Carrera Subway 1 Mens Hybrid Bike £230 @ Halfords
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Carrera Subway 1 Mens Hybrid Bike £230 @ Halfords

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Found 3rd Nov
The Carrera Subway 1 Mens Hybrid Bike is the ideal for fast riding around town and on smoother trails. With easy to use 24 speed Shimano gearing your effort for building speed will be minimised on all terrains, and paired with a lightweight aluminium frame you can quickly and efficiently ride to your destination.

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Women's version also available for same price.

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snoopy183 h, 2 m ago

This or a good second hand bike ?




This is a good bike for the money. The benefit of buying this new is that you get some kind of 12 month warranty from Halfords and that all the parts will be new. A second-hand bike will probably have some worn parts that may need immediate replacing.

It comes with mounts for mudguards and for a pannier - you could buy a pannier that has a mudguard part of it and kill 2 birds with 1 stone.

The wheels are narrowish for this type of bike so good for roads but you could replace them with 1.75 width tyres to get a bit more speed and less rolling resistance if you only go on roads. Most people would only do that when the original tyres wear out. I personally would put 1.75 on this.

If you intend to do any kind of off-road stuff then you might want a front suspension fork so would require a different version of this bike. People argue till the cows come home about the pros and cons of these but it all depends on where you will be riding this. This bike would be a very good bike at this price for someone who just rides on city streets and paths but, IMPO, less so if you want to do slightly rougher tracks and gravel cycle paths.

The video for it shows it doing what it is intended to do - been ridden on roads and cycle paths in a town or city. If this is what you want to do then this is a good entry bike to do it at a superb price. You probably could sell it for a £70 or £80 in a year if you wanted to trade up to something better or you could just ride it into the ground over several years.

There are a few of these second-hand on gumtree for between £150 and £200. So paying £230 for brand new and peace of mind that it is not stolen is probably worth it.

Buy a good lock for it.

sharrish163 h, 59 m ago

HiAbsolute bike novice.I just want to get a bike to go on light trails …HiAbsolute bike novice.I just want to get a bike to go on light trails with kids and canal path and maybe going on roads a bit to get to trail.I was just wondering if this is better than the mountain bike they have on offer at halfordsor a bike from decathlon.Any reply appreciatedthank you




Are you referring to the Carrera Vengeance? If so, they are basically the same bike.

The main difference with the Carrera Vengeance is that it has a front-suspension fork and that the tyres are a bit fatter - wider - than the Subway. Basically, the Carrera Vengeance is the mountain bike version of the Subway.

The downside - IMPO - of the Carrera Vengeance is that the front suspension is not a lock-out suspension fork. This will mean that when you ride on tarmac roads the front suspension fork will always be working and hence, whilst it will smooth out the bumps, it will mean that you are putting a lot of energy into pedalling the Carrera Vengeance over pedalling the Subway - this can become tiresome if you are riding mostly on tarmac, roads and even on good gravel paths. Every turn of the pedals will push the suspension fork down slightly and this tires you as it is a bit of wasted effort with every pedal turn.

Also the tyres of the Carrera Vengeance are a bit too wide IMPO for regular cycling on roads, tarmac, etc, so there will be more rolling resistance against you which means you will be putting a lot more energy into pedalling the Carrera Vengeance than the Subway. Narrower tyres mean that you require less effort pedalling.

I see a lot of people cycling on tarmac / cement cycle paths and roads with Carrera mountain bikes and, IMPO, they have bought the WRONG bike. They often look too heavy for what they are doing and seem to be pedalling like mad just to get their heavy mountain bike trundling along. They would have been better buying a hybrid IMPO - which the Subway is.

Generally, across the UK, a hybrid bike is the right balance of road and light off-road bike for British roads, cycle paths, gravel paths and even a bit of light cycling across grass in parks, etc. You would not do serious mountain-biking with a hybrid though - but it does not sound like you want to do this.

So, bearing in mind that I don't really know the type of landscape that you will be cycling on, I get the impression that your needs will be more for this Subway hybrid bike than the mountain bike. It will be ideal on the roads to get you to the paths and fine on most canal paths, gravel paths, etc.

I ride a mix of road, tarmac & cement cycle paths and gravel paths in Swansea and alongside the coast or canals on Gower and the Carrera Subway would be peferfectly at home doing that.

The Subway is a good bike to get you out with your kids and sounds ideal for what you want to do.



Hope this helps.

stevennoad2 m ago

Don't shop at Halfrauds.


Not a very useful comment unless you explain why.

stevennoad16 m ago

Don't shop at Halfrauds.



Way past your bedtime Children !
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Had a carerra subway for my ride to work for the last 4 years. It's been great. Tempted to buy a new one.

Plus this has disc brakes.

great bike , bought one for my son back in September. Still early days but no issues at all so far.

crap_I_dont_really_need1 h, 2 m ago

Plus this has disc brakes.


Yeah, that's the first thing I looked for - has to be the cheapest hybrid bike I've ever come across that have them.
Edited by: "Crossbow" 3rd Nov

Get it cheaper and buy Halfords egift cards that you can use in store like I did. Currently 6% off at Zeek, which would save around £13.00 and if you are really tight purchase each separately via TCB and get an extra £5 back there too , lol ! Every little helps
My topcashback tracked for the Halfords purchase using the click n collect , confirmed £9.60 cashback and used only vouchers to pay for full amount which was £240 I think back in September.
Edited by: "rooney10" 3rd Nov

Did you go for the 6 inch sub or the foot long?

Does seem very good price considering disc brakes, usually £300 plus for them.

I’ve got a GT Transeo 3.0 about 5 years old. For all the bike experts out there (I’m not), how does this compare
Edited by: "warren321" 3rd Nov

rooney1035 m ago

Get it cheaper and buy Halfords egift cards that you can use in store like …Get it cheaper and buy Halfords egift cards that you can use in store like I did. Currently 6% off at Zeek, which would save around £13.00 and if you are really tight purchase each separately via TCB and get an extra £5 back there too , lol ! Every little helps My topcashback tracked for the Halfords purchase using the click n collect , confirmed £9.60 cashback and used only vouchers to pay for full amount which was £240 I think back in September.


Next best way to save after this I guess (if it stiil works): 22% OFF any purchase at Halfords

Any tips on rigging this for commuting? I don't think I see mounting points for mudguards or a rear rack.

Crossbow47 m ago

Yeah, that's the first thing I looked for - has to be the cheapest bike …Yeah, that's the first thing I looked for - has to be the cheapest bike I've ever come across that have them.


cheap £90 mountain bikes have disc brakes

Does this come with a baguette?

Don't shop at Halfrauds.

stevennoad2 m ago

Don't shop at Halfrauds.


Not a very useful comment unless you explain why.

CampGareth22 m ago

Any tips on rigging this for commuting? I don't think I see mounting …Any tips on rigging this for commuting? I don't think I see mounting points for mudguards or a rear rack.



It'll be slow because the fat tyres and flat bars are wide and no good for negotiating traffic jams.

Mudguards shouldn't be a problem as they are easily clamped to the forks and frame tubes.

It's a reasonable quality bike at a good price and would suit many people for short urban commutes of about two or three miles each way where not much time can be saved by having a more suitable, more expensive bike like a tourer.

stevennoad16 m ago

Don't shop at Halfrauds.



Way past your bedtime Children !

ebble10 m ago

It'll be slow because the fat tyres and flat bars are wide and no good for …It'll be slow because the fat tyres and flat bars are wide and no good for negotiating traffic jams.Mudguards shouldn't be a problem as they are easily clamped to the forks and frame tubes.It's a reasonable quality bike at a good price and would suit many people for short urban commutes of about two or three miles each way where not much time can be saved by having a more suitable, more expensive bike like a tourer.


Slow relative to a cheap steel framed folding bike? The folding bike cost about £70 second hand, this is £230, where does a tourer sit?

Perhaps I should have added some context to start with, but if there's a better commuter bike for not much more money I'd be interested. The Pendleton Somerbys look interesting, especially the electric versions.
Edited by: "CampGareth" 3rd Nov

CampGareth55 m ago

Any tips on rigging this for commuting? I don't think I see mounting …Any tips on rigging this for commuting? I don't think I see mounting points for mudguards or a rear rack.


If you zoom in on the Hi-Res pics on Halfords webpage you cab see it has mudguard and rack mounts

This or a good second hand bike ?

snoopy183 h, 2 m ago

This or a good second hand bike ?




This is a good bike for the money. The benefit of buying this new is that you get some kind of 12 month warranty from Halfords and that all the parts will be new. A second-hand bike will probably have some worn parts that may need immediate replacing.

It comes with mounts for mudguards and for a pannier - you could buy a pannier that has a mudguard part of it and kill 2 birds with 1 stone.

The wheels are narrowish for this type of bike so good for roads but you could replace them with 1.75 width tyres to get a bit more speed and less rolling resistance if you only go on roads. Most people would only do that when the original tyres wear out. I personally would put 1.75 on this.

If you intend to do any kind of off-road stuff then you might want a front suspension fork so would require a different version of this bike. People argue till the cows come home about the pros and cons of these but it all depends on where you will be riding this. This bike would be a very good bike at this price for someone who just rides on city streets and paths but, IMPO, less so if you want to do slightly rougher tracks and gravel cycle paths.

The video for it shows it doing what it is intended to do - been ridden on roads and cycle paths in a town or city. If this is what you want to do then this is a good entry bike to do it at a superb price. You probably could sell it for a £70 or £80 in a year if you wanted to trade up to something better or you could just ride it into the ground over several years.

There are a few of these second-hand on gumtree for between £150 and £200. So paying £230 for brand new and peace of mind that it is not stolen is probably worth it.

Buy a good lock for it.

Very tempted, I swapped from a mtb to a hybrid in the spring and really miss disc brakes.

tawse573 h, 46 m ago

This is a good bike for the money. The benefit of buying this new is that …This is a good bike for the money. The benefit of buying this new is that you get some kind of 12 month warranty from Halfords and that all the parts will be new. A second-hand bike will probably have some worn parts that may need immediate replacing.It comes with mounts for mudguards and for a pannier - you could buy a pannier that has a mudguard part of it and kill 2 birds with 1 stone.The wheels are narrowish for this type of bike so good for roads but you could replace them with 1.75 width tyres to get a bit more speed and less rolling resistance if you only go on roads. Most people would only do that when the original tyres wear out. I personally would put 1.75 on this.If you intend to do any kind of off-road stuff then you might want a front suspension fork so would require a different version of this bike. People argue till the cows come home about the pros and cons of these but it all depends on where you will be riding this. This bike would be a very good bike at this price for someone who just rides on city streets and paths but, IMPO, less so if you want to do slightly rougher tracks and gravel cycle paths.The video for it shows it doing what it is intended to do - been ridden on roads and cycle paths in a town or city. If this is what you want to do then this is a good entry bike to do it at a superb price. You probably could sell it for a £70 or £80 in a year if you wanted to trade up to something better or you could just ride it into the ground over several years.There are a few of these second-hand on gumtree for between £150 and £200. So paying £230 for brand new and peace of mind that it is not stolen is probably worth it.Buy a good lock for it.



This would fetch a whole load more than £70-£80 second hand in a years time if it was looked after , £100-£120 would be more realistic.
However , leave it out in the rain , scuff / scratch the frame , rip the seat and don't maintain the bike and £70 is probably all you could hope for.

Also , on gravel paths this is perfect. Ours is used primarily on roads and gravel paths and its a perfect choice. Choosing a bike with added front suspension will only assist in slowing the bike down on the road and on the paths (unless of course you have a lock-out feature) , will be more to maintain , more to repair if there was an issue and more expensive to buy too.

Not sure whether promotion has ended but they might give you a 10% discount if you take an old bike in !!!

snoopy187 h, 1 m ago

This or a good second hand bike ?


I needed 2 bikes , I got this one and a 2nd hand 2014 Carrera Kraken , which I bought for £160 complete with mudguards and led lights.
The Carrera Kraken looks brand new , has hardly been used and was fully serviced at Halfords prior to the sale with receipts to prove.
Hands down , the better overall buy is the Kraken and I paid around £55 less than i did on the Subway and got a £40 led light set and £12 worth of mudguards thrown in.
Different bikes though , we wanted one with front suspension for more off road recreational use and the Subway is used for road/path commuting.

All depends on what 2nd hand bike you were looking at really and condition , whether or not it has been maintained etc and also how competent you are at bike maintenance and diy repairs, lots of great info available on you tube so no need to get fleeced for simple enough repairs you can do yourself.
Repairs can be costly but then the same goes for the Subway for wear and tear components as none are covered in any free warranty even when buying new.

foxymeister11 m ago

Not sure whether promotion has ended but they might give you a 10% …Not sure whether promotion has ended but they might give you a 10% discount if you take an old bike in !!!



yes that ended

BuckRodgers66624 m ago

Why?



he is just re-running a tired joke , each branch of Halfords will have staff of varying abilities. It is more than likely some stores will have cowboys working in their cycle departments. Ours were fantastic and really know their stuff , to the point of being rather geeky with it , which is the exact person you want building and looking over your bike !

Would this bike be good for 6.5mile commute to work, about 3.5mile road and 3mile canal towpath? My budget is around £200.

rooney103 h, 8 m ago

This would fetch a whole load more than £70-£80 second hand in a years t …This would fetch a whole load more than £70-£80 second hand in a years time if it was looked after , £100-£120 would be more realistic.However , leave it out in the rain , scuff / scratch the frame , rip the seat and don't maintain the bike and £70 is probably all you could hope for.Also , on gravel paths this is perfect. Ours is used primarily on roads and gravel paths and its a perfect choice. Choosing a bike with added front suspension will only assist in slowing the bike down on the road and on the paths (unless of course you have a lock-out feature) , will be more to maintain , more to repair if there was an issue and more expensive to buy too.



I was being conservative.

overthehills40 m ago

Would this bike be good for 6.5mile commute to work, about 3.5mile road …Would this bike be good for 6.5mile commute to work, about 3.5mile road and 3mile canal towpath? My budget is around £200.



Yep, should be fine. Depends how bumpy the canal path is. I use a similar bike for my daily commute of around 6 to 10 miles. I am about to get a bike with front suspension though simply because the cycle path I use has lots of trees whose roots form ridges and bumps underneath the tarmac. I want the extra bit of give that front suspension will give me to not so tire my arms.

But if most of your route is tarmac or cement then this should be an ideal bike for your price range. You have nice big chunky tyres on it which will give lots of comfort and protection from the bumps.

Carrera bikes are great value for money. Buy it and ride it to death...

Tyres make a big difference and the brakes are good enough to stop an old second row on board...

Hi
Absolute bike novice.
I just want to get a bike to go on light trails with kids and canal path and maybe going on roads a bit to get to trail.
I was just wondering if this is better than the mountain bike they have on offer at halfords
or a bike from decathlon.
Any reply appreciated
thank you

sharrish161 h, 33 m ago

HiAbsolute bike novice.I just want to get a bike to go on light trails …HiAbsolute bike novice.I just want to get a bike to go on light trails with kids and canal path and maybe going on roads a bit to get to trail.I was just wondering if this is better than the mountain bike they have on offer at halfordsor a bike from decathlon.Any reply appreciatedthank you

This sounds perfect. Beefy enough it won't get damaged but not overbuilt to slow you down too much. The mountain bike is probably ok too but suspension forks and knobbly tyres won't benefit you really and will weigh more and sap a bit of speed.

johnnystorm1 h, 25 m ago

This sounds perfect. Beefy enough it won't get damaged but not overbuilt …This sounds perfect. Beefy enough it won't get damaged but not overbuilt to slow you down too much. The mountain bike is probably ok too but suspension forks and knobbly tyres won't benefit you really and will weigh more and sap a bit of speed.


thank you so much

sharrish163 h, 59 m ago

HiAbsolute bike novice.I just want to get a bike to go on light trails …HiAbsolute bike novice.I just want to get a bike to go on light trails with kids and canal path and maybe going on roads a bit to get to trail.I was just wondering if this is better than the mountain bike they have on offer at halfordsor a bike from decathlon.Any reply appreciatedthank you




Are you referring to the Carrera Vengeance? If so, they are basically the same bike.

The main difference with the Carrera Vengeance is that it has a front-suspension fork and that the tyres are a bit fatter - wider - than the Subway. Basically, the Carrera Vengeance is the mountain bike version of the Subway.

The downside - IMPO - of the Carrera Vengeance is that the front suspension is not a lock-out suspension fork. This will mean that when you ride on tarmac roads the front suspension fork will always be working and hence, whilst it will smooth out the bumps, it will mean that you are putting a lot of energy into pedalling the Carrera Vengeance over pedalling the Subway - this can become tiresome if you are riding mostly on tarmac, roads and even on good gravel paths. Every turn of the pedals will push the suspension fork down slightly and this tires you as it is a bit of wasted effort with every pedal turn.

Also the tyres of the Carrera Vengeance are a bit too wide IMPO for regular cycling on roads, tarmac, etc, so there will be more rolling resistance against you which means you will be putting a lot more energy into pedalling the Carrera Vengeance than the Subway. Narrower tyres mean that you require less effort pedalling.

I see a lot of people cycling on tarmac / cement cycle paths and roads with Carrera mountain bikes and, IMPO, they have bought the WRONG bike. They often look too heavy for what they are doing and seem to be pedalling like mad just to get their heavy mountain bike trundling along. They would have been better buying a hybrid IMPO - which the Subway is.

Generally, across the UK, a hybrid bike is the right balance of road and light off-road bike for British roads, cycle paths, gravel paths and even a bit of light cycling across grass in parks, etc. You would not do serious mountain-biking with a hybrid though - but it does not sound like you want to do this.

So, bearing in mind that I don't really know the type of landscape that you will be cycling on, I get the impression that your needs will be more for this Subway hybrid bike than the mountain bike. It will be ideal on the roads to get you to the paths and fine on most canal paths, gravel paths, etc.

I ride a mix of road, tarmac & cement cycle paths and gravel paths in Swansea and alongside the coast or canals on Gower and the Carrera Subway would be peferfectly at home doing that.

The Subway is a good bike to get you out with your kids and sounds ideal for what you want to do.



Hope this helps.

CampGareth17 h, 46 m ago

Any tips on rigging this for commuting? I don't think I see mounting …Any tips on rigging this for commuting? I don't think I see mounting points for mudguards or a rear rack.


Yeah, stick a bbs02 motor on it

jaydeeuk136 m ago

Yeah, stick a bbs02 motor on it


Definitely looking towards more mountain bike-y bikes so the drive train won't fall apart with a few hundred extra watts put through it

Good price

Reserve using Quidco (4.5% for Click and Collect) then pay in store with Pockit and get 6% cashback.

CampGareth58 m ago

Definitely looking towards more mountain bike-y bikes so the drive train …Definitely looking towards more mountain bike-y bikes so the drive train won't fall apart with a few hundred extra watts put through it


Get the programming cable, the default settings are rubbish. I've set mine to produce 1.5kw max. If you're careful changing gear, ie stop pedalling, change gear, start pedalling again the chain and gears should last. You'll soon be swearing at van drivers slowing you down
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