- Jun 13, 2012
I've not been in the loop on these bikes, I know they had lots of issues in early days. Are they still useless unreliable.?
My partner has a Halfords electric Pendleton and it works a treat and she loves it. I've ridden it, and while it isn't a style I like much from a riding point of view, it flies along and does everything we could expect from it.Whatever your personal beefs may be with Halfords, you can't deny they must be doing something right (quotes from here).
"Halfords has reported a 140 per cent rise in sales of e-bikes and e-scooters compared to last year and a 120 per cent rise in electric car servicing."
"Halfords currently employs around 2,000 technicians, but now plans to add the same number again next year."
Quite how Halfords intend to "magic-up" another 2000 technicians in a year is moot.
The new Carrera Impel range is also quite new and totally different from their traditional stalwart offerings. It's a bit unfair to tarnish that range with the same brush just yet.
Personally I find Halfords staff very knowledgable, chatty, really helpful, and always prepared to go that extra mile - matching web-prices on stock goods so I don't need to web order and wait for delivery, and even giving me a few bits from their workshop on items not normally sold or temporarily out of stock. Not treating the staff like dirt really helps I find.