The Carrera Vengeance 2020 mountain bike is a mid-level hardtail built for all types of trails. It features 27.5″ wheels, front suspension, alloy bars and stem, Shimano shifters and derailleurs with Shimano hydraulic disc brakes.
Carrera bikes are designed in Barcelona, Spain and are one of the UK’s top brands of mountain bikes. Their frames are made of aluminium alloy, perfect for hardtail riding due to their low weight and strength.
The Vengeance 2020 has 27 gears across two Shimano systems, 1×9 (one front chainring, nine rear sprockets) and 1×10 (one front chainring, ten rear gears). This combination lets you change gear up or down quickly while riding. The brakes are hydraulic discs meaning that the levers only need to be pulled halfway to activate them. They will then apply more pressure than other braking methods suggesting they stop you faster!
This Carrera mountain bike is ideal for beginners who want to take on all types of trails and anyone who wants a reliable mountain bike.
Carrera Vengeance 2020 Mountain Bike – Limited Edition – Men’s Mountain Bike Specifications:
Frame: Triple Butted 6061 Alloy, Internal Cable Routing
Fork: SR Suntour M3030 27.5″, 100mm Travel, Steel Stanchions
Headset: FSA NO. 57B, 1″1/8 Threadless, Sealed Bearing
Handlebar: HL MTB-AL-312BT-20 680mm Width, 30mm Rise, Alloy 31.8 Clamp
Shifter Lever: Shimano SL-M310 Rapid Fire Plus Black 9-Speed Gear Shifters
Rear Derailleur: Shimano Tourney TY71 Rear 7 Speed GearChain: KMC Z7
Rims: Double Wall Alloy, Disc Specific
Hubs: Alloy Disc 32H Quick Release Spokes 14G Black
Tyres: Schwalbe Tough Tom 27.5×2.25 Front – Schwalbe Rapid Rob 27.5×2.25 Rear
Brakeset: Shimano BR-M355 Hydraulic Disc Brake 180/160mm Rotor
Saddle: Selle Royal MTB
Seat Post: HL SP-MTB27 28.6 x 350mm Aluminium Alloy Ø31.6 x Ø8mm Black
Pedals: Resin Platform Pedal with Anti Flats System Weight Approx 13kg (including pedals)
Carrera Vengeance 2020 Mountain Bike – Limited Edition – Men’s Mountain Bike Technologies:
Aluminium Triple Butted 6061 Alloy Frame With Internal Cable Routing
SR Suntour M3030 27.5″, 100mm Travel Suspension Fork With Steel Stanchions
Shimano SL-M310 Rapid Fire Plus 9-Speed Gear Shifter For Rapid Up And Down Gear Changing
Shimano Tourney TY71 Rear 7 Speed Derailleur With Shimano EZ-Fire Plus Shift System
KMC Z7 Chain For Durable Performance During Heavy Use
FSA NO. 57B 1″1/8 Threadless, Sealed Bearing Headset (Upper and lower)
HL MTB-AL-312BT-20 680mm Width, 30mm Rise, Alloy 31.8 Clamp Handlebars
Shimano BR-M355 Hydraulic Disc Brake 180/160mm Rotor Brakeset With Shimano SMRT56 6 Bolts International Standard Brake Levers
Selle Royal MTB Saddle With Steel Rails For Minimal Weight And Maximum Comfort
HL SP-MTB27 28.6 x 350mm Aluminium Alloy Ø31.6 x Ø8mm Black Seatpost With Quick Release System
Resin Platform Pedal with Anti Flats System For Better Grip Carrera Vengeance 2020 Mountain Bike – Limited Edition – Men’s Mountain BikeReviews:
I bought this bike for my son as my first mountain/dirt bike. Excellent build quality !!! Looks great !!! Sturdy frame !!!! It has a 27 gears system with nine-speed shifters. After reading few reviews, I decided to go Shimano as my personal preference. You can never have enough of those! The spec is brilliant for the price, and it’s perfect to learn on.
The only downside was the pedals. They are fundamental ones that you tend to stop slipping from, so I changed them with pair of plastic flat pedals off amazon, which cost me less than ten quid. Very happy with this purchase 100%.
I’ve had 2 Carrera bikes now, and I will be buying another one. As a beginner biker, I’ve gone through 3 different beginners’ cycles, which is by far the best. The shifting on it is effortless to use and works well with the gears. The brakes work exceptionally well. Even when you start, they stop you very quickly. You can get them super-efficient if you put some higher performance brake pads in, though (which I did).
All parts on the bike are very tough and will hold up for a while. I’m looking forward to many years of biking 🙂
I bought this Carrera Vengeance 2020 mountain bike as my first proper mountain bike after playing around on friends old hardtail mtbs, which were more suitable for piddling about than anything else. This was certainly not ‘cheap’ in the sense that I spent quite a lot of money on it but in hindsight, what price do you put on your safety when learning how to ride off-road? It is very much worth spending a bit more on quality because this bike will be able to take some severe punishment. I have looked after it by taking it apart and cleaning every part before putting back together again, so it’s never been left out in the rain etc. I’m giving four stars because there are cheaper bikes out there suitable for light trail riding, but if you want something you can rely on when things get tough, then Carrera is hard to beat. You can pay more or less depending on your budget. Just try not to opt for the cheapest as those tend to be of a less substantial build, and you’ll have more breakages at the first sign of it going off-road. The bike is comfortable on long rides but still quick enough over hill and dale to keep me happy. It gears up/down very nicely, too, without any problems. I’ve been riding mine for a couple of years now, and apart from occasional maintenance, it’s never let me down – yet! I want to give five stars as ultimately this is a brilliant beginners mtb which had provided me with many hours of fun as well as some heart-stopping moments when I first started on my two-wheeled adventure…but there are cheaper options out there if you’re not convinced that Carrera is the best option for you. You get what you pay for with mtbs and if you are serious about biking, then go Carrera. You won’t be disappointed 🙂
The Carrera Vengeance 2020 Mountain Bike is excellent value at a price it’s offered for, especially when compared to other brands like Cube etc. The frame seems solid, the gears shift smoothly (I’m yet to use all 27 – but there are three extra sprockets at the back, which make up 30 gears in total), and it has decent brakes. I’ve just completed a week-long bike ride around the Peak District using this bike almost every day, and it performed very well, considering how cheap it was! We cycled on thoroughly wet roads as well as some reasonably steep bridleways which