Carrera Crixus

Carrera Crixus

  • Frame: Lightweight alloy for easy maneuverability and a comfortable sitting position.
  • Gears: Dependable Shimano 2x8 speed gearing, providing a range of options for various terrains.
  • Saddle: Equipped with a Carrera memory foam saddle for ultimate riding comfort.
  • Tyres: Features puncture protection tyres designed with an extra resistant layer for durability.
  • Brakes: Tektro mechanical disc brakes offer controlled and effortless braking.

Our Verdict: The Carrera Crixus represents exceptional value for money for anyone looking for their first gravel bike at an entry-level price

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The Crixus Adventure Bike is Carrera's entry-level point for riders looking to take their first steps in the world of gravel biking. It's aimed at riders who want to explore the dirt tracks as well as paved roads. Crafted with a sturdy alloy frame, crisp Shimano Claris 16 gearing, and reliable Tektro mechanical disc brakes, the Crixus is designed to tackle your daily commute and weekend rough gravel paths with ease. Its position in the market as an affordable yet high-quality adventure bike from a reputed high street brand makes it an attractive choice for both beginners and seasoned cyclists looking to expand their riding options.

The Crixus Frameset

The frame is the backbone of any bike, and the Crixus boasts a sturdy alloy construction. This material choice ensures the bike is not only easy to handle but also durable enough to withstand the rigours of off-road cycling and is light enough to provide a responsive ride. The bike's beginner-friendly geometry provides a more comfortable seating position (rather than a head-down racing position) so it makes your longer rides more enjoyable and less tiring.

Gravel Gearing

With Shimano's Claris 16 (2x8) gears at its core, the Crixus offers a wide range of gear options. With its double chainset and wide ratio cassete , no matter whether you're hammering up steep climbs or cruising on flat terrain, finding the perfect gear is a breeze. This reliable gearing system promises smooth and efficient gear changes, and a gear for most circumstances, meaning less time needing to get off and walk.

Braking with Confidence

When it comes to controlling your speed, especially in unpredictable off-road conditions, the Tektro mechanical disc brakes come into play, providing consistent, powerful braking in all weather conditions, they'll make sure you've got the confidence to tackle any adventure head-on.

Sensible Saddle Choice

Anyone who's been riding a while will already know... the importance of a comfortable saddle cannot be overstated, especially on longer rides! The Carrera memory foam saddle is a game-changer, offering unparalleled comfort and reducing the strain on your body over extended periods. Paired with ergonomically designed handlebar grips, the Crixus ensures a comfortable grip, further enhancing rider comfort. For anyone taking their first forays into longer distance bike rides, this setup, coupled with a pair of padded shorts and good gel mitts, will keep unneccesary pains away and let you focus on just enjoying your ride.

Riding Experience

The Carrera Crixus is designed for all sorts of riding. Whether you're hammering down gravel trails, climbing hills, or simply enjoying a leisurely commute through traffic to work, the bike's versatile design ensures a smooth and enjoyable ride. Its puncture protection tyres add an extra layer of reliability, significantly reducing the chances of punctures and ensuring that your ride doesn't come to an unwanted stop.

In wet or muddy conditions, the bike's mechanical disc brakes provide reliable stopping power, to make sure you remain in control. The responsive frame makes manoeuvring through challenging terrain a breeze, giving you a sense of freedom and escape that only off-road cycling can offer.

Carrera Crixus Tech Specs

Model Crixus Men's Adventure Bike
Frame Sizes S, M, L
Frame Lightweight Alloy, Easy-handling
Fork Rigid, Alloy
Gears Shimano 8 speed, 16 (2x8) Gears
Cassette/Freewheel Shimano, CS-HG200-8, 8-SPD, 12-32T
Front Derailleur Shimano FD-R2000
Rear Derailleur Shimano, RD-R2000SS
Brake Type Mechanical Disc Brakes
Front Brake Tektro MD-C400, 160mm Rotor
Rear Brake Tektro MD-C400, 160mm Rotor
Brake Levers Included with Gear Shifters
Chain KMC, Z8.3
Chainset Prowheel, 46/30T
Bottom Bracket FSA, BB-7420ST
Gear Shifters Shimano Claris
Wheels Large 700c Double Walled Rims
Tyres Kenda, Kwik Trax 700 x 32 Puncture Protection Tyres
Handlebars Ergonomically Designed with Soft Rubber, Velo Gel Tape
Saddle Carrera Memory Foam Saddle
Seatpost Alloy, Black, 27.2x350mm
Stem Alloy, Black
Pedals Wellgo, W/Toe Clips Included
Approximate Weight (KG) 15kg


The Carrera Crixus Adventure Bike has gained a lot of praise for its versatility, durability, and comfort as an entry level gravel bike. Riders appreciate the ease of gear changes and the confidence the disc brakes instil, regardless of the riding conditions. The memory foam saddle and well-designed grips have also been highlighted as standout features for comfort on longer rides. For anyone looking for a highstreet backed entry level gravel bike then the Crixus as an excellent choice for both newcomers and experienced cyclists looking for a reliable, comfortable, and capable adventure bike.