Carrera Crossfire 2 review

The Carrera Crossfire 2 is a good option for those commuting on roads and bridleways

Carrera Crossfire
Cycling Weekly Verdict

The Carrera Crossfire 2 is a good value hybrid bike that is equally at home when on or off road. Most of the components offer good performance for the price, and the pannier and mudguard mounts mean you can turn this into the perfect year-round commuter. However, there are certainly better looking bikes out there, and the lack of lockout on the fork means it can be a little sluggish on the road.

Reasons to buy
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    Comfortable ride

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    Good components

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    Decent value

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    Good for on and off road riding

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    Mudguard and pannier mounts

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    Available in men's and women's versions

Reasons to avoid
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    Not much of a looker

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    Suspension fork dulls the ride on-road

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    Disc brakes can be very squeaky

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If you're after a solid all-round hybrid bike for commuting to and from work both on and off tarmac, then the Carrera Crossfire 2 is a great option.

As you'd expect from a 400-odd quid hybrid bike, the frame and fork are both aluminium, with a very relaxed geometry to allow you to ride in a comfortable upright position, reducing pressure on your lower back and neck. This means that the Carrera Crossfire 2 is far from the fastest hybrid bike around, but should be a good choice if you have any history of back trouble, and if you're organised enough to leave the house on time each morning, not needing to rush to make it into work.

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Henry Robertshaw began his time at Cycling Weekly working with the tech team, writing reviews, buying guides and appearing in videos advising on how to dress for the seasons. He later moved over to the news team, where his work focused on the professional peloton as well as legislation and provision for cycling. He's since moved his career in a new direction, with a role at the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.