Carrera Subway 2 from Halfords - £280
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Carrera Subway 2 from Halfords - £280

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Found 22nd May 2017
I was looking for a good hybrid bike with mechanical brakes for less than £300.00 and I think I found it.

Carrera Subway 2 Hybrid bike reduced from £350 to £280. Has disc breaks and 24 gears altough description says 27.

FREE Local Store build & FREE 6-week first service.

They also have 20% off on a range of bikes including road bikes and kid bikes.

What do you think guys?
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It's a good price,
But I wouldn't trust my local Halford,s shower
To even unpack the bike,let alone build it!
Good price, just take it to a proper bike shop for set-up!

Edited by: "delboy_10" 22nd May 2017
Look at the dechalon range of b-twin bikes, always get excellent reviews against bikes costing double
decathlon.co.uk/Buy…8|0
djt100

Look at the dechalon range of b-twin bikes, always get excellent reviews … Look at the dechalon range of b-twin bikes, always get excellent reviews against bikes costing doublehttps://www.decathlon.co.uk/Buy/hybrid?skus.new_sport=CYCLING&skus.brand=BTWIN&SORT_ORDER=28|0&skus.brand=B%27TWIN&SORT_ORDER=28|0

this^ great bikes at a great price,love my friends btwin so much im buying one myself soon.
delboy_10

Good price, just take it to a proper bike shop for set-up!


I did last time.cost £45 .hence I wouldn't use Halfords again for bike's. Got last bike from Tredz.no problem set up correct.delivered at similar price. Not all Halfords r ****. just mine.lol
I have a subway and it has been fine for over two years of middling use, my friend who is a keen cyclist (ie spends a fortune on bikes and has one for each type of event) rode mine for a few miles and said it was easy, he could ride it all day - which is major praise from him.
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Agent_Silver

I have a subway and it has been fine for over two years of middling use, … I have a subway and it has been fine for over two years of middling use, my friend who is a keen cyclist (ie spends a fortune on bikes and has one for each type of event) rode mine for a few miles and said it was easy, he could ride it all day - which is major praise from him.



​Thanks, that's a real in-depth opinion.
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jools2001

It's a good price,But I wouldn't trust my local Halford,s showerTo even … It's a good price,But I wouldn't trust my local Halford,s showerTo even unpack the bike,let alone build it!



I bought from Halfords a Carrera Crossfire​ 2 last year which was stolen from me pretty quick. The in-store experience was simply awful, had to wait a loong time, guy was moaaning about a lot of stuff and colleagues and he even forgot to fix the handle stick (obviously I had to tell him as I was riding the bike home)... but for the short time I rode the bike afterwards...everything seemed alright
delboy_10

Good price, just take it to a proper bike shop for set-up!



​I guess the standard varies from store to store however my experience of the Aberdeen Torry branch is spot on - the guys are real enthusiasts and are a pleasure to deal with.
Subway looks a brilliant bike and better than any Decathlon alternative currently for the £280 price. You can look at the Riverside 900 as an alternative on the Decathlon site but personally I wouldn't want the front suspension on a hybrid and prefer the greater range of gears on the Subway. With a few recalls on Decathlon bikes for frame issues I think I'd feel much safer with a Carrera bike and just comparing the frames shows much better strengthening in the design of the Carrera. There may be a weight penalty for this but personally I'd rather have a stronger frame. I'd also much rather have the Shimano altus gears than the lower end but still acceptable microshift gearing of the Decathlon. Subway just looks a far better bike all round. However check out your Halfords bike staff first and if they seem a bit rubbish have the bike delivered directly to you for home assembly. When I bought my Subway 8 from the Yeovil store quite a few years ago the staff were great but from what has been written its the luck of the draw whether you get competent bike technicians. Decathlon have the same issue though with some horror stories on their site.

Also on the page linked to it clearly states 'Clarks M2 Hydraulic disc' so they are hydraulic not mechanical disc brakes unless I've missed something.
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