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gurinderc Avatar
8y, 1m agoPosted 8 years, 1 month ago
Hi All,

Looking to get my first Bike mainly to be used on roads, I found this one:

http://www.halfords.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/product_storeId_10001_catalogId_10151_productId_240361_langId_-1_categoryId_165534#dtab

Can some one point out how well its priced and any other alternative within about £150 would be helpful as well.

Many thanks
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8y, 1m agoPosted 8 years, 1 month ago
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#1
Feedback is for HUKD issues only, have asked mods to move.
#2
Hi gurinderc,
The Feedback forum is for HUKD related issues/problems.

This really belongs in "Misc".

I will report it for you so that it can be moved. :)

Edit: Already reported.
#3
Thanks for the action.
#4
Any one here?
#5
I think they're pretty good for the money.

Sometimes there's some variance in price - especially if local stores are selling the previous years model (not much difference where this bike is concerned).

I guess the advantage of this bike, compared with others you may be able to get mail or internet order, is that at least you have a physical store you can return to, if there's problems.
#6
There is £18 (10%) off the listed price - you have to go through to checkout to get it until 4th November at the moment! Not a bad bike but check their assembly because they are generally not that good ............they tried to let me leave with only one brake connected when I bought one!
#7
It looks like 26" wheels from the pic (might be wrong), 700c wheels (hybrid\road) would be a better choice for mainly road use and I would also recomend upping the budget slightly to £200-250 overall quality will be better. To be honest unless you know how to maintain a bike properly and are able to do your own repairs then I would get it from a decent independent bike shop and not Halfords, that way the bike will be checked over properly to start with and you're more likely to get a better service if you get any issues.

With bikes buying cheap or going to the wrong shop normally means spending more in the long run...
#8
FIBRE+
It looks like 26" wheels from the pic (might be wrong), 700c wheels (hybrid\road) would be a better choice for mainly road use


The Subway 1 does use 26" wheels, but I wouldn't worry too much for road use - it has pretty slick tyres.

FIBRE+
and I would also recomend upping the budget slightly to £200-250 overall quality will be better.


To be honest, for road use, there's not really much point. A good frame is a good starting point, and the Subway 1 has a reasonable spec frame (not spectacular, just solid, and reasonably light). It has all the right things (rack mounts and mudguard mounts) for road use, and the components, whilst solid entry-level, aren't rubbish. Again, they're not great, but they're good enough to use for a while, especially when on a budget, and the frame is worthy of upgraded components, once the originals wear out.

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