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Carrera Virtuoso 2012–2013

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Specs

Sizes 51cm Med, 54cm Large (Frame size guide)
Colours Pearl White & Blue
Frame type Rigid
Frame material Aluminium Alloy
(The quick guide to aluminium alloy)
Gears 16 speed
Chainset type Compact 50-34
(What is a compact chainset?)
Wheel size 700C
Brakeset Tektro alloy calliper brake Tektro alloy calliper brake
Chainset FSA Tempo
Front Derailleur Shimano FD-2300
Rear Derailleur Shimano Sora
Shifters Shimano ST-2300
Cassette 12-26T

Do you own this bike?

by Alex  on 15 Jun 2014
Right. To start off, I have an older version of this bike. I have changed out the rims for some Alexrims DA22's.

The bike frame is perfect, and I love the design. It is a very reliable frame, as I do stunts on my virtuoso. (Low and Behold, the first bike that works well for stunting since the Road Bike Party Bikes!)
This bike have Shimano Sora flightdeck gearing, and, quite frankly, Flightdeck says it all. It just soars through the gears. I have found, though, that there is a lack in gears, because I usually get as fast as I can on some of the highest gears, and it just doesn't feel... enough. I'm loving the bike, though, and it's my first racing bike! I have had some great moments on it, including my first high speed crash, so I'm pleased the bike has lasted so long, and the bike is still waiting for it's next tumble, so to the makers of the Carrera Virtuoso, Well done. And, the makers of the Alexrims DA22's, well done. These wheels not only work well for the bike, but for my riding style. I do stunts on my racer all the time, and the rims are literally almost as true as when I got them with no adjustments or checkups (I do my own adjustments and checkups, and it's been a while since I've done an adjustment on the wheels, if ever.

The bike is still running strong, but I will, inevitably, upgrade the gears for the bike so that it changes slightly easier and so that the deraileur on the back doesn't feel like it's trying to jump into the spokes! (Yess, I gave it another bash on the side today! XD)
Love this bike, don't think I'd be able to change to another easily! Love to have one of these from new, though. Mine was from eBay with stock specifications! Great bike, easy to corner at speeds, great fun to race friends and overall very smooth riding! If you can, buy one! I promise you will love it. I did, and I spent some great moments on it. Maybe you will too!
by Alex  on 15 Jun 2014
Right. To start off, I have an older version of this bike. I have changed out the rims for some Alexrims DA22's.

The bike frame is perfect, and I love the design. It is a very reliable frame, as I do stunts on my virtuoso. (Low and Behold, the first bike that works well for stunting since the Road Bike Party Bikes!)
This bike have Shimano Sora flightdeck gearing, and, quite frankly, Flightdeck says it all. It just soars through the gears. I have found, though, that there is a lack in gears, because I usually get as fast as I can on some of the highest gears, and it just doesn't feel... enough. I'm loving the bike, though, and it's my first racing bike! I have had some great moments on it, including my first high speed crash, so I'm pleased the bike has lasted so long, and the bike is still waiting for it's next tumble, so to the makers of the Carrera Virtuoso, Well done. And, the makers of the Alexrims DA22's, well done. These wheels not only work well for the bike, but for my riding style. I do stunts on my racer all the time, and the rims are literally almost as true as when I got them with no adjustments or checkups (I do my own adjustments and checkups, and it's been a while since I've done an adjustment on the wheels, if ever.

The bike is still running strong, but I will, inevitably, upgrade the gears for the bike so that it changes slightly easier and so that the deraileur on the back doesn't feel like it's trying to jump into the spokes! (Yess, I gave it another bash on the side today! XD)
Love this bike, don't think I'd be able to change to another easily! Love to have one of these from new, though. Mine was from eBay with stock specifications! Great bike, easy to corner at speeds, great fun to race friends and overall very smooth riding! If you can, buy one! I promise you will love it. I did, and I spent some great moments on it. Maybe you will too!

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