Carrera Centos

Carrera Centos

  • Lightweight aluminium frame for easy handling and agility
  • 14-speed gears with trigger shifters for efficient gear changes on any terrain
  • Fast-rolling hybrid tyres can handle a range of surfaces
  • Powerful V brakes provide safe stopping power
  • Adjustable seatpost and brake levers to customize the fit for your growing child

Our Verdict: The Carrera Centos Junior Hybrid Bike is the perfect choice for young riders who want to enjoy endless adventures on a high-performance bike that will grow with them.

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Introducing the Carrera Centos Junior Hybrid Bike - a bike that's built for more fun, more freedom, and more adventures. Designed specifically for young riders aged 9-12, the Centos combines Carrera's 25+ years of expertise with features that are optimized for smaller riders. The result? A bike that will have your child grinning from ear to ear as they explore the world on two wheels.

The Carrera Centos: Lightweight and Ready for Anything

The first thing you'll notice about the Carrera Centos is its sleek aluminium frame. Lightweight yet sturdy, this frame is easier for younger riders to handle and control. It's the foundation of a bike that's agile, responsive, and an absolute joy to ride.

With 14 speeds at their fingertips, your child will be ready to tackle any terrain. The trigger shifters make it easy to click through the gears, so they can find the perfect ratio whether they're zipping along on the flat or even climbing a steep hill. And with fast-rolling hybrid tyres, the Centos is equally at home on pavement, dirt paths, or anywhere else their adventures take them.

Stopping Power When They Need It Most

Of course, with great speed comes the need for reliable stopping power. That's where the Centos' powerful V brakes come in. These brakes provide safe, controlled stops, giving both you and your child peace of mind as they ride.

A Bike That Grows with Your Child

One of the standout features of the Carrera Centos is its adjustability. The seatpost and brake levers can be customized to fit your child perfectly, and can be adjusted as they grow. No more worrying about buying a new bike every year - the Centos will be their trusty steed for years to come.

Speaking of adjustability, comfort is key - especially for younger riders so the Centos features a junior-specific saddle designed for maximum comfort, so your child can pedal for hours without any complaints. And with a riding position that's both efficient and relaxed, they'll be able to go further than ever before.

Carrera Centos Tech Specs

Child Height 136 - 154cm (Age Guide - 9-12 years)
Approximate Weight (KG) 18kg
Brake Type Reliable V brakes for safe stopping power
Tyres Large 26” wheels with fast-rolling hybrid tyres
Frame Lightweight aluminium frame
Forks Robust steel
Gears 14-speed gears with trigger shifters
Suspension Rigid (No Suspension)
Seatpost Adjustable
Saddle Junior fit saddle designed for kids
Front Mech 2 SPD SHIMANO FD315
Rear Mech 7 SPD SHIMANO TY300
Rims Aluminium
Tyre Size 26 x 1.75"
Additional Features Designed for smooth ride, Lightweight aluminium frame, Fast rolling hybrid tyres
Brake Type V-Brakes
Frame Material Lightweight Aluminium
Gear Shifters Shimano Revoshift
Handlebar Type MTB
Headset 1 1/8 Steel
Number of Gears 14
Pedals Resin Pedals Included
Stabilisers No
Suspension Rigid
Wheel Size 26"


After thoroughly looking at the Carrera Centos,  we have to say - we're impressed. This bike delivers on every front, from its high-quality components to its thoughtful design. The lightweight aluminium frame is a standout feature, making the bike easy to handle for younger riders. And with 14 speeds, powerful brakes, and adjustable fit, the Centos is equipped for any adventure.

But what really sets the Centos apart is how it rides. This bike is smooth, stable, and incredibly fun. It inspires confidence in young riders, allowing them to push their boundaries and develop their skills. Whether they're riding to school, exploring local trails, or just cruising around the neighbourhood, the Centos is the perfect companion.

Of course, no bike is perfect, and the Centos does have a few areas for potential improvement. The trigger shifters, while easy to use, can be a bit clunky at times but after a few goes they are easy to get used to. And while the tyres are great for mixed terrain, they may wear quickly if ridden exclusively on pavement and skidded on a lot (as kids are prone to do!).

But these are minor quibbles in the grand scheme of things. Overall, we wholeheartedly recommend the Carrera Centos for any young rider looking for a high-quality, versatile bike. It's a bike that will grow with them, providing years of enjoyment and adventure. If you're looking for the best junior hybrid bike on the market, look no further than the Carrera Centos.