Halfords' £299 Carrera Crixus cyclo-cross bike

Shimano Claris gears and Tektro brakes defy the £299 pricetag for the Carrera Crixus

Halfords is now selling its Carrera Crixus cyclo-cross bike for £299, making it one of the cheapest 'cross bikes on the market.

Despite the low price - reduced from the original price of £659 - the component spec is pretty solid. The 7005 aluminium frameset is adorned with 16-speed Shimano Claris drivetrain and Tektro cantilever brakes.

Though the bike has been designed with cyclo-cross in mind, it would make a good workhorse commuter or a winter bike with plenty of clearance for mudguards.

The Crixus is available in just two sizes: 51 and 54cm. Halfords says that the 51cm model will fit people between 5'4" and 5'10" in height, with the 54cm fitting riders up to 6'2".

For more information visit the Halfords website.