remain our own.