Carrera Subway 1 Mens Hybrid Bike 2015 £279.99 @ Halfords save £170
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Carrera Subway 1 Mens Hybrid Bike 2015 £279.99 @ Halfords save £170

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Found 25th Feb 2015
CARRERA SUBWAY 1 MEN'S HYBRID BIKE 2015

The Carrera Subway 1 Men's Hybrid Bike 2015 is a hybrid that packs a punch for its price. Suitable for riding on both roads and light trails, the Subway 1 is light, nippy, and incredibly reliable. Tektro mechanical disc brakes can always be trusted to bring you to a stop, even in horrible conditions, and 24 speed Shimano gears will have you zooming along the flats and racing up those hills.

24 speed Shimano gears
Tektro Novela mechanical disc brakes
Vee Rubber City Slick 27.5" tyres

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I'd go with the following if you're looking for a hybrid for less than £300. Mechanical disc brakes are not a benefit, and the subway has tourney & altus parts whereas the mongoose has alivio and acera (which are better because tourney is the worst followed by altus if you look at the shimano hierarchy). I assume the subway frame is 7005 but it's unspecified, not that it makes much difference but the 6061 frame is considered superior because it's cheaper to manufacture and is actually lighter with no noticeable difference in strength (you'll never reach the breaking point of either 6061 or 7005 so don't worry about that), but this of course implies that bikes with 6061 frames can have money spent elsewhere (such as on acera instead of tourney fd, as seen here).

http://www.discountcyclesdirect.co.uk/catalog/product.php?CI_ID=16246&Item=%27Mongoose%20Artery%20Expert%202014%20Hybrid/Commuter%20Bike%27


the above is also a great price, I think the next cheapest site has it for over £380, or here in halfords: halfords.com/cyc…ike

Edited by: "Cbee200" 25th Feb 2015

How does the above compare with this GT Aggressor 1.0 2014 Hardtail? £280 - 10% (RIDE15) = £252 delivered.
http://www.tredz.co.uk/.GT-Aggressor-1-0-Mountain-Bike-2014-Hardtail-MTB_66313.htm

Missed the Cannondale I had in the basket while dithering.

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How does the above compare with this GT Aggressor 1.0 2014 Hardtail? £280 … How does the above compare with this GT Aggressor 1.0 2014 Hardtail? £280 - 10% (RIDE15) = £252 delivered.http://www.tredz.co.uk/.GT-Aggressor-1-0-Mountain-Bike-2014-Hardtail-MTB_66313.htmMissed the Cannondale I had in the basket while dithering.

It's hard to compare a mtb and a hybrid because they both have different things that are more important so a mtb might focus more on forks and skimp on parts that a hybrid may focus on. It looks ok for the price to me though, depends on your weight and what you intend to do on it because it you want to really throw it around then I fear the rims may give up quickly, but that's quite common I find with GT bikes that aren't a huge price sadly.

If you're looking for a MTB I was looking at this one earlier (again, this is the best price I could find, other sites were £499):
http://startcycles.co.uk/gt-2014-karakoram-sport-mountain-bike-bygtm4karsp.html?gclid=CP-8m8-D_sMCFRQatAodH3YAYA

If you compare the karak to the aggressor, at a quick glance you can see
both use practically the same frame
karak has more gears (27) but that's not to be considered better just because it's higher
aggressor has a tourney fd, karak has altus which is a plus for karak
aggressor has acera rd, karak has alivio which is a plus for karak
aggressor seems to be no-name chainset, karak has suntour xcm which (if I remember correctly) is better than the standard xct on cheaper bikes
seemingly the same cassette
the rims are honestly a let down on both, though karak is 29" wheels and the aggressor is 26. I prefer 29, but you're not me
the karak does have hydraulic disc brakes but they are promax so they are nothing to be amazed by

Either would make a fine bike for light trails or commuting IMO. I personally use a 29er MTB pretty much solely for commuting because I just love MTBs, I should probably use a hybrid though ^.^

oh also the karak forks are better, and they do have mechanical lock out (meaning you can lock them when climbing hills and stuff) - I would assume aggressor has lock out because it's pretty standard I thought, but I can't see it mentioned



Edited by: "Cbee200" 25th Feb 2015

cold - only two sizes.... 6" and 12"

Can't find the weight of any of those 3 bikes above?
Anyone got any idea?

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Cbee200

I'd go with the following if you're looking for a hybrid for less than … I'd go with the following if you're looking for a hybrid for less than £300. Mechanical disc brakes are not a benefit, and the subway has tourney & altus parts whereas the mongoose has alivio and acera (which are better because tourney is the worst followed by altus if you look at the shimano hierarchy). I assume the subway frame is 7005 but it's unspecified, not that it makes much difference but the 6061 frame is considered superior because it's cheaper to manufacture and is actually lighter with no noticeable difference in strength (you'll never reach the breaking point of either 6061 or 7005 so don't worry about that), but this of course implies that bikes with 6061 frames can have money spent elsewhere (such as on acera instead of tourney fd, as seen here).http://www.discountcyclesdirect.co.uk/catalog/product.php?CI_ID=16246&Item=%27Mongoose%20Artery%20Expert%202014%20Hybrid/Commuter%20Bike%27the above is also a great price, I think the next cheapest site has it for over £380, or here in halfords: http://www.halfords.com/cycling/bikes/hybrid-bikes-and-classic-bikes/mongoose-artery-expert-hybrid-bike


I have £400 to spend has to be at halfords though (cycle to work scheme) looking for a hybrid what would u recommend as u seem to know ur stuff!?

Took a punt and ordered this - seems a reasonable machine for the dough
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