Carrera Parva Mens Hybrid Bike - Green, £193 from Halfords
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Carrera Parva Mens Hybrid Bike - Green, £193 from Halfords

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Found 23rd Sep 2017
Worth that much, both sizes 18" and 20" available.
Carrera Parva Mens Hybrid BikeThe Carrera Parva Mens Hybrid Bike is the perfect bike if you're going to be out and about on both roads and light trails. The 27.5" wheels ensure that this urban Hybrid bike is as much at home on a trail as it is within an inner city. 21 speed Shimano gearing will get you racing up those hills and the Tektro V-brakes can always be relied upon for superb braking. Whether you want to get out in nature or just get from A to B, the Parva is the ideal choice to do it on.
  • Frame: Lightweight alloy frame
  • Forks: Hi-Tensile straight blade fork for direct and accurate steering
  • Gears: 21 speed Shimano gears for easy climbs
  • Brakes: Powerful and reliable Tektro V-brakes
Carrera Parva Mens Hybrid Bike Extra Info
  • FREE Local Store build
  • FREE Bronze Check after 6 weeks
  • Pre-Delivery inspection + 22 point safety check
  • OR get it delivered boxed for self-assembly
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jaybizzle2 h, 22 m ago

Im considering buying the Carrera-subway-1-mens-hybrid-bike for £240 at …Im considering buying the Carrera-subway-1-mens-hybrid-bike for £240 at Halfords, but not sure if I should buy this at £47 cheaper.Anyone with any knowledge of bikes think the Subway 1 is worth paying the extra money for?


Definitely the Subway, its well worth the extra with disc brakes and more importantly a cassette based drivetrain. It should be more reliable and cope with heavier riders and may save you money in the long run on replacement parts etc. That's not to say the Parva won't serve you well but its much more likely to cause problems and additional expense. If you are a very light rider and not intending to ride very often then I guess the Parva then doesn't seem such a terrible choice but for the small difference in money it seems a no brainer to get the Subway. The Parva is pretty much the budget version of the Subway replacing many parts with lower end entry level versions to reach a price point.
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TCB I think
Im considering buying the Carrera-subway-1-mens-hybrid-bike for £240 at Halfords, but not sure if I should buy this at £47 cheaper.

Anyone with any knowledge of bikes think the Subway 1 is worth paying the extra money for?
Edited by: "jaybizzle" 23rd Sep 2017
Subway 1 probably worth the extra money much better breaks and better gears. But does all depend what you want out of it.
jaybizzle2 h, 22 m ago

Im considering buying the Carrera-subway-1-mens-hybrid-bike for £240 at …Im considering buying the Carrera-subway-1-mens-hybrid-bike for £240 at Halfords, but not sure if I should buy this at £47 cheaper.Anyone with any knowledge of bikes think the Subway 1 is worth paying the extra money for?


Definitely the Subway, its well worth the extra with disc brakes and more importantly a cassette based drivetrain. It should be more reliable and cope with heavier riders and may save you money in the long run on replacement parts etc. That's not to say the Parva won't serve you well but its much more likely to cause problems and additional expense. If you are a very light rider and not intending to ride very often then I guess the Parva then doesn't seem such a terrible choice but for the small difference in money it seems a no brainer to get the Subway. The Parva is pretty much the budget version of the Subway replacing many parts with lower end entry level versions to reach a price point.
bonzobanana2 h, 51 m ago

Definitely the Subway, its well worth the extra with disc brakes and more …Definitely the Subway, its well worth the extra with disc brakes and more importantly a cassette based drivetrain. It should be more reliable and cope with heavier riders and may save you money in the long run on replacement parts etc. That's not to say the Parva won't serve you well but its much more likely to cause problems and additional expense. If you are a very light rider and not intending to ride very often then I guess the Parva then doesn't seem such a terrible choice but for the small difference in money it seems a no brainer to get the Subway. The Parva is pretty much the budget version of the Subway replacing many parts with lower end entry level versions to reach a price point.



+ 1 , we've just bought the Subway and we went to Halfords with the intention of buying the Parva , damn you Halfords ! Much better bike ..... make sure you pay with vouchers and save yourself 8% !! Dead easy and straight forward to do , adds a couple of extra minutes at the till but worth it for around £20 off
The Subway weighs 1kg more than the Parva apparently- if Halford's measurements are to be believed. The brakes probably account for much of the difference.

I think V-brakes are fine for road or trail cycling. Disk brakes really come into their own if you are soaking your rims by riding through puddles.

Theoretically the Parva's steel forks might soak up road vibration better than the Subway's alloy ones; but in practice I'm not sure how much difference it'll make.
Decent Bike, been this price for a while now. I prefer Crossfire 2 as has front suspension and disc brakes for £256
No disc brakes, 1st thing I look for, pay the extra for them
I bought a Carrera Crossfire 2 Mens Hybrid Bike - 19" for £214.99

Only rode it for 6 miles (back injury was worse than I thought) so looking for £180 cash (Stockport)

It has front and rear disc brakes

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P.M. if interested
Muig19722 h, 42 m ago

The Subway weighs 1kg more than the Parva apparently- if Halford's …The Subway weighs 1kg more than the Parva apparently- if Halford's measurements are to be believed. The brakes probably account for much of the difference.I think V-brakes are fine for road or trail cycling. Disk brakes really come into their own if you are soaking your rims by riding through puddles.Theoretically the Parva's steel forks might soak up road vibration better than the Subway's alloy ones; but in practice I'm not sure how much difference it'll make.


Subway forks are the same I think. They were always steel in the past and the Halfords site has some mistakes as it lists both steel and aluminium for the forks in different places and even mentions it being suspension forks at one point but I think they are the same for both as is the frame pretty much. The subway also makes use of more aluminium, handlebars and possibly seat post compared to Parva. I would suspect the wheels on the subway will be heavier as well as the disc brakes as you have mentioned plus the drivetrain. The tourney freehub and cassette is good quality on the Subway but I believe is meant to be heavy where as the simple and weak freewheel on Parva will be much lighter. They average the weight anyway to whole kg's so the difference may be less than 1kg, it could be 13.4kg vs 14.1kg.
Bunnster20023 h, 9 m ago

Decent Bike, been this price for a while now. I prefer Crossfire 2 as has …Decent Bike, been this price for a while now. I prefer Crossfire 2 as has front suspension and disc brakes for £256


Why do you want the front suspension? Adds weight and isn't good enough to use in anything serious!
cyclerepublic have this and if new customer you get £10 off so £183

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ramkmr2 h, 27 m ago

cyclerepublic have this and if new customer you get £10 off so …cyclerepublic have this and if new customer you get £10 off so £183https://www.cyclerepublic.com/carrera-parva-mens-hybrid-bike-2017-1.html



Think its cheaper from Halfords with voucher method
snoopy1825 m ago

Think its cheaper from Halfords with voucher method


Which Halfords voucher method?
jaybizzle4 h, 0 m ago

Which Halfords voucher method?


This thread
post 5
i had subway 1 it didnt come with discs.. but it was a great bike.. BUY Scwalbe CITY jet tyres and this comes alive.. kenda is good but high roll resist
InTheKnow44420 h, 22 m ago

I bought a Carrera Crossfire 2 Mens Hybrid Bike - 19" for £214.99Only rode …I bought a Carrera Crossfire 2 Mens Hybrid Bike - 19" for £214.99Only rode it for 6 miles (back injury was worse than I thought) so looking for £180 cash (Stockport)It has front and rear disc brakes[Image] P.M. if interested


Now sold.
snoopy1822 h, 14 m ago

Think its cheaper from Halfords with voucher method


What is the voucher method please?
I am looking for a bike for a 14 yr old. What kinda of bike do I get, it will be road used a little bit but more I'm guessing around the park etc?
any help would be gratefully received!
spyro12312 m ago

I am looking for a bike for a 14 yr old. What kinda of bike do I get, … I am looking for a bike for a 14 yr old. What kinda of bike do I get, it will be road used a little bit but more I'm guessing around the park etc?any help would be gratefully received!


A hybrid like the Subway is ideal. The lack of suspension makes it more reliable but its a strong bike which can take some abuse. The Parva not so much because of the lower end drivetrain. If the child is of average to low weight and tends to treat his stuff well than the Parva is still a good option. Just check that he doesn't want to go full off roading though because if so perhaps a hardtail mountain bike would be better.
spyro12328 m ago

What is the voucher method please?


Never done it myself
bonzobanana15 m ago

A hybrid like the Subway is ideal. The lack of suspension makes it more …A hybrid like the Subway is ideal. The lack of suspension makes it more reliable but its a strong bike which can take some abuse. The Parva not so much because of the lower end drivetrain. If the child is of average to low weight and tends to treat his stuff well than the Parva is still a good option. Just check that he doesn't want to go full off roading though because if so perhaps a hardtail mountain bike would be better.


Okay thanks for information. I want to buy this bike I'm just unsure if he will look after it. Would be a ideal Christmas present.
snoopy184 m ago

Never done it myself


I've found the voucher deal, looks like a lot of hassle for a bike for £193. Best saving would be 8% on £200 worth of vouchers, without signing up to subscriptions. Worth it if you are buying a more expensive bike and use cash back site
spyro12349 m ago

I've found the voucher deal, looks like a lot of hassle for a bike for …I've found the voucher deal, looks like a lot of hassle for a bike for £193. Best saving would be 8% on £200 worth of vouchers, without signing up to subscriptions. Worth it if you are buying a more expensive bike and use cash back site



Somebody above said 2 minutes at the till so it seemed worth it
snoopy188 m ago

Somebody above said 2 minutes at the till so it seemed worth it


Ok I'm unsure then I thought you had to purchase vouchers from another site first. Hope you manage to get a discount.
rooney1023rd Sep

+ 1 , we've just bought the Subway and we went to Halfords with the …+ 1 , we've just bought the Subway and we went to Halfords with the intention of buying the Parva , damn you Halfords ! Much better bike ..... make sure you pay with vouchers and save yourself 8% !! Dead easy and straight forward to do , adds a couple of extra minutes at the till but worth it for around £20 off


How do you save 8% with vouchers??
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