i bought the carrera tdf racer last july 09.. thought it was a great bargain at £240 for an end of line product !!! yes it's a nice bike to ride. but within 9months the bike needs the bottom bracket replaced.. the brakepads have been replaced twice.. the bike is only used twice a day for a journey of half an hour each way ... say from finsbury pk to tottenham court rd... disappointed you can say.so my experience i am never going to buy a bike from Halfords again. After a lengthy phone call to a staff of Halfords, he informed me that that the bottom bracket is not not included in the bikes warrantee, so i need to buy the said part... probably the same inferior product which will probably fail again....yes another unsatified Halford customer ..